Patterico's Pontifications

5/11/2013

Saturday Night Music

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 8:38 pm

I meant to link this last weekend. Nice find by Slate’s Jack Shafer: Dillard and Clark covering the Beatles’ “Don’t Let Me Down.”

The next one is different: while looking for recordings of Gershwin songs featuring a simple voice and piano arrangement, I ran across a YouTube video of Frances Gershwin (George and Ira’s sister) singing three songs, including “Someone to Watch Over Me.” My dad was a big Gershwin fan, and I know he would have loved this. Only 45 views? Crazy!

Unfortunately, embedding is disabled, so click here.

Picking things up: “New Tokyo” by The Stereo:

UPDATE: Another good one: the Posies doing “Solar Sister” live on KEXP:

Top IRS Officials Knew in 2011 That Tea Party Groups Were Being Singled Out

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 2:03 pm

And it’s all part of an upcoming report. I guess it’s no longer a surprise why they admitted this.

WASHINGTON — A federal watchdog’s upcoming report says senior Internal Revenue Service officials knew agents were targeting tea party groups in 2011.

The disclosure contradicts public statements by former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, who repeatedly assured Congress that conservative groups were not targeted.

They managed to keep the most damning facts under wraps until after the election. Kind of like Benghazi.

Always helps to have a lapdog media helping you out.

Another Reason I Am Proud to Donate to FIRE

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 1:45 pm

Great story — meaning an awful story until FIRE came to the rescue:

Via Instapundit.

Celebrities Read Mean Tweets

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 12:26 pm

As everyone knows, celebrities have to put up with a lot. Not only do they sometimes get SWATted, but they also are often the recipient of mean tweets. Here are some celebrities reading mean tweets to them:

Wow. Talk about feeding the trolls. These trolls have been fed enough to make Michael Moore reject dessert.


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