Politics, open government, and safe streets. And the constant incursion of cycling.

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Midweek Makeover: Bruce Highway Edition

So, there was this original, by Bob Dylan.  Secret?  I’d never really paid attention to it, before 2009.

[youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwSZvHqf9qM[/youtube]

It’s great, isn’t it?  But in that weird way that makes the first time you heard a song stick as the original, I’ll always associate this with the Whitlams.  I was rolling north on the Bruce Highway in Australia when I first heard it:

[youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAtA6rEpF40[/youtube]

Bonus Bruce Highway music –


Weekend Music: A Distant World Edition

Outkast – Git Up, Git Out

[youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acN_99gfuAM[/youtube]

 Curtis Mayfield – Diamond in the Back

[youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVANQheoRUw[/youtube]

Sly and the Family Stone – Family Affair

[youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdiRhzTsSnk[/youtube]




Boston from the air


Weekend Music: Rewind Edition

Camera Obscura’s Lloyd, I’m Ready to Be Heartbroken:

[youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Who4OL08iR8[/youtube]

Beirut’s Postcards from Italy:

[youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X61BVv6pLtw[/youtube]

Continuing the postcard theme (ever heard of Postcrossing?), here’s Jens Lekman’s Postcard to Nina:

[youtube width=”640″ height=”480″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmq3GXsMcHM[/youtube]




By the time I get to Arizona . . .

As an Arizona- born native?  I think Gov. Jan Brewer and these law enforcement clowns should be ashamed of themselves.  You’d hope that they’d want to do something useful with their lives.  But, no. The guy in this video?  Helps illustrate what a bunch of halfwit clowns they are:



Kahaluu, O’ahu, Hawaii


Marine Drive, Mumbai

Marine Drive, Mumbai, India

Weekend Music: ODB Edition

Shimmy shimmy ya . . .


Me and Mariah . . .


Hey, Dirty, baby I got your money . . .


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