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Published: Monday, 1/19/2009

Beyonce, Springsteen lead inaugural concert

"...as human beings we are capable of making sense of situations based on the thinnest slice of experience."

Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and The Tipping Point.


WE ARE ONE: That was the theme of the inauguration kick off Sunday in which a bunch of musical A-listers like Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Usher, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, and John Mellencamp paid tribute as much to America as to President-elect Barack Obama. (RL)

WEIRD COURT NEWS: A Portugese businessman hacked off one of his fingers in court during a hearing on a debt he owed. He called it "an act of despair." We agree. (RL)

WEIRD ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: They never learn do they? Another actor, this time Joaquin Phoenix has decided he's a musician. A rapper, to boot. (RL)

Rod Lockwood


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