Friday, July 29, 2011

Gillian Welch Pulls No Punches On Conan With “That’s The Way It Goes”

Gillian Welch: “Nothing has ever sounded as beautiful as acoustic instruments on analog tape, and when you record everything at once, you capture our favorite sound, the sound of the instruments and the voices combining in the air, as opposed to the more common process of combining them electronically or digitally later."

related: Digital music explosion leaves some music fans hungry for vinyl

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ayn Rand on the Front Page of Ecuador’s Major Newspaper

El Universo, the newspaper with the largest circulation and the paper that publishes my weekly column, ran a mostly blank front page today that features only this quote from Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged:

"When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion–when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing–when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors–when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you–when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice–you may know that your society is doomed."

from Cato@Liberty

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Freeborn Man

This would have more appropriate for the 4th

Sunday, July 3, 2011