Jim Walsh's Big Hairy Weblog Thingy

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Well dammit, I suppose I should say SOMETHING nice about the bastard, dept.

Give credit where it's due: on two of my pet issues, immigration reform, and separation of church and state, Teddy Kennedy was on the side of the good guys...

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hope That's Not An Oncoming Train...

After a long, dry spell, I've recently received a number of inquiries from radio stations expressing interest in discussing "future employment possibilities." The latest, from a market in the Northwest, came Friday. Economically speaking, the worst may indeed be over, if this is any indication. Wish me luck - I'll keep you posted.

In the meantime, enjoy this neat song about about some people who died, from the author of The Basketball Diaries...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Oh, What A Night

Sad to report John E. Carter of the Dells has passed on. Stylistically, the Dells were the "missing link" twixt doo-wop and Chicago soul. These guys were true groundbreakers.

Here's a sampling of Carter with the Dells and the early Flamingos.