July 21st, 2004

Rock Star

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For those of you who have Comcast digital cable, allow me to make a recommendation. They've just added a new music channel (in our area, it's channel 422) called "Retro-Active." I really really wish this was a radio station I could get in the car and elsewhere, because I would never turn it off.

Let me present a sample of what they played, in order, this afternoon:

the Damned
ABC (specifically, "When Smokey Sings")
the Go-Gos (and not one of their big hits, either.)
David Bowie (ditto.)
The The

And this was after they played some Sisters of Mercy. It's a great mix of, well, 80s stuff and random stuff, that I totally dig.

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"George Bush's lack of a second-term blueprint has finally made it to the front page of The Washington Post. Which kind of makes you wonder: Where has this issue been until now?

"It's a testament, really, to the media's general lack of interest in policy issues. Swing states, veepstakes, polls, potshots, F-word, attack ads, good hair, dumping Cheney -- we're all over it. But the fact that the president of the United States hasn't spelled out what he would do over the next four years -- hey, we can't cover everything, right?"
-Howard Kurtz

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Paul Krugman has his own Manchurian candidate.

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