Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Billy Bragg vs the bankers

Over in Britain, the general public is as outraged as we are here about bailed-out bankers receiving huge bonuses. RSB (Royal Bank of Scotland) is now owned, in large part, by the government and the taxpayers. Billy Bragg has begun a campaign to stop the payment of bonuses, and he's declared he'll withhold his taxes to prove his point. I think it's called talking with the poet about taxes.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Kate McGarrigle, RIP

Kate McGarrigle, the influential and popular folks singer who sang for years with her sister Anna as the McGarrigle Sisters has died after a long battle with clear-cell carcinoma. McGarrigle was formerly married to Loudon Wainwright III and is the mother of singers Rufus and Martha Wainwright.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

There ain't half been some clever bastards

An Ian Dury biopic. Now only if it can get theatrical release in the US.