Archive for September, 2008

Happy Birthday Shiv.

Posted in 2008, politics, the past on September 30, 2008 by greg

just look…

Posted in tubes on September 26, 2008 by Shiv

that‘s all

Call Up Wells

Posted in money, NYT linking, skepticism with tags , , , , on September 25, 2008 by John

Call up Wells Fargo, and put your savings account into Euros/gold, because we’re just a few days away from  HYPERINFLATION.

-Hell, even though he goes off the deep end half way through, Ron Paul gives the most succinct and least BS laden explanation of some of this.

-One of the few economists agree with, Joe Stiglitz talks collapse.

-Newsweek smart guy Fareed Zakaria hopes that everything is just peachy.

-and the NYT editorial board can always cheer you up too…

UNBLOG un blog

Posted in music with tags , on September 20, 2008 by Shiv

In conversation with both John and Greg, this blog has come up numerous times. It isn’t daily…mostly weekly and worth a look at…and in most cases, a listen to.  OngakuBaka is he. I don’t know. They should be added to our blogroll. I should probably do that now. Either way, Greg, John and whoever else wants some music…this blog is fun and (fairly) consistant.

Also, I especially recommend the Women – Women (2008) download It’s been said that they resemble at times “The Velvet Underground, at others This Heat, and even others Swell Maps.” I like all three. This album is fantastic.

The Korean Candidate

Posted in asian people, black people, death, news, politics with tags , on September 20, 2008 by John

Two Items:

Many young democrats will try to ‘ride the top of the ticket,’ getting a bounce because they’re on the same ballot as Barack Obama.  This is a hallowed political tradition in the U.S.  In Brazil, the tradition calls for putting whatever name you want to call yourself on the ballot.  Six politicians figured ‘Barack Obama’ was a popular enough name and are running as Barack Obama.


Kim Jong Il has maybe had a stroke and no one outside of North Korea knows who’s maybe running the country/military while Kim is in his coma.

Or he’s been dead since ’03 and they’re just using body doubles.  Toshimitsu Shigemura a professor from Waseda University in Tokyo thinks so.  And look at this side by side…

This ones a bit small I know.  More compelling photos below. Continue reading

Bleep Bloop Shimmy Shimmy

Posted in 2008, music, the future, tubes, web chatter with tags , , on September 18, 2008 by John

To contrast, some things from aught-eight.

Here’s Passion Pit.  Cuddle Fuddle and Sleepyhead (I know that one) are sure to be hits around this part of the web.

Passion Pit –  Chunk of Change

Then there’s this.  I can’t get this song out of my head.

All this stuff is Space Disco/Electro Rock which seems to be a popular genre these days.  TV on the Radio just did a Space Disco album which I liked too.  What did you guys think of it?

1,300 Miles and the Same Old Songs

Posted in california, music, travel on September 11, 2008 by John

Here are some Oldies I enjoyed over a span of thirteen hundred miles.

Novos Baianos – Acabou Chorare (1972)

Sort of like: Brazil, a jam band.


Zoot Woman – Living In A Magazine (2001)

Sort of like: Junior Boys, just Junior Boys, but it’s good. Really.


Sparklehorse – Good Morning Spider (1998)

Sort of like: the Flaming Lips, Murk.


Pavement – Wowee Zowee (1995)

Sort of like: An under-appreciated Pavement album.


All are highly recomended.  In fact, they’re some of my favorite albums.  I really don’t know why it took so long for me to gush about them.  (I didn’t check any of the links, so tell me if any don’t work).