Don’t get distracted by the latest Trump nonsense.
That was the key takeaway from my MIB interview with Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert. After the first GOP debate in 2015, he recognized Trump’s style of communication as “uniquely effective.”
In real time, publicly in print – he forecast Trump would win GOP nomination + the general election. People laughed at him.
Adams observes Trump is a communication wizard, who understands mass media better than every politician and most people in the media.
Trump’s latest pronouncement is an example of what Adams meant.
This morning, Axios reported President Trump was signing an executive order. In it, he will end Birthright – the guarantee in the 14th Amendment that every person born on US soil is automatically a U.S. citizen.
Today demands a palate cleanser, and I have one in the ]form of a distracting music question:
What is the best album you have and really love that most of your friends – even the crazy music geek/jazz guy -- don't know about?
I have a long list of these, but I will share 3:
Since I just saw Van Morrison, and I love Mose Allison, I am going to nominate this one:
"Tell Me Something: The Songs Of Mose Allison"
I love Mose’s brilliant lyrics and sleepy jazz arrangements, and Van Morrison does a great job with them
PreFab Sprout's "Two Wheels Good" (or "Steve McQueen" in the UK) is filled with so much brilliant songwriting, its absurd. Sly lyrics, delightful melodies, It’s the pinnacle of 1980s singer/songwriter/guitar.
Bonus: You can get the remastered + acoustic version today.