Dissent

I put a commission together with Judge Mukasey, with Congressman McCaul, Pete King, a whole group of other very expert lawyers on this. And what we did was we focused on, instead of religion, danger. The areas of the world that create danger for us. Which is a factual basis. Not a religious basis. Perfectly legal, perfectly sensible, and that’s what the ban is based on. It’s not based on religion. It’s based on places where there are substantial evidence that people are sending terrorists into our country.
Rudy Giuliani

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Hoppin’

Third Street Swingers, 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles, Santa Monica

You take the grey skies out of my way
You make the sun shine brighter than Doris Day
Turned a bright spark into a flame
My beats per minute never been the same

‘Cause you’re my lady, I’m your fool
It makes me crazy when you act so cruel
Come on, baby, let’s not fight
We’ll go dancing, everything will be all right
George Michael (1963-2016): Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (watch the video)

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Veiled

Nude, Maryland Institute College of Art, Bolton Hill, Baltimore, Maryland. Kodak Verichrome Pan VP6041 exposed 125 + .3, D76 1:1 8.5-9 min. Possibly exposed during processing.
Baltimore, Bolton Hill

Through me forbidden voices,
Voices of sexes and lusts, voices veil’d and I remove the veil,
Voices indecent by me clarified and transfigur’d.

I do not press my fingers across my mouth,
I keep as delicate around the bowels as around the head and heart,
Copulation is no more rank to me than death is.
Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

Cellist

Cellist, Peabody Institute, Mt Vernon Place, Baltimore, Maryland. Ilford Delta 400 35mm BW negative film.
Baltimore, Mount Vernon

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though, it all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah…
Leonard Cohen (1934-2016): Hallelujah (watch the video)
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