Friday, September 30, 2005
Sent: 30 September 2005 13:11
To: Colin Nagy
Subject: RE: integra?
don't make fun of my hobbies, i don't make fun of you for being an a-hole.
From: Colin Nagy
Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 1:10 PM
Subject: RE: integra?
HAVE YOU EVER DANCED WITH THE DEVIL IN THE PALE MOONLIGHT?
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
A1: Let's Smash Up Our Love
A2: Just Numbers
B1: Dumb us Down
B2: Don't Fret (Featuring Spandex on indecision)
Check the free mp3- Work With What You've Got.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Monday, September 26, 2005
Sunday, September 25, 2005
The point to be taken from all of this is: We were misled into war. There are no WMDs to be found. No strategic planning for the occupation. Good, great, grand. This has been long established, and will no doubt be examined by historians for years to come. The question we must now concern ourselves with his: What now? Will a pullout meet a descent into protracted civil war and greater instability then pre fall of Saddam? Will this conflict be a hot potato tossed onto the lap of the next administration? All questions that need to be answered sometime very soon.
Saturday, September 24, 2005
Thursday, September 22, 2005
My lovely roommates Greg and Geordon + my Grammercy Park strolling partner, Leigh (aka the Misshapes) commence a new show on East Village Radio this week. Tune into it tonight from 10-12. They'll play some new bands you need to hear, including new cuts from Goldfrapp, the Strokes and the Barcelona Pavillion.
Also, my friend Veronica's show is worth a listen. Lots of interesting coldwave/ post punk cuts. I tuned in last night as was quite impressed. Check the archived show mp3 here.
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Sunday, September 18, 2005
Tom Vek's second US show at the Tribeca Grand last night was quite a success. The sound was fantastic, the band was incredibly tight, and the audience was feeling it. I was a bit concerned initially that the transition from a record he made completely by himself to live would be a problem, but it looks like any kinks have been ironed out. Highlights from the gig: "I ain't sayin my goodbyes", as well as "nothing but green lights." Also, it was really nice to see so many friends at the show. Such a nice time. After Vek, Josh and Dave dropped some tracks (Mandarine Girl by Booka shade and I Feel Space- both hyped by this blogga), and then Mylo went on. Having missed Miami, I hadn't seen him perform, but was pleasantly surprised. A really anthemic, synthy bleepy sound that had everyones hands in the air. Fantastic stuff.
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Tribeca Grand was off the hook last night. Hot Chip live= stellar (esp the fleetwood mac cover!)
Cut Copy are fantastic DJs, as well. Be sure to stop in tonight for Tom Vek at midnight, followed by a DJ set from Mylo from 2-4. Going to be binocs.
Monday, September 12, 2005
A nice and heady down/midtempo house mix from one of my fav producers. Check the cut "Chicago" from about 27 minutes or so in. One of my fav. tunes from 2003. Still super relevant and forward thinking as ever.
His sound is best described as the space between Moodymann and Plastikman. Jazzy but really tripped out. Amazingly good. Check his 12' "leave my head alone brain." I think tt lab has it.
Saturday, September 10, 2005
put people at risk as a result of not heeding those warnings. There
may be a need to look at tougher penalties on those who decide to
ride it out and understand that there are consequences to not
leaving.” –Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), Sept. 6, 2005
How about a look at donating every ounce of time and money you have to Santorum's democratic opponent in the midterms? This guy has absolutely got to go.
Carsten Jost- You Don't Need a Weatherman (Superpitcher Mix)
Arthur Russell- Let's Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons Mix)
King Tubby- A Rougher Version
Thursday, September 08, 2005
01 - Plantlife - Love 4 the World (Why They Gotta Hate?) - Plantlife/ Gut Records ** - Nina Sky - Turnin' Me On - Universal Records
02 - Killer Mike feat. Big Boi - My Chrome - SonyBMG
03 - Cybotron - Clear - Tresor
04 - Yazoo - Don't Go - Mute Records
05 - Debbie Deb - When I Hear Music - Pandisc Music Corp.
06 - Freestyle - Don't Stop The Rock - Pandisc Music Corp.
07 - Hashim - Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) - Cutting Records
08 - Model 500 - Nightdrive (Thru Babylon) - Tresor
09 - Aphex Twin - Windowlicker - Warp Records
10 - Cajmere - Percolator - Cajual Records
11 - Solid Groove - This Is Sick - Front Room Recordings
12 - Two Culture Clash feat. Ms Thing - Love Guide - Wall Of Sound
13 - Ludacris feat. Shawnna - What's Your Fantasy - Island Def Jam
14 - Diplo feat. Pantera Os Danadinhos - Percão - Big Dada Recordings
15 - Gaiola Das Popozudas - Vem Cristiano - Link Records
16 - MC Biro Leyby - Cria Asa Periquita - Link Records
17 - Gaiola Das Popozudas - Ô Darcy - Link Records
18 - Diplo - Way More (remix) - Big Dada Recordings ** - M.I.A. - Bucky Done Gun - XL Recordings
19 - Jammer - Destruction VIP - Jah Mek Da World
20 - The Cure - Love Song - Fiction Records
21 - Outcast - B.O.B. - LaFace Records/ SonyBMG
22 - Le Tigre - Deceptacon - Wiija Records
23 - DJ Nasty - Hurricane - MCEC
24 - DJ Deeon - Freaks - Juke Traxx
25 - Turbulence - Notorious - THC Muzik
26 - Cat Power - Free - Matador Records
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
One of my fav djs, Ewan Pearson, has a new mix coming out on Soma.
It drops on October 4, and serves as a nice change from a lot of the mix cds I've been hearing lately that seem to be the same tracks rehashed over and over again. Rob Da Bank, I'm looking at you...
Here's the tracklisting:
1. Clashing Egos - Aminjig Nebere (I Trusted You) (Joakim's Afrobot Mix) [Life Enhancing Audio]
2. Lontano - Lovebass [Factor City]
3. Feist - Inside and Out (Pearson and Usher Elektronische Dub) [Polydor]
4. Husky Rescue - Summertime Cowboy (Serge Santiago Remix) [Catskills]
5. Dirt Crew - Largo (Dominik Eulberg Remix) [Dirt Crew Recordings]
6. Villalobos - Easy Lee (Random Factor Remix) [Playhouse]7. Different Gear - Pop Idle (Instrumental Mix) [Lazy Eye]
8. Brazilian Girls - Don't Stop (Riton Re-rub) [Verve]
9. Karu - Maraud Your Ears (Tim Paris' We Almost Lost Detroit Mix) [Silver Network]
10. Spirit Catcher - Key Generator [Moodmusic]
11. Danton - Odd Bassliner [Virgo]
12. Dirk Technic - I Love You [10 Kilo]
13. Soldout - I Don't Want To Have Sex With You (Mugwump Zexual SealingReversion) [Dirtydancing Recording]
14. Alex Visconti - I Wanna Be Your Darkness [Elettrica]
15. Da Fresh - Broken Dream [Hypnotic Music]
Monday, September 05, 2005
Read the Times Picayune's open letter urging this action. An excerpt:
It was clear to us by late morning Monday that many people inside the Superdome would not be returning home. It should have been clear to our government, Mr. President. So why weren’t they evacuated out of the city immediately? We learned seven years ago, when Hurricane Georges threatened, that the Dome isn’t suitable as a long-term shelter. So what did state and national officials think would happen to tens of thousands of people trapped inside with no air conditioning, overflowing toilets and dwindling amounts of food, water and other essentials?
State Rep. Karen Carter was right Friday when she said the city didn’t have but two urgent needs: "Buses! And gas!" Every official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency should be fired, Director Michael Brown especially.
In a nationally televised interview Thursday night, he said his agency hadn’t known until that day that thousands of storm victims were stranded at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. He gave another nationally televised interview the next morning and said, "We’ve provided food to the people at the Convention Center so that they’ve gotten at least one, if not two meals, every single day."
Lies don’t get more bald-faced than that, Mr. President.
Yet, when you met with Mr. Brown Friday morning, you told him, "You’re doing a heck of a job."
I'm no Michael Moore fan, but he's hosted an excerpt from Meet the Press on Sunday that you owe it to yourself to watch. Equally heartbreaking and infuriating.
Josh Marshall over at Talking Points Memo rightly highlights WaPo and NY Times stories that both bring up an interesting fact regarding the ridiculously delayed White House response. Hint: Where was Nicole Devinish? Who was with her?
David Carr with an insightful piece in the New York Times on how the media has largely found its footing with recent coverage. I especially liked Anderson Cooper's outrage last week when talking to Mary Landrieu:
In a story where the line between perpetrator and victim is sliced razor thin, tempers are bound to fray. Anderson Cooper, CNN's bright young thing who had made fun of hurricane reporting in the past, found himself in the thick of it on Thursday and lashed back in what was supposed to be an interview with Senator Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana.
"I've been seeing dead bodies in the streets here in Mississippi," he said. "And to listen to politicians thanking each other and complimenting each other, you know, I got to tell you, there are a lot of people here who are very upset, and very angry, and very frustrated."
For some context, Landrieu spent a good portion of the first part of the interview doing the typical verbal gladhanding that a politician would do at the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new civic center-- certainly not in the middle of a war zone.
Sunday, September 04, 2005
Saturday, September 03, 2005
"Chertoff, fielding questions from reporters, said government officials did not expect both a powerful hurricane and a breach of levees that would flood the city of New Orleans."
This Times-Picayune piece from 2002 (mentioned in the CNN article) is well worth a read. There have been some rightful alarmists around for some time, but as Bush and other administration officials would have you believe, this was some sort of freakish occurance out of left field.