These Days: Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Written by | March 25, 2017 7:28 am | No Comments


Don’t Be The Bunny: I went to see Micky Dolenz’s “A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock And Roll” at Below 54 yesterday, and his cover of the  Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis “Don’t Be The Bunny” from “Urinetown”. A song that makes a lot of sense in the aftermath of the POTUS and SOTH debacle, that found the newly elected Trump unable to keep his House in order. Suddenly, the biggest wolf in the hen house finds himself the bunny. In New York City that was joy in the streets for the city’s first win since November. Yes, the horrendous Affordable Care Act  never even went to vote as the House Of Freedom senators (a tea party by any other name) refused to sign on. It was Ryan’s fault, of course. He got HOF to sign on to a hated tax for not having insurance by any other name but it wasn’t enough, and shouldn’t have been.

House Of Freedom: They want zero Government interference in healthcare, claiming the market will make the price. And it will, up to the place where you are elderly or poor or actually need it.

Dancing In The Streets: Those who believe the big Trump loss is the end of his Presidency need to hold on to their enthusiasm. Senator Schumer said: “The TrumpCare bill failed because of two traits that have plagued the Trump presidency since he took office: incompetence and broken promises. I have never seen an administration as incompetent as the one occupying the White House.”

Old Music: Aloha, Broad Street and Ultimate are all at various degrees of reviewed but I can’t even find room for Press To Play (I may post it today… we will see…). I have also been playing the 1960s band The City’s album. The connection is Danny Kutcher, who played guitar on “As We Go Along” from “Head,” which Micky sang last night. Listening to The City’s Now That Everything’s Been Said from 1968, I don’t think the problem wasn’t that King wouldn’t perform live but that the production was terrible. It sounds wafer thin.

New Music: The Mount Eerie album may well be a timeless masterpiece, it is not empathic but it connects back to the tragic because in its solipsistic sadness is every person’s solipsistic sorrow. Jessi Colter’s The Psalms is Christianity as it is, as it should be. And Craig Finn has made a solo album that stands with his best Hold Steady work.



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