I completed recording of Comfortably Numb in January 2012. It was recorded at the Encinitas School of Music in their recording studio, which is available to students and others to use. School Director Steve Rollins was the engineer and did the mixing.
Dave Peiser - Lead Vocals, Keyboard
Louis Peiser - Lead / Rhythm Guitar
Sarah Schwab, Trisha Kay - Backing Vocals
Tim Greene - Bass
Zen Perry - Drums
Steve Rollins - Mixing and Production
Video Editing by Dave Peiser
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I just read an op-ed by Thomas Friedman entitled "Capitalism, Version 2012" that I found somewhat interesting, but what really hit me was a comment to the op-ed, that made a great case for Liberalism being the solution to the problems the United States currently faces. Here is the complete text of this comment. What do you think?
"Yes, the best way to structure our society is an effective balance between the market and government. But that requires supporting the political movement that supports such a balance - liberalism - rather than pretending that we also need to strike a balance between conservatives and liberals in the US.
The view that government is the solution to all of our problems is socialism and is flawed as it ignores the value of the free market in generating wealth and innovation. The view that the market solves all problems is today's conservatism and is equally flawed, as it ignores the impacts of unfettered markets and the role that government investment and rules play in making the market work.
The middle ground is liberalism. Liberals understand that the free market is the best generator of wealth history has known. But we also realize there are areas where the market doesn't work, that rules must be established and enforced for markets to thrive, that some of the wealth generated by the market must be used to build physical and educational infrastructure and to benefit society as a whole, and that workers and public health must be protected from the excesses of unfettered market. All of those things are the government actions that liberals have successfully fought for over the past 100 years, and have allowed both our economy and society to thrive. "
What’s with my women friends getting so riled up lately?
I pride myself on keeping up with the political news, especially that Darrell
Issa, since he may be my new Congressional rep. But knee deep in my son’s college applications, I’ve been a little distracted lately, I’ll admit.
I wasn’t surprised that Issa didn’t allow any women to testify on the panel when they discussed religion and contraception. After all, the women usually take care of that contraception thing, right? Why should he have to bother listening to what women have to say on the matter? And then he called that college student a slut. Wow! And this guy’s gonna be my new representative? He surely has big you know whats!
I am so excited that a manly man is going to be representing me. Like how he wouldn’t let anyone testify who had a different opinion from his. I remember while sitting on the throne, reading Kaili Joy Gray’s recent article: "Issa won't be hearing from any of the nearly two dozen religious groups who have no problem with the Obama administration's new health care policy to require insurance coverage of birth control." The list of the uninvited included "representatives from the Catholic Health Association, which is run by a woman and actually runs the Catholic hospitals, nor Catholic Charities, both of which said Friday they supported the President’s plan." Of course a real man wouldn’t need to let these women testify.
All this macho stuff was getting me really excited when I worked with the free weights at the gym. After a couple circuits, and my 10th bench press rep, I thought about how that Issa has real power. Why should he have to apologize when his half-brother Limbaugh joined him in the name-calling? Calling that college student a prostitute and telling her that if taxpayers are going to pay for her birth control we, manly men, wanted something in return! Like porn films, showing what she really spends time doing in law school.
Darrel and Rush, those two guys have so much freakin’ power they don’t answer to no one. They got power and it’s legit. Screw anyone who complains! Whining people! And Issa’s reelection is a sure thing, it’s gotta be. He’s got the majority of North San Diego County blinded by his power, and then he goes to Washington and does whatever the hell he wants. Gets the feds to pay for upgrades to roads that run by buildings he owns; wonder if there’s any kickbacks from those mega corporations he fronts. That man’s gotta love his job.
So I got to thinking, I might actually have a bromance crush on Darrell. Cool, clean, intelligible, who wouldn’t envy this guy? But calling women sluts and prostitutes? Is this why my women friends are threatening to protest Issa in Shadowridge next week? Issa’s found a way to really take our country back! All the way back to pre-women’s lib!
So actually I don’t know why I’m filling out these college financial aid forms. But, I feel like I need to get back to it, just in case Issa doesn’t win. After all, if he wins again, I hear he and his cronies are gonna kill all the financial aid so that only their families and friends can go to college. Tough guy!
Oh, damn, I just got a call from a friend telling me that Issa isn’t the one who used the “S” and the “P” word against that college student. It was the manlier man, the mouth-piece of the GOP, Rush. Oh well, so I didn’t get the facts exactly right. Isn’t this why they call it “Political Theater?” Rush is just entertainment, right? Stop whining and get back to work!
Wow. Saw this Rush and Darrell appreciation sign at a recent rally: