Friday, May 20, 2005

Friday Random 10

With only slight editing to remove songs which have inadequate metadata.

Tombstone Blues” by Bob Dylan from the album Unplugged (1994, 4:54).
Blind Willie McTell” by Bob Dylan from the album Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series (1991, 5:53).
Around The Sun” by R.E.M. from the album Around The Sun (2004, 4:28).
I've Been Loving You Too Long” by Otis Redding from the album The Definitive Collection (3:15).
Mainstream U.S.A.” by They Might Be Giants from the album Then - The Earlier Years (1997, 1:15).
Hotel Chelsea Nights” by Ryan Adams from the album Love Is Hell Pt. 2 (2003, 5:13).
Stormy Weather” by Nina Nastasia from the album Dogs (2000, 2:59).
Try Not To Breathe” by R.E.M. from the album Automatic For The People (1992, 3:49).
You Make Me Real” by The Doors from the album Morrison Hotel (1970, 2:52).
Carry Me Ohio” by Sun Kil Moon from the album Ghosts Of The Great Highway (2003, 6:21).

I guess iTunes is in a slow, indie sort of mood.

The filibuster countdown has begun. The nuclear option will be deployed on Tuesday. Some Senators are working on a compromise, but it's so piss-poor that I'd rather see it fail. Apparently it would allow Judges Owen and Rodgers Brown to pass, along with three of the others, and in exchange, the Republicans promise not to take away the filibuster next time.

If 214 years of tradition aren't enough for them to leave the filibuster alone, a handshake over two judges won't save the filibuster when a Supreme Court seat opens up. The Republicans no longer have the credibility to get a deal where we give up something now in exchange for a future right. I don't trust them, and I can't understand why any Democratic senators would trust them either.