The former Prime Minister of the UK, Margaret Thatcher has died of stroke. I don’t really have strong feelings one way or the other (I got that from Jeremy Irons). I remember her well, though. She killed the labor unions in England and kicked Argentina’s ass in the South-Atlantic over a shitty little island that really should belong to Argentina; a vestige of British imperialism. She also, reportedly, had the hots for our own demi-god of the era, President Ronald Reagan. Her bio-pic was a bore. From what I’ve heard she was somewhat of a bitch. I can believe that. Good riddance, perhaps? I really don’t know. Or care.
Negro slaves > Gospel & Blues > The birth of Rock & Roll > Late 60s, the 70s: The Golden Age of Rock & Roll > January 1st, 1980: total, enduring eclipse of the sun/the day the music died > Ronald Reagan, Wal-Mart, Billy Idol, Hip-Hop, AIDS, hair bands, grunge, 9/11, GWB, Afghanistan & Iraq, World Financial Collapse, Rush Limbaugh, Rick Santorum, Occupy Wall Street > ?