Before the Montego Bay Blues and Cornbread Cookoff in Deerhoof Kansas, Utah, 1986.
Ryan Adams has started using Tumblr and I’m loving his site.
Today he’s got a video post up. So good.
Bring it Home to Me – M. Ward & Zooey Deschanel
Many artists have covered Sam Cooke. Last year I posted Spoon’s version of this song and Sam Cooke’s great nephew commented on the post which was awesome.
So here is M.Ward/Zooey Deschanel. And it’s simply wonderful.
And so, at 11 o’clock am on a Tuesday, a prominent politician spoke to Americans about race as though they were adults.
Lay Down the Law – Switches
Thanks to my friend Nabeel for twittering about this song. I don’t know this band but I’m gonna spend more time checking them out. Cool song.
I was traveling to NYC yesterday during Obama’s speech. They were playing some entertainment show on Headlines News at the gate at Logan Airport and there was nothing I could do about it.
When I arrived in NYC I had a crazy day, back to back meetings at N3 and Tumblr. Met with a really cool entrepreneur building a killer gaming service and then went to the GigaOm/Hearst/NYT party.
Lots of folks were talking about the Obama speech at the party. I met one of Clinton’s financial advisors actually (not sure if he wants me to mention his name on this blog). Anyway, he didn’t comment on Obama’s speech (maybe they are all told to say that) but he did say that it would be interesting if Obama picked Bloomberg as his VP and that would be a tough combo for the Clinton camp to face. Hmmm.
Anyway, back to that speech. When I made it back home last night around midnight I was ready to crash and goto bed. But I needed to hear that speech.
I was tempted to goto the NYT.com and watch the video. But I instead I went over to Dave Winer’s blog where he had already posted the video and audio. I decided to listen to the mp3 & quiet my mind
and just listened.
I was blown away. I haven’t heard anyone talk to candidly and openly like this in politics before.
Just listening I came to the conclusion that
-Obama is serious and thoughtful. a big upgrade to our current prez
-Obama is intelligent
-Obama is brave
I wish Obama came out earlier &the rejected his pastor’s opinions. But I’m more than okay with how he dealt with the hurricane of emotions, experiences and media onslaught. That was the real test.
Besides a very moving speech, I thought he did a fine job explaining a very complex set of issues and sharing his thoughts on why we must move forward.
I’m still in Obama’s corner.
Hanging with Om at the Hearst/GigaOm/NYT party tonite
First Day Of My Life – Bright Eyes
There is something about the lyrics to this song that just gets to me every time I hear it. Maybe it does that to you too.
Rat Within the Grain – Damien Rice
Happy st. patricks day to all of my irish friends and family out there. Damien Rice is one of my favorite irish artists. And like most irish songs the lyrics are of a person in pain and heartache. So raise your pint and sing with me.
How Deep Is Your Love – The Bird and the Bee
Sometimes the 70’s takes over the Sonos at our house. This is smooth cover of the Bee Gees classic. Lauren thinks it very cool and so do I.