Little Richard was everything. If it wasn’t Chuck Berry, it was Richard Wayne Penniman. The definition of rock and roll.
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Bmaz is a rather large saguaro cactus in the Southwestern Sonoran desert. A lover of the Constitution, law, family, sports, food and spirits. As you might imagine, a bit prickly occasionally. Bmaz has attended all three state universities in Arizona, with both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Arizona State University, and with significant post-graduate work (in physics and organic chemistry, go figure) at both the University of Colorado in Boulder and the University of Arizona. Married, with both a lovely child and a giant Sasquatch dog. Bmaz has been a participant on the internet since the early 2000’s, including active participation in the precursor to Emptywheel, The Next Hurrah. Formally joined the Emptywheel blog as an original contributing member at its founding in 2007. Bmaz grew up around politics, education, sports and, most significantly, cars; notably around Formula One racing and Concours de Elegance automobile restoration and showing. Currently lives in the Cactus Patch with his lovely wife and beast of a dog, and practices both criminal and civil trial law.
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The irreducible minimum is that Judge Emmet Sullivan is the one with jurisdiction and control of this case. Not Trump. Not Barr. An honest and good judge, and one that has proven that over decades. Sidney Powell was right about one, and only one, thing: The Stevens case is a template for the court to find the truth.
We have done live music for a couple of weeks, now let’s set the scene with the greatest music documentaries.
Gronk is back. He and TB12 will look a LOT different playing in a Bruce Arians offense. This is truly exciting, and will be when the NFL comes back.
So, last weekend we did a live music discussion that turned out to be unexpectedly wildly popular. So, this weekend, we will do a related followup as to the concerts we have all been to. This was suggested by our Roving Reporter Rosalind and, trust me, she has some heavy experience with concerts. So, here […]
Roger Stone and his lawyers were not as crazy as Flynn and Sid Powell, but they were not far off. Now there is a court opinion evidencing exactly that.
Live music is the real test. A lot of people with studio musicians, tone benders and professional mixing can make a decent sounding studio album. The real ones do it even better live. This is a discussion about those bands and people.
Emptywheel Music Trash Talk is an idea long discussed, but the time may have come. Listen, this would be a kind of dead period anyway. Get ready to get live, get ready to rip up this juke joint. Fill the hills with the sound of live music.
It is always the right time to do the right thing. The right thing is Moe Davis for Congress in NC-11. The time is now. Support and vote.
Go read this article by David Roth at the Columbia Journalism Review, it is brutally true. Here is a taste, but do read the whole thing: It all happened in the way that decline generally happens in American culture, which is one anxious, hopeful, cynical capitulation at a time. We have compressed and corroded and […]