Tuesday, April 18, 2006

President Bush: I'm The Decider," psst Flip Flop Alert!

George W. Bush "Hears the voices," that's not news. What might surprise you though is that he also "READS THE FRONT PAGE"!!!!!! He's talking of course about keeping Donald "Rummy" Rumsfeld as the secratary of defense, but there's a reason that I emboldened that "reads the front page" business. George Bush once said he doesn't read the paper. Well what's changed? How come he's reading the paper? Has he decided that his intelligence and his fact finding is so shitty that he has to turn to that scourge of the elected, the press? Or is he just skimming before checking out what Hagar's up to? (Do they still print Hagar in newspapers?)

Either way he's "The Decider" and you're not.

Belle & Sebastian Free 4th of July!!!!!!

Their are alo of great free shows happening this summer Brooklyn Vegan has the full list of River to River shows this year! But the very best one is surely an absolutely free show from Belle & Sebastian in Battery Park on the 4th of July!!!

I plan to celebrate my freedom with the Scots this year you should too. But I get a better spot cuz I told you about it.

Matador must be paying someone off. Last year the acts playng this show were Malkmus, Yo La Tengo, and Laura Cantrell.

Special Ed Peeps

I got this very non PC pic in my Comments section from Jessica Murray.

Check out Jess on the drums!!!!!!!!

Dead Rabbit Is Approaching?

Dead Rabbit (Staten Islands finest indie rock band) posted this criptic bulletin today on the My Space.

May 8th, 2006.............Myspace.com/Deadrabbitmusic

Recently they took their songs down from their My Space page and said newer better recordings were coming. (They've been recording periodically on weekends in Phillie.)This is exciting news. You should begin telling your friends. These guys deserve a cavalcade of hype. Make them your pals on the Space. Best music to come from Staten Island since Wu Tang. Word.

Aziz Shows Up at Fabrice Fabrice's Crash Test Extravaganza, New Mtv Details

Aziz Ansari showed up at the show formerly known as Crash test last night joining host Fabrice Fabrice(Nick Kroll), Andy Blitz, Kristen Stahl, and um another guy. (Sorry other guy.) It was a great show. Fabrice spent his opening discussing Aziz's absence. After a lovely set from "um another guy" Fabrice introduced a familiar name... Anease(sic) Ansari (Aziz's little brother aka: IronManGLC). He did a set based on Jay Leno's book How To Be The Funniest Kid In The Whole World (Or At Least In Your Class). The kid's got talent.

So when Aziz finally came out proper (as in not as Anease. Oh, did I mention that Anease(sic) was played by Aziz? I suppose I didn't, these things get very wordy sometimes.) he had fun with the audience riffing on one member's broken arm. Eventually the Mtv show came up. He explained plainly that they (they being Human Giant) would do several of their short films (can we call them sketches or is that dismissive?) and make half hour episodes based on them. Of course you and I would already know this if we looked closer at Aziz's own site.

So there's that slice of news in a round about way. The show ended with the always adventurous Andy Blitz. I really want to check out Fabrice's own show at Riffifi in the near future it's on Thursdays and it's called Oh, Hello!

Today's "Best Song Ever"

Liz Phair "Gunshy"

Exile In Guyville might be one of my top 10 most listened to albums ever. I came for the cred, I listened for the sex and I keep coming back for the best use of reverb since Phil Specter. Serioudsly the guitars on gun shy sound like the where recorded by the Snorks.

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