Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Oh, sweet fancy Moses...evidently, this piece of dreck is the Goopers best shot for the Nominee in 2012. Really? Gingrich is like, so 1989, right?
Ah. well, read it and weep folks.
Oh, and don't forget to be very, very afraid of everything all of the time.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Geraldine Ferraro was one of the early victims of the attack style of journalism we've now all far too familiar with these days. Sigh.
Ms. Ferraro always seemed like a nice lady, someone you'd want to meet and talk with for a few minutes. That's all. I was always proud that I had voted for her, and Mondale, while I was living in her District in Queens.
In closing, let's remain steadfast in this time of grief that Sarah Palin will hopefully have something far more gut wrenching in her televised eulogy than I've proffered here. Also.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Here's the ten...let's rock:
Love's Great Ocean -- k.d. lang
Lucinda -- Tom Waits
Helena -- My Chemical Romance
Real Love -- Regina Spektor
The Fever -- The Von Bondies
Welcome To Paradise -- Green Day
Let It Rain -- O.K. Go
I'm Not Sleepy -- Chris Isaak
Have Mercy -- Loretta Lynn & Jack Black
I Got Shit -- Pearl Jam
Devil Woman -- T Bone Burnett
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
It was eight years ago this weekend that the United States began its illegal and immoral invasion and occupation of the sovereign nation of Iraq.
The traditional gift for an 8 year run is Bronze which I find uniquely appropriate considering that the Bronze Age was a time of great development for tools of war. And seeing that we're now officially the new Roman Empire of current times, we're right on track to implode in the next 20 years of so.
What was particularly compelling about this weekend was two-fold.
First, my favourite Congressional Rep., the honourable Dennis Kucinich, came out strongly against the sorties which are at this very moment flying into Libya.
Lather, rinse, repeat.
Secondly, the appearance of bona fide war criminal, Paul Wolfowitz, supporting this saber rattling on today's This Week with Christiane Amanpour further convinced me that this foolhardy invasion of Libya is a HUGE mistake. Don't get me wrong. I'm no fan of Khaddafi, but we just cannot afford to get mixed up in yet another failed military fiasco. Obama is dead wrong on this one.
I just don't know anymore. Maybe it's just me but it sure feels like the world is unraveling at a pace heretofore unseen in our contemporary age. Then again, I'm confident that everyone in the course of history has felt that way...and they didn't have even Faux News to confirm their worst fears. Swell.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Down On The Corner -- Creedence Clearwater Revival
Money (That's What I Want) -- The Backbeat Band
Lisztomania -- Phoenix
Everyday People -- Sly & The Family Stone
Flame On -- The Iguanas
Keep A Knockin'-- Little Richard
Bust A Move -- Young MC
You Can Get It If You Really Want It -- Jimmy Cliff
Buena -- Morphine
Hey Ya! -- Outkast
Bonus Spring's a comin' cut:
Life With You -- The Proclaimers (this one's for the lovely and talented Georgene!)
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Tom Waits was inducted into the ridiculous show pony called the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame the other evening. I was looking for a video of his performance, which I hear was super, but FUSE TV owns that piece of footage so I cannot link to it here.
Instead, I give you one of Tom's great bawlers instead. I even pasted the lyrics below for you more literal types.
Well, the smart money's on Harlow
And the moon is in the street
The shadow boys are breaking all the laws
And you're east of East St. Louis
And the wind is making speeches
And the rain sounds like a round of applause
Napoleon is weeping in the Carnival saloon
His invisible fiance is in the mirror
The band is going home
It's raining hammers, it's raining nails
Yes, it's true, there's nothing left for him down here
And it's Time Time Time
And it's Time Time Time
And it's Time Time Time
That you love
And it's Time Time Time
And they all pretend they're Orphans
And their memory's like a train
You can see it getting smaller as it pulls away
And the things you can't remember
Tell the things you can't forget that
History puts a saint in every dream
Well she said she'd stick around
Until the bandages came off
But these mamas boys just don't know when to quit
And Matida asks the sailors are those dreams
Or are those prayers
So just close your eyes, son
And this won't hurt a bit
Well, things are pretty lousy for a calendar girl
The boys just dive right off the cars
And splash into the street
And when they're on a roll she pulls a razor
From her boot and a thousand
Pigeons fall around her feet
So put a candle in the window
And a kiss upon his lips
As the dish outside the window fills with rain
Just like a stranger with the weeds in your heart
And pay the fiddler off till I come back again
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Listen, I am in no way being irreverent about the horrible events of this week in Japan, but isn't a nuclear meltdown exactly how Godzilla was created?
And I quote from Wikipedia...Although his origins vary somewhat from film to film, he is always described as a prehistoric creature, who first appeared and attacked Japan at the beginning of the Atomic Age. In particular, mutation due to atomic radiation is presented as an explanation for his size and powers. The most notable of Godzilla's resulting abilities is his atomic breath: a powerful heat ray of fire from his mouth.
UPDATE: My friends over at the Grey Lady providing a little cover for my wacky opinions this weekend.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Looks like I was a tad pre-emptive regarding my prognostication that we had ended the blizzard season for 2011. There's a solid 10" on the ground (that's what she said) and it's still snowing!
To the Ten!
The High Road -- Broken Bells
Take A Message To Mary -- Rockpile
The Book I Read -- Talking Heads
Trapped In A Box -- No Doubt
Living Through Another Cuba -- XTC
Lucevan Le Stelle (La Bohème) -- Puccini
Words So Leisured -- Franz Ferdinand
Force Of Nature -- Pearl Jam
I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow -- The Soggy Bottom Boys
Things Are Going To Change -- Ray Davies
Bonus Spring begins next week cut...
Here 'Tis -- Ramsey Lewis
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Monday, March 07, 2011
A name undoubtedly unknown to many of you out there in bloggy-blog land. However, to those of us who have not only played golf for decades but also watch the silly game on t.v., Frank Chirkinian was an epic force in broadcast history.
He was frequently portrayed as a colossal prick, but I suspect his demeanor was a front. His passion for the game was his greatest trait.
Thursday, March 03, 2011
Blue Black Jack -- Mos Def
Hymn To Her -- The Pretenders
This -- Brian Eno
There She Goes -- Bob Marley
Blind Love -- Tom Waits
Human Rocket -- Devo
Memories Are Made Of This -- Dean Martin
She's Got Soul -- Nick Lowe
U Can't Touch This -- MC Hammer
Tired Of Waiting For You -- The Kinks
Man -- Yeah Yeah Yeahs