Saturday, February 28, 2015

Leonard Nimoy - Proud Mary

Why not?

Friday, February 27, 2015

Jimmy Burns - I Wanna Kiss You

Old school blues, recent recording.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels - C.C. Rider / Jenny Take a Ride

Friday, February 20, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sam Myers - Ninety-Nine

Old school blues, but recorded fairly recently. The authentic practitioners of this style, like Sam Myers, are slowly leaving us. Fortunately we have this.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Goodbye Jon

What Digby said.

I'm sure I'll be writing more about the end of the Stewart-Colbert era which I think has been hugely important to liberal politics. But I have always had some reservations about Stewart's "serious" commentary which I'm seeing a whole lot of liberal pundits applaud today as if that's what made him important.  What made him important was that he took the piss out of pundits.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Buddy Guy ~ Feels Like Rain

Not sure what year this is, and it's not technically blues, but what the hell, it's nice.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Lonnie Johnson - Woke Up With the Blues In My Fingers

Not a lot of people these days have heard of Lonnie Johnson, but he was a very good and extremely influential guitarist.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Krugman on Greece and the EU


Like all too many crises, the new Greek crisis stems, ultimately, from political pandering. It’s the kind of thing that happens when politicians tell voters what they want to hear, make promises that can’t be fulfilled, and then can’t bring themselves to face reality and make the hard choices they’ve been pretending can be avoided.

I am, of course, talking about Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and her colleagues.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Ole Bull - Sæterjentens Søndag

Nineteenth-century Norwegian violinist and composer. Not sure who the performers are.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Krugman on Economics and the Long Run

Here you go.

We are, after all, still living through the aftermath of a once-in-three-generations financial crisis. America seems, finally, to be recovering — but Bowles-Simpsonism had its greatest influence precisely when the United States economy was still mired in a deep slump. Europe has hardly recovered at all, and there’s overwhelming evidence that austerity policies are the main reason for that ongoing disaster. So why the urge to change the subject to structural reform? The answer, I’d suggest, is intellectual laziness and lack of moral courage.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Steely Dan - Aja

Prolific pianist Joe Sample has been gone less than six months, which means that today those who celebrate his birthday do so without him. On this song he plays a supporting role on electric piano, but then a good session musician always does no more than what's required.