Wednesday, August 20, 2014

H. P. Lovecraft - The White Ship

Recorded live in 1968. The band had secured rights from the author's estate to use his name.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

L.C. Cooke - Put Me Down Easy

Still listening to the recent release of L.C. Cooke archival recordings. Here's an original vinyl release of one of them.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Krugman on the Roots of War

Not an economist's area of interest, normally, but there's a tie-in.

Modern nations can’t enrich themselves by waging war. Yet wars keep happening. Why?

One answer is that leaders may not understand the arithmetic....And delusions of easy winnings still happen. It’s only a guess, but it seems likely that Vladimir Putin thought that he could overthrow Ukraine’s government, or at least seize a large chunk of its territory, on the cheap — a bit of deniable aid to the rebels, and it would fall into his lap.

And for that matter, remember when the Bush administration predicted that overthrowing Saddam and installing a new government would cost only $50 billion or $60 billion?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Luther Allison - It Hurts Me Too

Oops. Missed posting yesterday. Maybe this'll be good enough to make up for it.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ferguson, Missouri, USA

Unreal.

“My hands are behind my back,” I said. “I’m not resisting. I’m not resisting.” At which point one officer said: “You’re resisting. Stop resisting.”

Wednesday, August 13, 2014