Night Owl Chat – Alabama Shakes

Time for some music. Alabama Shakes, y’all.

“You Ain’t Alone”

“I Ain’t the Same”

“Boys and Girls”

“Rise to the Sun”

This is your night owl chat with TOD house band Alabama Shakes.

100 Responses to “Night Owl Chat – Alabama Shakes”

  1. 8 desertflower
    May 21, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    Here I am!

  2. May 21, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    A little respite in a day filled with everything good and bad.

  3. May 21, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Ok, so this is funny.

    I opened the library at 6 a.m. for voting, so I left for home at 2. Picked up the missus and we went to have lunch at Kincaid’s in Redondo Beach. Had a great lunch with a couple of cocktails, then came home.

    I laid down for a siesta. Woke up at 7.30. However, I was so disoriented that I thought it was 7.30 IN THE MORNING. Took me a couple of minutes to chill and realize it was still evening.

    • 13 desertflower
      May 21, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      I’ve slept through an entire day off before! Talk about waking up and not knowing wth is going on:) That was bad. I know the feeling…at least you don’t have to be back at work now!
      So glad that you got to have a relaxing afternoon together….sounds like things are going well at the homestead

  4. 14 vcprezofan2
    May 21, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Dear LL: If you treat your email like I treat mine, I’d better give you a heads-up that I sent you an email or two today.

  5. 18 Claire
    May 21, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    I apologize if this has been posted previously. 🙂

    Obama can’t win with some black critics

    • 19 anniebella
      May 22, 2013 at 12:46 am

      The people in the audience at Morehouse graduation would tell those black critics where to go, because they was happy their President was there. One thing about it POTUS and FLOTUS know that everyone is not going to like you, but you can’t let that stop you. And FLOTUS and POTUS haven’t.

  6. May 21, 2013 at 11:17 pm

  7. May 21, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    If you can… GIVE. Red Cross, etc., etc. Do what you can!! (I KNOW YOU TOD FOLKS DO!!!)

  8. May 21, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    All right everyone, rock out to Alabama Shakes. I’m heading back to bed. See everyone tomorrow.

    • 29 jacquelineoboomer
      May 22, 2013 at 12:19 am

      LL – I’m really not up on this band, but every time I’ve seen them – mostly on SNL – I think, wow, that lead singer is unbelievable! So, thanks, because I just read up on the whole group. Goodnight.

  9. 30 Jovie
    May 21, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    The House republicans will subpoena the special ops guys in Libya.
    For what?

  10. 31 MightyPamela
    May 21, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    I’m tucking in for the day as well, sweet dreams, everyone, hugs all around! Goodnight!

  11. 32 desertflower
    May 21, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Night everyone…1 1/2 more kid days….

  12. 34 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 21, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    Good evening. Home from the polls. Lousy, lousy turnout — 175 voters, which is like 6% of the registered voters in my town… pitiful! We are going to really have to pound the pavement for November!

  13. 36 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    May 22, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Alabama Shakes “Hold On”

    Music soothes the soul.

    A couple of random thoughts:

    All this foolishness the GOP are indulging in will come to nothing. They have cried wolf too many times. No-one hears them anymore.

    So sorry for the people in Oklahoma. We need to face up to the challenge of climate change.

    Thanks to Chips and others in TOD for keeping this place free of hate. I always read even when I don’t say anything.

    Sleep well.

  14. May 22, 2013 at 12:10 am

    The geniuses behind OFA’s digital platform for the 2012 election – Harper Reid, Teddy Goff and Michael Slaby – just won Webby Breakout of the Year Award!!


    YES WE CAN!!

  15. May 22, 2013 at 12:29 am

    • 41 theo67
      May 22, 2013 at 1:32 am

      Reading this list just made me sad. These conspiracy theorists shouldn’t be allowed to walk around in public. I saw that some of the tea party protesters today (or was it yesterday?) had signs saying “the IRS stole the election”. Maybe they’ve forgotten that it was their GOP candidate who refused to reveal his tax returns… These people are exhausting in their stupidity.

      • May 22, 2013 at 1:43 am

        Absolutely right. I read a comment feed to one of PBO’s tweets today. I don’t why I did that because I never do but all I can say is it was full of the most vile regurgitation of knee jerk RWNJ hate speech imaginable – just staggering in its intensity based on total BS, like this tweet above.

        • 43 theo67
          May 22, 2013 at 1:50 am

          You have to resist the urge to read those comments. They’ve become really frightening. These people have become unhinged – and it’s scary to think that they walk among us.

  16. May 22, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Hello my fellow night owlers

  17. May 22, 2013 at 1:54 am

    A simple, factual ?

    time for some rest

    #TrustBarack He’s Earned It

  18. May 22, 2013 at 2:07 am

    Well, when you got 4 million you have to spend by next year…….why not? Gotta give it to him, quality roll out here.

    • 51 theo67
      May 22, 2013 at 2:18 am

      It’s a good ad. But, I didn’t know he led the campaign for health care reform? I thought that was President Obama, almost single-handedly? In any case, I wish Anthony Weiner well. If Mark Sanford could be given a second chance after a grievous dereliction of duty, and implementing right wing policies – then Anthony Weiner deserves a second chance for his poor judgement that really only affected him and his wife. And, unlike Mark Sanford’s wife, Weiner’s wife seems to have forgiven him. They are brave – I’ll give them that!

      • May 22, 2013 at 2:41 am

        He was a pain in the arse when it came to HCR….kept pushing for single-payor……but I don’t begrudge him, he was doing what he felt was right. It’s going to be one hell of a race…Christine Quinn vying to be first (female and lesbian) mayor of NYC and Anthony Wiener. The reason I figure he is running is by law he has to spend the campaign funds he has racked up. The last fundraiser he did was hosted my Matt Damon, then all the texting stuff blew up…..

        • 53 theo67
          May 22, 2013 at 2:43 am

          Argghhh – Matt Damon.

          • May 22, 2013 at 2:51 am

            LOL……yes. I try to stick to Good Will Hunting…..”how do you like them apples” whenever Matt gets on his high horse! Then I usually can give him a pass….plus my favorite was PBO stuck it to Damon at the WHCD….saying I hear Matt Damon is disappointed in me….well I just saw The Adjustment Bureau..and let me tell you, I was disappointed in your performance. That was classic…..in front of a bunch of Hollywood big wigs too.

  19. May 22, 2013 at 2:11 am

    For you west coasters here is the L.A. mayors race numbers http://graphics.latimes.com/la-runoff-results-may-2013/ My man Garcetti is up 51/49 only 14% reporting so far…..this goes back to 08 Primary Clinton went w/ Gruel, Axelrod/Garcetti he was PBO’s CA co-chair

    • 57 theo67
      May 22, 2013 at 2:26 am

      Thanks, LP. I have to admit that I became a fan of Garcetti when I heard him and Wendy Gruel speaking (separately) a few weeks ago on NPR. He just seemed more genuine. Both seem committed and good, though. I can’t help but sarcastically wonder if anyone will ask whether Bill Clinton has lost his “mojo” or his “juice” if Wendy doesn’t win the race…? You know they’d be quick to declare Obama as a failure if he had publicly endorsed the losing candidate…

      • May 22, 2013 at 2:45 am

        Garcetti is all about the Green economy……he was a loyal foot soldier for PBO from the get go. To many internal union politics for PBO to directly endorse, but Axelrod did an event for him last week and Plouffe has been sending out tweets—>which basically is a defacto PBO endorsement. Gruel spent 7million in ads w/ Bill Clinton where Garcetti has only spent 2 million in outside spending….if the pre-election polls are right Garcetti should win by about 4-7 pts. Would be a big upset….and stick it to Bill Clinton just like when PBO backed Michael Bennet over Clinton’s guy in CO primary 2 years ago.

      • May 22, 2013 at 2:56 am

        You hit the nail on the head theo because in the MSM eyes Clinton can do no wrong and everything he touches turn to gold. Give me a break

      • May 22, 2013 at 7:49 am

        Well Garcetti has won, so let’s see how the media will go forward.

  20. May 22, 2013 at 3:27 am

    Am I the only one that is awake in the joint. Come on people I need some friends up in here 😀

  21. May 22, 2013 at 4:14 am

    Need your support in blogging about wrongful convictions of the IRP6 (Gary Walker, David Banks, Clint Stewart, Demetrius Harper, Kendrick Barnes and Dave Zirpolo) in Colorado. Visit websites: http://www.freetheirp6.org and http://www.a-justcause.com! This a story of big business and corrupt judicial system working together to railroad and steal intellectual property of a small minority owned competitor who developed Case Investigative Life-Cycle (CILC) software to be utilized by state, federal and local law enforcement, as well as the Department of Homeland Security. Follow me on twitter to stay abreast of this case!

  22. 63 Jovie
    May 22, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Don’t worry he’s a Democrat… 🙂

  23. 64 Jovie
    May 22, 2013 at 7:11 am

    More to the story??

  24. May 22, 2013 at 7:29 am

    “Pentagon Wants $450M for Guantanamo Prison Upkeep”

    WASHINGTON – The Pentagon wants more than $450 million for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo Bay prison that President Barack Obama wants to close.



    What a waste. There are better ways that $450 million can be used.

    • 67 Jovie
      May 22, 2013 at 7:34 am

      See above post..

      • May 22, 2013 at 7:58 am

        What I gather from the article is that republicans SAY that are in agreement that Gitmo should be closed, BUT they don’t agree to the President’s plan on how it should be done.

        For a group that claims to want to crack down on wasteful spending, if they REALLY agree that GITMO should be closed and are not just trying to find something else to blame the President for, why don’t actively work with the President to come up with a plan? After all, the President has stated over and over again that he is willing to listen to suggestions from both sides.

        The costs that the Pentagon has proposed should be additional motivation to get it done.

        • May 22, 2013 at 8:03 am

          Correction: ….”republicans SAY that THEY are in agreement that GITMO should be closed…”

          • 70 Jovie
            May 22, 2013 at 8:07 am

            Well , they don’t want the president getting credit.

            • May 22, 2013 at 8:16 am

              True that. Anything accomplishments by the Obama administration comes with fault finding and trying to hinder the implementation (e,g., ACA).

              One thing they want to give President Obama credit for is something THEY were responsible for…the Sequester. They seem to have forgotten which branch is responsible for legislation.

  25. 72 Jovie
    May 22, 2013 at 7:33 am

    I don’t like Rogers as FBI director and he would lose to Peters in a senate race-


    The Republicans would have a mole at the head if the FBI to investigate the President! No thanks!!

  26. May 22, 2013 at 7:47 am

    “Heads won’t roll at the IRS”

    Lawmakers pressing for more heads to roll at the Internal Revenue Service are going to be disappointed…Most employees involved in the targeting program are covered by protections for federal workers that could drag out the termination process.

    What it would take to ‘show IRS officials the door’:

    • Fire them — and brace for the appeals
    • Speed it up — put them on administrative leave — and try not to get reversed
    • Ask them to resign
    • Hope they take a hint (and resign without being asked)



    • 74 Jovie
      May 22, 2013 at 7:51 am

      That’s why she is pleading the fifth, she wants her job.

      • May 22, 2013 at 9:42 am

        She’s taking the fifth because a group of Senators are calling for criminal action. I think it was an overzealous act to fire people before all the facts are in. It seems to me, far too little emphasis has been placed on the ambiguity of the law that Congress wrote.

  27. 76 hopefruit2
    May 22, 2013 at 7:50 am

    • 77 Jovie
      May 22, 2013 at 7:53 am

      But but but Foxx news is a victim of this administration we all should feel bad for Foxx for leaking classified info and…

    • 78 Linda
      May 22, 2013 at 7:59 am

      My doctor is doing this…..and I love that I have access to my records from home.

    • 79 desertflower
      May 22, 2013 at 9:29 am

      I really wish that this wasn’t behind a paywall….would like to read this and send along to hubby…this is what he does:)

  28. 80 Linda
    May 22, 2013 at 7:57 am

    I was offline last night when the Judiciary Committee passed the Immigration bill and got to see the vote live. Here is my take on what happened.

    “It was THE most amazing thing I have seen in the Senate in my 66 years….

    It was heartbreaking to listen when Sen Leahy had to withdraw his amendment because of bigotry in this country. ( We will keep trying…Count on it )

    When they took the vote..the 5 Republicans had to whisper their NO votes and had their heads down…they know how wrong that vote is.

    When it passed cheers went up in the committee room with chants of ” Yes We Can ” and then ” Sí, se puede ” over and over …and more cheering…..

    It was quite exciting.. Their were Latino representatives wearing t-shirts and on the back was the name of the State they came from. There was picture taking and hand shaking and back slapping full of joy.

    This is the America I want and love. We are all equal…..”

    • 81 Jovie
      May 22, 2013 at 7:59 am

      I hope Harry brings it to the floor today.

    • 82 jackiegrumbacher
      May 22, 2013 at 8:03 am

      Thank you, Linda. That was a beautiful summary. Hope all R’s who voted NO feel the wrath of Latino voters when their time comes.

  29. 83 Jovie
    May 22, 2013 at 8:05 am

    So, every January the federal government has to cut 80 billion?
    Sequester part 2 is due in 2014! Their will not be a grand bargain and it will just hurt the Poor again.

  30. 84 Linda
    May 22, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Here is a cell phone video of after Immigration passed out of committee….it is rather rough . I hope better ones surface.

  31. 88 Ladyhawke
    May 22, 2013 at 8:33 am


    Treasury Secretary Told of IRS Probe in March, Learned Details Last Week


    Asked if Tim Geithner was aware of the investigation, Lew told Hunt, “Yes. I have to assume, as I was aware of the fact of the matter being subject to a review. That’s very different from the substance of the findings.”

    Lew said that the information he received was “public knowledge.”

    “It was posted on the IG’s website in the fall of 2012,” he said. “I believe that … is typically the practice: that an inspector general notify the agencies when matters are opened.”

    The Treasury inspector general for tax administration, J. Russell George, told lawmakers today that he informed the Treasury Department’s general counsel of his audit on June 4 and Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin “shortly thereafter.”



  32. May 22, 2013 at 8:44 am


  33. 91 Dudette
    May 22, 2013 at 8:48 am

    No politics, just fun! New Superman movie, Man of Steel, looks AWESOME!

  34. 93 Dudette
    May 22, 2013 at 8:53 am

    And I CANNOT BELIEVE they didn’t post actual video of this interview with Benedict Cumberbatch! WTH? Some producer is a complete idiot! Don’t they get it? We need to HEAR him, SEE him! What is wrong with people? Ugh! 😀


  35. 94 Jovie
    May 22, 2013 at 8:54 am

    When hotel guests leave their room during the day, a magnetic door sensor tells the thermostat to reduce the heating or cooling. When they come back, it has the temperature return to their selected degree.

    The programmable thermostat is one of several energy-efficiency features installed last year at the Marriott La Jolla in La Jolla, Calif. The hotel also uses motion sensors on stairwells and vending machines to keep lighting dim when not in use.

    “We save $5 million per year” on utility bills company-wide with such retrofits, says Bob Holesko, vice president of facilities at HEI Hotel & Resorts, which owns the La Jolla property and 40 others in 16 states. He says basic steps such as programmable thermostats pay for themselves, by lowering energy use, within three years.

    His company is one of three dozen — including Best Buy, General Electric, Macy’s and Staples — that have pledged not only to cut energy use 20% by 2020 but also to share their secrets for success as part of a new federal program that’s releasing its first-year results today.

    More than 110 partners — including schools, universities and cities, such as Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and Seattle — have signed on to the voluntary Better Building Challenge, launched by President Obama in December 2011. They’ve created at least 50 projects to showcase their strategies, cut energy use per square foot more than 2.5% in the first year and lined up $1.1 billion in private funds for efficiency upgrades.


    • 95 Dudette
      May 22, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Terrific news! Nice to see the President’s push for green technology bearing fruit (and to see Atlanta in the mix)! 🙂

      However, I don’t use Marriott properties if I can avoid it. Their customer service and restaurants sucked long before I knew Mitt Romney was associated with them. Give me Hilton all the way, whenever possible.

  36. 96 dotster3
    May 22, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Look at nicest and cutest doggy, Bo, having a tough day at the White House

  37. 99 Dudette
    May 22, 2013 at 9:01 am

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