Oh cripes. Old white conservative congressmen now have a new book jacket to pin up in their offices and fantasize about. Amy Poehler does a better job of being you than you.
In How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must), Annie gives us these gems:
- The essence of being a liberal: “The absolute conviction that there is one set of rules for you, and another, completely different set of rules for everyone else.”
- Her 9/11 comments: “I am often asked if I still think we should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity. The answer is: Now more than ever!”
- Her philosophy for arguing with liberals: “Tough love, except I don’t love them. My ‘tough love’ approach is much like the Democrats’ ‘middle-class tax cuts’—everything but the last word.”
- The “Treason Lobby”: “Want to make liberals angry? Defend the United States.
Tee hee. Comparing the midwest to the mideast. Sorry Brenda, Mario, Justin, et. al. My favorite: comparing the fashions:
Ted Leo has posted his thoughts about the debates.
After everyone stops tripping themselves over the Postal Service and the Shins, maybe they will realize there are other kick-ass bands on Sub Pop. Like the Thermals (check out How We Know) and th Helio Sequence (download Everyone Knows Everyone).
I know I am about a thousand years late on this, but I finally got my hands on the Streets’ Original Pirate Material. I don’t normally like hip-hop/rap, but it is quite delightful. Also loving the pronunciation of “garage” and “mobile”.
What the hell is with Myspace? Is it really just a site for Eurotrash and I haven;t figured it out? I get several messages from men a day, of course, all that makes me swoon. Example:
“girl show me the extra baggage cause i sure dont see it hope we can be friends and stay cool and keep smiling bye bye from ohio howell”
So stoked about DIG!, the documentary about the rivalry of the Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Shocker, it’s not playing in CT at the moment. The synopsis, from the official press kit:
DIG! is the feature-length documentary shot over seven years about musicians Anton Newcombe, leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Courtney Taylor, head of The Dandy Warhols – star-crossed friends and bitter rivals. From the moment they met, The Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre quickly bonded over a desire to not conform to the tastes of the recording industry. Yet the bands’ choices over how to express their creativity and originality in a profit-driven industry eventually put them at irreconcilable odds.
Culled from 1,500 hours of footage and narrated by Courtney Taylor, DIG! follows the underground giant Anton Newcombe, unearthing him to be an important yet largely unnoticed artist of our time.
In 1996, Anton Newcombe and his band, Brian Jonestown Massacre – who in a decade independently released 11 albums, three recorded in one year – are hell-bent on staging a revolution in the music industry. They are convinced their friends, The Dandy Warhols, will join them to create a united front. But Anton’s creative psychosis takes him to the most remote areas of the human mind to find his original art, and as a result, he destroys every opportunity for financial success.
While tracking the destructive path of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, DIG! also accompanies the more ‘well-adjusted’ Warhols, lead by Courtney Taylor, as they navigate the corporate sea, trying to maintain their creative edge while starring in mega-budget music videos and entertaining crowds in the tens of thousands.
DIG! is about both musicians’ love and obsession, gigs and recordings, arrests and death threats, uppers and downers – their choices between art and industry, which unfold with the passage of time.
Some nonessential reading for a Saturday morning:
-Republicans try to convince West Virgians that liberals are trying to ban the bible and there will be an outbreak of same sex marriage. Oh jeez, who let our secret out?
–Interview with Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley. Did they need to drudge up the past, like when she stuck her tongue down Ben Seaver’s throat?
-The decline of teen rags.
-One arrested RNC protester managed to hold on to his cameraphone.
-A mainstream review of a Scissor Sisters show.
-the Religious Right warns us of the evil of Mean Girls. I love looking through that database, especially at movies such as Boogie Nights and seeing them get their panties in a bunch.