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Tuesday, February 25, 2003
--Right now I'm listening to Roscoe Mitchell's Sound Songs (Delmark, 1997), which is a two-disc collection of music performed by Mitchell. Some of the cuts feature Mitchell as a solo blower while others feature overdub combos between that and Mitchell playing small percussion instruments like bells. The line between composition and improve is difficult to discern but the quality of this minimalist yet generally very pleasant music is undeniable.
-Click here for a discussion about U.S. policy towards Iraq that I took part in.
-Here I got into something of exchange about something but I don't want to think about it enough to figure out what.
-And here are some useful but hardly all encompassing notes on "Rebel Music."
-No piece of writing should ever sink low enough to actually be titled "Why guys chase trophy girls" and attempt to answer that question. Now asking why "trophy girls" are "trophy girls" is a perfectly good topic that doesn't have an obvious answer but explaining, "Why guys chase trophy girls" makes as much sense as asking, "Why guys like girls that they find physically attractive."
-Somebody should tell John Naughton and The Observer that Google has been around for more than a "little over two years" and that Google already indexes material on blogspot.com They should also be informed that it is far from accurate that “the blogging community refuses to accept the news 'agenda' as determined by mainstream media” with regards to U.S. policy towards Iraq. A look at the more popular political blogs will show that most of them readily accept the Bush Administration’s premise that the U.S. should be preventing Iraq from developing and possessing weapons of mass destruction, which just happens to be an assumption of the “mainstream media.”
-It really shouldn't bring me pleasure to see that Douglas Anders has shoveled a fair amount of snow, but it does.
-"How I Learned to Love the War" by Greg Beato has to be the most entertainingly written pieces I have seen in a while.
- I try to be tolerant but nostalgia for Jeane Kirkpatrick goes too far.
-Simon Reynolds consider himself to be one of the "Rock Critics 4 Peace."
-Kudos to Toni Smith!
"Can I get your swastika number?" sometimes comedian Randy Credico reportedly asked a thuggish police officer at the February 15 ant-iwar protest in New York City. According to Cynthia True's book American Scream: The Bill Hicks Story, Credico was influential in politicizing the late Bill Hicks. Credico is now head of the the William Moses Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice.
-Somebody needs to tell Students for War that I did think "September 11th could happen." In fact I think it was almost certain to happen given U.S. foreign policy.
-A country preparing to strike back if it is attacked. Where do the Iraqis get these crazy ideas?
-It appears safe to say that the U.S. and Great Britain will soon be conquering Iraq for whatever the reason of the moment ends up being. The threat of Iraq is very real and immediate attention but not so real and immediate so that there isn’t time for another U.N. resolution. Apparently Saddam will be just about ready to strike us whenever Bush and Blair get around to escalating the war with Iraq.