This will be today's sole post because later I am off to the main rally for the kick-off of Occupy Pittsburgh. If everything goes according to plan, that rally will take place in Market Square downtown at 1:30. If you're a DOTE reader in the Pittsburgh area, come on down! I will be easily identifiable as an older man wearing a baseball cap at the back of the crowd who is not chanting, not holding a sign, and not talking to anyone.
Let's start off with an old favorite—Howard Beale's speech from Network (1976). Next up, jazz pianist Brad Mehldau does an idiosyncratic version of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit, followed by Melody Gardot's Who Will Comfort Me? (the opening lyric is my soul is a weary). Diana Krall takes us out with a perfect version of Cry Me A River.
I'm a human being, god damn it! My life has value!