Shot Of Rhythm

[ Saturday, August 06, 2005 ]


A thought

A while back, Kenneth pondered why use of the word "snarky" has skyrocketed in the last few years. For some reason, I started thinking about that the other day, and developed the following hypothesis that, upon further reflection, I think holds some value: could it be that we use "snarky" when we really mean "sassy," because "sassy" sounds too feminine (whatever that means)? Well, kids? Have we thoughts?

On the box right now: Gap Band, ULTIMATE COLLECTION. I found a cheap copy of this on clearance, and I'm pleasantly surprised at how much I'm enjoying it.


Dove With Claws [8:04 AM]

[ Friday, August 05, 2005 ]


Self-destruction and fulfillment

The only thing sweeter than watching Robert Novak's on-air meltdown yesterday was Jon Stewart's sublime reaction to it on THE DAILY SHOW that night. As great as everything on THE DAILY SHOW is, I think their media satire is probably where the show is at its strongest, and that - combined with the obvious sweetness of remembering Stewart's truth-to-power outburst on CROSSFIRE last year - made the show's treatment of Novak (a true asshole of the highest order) almost indescribably great.

On the box right now: Various Artists, SOUTHERN SOUL SHOWCASE: CRYING IN THE STREETS. Another disc of prime Southern soul, this time from Nashville's SSS International Records.


Dove With Claws [1:02 PM]

[ Tuesday, August 02, 2005 ]


Is it just me...

...or is Bush appointee John Bolton's auspicious mustache reason enough for him not to have been appointed? See here:

Of course, as could be expected, he's a war-mongering, hot-headed prick, so the mustache isn't the only reason that he shouldn't have been approved, and probably wouldn't have been approved. Oh, what's that you say? Bush appointed him during a congressional recess to avoid a potentially embarassing defection by Republicans to the anti-Bolton side? Nuts! Foiled again!

On the box right now: Heavy Trash, HEAVY TRASH. I'm not a huge Jon Spencer fan (in fact, sometimes I think he's nearly minstrel-like), but I can't deny his newest project, a garage/rockabilly record with good grooves and fat guitars.


Dove With Claws [7:40 AM]