Links and questions to make you think

Mainstream TV news sucks beyond belief. It’s commentary seems pulled directly from football games and boxing matches. You will need to dig to form educated opinions. frontline: the long road to war. Find out how we got here. A comprehensive backgrounder on the last 12 years. Esquire: The Pentagon’s New Map. The expressed goals: To […]

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A musical way to support our troops and Fahrenheit 451

TROOPTrax helps you to send them music. Speaking of CDs, protestors are now smashing Dixie Chicks disks. I think what they said was stupid. But if I was pissed I wouldn’t try and put words in their mouths and destroy them. Doesn’t this remind you of Fahrenheit 451? If you havn’t read the book… now […]

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Dixie Chicks pulled from air

Reuters: the Dixie Chicks are finding out that criticizing President Bush’s plans for war in Iraq can cost you air play. Have you seen Musicians United to Win Without War? Update: Atrios shares a letter from a radio station that has principals. Update: They apologized and still stations, listeners, and advertisers have walked away from […]

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Can’t stand Bob Dylan?

Bob Dylan is a great songwriter but his voice has always annoyed me. It seems designed to push away people more interested in performance then lyrics. That’s why his songs have always made good covers: musicians recognize a good song from him and put a more accessible performance to it. Which “All Along The Watchtower” […]

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Even more optimism to make you blink

What? Couldn’t take a complicated, but overall optimistic, post yesterday? Here goes some more: Garret has asked, “where are the protest songs?”. So has The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The NYTimes. My answer has been in two parts: 1. They are on the way. 2. They are underground. To support my first point: […]

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“You?ve got to reach out to the other person”

Times Online: Bush Sr. has a message for his son. Quote: “The first President Bush has told his son that hopes of peace in the Middle East would be ruined if a war with Iraq were not backed by international unity.” Here is the full text of his speach at Tufts. Salon’s top story today […]

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