Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Beatles - Dizzy Miss Lizzy (Live 1965)

The song was originally thought about by band manager Brian Epstein, and was later introduced to Ringo Starr, the band's drummer. He made sure that the band recorded it after loving its upbeat rhythm and interesting lyrics.

Posted at 08:00 AM in Music, The Beatles, Video | Permalink

Saturday, August 30, 2008

AM Radio


Posted at 04:03 PM in Media | Permalink

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Guinesss: Best Beer Commercial Ever!

Instant Classic!

Posted at 06:36 AM in Humor | Permalink

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Unnecessary Censorship

Too funny!

See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.

Posted at 08:56 AM in Humor, Video | Permalink

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Beatles Live: Dig a Pony/Get Back


Dig a Pony/Get Back

Posted at 08:19 AM in Music, The Beatles, Video | Permalink

Saturday, August 23, 2008

How Much is My Blog Worth

My blog is worth $882,940.56.
How much is your blog worth?

Posted at 08:30 AM in Weblogs | Permalink

Friday, August 22, 2008

DAVE STEWART: An Anthem For Change

My pal Gene, who represents Dave Stewart, sent along this letter from Stewart about his new single:

Earlier this year when I was recording "American Prayer," a song I originally co-wrote with Bono, the phrase, "When you get to the top of the mountain, remember me" seemed to take on a whole new resonance, given the inspirational candidacy of Barack Obama.

The song always contained one of my favorite passages from Dr. King, which was hauntingly delivered the night before he was assassinated. King says: "I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land!"

People long for a connection -- whether it is to music, to their country, or to a big idea. Regardless of what happens in November, Senator Obama has reminded millions of people that they have the power to connect to bigger ideas. He is, in essence, the embodiment of a new anthem for change. He has continued King's narrative from what was once thought of as a dream to a reality. I find it especially relevant that Barack Obama will accept the Democratic Party Nomination for President 45 years to the day of King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

When we were originally writing the song, Bono was crafting the words in a way that would make people think about the fact that 'America' as a concept was a truly great idea, based on the bedrock of equality. I find it more pertinent than ever to release it now; to the moment America finds itself in, daring to re-imagine itself and its place in the world.

When I set out to make a video for the new version of this song, I wanted to honor all of those millions of people, especially young people, who are, for the first time, feeling empowered to voice their beliefs. I wanted to capture how Obama's message of change has echoed across the broad fabric of what is America. To do that, we've cast the film with an eclectic array of personalities, including Forest Whitaker, Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, Cyndi Lauper, Barry Manilow, Joan Baez, Macy Gray and Joss Stone. They appear alongside veterans, teachers and everyday citizens -- all of whom have been touched by this simple idea of change.

As an Englishman, I'm not an expert in all the intricate details of American politics. But as an artist, I understand how rare it is to inspire a connection to a bigger idea or purpose. This video isn't so much an endorsement of Barack Obama as much as it is a celebration of all those who have picked up a sign, who have registered to vote and are working to make the world a better place. So as Senator Barack Obama ascends to the mountain top, let us not forget all of the others who for the past 40 years have sung anthems of change to make this moment possible.

Watch the video for "American Prayer" here:

Fans are invited to upload their own video for the anthem at

Click here to download Dave Stewart's "American Prayer" from iTunes and here to download the ringtone from MyXer.

Exclusive Premiere: An Anthem For Change
August 22, 2008 | 10:24 AM

Posted at 06:06 PM in Music, Philosophy, Video | Permalink

President Bush Pardons Himself Against Potential Warcrimes

Sadly amusing, but mostly hard to believe:

Posted at 07:18 AM in Idiot!, Politics | Permalink

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The facade still looks nice . . .



Trouw - Amsterdam via NYT

Posted at 06:58 AM in Humor, Idiot!, Politics | Permalink

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Where the Word "Dickhead" Comes From

No, its not Latin . . .


Posted at 08:23 AM in Humor | Permalink