Taking a lazy day off. In the horse latitudes of this Top 10 Albums thing (and no, I don’t think a Doors album is in the cards). So much stuff that I really like, that could easily make the list. New Orleans music like Dr John, Prof Longhair or even Wayne Toups. Bands with long strings of albums I bought like U2, R.E.M. or even early Elton John. Maybe some Bob Schneider to show I’m not just living in the past (does that even prove anything?) Maybe some older Jazz that I still listen to like Sun Ra’s Blue Delight, to class it up a bit. Even some of my parents old music that I still listen to. Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Dean Martin. Sometimes nothing else will do.
From the New York Times:
BRITAIN’S BIG SQUEEZE
After eight years of budget cutting, Britain is looking less like the rest of Europe and more like the United States, with a shrinking welfare state and spreading poverty.