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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Essential Lawyer Movies.

Tuesday, July 09, 2024

Elizabeth Nelson on Bob Dylan's Desire I have mixed feelings about this record: "Hurricane" is a bop, but even at the time it seemed like a questionable bit of advocacy; "Joey" is simply awful, "Oh, Sister" is nearly as bad, and so is "Isis". On the other hand, there are moments- “Black Diamond Bay" is one- where ol'Bob's sense of humor shows through, and it is always interesting when Dylan collaborates with someone. "You know, I do lyrics," Jacques Levy is said to have told Bob when approached about working together, and perhaps that's why the songs that rock rock as well as they do, and why the melodies that work are as strong as they are.
[I]n some ways Desire is the most explicit manifestation of the central literary irony of Dylan’s career: that the consummate barometer of social and cultural authenticity can’t be trusted with the facts about anything, least of all himself.

Wednesday, July 03, 2024

It's been a while since I've seen a Bob Dylan concert; reports from this tour suggest a quirky setlist, which might be fun. Of course ol'Bob is pretty unpredictable- would we want him any other way? A few years back I went to a show with a friend, who said: "It might be great or it might be terrible but either way it'll be great." That's about right.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Interesting piece on what three personal injury plaintiffs did with their settlements. Over the years we've done all right for our plaintiffs- the ones that followed our advice, at least- and we've always been careful to advise our plaintiffs to be very careful with their money. I frequently tell them that it's the hardest money they'll ever make.

Monday, May 20, 2024

I was at the Nelson-Atkins Museum last month, and saw some of this- I had never heard of the eye miniature tradition before. I love it when I spend a day at a museum and learn something new. Sometimes a museum tells you about the history of the place: when was it at it's economic peak, what was it that made the rich people their money, how did they live? And sometimes, as with this, its something unique to a culture that I just never knew about.

Thursday, May 09, 2024

I think about this essay by Steve Albini, on the economics of the music business, all the time.

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Number 30 at my polling place at 8:30 AM

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