What May Seem Like Love

I’m taking in the new Wilco CD this morning. Can I still call it a CD or is there a new name for the post-disc/sleeve era of music ownership?

The final track, One Sunday Morning (Song for Jane Smiley’s Boyfriend), tells the story of a man’s struggle with his father’s rejection of his lifestyle, based around the father’s belief in God. It’s a haunting, beautiful song launched out of a dinner (apparently) where Jeff Tweedy met said boyfriend and heard the story told here, ending in the boyfriend’s relief at the death of his father. An interview with Jeff Tweedy at chicagomag.com offered this gem: “Now he’s going to know he was wrong and that there is an only loving God.”

Which begs the question from me: “Why do people always assume all loving means all accepting?” Give it some thought.

Canadian Television Ratings, August 28-September 3

01 Canadian Idol 4 (CTV) Mon @ 8:00PM – 2,009,000 viewers
02 Canadian Idol 4 (CTV) Tue @ 8:00PM – 1,913,000
03 Prison Break (Global) Mon @ 8:00PM – 1,433,000
04 Emmy Awards (CTV) Sun @ 8:00PM – 1,419,000
05 CSI (CTV) Thu @ 9:00PM – 1,414,000
06 CSI: NY (CTV) Wed @ 10:00PM – 1,296,000
07 Rock Star: Supernova (Global) Tue @ 10:00PM – 1,292,000
08 CSI: Miami (CTV) Mon @ 10:00PM – 1,259,000
09 Law & Order: SVU (CTV) Tue @ 10:00PM – 1,206,000
10 CSI (CTV) Mon @ 9:00PM – 1,185,000
10 Sunday Night Movie (CBC) Sun @ 7:00PM – 1,185,000
12 Vanished (Global) Mon @ 9:00PM – 1,182,000
13 CSI: Miami (CTV) Wed @ 8:00PM – 1,168,000
14 CSI: Miami (CTV) Thu @ 8:00PM – 1,168,000
15 Criminal Minds (CTV) Wed @ 9:00PM – 1,095,000
16 Rock Star: Supernova (Global) Wed @ 8:00PM – 1,069,000
17 Criminal Minds (CTV) Tue @ 9:00PM – 1,035,000
18 House (Global) Tue @ 8:00PM – 1,035,000
19 Grey’s Anatomy (CTV) Thu @ 8:00PM – 749,000
20 The Simpsons (Global) Sun @ 8:00PM – 697,000

American Television Ratings, August 28-September 3

01 CSI: Miami (CBS) Mon @ 10:00PM – 10,804,000 viewers
02 Law & Order: SVU (NBC) Tue @ 10:00PM – 9,922,000
03 Two And A Half Men (CBS) Mon @ 9:00PM – 9,804,000
04 Prison Break (FOX) Mon @ 8:00PM – 9,440,000
05 60 Minutes (CBS) Sun @ 7:00PM – 9,204,000
06 Two And A Half Men (CBS) Mon @ 8:00PM – 9,160,000
07 CSI (CBS) Thu @ 9:00PM – 9,149,000
08 Without A Trace (CBS) Thu @ 10:01PM – 9,046,000
09 Criminal Minds (CBS) Wed @ 9:00PM – 9,009,000
10 CSI: NY (CBS) Wed @ 10:00PM – 8,893,000
11 Justice (FOX) Wed @ 9:00PM – 8,864,000
12 Celebrity Duets (FOX) Tue @ 9:00PM – 8,810,000
13 Saturday Night Football (ABC) Sat @ 8:07PM – 8,611,000
14 Bones (FOX) Wed @ 8:00PM – 8,606,000
15 Big Brother 7 (CBS) Tue @ 8:00PM – 8,530,000
16 Vanished (FOX) Mon @ 9:00PM – 8,512,000
17 California 500 (NBC) Sun @ 8:00PM – 8,449,000
18 20/20 (ABC) Wed @ 9:00PM – 8,224,000
19 .. Old Christine (CBS) Mon @ 9:31PM – 7,849,000
20 Primetime (ABC) Tue @ 10:01PM – 7,811,000