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Tell me lies


By jimstaro - Posted on 01 May 2011

Title above comes from a post by a brother Vietnam Vet BOHICA.

 

30 April 2011 - A few years ago I ran across the Adrian Mitchell poem "To whom it may concern" on Youtube. It was filmed at the International Poetry Incarnation in Royal Albert Hall, London (1965). I have read it many times at rallies and in schools, a very powerful statement that is so very relevant today with a few additional additional lies added at the end.

Anyway, one day my friend Malcolm was noodling around on his guitar and playing a piece he wrote called "Pale". The light bulb went up over my head! "To whom it may concern" would go great with this. Couple days later I set up my laptop and recorded the guitar part. Went home and dubbed the poem over the music with a few sound effects and mixed it down to a mp3 file. I've been considering adding images and making a video out of it and finally stopped procrastinating and upgraded my video editing program to a more current version that is much faster and has a Youtube upload function.

The results after the Fleur-de-Kos. {continued}

 

Went to a Brothers Wake yesterday, 41 years later!

 

Closure for family of Vietnam soldier missing for 41 years

 

The Charlotte Observer has some photo's of the procession from Charlotte and the ceremonies earlier in the day, he will be buried today.

 

Takin about them 'Lies', today marks a day of the somewhat recent, two years shy of a decade. I posted a few days ago and Meteor Blades did a followup cut on the front page open thread.

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