Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
Duke Ellington/Ella Fitzgerald: Live at the Cote d’Azur
Anything by Johnny Hodges
I, too, like the “fell to earth” analogy. And I love me some Jerry Orbach.
But, man, I really hated “The Fantasticks.” When I finally saw it, I was shocked that this was the longest-running play in history (at that time. don’t know if still holds that record). Forgettable characters, only one decent song (the one Orbach sings here). Plus, a song about rape? (I think it was called “What a Pretty Rape” or something like that.) I don’t understand what made that play so popular. I was gobsmacked by its awfulness.
Kind of like when I went to see the movie “The Gods Must Be Crazy.” Everyone was recommending it, talking about how great it was, how funny. I did not see why. No, I did not.
That series of photos is hilarious, in a sad pathetic Nelson Muntz “ha ha” way.
Still, the joke’s on us. Obama isn’t alone; it’s just that his friends are too toxic to most of America to let himself be seen with them. They’ll be there when it counts, though.
I think you’re right. Don’t use unfamiliar terms. Just say “vote no on the debt deal.”
I mentioned Krugman to Earl Blumenauer’s staff guy. He had read it, too.
Called both my congressmen’s D.C. office.
DeFazio: “No idea” how he’ll vote. Which suggests to me that he’ll vote for it, or maybe wait until his vote doesn’t matter and then vote “no.” In other words, I’m not optimistic about DeFazio.
Blumenauer: His staffer said Earl was “reluctant” to vote for it. Said Earl was unhappy about the entire process. Used the term “hostage-taking.” Unfortunately, Earl has made semi-recent comments to The Oregonian about the “need to cut entitlements” and mentioned Social Security. So I’m not optimistic about him, either.
I did not mention the SuperCongress specifically. Just the debt deal as a whole.