Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Just checking in - and Joe Arroyo
I've got 19 more days before all three courses I'm currently teaching online will completed with grades in and all of that. I'd vowed not to get overly committed to doing much of anything else until my responsibilities for those students is done. That leaves some uncomfortable down times waiting for students to turn in work. Today I've been able to play with Spotify a bit. Joe Arroyo died this past week, so I've been playing tracks. Spotify doesn't seem to have tracks for 30 albums, but there's enough to keep me busy. Footage from his funeral ceremony with thousands of mourners at http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/culture/17919-colombian-salsa-legend-joe-arroyo-put-to-rest-in-barranquilla.html Of course there's something in it I could post to one of my courses where we've spent the first half of the course discussing copyright, etc.: "Joe Arroyo's daughters fight for music royalties." http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/18070-joe-arroyos-daughters-fight-for-music-royalties.html (August 3, 2011). Multiple marriages seem to have created a messy situation. I don't blame anyone for trying to get a share if they're entitled to it, but wouldn't it be nice to just enjoy performers without considering money, money, money as if that were the main legacy?
Posted by Ilene Frank at 6:28 PM