Monday, October 30, 2006

Sound and the Fury

Saw Nancy Griffith at the Bijou last night in Knoxville. They never did get the sound quite right but she was wonderful as always.

In addition to great music, she took time as she usually does to talk about things like singing at Ann Richards funeral, and how tough that was. They were friends, and as she spoke of Ann, Nancy clouded up, got silent for a second and came out swinging at Bob Corker for running ads that shamed the state of Tennessee for all to see.

The crowd went wild cheering.

She sang her song, finally, after she got her sniffles under control and when it was over and the applause died out, it was quiet...Then a voice from the balcony, doing a passable imitation, "I'm Bob Corker, and I approve this Concert."

I don't know how much they spent on refurbishing the Bijou, but they must have done a good bit of work on the structural integrity because that was the loudest laughter... it had to shake the foundations of that old place.

Nancy Griffith is a Music Row Democrat and they have put out their own ad about Harold Ford Jr.


It's Holloween and time for scary stories...

Try this one:

From the hustings and the airwaves this campaign season, America's political class can be heard debating Capitol Hill sex scandals, the wisdom of the war in Iraq and which party is tougher on terror. Democrats and Republicans talk of cutting taxes to make life easier for the American people.

What they don't talk about is a dirty little secret everyone in Washington knows, or at least should. The vast majority of economists and budget analysts agree: The ship of state is on a disastrous course, and will founder on the reefs of economic disaster if nothing is done to correct it.

"We the people have to rise up to make sure things get changed."

Now that's scary.


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