Oh, wow.  I NEVER knew this film existed. I”ve raved for years about the “Friends and Love” concert, held 42 years ago this month, at the Eastman Theater in my home town of Rochester NY… what a concert… but never knew this film existed until about ten minutes ago. This was the concert that started […]

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davidl on May 31st, 2012

Heckled yes. shouted down, no.  from Alica M. Cohn, Hill: Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod was shouted down Thursday at an event in Boston that was staged to attack Mitt Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts. Axelrod called the press conference to hammer home the Obama campaign’s critique of Romney’s time as governor, and brought […]

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davidl on May 31st, 2012

I wonder if David Axelrod’s found the mole, yet? Because it’s not precisely accidental that Axelrod got rhetorically ambushed today at his take-em-by-surprise press conference, while Mitt Romney did not. Moe Lane. Is the Obama campaign sinking.   I am not a big Mitt Romney fan.  Then who is?   However unlike John McLame in 2008,  Romney […]

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Eric Florack on May 30th, 2012

Underplayed, this one is. Too pop for Jazz stations, I guess, and too Jazz for pop stations, even soft rockers. But it fits both, I’ve always thought.

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davidl on May 30th, 2012

With the Obama administration, gaffes are not a bug but, rather feature, via Doug Powers @ Michelle Malkin: US President Barack Obama’s description of a Nazi German Holocaust site as a “Polish death camp” shocked Poland, whose leaders insist the record be set straight 67 years after World War II. Obama on Tuesday labeled the […]

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Eric Florack on May 30th, 2012

Walter Russell Mead notes: Scott Walker’s union battles may be getting all the headlines at the moment, but far away in the Empire State a very different governor is getting into a battle of his own with the unions. Although Andrew Cuomo’s union fights have not been the sort of cage match as Gov Walker’s […]

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Kimberlin versus Walker makes the traditional media.    Brett you are now a celebrity. Aaron Walker’s arrested explained, by David Hogberg, Investor’s Business Daily: Here’s what seems to have happened. Although Kimberlin’s first peace order against Walker was eventually thrown out on appeal, it appears that while it was in effect Walker wrote a blog post […]

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Eric Florack on May 29th, 2012

Even most Boston fans didn’t know about this one. Yes, that’s Brad Delp on vocals.

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I got a headache trying to sort out the details of the Speedway Bomber, ‘b/k/a Brett Kimberlin versus Aaron Walker.    So instead, feast on this,  sweet, cute, head strong, smart and only six years old, from Associated Press: McLEAN, Va. — At 6 years old, Lori Anne Madison is the youngest person ever to qualify […]

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davidl on May 29th, 2012

Meghan McCain whined in the Daily Beast: “Last week, I went on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show PoliticsNation to talk about extremism in the Republican Party. As a socially liberal Republican, this happens to be a topic I know a lot about. On the show, I told Sharpton that many Republicans treat me like a freak, […]

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Yeah, pretty much. Doug at OTB: The head of the Democratic National Committee doesn’t really seem all that concerned with the outcome of the Wisconsin Recall Elections: The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee said Friday that if Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) doesn’t prevail over Gov. Scott Walker (R) in next month’s Wisconsin recall election, […]

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davidl on May 29th, 2012

Dear NYT, why ride a horse, when you can eat it? Fausta.

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davidl on May 28th, 2012

All sane men loathe war.   However some deluded lefties like Chris Hayes and Dim Won, a/k/a Dumbo, b/k/a Barack Obama not only hate war, they hate the men who fight our war, from Ben Geman, Hill: Obama honors troops, says ‘dark cloud’ from decade of war is lifting […] The speech comes on the first […]

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I stopped doing this some time ago, for reasons I’ve long since forgotten. Decided I should start sharing some music titles, and see what you folks think. This one is the Aces live in Concert in 2005, off a disk called “Alive in America”. It was originally off 1976’s “Too Stuffed to Jump”… the one […]

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Eric Florack on May 28th, 2012

I want to speak briefly about Memorial day which is today. It’s always been a special day for me, because honoring our vets has always held special meaning for me; it’s a lesson my parents instilled very well, indeed. It was brought home to me, as I was recently looking at pictures from a trip […]

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