Friday, June 06, 2008
Is There Anybody Alive Out There?
I try to keep my support and money heading towards entertainment options that fit my ideology. You can see that in my choice of movies, bands, and even venues.
However, there are a few exceptions - and one of them for me is Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Anyone who has been in my truck over the past 8 months or so knows that I am addicted to Sirius 10 - E Street Radio.
I feel a bit better about my weakness for Bruce, though. Even if he is a liberal, he can't be all that bad since Condi Rice admitted in a recent piece by the AP that she was a big fan.
The video above was shot in Stockholm on the Magic Tour. I know that it's not for everyone, but I can't imagine life without moments like having seats that close to a Hall of Fame band while they crank out such a driving, biting song.
At the MTV Europe Music Awards 2007 in Munich, Germany, when asked by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl which song he wished he had written, R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe cited "Radio Nowhere". I concur. "Radio Nowhere" gets at least a dozen plays during all-night sessions (like tonight's) at the office.
Is there anybody alive out there?
Yeah, you'd think that they would know by now that you don't step on "the Big Man's" toes.
Nice quotes in the KNS on the Local Rules controversy, by the way. I'm a bit curious as to why Wilson didn't mention Mabry's vendetta against Blount County's Republican Mayor, though. Seems as if such a mention would have been prudent and provided some perspective into Mabry's comments.