Unless you are from a certain generation, you probably don't know who Glen Campbell is.
He is one of two 1960's performers that successfully made country music a crossover with pop music. The other was Michael Nesmith.
His first major hit, "Gentle On My Mind," was a thought-provoking and poetic look at a relationship. It was followed with even bigger chart toppers, "Wichita Lineman" and "Rhinestone Cowboy."
Many rock bands have discovered the heart-wrenching elegance of "Wichita Lineman" and have re-recorded it.
Glen Campbell played studio guitar on almost every major Top 40 song recorded in Hollywood between 1959--1967, before he hit it big and became a solo act.
He did an excellent job co-starring with John Wayne in the 1969 "True Grit" in addition to singing the theme song.
I had the most appreciative opportunity to interview Glen Campbell for an hour a few years back.
This week Glen Campbell announced that he has Alzheimer's and will go on a final tour in the fall.
With a soaring range, the seventh son of a seventh son has never needed autotune or pitch correction--he simply picks up a guitar and can mesmerize any audience.
Hopefully his disease will be very slow in coming in his remaining lifetime.
It doesn't matter who runs for the Presidency in 2012 for either party.
At this point they are all interchangeable.
It is simply going to come down to one thing.
You vote Democrat. Or you vote Republican.
The Republicans would like to take away your Social Security and your Medicare.
The Democrats would like to increase Social spending.
Both parties want to take away your Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, your Freedom of Religion, your Right To Assemble and your Right to Question Your Government.
In the Fall of 1968, my father suddenly blurted out that the Presidential choice was between Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum (Nixon vs. Humphrey). I had never heard him say one thing about politics before that or after that.
Everyday, America is looking more and more like Wonderland, and you are Alice--in the middle of the insanity trying to figure out what to do next.