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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Haven't Done This In A While (And Other Things)

What I've been listening to these last couple of days. Now that summer's rolled around, maybe I can do this again:

Art Tatum - The Definitive
Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage
Dexter Gordon - Our Man In paris (shift key broken)
Joe Henderson - In 'N out
Clarence Carter - Snatching It Back
Derek Trucks Band - Joyful Noise
DTB - Soul Serenade
The Commitments - Soundtrack
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - The Essential
Marvin Gaye - I Want You
Derek - Songlines
Sheryl Crow - The Very Best of (scored tickets for August!)
Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
RS - Exile
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
Elvis Presley - From Elvis In Memphis

for the most part, a running theme throughout. Thanks to Peter Guralnik.

More examples of John McCain doing all he can to negate his career as a "maverick" and push for the continuation of the Bush legacy: publicly support warrantless wiretapping and state that the Supreme Court's Friday decision that Gitmo is basically unconstitutional as 'one of the worst decisions in the nation's history'. Really? That the government must act within its own guidelines? That this government, like ALL governments, must remain limited in power and can be checked, even, sometimes by itself when the consent of the governed is ignored? So far, McCain, in claiming his independence from the current disaster, is batting 1000% in making himself the heir to the throne. GI Bill? Nah. Energy? Gas tax break!!! Iran? Bomb 'em. Democrats? Appeasers claim is faulty as his party is responsible for doing the same thing with good results. Free talking express or whatever. Want McCain? You can have him. Just keep this free wheelin' maverick the hell away from 1600 PA Ave.