That's Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Funding Terrorism" from yesterday. I also posted -- as promised -- two music pieces this weekend: "Kat's Korner: Carole's back catalogue" went up Saturday and her "Kat's Korner: Carole Touches the Sky and Soul" went up Sunday morning.
See there, I kept my promise. And so many of you doubted me! (You had good reason to. I will use any excuse to say "manana" or "three days after manana" -- I am the world's worst procrastinator.)
So both pieces were about Carole King albums. One I was so-so on (Welcome Home), the other I loved (Touch The Sky). BMI issued a press release today:
Carole King to be Named BMI Icon at 60th Annual BMI Pop Awards
So good for Carole.
And of course, there's the other thing. I noted it in my reviews.
April 10th, Carole King's A Natural Woman: a Memoir is released. Carole King, for those who don't know, is a woman who's written and co-written some of the best known songs in America popular music.
Theresa e-mailed saying, "Is it really true? I don't seriously think you'd make up a book but she's always been so shy and turned down so many interviews."
I can understand the doubt because it doesn't seem like a Carole thing to do. But she has done it. (And done it very well judging by the excerpt I've read.) But when you doubted me, you could have also clicked on either link.
So she's getting awards, she's got a book coming out, she's released some albums that were only on vinyl (and cassette) previously. And she's getting ready to release (next month) an album of early demos from her Brill Building days. (The collection is already available in England.)
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"