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FATTENING WALL STREET — Mike Whitney reports on the rapid metamorphosis of new Fed Chair Janet Yallin into a lackey for the bankers, bond traders and brokers. The New Religious Wars Over the Environment: Joyce Nelson charts the looming confrontation between the Catholic Church and fundamentalists over climate change, extinction and GMOs; A People’s History of Mexican Constitutions: Andrew Smolski on the 200 year-long struggle of Mexico’s peasants, indigenous people and workers to secure legal rights and liberties; Spying on Black Writers: Ron Jacobs uncovers the FBI’s 50 year-long obsession with black poets, novelists and essayists; O Elephant! JoAnn Wypijewski on the grim history of circus elephants; PLUS: Jeffrey St. Clair on birds and climate change; Chris Floyd on the US as nuclear bully; Seth Sandronsky on Van Jones’s blind spot; Lee Ballinger on musicians and the State Department; and Kim Nicolini on the films of JC Chandor.
1. Patty Griffin, 1000 Kisses (ATO advance); 2. Mike Ireland and Holler, Try Again (Ashmont advance); 3. The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street Demos (Tropical Disease bootleg); 4. Caitlin Cary, While You Weren’t Looking (Yep Roc); 5. Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise, New Ground (Vanguard); 6. The Harmonizing Four, That Old Time Religion/Spirituals That Will […]

What’s Playing at My House

by Dave Marsh

1. Patty Griffin, 1000 Kisses (ATO advance);

2. Mike Ireland and Holler, Try Again (Ashmont advance);

3. The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street Demos (Tropical Disease bootleg);

4. Caitlin Cary, While You Weren’t Looking (Yep Roc);

5. Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise, New Ground (Vanguard);

6. The Harmonizing Four, That Old Time Religion/Spirituals That Will Live Forever (Vee Jay/Collectables);

7. BoyzIIMen, Legacy: The Greatest Hits Collection (Universal);

8. The Mooney Suzuki, People Get Ready (Estrus);

9. Eddie Boyd, 7936 South Rhodes, (BCD UK);

10. Lara Croft Tomb Raider, soundtrack (Elektra)

Dave Marsh coedits Rock and Rap Confidential. He can be reached at: marsh6@optonline.net

Dave Marsh’s Previous DeskScan Top 10 Lists:

March 18, 2002

March 11, 2002