Thank you for the question, Darrell. I'm assuming he guesses I have seen a lot of concerts (I have, he's right) because it's known that my husband is a huge, huge fan of music.
We did see a huge number of acts. I guess the one that I missed would be Maria McKee. I didn't even know her until the last five or so years. Kat's a big fan of Maria McKee's and she's bragged about her live and even gave me a live CD which I love. My favorite live video online is this one. I just think she's an amazing singer -- range, emotion, the way she carresses the notes. She just amazes me.
There are many great acts and I don't want to take anything away from anyone but she is the performer I would love to see live.
This is David Cay Johnston writing to Poynter:
From DAVID CAY JOHNSTON: John Parker is quite right in his letter about the disturbing lack of coverage of the WikiLeaks documents.
When official sources tell you there is nothing new in official records the government wants to suppress the appropriate response is to read the documents.
The first rule of journalism can never be repeated often enough: check it out.
When reporters parrot official lies the way Tom Gjelten of NPR did in saying pay no attention to those documents because its old news not worth mentioning, important news does not get reported, to the detriment of our nation and our freedoms. When reporters, editors, and Sunday talk show hosts, ignore such government documents they help perpetuate falsehoods that are fundamentally dangerous to our nation and to the First Amendment.
NPR is in the news for holding one of its analysts to a very high standard about how he expressed opinions. A collateral question: will NPR hold its reporting staff to equally high standards by insisting they do actual reporting, rather than parroting what flacks tell them? (I hope some Romenesko reader at NPR puts a copy of this letter in front of Vivian Schiller and that she responds.)
That's enough David Kay. I call him that on purpose. And C.I. and Ava blew the whistle on Tom Gjleten on Sunday much better than copy cat DCJ.
The lurker. That's how I think of DCJ.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Wednesday: