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Tuesday 23 Jul 2024

Ode to Groucho
Streeter Click

The comments of an 82 year old, made 35 years ago, ring truer, today, than all those years ago. Obviously, we've worked hard to go nowhere. Clearly, he offered the wisdom of experience combined with a considerable intellect. Conclusively, we were too busy, being busy, to pay attention.

The old philosopher offers advice. Pay attention, he urges, be active because passiveness kills. If you're Western and don't get it, don't ask, just do as you're told: you'll follow the leaders you deserve.

This is a profound performance; if not the most ever, then recorded.

Marvin Hamlisch, a practiced rehearsal pianist, performs the prologue, accompanies and plays dupe. Dick Cavett provides the introduction. Listen! and learn.

satire leaves you thinking

There are a couple of dead spots in the recording. Please be patient. If you're using Internet Explorer (IE), you may have to wait a few minutes for the full performance to load before QuickTime starts. Mozilla, Netscape and Firefox begin almost immediately.

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Streeter Click is editor of GrubStreet.ca.

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