Thursday, August 02, 2007

MySpace A Place For Advocacy

MySpace advocacy is on fire today. My friend's list is full of people with causes today, check them out:

First Lenny posted a bulletin asking his MySpace buddys to sign a petition in protest of new rules restricting photography and film making on the streets of NYC. Sign the petition!

Then Eric decided it was important that we all knew how much money we were wasting(not to mention the damage we're doing to the environment by drinking bottled water. Read up on this very important issue.

On top of all that Dwight is running in a marathon on Sunday to help support providing clean water and sanitation education to people in the developing world. Donate!

I'd like (since everyone is feeling so active) to announce my intention to lobby Robitussin to creat a Mesquite BBQ flavor of their classic cough syrup.
Please join my letter writing campaign:
Product Quality
Wyeth Consumer Healthcare
P.O. Box 26609
Richmond, VA 23261-6609

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Awesome Cover Art/An Album I'm Looking Forward To Scout Niblett's This Fool Can Die Now

Cat Power lost her angst. She also lost her quirky sense of self. Don't get me wrong The Greatest is an excellent album and an artistic triumph, but without consulting her fans Chan Marshal has had some fundemental changes. So where does your average indie kid go for bruting quirky heart breaking indie music sung by an effective female singer?

Scout Niblett! That's where! (Or who.) She's quirky, Will Oldham shows up on her forthcoming album plus she has lazer eyes on the cover! Oh and that album title also awesome: This Fool Can Die Now.

Not only is she incredibly good and indorsed by venerable indie label Asthmatic Kitty she's also been covered by label mate Jens Lekman. Her last album I Am was perfectly stark and charmingly slap dash, this new one should be substantially more fully formed as Steve Albini is manning the decks.

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The Greatest Millitary Movie of All Time

I'm slipping in my old age. Apparently last night on Pier 54* they held a public screening of the greatest military movie ever. That's right they played Stripes. I suppose I can't be too mad I missed out. A few weeks ago Stripes appeared on one of my HD channels and I watched it about 8 times in a week and half.

For those who don't know Stripes was a Bill Murray vehicle and might be the funniest performance of his career. Not to be confused with his best performances (Lost in Translation, Rushmore) or his funniest movie (Caddyshack). Stripes is Bill Murray playing "Bill Murray" to the nines. It also features excellent turns from John Candy and Harold Ramis. If you've never seen this gem well then I feel bad that you missed this screening. Get the DVD ASAP!

*Where I discovered the White Stripes many moons ago.

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