Teflon Trump: “Donald J. Trump reeled on Sunday amid a sustained campaign of criticism by the parents of a Muslim American soldier killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq and a rising outcry within his own party over his rough and ethnically charged dismissal of the couple.” I am not sure this is close to enough to derail Trump’s campaign, it looks like he will get away for his comments denigrating an American-Islam Gold Star mother. If this doesn’t stick, I don’t know what will.
Recorded: I’ve had the Drake-Future setlist in heavy rotation, and it sounds better with every spin. I am considering doing the same for Paul McCartney but I know his material so well, there is no serious reason to do so. Meanwhile, Creedence Goes Spanish has my serious attention.
Live: Drake on Friday, McCartney on Sunday and Barbra Streisand a week on Saturday… Blink 182 somewhere over there in the distance…
Theatre: The one time I saw the dreadful “Cats” on Broadway, one of the human cats sat on my knee. The sort of trauma that you never fully recover from. Well, they’re back, and as the New York Times has warned us: don’t mess with success. Well, how they can survive without Betty Buckley I don’t know.
Death: My high school friend, and Saudi billionaire several times over, Walid Juffali, died on July 24th at the age of 61. When I knew him, he was a terrific guy and he has left us too soon. His family is an historic enemy of the House Of Saud, the only folks who could make his $6B (yes, B), fortune look like paupers. RIP buddy.
Sports: The trading of Andrew Miller is absolute proof that if nothing else the Yanks are serious about 2017, and, more likely 2018. They just lost their fourth straight. The Rays swept them.
It’s the music, stupid
a restless and fearless freak show
Eminem and Calvin couldn’t move Bey
summer’s entertainment is rewarded
compares the end of a romance to the end of life
House pure and simple
lays down his claim to being a giant
Elvis Costello And The Imposters and Nick Lowe And Los Straightjackets At The Rooftop At Pier 17, Thursday, August 11th, 2022
embraces the moment with a big smile