Saturday, October 24, 2009


A duo that has become popular for their "Videosongs." This one is a little more straightforward.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The liberty of surrender

Part of a blog post by the writer Caleb Crain.

Marriage is Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell standing side by side in the closing scene of His Girl Friday, nattering on with the same jollity when handcuffed to each other as when not handcuffed. Marriage is indifference to handcuffs. There are always opportunities to escape. The strange discovery that makes marriage possible is that one has the liberty not to—the liberty to make the same choice, day after day—and that one happens to want to make a consistent choice. It is a paradox, at least. Will one happen to want to make the same choice forever? Maybe not. Separation and divorce are always possible, in our world, and maybe they give marriage its poignancy. The possibility of separation proves that no two people stay chained to each other unless they want to. It even seems to be the case that people who want to stay chained to each other sometimes can't manage to. It is at any rate an error to think that marriage is a surrender of liberty. It is an exercise of it.


Deeper funk.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Wiseguys

There's a sound effect in this track that reminds me of a carnival ride, a crude swaying back and forth.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Billy Bragg / Lisa Miller

Wonderful cover of "Reason to Believe."

Friday, October 9, 2009

I love Nancy Pelosi

In acid language and flinty body language, she seems constantly to express my own feelings about Congressional Republicans: fuck 'em.

Exhibit 1. A clip on the Daily Show last night shows her raising dismissive eyebrows when Harry Reid assures the press that the Republican leadership will support the President on Afghanistan. Such expressive eyebrows.

Exhibit 2. Taking on General "I eat the hearts of squirrels" McChrystal on the war. How dare she, the Republicans bayed. Her response, in a word: hey, motherfuckers, bring it on.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

From my new favorite blog, mimi smartypants:


I worked from home one day this week and got to witness a girl-child throwing a major fit in Target. It was EPIC. And the mom was CHILLLLLL. Seriously, I didn’t even need to feel sympathy because she was just totally going about her Target business, with her other kid (a toddler) in the cart’s basket, while the shrieking kid shrieked so loud you could hear her all over the store, and then (later) in the parking garage, and I could even hear her as they drove out behind me, with my car windows rolled up and my music on. Awesome Target Mom, you are a Zen master, or you have the good meds, or maybe this happens a lot and you are just used to it. Regardless, I salute you.

Yes, indeed. We've had many of these moments with LB. The worst part is that everyone has to look, but we've certainly been given the opportunity to work at our chill skillz.

Flaming Lips - Worm Mountain

From their new album, "Embryonic," my favorite Oklahomans. The video is some kind of homemade Tesla Coil [shrug].

Friday, October 2, 2009