Because I enjoyed reissues this year as much as I did "new" music, and because end-of-the-year lists with pictures are more fun, below find my annotated and illustrated cheater's dozen, alphabetically organized.
Dorothy Ashby, The Rubaiyat of Dorothy Ashby (Dusty Grooves)
Detroit harp genius Dorothy Ashby was plucking those strings in genre-spanning ways long before neo-folk sprites were born. Read more »
C.W. Nevius blames homeless for Susan Leal's accident, the upcoming drought, and for not sending the children to the Gap sweatshop.
(From the answering machine of Sup. Tom Ammiano on Tuesday, Dec. l8, 2007). Nevius is the ace Chronicle columnist in a long line of Chronicle editorial staffers who operate on a key Hearst principle: attack the homeless but don;t attack PG@E. And don't attack PG@E and its illegal private power monopoly alone and unmolested. Note David R. Read more »
Insight, the Nuclear Energy Institute's monthly pro-nukes pamphleteer, did a survey of the presidential candidates positions on nuclear power. The only one that's explicitly against more nuclear power plants is John Edwards. Fred Thompson managed to answer the question without really answering the question. Read more »
And now we need l00,000 people to get Congress to reverse the FCC of George W. Bush to reverse the commission's sellout to the Big Media who supported us going into Iraq and are now helping keep us there
By Bruce B. Brugmann
(Scroll down to sign a protest letter to Congress and the New York Times story)
As expected, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin and his two Republican colleagues approved new rules that will unleash yet another flood oer media consolidation across the country. Read more »
The California High Speed Rail Authority will convene tomorrow in Sacramento and could decide on the system's Bay Area track alignment, but Chairman Quentin Kopp tells the Guardian that they probably won't be able to make that crucial decision yet. Read more »