Shot Of Rhythm

[ Friday, June 11, 2004 ]


Life's little ups and downs

So, for those who don't know, I'm laid up for 6 to 8 weeks with a broken leg. Not exactly the way I wanted things to go, but it could've been much worse. (Could've been September, after all...) Anyway, I'll still be harassing y'all with my thoughts, opinions, fire-bells and hallucinations. Nothing more right now, though.

On the box right now: Gretchen Wilson, HERE FOR THE PARTY


Dove With Claws [11:07 AM]

[ Sunday, June 06, 2004 ]



Ronald Reagan passed on yesterday. I'm sincerely sorry that he had to suffer while he died, but I'm more sorry that we had to suffer while he lived. Prepare for a right-wing canonization the likes of which may be unprecedented. I only hope that the Moron-In-Chief doesn't get a sympathy bounce from all this. (Maybe if he and his Republican cronies had supported stem-cell research, Alzheimer's - and many other diseases - wouldn't claim the lives they do. Recently, even Nancy Reagan was saying this.)

Perhaps the most telling remark I heard made was in reference to the way that Reagan ("The Great Communicator") could "make even the most complex thing sound simple, reduce it to a single sentence that got his point across." That's a very sinister proposition, don't you think? Of course, if we had a left-wing version, I don't think I'd complain. So fuck me.

On the box right now: Donny Hathaway, THESE SONGS FOR YOU LIVE. Hathaway's version of "You've Got A Friend" is really beautiful and moving.


Dove With Claws [9:01 AM]