Friday iTunes iChing: UC TA Strike

O Great and Powerful Oracle, the current contract between the United Auto Workers and the University of California expires on Sunday. Negotations continue, with goals like affordable dependent health care and a slightly less risible excuse for day care benefits. Like all adversarial negotiations, this involves an awful lot of bullshit posturing on both sides, including threats of a strike. Will it actually happen?

  1. The Covering: “Water music, No 2 – Gigue I-II” – Englisch Chamber Orchestra / Raymond Leppard, Music for the Royal Fireworks, Water Music
  2. The Crossing: “Be Here To Love Me” – Norah Jones, Feels Like Home
  3. The Crown: “Mr. Sandman” – The Chordettes
  4. The Root: “The Maid On The Shore” – Solas, Sunny Spells And Scattered Showers
  5. The Past: “Rambling Irishman” – Cherish The Ladies, The Girls Won’t Leave The Boys Alone
  6. The Future: “Born to Be With You” – Chatham County Line, Live at the Cat’s Cradle
  7. The Questioner: “Mandoyi” – Kékélé, Congo Life
  8. The House: “So Early In The Spring” – Pentangle, So Early In The Spring
  9. The Inside: “Variations In C On “God Save The King” – Bela Fleck, Perpetual Motion
  10. The Outcome: “Reasons Why” – Nickel Creek, Nickel Creek

    We get distracted by the dreams of our own
    But nobody’s happy while feeling alone
    And knowing how hard it hurts when we fall
    We lean another ladder against the wrong wall

It’s not that I don’t have explicitly political union ballads in my library. This is a decidedly ambiguous reading. Oh well – I’ve got one day of contract left that says it’s time to go teach.

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