Heh…

Instapundit:

WHAT WOULD HAMAS DO, IF IT COULD DO WHATEVER IT WANTED? As I’ve said, if Gaza turned out like Hamas wants, it would look a lot like the Islamic State in Iraq. If it turned out like Israel wants, it would look a lot like Santa Monica.

Insty is very witty. But you know what? Gaza should look like Santa Monica. Hell, I’d settle for Ocean Beach…

Another Side of Bob Dylan

Was released fifty years ago today.

The album includes My Back Pages. He was only 23 when he wrote that song.

There is an incredible body of work by Dylan that begins around here, maybe earlier, and goes all the way through to at least the late 70′s. I guess each Dylan fan will have his own span of years for his greatness.

As Long As We’re Posting Big Audio Dynamite…

This one, from 1985, was prophetic:

Hit the record stores just as the whole AIDS thing went into full bloom. This song never got the airplay it deserved.

From the comments…

On a post at Steve Sailer’s blog

Good stuff.

It might have been a reach to tie this to immigration, but yeah… Immigration will cure all of our ills.

Danced to this one a lot back in the day. I know I’m giving away my age. Oh well…

So There is a Playlist on my iPod…

Called my “Top Rated,” it includes songs I didn’t even know I owned…

Including this beauty from the ’80′s:

Like the gals in Banarama, Chrissy Amphlett was the object of a crush. A true contemporary of mine, as far as age anyway… I was saddened to read of her demise.

One Last One…

From Lake Street Dive. A cover of I Want You Back:

When I tell people that I consider this Michael Jackson’s best song, they often look at me like I’m some sort of short bus rider. But it is true, this is MJ’s best tune.

Another one from Lake Street Dive

That chick is pretty hot…

She’s a really good singer too…

I paid for this one…

The End of That

Plants and Animals is the band. The girls look real… By that I mean the type you might actually know. They don’t look that great in those dresses.

Caught this song as the titles rolled on the movie Drinking Buddies. Which, at least a month or two ago, was available for streaming on Netflix. Recommended by me. Well worth your time when you don’t have anything else going on.

Another one…

Bananarama;

Back in the day… I am about the same age as these gals… I called them Ramabanana. Funny, huh?

Some stuff I’m currently listening to…

I’m not going to claim that it’s current or new. It’s just what I’m listening to.

Mark Knopfler, Privateering:

Very nice stuff.

Saw Knopfler in concert with Dylan last fall here in Dallas. I have to say Knopfler was way better live. At least that night.