Conscientious Objections: Stirring Up Trouble About by Neil Postman

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By Neil Postman

In a chain of feisty and finally hopeful essays, one in all America's sharpest social critics casts a clever eye over modern tradition to bare the worst -- and the easiest -- of our conduct of discourse, developments in schooling, and obsessions with technological novelty. Readers will locate themselves rethinking lots of their bedrock assumptions: should still schooling transmit tradition or shield us opposed to it? Is technological innovation development or a mainly American dependancy? whilst every body watches an identical tv courses -- and tv manufacturers don't discriminate among the audiences for Sesame highway and Dynasty -- is early life something greater than a sentimental suggestion? Writing within the traditions of Orwell and H.L. Mencken, Neil Postman sends surprise waves of wit and significant intelligence in the course of the cultural wilderness.

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The longtime Nashvillian has written AND E for such hitmakers as Carrie GO Underwood and LeAnn Rimes and sung LINK LD PAAK ON RS backing vocals for dozens more — notably her husband, Chris, on his acclaimed 2015 album, Traveller. Most recently, the 33-year-old led a stirring rendition of “You Are My Sunshine” for producer Dave Cobb’s Southern Family (released in March on Elektra), KAYTRANADA where for once, it is Chris in the supporting role. Why did you choose to cut “You Are My Sunshine” for Southern Family?

Why did you choose to cut “You Are My Sunshine” for Southern Family? It’s one that Chris and I have done live for several years now. Chris wanted me to have a song of my own in our sets, and the more we started playing it, the more it was requested. It morphed into this darker version — we were trying to change it up a little. Before you were married, you had a deal on Arista Nashville. Was that a good experience? I was a kid; I made dumb mistakes. I’m a terrible listener. I like “When I make a good beat, I’m possessed,” says Kaytranada, 23.

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