Linkatharsis: Too drunk, too drunk to post
I was going to do a long 9/11 post yesterday but I'm thinking, what's the fucking point?
The ongoing Katrina disaster has dwarfed 9/11 on so many levels. While the terrorist attacks of four years ago was shocking, in retrospect, it was an event 50 years in the making and we should not have been surprised at all.
And I'm not sure if there's anything I can say that I haven't already said. the fear, the helplessness that I felt walking from Midtown to Astoria, the anger and sadness I feel as I see this tragedy co-opted for political and commercial gains - none of that has changed over the past 4 years.
I remembered 9/11 the same way I've done for the last 3 times, privately, as far away from the television as possible, wondering if anyone, including myself, understands the real lessons from that day.
The Modern Age has pics. And brooklynvegan has tons more.
Loved, loved the music, but man, people who talk at concerts need to be punched in the nuts (or the vagina). This was especially annoying at the beginning of Jorge's set, when he played two songs with his acoustic guitar before he brought his band out.
Another track getting heavy ro' on my iTunes is Nouvelle Vague's "This Is Not A Love Song". And finally, if you like NV, you'll probably like La Laque, who live in NY but sing in French.
In a shot across Rolling Stone's bow, Blender magazine, which is owned by Dennis Publishing and has a circulation of 630,000, is coming out with its own list, 'The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born,' comprising only songs published after 1980. Their No. 1 song is Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean,' followed by 'B.O.B' by OutKast and 'Sweet Child o' Mine' by Guns N' Roses.Craig Marks is a white guy in his 30s.
"In the great tradition of rap records, it's an answer to the list Rolling Stone did in every way," said Craig Marks, editor in chief of Blender, who said that the Rolling Stone list was "a baby boomer notion of how our cultural history should be written,' adding 'the best music hasn't just been made by dead guys and by white guys in ponytails."
AWOL driver, bathroom stench, 2 hours behind sked and an unidentified object under bus? Yep, that's Today's Bus.
Seu Jorge - Five Years
Seu Jorge - Tive Razão (I Was Right)
Kany West - Hey Mama (Demo)
Nouvelle Vague - This Is Not A Love Song (Live)
La Laque - Secret