Intrigued one turned to the Interwebs to find out more….
Nancy Dupree was a music teacher in New York in the 1960s. Seeing that the children had no interest in the official bland and boring curriculum she encouraged them to start writing their own songs related to their lives while introducing them to the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone et.al…
They produced enough songs to record a whole album which they called Ghetto Reality. Encountering Moses Asch she badgered him into releasing the album on his Folkways Records label.
She was eventually sacked from the teaching job, ostensibly for refusing to wear the required high heels, and was alarmed to see the school call the police to remove the children protesting about her departure.
She subsequently worked in various jobs, made recordings of her poetry, associated with the Black Panthers, wrote a play and died of leukaemia at the age of 44.
Why is anyone surprised by this? If all the banking sites are as bad as the abysmal Co-op bank‘s recent improved online banking efforts.
Responsive design? Never heard of it. There is a Next button and a Help link in there somewhere. You will find them eventually. They ask you to change your password. Insisting it needs to be at least a certain length and contain certain characters. Yes there is an upper limit to how long it can be but they are not going to tell you what that is – you will figure it out eventually.
Once you have entered your Username, Password and security code you are welcomed into their warm embrace….
…where you can play hunt the OK button. There is not much empty space available on this page so they had to hide the OK button. You will find it eventually.
With the mobile app…. Enter 6 digits and tap Log in…
“Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you’ve got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read.”
One may imagine that had he lived to see the growth of the web he would be all over it. Long before iTunes and MP3s were imaginable he proposed a system where music would be played down a phone line and the recipient would record the music on to tape. Such was his growing resentment towards record companies and their control over the production and distribution of music. And it always returned to the music…
“Information is not knowledge.
Knowledge is not wisdom.
Wisdom is not truth.
Truth is not beauty.
Beauty is not love.
Love is not music.
Music is THE BEST.”