Friday, May 22, 2015

Say It Ain't So, Bernie-O

(C) 2015 Luke T. Bush

PLATTSBURGH, NY - May 22, 2015

"Plattsburg [sic] has got to be the ugliest town in the world and going there, even for just one evening, makes one appreciate Vermont and Burlington that much more..."

No, I didn't say that back in 1972.  US Senator Bernie Sanders (VT) was running for the  governor's seat that year.   Bernie made the utterance re: Plattsburgh in an article he wrote for the Chittenden Magazine, "Fragments of a Campaign Diary." 

That mag is dead but the quote lives on thanks to Seven Days, that hippie newspaper based in Burlington, VT.   Its  latest print edition (May 20-27) has excerpts from Bernie's diary on page 18: "Bernie Beat: Sanders on the Campaign Trail –  in 1972."    

In his diary Bernie explained that he traveled to this side of the lake to participate in a taped debate at Channel 5/WPTZ-TV. His observation of P-burgh evinces that he missed his true calling as a travel writer.

Bernie is now running for president.  That progressive quote should bring in the support from the 12901 area on election night. Remember: every vote counts.

Here's a link to a digital reprint of "Fragments of a Campaign Diary" for those who want to delve further into BS's BS:

The infamous Plattsburgh quote can be found on page 40.

I haven't found the Seven Days article online so there's no link.  Below is a scanned copy of the print article (click on it to for expanded view).

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sunset Marsh

Eyes, Ears, & 100 Years

(C) 2015 Luke T. Bush

PERU, NY - May 15, 2015

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Peru Free Library pianist Adrian Carr composed a special audio work using the voices of people affiliated with the library.   The recording featured personal observations and experiences.  He also performed original compositions from his CD, 11.  Displayed in the foreground are submissions to the Kids Art Show, a yearly event hosted by the library that shares the works of Peru Primary students.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Project Projection

PLATTSBURGH CITY, NY - Apr. 12, 2005

Guided by a projected image Matt Rock adds more details to his wall painting.  The Plattsburgh Public Library clerk has been re-organizing the music CD collection, creating a new display.  He seeks CDs by local musicians to be included in the collection.