Saturday, March 04, 2006

The Random Saturday am thoughts...

- I am more than pretty excited to be seeing Matisyahu on Sunday night. Weird thing about it all is reggae isn't even normally my thing, at all. But I kept on hearing positive things about Matisyahu and picked up the CD a few weeks back. It was a nice change of pace from The Cure's Disintergration which had inexplicably found it's was back into my cd player and had a good 2-3 week hold of me. The show has sold out The Vogue which is pretty impresive in and of itself. I haven't been there for a show since, Built to Spill a few months back. I will be going alone as my friend didn't get a ticket before it sold out. It will be as intersting to watch the blend of hipsters and jam band kids mix at this show.

- I watched The Hustler last night. My buddy Pauly reccomended it to me. Months ago. I kept giving him shit because frankly I had no interest in watching a movie about pool. I stand corrected. Paul Newman is superb in this. There were some twists towards the end that I didn't expect. There were some classic one-liners that may work there way into yours truly's lexicon. Overall, its not groundbreaking by any means. But if you got 2 hours to kill and just want to be entertained, you really can't go wring with this one.

- Jim over at 11am Air Raid has some links to some new Lunar Event tracks. An Indianapolis band that has gone through some lineup changes recently, and in my opinion has come out of those changes just fine. I'm a complete sucker for the sorta sound they got going on now. It's definately worth checking out.

- Finally, and on a more serious note I guess, or at least political note, a group of 55 Catholic Represenatives in the US House have released a Catholic Statement of Principles. Great idea, if they actual hold themselves to voting and governing in accordance with these principles. Included in the principles...

We are committed to making real the basic principles that are at the heart of Catholic social teaching: helping the poor and disadvantaged, protecting the most vulnerable among us, and ensuring that all Americans of every faith are given meaningful opportunities to share in the blessings of this great country. That commitment is fulfilled in different ways by legislators but includes: reducing the rising rates of poverty; increasing access to education for all; pressing for increased access to health care; and taking seriously the decision to go to war. Each of these issues challenges our obligations as Catholics to community and helping those in need.

Politician speak, for sure. But they have signed on to vote and act by these principles. As responsible citizens, especially if you have a background in the Catholic church or are of the Catholic faith, contact these Represenatives before upcoming votes and remind them of what they claimed to be the their duties.

1 comment:

Chelsey said...

Seems rather laughable for rich politicians to speak such words. They are the backers of big cooperations who rape Third World Countries of their wealth and inherent dignity. Even places like Appalchia in the United States are considered to be economically equivalant of a Third World Country,

I think knowledge is turning me into a cynic.