Richard Horowitz

Santa Monica, CA, United States

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Richard Horowitz
Posted about 1 year ago
I need help with a dilemma: What does it mean to be American? And Why does it work?
I believe in Win - Win. I think it is the basis for all trade. Both parties usually benefit otherwise they will not continue to trade. There is more profit in making the other person happy. You can screw people one time or you can mutually profit over the course of a lifetime. Which makes more sense? Now as to the slave trade; not good. Nor the hard drug trade, big pharma , big food , etc.. Business is not some paradise, but it does allow people from different backgrounds to engage with one another.
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Richard Horowitz
Posted about 1 year ago
Why is it that classical music is now ignored by the majority of society?
About 3% of the radio stations are classical according to a 2004 report. I grew up listening to rock in the 60's. It is the sound track of my life and I have many memories associated with it. So rock was popular when I was listening to it in the 60's and people such as myself are still listening today. It's a memory thing. That is one big difference between classical and pop music. Also classical music is more composer based then performer based. It is hard for the non professional listener to tell the difference between a Mozart Symphony performed by the Los Angeles Orchestra and the same symphony performed by another professional orchestra anywhere in the world. Lastly, classical is not new. New is exciting, at least when you are young. New is discovery, New is happening. Classical is by definition old. And the old , probably because they have purchased everything they already need, are not so important to advertisers as the young.; and as a result there are more radio stations supported by more advertisers trying to reach those young ears. All this said, there is nothing so beautiful as Chopin's Nocturnes.
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Richard Horowitz
Posted about 1 year ago
I need help with a dilemma: What does it mean to be American? And Why does it work?
America works because it has a common language: money. Whether you are a recently arrived Persian immigrant or a native born American with African ancestry money allows you communicate clearly. Superficial? Yes! Materialistic? Of course. Equalizing and fair for all? I believe so. The concept of 'world peace through world trade' applies for local trade within the US. In a diverse country such as this, doing business with people of other faiths and nationalities teaches you more about ethics and brotherhood then sermons and political ideologies. Was I treated fairly? Did the person do what he or she said they would do? If they did, relations will be warm and cordial and America will roll on. If there is a downside to all of this it is that America doesn't know what to do with something that can't be sold or is somehow useful. Spirit aside from organized religion, doesn't play too well in the mass American culture. But maybe it's enough to get along with people who are different. I think that is amazing in itself.
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Richard Horowitz
Posted about 2 years ago
How will you spend your time and/or make a living between ages 60 and 100?
I ship books to far off places unaware of foreign faces who smile friendly smiles off shore and out of sight My bedrooms a bookstore of delight a transit station of imagination list the book and wait What is it you adore? I hope I have it on my floor in a pile; an eyesore according to my wife who puts up with me with a knife in one hand swearing one more book and and and so I sneak them in in bags and boxes scaliwags and foxes. The gentle madness has me. Ebay is my therapy ebay is an income stream ebay is a cloudy dream whereby I connect with international commerce World peace through World trade read the sign high above Lexington and 8th. once in bricks and shelves of wood a little book store stood people would browse around and give meaning to what they found but no more
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Richard Horowitz
Posted about 2 years ago
Beeban Kidron: The shared wonder of film
I've fashioned my future on films in space - We starve-look At one another Short of breath Walking proudly in our winter coats Wearing smells from laboratories Facing a dying nation Of moving paper fantasy Listening for the new told lies With supreme visions of lonely tunes Somewhere Inside something there is a rush of Greatness Who knows what stands in front of Our lives I fashion my future on films in space Silence Tells me secretly Everything Everything - HAIR ; Let the Sunshiine In (unless the film is running)