7:11 am July 25, 2009, by Jay
The blog will return Monday, Aug. 3. Until then …
July 31st, 20093:04 pm
Gonna stick with some more fantastic talent from the Emerald isle:
July 31st, 20093:09 pm
AmVet, always liked Rory. I have been wondering all day what you would post first. Good one! And no fair posting two at a time,that’s cheatin!!
July 31st, 20093:11 pm
Standard fare from the left. You cannot dispute the information presented so you attack the person and the institution.
Three words: liberal mainstream media. These three words have been the pejorative mantra for Fox News since it’s inception.
July 31st, 20093:13 pm
funny thing I just got turned on to rory Gallager a couple of days ago,great stuff
July 31st, 20093:18 pm
Thanks for “giving” me a song, a nice hum along at that. I do like those easy going ones.
A MEGALODON??? with ten inch teeth? What a smile he must have had! (Sounds like a Democrat after the last election.) Anyway, I’m kinda glad he and his are no longer hanging around.
Last summer ,we went to Tybee and only met with a hurricane. Still had fun. Now they say they caught a 19 foot alligator that was not afraid of people at Tybee. I bet he had at least 5 inch teeth. Hmmm Maybe some vacation time at Port Royal with the fossils would be nice..
See ya later…..
July 31st, 20093:23 pm
Dusty, my pleasure!
July 31st, 20093:26 pm
Normal, are you home now?
July 31st, 20093:30 pm
It’s 3:30 and I’m outta here in a half hour…Scooter, you started drinking at noon? I’ll be caught up with you by 5:00…
We Don't Need No Steenking Government
July 31st, 20093:31 pm
If you think that you are insured with that AIG policy, you might want to think again.
July 31st, 20093:33 pm
A little more traveling music.
July 31st, 20093:34 pm
I saw these guys in a little club in Ipswich. What a band…
July 31st, 20093:36 pm
“Did they say what they’re going to do with my body when they kill me in the hospitle under this plan? Can I have a Christian burial?”
You’re going green. As in Soylent.
July 31st, 20093:37 pm
EXcellent choice on the video!! that’s one of my favorite REM songs … and one of those that makes me say “what in the name of Bubba is that man SAYing!!??!!”
and I’ve had a couple of glasses of shiraz, so I’m catching up …
July 31st, 20093:38 pm
Good luck on catching up with me Normal. I’m a pro at drinking!
July 31st, 20093:41 pm
Hey, AmVet –
since you like your music with a side of Celt, may I suggest some Carbon Leaf?? they hail from VA, but they play a mean mandolin and tin whistle …
(and, if I’m not mistaken, I believe that’s a little Galactica action going on in the video)
July 31st, 20093:44 pm
Senator Christopher Dodd, one of the leading forces for healthcare reform, has prostate cancer.
Isn’t that just too ironic?
July 31st, 20093:45 pm
and here’s a little more Carbon Leaf live …
July 31st, 2009
Good luck on catching up with me Normal. I’m a pro at drinking!
Scooter…I’m an ex-sailor….
July 31st, 20093:52 pm
Normal, no fair drinking torpedo juice dude!
Still more fantastic talent from The Emerald Isle.
July 31st, 20093:54 pm
Pg257 SEC1001 Lines 4-10- The Nationalist Unilaterest Committee of Disposal of Human Remains and/or Pet carcass will be formed. This section describes the form and functions of said committee and the authority thereby delegated.
Basically your body will be disposed of depending upon your lifetime carbon footprint. The above committee will decide.
July 31st, 20093:56 pm
Kamchak, I think I missed something????
Aw right! I’m outta here! Be back in 45 minutes. It’s music time!
Fly magic carpet…
July 31st, 20093:58 pm
Though I disagree with the basic “birther” premise and feel that that is the least of this morons problems, I guess you might say I am a birther in that I do not believe Ooobalama was ever born to be a president. Pathetic.
July 31st, 20093:59 pm
sticking to the Irish themehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBTwfQETP3M
July 31st, 20094:00 pm
Thanks USinUK, loved the harmonies in that piece at 3:45.
One of the great parts of this regular Friday music-fest is the chance to find all kinds of new bands and sounds.
Keep on rockin’.
How about something from a southern California boy?
July 31st, 20094:05 pm
Pogo, he may not have been born to be the POTUS but I guess we gota face the music! Don’t we?
July 31st, 20094:08 pm
The hammer comes down:
Three CBO strikes and you’re out cold. Though it must be admitted that the White House itself added to the farcical nature of its frantic and futile cost-cutting when budget director Peter Orszag held a three-hour brainstorming session with Senate Finance Committee aides trying to find ways to save. “At one point,” reports The Wall Street Journal, “they flipped through the tax code, looking for ideas.” Looking for ideas? Months into the president’s health care drive and just days before his deadline for Congress to pass real legislation? You gonna give this gang the power to remake one-sixth of the U.S. Economy?
Not likely. Whatever structural reforms dribble out of Congress before the August recess will likely not survive the year. In the end, Obama will have to settle for something very modest. And indeed it will be health-insurance reform.
To win back the vast constituency that has insurance, is happy with it, and is mightily resisting the fatal lures of Obamacare, the president will in the end simply impose heavy regulations on the insurance companies that will make what you already have secure, portable and imperishable: no policy cancellations, no pre-existing condition requirements, perhaps even a cap on out-of-pocket expenses.
Nirvana. But wouldn’t this bankrupt the insurance companies? Of course it would. There will be only one way to make this work: Impose an individual mandate. Force the 18 million Americans between 18 and 34 who (often quite rationally) forgo health insurance to buy it. This will create a huge new pool of customers who rarely get sick but will be paying premiums every month. And those premiums will subsidize nirvana health insurance for older folks.
Net result? Another huge transfer of wealth from the young to the old, the now-routine specialty of the baby boomers; an end to the dream of imposing European-style health care on the U.S.; and a president who before Christmas will wave his pen, proclaim victory and watch as the newest conventional wisdom reaffirms his divinity. — Charles Krauthammer
It has been said “The more things change the more they stay the same.”
It’s near impossible to pick a favorite…much less three. I do love Dylan. I do love Simon, Paul.
I do so love The Obvious Child
He brought in local talent with two of his albums — Rhythm of the Saints (Brazil) and Graceland (South Africa). Awesome! Regardless of circumstances, music lifts the soul.
Paul’s lost his voice but not his passion/talent for composition.
Too bad all you folks that have suddenly grown concerned about what goes on in Washington were not alive back during the Bush/Cheney dynasty. We could have really used some help back when something could have been done to avert this mess that we are now in.
July 31st, 20094:14 pm
Yeah, I missed a letter. Let’s try another song from the same artist.
July 31st, 20094:20 pm
Scooter, Normal – it’s your fault. Just opened a Terrapin Golden Ale. Ah….. Not bad. Later.
July 31st, 20094:21 pm
Got that one Kamchak!
July 31st, 20094:24 pm
Penn, I hope you are not driving, if so be careful!
July 31st, 20094:27 pm
glad to know I am drinking with other pros (opens another beer)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnmpGTopXko
July 31st, 20094:29 pm
oh, dude!! Jackson Brown … love him … he’s so deceptively simple – the first listen, you think “yeah, he’s good, but nothing special” … then, after a couple more listens, you realize that there’s more there than you originally thought …
(and he’s fantastic driving music when you’re out on a road trip)
July 31st, 20094:33 pm
Isn’t Jackson Brown a wife beater?
Here’s some traveling music for ya
July 31st, 20094:34 pm
Music from my roots!
July 31st, 20094:37 pm
And there ain’t nothing wrong with the way she moves
All scarlett begonias and a touch of the blues
And there ain’t nothing wrong with the love in her eyes.
I had to learn the hard way,
just to let her pass by.
These guys do “Scarlett Begonias” better than the Dead.
July 31st, 20094:38 pm
July 31st, 2009
Maybe we should change the election processs?
FrankLee, in case you missed it this morning!
July 31st, 20094:40 pm
Scooter … I’ll take your video and raise you one …
July 31st, 20094:44 pm
“Dow enjoys strongest July in 20 years, up 8.6 pct.”
NEW YORK (AP) – Traders used good news about the economy Friday to give the Dow Jones industrials their best July in 20 years. Stocks closed mostly higher Friday after the government said the economy shrank at a slower pace than expected in the April-June quarter.
(I’m scared to death. Too much, too soon)
July 31st, 20094:47 pm
Turn up the volume! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mguzKze1sYo
July 31st, 20094:48 pm
crazy funny USinUK
July 31st, 20094:49 pm
What a killer tale.
The morale of this story is it don’t pay to be drunk and horney.
I can’t beleive Ron Jeremy is in this story.
Hillbilly, you will like the Gibson solo.
July 31st, 20094:51 pm
I’m back…Travelin’ Music
July 31st, 20094:52 pm
The ultimate traveling song when I’m away from home.
An interesting alternate version featuring Stevie Winwood
USinUK, I fold! That was awesome!
July 31st, 20094:55 pm
“Responding to dozens of requests from the public, the Defense Department has released 146 more photos from the infamous Air Force One flyover that struck fear in thousands of unsuspecting New Yorkers in April.”
(Click fast and the planes are flying.)
July 31st, 20094:57 pm
Sergeant Crowley, the sole class act in this trio, helps the handicapped Professor Gates down the stairs, while Barack Obama, heedless of the infirmities of his friend and fellow victim of self-defined racial profiling, strides ahead on his own. So who is compassionate? And who is so self-involved and arrogant that he is oblivious?
What’s that saying about the worth of a picture?
July 31st, 20094:58 pm
Here’s another…I’m Lefty, heh
July 31st, 20095:00 pm
July 31st, 2009
Great fun….and dance!
I feel like bad kids when the parents are out of town,drinking playing loud music having a party!
July 31st, 20095:04 pm
Jt @ 4:49
That won’t play on my junky computer. Thanks for trying though. I do love a good, dirty, Les Paul.
Normal @ 4:58
Check out this version of Highwayman. To me this one is much better, what do you think?
July 31st, 20095:05 pm
July 31st, 2009
Great expose. A leader leads. Protocol.
July 31st, 20095:06 pm
RW, shame on you for exposing the prez like that! lol
Scooter and FLD –
they made it to the finals (down to the final 3 acts, in fact) and were just awesome … and the coolest thing about them is that you can tell how much they absolutely love each other … herre they are at the final:
July 31st, 20095:07 pm
USinUk, hey some people get Browne’s music and some don’t. Different strokes for different folks…
For getalife, josef and everyone with a Loosiana connection…
I heard this for the first time driving around NYC and went out and bought the album immediately.
Again, my recommendation is turn them speakers UP.
July 31st, 20095:08 pm
July 31st, 2009
Time for an upgrade?
July 31st, 20095:09 pm
Warning: Not for the faint of heart. Saw this video first on Beavis and B-head some years ago and had to buy the CD.
July 31st, 20095:12 pm
We celebrated Mom’s 60th birthday with Glen Campbell at the Las Vegas Hilton in 1973. He did Rocky Top.
July 31st, 20095:15 pm
Normal, in regard for your post when leaving work!
July 31st, 20095:16 pm
awesome song … and amazing scene from Billy Elliot …
but did he do Rhinestone Cowboy … ???
July 31st, 20095:18 pm
Somebody play “Carry me out to the BallGame”. The Braves just traded Kochman (first base) for Adam LaRoche. First they get rid of LaRoche a few years ago and now they bring him back?? Huh? If I read correctly there is about a 5 million difference in salary, LaRoche being the high one.
Ah well, “Ours is not to question why. Ours is but to stand and sigh.”
It’s gonna be Ok. I said, it’s gonna be OK. Ok OK I said OK!
And 5 million is small change. BUT 5 TRILLION!!! It’s OK OK OK It’s just CHANGE!! Small change!! OK OK OK
How many fingers does this guy have?
July 31st, 20095:22 pm
Yeah I need an upgrade but times are hard now, ya’ know. Maybe someday.
I saw Glen Campbell a couple years ago. I’ve always been a huge fan of his; he’s a musician’s musician. The guy is in his 70’s now and I think his voice has more color and depth now than it ever did and his guitar playin’ is off the charts. Some of these songs he’s been playing 30 years and he’s still changing up his solos and lead lines.
Any guitar players out there might enjoy this little chat with Steve Lukather and Glen. There’s some scorching acoustic picking in it.
July 31st, 20095:23 pm
Not as good as Glen’s version, but I couldn’t find his:
July 31st, 20095:24 pm
Here ya go Dusty!
July 31st, 20095:28 pm
July 31st, 2009
It wasn’t released until 1975:
July 31st, 20095:29 pm
Hillbilly, Glenn Campbell and a full orchestra is truly good, but the bona fides of Willie, Kris, and Johnny give real meat to the other version…
July 31st, 20095:30 pm
Hard, real hard, to believe, but there is not a single instrument in this piece – it’s all his voice run through an emulator.
July 31st, 20095:32 pm
Rhinestone Cowboy hadn’t come out in ‘73.
He appears to have 10 fingers but he’s getting maximum usage from them. He’s quite good.
Glen Campbell was one of the “Wrecking Crew”, who were studio musicians in LA in the 60’s. He played on all the Sinatra records, Dean Martin stuff, All the Phil Spector records, Jan & Dean, the Beach Boys, Righteous Brothers and many more. He doesn’t read music and on the charts they would just write in “Glen’s part” and he’d make it up as he went.
July 31st, 20095:34 pm
From the “different” file for sure: one of my favorites from former group Dead Can Dance.
The beat comes in at about 2 minutes; ignore the interview at the end. The only copy I could find.
Turn in the garden
Shades of one
Favored signs to find hope
In the rounds of life
Favored rhymes to find hope
In the sands of life
Fence in your heart
July 31st, 20095:36 pm
July 31st, 2009
SCOOTER Great video with that! Thanks!
July 31st, 20095:41 pm
Shatner’s gem from 2004:
stavros flatly rules! thanks USinUK
I owed to ya Normal!
July 31st, 20095:44 pm
Well he can’t sing, Hillbilly. I’ve listened to a couple of his videos….when he gets to goin’ on that thing, it ceases to be music. While you guys are posting videos, I’m checking out the margins. Sometimes people like him….Zakk can play something really nice/pretty, then they get ahead of themselves with
I don’t know what.
Gorgeous, enough to make an angel’s heart run wild…
While we’re shredding…..
I Report :-) You Whine :-(
July 31st, 20095:45 pm
But wait. What if you need a kidney transplant or a hip replacement and the same geniuses who’re administering clunkfare have taken over the medical system? “Sorry, we’re out of money, come back next October.” It sounds facetious, but this is what actually happens in Canada and Europe.-Taranto
1 Billion @ $4500 each would 222,222 new car sales, and that is if they all meet the $4500 threshold.
(How much more bling will the Acorn folks be sportin this weekend?)
Nuthin’ personal, but Todd does not have the voice for a cappella. Too harsh.
July 31st, 20095:46 pm
re: Rhinestone Cowbloke … all I could remember is that it was from sometime in my childhood …
but, if we’re gonna talk Glen …
I always thought this was a great song
July 31st, 20095:49 pm
okay … if we’re talking songs from my childhood, this was one of my favorites … I remember singing it while listening to the AM radio station …
July 31st, 20095:50 pm
Hillbilly, that “They Only Come Out at Night” LP is still one of my all time favorites.
Something sweet from that record. And my idea of Texas country music!
July 31st, 20095:51 pm
The proposal would allow attorneys to deduct fees and expenses up-front for filing contingency-fee lawsuits. The proposal amounts to about a $1.6 billion tax break for plaintiffs’ attorneys, estimates indicate.
“You cannot have a stand alone bill to help lawyers … so we have to tuck it into something,” she said-Taranto
The democrats finally found some capitalists they love, the lawyers.
July 31st, 20095:54 pm
That video you posted is the only thing I’ve seen of his. A lot of musicians sometimes get carried away with the fancy licks instead of playing for the song. Cardinal rule of music though, if you liked it, it was good, if you didn’t, it wasn’t. (IWH)
I’ve always thought Boz was underappreciated and that’s one of his better songs to me.
That’s a great song. One of Glen’s many hits written by Jimmy Webb (who’d written several million sellers by the time he was 21). They made quite a team. This one is a lesser known collaboration of theirs but it’s one of my favorites. The lyrics are pure poetry. Linda Rondstadt did it too but I thought her version paled in comparision to this, both vocally and musically.
I try to post stuff people don’t normally hear. I get a kick out of posting something somebody wouldn’t usually listen to and hearing them say they like it. For me, that’s cool. So anyhow boys and girls, this one is for me.
Government Spending Supports GDP Growth in Second Quarter
By Dean Baker
The stimulus boosted the economy in the second quarter, but we will still face double-digit unemployment for years.
GDP shrank at a 1.0 percent annual rate in the second quarter, as the effects of the stimulus began to be felt. The government sector added 1.12 percentage points to growth. Most of this growth (0.82 percentage points) was at the federal level, but the stimulus allowed for a modest 2.4 percent growth in state and local spending, which added 0.3 percentage points to growth for the quarter. By contrast, the first quarter saw a 0.19 percent contraction of the state and local sectors.
July 31st, 20095:55 pm
Imagine being in your thirties when you first heard Rhinestone Cowboy and now reading somebody who remembers it only vaguely from childhood. Old age is cruel!
July 31st, 20096:00 pm
Here he is again.
I think that’s his single guitar (lovely) but lawd ah mercy, must he sing?
July 31st, 20096:01 pm
Hillbilly … did you say Linda Ronstadt cover??? why I believe you did!
here’s one of my favs:
(at the risk of sounding like a total dork, how nice is it to see someone up on stage – just her and a mic, singing … not pole dancing while lipsynching to a track that was computer-sweetened … )
July 31st, 20096:03 pm
What the heck am I sayin’?
I like Bob Dylan’s voice.
July 31st, 20096:04 pm
Hillbilly at 5:54, one of my favorites. Here’s Linda Ronstadt’s version:
ok I been drinking enough to post this
July 31st, 20096:06 pm
look at it this way … I grew up with the BeeGees and disco … you had MUCH better music, you got to see the birth of rock – you got to see Elvis, the Beatles, the Stones, the Who … I think you definitely got the better end of the deal
July 31st, 20096:07 pm
“ok I been drinking enough to post this”
GAH!!! the rest of us haven’t!!!
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