Archive for September, 2008
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.
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
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.
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?
Here are some Oldies I enjoyed over a span of thirteen hundred miles.
Sort of like: Brazil, a jam band.
Sort of like: Junior Boys, just Junior Boys, but it’s good. Really.
Sort of like: the Flaming Lips, Murk.
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).