Saturday, May 28, 2011

Jackie's Letters

I've always thought of being in love as being willing to do anything for the other person -- starve to buy them bread and not mind living in Siberia with them -- and I've always thought that every minute away from them would be hell -- so looking at it that (way) I guess I'm not in love with you.
-Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis to teenage boyfriend 1947

The sale of her love-[less] letters sent to a childhood boyfriend made headlines a few weeks back. In this country this is news. I am for certain the Revolution will not be televised. 

 RIP Gil Scott-Heron

"There will be no highlights on the eleven o’clock news and no pictures of hairy armed women liberationists and Jackie Onassis blowing her nose. The theme song will not be written by Jim Webb, Francis Scott Key, nor sung by Glen Campbell, Tom Jones, Johnny Cash, Englebert Humperdink, or the Rare Earth. The revolution will not be televised."