Evanescence, a Musical Interlude

Just a single band this time.  I know a lot of “purists” look down their noses at Evanescence as being “too commercial” but, what can I say?  I like them.  And some of the videos are truly remarkable, as in “stop me in my tracks, ‘oh wow'” remarkable.

So, without further ado…

And a special extra:

2 thoughts on “Evanescence, a Musical Interlude”

  1. Hi David,
    I found your blog not long ago, and have been following it with great interest. I learned a lot about the Goth lifestyle (if that is the right word), which I did not know. And you have exposed me to a lot of interesting music that I knew nothing about, which is always a good thing.
    Now, my real reason for commenting: I have a far-out idea for your next book. I would like to see you write a book on basic economics, for the ordinary person. Maybe you could call it Economics for the Rest of Us, or something like that.
    Many years ago, probably before you were born, I was an engineering major, who had to pick a minor. Like most young engineers, I hated English, history, all those soft, fuzzy things that I couldn’t quantify. But econ was quantifiable (well, more quantifiable). So, I wound up taking a series of econ courses. Even those were a little fuzzier than I liked, but I found them interesting, anyway. I never had any real use for them, but I maintained the interest, and tried to follow it in some limited way.
    I am constantly appalled at the general ignorance on this subject, even (especially?) among government officials. Don’t get me started about the minimum wage… But you have clearly studied it, and have a good level of knowledge, better than mine after all these years. Anybody who has read Sowell is going to have a pretty good grasp of things. And you have a way of explaining things clearly, so that even the average person, who has never actually studied econ, can understand it. Your blog post on why it can be justified to pay CEOs so much was something I have tried to explain several times, but you did it much better than I ever did.
    Well, I know it is not your area of greatest interest, but you clearly do have some interest, and the ability to write. You might not even have to do that much fresh writing. I don’t know how far your blog goes back, but you might have enough information there already for a good start. Think about it.
    Best wishes to you and Athena. My heart goes out to her, and I hope she does well with the therapy dog.
    Bill Henstock


    1. I have the thoughts occasionally of combining and editing together my various posts on economics here. I just want to make sure I have enough together to make it worthwhile. In the meantime, I strongly recommend three of Thomas Sowell’s books:

      Basic Economics: https://amzn.to/2V7DPfa
      Applied Economics: https://amzn.to/2wJz8ii
      Economic Facts and Fallacies: https://amzn.to/2RFw9hZ

      They’re pretty much the source of at least 80% of what I talk about here on Economics (the rest coming from a smattering of other authors and some of Sowell’s other writings).


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