Even Cathy Berberian knows…

I always wondered who Cathy Berberian was when Steely Dan sang:

‘Even Cathy Berberian knows
There’s one roulade she can’t sing’

But was never bothered enough to dig deeper.

Then I found this:

It’s a piece called Stripsody – a sort of combination of cartoon and song.

After watching it I’d love to hear the Roulade she couldn’t sing!

By the way this is the the Steely Dan song she’s mentioned in, Gold Teeth from Countdown to Ecstasy:

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Even Cathy Berberian knows…

Let’s try thinking differently as part of our response to terrorism

Between media distortion, the rest of the Labour Party and his own distaste for behaving like a ‘leader’, Jeremy Corbyn looks increasingly beleaguered. Bless him though for trying to raise issues beyond slogans like ‘shoot to kill’ or ‘bomb Syria’. If we really want to defeat terrorism we will have to try something truly challenging – think differently. Good article here pointing the way:

https://theconversation.com/wests-crisis-of-communication-will-make-terrorist-atrocities-more-likely-50813

Let’s try thinking differently as part of our response to terrorism