Quincy Jones – We B Doin' It

I decided to post a second video since the Cowboys went down in flames.  So, instead of hitting my TV or drinking, I’m listening to music. 

One of my favorite albums (CD’s) of all time is Quincy Jones’ Back on the Block.  The sound was the first thing that hit me.  The list of great artists on this album include Ray Charles, Ice T, Barry White, Chaka Kahn and El DeBarge just to name a few.  Somehow Quincy manages to mix the old with the new and get a GREAT sound.  His version of Birdland is better than any I have ever heard before. 

In this video you can see the great acapella gospel group Take 6 in the background.  Al Jarreau looks like his just got out of rehab.  It is a great tune nonetheless.

So long, dear friend (and don't let the door hit you…)

harriet miers

When exactly did Harriet Miers turn from being the best available candidate to take a lifelong appointment on the highest court in our nation into somebody kicked to the curb and not even adequate to serve anymore as White House counsel?

Back when she was nominated, in October ’05, she was the greatest thing since sliced bread and was going to be a vital addition to the Supreme Court. From MSNBC:

“She has devoted her life to the rule of law and the cause of justice,” Bush said, announcing his choice from the Oval Office with Miers at his side. “She will be an outstanding addition to the Supreme Court of the United States.”

and according to Bush she was

“a trusted adviser on whom I have long relied for straightforward advice.”

Now, after six years in the position, White House spokesman Tony Snow, when asked why she was leaving, said:

“Basically, she has been here six years.”

In a near-future likely to be marked by more than a couple subpoenas and hearings, and in the midst of the current legal tussle over whether or not the White House visitation logs kept by the Secret Service are presidential papers or governmental papers, it sounds to me like somebody is starting to “lawyer up”.