Monday, January 23, 2012

R.I.P. Etta James

The legendary Ms Etta James went on to the great concert hall in the sky a couple days ago.

I saw here back in 1986 at the San Fransisco Blues Festival, and she would have torn the roof off the place, had the show been indoors. Buddy Guy and Junior Wells joined her backup band along with Ms Katie Webster on piano. It was such an amazing set that Albert King could not follow her. My friend and i started heading for our car during his set. Later we felt shitty about it when we were informed that he was dying of cancer, which might have affected his performance.
Anyway, Etta James was one of the greatest singers of all time. I don't know that anyone ever matched the sheer power of her voice. She will be missed.

What Have I Missed?

Let's see, what have I missed being offline for the last several days?

Gingrich Wins South Carolina Primary

Hmm, South Carolina prefers the arrogant Southern blowhard to the arrogant Yankee blowhards? What a scoop!

 Jan 22, 2012

American Idol Auditions 3: On An Aircraft Carrier


What better platform from which to jump a shark?

Elder President Bush Saddened By Paterno’s Death

Wow, a member of America's worst family shows how cluelessly out of touch with reality he is? Stop the presses!

 In a statement Bush called Paterno “an outstanding American who was respected not only on the field of play but in life generally.”

You know, other than the looking the other way while little boys are being raped part, he was very highly respected. Because he won a lot of football games. Which is what's really important.

Let's see, what else. . . oh, someone invented a bear creepier than Pedo-Bear:

Cock-Blocking Bear strikes again!