Browser, 7/14: Melissa Etheridge Apologizes to Phil Keaggy; Mattingly on Russert & Catholicism; Sixpence on Letterman; Parks on “4 Months…”; Jonn Woo’s “Red Cliff”; Name That Singer

ETHERIDGE CLEARS THE AIR

Were you following this tempest in a teacup?

Melissa Etheridge was recently quoted in Rolling Stone in a way that gave readers a bad impression of guitarist Phil Keaggy.  The quote made it sound like Keaggy had once made a disparaging remark about Etheridge’s sexual orientation, a remark that steered her clear of pursuing a career in Christian music.

Keaggy responded.

And now, Etheridge has spoken to clear the whole matter up. That was a gracious gesture, and I’m pleased to see that this is wrapping up nicely. I hope everyone who read the Rolling Stone story sees this.

WILLIAMS: RUSSERT’S FAITH WAS NOT “AN ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM. IT WAS THE ROOM.”

Here’s Terry Mattingly on one aspect of Tim Russert’s integrity that did not receive enough attention in the tidal wave of tributes… his Christian faith. Mattingly has even more here.

LATE NIGHT WITH SIXPENCE NONE THE RICHER

Just for fun, here’s a flashback to Leigh Nash explaining to David Letterman all about the name of her band: Sixpence None the Richer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJDldjmb_04

PARKS ON 4,3,2…
J. Robert Parks shares his thoughts on a particularly riveting film: 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days.

TWITCH ON WOO
Looks like John Woo might be staging a major comeback. His sweeping, two-part epid Red Cliff sounds amazing.

Name the singer/songwriter who said, “I hate a song that makes you think that you’re not any good. … Songs that run you down or songs that poke fun at you on account of your bad luck or your hard traveling. I am out to fight those kinds of songs to my very last breath of air and my last drop of blood.”

Today’s his birthday.


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  • flatlandsfriar

    My fellow Okie Woody Guthrie, I do believe, although I first heard it secondhand from Mike Peters on “Electric Folklore: Live.” Seemed to make as much sense in 1988 as it did when Guthrie said it.

  • http://www.truffin.com tctruffin

    Wow. Tempest in a teacup is right. It’s nice to see that the principals responded with such class.

  • jinxmchue01

    As I haven’t watched Letterman for ages, I didn’t know Sixpence appeared on his show. What a great segment! Thanks for sharing it.