Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Mark Spoelstra - Sugar Babe, It's All Over Now

Monday, June 29, 2015

Rafael Kubelík Conducts

Here he conducts Smetana's "Moldau."

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lightnin' Hopkins - My Babe

Friday, June 26, 2015

Krugman on the Supremes and the ACA

Well, here you go.

Now, you might wonder why a law that works so well and does so much good is the object of so much political venom — venom that is, by the way, on full display in Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissenting opinion, with its rants against “interpretive jiggery-pokery.” But what conservatives have always feared about health reform is the possibility that it might succeed, and in so doing remind voters that sometimes government action can improve ordinary Americans’ lives.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Jimmy Charles - A Million To One

So maybe not a classic, but hey, still pretty good. Not easy to get out of your head once you've heard it.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Rocky and Bullwinkle Clips

In memory of Paul Frees, voice of Boris Badenov and many others, born this day in 1920.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness

Sure I posted some Otis just a few days ago, but it's hard to have too much. And this is a rare opportunity to actually see him perform.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Every Mother's Son - Come On Down To My Boat

Pop music circa 1967, after things started changing but before they got really weird.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops

This is how music used to appear on TV all the time: as blatant an example of lip-syncing as you'll ever see. But what a singer, what a performance, so what the hell.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Krugman on Derp

It's rat cheer.

“Derp” is a term borrowed from the cartoon “South Park” that has achieved wide currency among people I talk to, because it’s useful shorthand for an all-too-obvious feature of the modern intellectual landscape: people who keep saying the same thing no matter how much evidence accumulates that it’s completely wrong.

The quintessential example is fear mongering over inflation. It was, perhaps, forgivable for economists, pundits, and politicians to warn about runaway inflation some years ago, when the Federal Reserve was just beginning its efforts to help a depressed economy. After all, everyone makes bad predictions now and then.

But making the same wrong prediction year after year, never acknowledging past errors or considering the possibility that you have the wrong model of how the economy works — well, that’s derp.

Oops again

Skipped yesterday's post. Losing it here, folks.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

Krugman on Texas and the Economy

Pointing out the obvious shouldn't create so much controversy. Here's the link.

Belief that tax cuts are a universal elixir that cures all economic ills is the ultimate zombie idea — one that should have died long ago in the face of the facts, but just keeps shambling along. Nothing that has happened in the past quartercentury has supported tax-cut mania, yet the doctrine’s hold on the Republican Party is stronger than ever. It would be foolish to expect recent events to make much difference.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Bismarck's Voice

Now this is a curiosity. The sound quality is terrible, but hey, this was recorded over a hundred and twenty-five years ago.

Monday, June 1, 2015