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ALOUD: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" (audio)

ALOUD: "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" (audio)

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Last week’s Substack CeeGees.org newsletter version of this episode:


In this audio version of last Friday March 15th’s CeeGees.org Substack newsletter, we come to the next stop on the tour of my vintage cassette collection: Def Leppard’s Hysteria.

Then the week’s serious-er subject that stood out to me most: data being released that affirmative action did not help the folks it was created to help—namely Black and Native Americans—as much as we thought. And we go into a bit more detail on the…well, the details.

And then our friendly neighborhood AI (*gulp*) picked “Rusty Cage” by Soundgarden to mull over for our final segment (inspired by the “Recollection Records: Music That’s Entered My Head Out of Nowhere” Spotify playlist).

The Primary Link to check out on affirmative action is a “The Morning” newsletter from The New York Times, gift link HERE.

The Quote(s) of the Show:

As [President Johnson] said in 1965, “You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled by chains, liberate him, bring him to the starting line of a race, [and say], ‘You are free to compete with all the others.’” Or as Martin Luther King Jr. said, “A society that has done something special against the Negro for hundreds of years must now do something special for him.”


CeeGees Aloud: where together we try to figure out how to find Common Ground, forge Common Good, and fight Corporate Greed in this absurdist 21st century society of ours.

And to help the medicine go down, we discuss classic rock, classic pop, classic country, and, especially, '80s metal, too. (OK fine, call it "hair metal" if you must...)

Theme music: Faith in Phantoms' "Let It Go"

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Let's find Common Ground to forge Common Good and fight Corporate Greed. And then dish about hair metal (and other lesser music genres).