George McGovern podcast

The South Dakota Democractic Party has been offering a series of podcasts lately. The newest one may be worth the time as it has an interview with former Sen. George McGovern.

Acording to the SDDP press release, “Senator McGovern speaks in depth on a wide variety of topics including the war in Iraq, the Democratic […]

Marginalia and dicta

Tough to improve on what Sci-Fi Heaven says about the movie-going public:

It’s a sad state of affairs when the mind-numbing gun-em-down monster flick based on a video game [DOOM] grosses more than the intelligent, witty, character-driven Serenity.Grr to you, America.

Wanted to mention a new addition to the blogroll. It’s Synthaetic Synapse, basically […]

Bruce Radio and more

This morning’s press release from Sirius Radio:

SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO TO LAUNCH “E STREET RADIO” – WORLD’S FIRST 24/7 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN MUSIC CHANNELNEW YORK – October 25, 2005 – SIRIUS Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) will break new ground and delight fans of Bruce Springsteen across the U.S. when it launches E Street Radio, its exclusive […]

Two excellent jazz box sets

Thanks to my affiliation with Blogcritics, I’ve listened to a couple jazz box sets the last several weeks. Both are worthy enough to be considered for any jazz fan’s libarary.

The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961, Bill Evans Trio — On Sunday, June 15, 1961, pianist Bill Evans, bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian […]

Book Review: Faith at War (2005)

Anyone who holds out hope about the near term in Iraq or the future of America’s relations with the Islamic world in general will find Faith at War depressing.

The book details the travels of Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent Yaroslav Trofimov to a dozen countries with large Muslim populations in the three years after […]