Junior Wells championed the Bee Gees’ “In the event of something happening to me …” as one of the best opening lines to anything, and he’s right. What others occur to you, readers? Books, movies, songs …
Y’know, readers, we’ve had a fair number of Best/Worst Album threads over the years. And why not? Nothing like getting into a robust manly froth over Your Favourite Band’s Best Album (Which Sucks, Incidentally). But we’ve been ignoring a vast untapped source of musical debate – albums that fall between the twin poles of Godlike Shining Genius and Irredeemable Shite. So lets hear it for those “grey area” albums, neither over- nor under-rated, which sit comfortably at the centre of the Venn Diagram of Nothing To Get Excited About! I’ll start the ball rolling by casting a vote for, oh, I don’t know … can’t think of one right now … I may fatdad a few if they occur to me … anyway. That’s it! Roll up your sleeves and get stuck into this bold new thread initiative!
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Trump makes me very nearly physically sick. Separating those families, locking their kids in cages. The stupid, obnoxious way he looks and talks. His incoherence, his vile opinions, his brutal dismantling of everything that doesn’t have his name in gold on the front. And the following he encourages. When the Mueller team first got their feet under their desks I was following their every move. The sleazy characters they dragged in front of the camera with their cheap spiel seemed almost entertaining. People I never wanted to see or hear again were occupying the highest positions in American government, spouting lies, evading questions, stirring up the morons who’d follow Trump even if a tape of him screwing his daughter surfaced. Morons who think that Russia is on their side, more than the FBI. Insane times.
I don’t know exactly where the tipping point occurred for me. Certainly the ICE border lock-ups provided the first literally unwatchable footage from the Trump administration. And I got sick of Michael Avenatti, whose screen-hogging cliché-ridden rants quickly became as tiresome as his opponents’. Shep Smith at Fox News – of all places – provides an oasis of sharp and reasoned commentary. Rachel Maddow, Steven » Continue Reading.