Good Music (2006 Edition)

I picked up some of the best music in 2006 (at least I think so). Instead of doing the work I’m supposed to be doing, I’m giving you this list (not necessarily in order of goodness).

1. Josh Ritter, The Animal Years.

2. Jeffrey Foucault, Ghost Repeater.

3. Over the Rhine, Snow Angels.

4. Sufjan Stevens, Songs for Christmas.

5. Sufjan Stevens, The Avalanche.

6. Ray LaMontagne, Till the Sun Turns Black.

7. Bob Dylan, Modern Times.

8. Pigeon John, Pigeon John and the Summertime Pool Party.

9. Damien Jurado, And Now That I’m In Your Shadow.

10. Woven Hand, Mosaic.

And one I’m sure would be on here, only I don’t have it yet:

mewithoutYou, Brother, Sister.

I’d be glad to hear yours.


CNN and the “Ashley Treatment”

This is a recent article on (aka, as a Laura Ingraham caller put it, the “Crescent News Network”). This is the best quote:

“Don’t get me wrong — caring for a 5 feet something, 110-plus pound adult with physical disabilities is no walk in the park,” blogs another mom. “I’ve got the trashed lumbar discs to prove that. But I am truly just sick to my stomach to imagine that it’s acceptable medical practice in any case to surgically stunt a child’s growth…. Using their logic, why not just perform quadruple amputations? I mean, really, she’s not going to use her arms and legs.”