I recently have been going through a large collection of 80s music, and I'm surprised exactly how different my memories are from what the 80s really were, musically. It's easy to look at the past through rose-tinted-glasses. I used to think that perhaps I was born too late, but by this music, the 80s would be a musical hell for me. I'd be restricting my musical selection to Cyndi Lauper and a very small set of other musicians, and avoiding the vast majority of other stuff, if I were to be placed in that enviromnent now. On the other hand, if I were to bring my Neuros with me, I could probably surprise a lot of people with music from recent years. From what I can find out, with some further research, punk wasn't nearly as good in the 80s, being largely the amelodious, raw stuff. Hip-hop was good back then though, from what I can tell.
Climbing was good tonight. Challenging, but not too tiring. My hands are more sore than any other part of me.
I love the title here:China courts Taiwanese with Pandas
Good news:Brazil has the guts to stand up against stupid American foreign policy. Our fundamentalist government ties economic aid to other countries to their adopting regressive social policies. The US dangled a poisoned carrot in front of Brazil, and they swatted it away. I wish more countries would do that. Hell, I wish the US would stop doing this kind of thing.
Unfortunately, one of my cats has discovered paperclips.