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My Top Ten Favorite Movies of 2019 




My Top Ten Favorite CDs of 2019

Secondhand Smoke by Sean McConnell

Between the Country by Ian Noe

Every Single Star by Dori Freeman

Reckless & Me by Kiefer Sutherland

One Light Town by Casey Donahew

What It Is by Hayes Carll

Almost Daylight by Chris Knight

Union by Son Volt

Primetime Illusion by Trapper Schoepp

I Walked in Them Shoes by Adam Carroll

Honorable Mention:

Shine On by Steve Poltz

Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 by Todd Snider

King of the Crows by Mark David Clines

Patty Griffin by Patty Griffin


2020 NFL Draft Report (with Team Grades)

Some teams did well:

Cincinnati BengalsA
Baltimore RavensA
Carolina PanthersA

Some not

Atlanta Falcons: D
Chicago BearsD
Houston TexansD-


My Top Ten Favorite Movies of 2018


My Top Ten Favorite CDs of 2018:

Tree of Forgiveness by John Prine

Out From Under by Michael McDermott

Love's Middle Name by Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles

The Eclipse Sessions by John Hiatt

Call Me Lucky by Chris Smither

Lifers by Cody Jinks

Other Arrangements by Parker Millsap

One Drop of Truth by The Wood Brothers

Sometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing by J.P Harris

In the Meantime by Motel Mirrors

Honorable Mentions:

Loversity by Sam Lewis

Widdershins by Grant Lee Phillips

Karma for Cheap by Aaron Lee Tasjan

Runaway by Passenger


My Top Ten Favorite Novels of 2018

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

The Outsider by Stephen King

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly

Lethal White by Robert Galbrath

There There by Tommy Orange

Look for me by Lisa Gardner

The Hush by John Hart

Holy Ghost by John Sandford

Baby's First Felony by John Straley

Special #11:

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Honorable Mentions:

 The Fallen by David Baldacci

The Smiling Man by Joseph Knox

The Price You Pay by Aidan Truhen

The Thief of All Light by Bernard Schaffer

Noir by Christopher Moore


2019 NFL Draft Report (with Team Grades) Some teams did well:
Los Angeles RamsA

Arizona CardinalsA-

Some not as well:

Green Bay PackersD

Kansas City ChiefsD-

Carolina PanthersF

Complete Report


My Top Ten Favorite Movies of 2017:


 My Top Ten Favorite Novels of 2017:

Right Behind You by Lisa Gardner

Gunmetal Gray by Mark Greaney

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

She Rides Shotgun by Jordan Harper

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Righteous by Joe Ide

Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Crime Song by David Swinson

No Man's Land by David Baldacci

The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash

Special 11th Novel:

Universal Harvester by John Darnielle

Honorable Mentions:

Blood Truth by Matt Coyle

Robicheaux by James Lee Burke

Tool of War  by Paolo Bacigalupi

My Top Ten CDs of 2017:

These are my favorite CDs released in 2016. My tastes run to Americana, roots, alt country and folk. In the case of close calls, I am likely to err on the side of the lesser-known performers who need more exposure. It is a loose top ten with no real effort made to order them.

A Long Way From Your Heart by Turnpike Troubadours

Adios by Cory Branan

Ghost on the Car Radio by Slaid Cleaves

Last of the True by Ronnie Fauss

Tennessee Night by Ed Dupas

Bone on Bone by Bruce Cockburn

Trinity Lane by Lilly Hiatt

Nashville Sound by Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit

Big Bad Luv by John Moreland

Walk in the Dark by Rob Lutes

Tied for 11th:

First Cigarette by Travis Meadows

Letters Never Read by Dori Freeman

Careless Soul by Cale Tyson

Darkest Darks, Lightest Lights by White Buffalo


2018 NFL Draft Report (with Team Grades)

Minnesota Vikings: A
•    Immediate Help:
Daniel Carlson, K, Auburn
•    May Play:
Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida
Brian O'Neill, OT, Pittsburgh
Colby Gossett, OG, Appalachian State
Tyler Conklin, TE, Central Michigan (Good Value)
•    Too Early:
•    Why Draft:
Ade Aruna, DT-DE, Tulane (available after)
•    Watch:
Korey Robertson, WR, Southern Miss (UDFA)
Holton Hill, CB, Texas (UDFA)
Tray Matthews, S, Auburn (UDFA)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: A
•    Immediate Help:
Vita Vea, DT, Washington
Justin Wilson, WR, Penn
•    May Play:
Ronald Jones II, RB, USC
M.J. Stewart, CB, North Carolina
Carlton Davis, CB, Auburn
Godwin Igwebuike, S, Northwestern (UDFA)
•    Too Early:
Alex Cappa, OT, Humboldt St.
•    Why Draft:
•    Watch:
Jack Cichy, LB, Wisconsin
Sergio Bailey, WR, Eastern Michigan (UDFA)
Cole Boozer, OT-G, Temple (UDFA)

Complete Report


My Top Ten Favorite Movies of 2016: (follow the link)

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Just to make it clear I don't really give a rats ass whether Kyle Busch or Kyle Larson wins a NASCAR race in Joliet, Illinois

However, with NASCAR slipping badly in the TV ratings and losing money at the live gate, I would recommend an injection of reality and credibility.  If you don't want to be viewed as a similar extravaganza as WWE or GLOW, it might be time to stop pretending your so-called sport is not rigged or moderately scripted.

If Kyle Busch is celebrated as a winner of a race he won by crashing full throttle into the back of the car in front of him, then you no longer have an event decided by the rules of fair play.  You have an event where the rules are arbitrarily enforced to favor the  teams and personalities the event has determined to be most advantageous for the governing body.  

If Matt Kenseth or Chase Elliott or Matt Dibenedetto had won the race in the same fashion there would have been a change in results or monumental penalty levied (you can look it up).

If you think I'm over-reacting to impact of the results of the Overton 400, I offer the fact that there was so much boo-ing and detritus hurling that Busch insulted the fans twice on an open mike and then flipped off the fans as he got back in his car to drive to a special makeshift, indoor victory lane so NASCAR and NBC could have a properly quiet and predictable celebration.

If anyone thinks that NASCAR won't lose a percentage of live race fans they can't afford at Chicagoland Speedway and as fans of TV broadcasts, then you haven't been paying attention.  NBC which took over as the network for the last half of the season has been pointing to their use of popular driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. as a way to return the sport to some of its late 90s early 2000s glory.  In the face of this embarressing finish, both Dale, Jr. and Jeff Burton gushed over the action of winner Kyle Busch that neither would have tolerated when they were on the track.

My only comment on this relatively inconsequential episode in sport is the same I would make pertaining to consequential evidents in the column to the right.  Don't show me one thing and describe to me that it's different than what I just saw.

Update: Three weeks later, Kevin Harvick bumped Kyle Busch out of first on his way to a victory.  Busch could only comment, "I’m not sure he had to do it, but he did. It’s fine. How you race is how you get raced, so it’s fine.”


My Favorite Novels of 2016:

Redemption Road

by John Hart

by Scott Frank

by Alice Hoffman

The Promise 
by Robert Crais

Wrong Side of Goodbye
by Michael Connelly

End of Watch
by Stephen King

The Second Girl

by David Swinson

American Girls
by Allison Umminger

As Good As Gone
by Larry Watson

Time Zero
by Carolyn Cohagen


 Find Her by Lisa Gardner

 Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian

 Close Your Eyes by Michael Robotham


 Special kudos to Maggie Stiefvater for how she wrapped up the Raven Boys series with The Raven King.


My Top Ten CDs of 2016

These are my favorite CDs released in 2016. My tastes run to Americana, roots, alt country and folk. In the case of close calls, I am likely to err on the side of the lesser-known performers who need more exposure. It is a loose top ten with no real effort made to order them.

The Wild Swan by Foy Vance 

Rangers & Valentines by Trapper Schoepp

Dream Anyway by Markus Rill and the Troublemakers

Midnight Motel by Jack Ingram

Dori Freeman by Dori Freeman

Sean McConnell by Sean McConnell

Down in a Hole by Kiefer Sutherland

Willow Springs by Michael McDermott

I'm Not the Devil by Cody Jinks

The Very Last Day by Parker Millsap

Tied for 11th:

Lovers and Leavers by Hayes Carll

The Narrows by Grant Lee Phillips

American Band by Drive-By Truckers


2017 NFL Draft Report (with Team Grades)

1.Cleveland Browns: A


Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

Possible Steal:

Roderick Johnson, OT, Florida State

One to Watch:

Karter Schult, DE, Northern Iowa
Kai Nacua, S, BYU

2. Dallas Cowboys: A


Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

Possible Steal:

Ryan Switzer, WR, North Carolina

One to Watch:

Xavier Woods, S, Louisiana Tech

3. Jacksonville Jaguars: A-


Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama


Hunter Dimick, DE, Utah


Kenneth Walker III, WR, UCLA

Complete Report


My Top Ten Movies of 2015

My Top Ten Favorite Novels of 2015:

The Do-Right
by Lisa Sandlin

Killing Lessons
by Saul Black

The Searcher
by Simon Toyne

Finders Keepers
by Stephen King

The Cartel
by Don Winslow

The Water Knife
by Paolo Bacigalupi

Blue Lily, Lily Blue
by Maggie Stiefvater

Shady Cross
by James Hankins

Memory Man
by David Baldacci

Near Enemy
by Adam Sternbergh

Other books which might have made the list in 2015:

Song of Shadows by John Connolly; Bangkok Asset by John Burdett; The Verdict by Nick Stone, and Descent by Tim Johnston


My Top Ten CDs of 2015:

(There were two CDs from the end of 2014 which I didn't get until well into 2015 -- too late to wedge into the already posted Top Ten CDs of 2014. But they are both so good, I am leading off with them in a special pre-2015 section.)

Dust Devil
by LL Cooper

Home Now
by Gerald Dowd

Rich in Love
by Colin Linden

Complicated Game
by James McMurtry

All Your Favorite Bands
by Dawes

by Rod Picott

Waiting on You
by Sam Lewis

Royal Blue
by Lilly Hiatt

Something More Than Free
by Jason Isbell

The Spirit Moves
by Langhorne Slim and the Law

Out of the Birdcage
by The Damn Quails

Tied for 11th:
Little Neon Limelight by Houndmouth; Ode to Thinking by Bobby Long; South Broadway Athletic Club by The Bottle Rockets; Traveler by Chris Stapleton


I recommend:

Paint Another Layer On My Heart cover art

Paint Another Layer on My Heart

by Caleb Caudle

Once again, how do these fantastic performers slip through the cracks on me?

My Top Ten Movies of 2014 (follow the link)

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I Recommend:

Home Now

by Gerald Dowd


2015 NFL Draft Team Grades:
A complete synopsis and evaluation of every NFL team's 2015 draft with a quick comment on every player with grades assigned for each team team's overall draft.


My Top Ten CDs of 2014:


Coming Home

by Brian Keane


Salvation Town

by Jonny Two Bags


Too Blessed to Be Stressed

by Paul Thorn


Learning Faith

by Jess Klein


Pennsylvania Coal

by Irene Kelley


Put Your Needle Down

by Secret Sisters


The Clock

by Paul Creane and the Changing Band


Stay Gold

by First Aid Kit


Parker Millsap

by Parker Millsap


Standing in the Breach

by Jackson Browne


Tied for 11th:


Ride Out by Bob Seger; River and the Thread by Rosanne Cash; Nocturne Diaries by Eliza Gilkyson



(a 2011 release which gained a wider release in 2014)


Killin' Uncle Buzzy

by Travis Meadows


My Top Ten Favorite Novels of 2014:

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

Gulf Boulevard by Dennis Hart

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King

The Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi

Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke

Wolf in Winter by John Connolly

Serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore

Fear Nothing by Lisa Gardner

Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh



Special Sports

World According to Me: NFL Draft 2014: Complete Team Grades and Brief Analysis


So many surprises, given all the things the Dolphins have done wrong and continue to do wrong, they had one of the two best drafts along with another surprise (some of you may remember my opinions on Ted Thompson) the Green Bay Packers!  Also, the Raiders finally had a good draft?



 I Recommend: My Favorite Lesser Known Movies of the 2000s (Part One)



My Top Books of 2013: (Follow the link)


Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman


Joyland by Stephen King


Suspect by Robert Crais


Nowhere Nice by Rick Gavin


Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen


The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater


Dead Eye by Mark Greaney


The Wrath of Angels by John Connolly


The Son by Philipp Meyer


The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


I would also recommend Light of the World by James Lee Burke; Sandrine's Case by Thomas H. Cook, Gods of Guilt by Michael Connolly, and Gun Machine by Warren Ellis.




My Top Ten CDs of 2013:

(Top 15 as it was an especially good year for my kind of music)


American Kid (and Silver Bell)

by Patty Griffin


Fact, Fiction, or Folktale

by Have Gun Will Travel


In the Throes

by John Moreland



by Jason Isbell


No Way There from Here

by Laura Cantrell


From The Hills Below The City

by Houndmouth


Joy of Nothing

by Foy Vance


Still Fighting the War

by Slaid Cleaves


Opening Day

by Peter Cooper


Bravest Birds

by Rob Lutes


Rule the World

by Max Gomez


Catch the Presidents

by Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil


Hell and Half of Georgia

by Mike Stinson


The Wind and the Hollow

by Colin Gilmore


Say Grace

by Sam Baker




I Recommend: Houndmouth


Just a fun, unique sound which critics try unsuccessfully to compare and classify.  A very nice debut collection of songs for a group just getting off the ground and who really seem to be enjoying doing it.



Featured Author: John Connolly (Again)





I Recommend: Movies

(For all my friends who keep asking me what smaller or lesser known films they should rent or put in their queue or get on demand.)


Robot & Frank (2012)


Hit and Run (2012)


Stand Up Guys (2012)


The Guard (2011)


A Perfect Getaway (2009)



Featured Performer in My All-Time Favorites: Casey Donahew Band




Special Sports

World According to Me: NFL Draft 2013: Complete Team Grades and Brief Analysis


My Top Ten CDs of 2012:


Radio Dial

By Jason Myles Goss


Same Old Brand New Me

by John Eddie


Prairie Sun

by Orbo & the Longshots



by Sons of Bill


The Way We Move

by Langhorne Slim and the Law


I Am the Man You Know I'm Not

by Ronnie Fauss


Last Bird Home

by Chris Castle



by Parker Millsap



by Cory Branan


When Bitter Met Sweet

by The Honeycutters


Tied for 11th:


Hit Me Back

by Michael McDermott


The Shovel vs. The Howling Bones

by Lincoln Durham


Feathers & Fishhooks

by Rayland Baxter



I Recommend: James Lee Burke's





I Recommend:

Radio Dial by Jason Myles Goss



When not touring, Jason resides in Brooklyn, NY, where he spends his time eating sandwiches and taking his dog, Bodie, to the park.


Enough said, buy this CD.  It is great.  It will be at or near the top of my best of 2012.




Featured Author:

Mark Greaney





I Recommend:

Same Old Brand New Me
by John Eddie |
Format: MP3 Download

18 superlative songs!  Like an old-fashioned double album only without the songs you used to skip.




Special Sports

World According to Me: NFL Draft 2012: Complete Team Grades and Brief Analysis




My Top Ten CDs of 2011:


Death of a Decade

by Ha Ha Tonka


Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns

by John Hiatt



by Hayes Carll


Nothing Is Wrong

by Dawes


Here We Rest

by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit


90 Miles an Hour

by Brian Keane


Little Bird

by Kasey Chambers



by Teddy Thompson



by Catherine MacLellan


(tied for 10th):


The Damn Quails

by Damn Quails


No Rider

by Brian Martin


Until Tomorrow Comes

by Michael Bowman


Sweet Nothings

by Girls Guns and Glory




Featured Authors:

Ken Bruen, Martyn Waites






I Recommend:

It's Not as Bad as It Looks

by Jon Dee Graham




Featured Performer in My All-Time Favorites: Rob Lutes





Featured Author:



John Connolly




Special Sports

World According to Me: NFL Draft 2011: Complete Team Grades and Brief Analysis




Special Sports

World According to Me:

The Making of a Genius: The NFL Way

by Lenny "the Schneid" Woodson




My Top Ten CDs of 2010:


Goodnight Lane

by Colin Gilmore


The Jukebox in Your Heart

by Mike Stinson


Sweet Saint Me

by Two Cow Garage


Halfway out of the Woods

by Mike McClure Band


I Wasn't Built for a Life Like This

by Caleb Stine


Nowhere Nights

by Kasey Anderson


Early Widows

by Justin Rutledge


American Slang

by Gaslight Anthem


The Last Black and White TV

by Terence Martin


Pimps and Preachers

by Paul Thorn


Faith to Fall

by Kate Burkart


Best CD which didn't actually have a CD ?

Saints, Thieves, and Liars

by Sean McConnell


Featured Performer in My All-Time Favorites: Amy Rigby




Best Book I've Read in a long Time: The Water Seeker by Kimberly Willis Holt









It's a saga of a boy's struggle to connect with his scattered family and to understand the inexplicable gift he's inherited all while moving west in search of his own destiny.




I Recommend:

The Jukebox in Your Heart:



I asked for it.  A new Mike Stinson CD, and I can't recommend it highly enough.



Special Sports

World According to Me: NFL Draft 2010: Team Grades and Brief Analysis


Five of My Favorite Singer/Songwriters who are overdue for a new CD: (Instead of a criticism, a hope there's more great songs to come)

Mike Stinson: A honky-tonk voice so unique and a talent for pathos dripping with irony.  One of the top songwriters I've heard so far.  There has been promises of an impending new project due out any day now, "The Jukebox In Your Heart."

Last CD: Last Fool At the Bar

Brian Keane: A founding member, but now part-time player of the Band of Heathens, he recently gained some notoriety for co-writing Hayes Carll's award-winning "She Left Me for Jesus." 

There have been hints since 2007 that a record entitled "Forbidden" was imminent.  Still hoping.

Last CD: I Aint Even Lonely

David Halley: The writer of "Rain Just Falls" would be enough, but he has two fantastic, hard to find CDs: Stray Dog Talk and "Broken Spell."

Said to be working on new stuff with a band called Shake a Stick.

John Eddie: A touring, live performer whose only major release is Who the Hell is John Eddie which produced some airplay for songs like "If You're Here When I Get Back" and "Let Me Down Hard."

No word on an upcoming release.

Irene Kelley: The writer of one of the best country songs of all time, "A Little Bluer Than That."  Her sophomore effort, "Thunderbird" was a little disappointing, but A Simple Path was a revelation.

Come on, y'all.  The crowd is getting restless.

I Recommend: The Missing by Tim Gautreaux


Special Sports

World According to Me: Favre Not Alone Among Great Quarterbacks with less than Favorable Finishes


My Favorite CDs of 2009: (in no particular order)


Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away by Slaid Cleaves


Time Stands Still

by Chris Smither



by Sam Baker


Glamour Puss

by Tom Catmull and the Clerics


Blood and Candle Smoke

by Tom Russell


What I Know

by Tom Rush


Long Gone

by Houston Marchman


Rattlin' Bones

by Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson


It's Not as Bad as It Looks

by Jon Dee Graham



by L.L. Cooper


Many Moons

by Robyn Landis


The Ghost of Rock & Roll

by Matthew Grimm & the Red Smear




Special Musical

World According to Me: My All-Time Favorite Songs so far




A Brief Special Sports

World According to Me:

Now, that A-Rod has been exposed, what shall we do about the "steroid era?"

There has been consternation about the besmirching of the record book.  Much longing for the days of Ruth and Aaron.

A little due diligence would cast some light on this darkness.  How did the sport reconcile the many Babe Ruth homers hit during the game's admitted "live ball" era.  Lip service for awhile, and then we let it slip into oblivion.  And did we agonize over nearly half of Hank Aaron's homers coming after they'd lowered the mound which took pitchers a lot longer to adjust to than hitters.  Nope.


What are the agonizers  worried about?  That names other than McGuire, Bonds, Sosa, and A-Rod would be at the top of the power totals?  Really, who?


I have already ranted about the erroneous, widely-held beliefs about steroids. (See the World According to me)


However, I encourage anyone interested in learning some level-headed facts about the "steroid scare" to check out the following: (the first is a real eye opener from HBO's Real Sports):


Another Special Sports

World According to Me:

T.O. gets medicine to help him in playoff game; Clemens gets called before Congressional Committee for Injection in His Butt

  Addendum: News surfaced over the weekend that 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean, Timbaland and other rap stars had been implicated in a steroids investigation.


My Favorite CDs of 2008: (in no particular order)


Mission Door

by Peter Cooper


Trouble in Mind 

by Hayes Carll


Long Way From Tupelo

by Paul Thorn


Piece of What You Need

by Teddy Thompson


Man Descending

by Justin Rutledge


Twenty Dollar Know How

by Tom Catmull



by Steve Poltz


Between The Daylight and the Dark

by Mary Gauthier


Beautiful World

by Eliza Gilkeyson


Truth and Fiction

by Rob Lutes



Featured Author in My All-Time Favorites: Lisa Gardner


Special Sports

World According to Me: NFL Draft 2009: Team Grades and Brief Analysis



I Recommend: Sam Baker's  Pretty World and Mercy


I Recommend: Tim Maleeny's new Cape Weathers book, Greasing the Pińata



I Recommend: Peter Cooper's Mission Door



Featured Performer in My All-Time Favorites: Jimmy LaFave

Featured Author in My All-Time Favorites: Robert Campbell


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I Recommend: Hayes Carll's new CDs, Trouble in Mind


I Recommend: Markus Rill's CD, The Things That Count


Special Sports

World According to Me: NFL Draft 2008: Team Grades and Brief Analysis


I Abuse the News: So impressed by the success of "the surge," More Than 1000 Iraqi Troops

feel compelled to pursue other opportunities

--April 4, 2008


I Recommend: Tim Maleeny's Cape Weathers books, Stealing the Dragon and Beating the Babushka

Featured Performer in My All-Time Favorites: Steve Poltz

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I Recommend: Mary Gauthier's newest CD, Between The Daylight and The Dark


I Abuse the News: Congress to Suspend Legislative Duties

to instead Concentrate on the Important Work of Questioning Sports Figures and Pop Icons   -- Feb. 16, 2008

I Recommend: John Burdett's Bangkok Haunts

I Abuse the News: Scandal over 200,000 small arms lost in Iraq

Blown out of Proportion

By Lenny Woodson

November 11, 2007


Featured Author in My All-Time Favorites: Don Winslow


I Recommend:Tom Catmull and the Clerics CD, Tom Catmull and the Clerics.


Special Sports

World According to Me: NFL Draft 2007: Team Grades and Brief Analysis

Featured Performer in My All-Time Favorites: Jess Klein

I Abuse the News: Bush Administration Doesn't Hate Lawyers; Just Good Lawyers

compiled by Lenny Woodson

March 6, 2007


I Recommend: James Lee Burke's Pegasus Descending and especially the audio book performed by Will Patton

I Abuse the News: U.S. Revealed as Foremost Supplier of Insurgent Weapons Compiled by Lenny Woodson, February 8, 2007

Featured Performer in My All-Time Favorites: Teddy Thompson


**I can never let the season pass without recommending a special holiday treat of a book:

The Stupidest Angel:
A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror
by Christopher Moore;
winner of a 2005 Quill Book Award for the best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror book, but it's really just the best laugh-out-loud romp of any book to ever include a slow-witted angel,a talking bat, and a gaggle of brain-sucking zombies .  It's a stocking stuffer!***

I Recommend: Chris Smither has a new CD, Leave the Light On.

I Abuse the News: Bush extends pettiness to rest of world

I Recommend:  Captain/Barricades & Brickwalls by Kasey Chambers

I Abuse the News: Scientists say Harry Potter-like invisibility cloak possible


Featured Performer in My All-Time Favorites: Paul Thorn


I Abuse the News: A Country Within

Not Belarus!  That Would Let US Off the Hook


I Abuse the News: Belarus Calls U.S. Presidential Election Invalid


World According to Me:

The Man Who Ruined Too Much: Could it be Fay Vincent?


I Abuse the News: Bush requests O’Reilly’s “Enemies List” to add to surveillance

I Recommend: FADE TO BLONDE by Max Phillips

Featured Author in My All-Time Favorites: John Burdett

World According to Me:  Complete Victory, Will Dubya’s action figure  have the kung fu grip?

Featured Performer in My All-Time Favorites: Robert Burke Warren

I Abuse the News: Chief Army Contract Overseer Demoted After Criticizing Halliburton Pact

I Abuse the News: Bush tells Congress: Stay Home; Their services no longer needed

Featured Performer: Irene Kelley

World According to Me: George W. Bush: One of Our Greatest Presidents?

World According to Me: No Need for a Deep Throat in Bush Administration

I Recommend: John Prine: Fair & Square

The Hundredth Man by Jack Kerley

The Subdudes'E   Miracle Mule and Primitive Streak

The World According to Me: An Evening at the Barrymore With Abraham Lincoln

I Abuse the News: SPIN WARS Expected to Kill or Under-report the Deaths of Thousands Around the World

I Abuse the News: Shiites Stomp on Drawings of American Flags

World According to Me: May 25: An Anniversary; A Continuation of a Different Kind of War

Featured Performer in My All-Time Favorites:Vonda Shepard


World According to Me: The Bush Agenda: Is there a Bush Agenda?


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