Globalization and unfettered capitalism have been swept into the history books along with the open-market theory of the 1920s, the experiments of fascism, communism and the New Deal. It is time for a new economic and political paradigm. It is time for a new language to address our reality. The voices of change, those who speak in powerful and yet unfamiliar words, will cry out Sept. 25 and 26 in Pittsburgh when protesters from around the country gather to defy the heads of state, bankers and finance ministers from the world’s 22 largest economies who are convening for a meeting of the G-20. If we heed these dissident voices we have a future. If we do not we will commit collective suicide.
…after I read this review on Pitchfork, I downloaded as many songs by the Mad Capsule Markets as I could find. Like the review says, this is some hev-ee shit. Scoring major originality points, these Japanese stomp monsters take the bone-crushing Wax Trax/Ministry/anything Al Jourgensen sound and when you least expect it - pow! - rice balls explode with candy-colored confetti and poppy-punk choruses. It’s like a nice little pat on the back after getting kicked in the gut a couple times.
Most of the CDs I own are in binders, their jewel cases and back covers still back home in Chicago. The rest— basically everything I’ve acquired since I left for college— are still in their original packaging. Some of these I have sentimental attachment to, others not so much, either because I’m not a fan or because I’ve ripped the songs to my laptop. So, as I pack up my belongings, I’ve made a stack of CDs I want to give away.
If you want any of what’s on this list, please let me know, and we’ll figure out a way to get it to you. Please reblog if you think your followers might be interested—
Her Majesty the Decembrists
Clipse — Hell Hath No Fury
Songs: Ohia — Magnolia Electric Co.
The Hold Steady — Boys and Girls in America
NOFX — Ribbed
Dead Kennedys — Bedtime for Democracy
The Eels — Best of
Young Buck — Straight Outta Ca$hville
NOFX — Best of
The Von Bondies — Pawn Shoppe Heart
Archers of Loaf vs. Greatest of All Time
The Mr. T Experience — Love is Dead
Travis Morrison — Travistan
Coldplay — Rush of Blood to the Head
The Streets — The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living
The Streets — A Grand Don’t Come For Free
Sweep the Leg Johnny — Tomorrow We Will Run Faster
Sweep the Leg Johnny — 4 9 21 30
The Weakerthans — Left & Leaving
Stars — Set Yourself on Fire
Lloyd Banks — The Hunger For More
!!! — Me and Giuliani
50 Cent — The Massacre
The Shins — Chutes Too Narrow
My Morning Jacket — It Still Moves
Daniel Johnston — 2CD Best of
David Banner — Mississippi: The album
Big Dipper — Supercluster (2CD Anthology)
The Thrills — Teenager
Eeels — B-Sides
The Pogues — Red Roses For Me
Japanther — Master of Pigeons
Jadakiss — Kiss of Death
Eels — Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
Kanye West — College Dropout
Walkmen — Bows & Arrows
The White Stripes — Elephant
Spoon — Telephono
Ludacris — Word of Mouf
Broken Social Scene - S/T
Fiery Furnaces — Blueberry Boat
Cassette — Broadway Showstoppers
Jay-Z — Blueprint 2 (2CD)
These will probably be available, assuming I have enough time to rip them tonight:
Mclusky — My Pain and Sadness is More Sad and Painful Than Yours
Mclusky Do Dallas
The Riverdales — Storm the Streets
Jay-Z — Black Album
Walkmen — Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone
Mclusky — The Difference Between Me And You is that I’m Not on Fire
Death Cab For Cutie — Transatlanticism
Mates of State — All Day EP
Loretta Lynn — Van Lear Rose
R. E. M.— Murmur
The Queers — A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Blood Brothers — …Burn Piano Island Burn
Les Savy Fav — Inches
Guided By Voices — Best Of
Q and Not U — Different Damage
The Mr. T Experience — Revenge Is Sweet and So Are You
Pearl Jam — Riot Act
Guided by Voices — Bee Thousand
Please pass this along to friends who like CDs. Email is lneyfakh at gmail dot com
I hope you’re not throwing away your NOFX cap too.
Fascinating new interview with Stillman — he debunks a lot of rumors about himself, slams Gossip Girl, laments the passing of several NYC restaurants and clubs, and talks about how he spends much of his time at a Dunkin Donuts. (Which one???)
“We have to give murdered model Jasmine Fiore a posthumous “You go girl!” Cops found her abandoned car and say the inside shows signs of a definite struggle. The inside’s covered with blood that looks “like finger-painting.””
What the fuck kind of writing is this? What’s the perspective that makes it acceptable? It’s not the fact that it’s funny, because it’s one of the least funny pieces of writing that I’ve read.
The problem here is that the writer thought “I am being irreverent toward murder! This is automatically funny!” If this were a well-crafted joke, I might still find it offensive (because: Regina = joy-killer), but I could appreciate the humor. I think the fact that this is so unfunny just highlights how offensive it is.
Unbelievable. Wouldn’t have happened on Cajun Boy’s watch.
1. Yale - “How is Yale douchier than Harvard?!??!”
2. Harvard - “See above, that’s why.”
3. Cornell - “Just happy to be here.”
4. University of Utah - From our freshman dropout: “They killed Elliott Smith. I’m serious. He played his last concert there, and they booed him off stage.”
5. University of Maryland - Also a freshman “dropout” but stuck around another 4 years to get degree. Preceded Jayson Blair.
6. Antioch - The entire school "dropped out." Possible re-opening still being discussed.
Note: This is the one time I am happy to say that Spiers, a Duke alum, is not part of YM (she has the login info, used it once but prefers to consult us via the backchannel) and therefore does not warrant inclusion on the list. But she would like to point out that "My School Enjoys Kicking Your School’s Ass."
Serious question: I’m looking for someone who can perform magic, psychic stuff, tarot, dress up as a witch and curse everyone, whatever for this event. Do you know of anyone? It’s a benefit so I can’t pay them but I promise it will be a cool "happening."
If there was one link to click on, I think it would be this one, on legendary Chicago Sportscaster Steve Stone.
I loved this:
"In fact, during the 1980 season, Steve won the prestigious Cy Young Award for an outstanding year as a Baltimore Orioles pitcher. But an injured shoulder took him out of the game in 1982. "Obviously, the feeling I got from the cheering crowd is irreplaceable," he explains. "But I never was a one-dimensional player, like some other guys. I’ve always had other interests—the restaurant, writing poetry and screenplays, and sportscasting—and I was ready."
Ha, my old roommate Grellan took a picture of a guy playing Halo and stealing WiFi at a NYPL (“took him 20 minutes to set it all up. Took him 2 minutes to get kicked out”) and now it’s all over the Internet (and by that I mean on Kotaku, not sure where else), thanks to Dens.
“If one of money’s laws is that it can never buy taste, here is where it went after it failed, and here’s what it bought instead.”—Jonathan Lethem (on the Upper East Side). Funny, but seriously, dude: no more Jonathans, please. We’re kind of tired of people who came of age in the 70’s.