Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Spinning His Wheel
Barack had his Sister Souljah moment this weekend. It's not pretty, but while he's busy tossing his pastor to the dogs and politically self-immolating, at least one man is keeping a clear head:
Fun with Fruit and Vegatables
When I first heard this on the radio, for a few seconds I fretted that Missing Persons might have gotten back together. Ah, but I needn't have worried. Since practically every song from Santogold is from a difhttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifferent genre, there's no danger she'll ever sound as monochromatic as Dale Bozzio. She seems to have picked up a little accent on her way from Philadelphia to Bed-Stuy, but that's OK; worked for Sting. At least she doesn't sing with a Philly accent, and we can all be thankful for that.
May 7 addendum: interesting review of her new album today on Pitchfork.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Yidish far Onhoybers un Republicans
A tip of the Sardonic Homburg to LB for this instructive shtikl.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
And You Thought Maus Was Fiction
Thursday, April 10, 2008
The Mortal Enemies of Lordi
They are Turbonegro, the Village People of Norwegian glam deathpunk. It goes downhill from there, I think. These guys got on my radar when they canceled their gig at Coachella. They score some points with a clever site gate, then double those points with improbable entries in their band bio: "due to a damaged foot, personal priorities and a focus on other projects, we have been forced to ask drummer Chris Summers to resign from Turbonegro." Maybe he'll replaced by Techno Viking?