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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Three Heroic Questions

This weekend, the country celebrates the birth of one of my heroes, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther king, Jr. I have music heroes (John Lennon, e.g.), and sports heroes (Willie Mays) and even blogging heroes (guess who?)

But there are people who are transcendent, and MLK is one of those.

1. Who are your heroes, if any, and why?

2. Do we need heroes? What function do they serve?

3. Your favorite song about heroes is performed by which of the following artists:
The Beach Boys, David Bowie, Mariah Carey, The Commodores, Enrique Iglesias, David Crosby & Phil Collins, Chad Kroeger, Metallica, Tina Turner, The Wallflowers, or someone else?
I'll answer the third question, and maybe the others, in the appropriate place.

Speaking of MLK, there's an MLK event televised on Monday all over New York State. Read about it here.


Roger Owen Green said...

2. Role models, I suppose. I only hope that people don't lose themselves in the other.

3. Oh, Bowie for sure.

Darrin Conroy said...

There's a Jeffrey Gaines song where he sings, "There's got to be some hero in me." I like that (though, like you, it's not enough to topple Bowie).