Friday, March 18, 2016

TIPPECANOE AND HAMILTON, TOO: William Henry Harrison, the Musical!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

TODAY'S TOM SAWYER:  What may be the best short quote from a magazine article I've read in a long time comes from this Washington Monthly article about the punk scene in DC:

When I told him we didn’t have much of a choice because our band had to play, all sense of urgency disappeared. Did we sound anything like Rush? And did we want to hear a bunch of stories about the dozens of Rush shows he’d been to? The answer to the first question was no. The second question was rhetorical.
AND YOU WOULDN'T WANT ME ANY OTHER WAY:  Sixteen songs which are better because of bagpipes?

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

SPRINGTIME FOR YOU-KNOW-WHO:  Deferring to the complaints of four parents in the community, a Hudson Valley high school production of The Producers has gotten rid of the Nazi flags (but kept the armbands, and the dance-in-swastika formation, and the entire plot).