Neil Innes 1944-2019

I know of Innes mostly through the Bonzo Dog Band. They mixed comedy with music that was obviously English with a rock influence. They reminded me of the Mothers of Invention.

Wes Freed

Wes Freed has done many terrific covers for Drive-By Truckers albums and their concert posters. A new book of his art is available from his web site

Trump supports Russia

He believes Putin’s lies about the 2016 election and opposes efforts to deter more Russian election interference.

Why send impeachment articles to a rigged Senate trial?

Democrats are right to consider not sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate because McConnell has made it clear that the trial will be a sham.

Trump’s terrible comments on John Dingell

Trump attacks a dead man again. Trump is a terrible person. Most Republicans won’t condemn these despicable comments.

Roy Loney 1946-2019

I must admit that I did not know much about the Flamin’ Groovies during their creative peak in the 1960s and 1970s. I only started listening to their old music in the last few years, prompted by “I’m Drowing” which made an appearance on a Rhino anthology. They were from San Francisco but they sure did not sound like other San Francisco bands like Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead. The Flamin’ Groovies were more like power pop.

Facebook will help Trump by letting political ads contain lies

I rarely use Facebook because of the harm they are doing to our elections. Also, Zuckerberg met with Trump recently. I guess he’ll let Trump’s campaign post lies in return for not breaking Facebook up or some deal like that.

Trump judges update 12/18/19

They just keep forcing through conservative judges after having blocked Obama nominees.

Wild Honey – The Beach Boys (1967)

Wild Honey was the Beach Boys album after Smiley Smile which had the singles “Good Vibrations” and “Heroes and Villains”. Wild Honey is less ambitious but still had two great singles – “Wild Honey” and “Darlin'” (although lyrics to “Darlin'” are clichés sometimes). I have also included their cover of Stevie Wonder’s “I Was Made to Love Her”. Carl Wilson has the lead vocal on all three songs and pushes the limits of his voice.

Georgia voter suppression