Friday, 30 August 2013

Everyday People

Today's G2 contains an extended interview with Sly Stone. He is 70. Seventy. Sly Stone. Exactly how fast do you have to live in order to die young?

For that matter, exactly how slow do you have to live in order to be sure of not dying young, or at any rate of not entering middle age with all manner of aches, pains and malfunctions?

I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land.


  1. Hitchens is funny today on the comparison with Owen Jones.

    "I don't think either of us exactly took it as a compliment".

    Being compared to Owen Jones-I couldn't think of a worse insult.

    Cohen sure knows how to hurt a man.

  2. At least no one has compared either of them to Nick Cohen.