“The point, it seemed to me, was that politics isn’t all there is to life, there is something slightly off about those who think it is, and that political ideology has come to define us culturally and personally far too much. So this wasn’t an angry rally for the alienated Democratic left; or even a joyous rally like last fall’s March for Equality; or a desperate and frustrated rally like the Tea Partiers. No one was demanding their country back; they were just demanding, well asking, for a little less polarization, and a little more mutual understanding.”—
There is a horse in the Apple Store and no one sees it but me.
I think, “Why?” What is the villain here that blinds all of these people to this situation? Am I nuts for thinking this is exceptional? Does anyone else see this? Did I accidentally drop acid and not realize? I must take a photo….
Don’t know how I missed when this up. I was keeping an ear out for it for quite awhile and nothing ever went up. Then I don’t get any e-mails or Twitter updates from them for awhile, I randomly poke my head in on their website again this morning, and there it is!
1. Violens - Acid Reign (Violens “In The Trees” Mix) 2. Violens - Never Let You Go (SGIN of Justin Bieber music video) [ft. Caroline Polachek of Chairlift] 3. Violens - It Couldn’t Be Perceived (FUTURES Remix) 4. Violens - He Got the Girl (Marine Girls cover) 5. The Long Windows - Small Servant 6. Violens - Space Around the Feel Station [ft. Washed Out] 7. Nite Jewel - Another Horizon (Violens version) 8. Violens - Another Strike Restrained (Sadguitarius Remix) 9. Dead Can Dance - Anywhere Out of the World 10. Unrest - June 11. Roman Orchids - Clean Up Crew 12. Chapterhouse - Treasure 13. Delorean - Stay Close (Violens version) 14. Bethlehem - Tagebuch Einer Totgeburt 15. Summoning - Angbands Schmieden
I mean, I remember reading McMahon: The Bare Truth About Chicago’s Brashest Bear while I was in fifth grade. I carefully kept this card double-protected in soft nylon and hard plastic. And don’t get me going on Tecmo Bo. This book’ll be right up my alley, for sure.
Check out the latest entry in Aquarium Drunkard’s Sevens series, which reflects on legendary 90s-alternative band Hum and their big radio hit, “Stars”.
How awesome was this band? There was a year when I was in college when I was absolutely obsessed with them. I remember during a visit home to NH, I attended WAAF’s Big Field Day 1998 concert in Lowell, MA with some buddies. Hum were on the bill with Fuel, Feeder, the Black Crowes, Corey Glover (of Living Colour) & Godsmack. Seeing Hum live was the only reason I wanted to go. Unfortunately, we got “lost” on the way and I missed their set. I totally wanted to kick my friend’s ass right then and there. Shortly thereafter, Hum broke up.
It would be well worth your time to read this fascinating article from the January 2010 issue of Outside Magazine: Bob Friel’s The Ballad of Colton Harris-Moore. Friel has been following the story of Harris-Moore for a long time now. The article is basically what got Friel the book deal for Taking Flight: The Hunt for a Young Outlaw (in the works), the film rights of which were recently acquired by David Gordon Green, Danny McBride & Jody Hill’s Rough House Pictures. Things on that end should speed up a bit now, as the ongoing saga reached a pretty solid conclusion this past Sunday when Harris-Moore was captured in the Bahamas after a high-speed boat chase.
It’s also been pretty interesting reading the updates on Colton on Friel’s blog, Outlaws & Outcasts.
"Only in America could we keep inventing reality TV that fantastically outshames the previous low mark. A prime-time event? To announce a free-agent signing? And don’t point out that some proceeds go to charity. You want to give to charity, quietly write a check. Don’t get a network to do it for you so it gets to pump its shows and you get to shower yourself in international coverage – while calling it philanthropy."
Kilborn is smug, sarcastic, probably likes the sounds of his voice too much and isn’t always fully engaged with the people he is interviewing. I have to point out here that I think these are positive traits, not shortcomings. He’s doing his own thing, and I appreciate that.
Kilborn is not another cookie-cutter host, one who is going to come out and do a monologue, then go to a commercial, then come back and do a sketch, then interview two celebrities and then have a band play a song. Kilborn’s talk shows are talk shows as sort of performance art. Kilborn controls everything and the camera is almost always on him. This would be disastrous with most hosts (and most hosts wouldn’t even welcome it), but Kilborn is in complete control.
Great article by “The Sports Guy.” Really sums up a lot of what I’ve felt while watching the Cup so far. I even got a hint of chills at the end of the story, as he was recalling the reaction by fans across the country after that Donovan goal against Algeria in injury time. That doesn’t happen very often to me (if ever at all) while I’m a reading a piece of sports journalism.
I just wanted to let you know what I’ve been up to recently in my idle moments in Radiohead. Over the past year or so, I’ve written and recorded an album which I’ve called Familial. It will be released on Bella Union on 30th August, except for USA and Canada, where it will be released on 31st August through Nonesuch. If you’d like to download a free track from my album then please go to www.philipselway.com. The song is called By Some Miracle and is available now. I’m also doing some shows and there’s information about those on the website too. Thank you x