President Bush prays every day for God's guidance according to media reports. Ari Fleischer, the White House Press secretary, recently declared that "Mr. Bush believes that energy use is a reflection of the strength of our economy" and "the American way of life is a blessed one."
thanks to wood s lot
I'm moving! It's a little house on a little lake and, best of all, it's within walking distance of Zoe.
I used a Photoshop 6.0 web photo gallery function to make the pictures and pages. It still needs tweeking - they take a little long to load but it sure makes the pages fast! There are lots of areas to adjust.
It couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of guys...
The inability of the White House and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott to keep Jeffords from going independent and switching his support to the Democratic leadership -- giving the Democrats an effective 51-49 edge -- is only the latest evidence that zealotry rather than pragmatism is guiding Bush's Republican team.
My sister, Madelane, writes to me about me current lack of blogging:
I always check your site, but you haven't had anything new for a while. What's going on! Do I have to tell you to get your lazy butt up off your couch and get to writing or what!?
My fan has spoken. I stand (now that my lazy butt is off the couch) chastised. Actually, things have been most busy both on the work and non-work fronts. But first...
Dylan today is the last moving target of the dream that was '60s rock. Mick Jagger shills for Budweiser and Tommy Hilfiger, while respected new stars like Moby sell entire albums' worth of songs to corporations that grimly purvey youth culture to itself. Dylan makes great money (particularly overseas); he takes home $5 million to $10 million a year for his five or six months of work annually. But he could earn that in a few weeks on a quick stadium tour with Neil Young or the Stones; or he could take a page from David Bowie's or Pete Townshend's book and do a farewell or "Greatest Hits Live!" tour every two or three years. He could feed the attendant hype and walk away with five times what he does now, while investing a fraction of the time.
That's what Dylan is doing. Those other stars are in effect moving farther and farther away from themselves, while Dylan's headed in the opposite direction. Elvis died at Graceland, true, but no star ever came to an end further from his real home. Bob Dylan, at the close of the Never Ending Tour -- at the end of this unforgettable, undeniable, incredible career, and a journey no star like him has even contemplated -- will be somewhere else: a point quite close to the uncompromising, limitless, clangorous place he started.
This has been taking up time too. Sylvia Lavin, manager for christinelavin.com records (I do the website), was kind enough to turn me onto this wonderful mag. They will be doing an article on Christine Lavin, and christinelavin.com records, and she thought it would be a good idea to advertise my e-commerce sites to musicians in that issue. I need to get my ad in by the end of the week. So the RGB WebGuy has to deal with CYMK prepress. ACK!
Any performing songwriter out there should be subscribing to this magazine. I will be.
More later. I will be taking pictures this afternoon of the new TestingTesting studio which will be moving to Honeymoon Lake at the end of June.