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Open Thread For Nov. 16, 2018: WikiLeaks Leak

Filed in Featured, Open Thread by on November 16, 2018 12 Comments

You’re not supposed to know this (it was not meant to be made public) but…Julian Assange has been indicted by the DOJ.  It raises issues about freedom of the press that are far from simple to resolve. Trouble in paradise? Trump dissing Hannity for being lazy.  The right-wing Larry King. Senate Rethugs To Trump: Name […]

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Song(s) Of The Day: Nov. 16, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 16, 2018 3 Comments

In March of 2009, Alejandro Escovedo brought his Acoustic Trio to the Gild Hall and put on a transcendent show. The band entered through the gates of ‘Castle Adamant’, which was onstage for the upcoming Gilbert & Sullivan production. His encore was 20 minutes spent strolling and playing throughout the audience of the sold-out show.  […]

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Open Thread For Nov. 15, 2018: About Face(book)!

Filed in Delaware, Featured, National by on November 15, 2018 10 Comments

The ‘failing’ NY Times commits some great journalism, and exposes many of the sins of Facebook in this epic article.  You simply must read the whole thing. Here’s an excerpt to tease you with: While Mr. Zuckerberg has conducted a public apology tour in the last year, Ms. Sandberg has overseen an aggressive lobbying campaign […]

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Song(ssss) Of The Day: Nov. 15, 2018

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Some of my favorite shows showcase people who aren’t well-known yet. I usually joke that our goal is to help them get to the point where we can no longer afford them. One of those shows took place on a snowy night back in January of 2010. A really good crowd, considering the weather, showed […]

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Open Thread For Nov. 14, 2018: Delaware Day

Filed in Delaware, Featured by on November 14, 2018 19 Comments

New Castle County Council Gets Better. A lot better.  Add Dee Durham and Dave Carter. Subtract Bob Weiner and Bill Powers. BTW, if you go to Weiner’s Facebook, he was wein-ing about his signs being defaced. Two signs. Which left him with only about 10,000 other signs in the district.  Asshole. This whole Vaughn Corrections […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 14, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 14, 2018 0 Comments

Saturday, June 7, 2008 was an ungodly sweltering evening. The weather killed walk-up sales for Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, whose performance that night at the Arden Gild Hall was every bit as torrid as the weather. During this song late in the set, a fuse (or something) blew, and the audience sang the […]

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Open Thread For Nov. 13, 2018: Four No-Trump

Filed in Featured, Open Thread by on November 13, 2018 24 Comments

Lessee…no-shows a ceremony honoring the World War I dead? Check. And check out his excuse. No, not the rain. ‘Concern for Paris traffic.’ No-Shows Arlington Cemetery on Veterans’ Day? Check. Urges that Florida military ballots not be counted?  Check. Presides Over trainwreck On GI benefits? Check. Happy Veterans Day, Y’All. RIP Stan Lee. I don’t […]

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Song(s) Of The Day: Nov. 13, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 13, 2018 0 Comments

I booked Bettye LaVette at the Arden Gild Hall back in 2005 when she made her comeback with ‘I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise’.  She’s become one of the greatest voices and song interpreters of our generation.  Here’s one that she performed at the Gild Hall (Lucinda Williams’ Joy) and one she performed at […]

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Open Thread For Nov. 12, 2018: How Dry Trump Is

Filed in Featured, National by on November 12, 2018 34 Comments

Donald Trump did something that our soldiers didn’t do during World War I. Refused to go out in the rain. To honor their memory and the memory of all who who were part of the war that ended 100 years ago. The President Of The United States wouldn’t go out in the rain.  President Obama? […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 12, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 12, 2018 0 Comments

‘Hey, El Som, how about doing a week of songs from artists you’ve booked at the Gild Hall?’ Wh-why, what a great idea!  Think I’ll start with vocalist supreme Cat Russell:

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 10, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 10, 2018 0 Comments

I’m hip–to David Frishberg:

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Daily Thread For Nov. 9, 2018: Keystone Pipeline Springs Legal Leak

Filed in Featured, National by on November 9, 2018 22 Comments

Something tells me this will get people talking. Federal judge halts construction of Keystone pipeline. Why?: A federal judge late Thursday blocked construction of the disputed Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying the Trump administration “simply discarded” the effect the project would have on climate change. Even by Trumpian standards, this Whitaker guy is a, what’s […]

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Song Of The Day: Nov. 9, 2018

Filed in Arts and Entertainment by on November 9, 2018 2 Comments

In case you haven’t guessed by now, if there was only one genre of music that I could listen to for the rest of my life, it’d be the sweet soul music of the ’60s and early ’70’s. Heard this one last night while driving home from recording the first DL podcast with the Righteous […]

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