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Thursday, September 28, 2006

You're Right, Wolf. Clinton Was So Good at Three-Ways.

Wolf Blitzer on last night's Situation Report, discussing about Bush's summit with Hamid Karzai and Pervez Musharraf:
You know, John Roberts, I was expecting, fully expecting President Bush to do what President Clinton did when he had Rabin and Arafat on the South Lawn of the White House, sort of force them to come together and shake hands, clasp hands, do a three-way, if you will.
Funny thing is, Karzai probably would have been into it.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Cooksie w/ The Incredible Casuals at the Double Door Saturday 9/23


I won't call it a swan song, but it will certainly be the last Cooksie show in quite a while. I'm heading back to Chicago from New York next weekend for a special show at the Double Door on Saturday, September 23. It's special because we'll be sharing the stage with the Incredible Casuals, one of the great bar bands of all time.

The Casuals have been rolling up and down the Atlantic seaboard for a quarter-century. They're from Cape Cod, and my brother Matt and Cooksie bass-player Sean Mulroney fell in love with them when they were in high school--a long time ago--spending summers up there with Sean's family. I think it's fair to say it's been a longtime dream of Matt's to share the stage with the Casuals, and Sean worked very hard to get them to come to Chicago for this show, which will double as his birthday celebration.

Also on the bill will be Cranky George from Los Angeles. It's another brother band, featuring Sean's brothers Dermot and Kieran. Yes, that Dermot Mulroney. And that Kieran Mulroney.

Not to mention Casolando, Sean's latin band, and the Beer Nuts. Music starts at 9 p.m., Cooksie goes on around 9:45. Cover is $10. Hope to see you there.

If you want to check out some Cooksie songs, you can go here to see the Cooksie page that Kansas City Star TV critic and No. 1 Cooksie fan Aaron Barnhart has, unbidden and with charming generosity, created for us.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

If You Actually Think About It, That's More the Department of Housing's Job

Katie Couric, in her "60 Minutes" debut, put the screws to Christine Todd Whitman tonight: "But with all due respect, your job as head of the EPA--the Environmental Protection Agency--is to protect people from the environment."

Actually, it's more along the lines of protecting the environment from people, Katie. But we get the idea.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Radar Revisited

My first piece for the newly revived Radar, on the incomparably angry and weird Xavier Von Erck and why Dateline NBC is bankrolling him, is up.