I think this is from the Steve Allen Show...
I think this is from the Steve Allen Show...
A five-year study commissioned by the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops to provide a definitive answer to what caused the church’s sexual abuse crisis has concluded that neither the all-male celibate priesthood nor homosexuality were to blame.
Instead, the report says, the abuse occurred because priests who were poorly prepared and monitored, and were under stress, landed amid the social and sexual turmoil of the 1960s and ’70s.
The Republican Party is demanding, and acting with their votes, to protect the right of people on the FBI terrorist watch list to buy guns. God Bless America.
And for God’s sake, are we really going to have to hear what Newt Gingrich (aka Petunia Pig)is thinking every day between now and Election Day 2012? As an American, this is embarrassing.
Speaking of God blessing things, the Chosen People have lost an advocate this week with the resignation of George Mitchell as the President’s Special Envoy to the Middle East. He had to call it quits because both sides are run by nuts and people who feast on violence, hate and war. What can you do with that? Go with God, George Mitchell.
So if opening oil drilling in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico doesn’t reduce the price of gas at the pump, can we throw stones at oil executives and their families? That should actually be in the legislation.
The television spokes people for the Republican Party and their leading Presidential candidates have lost a major moral ally in the Catholic Church. Global climate change denial and Republican Party fiscal policy are now actions that are considered sinful. What’s a sexually promiscuous Catholic politician to do? They have needs and pressures to protect America… give a brother a break…
It’s a shame that our national media is unwilling and frankly, unable to cover world news properly. There is a dynamic, divergent, complicated, scary, dangerous and inspiring global democracy fueled revolution happening… oh, man Aston Kutcher is replacing Charlie Sheen?!!!!!?!! WTF! I'm so Tweeting this shit.
Still haven’t figured out what to do with my iPhone4 beside check my work email at home without having to turn on my computer.
Cell phones have changed the way we communicate so pervasively that even old people are driving cars and checking their text message at the same time.
I have been listening to a Miles Davis album that is freaking me out a little: Filles De Kilimanjaro, probably because I don’t completely understand it, but I am really into it… it seems the same can be said for the musicians… what the hell are they up to…? that and the fact that I am reading James Baldwin’s Another Country make me want to visit to Manhattan this summer... it’s been twelve years since I thought about that old rock. I’m sure it is nothing like how I left it.
I heard there was a Cuomo in the Governor’s Mansion again, but this apple may have fallen far from the tree.
DeRosaWorld has been facing the Pacific Ocean with his back turned to the rest of the country for too damn long… and now the waves are filled with flash mobs of dead fish off the pier at the end of my street.
Winds of change are blowing...
The shattered water made a misty din.
Great waves looked over others coming in,
And thought of doing something to the shore
That water never did to land before.
The clouds were low and hairy in the skies,
Like locks blown forward in the gleam of eyes.
You could not tell, and yet it looked as if
The shore was lucky in being backed by cliff,
The cliff in being backed by continent;
It looked as if a night of dark intent
Was coming, and not only a night, an age.
Someone had better be prepared for rage.
There would be more than ocean-water broken
Before God's last Put out the Light was spoken.
Amos Lee performing El Camino.
The President looked like he was taking a shit in the corner.
And how many Nobel Peace Prize winners have ordered the assassination of their enemies?
It’s starting to look like gloating Mr. President…
I wish President Obama had shown this side of himself in the days after taking the oath of office… maybe we wouldn’t still have this sinking feeling in country that the Republicans still run the place.
And no, I don’t think in this land of free speech, in which the enemy hates us because of our freedoms, we should ever stop questioning the events of 9/11.
The Bush, Jr. /Cheney Administration never spoke an honest word including “the” and “and”.
Where is the track record of truth? That anything said by them wasn’t the complete opposite… a total lie?
So I’ll keep asking until someone can tell me why and how Building Seven was pulled, so I can sleep better at night.
William & Kate and Osama have kept American televisions free from news for over three weeks now.
How are our wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Yemen going… did I miss any? should I be saying ‘hotspots’?
And all this bin Laden is DEAD analyzing seems to have justified our government’s pass on the Middle Eastern revolutions in Syria, Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain… where even Senator John McCain can see that the incredible power of satellites, smart phones and social media can spark democracy with the same raw power of lighting striking Ben Franklin’s key and kite… while in modern America, we download 'Angry Birds’ and pop music and occasionally email pictures of our asses to each other.
Clouds are forming over the ocean in time to ruin any hope of a sunny weekend… so it is Jameson’s Irish whiskey and the new Emmylou Harris album for me.
Oh, and remember to support Bill Nye, The Science Guy... The Inquisitors are after him for defying the Book of Genesis.
All very conservative/psychotic/corporate/anti-American… NPR says the above Republican asshole’s statement were in response to the President’s Saturday address… so they lead the story with the Republican response?!
And don’t allow the President a sound-bite…?
When all you have left is the fall, the fall matters…
If the Republicans in Congress told NPR they would stop picking on them only if Ari Shapiro were dead… we would find Ari Shapiro floating in the Potomac River with Hillary Clinton’s scarf in his pocket.
To make it worse, they followed this Republican/Corporate/Oil Company propaganda with Newt Gingrich and fucking Rick Santorum criticizing the Obama Administration about… you know,?.. I’m not even sure… they were just both going on about how badly managed America is under Obama… and this time, NPR didn’t even mention a Democratic response… the story simply was about giving Gingrich and Santorum a platform….
The next segment was NPR asking for money.
I wish the public humiliation wasn’t so public… Don’t ask me to pay for it.
I cooked Mario Batali’s recipe for Lamb: Roman Style… except I used Newman’s Own Caesar Dressing for the lamb marinade instead of following Mario’s recipe which basically had all the same ingredients as Newman’s Own Caesar Dressing.
When the tornado ravage victims of the Confederacy line up for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) assistance this week, they should be required to show a long form birth certificate before receiving any Federal/Tax payer funds… What if we need them for a corporate bailout or bank failure?
I was sick last week and sat on the couch watching Sam Peckinpah movies. The kids today think SAW, SAW II, SAW III, SAW IV, SaW V, SAW VI and SAW 3D are violent and that Ludacris, Vin Diesel and that wrestler-Rock guy are tough,.. How about I unleash a little fucking Warren Oates on your ass!
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia will make your girlfriend get up and walk out the door. .. But if you watch The Getaway, you will know how to get her back and behave herself… Ali McGraw her ass and she’ll be putting the DiGiorno in the oven and popping the cap off your beer.
It started with Major Dundee, a film I haven’t seen in decades. TCM was showing a ‘director’s cut’ of sorts with footage and scenes cut out by the studio before the film’s original release. I enjoyed the acting, the cinemaphotgraphy, the directing, the script. I must have needed a little macho, Americano… From there I had to watch The Wild Bunch and then Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid. (Slim Pickens and Katy Jurado!!!)...
Oh the violence… poetry and death in slow motion… and the scripts are smarter than I remember. Lots of interesting history going on in the background. Clint Eastwood can bite me… Little Bill, my ass.
I’m finding myself drawn-in to the Game of Thrones series on HBO. Kind of like Lord of The Rings, but without elves, orcs or hobbits… there is a dwarf, but he is a real dwarf, not a mystical, magical nanny dwarf or anything like that. And there is lots of HBO-sex, too… boobies and butts.
I’ve been interested in the Republican Town Halls that have been going on this recess… Republican Congressmen getting booed and hissed at and not answering questions, or holding the meetings in churches so they can arrest and mace Democrats from their districts and get away with it…
Where is the media coverage that captured the Tea Party Express as they interrupted Democratic Congressmen and Congresswoman Town Halls in 2010? Not interested anymore?
And on the technology front. I got an iPhone 4… and have no idea what to do with it. It sits there and I watch it and I wait for it to do something. Once in a while it buzzes and that means I got an email, but when I’m at work I am sitting in front of my computer, so I know I just got an email… and I refuse to touch the fucking thing if it buzzes while I’m driving home on the 405 freeway doing like 70 miles an hour… although that does not seem to stop my fellow commuters… and the text key pad is too small for my fingers, it takes me four or five tries to get the word ‘the’ written.
Some of the younger co-workers have these things sewn into the palms of their hands. They gave me a list of “apps” I simply must have… So I bought … yes bought the Twitter app… but DeRosaWorld has been on Twitter for a while and I can’t see the difference between the Twitter app and the Twitter website, other than one is on my lap top and one is on my phone, now… which is I guess the point, so I can tweet when I’m not in the office… or at home… or just because I can on my phone, now… which I would pay for as part of my data plan… instead of for free on my laptop…
One of the younglings got frustrated trying to explain to me how to use one of these apps and said: “You sound just like my mother when I brought her an iPhone… just use it.”
I’m told it will change my life.
All I know is when I was a kid… TV was free, I owned the records I bought and I didn’t have to sign a multi-year contract to make a phone call.
Speaking of records...A bunch of old-timers have come out with ‘releases’… we don’t say albums anymore, I’m told, in just the last two weeks: Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis, Robbie Robertson, Greg Allman, Paul Simon, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams… to name a few. Where are these artists get played today? Satellite radio? Or do they just jump on iTunes and hope someone will find them.
Calexico performing live in Los Angeles.
Belle & Sebastian perform Wrapped Up In Books.
The Scottish band Thrum featuring Monica Queen performing Here I Am live.
A nice piece of rock music history for Janis fans...
Iron & Wine performing Tree By The River.
Pink Floyd's Time... just a reminder to 'spring' forward today.
She's right, of course… but it does more than not inform, it is harmful to the vast majority of American citizens for the lies it delivers, the lack of coverage of important news citizens need, and its spewing out of a poisonous, corporate, conservative propaganda into American living rooms daily.
I would go far as to say it is an Enemy of the State… and the pundits on television, the producers behind the programming and the corporate magnets who manage the American version of news should be dealt with accordingly… kind of like Bradley Manning... I would suggest.
So... Republicans in the United States Senate have introduced a bill to de-fund National Public Radio and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting… Bye.
Sorry… NPR and the CPB should have been leading the charge all these years against corporate-conservative radio… but instead of mounting an effectively challenging voice for progressive… and yes liberal policies… they have cowered, shaking and flinching in the corner and have allowed conservative pundits to poison the public’s airwaves… NPR and the CPB have performed self-immolation on their programming and made the progressive audience of Americans have to listen to it.
Look around… all around… enough is enough… it is time to fight or die. NPR and the CPB have chosen to lie down and die. If there was ever an example of "If Now Now, When?"... they are it.
Why don’t the people of Wisconsin and Ohio and other Republican held portions of America, just show up with pitch forks, tar and feathers and be done with it. That is the point where this American democratic experiment in corporate conservatism has led us to. Off with their heads!
Oh and by the way… where has what’s his name been?... The President… Why has he not gone to Wisconsin? Here is my 2012 mantra for Obama’s reelection campaign. “Get The Fuck Out!”
Thank the maker there is a new Lucinda Williams album out.
Good lord... The English Beat are playing Hermosa Beach... what a desolation... Here is the music video for Save It For Later... I need a Moosehead, a Toblerone and some sushi.
Jefferson Airplane from their Woodstock set: Volunteers.
Rock-n-Roll... old meets new... long live rock! Wanda Jackson with a little help from Jack White.
Waylon Jennings covering the Simon and Garfunkel song, The Boxer.
A live little gem from the wayback machine, Ellen Foley performing Heaven Can Wait.
Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan.
Here is Bruce Springsteen's Factory from the Darkness On The Edge of Town album.
Tin Machine was a rock band fronted by David Bowie and they rocked. Here is Crack City.
Leonard Bernstein and the Gang rock Dmitri Shostakovich.
Concrete Blonde with the marvelous Johnette Napolitano performing You're The Only One (Can Make Me Cry) live.
Stevie and Tom Petty have always made for interesting alchemy.
Tracy Nelson singing the blues. Hold on to your hats.
Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) must have been a big influence on Lindsey Buckingham growing up in California. Here are two crazy songs, Abba Zabba by Captain Beefheart and TUSK by Fleetwood Mac.
At one point in this video, Phoebe Snow seems surprised at the audience's reaction to how good she is... May she never forget how good she is. Here is Just To Be With You.
Here is some mean-assed pickin' for your Sunday. The Seldon Scene with Rider.
Here is the rockin' instrumental, Sparks by The Who.
The great guitarist Roy Buchanan (on guitar, not on vocals) performs Neil Young's Down By The River.
Crosby, Stills and Nash rocking the Southern Cross.
A rare performance of Janis Joplin singing the Lorraine Ellison classic, Stay With Me. I never heard this before today! Awesome...
Catatonia performing Valerian.
Lucinda Williams performs Gram Parsons' A Song For You.
Solomon Burke passed away this weekend. Here is Like A Fire, one of his later songs that is a favorite of mine.
John Lennon would have turned 70 years old this weekend.
Please, Please Me
You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Belle & Sebastian have a new album coming out. Here is a track... I Want The World To Stop.
George Gershwin was born on September 26, 1898... here is Rhapsody In Blue to celebrate.
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band performing The Rising... nuff said.
Republicans in New York State chose Carl Paladino big-time over Rick Lazio to be their gubernatorial candidate this November againt Democrat Andrew Cuomo. It is fun watching Lazio get crushed, again. Here is a consolation song for the guy from The Kinks, Have A Cuppa Tea.
Two songs by The Kinks: Last of The Steam-powered Trains and Picture Book from their The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society album.