—Charles “Chase” McEdwards,
a.k.a. the Naked Breaker
Another Web site ran this piece [Powerlines, “Lieberman Unbound,” December 19–25] on Lieberman ‰ and credited L.A. Weekly. I write from Indiana, where Republicans are Republicans and Democrats are Republicans. Joe Lieberman is a likable man, and I’d love him as a neighbor, but the parallel between him and Scoop Jackson is inarguable. Harold Meyerson nailed this one from the word go. What a deft stroke. Please send Lieberman’s campaign office a copy and urge them to cease and desist. Grateful thanks, from a Dean Democrat in the heartland, for an outstanding analysis.
In the Letters to the Editor [“Weirded Out,” December 19–25], Brendan Mullen and Marc Spitz’s complaint about Jonny Whiteside’s rant [“Destroy All Music,” December 5–11] is pathetic at best. On the other hand, Whiteside’s complaint about Mullen and Spitz’s book would have been truer to the point if Whiteside had titled it “Destroy all bloodsucking, money-grubbing music journalists who are grave robbers who can’t do it so they attempt to write about it.” Although, on second thought, that would be a slam on grave robbers, and Whiteside would have had to include himself among the bloodsuckers and money grubbers. If you can’t rock . . . get outta the goddamn way!
I just found the Dean article by Jamie Wolf[“The Doctor Is In,” August 29–September 4] in searching the Web. I really loved this look at him. It was insightful considering how long ago [campaigning] began. Did you have someone covering each of the candidates in such detail early on? Or was it just a brilliant insight on the magazine’s part to realize he would most likely be our candidate? Is Jamie Wolf going to be doing follow-up pieces? I would be very eager to read her thoughts now, and as things progress. (I realize that Jamie could be a man’s name, but it felt like a female voice, which I was grateful for. I loved all the personal reactions she had.)
Her article has comforted me a great deal regarding the Dean choice.
A photographer’s credit for the Concerts Pick of the Week in the January 2–8 issue was inadvertently left off; Wild Don Lewis took the shot of Mitchell Brown.
WE STAND CORRECTED
In our review of Hamlet[Calendar, New Theater Reviews, January 9–15], the actor who played Gertrude was misidentified as Kitty Swink. Dinah Lenney, who alternates with Swink, performed the night the reviewer attended.