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You left me sore

40 days and 40 nights

Muddy Waters:

Sassafras and moonshine.

There’s your trouble

Might be my favorite Dixie Chicks song. It’s so sassy!

I can’t make you love me

I love it when an artist does an unpredictable cover, and here’s Bon Iver doing Bonnie Raitt:

Let him fly

Dixie Chicks cover Patty Griffin:

Fearless heart

I do love this song. Steve Earle:

Yo, Dad, I think it’s a hit

Do you hope to make her see you, fool?
Do you hope to pluck this dusky jewel?

The Doors didn’t even want to do “Hello, I Love You,” it was an early song of theirs and they were tired of it. More here.

Uh huh

Yes, this is the same UC system that’s raising tuition, cutting grants and trying to slash benefits for hourly workers. From a year ago:

Three dozen of the University of California’s highest-paid executives are threatening to sue unless UC agrees to spend tens of millions of dollars to dramatically increase retirement benefits for employees earning more than $245,000.

“We believe it is the University’s legal, moral and ethical obligation” to increase the benefits, the executives wrote the Board of Regents in a Dec. 9 letter and position paper obtained by The Chronicle.

I wonder if they got it? Any CA readers who followed this?

Dancing Santa

Yesterday, when I was driving along Girard Avenue past the eternal construction work, one of the workers (a jolly old elf with white hair and beard, and wearing a Santa hat) was standing there on the trolley island. I just had to wave! That reminded me of this:

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