Friday, July 07, 2006
Warning: I Have Been Sucked In...
Speaking of music, I heard a couple of new things on the radio yesterday that I really liked. Soul Asylum (pictured) has a new album coming out July 11 (I believe it is already available on iTunes). The album is titled THE SILVER LINING, and I really like the featured single, Stand Up And Be Strong. There website features clips of several of the albums songs, and it definitely will be on my purchase list come payday.
A band from Omaha (hard to believe, I know), Tilly And The Wall, has been all over public and college radio the last couple of weeks. They have gotten rave reviews on Fresh Air and ATC, and were featured yesterday on World Cafe. This is what World Cafe's website has to say about them:
The first thing listeners will probably notice about the indie-pop band Tilly and the Wall is its use of tap-dancing in place of drumming. While that helps set it apart from its peers, it's the Omaha natives' infectious blend of girl-group vocal harmonies, brash rock and tightly constructed pop that makes it far more than the sum of its gimmicks.
They played a three song set on yesterdays show, which you can hear HERE
Al Gore is interviewed in ROLLING STONE (yes, I realize I am probably their oldest subscriber) this week. Gore on Bush:
...Bush is insulated - his staff smiles a lot and only gives him news that he wants to hear. Unfortunately, they still have this delusion they are creating their own reality. As George Orwell wrote, we human beings are capable of believing something that's not true long after the accumulated evidence would convince any reasonable person that it is wrong. And when leaders persist in that error, sooner or later they will have a collision with reality, often on a battlefield.
ROLLING STONE on the sad state of the Democratic Party:
... but the dream of a Gore candidacy also underscores the pathetic core of today's Democratic Party. It has become so unusual to hear a mainstream Democratic politician speak with a sense of conviction that when one does, people start practically begging him to run.
I also heard that Gore talks about the Alberta Oilsands in his RS interview. In response, our premier, Uncle Ralphie, was going on and on about how the US needs our oil and what did the reporters expect the world to run on? Um let me think...solar power, wind power, hydrogen cells, need I go on? Sheesh - no one is thinking long term except for the president of the US...oops sorry, I mean the man who was ELECTED president but isn't.
Hell in a handbasket? Already bought my ticket - going first class.
I certainly see the attraction of Gore and maybe to a lesser extent, Russ Feingold. They both are not afraid to say something that might not be popular politically. I'd be overjoyed to have either as a president.
Beware. They lace the "log in" button with heroine. If you log in once, you'll be addicted for life.
brig - yes, I am ever so slightly older than Al
debra - you know this means i will be expecting an invite to your friends list!
Hugs to you sweets!