Shot Of Rhythm

[ Wednesday, September 07, 2005 ]



Off to New Jersey tomorrow to present a paper at a three-day Bruce Springsteen Symposium. Hopefully, it'll be a lot of fun.

In other news:
-Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are still devastated.
-The federal government continues to refuse blame.
-I started TA-ing today.
-The new Rolling Stones album is quite good.

On the box right now: Rolling Stones, A BIGGER BANG.


Dove With Claws [5:43 PM]

[ Monday, September 05, 2005 ]


Our daily dose of insanity



Former first lady and mother to President Bush said Monday thatevacuees from New Orleans have found a home in Houston."Almost everyone I've talked to says we're going to move to Houston," Barbara Bush told NPR. "What I'm hearing is they all want to stay in Texas. Everyone is sooverwhelmed by the hospitality."And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this (she chuckles slightly)--this is working very well for them."


On the box right now: Various Artists, TROJAN REGGAE SOUL, Disc 1.


Dove With Claws [7:53 PM]

[ Sunday, September 04, 2005 ]


Somewhere, Woody Guthrie is smiling...

...and why? Because Bob Schieffer savaged the class-ist politics surrounding the Katrina response on national TV today.

See here:

Of course, Woody's probably too busy crying over the death and destruction to get too happy for too long...

On the box right now: Kanye West, LATE REGISTRATION.


Dove With Claws [3:07 PM]


Today's essential viewing

Much like the surprise I felt when I saw the Fox News clip I posted yesterday, it was shocking to see the following bits of honesty on the network morning shows today:

Here's Tim Russert speaking (quite literally) truth to power:

Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu's had enough: (You've gotta scroll down a little for this one. It's worth it.)

This one features Aaron Broussard, the President of Louisiana's Jefferson Parish. It speaks for itself, but - even if you don't watch much of what I post - please watch this:

Then, as if that weren't enough, here's - believe it or not - Celine Dion: Scroll down to the "WATCH THIS" tab on the right, and click on the Dion link.

On the box right now: Marty Stuart, SOUL'S CHAPEL.


Dove With Claws [11:07 AM]