Sunday, July 27, 2008

Summer Listening

For the first decade or so of his solo career, Paul McCartney's albums usually came out in the spring or summer. Because of that, I've always considered summer as 'Paul Time', and have been listening to a lot of him lately, mostly in the car.

I skip Back To The Egg because the CD includes (as bonus tracks) "Wonderful Christmas Time" and "Rudolph the Red Rosed Reggae". It's since gone into the 'after Thanksgiving' rotation schedule.

Here's my fav 'summer Beatles/Paul' list in order of 'best car driving music'. If you're taking a road trip, grab a few of these and enjoy:

Band on the Run
Wings Over America
Sgt. Pepper
Venus and Mars
Flowers in the Dirt
Wild Life
Red Rose Speedway
Wings Greatest

...and some Beach Boys doesn't hurt either. Currently, I've got the compilation Sounds of Summer and 20/20 as co-pilots. Great summer fare.

Monday, July 14, 2008

'Why You're Wrong About the Right'

I'm watching CSPAN this last weekend, and on comes these two young attractive right-wingers promoting their book 'Why You're Wrong About the Right'.

I'm listening to their baloney, two rich kids who look like the biggest problem they ever faced was a bad hairday. Then somebody asks the $64,000 question: 'How do you get through to kids when everything in Pop Culture is liberal? When nothing conservative is cool?"

After fumbling the ball with the old 'we want to redefine cool' play, the other nut-job said something along the lines of: 'You can separate your political views from the music you listen to, the movies you watch and the kind of bars you go to.'

Oh. So it's okay for me to live a lifestyle that not only doesn't reflect my philosophical beliefs, but is actually the complete opposite of my beliefs. Thanks, rightie! Now I can try some of that misogynistic gangster rap and torture porn movies I've been hearing all about!