Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Another Round -- Foo Fighters
Personality Crisis -- New York Dolls
Don't Push -- The Exit
No Time -- Colin Hay
Over My Head -- Pere Ubu
September Skies -- Brian Setzer Orchestra
Fruit Nut -- XTC
All Kinds Of Time -- Fountains Of Wayne
Fable Of Faubus -- Charlie Mingus
Glad -- Nellie McKay
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I truly never even thought that expanding the size of the House of Reps was a possibility until reading this column.
Makes a lot of sense. Not saying it'll ever happen, but creative thinking nonetheless.
...and we don't even come close to trying harder.
I remember very clearly that on the afternoon of September 11, 2001, I said to Mr. Reed and the Blonde as we watched the aftermath in NYC, "well, now it's only a matter of time before the US will lose dominance to the Chinese as the leader of the world".
And that was a direct quote, go ahead, ask 'em.
I guess it's time to party like it's 2019!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Apologies all around for the light posting of late. Clark Kent duty, (such as it is) has been very active this week so bloggity-blog goodness has taken a back seat to commerce.
And speaking of things fiscal, here's a great piece by Bob Herbert on the partisan hacks and fat cats trying to carve up your future as a senior citizen.
Let's you and I make a deal; they take away our hard earned social security, we get to burn D.C. to the ground.
Deal?...good, I thought so.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Get In Or Get Out -- Hot Hot Heat
Dancing In The Street--Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Safety -- The John Doe Thing
Someday My Prince Will Come -- Miles Davis
Dumb -- Nirvana
Night In My Veins -- The Pretenders
Remove This Doubt -- Elvis Costello
Claudette -- Dwight Yoakam
Piano Concerto #23 in A K488 Allegro Assai -- Mozart
What's Her Name Today? -- Burt Bacharach & Elvis Costello
Bonus frigid weekend forecast cut:
Red Rabbits -- The Shins
Thursday, January 20, 2011
This is what a quality politician looks and sounds like. I'm proud on a daily basis that I dwell in the 10th Congressional district and Dennis Kucinich is my Representative.
They're going to work hard to close him out due to the redistricting that Ohio will experience due to the lastest Census results, so send him some of your dough or time if possible.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Divorce Song -- Liz Phair
Clockout -- DEVO
It's Over -- Roy Orbison
Jane Says -- Jane's Addiction
This Time The Dream's On Me -- Chet Baker
Genitalia Of A Fool -- Glenn Tilbrook
Blue Spanish Sky -- Chris Isaak
Celebrity Skin -- Hole
Chinese Radiation -- Pere Ubu
Who Gave The Order -- Wyclef Jean
(Let's hope nobody in America get shot this weekend) bonus cut...
In A Sentimental Mood -- Duke Ellington Quartet
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Bob Herbert on the Tuscon shootings.
I used to think that our gun culture would someday come to its senses. It never will.
I joined and volunteered for the National Coalition to Ban Handguns when I lived in NYC back in the early Eighties after John Lennon had been shot. My impetus was actually a post weekend column, circa 1983, in the Daily News that chronicled all of the extraordinary gun mayhem that had occurred over the previous 48 hours.
My recollection on the precise data is now long gone, but I remember this particularly jarring statistic. The deaths from that weekend's gun play in the 5 Boroughs was a total greater than the guns deaths from the previous year combined in England, France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Australia and Japan.
One weekend, one American city versus 13 nations...you do the math.
I'm afraid I'll have to agree with Bob Herbert. Things will never change.
In all of the media coverage of the automatic weapon murders in Tuscon, a milestone in American politics has been overlooked.
Although there is a liklihood that he'll be pardoned by Gov. Goodhair, I am pleased to announce that the Hon. Tom Delay has been sentenced to spend the next three years in a Federal penitentiary for crimes and misdemeanors he visited on his country while serving as head of one of the branches of our government.
Embrace the schadenfreude.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Happy Monday. Spend 25 minutes and soak in the fabulous insanity that is Max Keiser. He's the only truth-telling journalist out there. Of course, hardly anyone knows who he is or where to watch him, but I love the dude.
This episode replete with Dr. Doom himself, Jim Kunstler.
Sunday, January 09, 2011
Read it and weep.
I dunno, perhaps this little girl will become the face of some sort of change for this wicked, wicked country of ours.
We have the vast majority of these kinds of senseless slayings within our borders as compared to the rest of the globe save perhaps the war torn nations we continue to arm and occupy. We are a violent and hate filled modern society. Maybe, just maybe, Christina will give death by handguns a real human feel for all of us.
What a devastating loss for her family. So terribly sad.
She was truly born into and died in violence. She's the poster child of our American culture.
Friday, January 07, 2011
The Greatest Man That Ever Lived -- Weezer
Handel/Concerto Grosso #7 in B Flat -- Slovak National Philharmonic
Powder Your Face With Sunshine -- Dean Martin
Pink Pussycat -- Devo
Stolen Car -- Sting
Leave My Kitten Alone -- Elvis Costello
Brain Damage -- Pink Floyd
You Can't Lose A Broken Heart -- k.d. lang & Tony Bennett
Ring Of Fire -- Johnny Cash
Stop This World -- Diana Krall
Obligatory bonus cut:
Ways & Means -- Snow Patrol
Thursday, January 06, 2011
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
In this episode of "what Digby said..." a rational approach to the retirement age is proffered from J.K. Galbraith which would have the net effect of opening up some much needed employment opportunities for the young'uns.
Nice "flair" on the old dude in the picture, eh?