Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

washed out Presents: Washed Out "Far Away" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

seriously - if 15 years ago you told me that there would be a bunch of bands doing smooth sax, and soft rock, and synth-wave -- and that it sounded really good -- I would have sent you back to Mercury on the back of a Tsetse Fly.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

this is really, really sad :'(

we don't usually ever post anything that's just outright depressing, do we? well, for no reason at all, that's about to change. read this.


Hey guys.. I'm finally settling back into Minneapolis now. I haven't been active on here for the past two weeks, what with the Seattle trip and then the Williston trip. But now I should be back in a normal routine soon.

I went and saw Dntel at the Triple Rock tonight. It was really good. A band called The One AM Radio opened up for them, sounding a bit like the Postal Service. Then Jimmy played, mostly by himself, except for a few songs where the One AM Radio folks came out and sang. I talked to him for a little while after the show, and he signed my limited edition tour 7". We also exchanged email addresses--he said he has a Figurine song that'll probably never come out that he could email me. Sweet! It was really nice to see him perform, even though he mostly just tweaked a gizmo most of the time. He did a little singing, and there were cool visuals in the back. It was kind of like seeing a DJ, I guess, but this DJ played really good music of his own.

I thought this lightning girl was a good "first post back after a hiatus" image. :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mr. Broken Bird

Hobo with a Shotgun

Hobo with a Shotgun is now available on the Netflix instant service. I loved it. It's ultra-violent and worth a look-see. 80's, synthy, John Carpenter inspired music and blood, blood, blood and more blood. This movie will not pan away as the violence takes place, be prepared. While watching this I felt like I was 10 years old again watching my first 'R' rated movie.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Here it Comes Again - Download the Fourth Episode of the Old89ers Podcast

We talk about this poor weird roadkill and much, much more.
The Old89ers Podcast, Episode 4

panic on the streets of london

Panic on the streets of London (link to full article)

"I’m huddled in the front room with some shell-shocked friends, watching my city burn. The BBC is interchanging footage of blazing cars and running street battles in Hackney, of police horses lining up in Lewisham, of roiling infernos that were once shops and houses in Croydon and in Peckham. Last night, Enfield, Walthamstow, Brixton and Wood Green were looted; there have been hundreds of arrests and dozens of serious injuries, and it will be a miracle if nobody dies tonight. This is the third consecutive night of rioting in London, and the disorder has now spread to Leeds, Liverpool, Bristol and Birmingham. Politicians and police officers who only hours ago were making stony-faced statements about criminality are now simply begging the young people of Britain’s inner cities to go home. Britain is a tinderbox, and on Friday, somebody lit a match. How the hell did this happen? And what are we going to do now?


Tonight in London, social order and the rule of law have broken down entirely. The city has been brought to a standstill; it is not safe to go out onto the streets, and where I am in Holloway, the violence is coming closer. As I write, the looting and arson attacks have spread to at least fifty different areas across the UK, including dozens in London, and communities are now turning on each other, with the Guardian reporting on rival gangs forming battle lines. It has become clear to the disenfranchised young people of Britain, who feel that they have no stake in society and nothing to lose, that they can do what they like tonight, and the police are utterly unable to stop them. That is what riots are all about.

Riots are about power, and they are about catharsis. They are not about poor parenting, or youth services being cut, or any of the other snap explanations that media pundits have been trotting out: structural inequalities, as a friend of mine remarked today, are not solved by a few pool tables. People riot because it makes them feel powerful, even if only for a night. People riot because they have spent their whole lives being told that they are good for nothing, and they realise that together they can do anything – literally, anything at all. People to whom respect has never been shown riot because they feel they have little reason to show respect themselves, and it spreads like fire on a warm summer night. And now people have lost their homes, and the country is tearing itself apart.

No one expected this. The so-called leaders who have taken three solid days to return from their foreign holidays to a country in flames did not anticipate this. The people running Britain had absolutely no clue how desperate things had become. They thought that after thirty years of soaring inequality, in the middle of a recession, they could take away the last little things that gave people hope, the benefits, the jobs, the possibility of higher education, the support structures, and nothing would happen. They were wrong. And now my city is burning, and it will continue to burn until we stop the blanket condemnations and blind conjecture and try to understand just what has brought viral civil unrest to Britain. Let me give you a hint: it ain’t Twitter."

rock me tonite

after the 2012 harmonic convergence, ascension, rebirth and dimensional shift we'll all be able to dance like this on the graves of our oppressors.

edit: jk, y'all, jk. i'm sure shit will be as fucked as ever. and you can dance however you like. but those snaps hold a certain power, just sayin'.

Friday, August 5, 2011


"my mom is dad, she's dad!" -- Havedy (YouTube commenter)

Thursday, August 4, 2011