March 25, 2011


Thoughts while celebrating along with my across-the-aisle liberals and Democrats the one-year anniversary of Obamacare:

This is just a great story. ‘Scuze the language therein, but I love reading stories like this – as human beings we have so much potential for doing good but spend so much time destroying God’s creation and His created. I’m all about redemption, not destruction. Which leads me to…

You’ll never hear it from the mainstream dino-media, but Sarah Palin has a more cohesive doctrine about the intervention in Libya than Barack Obama does. I don’t think she’d be my first choice for GOP presidential nominee, but frankly, you can’t get any worse than the empty suit / empty office we have. Barack’s got me almost longing for the days of Jimmy Carter (the first presidential candidate I ever voted for, BTW, I’m ashamed to say).

Put me down as a favorite of any 2012 Republican ticket that features Herman Cain, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, or both. This bloated federal bureaucracy needs people serious about trimming government waste and spending, and these two are the ones who can do it.

This is a great book. As a fan of mid-century modern style architecture and design, I was just going nuts over the photos contained therein. I don’t belong in this world or this time. If I had my way I’d do my whole house in mid-50s to mid-60s furniture, accents, and colors: robins egg blue and white metal cabinets and appliances in the kitchen, pink and flourescent mirror lighting in the bath…

…upon which, Tracey would throw me out of the house, leaving me no other choice but to head to Gila Bend. 🙂

Can we please stop all this nonsense about Michelle Obama being the second coming of Jackie Kennedy? I don’t know if Michelle is a nice lady or otherwise (my sense is the otherwise), but Jackie had more class in the fingernail of her right index finger than this Ms. Obama could ever dream of having.

Found this classic Paul McCartney and Wings tune from 1972 on YouTube. I always wondered what the lyrics of the song were – turns out, with good reason, as there are no lyrics, it’s just Paul doing vocal calisthenics. It’s a great cut, love the cheesy Farfisa organ and the feedback ringing in the background. McCartney must have been listening to a lot of early Steve Winwood, because that’s what it sounds like to me.

…but, while on the subject of McCartney’s post-Beatles career, it’s not as good as this great cut from “Ram”. Or this single.

…or this one that my grandfather loved to hear. I can’t hear this tune without thinking of the two of us living together on the first floor of my family’s two-story house after my grandmother’s death. Great memories…

Looks like this should have been a Paul McCartney music post, eh?

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  1. My Dad loved Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey and I have no idea why. He was a big band guy mostly. Hi Hi Hi had a great B side but I simply cannot remember what it was. In fact, Hi Hi Hi may have even been the B side.

    Comment by Rob — March 25, 2011 @ 4:26 am


  2. Actually, C Moon was the B side to Hi, Hi, Hi. The best thing about Hi, Hi, Hi, was the tag with that monstrous church organ wailing. The rest of the song was fairly forgettable, but I’ve always been a sucker for songs having different tags.

    Here’s the link to C Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x–x_5hu7Q

    It’s a quirky little hummable tune.

    Comment by The Great White Shank — March 25, 2011 @ 10:13 am


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