Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Frank Sinatra - Nevertheless

On this date in 1895 was born Harry Ruby, who with his partner Bert Kalmar wrote a number of standards, including this one.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Dorsey Burnette - Hey Little One

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Peter, Paul & Mary - Old Coat

A song I've always loved, and about as sad a one as you'll ever hear.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Jay & The Americans - Sunday and Me

Neil Diamond's first success as a songwriter. His own success performing his own songs was still in the future. Complete with studio chatter at the start.

Friday, January 23, 2015

A Kingdom in the Middle of Petro-Politics

Interesting piece by Josh Marshall on the Saudi ruling family.

Every Saudi head of state who has governed this pivotal, brittle and profoundly influential petro-state during the years of its ascendency since 1953 has been the son of a man born only a decade after the US Civil War....This fact is more than a novelty. As Saudi Arabia became a bigger and bigger force in world affairs this succession principle cast a mortal pall over the regime.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

House Squabble

A proposed bill in the House of Representatives that would have banned abortions after twenty weeks was pulled due to Republican infighting. Some sort of wave has crested, it seems. TPM explains.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015