I finally saw Cadillac Records last night, an interesting interpretation of the story Chess Records, one of the most influential spots in the history of blues and rock n’ roll.
While the movie was entertaining, I was most impressed with Jeffrey Wright, one of my favorite actors, who did a stellar job portraying Muddy Waters - he even did his own singing as Muddy on a bunch of legendary tracks, including this one.
When I heard how Iranians were using my beloved creation for their own means—such as organizing a political movement and informing the outside world of the actions of a repressive regime—I couldn’t believe they’d ruined something so beautiful, simple, and absolutely pointless.” Dorsey said he is already working on a new website that will be so mind-numbingly useless that Iranians will not even be able to figure out how to operate it.
I never saw the morning til I stayed up all night I never saw the sunshine til you turned out the light I never saw my hometown until I stayed away too long I never heard the melody, until I needed a song.
I never saw the white line, til I was leaving you behind I never knew I needed you til I was caught up in a bind I never spoke i love you til I cursed you in vain, I never felt my heartstrings until I nearly went insane.
I never saw the east coast til I move to the west I never saw the moonlight until it shone off your breast I never saw your heart til someone tried to steal, Tried to steal it away I never saw your tears until they rolled down your face.
Buckshot LeFonque - Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (Elton John cover)
Until you’ve seen this trash can dream come true You stand at the edge while people run you through And I thank the Lord there’s people out there like you I thank the Lord there’s people out there like you
While Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters Sons of bankers, sons of lawyers Turn around and say good morning to the night For unless they see the sky But they can’t and that is why They know not if it’s dark outside or light
The request, made to Twitter’s co-founder, Jack Dorsey, is yet another new-media milestone: the recognition by the United States government that an Internet blogging service that did not exist four years ago has the potential to change history in an ancient Islamic country.
I went to the show in Philly Thursday night. Like the last time I saw Ed solo, the highlight of the evening was this song. Hard to picture without being there, but essentially, he’s recording his voice into some device, while singing over it each time so that with each loop it’s additive, forming a hypnotic chant.
This version is not from the show I just went to, but from another gig in Berkeley last year. I recommend turning up the sound (and waiting a few seconds for the track to start). Very moving.
"search engines accumulate near-complete indexes of our interests, our loves, our hopes and aspirations. Our relationship with them is as intimate as our relationships with our lovers, our confessors, our therapists.
What’s more, the way that search engines determine the ranking and relevance of any given website has become more critical than the editorial berth at the New York Times combined with the chief spots at the major TV networks. Good search engine placement is make-or-break advertising. It’s ideological mindshare. It’s relevance.
Contrariwise: being poorly ranked by a search engine makes you irrelevant, broke and invisible.”