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Fab ‘Fro on Yuck’s Drummer

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Overheard at SxSW Night 1

“How was Duran Duran?” “They were hungry…like the wolf.”

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SXSW 2009: Hits and Misses

What I liked so much I purchased it there or immediately upon returning: Blind Pilot The Bird and the Bee (see Standouts) Justin Townes Earle (see Triumphs) K’naan Yelle What I liked: Scotland Yard Gospel Choir Thao With the Get … Continue reading

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SXSW 2009: Trials and Triumphs

Note: wherever possible I have linked to the artists’ SXSW pages, which contain free MP3s. Is there any place other than SXSW where you see both hipsters and frat boys pumping fists to the Hold Steady on one night and … Continue reading

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SXSW 2009: Standouts and Stumpers

Note: wherever possible I’ve linked to the artists’ SXSW pages, including free MP3s. When you see at least 10 bands a day, the music begins to meld together into one big blob of beats and wails.  So the quality of … Continue reading

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Obama’s answer to Rudy/Palin mocking of Constitution

From the Washington Post: It was in St. Paul last week that Palin drew raucous cheers when she delivered this put-down of Obama: “Al-Qaeda terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America and he’s worried that someone won’t read … Continue reading

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New Favorite Site

I’m way late to the game on this, but Fail Blog is my New Favorite Site: Readers send in pictures of epic failures, when good intentions get undermined by neglect, stupidity or oversights — brought to you by the LOLCats … Continue reading

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DNC Cable News Coverage

If the Democrats lose this election, I’m pointing a finger at cable news networks. In the last 2 minutes of coverage on CNN, from the 70,000 people in the stadium, they panned to Rosario Dawson, Wilmer Valderrama, Matthew Modine, and … Continue reading

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Obama/McCain Tax Cuts/Hikes

I try not to be too political in this space, but I’m glad to see a fair amount of balanced (or at least investigative rather than speculative) pieces being written about the issues dominating the upcoming presidential elections. This past … Continue reading

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All the Oil We Need?

The New York Times has a very interesting, and refreshingly unbiased (IMO), opinion piece today about how vulnerable the US really is to geopolitical causes of oil supply shocks. A key point: Some policy makers and analysts worry that these … Continue reading

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