Sunday, January 01, 2006

"We Can't All Be As Perfect as Chretien"

Such a hilarious, juvenile excerpt from Kinsella yester/today - and a reminder that my sincere hope for rejuvenation in the Liberal party may ultimately prove ill-founded, if all it results in is a return to the fold of the other, equally jaundiced camp.

I understand politics requires such devotion from some. But it still amazes that otherwise reasonably intelligent people can be so naive and embarrassingly (and there is no other word for it) foolish.

I have come to the conclusion that my dire frustration with the Liberal party stems mostly from a frustration that my politics are actually liberal, yet they make it so damn difficult to support them. Does Dion fancy throwing his name into the leadership ring, I wonder. That would be a fun and worthy losing campaign.

On a wholly different note, by far my favorite album of 2006 is Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs. Just when you think you know what the guitar sounds like. How many words are there for magic? Honestly. It. is. so. good. Listen to this, and marvel. Or this. And, especially, this! Oh My.

This year rocks. My first meal of the year was, remarkably, Haggis (!) at the Scottish levee down the street, and I have already sampled Guinness with a girl we met at the home of the Lieutenant-Governor for the opening levee of the noon. Headed back to the Lower Deck for more in an hour or so.


Blogger jymn said...

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6:49 PM  
Blogger jymn said...

By far the best version to get of Layla and other assorted love songs is the mutli-channel SACD. Layers of guitars are untethered. The instruments are given long overdue clarity and precision. Turn it up, babies, this is Clapton at his best. Duane Allman is son slouch, either.

BTW, whatever happened to Warren Kinsella? Once a punk, now a self-serious old fart.

6:51 PM  
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6:51 PM  
Blogger James Bow said...

My hope is that when the Liberals are sent to the opposition benches, they will take some time to really search their souls, and have that cathartic leadership race they so desperately need.

Stephan Dion is my favoured pick for Liberal leader. For one thing, he has the air of being the one Liberal who DOESN'T want to be leader, which makes him an ideal candidate to thrust the leadership upon.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Jason Cherniak said...

Just remember that sometimes people who seem "blind" are really just holding their darker opinions from public consumption. Particularly during elections.

11:12 PM  
Blogger The Tiger said...

I miss the Lower Deck.

3:08 AM  

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