When
· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · April
· · · · 06 (2 entries)

Listening to David Byrne · His on­line ra­dio sta­tion, that is. Aw­ful­ly in­ter­est­ing and, while not all ex­act­ly to my taste, nev­er dis­pos­able. It’s sur­pris­ing­ly un­sur­pris­ing; that is to say, it sounds like about what you think the mu­sic David Byrne likes would sound like.
 
Rob on Family Reunification · That would be my broth­er Robert Bray, who re­cent­ly tes­ti­fied be­fore a stand­ing com­mit­tee of the Cana­di­an House of Com­mon­s. Cana­da has a par­lia­men­tary sys­tem, which means that when one par­ty gets a ma­jor­i­ty they’re more or less an elect­ed dic­ta­tor­ship; but at the mo­ment we have a mi­nor­i­ty gov­ern­men­t, so Par­lia­ment in gen­er­al and its com­mit­tees in par­tic­u­lar have con­sid­er­able po­lit­i­cal oom­ph. Im­mi­gra­tion is a hot is­sue across the rich world, and the is­sue of fam­i­ly re­uni­fi­ca­tion is a hot zone with­in the hot zone. If you care even slight­ly about these things, I think you’ll find Rob’s re­marks worth the in­vest­ment of a lit­tle time ...
 
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