January 16, 2006
From the Internet Archive: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech (text also available).
"I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream."
"We historically don't do interviews," said the NNCK member, "but because we have made something of a move toward the consumer culture by doing a record with this record label [5RC], we...[decided] to do a little bit and see what happens. We haven't really been pleased with it. So this may be the last one."
It's big and important and brilliant and insufferable. It's mythic; it's gritty. It's awesome and it's dumb.
An interesting fact: Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell once played in Bo Bice's band.
After the show I learned a fun fact about Jason Isbell: he used to play in Bo Bice's band! Like, a million years ago. He didn't want me to share that but I thought it was pretty hilarious. I asked Jason what he thought of the American Idol runner-up's success. "It's terrible! But he's better at that than he is at making pizza." There you have it.
(A much less interesting fact: I sat next to Bo Bice's step-grandmother Saturday night at my niece's pageant)
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