Friday, October 14, 2005

Is matty good hanging them up?

From his site:

I was doing an interview yesterday with the Winnipeg Sun and realized, after answering a question, that this may very well be the last tour that I ever do with this sort of band. That’s not to say that there might not be the odd one off in the future, but I really don’t see the point of continuing presenting material this way, especially if it doesn’t jive with new material. So you never know, this could just be the last time that you get to hear some of these songs live.

I personally enjoy his older material when I go see his concerts, but it sounds like he wants to go solo in my opinion, maybe an acoustic tour. Guess I can't blame the guy, he's been in the game for quite a while.

Looking forward to his concert in Calgary on Nov. 1

Pimp my propaganda

The US propaganda machine got a bit of a facelift yesterday when it nationally televised a teleconference with George and U.S. troops. I guess you have to give them kudos for trying something new lol. Here's an excerpt, and the entire summary can be found here: teleconference

WASHINGTON - It was billed as a conversation with U.S. troops, but the questions President Bush asked on a teleconference call Thursday were choreographed to match his goals for the war in Iraq and Saturday's vote on a new Iraqi constitution.

"This is an important time," Allison Barber, deputy assistant defense secretary, said, coaching the soldiers before Bush arrived. "The president is looking forward to having just a conversation with you."

Barber said the president was interested in three topics: the overall security situation in Iraq, security preparations for the weekend vote and efforts to train Iraqi troops.

As she spoke in Washington, a live shot of 10 soldiers from the Army's 42nd Infantry Division and one Iraqi soldier was beamed into the Eisenhower Executive Office Building from Tikrit — the birthplace of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

"I'm going to ask somebody to grab those two water bottles against the wall and move them out of the camera shot for me," Barber said.

A brief rehearsal ensued:
"OK, so let's just walk through this," Barber said. "Captain Kennedy, you answer the first question and you hand the mike to whom?"

"Captain Smith," Kennedy said.

"Captain. Smith? You take the mike and you hand it to whom?" she asked.

"Captain Kennedy," the soldier replied.

And so it went.

I'm back baby

So I've been away for a while: got married, had a honeymoon, back in school for another semester, etc. etc. etc. Strangley I've actually missed bloggin a little bit so I'm going to climb back into the saddle and start posting again. So much has happened in the past month and a half that I'm not sure where I should begin - maybe start with Bush...