Rode Hard And Put Away Wet

my God, where do these days go?

Saturday, October 07, 2006

A Weird and a Wonderful Show

I don't know if this has been widely broadcast or not, but we are with child (again!). This one is due March 15 (beware the Ides of March)... Keep us in your prayers.

And listen to this fantastic song from my current favorite non-Mallonee songwriter, Colin Meloy (of The Decemberists) from NPR's Live Concert Series.

Colin Meloy - Baby Song

Friday, October 06, 2006

I couldn't make this up if I tried

I just got this email at work:
If you would like to have the opportunity to meet Bob Corker, candidate for United States Senate, and the Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist from Tennessee -- stop by for a free bologna lunch next Tuesday, October 10, from 12 to 1 at the I-75 Expo Center at Clinton Highway and Merchants Road.

Truth in advertising, I guess. It's nice to see the politicos admitting that they're feeding us bologna...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Live from the Capeman

One of my favorite memories is this. Janna and I, in New York City in 1998, married only a short time (did we celebrate our 1st anniversary there - geez, where do the days go?). We were among the fortunate few to see "The Capeman," Paul Simon's Broadway play about Salvador Agron, a Puerto Rican gang member who murdered two people in 1959.

The play is notorious for being one of Broadway's biggest flops - it ran for a mere 14 days before being cancelled. Why did it close? Good question. There were protestors. Well-meaning people who (without actually seeing the show, I'm sure) picketed because they thought Simon was glorifying that horrible crime. That didn't help. Plus, it didn't get the best reviews, although Janna and I loved it. It didn't help either, I'm sure, when Paulie came out and basically gave the finger to the Broadway establishment in return.

I hadn't listened to the CD in awhile, but I came across it a few days ago and have been wearing it out again. This is really vintage Paul Simon stuff. Seemingly contrasting styles melded together well, powerful imagery, seriously interesting subject matter. It's worth a listen - this track is 50's style doo-wop about Agron and Hernandez (the Umbrella Man) and their trial:

Adios Hermanos - Paul Simon