Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Une Annee Sans Lumiere

Group - Arcade Fire

Album - Funeral

Track - #3. Une Annee Sans Lumiere

Exact Moment - 2:16 through 2:38

22 seconds of mind-blowing brilliance that seriously, seriously brings tears due to sheer aural beauty.

Seriously now. Stop the freakin' car and close your eyes because it is worthy of your full and complete attention. ("You couldn't handle my full attention" - Dwight Shrute - The Office). At home light a candle and lay on the floor and imagine galaxies of stars exploding and the light particles showering your soul with ethereal warmth.

P.S.. I just scored tix to the Arcade Fire show in Dallas this April.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Don't call me mean! I'm above average!

We always think political rhetoric gets worse as the years go by. Huckabee last week had to back track when he hinted that Obama had grown up in Kenya. But THIS article humorously takes a look at the bi-partisan acrimony that has existed sense the beginning of the American Republic. Some interesting blurbs...

Chester Arthur was accused of being born in Canada therefore being ineligible to run. (sound familiar?)
Andrew Jackson accused John Quincy Adams of being a pimp for the Russian Tsar.
Adams supporters accused Jackson of being a murderer, a polygamist and son of a prostitute.
Martin Van Buren accused William Harrison of being being a drunk.
Thomas Jefferson alluded to John Adams being a secret monarchist.
Alexander Hamilton accused James Monroe of being an adulterer.
Aaron Burr murdered Hamilton in a duel.
Grover Cleveland was accused of fathering an illegitimate child with a prostitute.
LBJ said Goldwater would nuke the world.
JFK was taking orders from the Pope.

And there's more. Nice to know that we've always been viscious in our political debates and that it's not a new thing.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Don't Let the Door...

I know this may sound like sour grapes but I really hope the Royals show Zack Greinke he made a big mistake bailing on them by becoming a winning club. I know Royals fans are focusing on 2012. Everyone says 2011 could be a rough one for the young Royals. No one disputes they have the best young talent in baseball. But I don't want to wait until 2012 (because the Mayans say the world will end in 2012?), I want the Royals to start winning now. And I hope the Brewers suffer in mediocrity while the Royals win the weak Central. Sour grapes? Yeah. But I don't feel too sorry for a multi-millionare who admitted he "checked out' at times last season. I wish I could check out as a teacher and get paid millions for it.