I read a bunch of stuff written by selfish dumbasses who are inconvenienced by being asked to literally do the least they can to help quell the ongoing pandemic. Like many of you, I am on my last nerve with these people. But then I found someone who was worse than an anti-vaxxer: This is going to sound flip, but I would very much like to hear a dispassionate case for why the average vaccinated adult w/o comorbidities or vulnerable family should care. https://t.co/akDItECfbH — Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) August 9, 2021 He isn’t some some random tweeter—he’s supposed to be … Continue reading (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding
On Thursday, a woman undergoing breast cancer treatment at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, was sprayed with bear mace, physically assaulted, and verbally abused outside a cancer treatment center in West Hollywood, Los Angeles by far-right activists who were angry … Continue reading Sit Down And Mask Up
(That’s my vaccination card. Yes, it’s hot pink. I’m not sure why, although I will say it’s a great prompt to keep me from inadvertently throwing it away.) When the pandemic began I was struck by the singularity of the moment. I studied history, after all, so while the United States was already in the middle of a historic catastrophe of a presidency, that event wasn’t immediately apparent to everyone. The pandemic declaration wasn’t as easy to discount and it made its mark on our national consciousness. Early on my family was on a group call that was part of … Continue reading Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
Laura Nyro & Company. Continue reading And When I Die
James Taylor meets George Jones. Continue reading Fire and Rain
“By the way have I told you already. That his parents were buried by a tree that they loved.” Continue reading Book Faded Brown
Colin Hay & Men at Work meet John HIatt. Continue reading Overkill/Alone In The Dark
Ray Charles meets Stephen Foster and Woody Guthrie. Continue reading Hard Times
Crowded House meets The Kinks. Continue reading Better Be Home Soon
Buck Owens meets Gram Parsons and Dwight Yoakam. Continue reading Close Up The Honky Tonks
“If you ever change your mind. About leaving, leaving me behind.” Continue reading Bring It On Home To Me
Songs Of Mortality. Continue reading Bury Me In Willow
Grateful Dead meets Dave Alvin, the Allman Brothers, and Frank Sinatra, Continue reading Songs For The Pandemic: Deal
The Fabulous Thunderbirds meet The Tubes, Ringo, Elvis Costello, and Richard Thompson. Continue reading Amnesia
Elvis Presley meets Hank Williams, Frank Sinatra, & Bruce Springsteen. Continue reading Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Frank Zappa meets The Wailers, Gordon Lightfoot, and John Lee Hooker. Continue reading More Trouble Every Day
“Oh help me, please doctor, I’m damaged. There’s a pain where there once was a heart.” Continue reading Dear Doctor
Del Amitri meets Aimee Mann, George Benson, Johnny Winter, & Traffic. Continue reading Medicine
Let’s cross the pond for some bibulous folk music. Rumor has it that the Brits like to tipple even with all the pubs closed. At least I hope they’re still closed. I know some Thatcherites are getting antsy. Freedom, man. … Continue reading Friday Cocktail Hour: John Barleycorn
Who loves ya, baby? Continue reading Home Is Where The Heart Is
Squeeze meets Yes and Flora Purim. Continue reading Open
Freedom, man. Continue reading Many A Mile To Freedom
Albert Collins meets Procol Harum and Van Morrison. Continue reading Friday Cocktail Hour: I Ain’t Drunk
Today on Insomniac Theatre: The Beatles, Rosanne Cash, The Band, and Warren Zevon. Continue reading I’m Only Sleeping
Today On Insomniac Theatre: Frank Sinatra, Tim Finn, and Squeeze. Continue reading In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
Today On Insomniac Theatre: Beatles, BNL, and 10cc. Continue reading I’m So Tired
Perhaps I should have used Zachary Richard’s Snake Bite Love as our theme song while we were Festing In Place but I couldn’t let go of using Can’t Let Go last week. Besides, it’s never too late for a Zack Attack.
We have two versions of Snake Bite Love for your listening pleasure: the 1992 studio original and a 2009 live version from a Jazz Fest set I attended.
One more snake song before we slither to the break:
Ouch that hurt. Time to turn the virtual page.
Dinah meets Ella and Frank. Continue reading Friday Cocktail Hour: Drinking Again
The Bee Gees meet the Smithereens and Eric Carmen. Continue reading Lonely Days
Genesis meets Peter Gabriel and Bruce Springsteen. Continue reading Invisible Touch