I watched Barack Hussein Obama’s inauguration yesterday via an internet connection in Brixton. I was the only American in the room, and couldn’t help but crack jokes about Dianne Feinstein’s hair and the strange pit orchestra they assembled for the event (Watching the event live, Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman seemed bored and under-used to me. It was later reported that they weren’t in fact playing).
One young woman in the room noted that Aretha Franklin’s best singing days had probably passed (it was difficult not to agree, but hey, that was a hell of a hat she had on). The full blog post at INTELLIGENT LIFE