It's not enough for us to just insist that doctors be more judicious in how they prescribe, there needs to be a major paradigm shift in how the health care delivery system approaches these issues. Health care consumers also must demand a better way.
According to Rachael Sage, "I don't do many cover songs--because I've been writing my own compositions since I was a little kid, it's just not really my thing generally, and I can count the ones I've recorded on less than one hand."
When I was running the East Village record store, St Mark's Sounds in the 1980s, Alex Chilton's EP, "Like Flies On Sherbert" [sic] was a record we'd throw on the turntable when we wanted to drive 80+ people crazy on a Saturday afternoon.
Alex Chilton died yesterday, but the guy that rock fans worshipped -- the musician who almost 40 years ago founded Big Star, and in the process helped give birth to power-pop and alternative rock -- died decades ago.
Sounding warmer and the most at home with her recordings since the mid-seventies, Barbra Streisand, the 67-year-old vocalist-supreme, at last reclaims the musical territory she reigned over in the sixties.