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Post Subject: Those Who See; Those Who CarePosted by Paul S on: 11/25/2008

Gut-wrenching story, Romy.  I will seek out the recording.  I well remember both that invasion and also R playing when the concrete part of the Berlin wall came down.

I wonder how US artists abroad felt as our country invaded Iraq, smashing the place back 50 years into the past and killing 1/2 million men, women and children while Bush strutted around on the aircraft carrier in his flight jacket and padded codpiece?

I am reminded again of the Americans who played fairly recently in North Korea, and thinking who should pity whom, for what.

Though all this is painful, may we Never Forget.

With the great artistic gifts comes inescapable responsibility, as wrong as that seems.

R was a Giant.

Best regards,
Paul S

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