Super Lawyers
William C. Altreuter

Friday, October 19, 2007

I'm thrilled about Al Gore's Nobel Prize, but there is no getting around the fact that the guy needs to ramp up his hipness quotient. I didn't know that the Peace Prize laureates are allowed to invite a musical guest to perform at a post-awards ceremony concert, but even if it were sprung on me at the last minute, I think I could do better than Melissa Etheridge. I'm afraid Al's music collection must look like it is from a late 80's girl's dorm. What, Janis Ian wasn't available? Good heavens, man, you are from Tennessee. Melissa Etheridge is the best you could come up with? Hell, why not pick musicians from New Orleans, people who are already victims of climate change? The Dirty Dozen Brass Band would have been cool-- or Wynton Marsalis, or Fats Domino! Let's get the Neville Brothers over to Oslo. You can invite anyone, and you invite Melissa Etheridge? Sure, she did a song for your soundtrack, but you could have just invited her as a guest. Good grief, it wasn't even that good a song. You know she's going to play it though, even though the only thing anyone will want to hear is the one about walking across the fire-- with the one about the window as a encore, I suppose.

Maybe the scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will pick Patti Smith or someone to make up for it.

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