Saturday, September 29, 2007

True To His Uniform

True To His Uniform

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Never Mind The Bogus

The Great Doc Cajole Swindle

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Too Many Cheeseburgers


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Bungle O'Bill

Bungle O'Reilly

Don't ever let your lover see the stranger in yourself


'Well we all have a face
That we hide away forever
And we take them out and show ourselves
When everyone has gone'

- Billy Joel, The Stranger

Sunday, September 23, 2007

...In Ten Easy Steps

Arbusto Ricochet

With a tip of the riot helmet to DownWithTyranny, fell free to peruse the text of Naomi Wolf's Fascist America, in 10 easy steps.

Now, for those with limited time or attention spans...the headlines:

1. Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy
2. Create a gulag
3. Develop a thug caste
4. Set up an internal surveillance system
5. Harass citizens' groups
6. Engage in arbitrary detention and release
7. Target key individuals
8. Control the press
9. Dissent equals treason
10. Suspend the rule of law

Has America scored 10 out of 10 yet? You be the judge.


Thanks for looking out after Mom all these years, pal. They don't come any better than you.

Resquiat In Pace

Friday, September 21, 2007

Lest We Foment


Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Changing Face Of Republicanism

The Changing Face Of Republicans

Dick Cheney Is No Darth Vader, Madam

Full Metal Bikini


WASHINGTON (CNN) – She has been sharply critical of Vice President Dick Cheney in the past, but Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton took it up a notch Wednesday night, calling the president's No. 2 "Darth Vader."
"Vice President Cheney came up to see the Republicans yesterday," Clinton said at the fundraiser. "You can always tell when the Republicans are getting restless, because the Vice President’s motorcade pulls into the Capitol, and Darth Vader emerges."

Not to split hairs regarding fictive characters, my dear Senator...but Darth had a conscience.


Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Who's Next?

Who's Next?

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Deciders Don't Do Roadmaps, Honey

Deciders Don't Do Roadmaps

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Gotta Dance!

Gotta Dance

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Three Views Of A Secret

Three Views Of A Secret

20 years ago this month, we lost the world's greatest bass player.

Hyperbole? Perhaps, in a subjective way...But no one can deny that there is bass before Jaco, and then there is all that came after.

In the late 1970's, I heard Jaco play with Weather Report, Joni Mitchell, and others. I was immediately struck by, above all, his unique instrumental voice obtained using nondescript tools - Often imitated, never duplicated.

For myself, he was the catalyst, opening the gateway to what an electric bass guitar could be...Anything one wants it to be.

It is a tragedy that he existed in an era so ignorant of the symptoms of perilous brain chemistry, and so overly tolerant of recreational drug abuse to the point of self-negation.

Yet his legacy lives on in the hands of all who play the instrument he called his own, whether they acknowledge it or not.

Who loves ya, baby?


'It ain't bragging if you can back it up':

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Goodbye, Maestro

Via con Dios, Joe Zawinul. A toast to the memories.


Friday, September 07, 2007

Oedipus Perplexed

Oedipus Perplexed

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.5 License.

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape