Daily Archives: March 17, 2012

‘Will Ye Go Lassie Go’

It’s a good day to listen to “Will Ye Go Lassie Go” by the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. It was also recorded by Joan Baez, and by the Byrds, as “Wild Mountain Thyme,” and has been sung for hundreds of years. … Continue reading

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From the Gaelic for ‘water of life’

Leave it to the Irish to write a song in which the miracle of resurrection is achieved through spilled whiskey (from the Gaelic for “water of life”). This version of “Finnegan’s Wake,” by my deceased mother’s favorite band, brings back … Continue reading

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Bank on BofA ripping you off

Matt Taibbi starts his new Rolling Stone article with a Shock and Awe-style barrage of over-the-top analogies: At least Bank of America got its name right. The ultimate Too Big to Fail bank really is America, a hypergluttonous ward of … Continue reading

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