Thursday, December 31, 2009

It's a wonderful idea

What a magnificent mash-up. George Bailey meets Arianna Huffington. Bernie Sanders vs. Mr. Potter. Capra unmasks Wall Street.

Move your money.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Caterwaul Favorite Albums 2009

This is the entire list, all 27 of them, with some video augmentation.

Caterwaul Albums 2009

Albums of the Year

Elliott Brood - Mountain Meadows (Six Shooter)

Loudon Wainwright III and Dick Connette- High Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2nd Story Sounds)

Avett Brothers - I and Love and You (Anti)

Buddy and Julie Miller – Written in Chalk (New West)

Gourds – Haymaker (Yep Roc)

Levon Helm – Electric Dirt (Vanguard)

Todd Snider – The Excitement Plan (Yep Roc)

Wilco – Wilco (The Album) (Nonesuch)

Elvis Costello – Secret, Profane & Sugarcane (Hear)

Neko Case - Middle Cyclone (Anti)

Low Anthem – Oh My God, Charlie Darwin (Nonesuch)

Vic Chestnutt – Skitter on Takeoff (Vapor)

Tim Easton – Porcupine (New West)

The Sweetback Sisters – Chicken Ain’t Chicken (Signature Sounds)

Putnam Smith – Goldrush (Itchy Sabot)

Lyle Lovett – Natural Forces (Lost Highway)

Red Stick Ramblers – My Suitcase is Always Packed (Sugar Hill)

Kendal Carson – Allright Dynamite (Train Wreck)

Felice Brothers – Yonder is the Clock (Team Love)

David Greely - Sud du Sud (

Dave Rawlings Machine – A Friend of a Friend (Acony)

Chuck Prophet – Let Freedom Ring (Yep Roc)

Caroline Herring – Golden Apples of the Sun (Signature Sounds)

Deer Tick – Born on Flag Day (Partisan)

Linzay Young and Joel Savoy (Valcour)

Vince Bell – One Man’s Music (
Amy Speace - The Killer in Me (Wildflower)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Creepy Joe™ Lieberman: the first to exploit fear

Hot off of his outrageous, mercurial performance as the enemy of universal health care, our junior, and I do mean junior, ructious Senator has found new hope in an attempted act of terrorism.

On Sunday, while the White House tried mightily to prevent panic, Creepy Joe™ Lieberman stoked the fires of fear, and beat the drums of war suggesting that we establish a new front in Yemen. Yeah, man.

Lieberman spared no time moving from the limelight as "health spoiler" to the bellicose beast of bombing preemptively. All right, (creepy) Joe, let's make yemenade out of Yemen!

Never was a bigger chickenhawk ever hatched.

And as the head of the Homeland Security committee, might it be presumptuous to suggest that Lieberman had failed in his duties because a Nigerian with an explosive dildo almost brought a jetliner down. If it wasn't for a brave lad from the land of licentiousness, Amsterdam, one would say that the Senate Homeland Security committee might have had some blood on its hands.

But that's okay with Lieberman. A little blood bath, just like too little health care, is a good thing for his benefactors.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Vic Chestnutt, RIP

A heroic story of a man overcoming incredible odds to create an amazing body of music, inside a broken body, ended Christmas Day when Vic Chestnutt committed suicide. His songs are strange, beautiful and haunting. Anyone who ever saw him perform live understands the eerie magnificence of his songs.

It's unfortunate that our vaunted health care system was failing him in a time of great need. A page to help his family pay for medical bills has been set up for donations.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The bells are ringing out with Bragg

Interesting, though not equal to the original. And who are Florence and the Machine?

Though the great man does it justice.

And there's a certain stadium appeal to the Coldplay cover.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Creepy Joe™ Lieberman, noble statesman "Nya-nya-nya-nya-nya."

President Barack Obama went to the US Senate Sunday to address the Democratic caucus on the topic of passing a health care bill, and the disastrous results of failing to do so.

When he was done with his 30 minute speech, which neither mentioned the public option, nor restrictions on abortions, our own Senator Creepy Joe™ Lieberman apparently could not contain his glee.

He trotted over to Harry Reid and gloated, dancing, pointing his finger (okay that's my version), and chanting in a schoolyard singsong: "He didn't mention the public option; he didn't mention the public option, and you stink too."

Reid asked Lieberman if he had seen where the horse bit him.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Must be

Christmas at Dylan's house.