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Thursday, May 05, 2005

This ought to be an interesting post. I've been trying for a half hour to nap, and between dogs checking out every little sound and the phone ringing, it just hasn't happened.

Anyway, if you get a chance, tune in C-span one afternoon when they are broadcasting the British PM in a Q&A session. It is such a huge contrast to the staged "town halls" that dickweed holds as a rah rah session when he wants positive feedback on his agenda. Quite honestly, it even puts a legitimate town hall meeting to shame in that questions are not screened, and it is more of a wide open and candid forum. Tony Blair is often called to the carpet on various issues, but is able to answer the questions intelligently and coherently. No prepared script, no set answers. None of that stuff. It's really quite fascinating. I believe the elections in Britain are being held even as I type this. Assuming the voters over there have even a smidgen more common sense than us here in America, I don't see Tony Blair winning re-election. I believe he's probably done a lot of good for the country, but I think when he stepped into Iraq, he stepped into a huge steaming dog turd of a problem.

The difference between them and us... they know a dog turd when they see it.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Kyle Hollingsworth--Never Odd or Even
a brief review.

My reviews will actually be a bit out of order, but since I just finished this disc, I thought it would be a good place to start.
Kyle Hollingsworth is/was the keyboardist from The String Cheese Incident.I haven't heard many of their tunes, but from what I can remember, it was pretty good stuff. This disc, however, is fair to midland depending on your tastes. Most of the tunes are pretty laid back with a bluesy/jazzy feel to them. There are a few exceptions, but not enough for my taste. My favorite track was Boo Boo's Pik-a-nik. It had wonderful zest and flavor to it. Many of the other tracks sort of sounded like he was going through the motions. Most of it is nothing you haven't heard before. That's why I can't put this in the "bad" category. For some, it will probably be a good listen. For my tastes, I'll pick a tune or two and leave the rest. -----------overall, B