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Friday Nite Videos | March 24, 2017

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Bernie Sanders: We Beat Right-Wing Extremists Today. Inverted Beethoven. This Is Your Brain on Terrorism. Downbound Train | Chuck Berry. Grassroots Protest Set the Stage for ACHA's Defeat.

“I’m Going to Learn to Dance If It Takes Me All Night and Day” - Thoughts on Chuck Berry

Geoffrey Jacques Portside
Much commentary on the late Chuck Berry will focus on how his songs expressed fun and teenage angst. This is the right thing to do. Yet there’s more. For example, Berry’s obsession with the comparative qualities of fast cars — most brilliantly displayed in his song “Maybellene” — did not just reflect the rise of post-WW II consumerist culture....He preferred V-8 Fords over Cadillacs because he spent several years in the late 1940s and early 1950s helping make Ford cars.
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