In last night’s podcast I talked a little bit about the marginal utility of extreme political correctness and how unchecked political correctness can cause too much focus on the small stuff and not enough focus on what really matters.
If you don’t want to listen to some great music before and after, you can just listen to the techcerpt.
Dave Winer, who I talked about in the techcerpt, has some similar thoughts, having had a lot of people spend a lot of time trying to correct his politics lately. Time that could have been spent on something far more important.
The theme was great, but under-appreciated, guitarists. I played deep album cuts by Peter Green, Frank Marino, Brownsville Station, Derek & the Dominos, The Guess Who and more. The finale is a 12 minute blues jam by Boz Scaggs.
I also talked a little about HR 5319 (the MySpace Law) and the underground blogosphere.
The theme was the Live Show. I played great live cuts by the Waterboys, Whiskeytown, the Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, David Baerwald and others. I ended with a live Bruce Springsteen bootleg cut from 1978.
In the techtalk portion, I talked about various approaches to blogging, and suggested the best one for new bloggers.