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Music TopicI said I would make him band of the day more than once, and
here I go. Our repeat BOTD is Paul
Melancon
. Tomorrow night we go to the album release party, at
which I’ll be buying at least one copy, perhaps a spare for gift
giving. You can hear these songs for yourself at his download
page
. “Jeff Lynne” has been up a while and I’ve listened to it
over and over for months. “King Sham” has only been there a month or
so, but my god it is good and catchy. I like the description on the
web page that says “it isn’t just radio friendly, it is radio slutty.”
I fear nowadays even that isn’t enough to get on the radio, but
fingers are crossed.

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From that Zevon story below comes a typical Zevon quote:

“If you’re lucky, people like something you do early and something
you do just before you drop dead. That’s as many pats on the back as
you should expect,” Zevon once told Entertainment Weekly.

Just watched some taped (no Tivo here) Craig Kilborn shows, including
one with Aimee Mann and then last night’s episode with Ben Stein and
Dr. Drew Pinsky talking about 9/11 and our reactions to it. Drew
seemed to be saying that my reaction is not uncommon for people at the
younger end of the scale, that many seem to be ready to move on and
put things behind them. There might be something to that. This is
right about on schedule for the big generational event that galvanizes
the civic generation like Strauss and Howe wrote about in
Generations. Perhaps the younger people are the ones
who are most willing to suck it up and move on, not because they are
heartless or young, but because they are the “rising civics” and
that’s part of the character of their cohort group. Perhaps if it had
happened 20 years ago, it would be the older people who felt that way
and the young people of that time would be lingering. Anyway, I’m
going to practice what I’m preaching and stop talking about 9/11. I am
going to go give blood Saturday, assuming I can get a slot.