MLK Day

Schools: Closed

Banks: Closed
Libraries: Closed
Post office/mail: Closed/not happening.
Parking meters:  Sorry, still gotta pay them.
Welcome to MLK Day, first observed 14 years ago.  While it’s true that King’s life has inspired many, he’s only inspired a few musicians to write about him.  The most obvious:
U2 “Pride”
Back in the 80s, the idea of giving King his own holiday made certain politicians very uncomfortable.  A few years later, Public Enemy addressed those pols with a song called “By the Time I Get to Arizona,” which most specifically attacked Arizona governor Evan Mecham.  Mecham fought the MLK Day holiday from multiple angles, going as far as to say, “King doesn’t deserve a holiday.”  Nice legacy, dick.  
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