We are mourning the loss of Joe Cocker, who is the mascot here at Mike's Blog Round Up. One of my few absolute rules of life is that you must, Must, MUST see the living legends when/if you can; gone is forever, so grab those opportunities. Cocker's rare kind of talent—that divine spark—comes along once in a lifetime. We're so lucky that he shared it with us.
Big Bad Bald Bastard reminds Wingnuttia that this one is all theirs.
First Draft asserts that the time for politics is NOW.
No More Mister Nice Blog says that we need to respect-my-authoriteh.
Bonus Track: Millard Fillmore's Bathtub needs our help tracking down a stanza of a song.
Round-up by Tengrain who blogs at Mock, Paper, Scissors and at Liberland. You can follow Tengrain on the electric Twitter machine, too. Send tips, requests, and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org (with "For MBRU" in the subject line).