World AIDS Day: Pierce Pettis, “Stickman”

jpeg-1Not crazy about the video (it’s amateur, not official), but Pierce Pettis’s “Stickman” is my offering for World AIDS Day. If you’re not familiar with Pierce Pettis and like acoustic guitar, Chase the Buffalo is one of his best albums and eminently worth a listen.

AIDS is a serious threat to world health and a great source of human suffering. The most important thing here isn’t establishing blame, but seeking solutions and remembering that the sufferers are human beings:

Author: James Rovira

Dr. James Rovira is higher education professional with twenty years experience in the field in teaching, administration, and advising roles. He is also an interdisciplinary scholar and writer whose works include fiction, poetry, and scholarship exploring the intersections of literature and philosophy, literature and psychology, literary theory, and music and literature.. His books include Women in Rock/Women in Romanticism (in development), David Bowie and Romanticism (forthcoming 2022), Writing for College and Beyond (a first-year composition textbook (Lulu 2019)), Reading as Democracy in Crisis: Interpretation, Theory, History (Lexington Books 2019), Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 (Lexington Books, 2018); Rock and Romanticism: Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018); and Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety (Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2010). See his website at jamesrovira.com for details.

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