Saturday, April 16, 2011

Song of the Day: "Shadows"

(h/t Eric)

Warpaint involves a dude from the Chili Peppers, but not one of THE dudes. And he may not be in the band. How's that for vague?

They have a sound that evokes Cocteau Twins, Mazzy Star and some serious shoe-gaze. In a good way. A woman (sorry, "girl dude") who's cut my hair a few times is in a band that she describes as like The Smiths, Cocteau Twins and shoe-gaze, so maybe this is what Sucker for Lights sounds like. Or not. Eventually we may find out.

Song: "Shadows"
Artist: Warpaint

Friday, April 15, 2011

Republicans are just cry-baby pussies, part 46,288

zOMG Obama was totes mean. Totes!
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But I will say, sticking Republicans with Biden for a few months is probably the single greatest thing Obama has done since his election. "No, no, he'll come to your house and work through dinner if necessary."

Just show me the birth certificate

You know, I might have been in a better mood this week had I seen this article at Salon, "Trig Palin birtherism just won't die" (here). Justin Elliot from Salon discusses a journalism professor from Northern Kentucky University (go their team!) who has written a paper on the idea that Palin faked the pregnancy with Trig (who is actually Bristol's first child).

Side note: Sarah Palin TOTALLY faked the pregnancy with Trig who IS actually Bristol's first child... Bristol didn't get the nickname "Wasilla's town bike" (everyone gets a ride) for nothing. [DISCLAIMER: that may not be Bristol's actual nickname, but if Sarah Palin wants to sue me for asserting that she faked a pregnancy, I would welcome that discovery process.]

Here's a paragraph for professor dude's PR-type:
"He concludes that Palin did indeed fake her pregnancy with Trig, not only to cover for her daughter Bristol, but also to gain pro-life street cred with the far right. He then goes on to examine the role that the press played in helping to cover up the hoax, intentionally or not, by never investigating it thoroughly enough. Had journalists dug deeper, the answers were easy enough to find."
"Had journalists dug deeper" is so quaint because it pretends that journalists dig.

I also have a problem with the characterization of this as Trig Birtherism. Trig had nothing to do with this; it should be called Sarah Palin Liarism. Or "Palin Talk" for short.

Song of the Day: "Black Night"

I've been listening to radio from the Netherlands more and more recently. I get this weird kick out of hearing a bunch of words in Dutch with a band name in the middle. I was firmly convinced that I picked up Dutch during a short trip to Amsterdam--turns out I was stoned off my ass from a "space cake" and I only knew what they were saying on TV because it was Tootsie, in English, with Dutch subtitles; when it went to commercial the first time I figured that out... best $5 ever spent.

Anyway, to that end, gersta flerta wursta gajurstanurl The Dodos ambersluckenshacken.

Song: "Black Night"
Artist: The Dodos

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Song of the Day: "Your Fake Name is Good Enough for Me"

New Iron & Wine, from Kiss Each Other Clean.

Song: "Your Fake Name is Good Enough for Me"
Artist: Iron & Wine

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Song of the Day: "You Are a Tourist"

New music from Death Cab for Cutie, and a 1-take music video to boot. Allegedly--there are edits, so who knows how much doctoring may have happened.

Song: "You Are a Tourist"
Artist: Death Cab for Cutie

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Song of the Day: "Psychasthenia"

Music from William Fitzsimmons, another song courtesy of radio from the Netherlands. I've never heard of him but apparently 2 of his earlier songs were used in Grey's Anatomy, which means Eric's heard them in as much as Eric is usually in the room when his wife watches the show, which he tells me is awful, but he doesn't watch. That's his wife. He's just in the room. Brothers and Sisters? Even worse. Not that he would know, but trust him.

Song: "Psychasthenia"
Artist: William Fitzsimmons

Cunt du Jour: Jon Kyl

Or should I call her Jennifer Kilmeade (her given name at birth, before the gender reassignment). What, that's not right? Fuck it, I'm not using a factual statement.
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Mandy Moore

She is a multi-talented young actress, living in the shadows of Anne Hathaway and Scarlett Johansson, but she gets good roles, and she has released 6 albums thus far. I purchased Coverage, her fourth, because I was fascinated with the songs she elected to cover: Joan Armatrading, The Water Boys, Joe Jackson? Surely this was an album targeted to middle-aged gay dudes. This was an album targeted... TO ME.

And so I bought it.

It has its moments.

Seriously... Joan Armatrading?! Rock on!

Oh yeah, she's married to dude.

Happy birthday dude! Rock on!

Sarah Palin says more power to the Donald

Stupid A and Stupid B are in agreement! Hooray. Quasi-unrelated, here's a favorite post I wrote back in December 2009 (here):

Sarah Palin will produce Trig's birth certificate!!!
(h/t Salon)

Or so I'd like to distort based on this exchange with Rusty Humphries (I honestly have no idea who the fuck he or she is, and I'm not up for the research):

HUMPHRIES: Would you make the birth certificate an issue if you ran?

PALIN: Um, I think the public, rightfully, is still making it an issue. I don't have a problem with that. I don't know if I would have to bother to make it an issue, because I think enough members of the electorate still want answers.

She MUST be talking about Trig's birth certificate, since rumors persist (you're welcome) that Palin, in addition to being a demagogue and a quitter, is also a lying-ass bitch who pretends that her first bastard grandkid is actually a magic gift from God--it's what Jesus would have done. Jesus believed in lying, if it helps you politically. Ask anyone in Washington. Hell, ask everyone in Washington. Except the Jews, they don't really care what Jesus believed.

Some of you might actually research that quote, and realize that it's really about Barack HUSSEIN Obama's birth certificate, which is interesting. Since he's actually produced his.

And since no one who alleges that anyone can get a Hawaii birth certificate, even if they're born out of the country can produce an example of that.

Or that anyone born IN Hawaii gets a different format birth certificate can produce an example of that.

Or explain the birth announcements in the 2 Hawaii newspapers.

Given those things, clearly there couldn't still be questions. Even a mildly retarded bastard grandchild being faked as ones own kid for political reasons knows that Obama was born in Hawaii.

Fuck, even Orly Taitz (DDS/Esq/realtor, now spit and look at these closets your honor) is focused on the fact that Barry's dad wasn't an American citizen when he was born to an American mother IN an American state. It's his "dual-citizenship" that invalidates him, she says (although, interestingly, America only recognized single citizenship status at the time: if you were an American, you were an American period... PERIOD--also Barry never sought any kind of British citizen rights, like healthcare). The political philosophy on which she bases this argument has never been vetted in US courts, and was written after the Constitution... but good luck with that. Write letters from prison if you don't pay that overdue fine!

Back to Palin, there was this follow-up quote:

PALIN: Hey, you know, that's a great point. That weird conspiracy theory freaky thing that people talk about, that Trig isn't my real son, a lot of people say, "Well, you need to produce his birth certificate, you need to prove that he's your kid," which we have done, but yeah, so maybe we should reverse that and use the same type of thinking on the other one.

Bullshit!!! I call bullshit! Right there! Flag on play.

Google "Trig Palin birth certificate" and you'll see quotes about the rumors that TRIG PALIN IS ACTUALLY SARAH PALIN'S FIRST BASTARD GRANDCHILD THAT SHE'S PRETENDING IS HER KID FOR POLITICAL REASONS and no actual proof (as she implies) that he was born to her. And not to her slutty slut of an older daughter Bristol. I'm not implying that her younger daughter is a slut, because fuck if that mis-interpretation of comments by Letterman didn't set off a firestorm. But come see me in a few years and we'll see how many more bastard kids that family has.

Also Track was a teenage druggie and the military was his way of avoiding jail time. But I'm not saying he ever let a dude suck his dick for drugs. I am NOT saying that. Good morning everyone.

In fact, if you do a Google image search for "Barack Obama birth certificate" you will see images of the official Hawaii birth thingy (they call it something else [FOR EVERYONE] which has caused fits). If you do a Google image search for "Trig Palin birth certificate" you will see images of Barack HUSSEIN Obama's birth certificate thingy also. It's fucked.

And Sarah Palin's a liar.

And a quitter.

But she says questions are legitimate and if she's lying about having produced it, there won't be any problem with letting us know when and where so we can confirm that. Hooray, Christmas is coming! I can smell the bastard grandchildren faked as ones own in the air!

Song of the Day: "Darling Buds of May"

This song from the band Brother was featured all week on KNRK, so apologies to folks in Portland who are over it. There's a certain mid-90s Blur quality that makes this a perfect Spring track. Now if Spring would only fucking get to Portland.

Song: "Darling Buds of May"
Artist: Brother