Sorry for the quick one-two of posts…I’m in Taiwan with limited internet access. A few quick items:
(1) Bobby Bland RIP. What a great voice!
(2) Reader J from New Zealand has a son living in Southampton LI who’s having a terrible time finding a place to stay. His budget is $1000 a month. Any tips?
(3) I just saw a tee-shirt here with “100% rock, 100% roll” written on it. Would be a good rotating tag or whatever we call those things.
I think do not put on knob and bollocks would be an appropriate tag line.
You’re in Taiwan?!! [email protected]! I’m off to jury duty. Route 3 south to 128 (ask Anne Laurie, she can explain the pain).
His budget is $1000 a month.
In the Hamptons in the summertime? My tip is “find a roommate”.
There’s a bunch of journalists on the Moscow-Havana flight this morning. Too bad Snowden ain’t.
Actually Dr J, thats not a very good tagline. Dont understand it. A better one would be “All sex-ed tests should be oral exams”.
Well what if rock and roll are actually the same thing huh
or did i just blow your mind
Have you checked whether Taiwan has an extradition treaty with the U.S.?
@Joseph Nobles: Seriously? Reporters bought up all the seats thinking Eddie was going to be in Row 13C? Sounds like a SnowJob. Are we sure this guy doesnt moonlight as a marketing rep for Southwest airlines?
If you add one letter to to each word in yer tagline idea, you can capture the BJ essence:
“100% crock, 100% troll”
Nunca el Jefe
Try to make it out to see Taroko, near Hualien. Beautiful area.
I can’t believe Bobby “Blue” Bland was still alive! RIP.
My thoughts too.
RIP. Ain’t no love in the heart of the city.
I wish we had a like button just for that post – thank you
For $1000, make that roommates plural.
@Joseph Nobles: I wonder if it’s because Havana won’t accept him, or Moscow won’t let him leave.
apparently he already left. some say he was never there (previous thread someone posted that apparently via The Guardian). If the Russians, Ecuadorians etc went into this big pantomime, with Assange that is some big Potemkin right there.
The Other Bob
I am only 78% Rock and 54% Roll today.
@PeakVT: You just have to observe the time limit faithfully.
I look at Bradley Manning and I totally understand why Snowden left the US. As always, our government’s past actions catch up with us. But with hysteria rising, Snowden needs someone level headed advising him and I see no sign of that. Just Glen Greenwald.
All those journalists on a LONNNG flight from Moscow to Havana.
Their quarry is not on board.
Neither, allegedly, is alcohol.
Which journalists would you select for that flight?
I put David Gregory and the Morning Joe crew and hangers on in whichever seats they like.
So, is any FP going to post about the McClatchy article on government officials being encouraged to snitch on each other? No? Crickets?
Booby Bland was such a great artist. I had the pleasure of hearing him live three times (in New York, Boston, and Toronto-the places I’ve lived as an adult). ‘Turn on the Love Light.”
@Elizabelle: @Elizabelle: Ooh, there’s so many journos and so called journos I want on that plane – Halperin, Fournier, Britt Hume,Sludge,Cameron, Tapper…I could go on and on.
I know. I hope it’s a goddamn big plane.
And turbulence. Turbulence would be good.
@Valdivia: According to one of the alert commenters at LGF, the Ecuadorian foreign minister held a press conference in Hanoi about an hour ago, at which he basically said “We’re thinking about it,” and also extolled his country’s simply outstanding focus on human rights. (Insert punchline of your choice here.)
Perfect flight for Peggy Noonan.
Actually, given the fact that the newsies actually on that plane were all treating Snowden like a rock star and hanging on his every word and action, they all got what they richly deserved.
Suffern ACE is a Basset Hound
As a bonus, Snowden probably acts like a magnet for CIA operatives wherever he is alleged to be. Any country who wants to find out who their us spies are should probably claim that Snowden will be landing there in an hour and wait to see who shows up at the airport looking for him.
Yes. Nooners in an aisle seat.
Meanwhile: blurb from front page of NYTimes a few moments ago, headline “Hasty Exit planned over pizza”:
Uh huh. Prison is bad enough, particularly if you don’t see as much of your pole dancing girlfriend. It’s for your principles, after all.
But no internet access?
Day – um.
South Hampton is one of the toniest and most expensive parts of Long Island. If your friends son only has a $1000 budget he should be looking elsewhere.
I saw Bobby blubland a couple of times. So good!!
Given the average age of the commenters here, maybe 60% rock. But definitely all that roll.
You know, providing a link would be a good start.. Fucking internetz, how do they work?
Also, without details, is a big yawn.
ETA: Nothing on McClatchy’s home page.
Put the fucker on Chained CPI and tell him to switch to a cheaper brand of ramen. Everybody has to sacrifice a little something.
Saw Bobby Bland on a triple bill with BB King and Albert King in 1986. It was a monumental show. RIP.
Ah, Bobby Bland. One of the all-time vocal greats. No other singer fused blues and soul so eloquently.
If you don’t know the man’s music and want to, the two-disc Anthology on MCA is the one to buy. Fifty tracks of soul gold – sweet, gritty and elegant. And his Two Steps From the Blues album is a stone killer from start to finish.
So long, Bobby. We won’t forget.
You’re in Taiwan? What state secrets did you steal?
What was I thinking? Turning to those arch snarkmeisters, the balloon-juice commentariat, for help in solving the ultimate first world problem – summer accommodation in the Hamptons! My son, meanwhile, blissfully unaware of my hapless efforts on his behalf, has found a place in Sag Harbor, which he did the old-fashioned way, by asking round and following leads. Thanks to DougJ for the shout-out.