"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Friday, August 12, 2011

Girl of the Day - Adele

OK, so she's not particularly "hot."   But, man, can she sing!   It hadn't really registered with me that Adele has now had the number one album in the U.S. for twelve straight weeks.   Amazing.   Here's the big hit, "Rolling in the Deep":

I first heard her a couple of years ago, on an "alternative" radio station, with this song, "Right as Rain," which is about as cool a sounding tune as I've heard for a long time:

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