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今日は、雨、冬は終わったような感じです。

この人は、来日したらやっぱり見に行きたいかな。故ロバート・パーマーのアーティクルをみつけたので。
THE POP LIFE

By ROBERT PALMER
Published: March 20, 1985
''What is the price of experience?'' asks Van Morrison on his recent album, ''A Sense of Wonder'' (Mercury), quoting the British visionary poet William Blake. ''Do men buy it for a song?/Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price/Of all that a man hath/Wisdom is sold in the desolate market where none come to buy.''
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E01E6DA1638F933A15750C0A963948260&sec=&spon=
ヴァン・モリソンは2008年にトップ10ヒットを出していますが、それ以前の曲、つまり、Gloria とかBrown Eyed Girl なんて曲に関してはちゃんとロイヤリティもらえたんでしょうか。

もう1人、来日したら見に行きたいかなと思う人がこの人。
FOLK-ROCK:RICHARD THOMPSON'S IDIOM TRANSCENDS FASHION

By JOHN ROCKWELL
Published: May 19, 1982
Richard Thompson has the misfortune of being elegantly stylish at what he does but of doing it when his idiom is out of fashion in the marketplace. Fortunately, his kind of music, British-American folkrock, is so basic in its appeal that it may transcend fashion altogether, outlasting the current fad for punk and corporate rock. The audience Monday night at the Bottom Line was no mere reunion of nostalgists; its enthusiasm seemed a clear recognition of Mr. Thompson's importance.
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9804E4D91238F93AA25756C0A964948260&scp=4&sq=Richard%20Thompson&st=cse#
この手のグループの来日というのは、あまりないのでしょうか。
A Jam Band in an Arena, Cognizant of Geography
By JON PARELES

Published: November 3, 2003

In an improbable punk-rock tribute, Widespread Panic knocked out three Ramones songs at Madison Square Garden on Friday, its first of two nights there. No matter that the Ramones' pithy songs arose as a reaction to the kind of leisurely jamming that has made Widespread Panic a touring phenomenon since the mid-1980's. As it claimed its arena-size audience in New York, Widespread Panic played New York rock: the Ramones' "Pet Sematary," "Beat on the Brat" and "I Wanna Be Sedated," Lou Reed's "Vicious" and Talking Heads' "Life During Wartime." John Bell, the band's lead singer and rhythm guitarist, was costumed for Halloween as the Statue of Liberty.
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/03/arts/music/03PANI.html?ex=1235451600&en=896586b7cd0450cf&ei=5070
ジャム・バンドの系譜はGrateful Dead やABBに遡るというのは簡単ですが、どうもそれほど単純ではないような気がします。

アウトロー・カントリーの旗手の1人とされている人ですが。
Taking Minimalism to the Maximum

By BEN RATLIFF
Published: September 8, 1997
Lots of music-makers are indoor types, but a special class of inward-looking, elliptically expressive person records for Drag City, the Chicago record label that specializes in pop minimalism. It had a six-hour showcase at Tramps on Wednesday for the CMJ festival, and the deep-seated intellectual sheen on the musicians and the presentation transcended collegiate rock; it was more like graduate school rock.
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C05E1DE1F30F93BA3575AC0A961958260&sec=&spon=
Warren Haynes は、デヴィッド・アラン・コーのバンドで最初のプロ・デヴューをするのですが、かなり20歳の田舎のお兄さんには大変だったようであります。

なぜか、突然、サザン・ロック・モードにはいってしまっていまして。

不況だから減税は当然だとして、です。
In Address, Obama Highlights Tax Reductions

By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
Published: February 21, 2009
WASHINGTON — President Obama said Saturday that the Treasury Department had begun to direct its employees to reduce taxes from the paychecks of workers, a move that should increase the take-home pay for typical families by at least $65 a month.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/22/us/politics/22address.html
ワーキング・クラスに対する減税は当然だとして、その一方で富裕層に対しては、というと話が違ってくるわけですが。
Obama Planning to Slash Deficit, Despite Stimulus Spending

By JACKIE CALMES
Published: February 21, 2009
WASHINGTON — After a string of costly bailout and stimulus measures, President Obama will set a goal this week to cut the annual deficit at least in half by the end of his term, administration officials said. The reduction would come in large part through Iraq troop withdrawals and higher taxes on the wealthy.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/22/us/politics/22budget.html
イラクからの兵力撤収、それに代えてアフガニスタンへの増派というわけですから、誰かから金を出してもらわないというわけで、キャピタル・ゲイン課税に対する減税を中心としたブッシュの税制政策を改めるというのですが、なかなか議会は手ごわそうです。

クルーグマンはアメリカの新政権がもたついているのをなじっています。
Banking on the Brink

By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: February 22, 2009

Comrade Greenspan wants us to seize the economy’s commanding heights.

O.K., not exactly. What Alan Greenspan, the former Federal Reserve chairman — and a staunch defender of free markets — actually said was, “It may be necessary to temporarily nationalize some banks in order to facilitate a swift and orderly restructuring.” I agree.

First, some major banks are dangerously close to the edge — in fact, they would have failed already if investors didn’t expect the government to rescue them if necessary.

Second, banks must be rescued. The collapse of Lehman Brothers almost destroyed the world financial system, and we can’t risk letting much bigger institutions like Citigroup or Bank of America implode.

Third, while banks must be rescued, the U.S. government can’t afford, fiscally or politically, to bestow huge gifts on bank shareholders.

The Obama administration, says Robert Gibbs, the White House spokesman, believes “that a privately held banking system is the correct way to go.” So do we all. But what we have now isn’t private enterprise, it’s lemon socialism: banks get the upside but taxpayers bear the risks. And it’s perpetuating zombie banks, blocking economic recovery.

What we want is a system in which banks own the downs as well as the ups. And the road to that system runs through nationalization.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/23/opinion/23krugman.html
グリーンスパンでさえ、銀行の国有化の必要性を説いていると。
シティやバンカメはいまやゾンビ銀行だから、国有化してしまえと。

要するに、不良債権を抱えたままの銀行を生かし続けるのは出来損ない社会主義だと。この議論は、日本の経験からすると得心のいくところです。金融システムが機能不全のままでは、何をやっても意味がない。

Drive By Truckers とか聞いて憂さ晴らしになるのかな。
このバンドは、憂さが晴れません。真面目に陰鬱です。

North Mississippi Allstars の方がまだぶっ飛んでいてよいですね。 このバンドの中心は、Luther とCody の Dickinson 兄弟です。
この2人の父親は、James Luther Dickinson という人物で60年代からマスル・ショールズその他で活動していて、ぶっ飛んだソロ・アルバムを最近も出しています。というか、Ry Cooder のアルバムでピアノを弾いているプロデューサー、エンジニアというわけです。
この連中のスティール・ギターのプレイを見ていて、Sacred Steel なんていうものに興味を持ったわけです。
by nk24mdwst | 2009-02-23 12:32 | 音楽


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