Wrapup: Our Think Again column is called “Falling for the Far Right’sACORN Agenda” and deals with the manner in which the MSM got rolled byright-wing re-working vis-a-vis ACORN. You can find it here. My Nation column this week is called “The House that Irving Built.”
Loudon and Charlie again: I wrote this little squib for TBD on the new (and beautifully packaged) Loudon Wainwright tribute to Charlie Poole, High, Wide and Handsome, which Sal reviewed so favorably here a couple of weeks ago here.
I saw the Wainwright/Roche family performance of the material a weekor so ago, and of course it was wonderful, and I sat across a table fromfamed New Yorker scribe, Rick Hertzberg, taking copious notes, and so Ifigured that when he posted something on his prestigious weblog, I couldjust glom onto that without having to do any more work. Alas, thisappears to have been wishful thinking on my part–not for the first orlast time–and it appears that said mixture of whimsy, intelligence andsardonic humor will not be appearing. Nick Loss-Eaton, however, wroteit up here and if it doesn’t make you too jealous for what youmissed, get the cd.
Hey Doc —
“The Queen said, we do not lend out our underthings/Just take mebackto Abita Springs.”
Weekly WWOZ Pick To Click: “Keep It Clean” (Charlie Jordan)–Much to the dismay of President Olympia Snowe, I am not going to wait anothermonth to talk about how much I love New Orleans.
Part The First: How in hell does ETL New Republic manage to findyoung people who write like 60-year old lunchroom nuns who need,more fiber in their diets? Look, kids. I know it’s cool to walk thehalls and all, but this is the magazine of Stephen Glass, Ruthie Shalit, andMeshuggah Marty Peretz. Let’s keep the attitude to a minimum, OK?
Part The Second: Oh, dear Lord, you should pardon the expression.There are so many layers of non-scholarship here that you’d need to blast just to get down to Stupid. Or, in re: thecrack at National Public Radio, you can just call Dr. Google. Research, it’s not just for breakfast any more.
Part The Third: Doggone it, I like him.