February 2006 Archive

undertow orchestra

28 February 2006, 7:36 pm
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The Undertow Orchestra comprises David Bazan, Vic Chesnutt, Mark Eitzel, and Will Johnson (augmented on tour by Centro-matic’s Scott Danbom).
I’ve devoted quite a few column inches to most of these folks (in various configurations) over the years, and I wasn’t surprised when my editor at Avoid Peril passed on a review of the show. […]

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too much monkey business

25 February 2006, 10:24 am
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Why isn’t the mainstream media paying more attention to this story?
Black Box Voting alleges tampering of voting machines; “approximatley 100,000 errors”
Obviously, this is a group with an agenda. They claim they’re sure they’re looking at live data rather than test data, but it seems possible to me that they are misinterpreting the data.
But I […]

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2006 contenders

15 February 2006, 9:06 pm
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summervillain’s extremely biased running list of contenders for best music released in 2006

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the first four years

15 February 2006, 8:42 pm
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A dear friend of mine used to claim that everyone had someone in his or her past for whom he or she would abandon everything — partner, job, home — if that person would only show up with a pair of airline tickets and an ultimatum. (The party game variation was to try to […]

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Cheney should resign. Period.

15 February 2006, 7:52 pm
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The parodists are having a field day, but this isn’t a situation that calls for parody. It’s a situation that calls for action, and the action it calls for is Vice President Cheney’s immediate resignation.
The Vice President shot someone, and behaved afterwards in a way that’s completely consistent with an attempted cover up.
Whether […]

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me no hard core no mo’

13 February 2006, 8:27 pm
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This guy is hardcore:

(Sorry for the shaky picture, but that black blur there is a cyclist riding down the street during the blizzard.)
Compared to him, I’m like . . . Charmin-core.
More snowstorm pics soon. It’s a busy evening at summervillain central . . . we only have time for this brief excerpt.
Giant snow waffle and more at flickr.

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spidey sense

13 February 2006, 7:39 am
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One evening recently I was waiting at a bus stop, and a man arrived who made my spidey sense go haywire.
My spidey sense doesn’t go off nearly as often since I moved to the Boston area. I was sure something was making it misfire, and was trying to figure out what cue my subconcious was […]

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found sculpture 11

11 February 2006, 5:11 pm
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untitled — anonymous
media: sidewalk, dried leaves, fence, concrete post, lollipop
(Larger version at flickr)

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