Wednesday, February 28, 2007

POLITICS: Sticking It To Sam Fox

John Kerry and Barack Obama stick it to someone I'm ashamed to say lives in the same city that I do, courtesy of the Huffington Post, here.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

STEVE ROCK: Finn's Motel At Billiken Club

Finn's Motel play The Billiken Club this Saturday night, February 17th. The Billiken Club is located in the lower level of the Busch Student Center at the corner of Grand and Laclede, on the campus of Saint Louis University. Gentleman Auction House are also on the bill.

This show is free, all ages, and open to the public!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

POLITICS: Obama's Springfield Speech

"And as people have looked away in disillusionment and frustration, we know what's filled the void. The cynics, and the lobbyists, and the special interests who've turned our government into a game only they can afford to play. They write the checks and you get stuck with the bills, they get the access while you get to write a letter, they think they own this government, but we're here today to take it back. The time for that politics is over. It's time to turn the page."---Senator Barack Obama

Obama really knocked it out of the park today as he declared his presidential candidacy, sounding even more like Bobby Kennedy than he has before. What I liked best was the overall global tone of the speech while still wrapping it as a conversation with Americans. It was as if he was saying to the rest of the world that not all Americans are bigoted goons and war mongering fuckwads, while reassuring those of us who don't happen to be bigoted goons and war mongering fuckwads that we are not alone and someone is on our side. A hell of a lot more inspiring than anything yet to come out of the mouths of Edwards or Clinton. I also dug his very shrewd and JFK-like generational call to arms. The Baby Boomers have had their two shots with Clinton & Bush, time for the generational political torch to be passed. One has to believe the kids can't possibly screw things up more than my generation has.

POP CULTURE: Geezer On Anna Nicole

My good buddy Tom Lunt weighs in with the definitive word on Anna Nicole Smith, by way of his inspirational blog Geezer's United, here.

Friday, February 09, 2007

POLITICS: Harriet Woods RIP

“You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims.” ---Harriet Woods

The inspirational Grande Dame of Missouri Democratic politics. When I worked at Vintage Vinyl, I would bump into her in line at the Starbuck's across from the store every now & then, and she was always ready with a quick comment on whatever was happening that day in politics. She was a pillar of total class.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

STEVE ROCK: Prisonshake News

Yep, we're revin' the Shake up again. Read all about it, here.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

TV: The Sarah Silverman Program

Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program is the funniest new show to come along in ages. Don't miss it, it's brilliant. And she's got the cutest dog in all of television on there too!

Friday, February 02, 2007


Paul Krugman's must read Molly Ivins tribute, here.