President Thomas Jefferson is asked to provide context for presidential inaugurations. Clay & David discuss our third president's inaugural address — its content & its tone — while comparing it to the address of our forty-fifth president, Donald Trump.
Clay & David discuss 2016 and look forward to the new year. They cover topics including Bob Dylan's lyrical allusion to Samuel Johnson, similarities between Theodore Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson, Brad Crisler's gift to Clay, which songs to include in a musical time capsule, and their plans to complete the Jefferson 101 series in 2017.
My daughter (now 19) and I were two specks among the 18,000 who made their pilgrimage to the Fargodome to hear McCartney, who is now 72 years old. She was born 25 years after the Beatles broke up, 14 years after the murder of John Lennon in New York, and George Harrison died when she was just seven years old. All the way to Fargo I wondered what Paul McCartney could possibly mean to her or anyone who was born a full generation after their apotheosis.