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* The Senate has adjourned until Monday at 2 o’clock. The House is, as I write this, planning to return tomorrow morning. But nobody wants to say yet whether they’ll be in Sunday. Check the live blog for updates.

* Meanwhile, I’ve been working out of my home all day today because I look like I got punched in the eye. It’s really just a harmless little eye stye, but it looks ugly and the hot rag trick ain’t working yet. And before you say anything, yes, it looks uglier than usual. Whatever. The roast was two months ago.

* Anyway, I haven’t decided yet what to do about comments. I’ll probably close them, though. While I decide, here’s some music that I’m sure you’ll like.

John Fullbright is one of the very best singer-songwriters to come along in years. He is burning up the Red Dirt scene and amazing critics far and wide.

The kid has literally blown my mind. You can hear some of his great new album here, but you must watch this

Well the sky is raining fire
But I think I’ll go to bed
‘Cuz there ain’t much you can do
When it rains down on your head
Except pray and beg for mercy
From this hell you created
On the corner of Satan and St. Paul

posted by Rich Miller
Friday, May 25, 12 @ 3:09 pm


  1. Taj Mahal, the blues legend, turned 70 last week - any of his stuff on here would make this weekend a little more tolerable.

    Comment by Jimmy79 Friday, May 25, 12 @ 3:27 pm

  2. This kid is good. I think he’s from Woody Guthrie’s home town.

    Comment by mark walker Friday, May 25, 12 @ 3:52 pm

  3. Yep on both counts, Mark.

    Comment by Rich Miller Friday, May 25, 12 @ 3:54 pm

  4. This kid is awesome!
    Thanks Rich.

    Comment by Rufus Friday, May 25, 12 @ 5:34 pm

  5. This poor child seems way too young to be singing what he’s singing with so much passion. I hope it’s just talent that he can turn on and off, rather than pain resulting from someone messing with this mind in that way. Watching him, you have to wonder.

    Either way, thank goodness he has a way to express and share it, without bottling it up inside.

    Comment by Anonymous Friday, May 25, 12 @ 6:11 pm

  6. Loved this.

    Comment by Emily Booth Friday, May 25, 12 @ 7:26 pm

  7. Now I remember who he reminds of. His voice is alot like Leon Russell’s. I could listen to both of them all day long.

    Comment by Anonymous Saturday, May 26, 12 @ 1:10 am

  8. This song was famously written in one white hot night of creation, along with one of his other favorites, “Unlocked Doors” (”And all these broken clocks had met their deaths. I measure time in steady breaths.”), when he was about 20 years old. By John’s standards, this is an old song.

    He’s utterly brilliant, and one of the most grounded people I am privileged to know. So, so happy to see so many people getting on the Fullbright bus. :-)

    Also? He is semi-distantly related to Leon Russell by marriage. Trufax.

    Comment by Vicki Saturday, May 26, 12 @ 8:57 am

  9. Thanks for coming by, Vicki. Can you help us get him to Chicago/Illinois soon?

    Comment by Rich Miller Saturday, May 26, 12 @ 9:14 am

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