Archive for June, 2006
David Lee Roth: “Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody”
Most of our readers undoubtedly already read Pitchfork, so maybe this post is unneccessary, but their 100 Awesome Music Videos feature rules. Check it out here.
Metalux & John Wiese – “Exoteric”
Femme-tronic duo Metalux and prolific noisemeister John Wiese have a new collaborative full-length of murky malaise out now on – yep, Load Records. Recorded in Wiese’s California apartment, “Exoteric” oozes unnerving electronic noise environments that feature disembodied voices and damaged rhythmic upchuck over crunchy PowerBook cacophony.
The sounds the threesome summons are not overly harsh or extreme but are tailored to titillate. Wiese’s digital abstractions are in a constant state of flux so no sound ever grows stale. Metalux’s vocal performance is occasionally provided via analog tape, which gets manipulated and spliced to frightful effect.
Metalux & John Wiese create tasty sound soup that goes down easy but may induce nightmares if taken too close to bedtime.
The Lovekill – “These Moments are Momentum”
Helloooo Cleveland! The Lovekill are a new power chord foursome from Rock and Roll town USA with amps that go to eleven. Their debut full-length reveals a group keen on mixing Midwest blues rock and East Coast emo-thrash — a smart, if just a touch tired, combination likely to make them a hot item on their leg of the Warped Tour this summer.
The band wastes no time getting to the meat of their melodies and the whole affair seems to gain steam as it goes. Chris Rager’s gruff vocals compliment the group’s wall of riffage and the rhythm section keeps everything tight, tight, tight. Don’t be shocked if the songs on “These Moments are Momentum” sound a tad familiar, but don’t be surprised if you end up singing along to them in the end.
– John Rickman
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Republican Congressman Lynn Westmoreland was on The Colbert Report last night and in a priceless moment flaundered when Colbert asked him to list the Ten Commandments. He could only come up with three:
Watch the video, via Crooks and Liars, here
here’s the Transcript:
Colbert: You have not introduced a single piece of legislation since you entered Congress.
Westmoreland: That’s correct.
Colbert: This has been called a do nothing Congress. Is it safe to say you’re the do nothingest?
Westmoreland: I, I, ..Well there’s one other do nothiner. I don’t know who that is, but they’re a Democrat.
Colbert: What can we get rid of to balance the budget?
Westmoreland: The Dept. of Education.
Colbert: What are the Ten Commandments?
Westmoreland: You mean all of them?–Um… Don’t murder. Don’t lie. Don’t steal Um… I can’t name them all.
Since first joining the presidential campaign as chief speechwriter in 1999, Gerson has evolved into one of the most central figures in Bush’s inner circle, often considered among the three or four aides closest to the president. Beyond shaping the language of the Bush presidency, Gerson helped set its broader direction.
He was a formulator of the Bush doctrine making the spread of democracy the fundamental goal of U.S. foreign policy, a policy hailed as revolutionary by some and criticized as unrealistic by others. He led a personal crusade to make unprecedented multibillion-dollar investments in fighting AIDS, malaria and poverty around the globe. He became one of the few voices pressing for a more aggressive policy to stop genocide in Darfur, even as critics complained of U.S. inaction.
“He might have had more influence than any White House staffer who wasn’t chief of staff or national security adviser” in modern times, said William Kristol
click to see video [via ThinkProgress]
THE PRESIDENT: Yes, Peter. Are you going to ask that question with shades on?
Q I can take them off.
THE PRESIDENT: I’m interested in the shade look, seriously.
Q All right, I’ll keep it, then.
THE PRESIDENT: For the viewers, there’s no sun. (Laughter.)
Q I guess it depends on your perspective. (Laughter.)