Shut up, so your voice can be heard
"Eric Cantor calls for GOP unity"
Do you frackin' hear me Ted Cruz? Do ya? Do ya' punk? Come outside and I'll kick your as*!
Next week on Politico: Eric Cantor cries on the political playground, calls for teacher
"Eric Cantor calls for GOP unity"
Just saw the HBO doc Six By Sondheim. It's a fascinating look at our foremost Broadway composer, going over his entire life and career while concentrating on six numbers. Sondheim is at an age where the accolades are coming fast while the chances for new productions are fading. Indeed, his last original musical on Broadway was Passion, in 1994. Since then, the Great White Way has seen 20 Sondheim revivals or retrospectives, so they still love him, but please, nothing new.
Okay, Mary Katherine Ham, hot conservative news commentator, fine, I get it, I even approve it. Even so, eh. Not so much regarding her particularly, just rather to the cliche or obviousness of it. Lots of hot conservative or sort of conservative commentators and if most are just good to have out there to fill the news space, some of them are even good at the substance (you go, Dana and Megyn).
Homeland may be the best hour of TV on right now, but it still isn't what it used to be. I just watched the latest episode, "Big Man In Tehran," the next-to-last for season three, and I'm pretty sure this is the weakest season yet.
Let's say happy birthday to David Stuart Chadwick, better known as Chad Stuart of Chad & Jeremy. The duo had their moment in the sun during the British Invasion, and left behind a handful of pleasant songs, some of which Chad wrote. (The two also showed some acting talent as The Redcoats--Fred and Ernie--in an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show.)
So I happen to know, or anyway, believe, that one of LAGuy's favorite concepts is the idea (maybe moment is a better word) of when people change their mind on some contested topic of importance to them.
Hanukkah came so early this year I forgot to put up some related music, but hey, it's still the holiday season, so why not?
Let's celebrate the birthday of bluesman Junior Wells.
Here's a nice article about counting things and how to ask the right questions.
Happy birthday, Jerry Butler, a great soul singer and songwriter, whose recordings were on the charts over four decades.
Believe it or not, if Jim Morrison had lived, he'd be 70 today. But even if he had, I think his music would still outlive him.
The author of From Fleeting to Forever: A Guide to Enjoying and Preserving Your Digital Photos and Videos is worried that forever is, um, terminal.
On a Lincoln Town Car: LEGANTE. Is this a word in a romance tongue, or elegant with the first letter put last?
I was watching one of the stranger episodes of The Sopranos, "Luxury Lounge" with the closed captioning on. A scene in Artie Bucco's restaurant, Nuovo Vesuvio, started and the CC identified the background music as Motown. Except it wasn't.
It's good to see Party Down--all 20 episodes--being repeated on the newly-former Esquire Channel. Anything that spreads my favorite sitcom of the past ten years is fine with me.
So Martin Bashir is no longer at MSNBC. (He says he resigned, but I get the impression the channel resigned him.) It's due to a statement he made about Sarah Palin. She'd compared the national debt to slavery and he responded. Let me give you the full response, since general descriptions tend to miss the full flavor.
Megan is lovely, but not quite clear on the concept:
Bringin' home the bacon at no. 20.
Happy birthday, Jim Messina. He's probably best known as half of Loggins and Messina, but did some cool stuff before that, working with Buffalo Springfield and Poco.
I was recently at a party in Silver Lake. One person was holding forth on Obamacare. He wasn't thrilled with the troubles it's been going through but he's sure it will ultimately win the day. And he believes--as do I--that the whole program is built as a slippery slope into single payer. Our difference is he thinks that's a good thing.