Sunday Song Lyric:
Tony Snow died yesterday at 53. He had a varied an impressive career as a journalist, editorialist, speechwriter, talk show host and White House Press Secretary. As anyone who knew tony could attest, he was full of life, optimism and good cheer, devoted to his family, self-effacing and generous.

As Juan Williams notes here, Tony was also a musician, playing in a D.C.-area cover band and even playing with Jethro Tull at one point. So, in Tony's honor, here's a bit from Jethro Tull's "Drive on the Young Side of Life":

When the pressure pains are building
And you're forced to join the crush
In the race to mediocrity
So respectable and plush.

And while the child within is raging
And threatens to break out,
Get off the endless corridor
Make a timely turnabout.

Drive on the young side of life.
JosephSlater (mail):
I'm a big Jethro Tull fan, and I'm trying to track down this "played with Jethro Tull" reference. All I can find on the internets is references to him playing an old Jethro Tull song ("Stormy Monday") at a rock and roll fantasy camp with Leslie West, a member of the band Mountain. Anyone have more specific info on that?

And if we're looking for appropriate Tull songs, how about "Life's a Long Song"?
7.13.2008 10:29am
JosephSlater (mail):
Ah, J.A. was kind enough to provide me the reference. Thanks!
7.13.2008 11:04am
Jon Rowe (mail) (www):
As a tribute to Snow, I wonder/wish his performances with Jethro Tull were on YouTube so I could link to them.

As a prog-rock fan, I think Snow had great musical taste.
7.13.2008 1:22pm
Dave N (mail):
Regardless of whether you believe in an afterlife or not, it is nice to at least imagine Tony Snow and Tim Russert today having a lively, civil discussion of their passions: politics; their faith in God; and their families--not necessarily in that order.
7.13.2008 9:09pm
Jon Rowe (mail) (www):
Dave N.

I agree. That's why I couldn't imagine a just God not letting folks into His (or Her?) Kingdom regardless of religious specifics.
7.13.2008 9:36pm
jazzed (mail):
Is there another blog or website that's pleasantly contemplating the possibility of a democrat and a republican having an intelligent and enjoyable civil discourse? Thanks Dave N and Jon Rowe. *grin*
7.14.2008 4:46pm