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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

At Duck of Minerva

My small group of regular readers might like to read my two most recent posts at the Duck of Minerva:

Today, I posted about the "2013 Grawemeyer Award Winner." Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan won for their book on Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict (Columbia University Press).

Saturday, November 24, I posted "Thinking the Unthinkable?" -- a piece about climate change, not nuclear strategy. Will an unprecedented event like Hurricane Sandy, striking heavily populated New York and New Jersey, lead more IR scholars to work on the problem of climate change? Could it be the 9/11 for climate change work?


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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Local Music

Last Saturday night, while playing our regular monthly Texas Hold 'em game, Roots 'n' Boots host Michael Young and some other players talked about local band Houndmouth. Mike pointed out that the band is from across the river in New Albany, Indiana, and another guy noted that they are performing at Headliner's Music Hall this Saturday night at 8 pm.

Mike has been playing their song "Penitentiary" on his weekly radio program. In case you haven't heard it, check out this video from their Youtube channel:



On Friday night at 9 pm, a somewhat older band, Bodeco, is playing in Louisville at the Palace Theater. Here's a video from their 2011 appearance on WFPK's Live Lunch:


I'm going to try to attend one of these home-for-the-holidays shows. I have a Bodeco CD, so I can listen to them anytime... Hmmm.

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Friday, November 09, 2012

The Reality-Based Community Wins!




This is good, though unlikely to hit the audience with the greatest need to hear the message.

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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Springsteen


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Just one night after headlining the Hurricane Sandy relief telethon, Bruce Springsteen was in Louisville performing live at the Yum! Center downtown. My wife and I attended with some old friends. We previously saw Springsteen shows together at Rupp Arena in Lexington on November 14, 2002 (with 2 of the same friends), and at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California on May 3, 1988. I also saw him before we were dating at the Cap Centre in Landover, Maryland, August 26?, 1984. She saw him without me in 1980, perhaps at this show.

Last night's concert was fantastic. Though Springsteen is now 63, he played for more than three hours and demonstrated all the enthusiasm and energy of a much younger man. I found concert reviews at the Courier-Journal website and in Lexington's ace weekly paper.

This is the setlist:

Shackled and Drawn
Lonesome Day
Hungry Heart
We Take Care Of Our Own
Wrecking Ball
Death to My Hometown
My City of Ruins
Spirit in the Night
The E Street Shuffle
Streets of Philadelphia
Atlantic City
Because The Night
She’s the One
Growing Up
Open All Night
Darlington County
Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
The River
The Rising
Badlands
Land of Hope and Dreams

Encore

Rocky Ground
Born to Run
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
Dancing in the Dark
Tenth Avenue Freeze-out

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