Happy Birthday Tom Glazer. Innocent times. Sing along!

Happy Birthday Tom Glazer.  Innocent times. Sing along!


Every morning I hit up my music birthday list and tweet out a song. I do this for myself. I can start my day off with music.  I got a song to carry around all day.  Sometimes when things get tough I can sing the song in my head. Hopefully it makes a difference in days of my friends.

Music makes us happy. It lights up our nucleous  acumbans. It’s the same place that light’s up when people do cocaine. Music, for many of us, is our drug of choice for which there does not need to be any rehab.

So this morning it was Tom Glazer’s birthday.

To be honest I had no idea who Tom Glazer was but I knew his music.

“Glazer moved to Washington D.C. and began work at the Library of Congress.[2] There he met Alan Lomax who worked for cataloguing American folk songs, and who was a great influence. Glazer began performing as an amateur and was invited by Eleanor Roosevelt to perform at the White House for soldiers working there as guards. He made a successful professional début at the New York City Town Hall in January 1943 during a blizzard, and in 1945 had a radio show Tom Glazer’s Ballad Box.[1] His songs of the period, such as “A Dollar Ain’t a Dollar Anymore”, “Our Fight is Yours”, “When the Country is Broke”, and “Talking Inflation Blues” took strong social stands.[1] Glazer’s songs were recorded by Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Burl Ives, the Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, Perry Como and Frank Sinatra. He was part of the strong folk music scene in New York in the 1940s, and with Lead Belly, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and Josh White helped prepare for the commercially successful folk revival of the 1960s.[1][2] “He wasn’t fancy,” Seeger reported after his death “He was just straightforward. He had a good sense of humor.”

These are the two songs I tweeted out this morning.

If your child ever sang “Battle Hymm of the Children” today they would be marched to the principals office, the police would be called and they would be featured on cable news, ripped apart by Nancy Grace,  Fox News would probably make sure you knew the parents were Democrats and the songwriter was a “Folk singer! A socialist from socialist times! Then somehow connect them with Hillary’s emails. Then the next morning would be the second story on Today Show (After Hillery’s emails). Matt Lauer will get all judgy with the parenting skills. Then we would all mourn that John Stewart who is not here to humanize the whole thing. In fact. I bet you he sings “On top of spaghetti.” with his kids.

So today in honor of Tom’s Birthday and our lost innocent times let’s have a sing a long! Sing with me! It will really make you feel better! Better than Prozac! Come on you know you want to.

I’ll miss you Jon Stewart! Here is some advice for you. Don’t listen to anyone’s advice.

I’ll miss you Jon Stewart! Here is some advice for you. Don’t listen to anyone’s advice.

A long time ago in a galaxy far away when I lived Boca and my son was a teenager I got turned on to the Daily Show. At the time I was pretty addicted to C-span which I got up and watched every morning.

Every evening my son, Adam, watched the Daily Show and one night I sat down and watched and never stopped. The only good thing about Jon leaving is I’m step closer to getting rid of my cable.


Goodbye C-Span. Hello funny and deal able politics!

Here are some milestones of his tenure on “The Daily Show”, whose influence on American life is much larger than its small nightly TV audience.

– Stewart took over as host in January 1999

– “The Daily Show” won 18 Primetime Emmy Awards

– Stewart hosted the Oscars twice, in 2006 and 2008

– “The Daily Show” Twitter account has 3.7 million followers

– The regular TV audience for nightly broadcasts of “The Daily Show” is about 1.5 to 2 million people, or less than 1 percent of the U.S. population

– A 2004 Pew Research Center poll found that 21 percent of 18-29 year olds cited “The Daily Show” as their regular source of political news.

– Stewart helped launch the careers of Stephen Colbert, Larry Wilmore and John Oliver

– Prominent “Daily Show” guests included U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden, former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, science fiction writer Kurt Vonnegut and numerous celebrities.

– Favorite targets for satire included Fox News, Bill O’Reilly, former U.S. President George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, the Tea Party, Obamacare, the 24/7 news cycle of cable TV news.

– Jon Stewart topped a July 2009 Time magazine poll as the most trusted U.S. newscaster, with 44 percent of the vote, ahead of NBC’s “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams.

– Some 200,000 people attended Stewart and Colbert’s “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., days ahead of 2010 U.S. mid-term elections.

– In 2014, Stewart released his first movie, “Rosewater,” which he wrote and directed, about the real-life detention in Iran of Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari. The movie won a Freedom of Expression award from the National Board of Review.

– Stewart, 52, hosts his last edition of “The Daily Show,” on Aug. 6 with fellow comedians Amy Schumer, Louis C.K. and Denis Leary as his guests.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Eric Walsh)

Jon is going to go live on a farm in New Jersey with his wife Tracey Stewart who just wrote a book called “Do unto Animals!”



The couple recently bought a farm in New Jersey with the intention of providing a home for farm animals rescued from cruelty, and in November, Tracey purchased Adopt a Farm Animal sponsorships for all of their Thanksgiving guests. Even their children are living the Farm Sanctuary life, with Tracey noting that “promises of animal shelter visits in exchange for completed homework are the norm in the Stewart household.”

Stewart, of course, has long been an animal-rights advocate, with that aspect of his political identity creeping into Daily Show segments such as in his skewering of Chris Christie’s support of gestational pig crates (and in a follow-up), or the recent interview with Farm Sanctuary co-founder and president Gene Baur.

Tracey, Stewart’s wife and a Philly native, is also a prominent animal-rights supporter, with a book on the subject, Do Unto Animals, slated for an October 2015 release. She also runs magazine Moomah, which dedicated its most recent issue to living a vegan lifestyle.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/trending/Jon-Stewart-buys-New-Jersey-farm-to-create-animal-sanctuary-post-Daily-Show.html#X3kowlv0fPBW0GHZ.99

As an experienced  advocate, golden rescuer and author of the Florida all Breed Rescue Book  I offer you the following advice:
1. Don’t tell anyone where you live. There’s nothing like waking up with a dog tied to your mail box. In your case you go to get the mail and there is a pig there with note. Or someone comes to the house in the middle of your mother’s birthday party demanding you adopt one your foster’s to them.
2. Love the people that bring your their animals no matter what. Sometimes it hard. Do it. Better off with you then in some horrible situation. All the people I adopted to were always supportive of me but the one’s that I helped to place their pets without judgement always kept in touch and were always supportive.
3. Read Nathan Winograd’s “Redemption”. Know the history. There’s no one better or fairer.
4. Then go forward and create your own philosophy. No rules. You create a rule it gets broken every time.
5. Do what’s right in your heart and not other peoples. If you think politics is crazy you’ve seen nothing yet. Someday’s you’ll wish you had that desk to hide under. Other’s are filled with joy and happiness.
6. Don’t give up your vision to other people. Everyone is an expert. Don’t listen to anything but your own hearts.
I’m sure there is more but this is the big picture.
We wish you only the best!