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I was amazed to read about him and find out that he has a Bachelor's degree in music from Wayne State, a Master's degree from the Manhattan school of music, a PhD. in Music education from Columbia, and even a Juris Doctor (law degree) from Howard (!!). He played with so many famous musicians and tutored and brought along many, including Herbie Hancock, who is playing the piano on this piece.It took me 14 years to get my law degree, and I never learned to play an instrument. Clearly Mr. Byrd is a smart and talented person, and stands as a refutation of any argument that black people are inferior in intellect or talent. Theories about racial superiority are just plain wrong.
"Oh, we've declared war on Canada, we'd better get ready to mobilize!"
"OK, are we taking a plane or what?"
"Nah, we'll just take my car, it's only a two-hour drive!"
In Howard Stern's movie "Private Parts" there is a line that illustrates how this works. The station manager is reading the latest A.C. Nielsen ratings and says:
"50% of listeners LOVE Howard Stern and listen for an average of 1.5 hours. Reason given? They want to hear what he'll say next!"
"50% of listeners HATE Howard Stern and listen for an average of 2.5 hours. Reason given? They want to hear what he'll say next!"
Whether this survey was actually true, it illustrates the twisted genius of Stern and other "shock jock" and talk show hosts, as well as television programmers. Their goal is to get you to listen or watch, so they can sell you, like a pimp sells a whore, to advertisers.