Friday, February 6, 2009

Are You Worried, Too?

In the late 1920s A.P. Carter became friends with Lesley "Esley" Riddle, a singer and guitar player, who introduced Carter to a wealth of spirituals and blues.

Riddle, a black man with one leg, and A.P. Carter, a very tall man with a constant tremor, made quite a pair as they travelled together through the Jim Crow South knocking on doors asking for songs.

The Carter Family had tapped into another popular strain of music. Worried Man Blues was their biggest selling record of 1930.

From the Album, The Unbroken Circle: The Musical Heritage of the Carter Family , released August 24, 2004.

(From the notes at you tube)

I'm worried too. And so very angry.

Washington is the Elephants Graveyard of (not so) Good Intentions.

Who won that last election, anyway? Mr. President: GROW A PAIR!

Congressional Majorities in both Houses: GROW A PAIR!

Fuck bipartisanship, you cannot compromise with the insane:

I really don’t understand how bipartisanship is ever going to work when one of the parties is insane. Imagine trying to negotiate an agreement on dinner plans with your date, and you suggest Italian and she states her preference would be a meal of tire rims and anthrax. If you can figure out a way to split the difference there and find a meal you will both enjoy, you can probably figure out how bipartisanship is going to work the next few years. (Balloon Juice)

If there is no deal by Monday, I'm forced to start callin' my Senators and Congressman (Darrel Issa, part of the problem!) again. They don't want that and frankly, neither do I.

Catch you later.....

P.S. Listen to the lyrics, he forged the links of the very chains that bind him. Familiar much?

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