October 11, 2010
Over this past weekend, we received the news that one of soul’s greatest practitioners, the man whose voice has been described as “sweet thunder,” Solomon Burke, had passed away.
Charles Young has a fine remembrance piece in Rolling Stone – Solomon Burke remembered
His discography is substantial, and his influence profound. This one, “Cry to Me,” remains my favorite:
Angels, here comes the choirmaster.
October 8, 2010
This is one of those documentaries that everyone should watch, but I can’t; because I get so damned angry. Not just at what I’m seeing and hearing, but in the knowledge that the arrogant, greedy sons-of-bitches who took the economy over the cliff – bankers, investors, and government officials – walked away scott-free and rich, while milllions of people lost jobs, homes, futures. Of course, they lacked the intergrity or the simple courage to sit down and be interviewed by Ferguson.
May they suffer in Hell.
Inside Job review
Here’s the trailer – Inside Job
October 3, 2010
Via the good people at Crooks and Liars blog – Go, Bernie
October 2, 2010
General estimate is 175,000 people came to the One Nation Working Together rally on the Mall today. This without months of media (well, Fox) hype and big-bucks backers. Meanwhile, the Tea Party can’t manage a national convention.
Here’s some of the coverage:
NYT – Times on the Rally
WPOST – Post shows up
And HuffPost – Right On
Reuters – Love the \"dogs\" simile
Whether Obama & Co will listen is an open question (I’m not giving odds). Whether this will translate into a counter-wave to the Tea Party zaniness is likewise problematic. It could be argued that the people who came to DC aren’t the people who might sit at home and not vote, and whether their enthusiasm is infectious is hard to say at this point. I have seen polling that shows Dems describing themselves as fired-up at almost 60 percent, up significantly in recent weeks.
31 days `til Nov. 2nd.