Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Three Things

Since it seems like nobody's around to come out and play today, here are three great links I feel like sharing with the group:

This puzzingly courageous and well-reasoned interview
Dr. Wafa Sultan schooling some folks, claiming it's not a clash of cilivizations we're witnessing between the Muslims and the West, but rather "a clash between civilization and backwardness, between the civilized and the primitive, between barbarity and rationality."

This alarmingly intelligent and well-discerned article
If you've been following the UAE ports deal and/or the general giveaway of American assets, this one's for you. Whether or not you agree that Thomas Paine's Rights of Man has been replaced by Antonin Scalia's Rights of Corporate Persons, this is a great read.

This truly awesome and well-hidden jam session
Jimi Hendrix & Traffic, recorded some unknown time between 1968-70. The lineup is also known but unknown, supposedly featuring Jimi on geetar, Steve Winwood on piano/organ, Chris Wood on flute and sax, and Jim Capaldi on drums. The beauty of this recording, though, is that Jimi doesn't dominate and take over the session, he sounds like he's a genuine part of this band. Very jazzy, very cool.

7 Comments:

At 3:39 PM, Blogger Guss said...

more reasons to love jimi

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger Trix said...

No time to read them...but I didn't want you to feel unloved.

TRIXIE WAS HERE

 
At 4:27 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Ha, thanks Trixie...oh, and FYI, the first interview is a TV show, no reading required there.

Long live (dead) Jimi.

 
At 8:46 AM, Anonymous en regalia said...

two comments:

1) the Common Dreams article is stellar, if very sobering....its like that "creeping malaise" roger water's wrote about in Dogs (i think it was dogs)

2) my word verification for this post is "baljets" good chuckle for me there

 
At 9:29 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

The word verification is really annoying, but at the same time, it's always good for a laugh.

I heard the "creeping malaise" lyrics were really written Jimmy Carter. Carter was Waters' Tom Marshall.

 
At 5:23 AM, Blogger Lons said...

Wow, that Traffic/Hendrix recording is really stellar. You can kind of tell it's all of those guys, but it sounds utterly unlike any other music I've ever heard from any of them. Great find.

 
At 11:08 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Yeah, Lons, right on...check out tela.sugarmegs.org for more cool and rare shiite.

 

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