OK Go

OK Go rocks! I found this band through a post on NRO’s the Corner and they are awesome. The first video is from their first album, Oh No, which is a pretty straightforward power-pop record (for an interesting story about the group’s videos and the music biz in general check out this Op-Ed NY Times piece by the lead singer). The second is from their latest effort released this year, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, which is very eclectic, very cool and completely different from the previous album. Anyway, I’ve been listening to both albums non-stop for the last two weeks. Enjoy.

Oh The Humanity!

As a proud owner of a Taylor 414ce (a much less expensive model than Dave Carroll owns I’m sure) I join Dave in condemning United Airlines or anyone else who would damage one of these beautiful instruments and not live up to their liability by fully compensating the owner for the loss (which of course should include a substantial amount for pain and suffering).

My Taylor

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Oh…My…Obama?

I’ve heard of  “man crushes” before but Evan Thomas has decided that Obama is “sort of God”.  Here’s the video.

I know I’m a little late on this – this actually came out on D-Day weekend. But aside from the ridiculous fawning from Thomas (which I can’t bring myself to comment on lest my head explode), let me just say that, for those of us who believe in American exceptionalism, I don’t ever want a president to be “above the country”. I want our president to protect America’s interests and place those interests above all others. I want a president who believes that America has been a force for good in the world. I want a president that won’t patronize his own citizenry by giving speeches abroad apologizing for our past.

Hopefully, someday, Obama will eventually be a president like that.

True Genius

For anyone interested Uncommon Knowledge (a web video interview program on National Review Online) is featuring the great Supreme Court justice, Antonin Scalia. Parts 1 & 2 are up with three more parts to come.