Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Two Predictions Before I Go To Bed -- October 4, 2016

Two predictions before I go to bed:
  • President Obama will get 100% support from Congress to close GITMO if the prison gets a direct hit by Hurricane Matthew and the winds are sustained in excess of 139 mph. [Update: I barely scraped by. The winds hit Cuba at 130 mph and there was no mention of GITMO and almost no mention of Cuba.]

  • The Dakota Access Pipeline project will end in a very surprising way, in which the oil industry comes out on top, with the protesters having achieved nothing.

The GITMO blues, "sinkin' soon" --

Sinkin' Soon, Norah Jones

This is just such an incredible song -- on all levels. When I first heard this song, I was sure it was a traditional blues song that Norah had simply covered. Boy, was I wrong. From wiki:
"Sinkin' Soon" is a song written by Norah Jones and Lee Alexander, and is the second single from Jones's third solo album, Not Too Late (2007). It was released in the United States on March 26, 2007.

Alexander wrote most of the song, with Norah Jones composing the bridge.
According to Jones, they couldn't play the whole song before they recorded it, so they went out for dinner and drank beer.
"I guess we needed a little bit of that drunken sailor vibe because we came back and recorded this on the first take", Jones said.
Jones's old friend J. Walter Hawkes contributed a trombone solo, and M. Ward performed backing vocals.

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