Author: JAYl3E

My other blog is a porsche.

The Demise of the Reagan Coalition?

John McCain’s emergence as the front-runner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination has some pundits wondering whether the vaunted Reagan coalition has collapsed. McCain – a maverick senator unafraid to confront the Republican establishment on any number of issues, including campaign finance reform, tax cuts and, somewhat ironically, the war in Iraq – has been accused of driving wedges between the “three […]


Freshly Served Beats

See below for some of my current favourites. Ranging from jazzy funk to underground dopeness, these tracks are courtesy of several of the nicest music blogs on the ‘net: Little Hooks with Ray Nato and the Kings – Give the Drummer Some More A jazzy, early ’70s jam. Check out the organ solo at 2:20. […]


Playing the Political Markets

I recently discovered how much fun futures markets can be. If you’re a political junkie, buying and selling political futures is a great way to stay informed (especially during primary season), make a little money (unless you’d rather take the safer route and play with fake money) and, in a small way, participate in the […]


Adventures in the Emerald City

Three weekends ago I headed down to Seattle to catch Lupe Fiasco perform live at the Showbox. If you ever get a chance to see this dude perform in person, I highly recommend doing so. He is unreal live, partly because he’s one of the few hip-hop acts I’ve seen who sounds better with a […]


Day 18 – The First Blog

So the first blog on is up. It’s mine, so don’t expect much more than random rants about music and maybe some occasional commie outbursts of misdirected anger. All I can promise is that it will be the single greatest thing you’ve ever read: – B

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