Thursday, November 30, 2006

Psychedelic Blues


I turned 9 that year.

My soon to be drafted older brother, who was a major influence on my musical taste and development brought "Projections" home by The Blues Project. It freaked me out. When he was out, I would go into his room and blast his stereo, which was way better than my little scratch-box record player that my Mom got me from redeeming “Plaid Stamps.”

From A&P’s website:

"One of the Company's most popular programs was plaid stamps. Introduced in the 1920s, and revitalized during the 1960s, the plaid stamps premium program encouraged customers to make frequent visits to the stores to purchase products and collect stamps. Many Americans may recall pasting stamps in coupon books and redeeming them for premium items such as snack trays and Lazy Susans."

Those guys on the cover were so damn cool, especially the one with the hat. I remember listening to "I Can't Keep From Crying," and thinking, “if my mother was ‘dead and gone,’ I’d wouldn’t be able to keep from crying either." 40 years later it remains one of my favorite examples of psychedelia.

From the album “Projections,” please give a listen to “I Can’t Keep From Crying.”

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


I'm thankful that this country has finally started to wake up. We've a long road ahead, but at least we are heading in the left direction.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Interview With Richard Dawkins

As close to a hero as I can have as an adult.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Am I Happy Now? - UPDATED

Before the election, I expressed to friends my concern that perhaps the Republicans might prevail in spite of the apparent lapse of woeful ignorance and jingoistic gullibility that has plagued the electorate for the last 12 years, Clinton being the exception. I still think that the '04 elections were rigged in Ohio and Florida and have every reason to believe they could do it again. That, and their now famous dirty tricks.

It wasn't enough this time.

There is so much work to be done, and we will still have to contend with the aggressively ignorant and the enthusiastically evil, but we are finally moving in the right direction.



The Republicans Explain What Happened...

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

George Allen

Win or lose - it's still apt.

Suck Macaca.

Monday, November 06, 2006

10 Reasons To Vote Republican