Saturday Night, Jan 14:
at Supreme Trading: 213 N 8th Street, Williamsburg
The Juan Mclean (Live Performance, DFA Records)
Derek Plaslaiko (Spectral Sounds, Ghostly
Spinoza (The Bunker, NYC)
Eamon Harkin (EA, Crashin’In)
Ayres (The Rub, NYC)
Low Budget (Hollertronix, Philly)
Sure Shot (NYC)
Oil (Kanine Records, Crashin’In)
Open PBR from 9p-11p
RSVP ONLY: A-LIST@ONTHEGOMARKETING.COM
Archive for January, 2006
This should be a great show, coinciding with the release of her record The Greatest on January 24. Chan will be playing with The Memphis Rhythm Band for this show. Download the title track here. And tickets are available here.
[From the Matador site] For ‘The Greatest’ (not a greatest hits, but the brand-new studio album), Marshall returned to Memphis, pursuing this time the slinky Hi Records sound of the 70s, famed for its sensuous feel and beguiling rhythms. She got Al Green’s guitarist and songwriting partner Mabon “Teenie” Hodges to play guitar on the whole album (Teenie co-wrote “Love and Happiness” and “Take Me to the River,” among other soul classics). With Teenie came his Hi Rhythm bandmate (and brother) Leroy “Flick” Hodges, who plays on half of the album (Memphis A-team bassist Dave Smith supplements). Anchoring the band is Steve Potts, whose reputation on drums was solidified when the surviving members of Booker T. and the MG’s asked him to replace their late drummer, Al Jackson. Other top Memphis musicians guest on keyboards, horns and strings.
The winner is hooker-lovin‘ Dick Morris. He claims America is shifting to the Left politically because of the successes of Bush.
A big part of the reason [that America is shifting to the Left] is the success the Bush administration has had in solving and hence diminishing the importance of the Republican agenda. Taxes have been cut, we have not had a terror attack since Sept. 11 and trial lawyers are on the defensive. The issues that remain ‚Äî energy, environment, healthcare and Social Security ‚Äî usually are Democratic and liberal.
Read the article here.
Captain Cronyism, George Bush, has once again nominated a well-connected buddy—who like Brownie is totally unqualified—to head an important federal agency. This time, her name is Julie L. Myers and she’s the new head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), an agency with an annual budget of $4 billion and 20,000 employees. The Agency is responsible for, as pointed out by the Washington Post, “preventing terrorists and weapons from entering the country.” To make matters worse, Bush intentionally made this appointment (and several others) while Congress was in recess, “circumventing the need for approval by the Senate.” Myers has been attacked by Republicans and Democrats as being unqualified. As reported by The National Review in September:
“Given the importance of the position and a history of mismanagement in the immigration service, Congress took the unusual step of inserting a statutory requirement that nominees have a minimum of five years of experience in both management and law enforcement….Her most relevant previous experience was managing only 170 employees and a $25 million budget while at the Commerce department.”
Nevertheless, Myers is the niece of former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Richard B. Myers and is married to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff’s chief of staff. You know, she’s a crony. Bush’s audacity never ceases to amaze us. Read the Wash Post article here.
We just posted info about this new Korean joint, Dokebi, on 199 Grand Street, Williamsburg. Has anybody been? Post your reviews here.
Speaking of food, Cakehead.com has a revealing post about New York Magazine‘s trust-fund-only, “101 Best Restaurants” issue. Read it here. Somebody had to bitch about it. Thanks Cakehead.
Real classy, guys.
The old David Letterman is back. Unlike all the other talking heads on talk television, he’s begun to actually speak his mind again, like he did early in his career. We started watching him again a couple of years ago and he just keeps getting better. Last night, he told Bill O’Reilly that “about 60 percent of what you say is crap.” Watch the Windows video here. Quicktime video here. O’Reilly was clearly fazed. And read some highlights below [via Newsbusters]. Go Dave!
Letterman: ‚”How can you possibly take exception with the motivation and the position of someone like Cindy Sheehan?”
O’Reilly: ‚”Because I think she’s run by far-left elements in this country. I feel bad for the woman.”
Letterman: ‚”Have you lost family members in armed conflict?”
O’Reilly: ‚”No, I have not.”
Letterman: “Well, then you can hardly speak for her, can you?”
Letterman: “Yeah, but I think there’s something, this fair and balanced. I’m not sure that it’s, I don’t think that you represent an objective viewpoint.”
Letterman: ‚”[w]hy are we there [Iraq] in the first place? [applause] The President himself, less than a month ago said we are there because of a mistake made in intelligence. Well, whose intelligence? It was just somebody just get off a bus and handed it to him?… I agree with you that we have to support the troops… However, however, that does not eliminate the legitimate speculation and concern and questioning of ‘Why the Hell are we there to begin with?’”