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Day: September 28, 2005

delay: precedent doesn’t mean it’s ok

Says Tom Delay about his indictment on criminal conspiracy:

“I have done nothing unlawful, unethical or… unprecedented.”

So what you saying is that “everybody else is doing it, so I should be able to be a crook, too.”

Takes one to know one, Tom.

record labels: then and now

Music industry pundit Bob Lefsetz sums up the changed role of record labels very well in this recent posting at Rhino Records’ site:

Used to be the label was a midwife, aiding the band in birthing their baby, and bringing it into the world. Today the label is a dictator, exacting conformity and killing art.

Well said, Bob – well said.

how’d i miss this?

Somehow, in the midst of preparations for the UK trip, I completely missed the fact that Cream – the 60s power trio of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce – scheduled three concerts at Madison Square Garden. These will be their only gigs on this side of the pond.

Of course, tickets went on sale while we were in the UK, they sold out, and that’s that. Granted, they were pricey (the cheap seats ran $70, once you add in the Ticketba$tard fees), but to see this group live would’ve been a treat. Fortunately, official DVDs and CDs of their Royal Albert Hall gigs from this past summer will hit the shelves on October 4, so there’s some consolation.

post-mortem on the big anti-war rally

Back in August, I posted my reasons for not supporting the United for Peace/International A.N.S.W.E.R. D.C. Anti-War Mobilization. Aside from the fact that I was in transit from the UK back to the US, I simply did not want to associate myself with anything related to A.N.S.W.E.R. and its radical stances.

Well, the rally happened this past Saturday, bringing over 100,000 protesters into Washington, DC. The media coverage was, as a whole, positive. So it would seem that my fears of the affiliation with International A.N.S.W.E.R. were unfounded, right?


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sprite and I went to a preview screening of Wallace and Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit last night, and it was “a smashing good time.” The warmth and humor of the three Wallace and Gromit shorts is still intact in this full-length feature, with tons of great jokes for both kids and adults.

Be sure to see this one when it opens in October!

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