There is a lot of great music out there. Much of my current preferred music falls under the general categories of New Age, Country, or Folk. David Rovics is one of my favorite musicians with many great messages in his songs. Here's a player with some of his songs:
Sadly, my preferred candidate for US president, John Edwards, was not able to survive in today's national elections climate [big money, transnational corporate interests, etc.]. I'm not sure if this structural failure of our elections can be fixed or if national governments will just become irrelevant for one reason or another. However, what is clear is that John McCain (McBush) must not be allowed to take office. Furthermore, the two nut cases currently occupying the White House (Bush & Cheney) must be stopped from their insane quest to attack Iran. These three madmen are a curse on the world and are themselves the true Axis of Evil! Check out this video clip:
For an assortment of reasons passenger rail or some form of light rail will not be coming any time soon to the Austin - San Antonio corridor. So, as an alternative, and a first step towards development of a broadly used public transit system, a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system should be put in place. This would utilize the soon to be excess highway capacity and it's abundant right of way as opposed to the scarce rail right of way that is monopolized by Union Pacific. The TransMilenio in Bogota, Columbia is an excellent example of what we could build here in the Austin metro area.