Wild Colonials Angela McCluskey, Paul Cantelon with KSCA’s Nicole Sandler at Tower Records Sunset Blvd

**Echo at the start of the video is fixed in a minute. Sorry about that!**

Fridays are special aside from the obvious reasons. Marcy Wheeler, an independent journalist who covers legal and national security issues better than the corporate media at emptywheel.net, is our standing date to wrap up every week.

Today we’ll talk about the breaking news out of Fulton County, GA where Fani Willis will remain on the case as long as Nathan Wade doesn’t, from NY where DA Alvin Bragg agreed to a 30-day postponement in TFG’s fraud trial that was supposed to begin in 10 days, to the Aileen Cannon court in Florida where she’s doing Trump’s bidding in the stolen classified documents case, to the Robert Hur House Judiciary Committee hearing and more. Yes, it was a busy week…

Today, I’ll once again go into overtime. Last week we covered the State of the Union address.

Today, I’ll pay tribute to a dear friend and amazing musician who died yesterday. Angela McCluskey‘s is not a household name, but I’ve been a fan and friend of hers for coming up on 30 years. She was in a band called Wild Colonials who we championed when I worked at KSCA fm 101.9 in Los Angeles in the 90s. I thought I’d share with you a live session from December 9, 1996 when the band joined me on the air for an interview and performance.

I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy the music and get a feel for Angela’s big personality, and understand why I’m already missing her.