Tuesday, May 16, 2006

What does the military industrial complex and oreo cookies have to do with each other? To find out click here.



I just got back from a great hole-in-the-wall music shop in downtown Green Bay where I picked up Springsteen's latest We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, Wilco's live album Kicking Television: Live in Chicago and Thin Lizzy's - a surpassingly underappreciated band - Jailbreak. Overall, I'm looking forward to listening to the Boss' disc the most. His previous release, Devils and Dust, was decent but petered out after the title track. I expect it to do for Pete Seeger and traditional folk standards what Wilco and Billy Bragg did for Woody Guthrie with 1998's thoroughly enjoyable Mermaid Avenue, that is, make what seems like musty relics into something dazzling, approachable and relevant. I'll be sure to post my thoughts after I've had time to fully digest it.

1 comment:

Ming said...

Interesting video. I often have a hard time believing how much money is spent on psyching out the opposition. Harper wanted to do some military spending here to protect the far North. I somehow don't think it's necessary and if moving toward privatization of health care is the way he's going to support that initiative, I'm ridiculously opposed. I'd go on a Harper Bush rant, but I feel a sudden urge for Oreos ...