September 25, 2006

Weekend Carryover

The only thing I really have to say about this weekend is that it's confirmed to me again that there's only one vice worth cultivating. I mean dancing, of course. You might not think that's a vice, you might think it's just a natural human inclination that's been practiced in every society anybody knows about, but some people are very against dancing. Like the Taliban, for example. I don't really feel like trying to understand why just now, too busy with the foot tapping, the humming and the smiling.

But I will note as a side point that if you plan to meet friends for dinner before dancing at a goth club, and can't spot them in the restaurant because they've been seated around a wall from you, the hostess will be able to take one look at you and immediately say, "Your friends are over there." All without you having to guess what name they gave for your party, or worse, wandering aimlessly through the diners like a stork wading through the reeds in search of a fish. Costuming is a lesser vice no doubt, but a beloved one.

So while I was sleeping off the dancing Sunday morning, the Big Dog trounced FOX News' Chris Wallace up and down the set. Wallace tried to ambush him and he responded by explaining in very plain terms exactly what he did to try and get bin Laden. And I bet after that interview and the success of the Clinton Global Initiative fundraiser to work on climate solutions, Bill Clinton is doing a bit of humming and smiling, too. Well, he earned it, and so gets to be the official sponsor of this weekend's soundtrack ...

1. Four Days - Counting Crows
2. Girls Just Want To Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
3. The Last DJ - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
4. Hands Up - Black Eyed Peas
5. A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
6. Creature of the Wood - Heather Alexander
7. Naked and Famous - The Presidents of the United States of America*
8. Blood of Eden - Peter Gabriel
9. I've Been High - R.E.M.
10. Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

"And I'll stand before the Lord of Song with nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah" - Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

* I really worked to resist the obvious bad joke of adding this one to the post. It was a doomed effort from the moment it came up on my playlist after reading that interview transcript. I'd apologize, but I couldn't do so sincerely at the moment. Try me again Thursday.

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