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||Apr 11, 2000
||Fri, Feb 14, 2003, 11:53pm
|Location:||Washington, District of Columbia|
|About You:||I was introduced to Fruvous through a friend of a friend at
Oberlin College. Their CDs sounded OK,
but the 10/99 concert in Portland, OR was awesome!! Now I kick
myself for missing their concert
on my campus when I was a junior at Ohio Wesleyan University.
My primary interest is politics & government. Because it's a
bunch of corrupt, scandalous whores
out to promote themselves and screw the country? No. Bill
Bradley was right when he said politics
is broken. People are understandably cynical because we have
terrible corruption and lack of
leadership. But most politicians aren't as bad as you think (it'd
be hard to find anyone that bad).
Paul Wellstone, my very favourite American politician today, is
right in his idealist pronouncement
that politics is--first and foremost--about improving peoples'
lives. I see politics as the means
by which we eradicate poverty, hunger, sexism, heterosexism,
racism, ignorance, violence,
and probably any other injustice you can think of. It's true
we're in tough times right now but
that's no reason to give up on these goals or politics as the
means to them. In 15 or 20
years things will look brighter. (Yes, I'm an idealistic 23)
Other interests: comedy (see Firesign Theatre link), writing,
cooking, reading, traveling, (can i
put cat-lover here?)
Other music I like: (hardly exhaustive)
Simon & Garfunkel (still my favourite after all these years)
Crosby, Stills, Nash and sometimes Young, Joni Mitchell, Peter,
Paul and Mary, The Weavers,
Bob Dylan, Moody Blues, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes, Jethro
Tracy Chapman (*my only other overture to the 90s), Weather
Report, Aaron Copland, and
still discovering much more!
Other comedy I Like:
Monty Python, Weird Al, Blackadder, Lenny Bruce, Ernie Kovacs,
Saturday Night Live (late 70s,
followed by late 80s), The Onion (I assume everyone reads this
already), National Lampoon,
Oh, I should give you some clue as to who the hell I am. When
people meet me they often
think I'm Hispanic, Middle Eastern, or Asian. But I'm not. I'm
Ohioan (and proud of it!). I
graduated college last spring and moved to Seattle to achieve
spiritual enlightenment. Once I
did that, I moved to Washington, DC to save the world, which I do
at my job at People For the
American Way. PFAW is a liberal non-profit constitutional
liberties organization. No, we're not
the ACLU. In layterms, we check the Religious Right. Mostly
I think that's enough for now. And now, FORWARD: Into the Past!