Monday, June 30, 2008


Okay, I know, I've put up a couple of gloomy posts in a row. This piece from Ms. McKay may help offset the bad mojo a titch...

Word of the Day

My Google homepage word of the day today is indigent. The definition reads; \IN-dih-juhnt\, adjective: Extremely poor; not having the necessities of life, such as food, clothing and shelter.

Huh. Curious and timely that I just found this press release from Fortis, a consortium that runs the biggest bank in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Rock The Vote

Lesse...Obama's got Billie Joe Armstrong, Jay-Z, John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan, Michael Stipe, Chuck Berry, Arcade Fire, Usher, Springsteen, John Legend....all backing his candidacy.

And I guess now that Fred Thompson has gone back to his cryogenic chamber, John McCain has guy

(h/t to Reddy Rooster)


Good ol' Sy Hersh hasn't been around much lately, right? Well he's back, baby.

204 days left until the end of Bushworld.

Let's just pray it moves along quickly before they get us tangled up in an even worse clusterfuck than the ones in which we're currently entangled.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Winehouse update

Swell. Now Amy Winehouse has emphysema. That's an impressive level of physical abuse at the ripe age of only 24. Good on you, Amy. Personally, I predict she won't live out the year.

Here's a clip of an artist that Amy was trying to be before she decided to trash herself with the perils of crack cocaine.

Ladies and gents...Miss Billie Davis. I'm guessing that she was probably around 24 as well when she made this video.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Saturday, June 21, 2008

So...what's next?

Graydon Carter asks, "What ever happened to the future?

Me?...I got nuthin'.


I guess we all have to be very reverential when someone dies. Well, I've held off for an entire respectful week on Li'l Russ' buddy and I'm frankly outta time.

I fully agree with Alexander Cockburn on this one. Timmeh was a tool...

Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday Random Ten (post Birthday edition)

Indiangiver--Pere Ubu
Real Wild Child--Jerry Lee Louis
Parachutes--Pearl Jam
The House Is A Rockin'--The Brian Setzer Orchestra
Save Room--John Legend
Truly, Truly--The Fags
Little Bird--Annie Lennox
Revolution 9--The Beatles
New Lace Sleeves--Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Only A Fool Breaks His Own Heart--Nick Lowe

Bonus Juneteenth cut...

Everything Is Average Nowadays--Kaiser Chiefs

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Blessed are the dealmakers

I hate to link to the New York Post but here's an interesting read about Obama and his relationship to a new breed of evagelicals who, gasp, actually live and believe in the teachings of Christ instead of the Karl Rove and Ming the Merciless synod.

Anyway, go to the NY Post article, read it briskly and get the heck outta there before some catches you on a Rupert Murdoch sponsored URL.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I'm the King of the World!

Hubris...thy name is Tiger.

I'm sure that your Nike bosses and team mates on the Ryder Cup are just thrilled with your decision to have played through the pain this week.

Brilliant move.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tom Engelhardt

Here's another great TomGram.

I know I sound like a broken record, but remember...every time that you hear that the US is "going to get the troops out", it's a lie.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Crummy video but this why I love The Jam...

To be someone must be a wonderful thing
A famous footballer a rock singer
Or a big film star, yes I think I would like that
To be rich and have lots of fans
Have lots of girls to prove that Im a man
And be no. 1 - and liked by everyone

Getting drugged up with my trendy friends
They really dig me and I dig them
And the bread I spend - is like my fame - its quickly diminished

And theres no more swimming in a guitar shaped pool
No more reporters at my beck and call
No more cocaine its only ground chalk
No more taxis now well have to walk

But didnt we have a nice time -
Didnt we have a nice time
Oh wasnt it such a fine time

I realize I should have stuck to my guns
Instead shit out to be one of the bastard sons
And lose myself - I know it was wrong - but its cost me a lot

And theres no more drinking after the club shuts down,
Im out on me arse with the rest of the clowns
Its really frightening without a bodyguard
So I stay confined to my lonely room

Here's Johnny

War Inc. getting some great notices. Ah, but when will it come to The Cleve?....

Friday Random Ten

Jesus of Suburbia/City Of The Damned--Green Day
Heigh Ho--Tom Waits
Get Up Everybody--Salt-N-Pepa
Rain Dogs--Tom Waits
Sound Check 2001--Fleshtones
Sunglasses--Tracey Ullman **
Toyko--Gruppo Sportivo
Tutti Frutti--Little Richard
Smiling Faces Sometimes--Joan Osborne
Throughout--Bill Frisell & Petra Hayden

Yesterday--The Iguanas

**(her album was originally released on Stiff Records)

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Steve Bell is on fire

Here's Steve's latest take on Mr. Bush's visit to Yurp this week.

And for those of you potentially unclear on the concept of Steve's drollery, here's the performance video to which he is referring. Brilliant.

Oh, by the way Mr. Reed, this is my 666th posting on LMS. Thought that you'd like that.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The First Mrs. McCain

Der Stormtroppin zie SpinMeisters on the Right have no interest whatsoever in the general population finding out about Senator McCain's tawdry past. It's all beer and skittles in Cindyville, right?

Ummm, not so much according to The Daily Mail. Those gosh darn overseas reporters....

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Steve Bell

Steve reminds us to thank goodness that he's nearly gone.

Although, of course, I wouldn't be averse to a European Reunion Tour 2012 when Chimpy and his gang of american imperialists all take a trip to The Hague.

Oh...I almost forgot...go Dennis!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

We're never leaving

Yep, that's right...I've said it before on these august bloggity pages...we're never going to leave Iraq.

Intrepid Irish reporter, Patrick Cockburn, has a piece up over at the Counterpunch site that describes all too effectively what the Bushies are up to which all but seals the deal of finality.

But c'mon, if you've been even remotely paying attention since the publication of the PNAC documents, you'd already knew what was happening.

And don't ever forget how these pricks like to hide in plain site. This links to a NewsMax article , (that's right, hold your nose) from over two years ago, that gives one some actual scope on the permanency shenanigans afoot in Iraq.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Friday Random Ten

Daughters--John Mayer
Long View--Green Day
Raw Power--The Stooges
Low--Foo Fighters
Love Grenade--Cave Dogs
Big Yellow Taxi--Joni Mitchell
Cold Water--Tom Waits
Jet Boy--New York Dolls
Fluorescent Adolescent--Arctic Monkeys

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


We saw the future of the McCain campaign last night. If you missed it, I am sure there will be video in the morning, but, WOW, did he look awful.

Then if you watch Obama at 10:00 and he blows the roof off the place, you wonder why we're even going to bother to hold the election.

It's over before it begins. Obama in a K.O. in November.

Tom Engelhardt

Let's hope that Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez' book gets as much attention as L'il Scottie's did last week. In the interim, go ahead and read Tomgram's assessment while we see what develops.

Isn't she lovely?

10 years from now, you probably won't remember where you were when you heard that Amy Winehouse had died of a drug overdose.

But you might recall seeing these pictures from 2008...

Monday, June 02, 2008

It's an original Karl Farbman

Didja hear the one about the little old lady who lived in a drawer? Oh, you didn't? Well, here it is...

Bo Diddley

A true rock pioneer and legend has passed away.

I saw that Clash tour the article mentions in 1979 when he warmed them up and the audience got hostile during his set. The ridiculous choice of Alex Bevan as the opener was a disaster that set things in motion. The Clash's tour manager came onstage after Bo had played a song or two and told the assembled mob that either we shut the fuck up and show some respect or else the Clash was leaving without performing.

That go the Agora real quiet, real quick. Oh, and the Clash rocked real hard.