Wednesday, February 22, 2006

me or someone like me

This is clearly the kind of work I'd be doing if I were in college:
Global Conflict, here we coooooooooome.
Well done Carl. Very fine work, though some of your analogies seem a bit stretched, and I would've like to have seen more detail on France's shifting relationship to Russia in terms of the last few weeks in the life of Julie Cooper. A-.

Watch the video and prove it: she did actually say "Fuck Yeah." Sasha you're awesome.

Human Rights First put up their report Command's Responsibility: Detainee Deaths in U.S. Custody in Iraq and Afghanistan. Special thanks to Mike, who had a big hand in putting it together.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Fuck Yeah!

Sasha - terrific skate. now get some rest and get ready for the long program.

And yeah, we saw you say that on (inter)national television.

Monday, February 13, 2006

cousin makes good

further thoughts on Nelly Furtado's new song "Promiscuous Girl" [see previous post]:

Amazing. This song's not a straight-up club banga - well, actually it is, but it has actual content as well, which makes it already yards better than "In Da Club" (plus, it's catchier). Actually, Fuck That, it just the best song I've heard all year (with apologies to everything by Bonde Do Role)

Nelly's been incorporating great musical influences - she's a big Bloc Party fan, went to see Death From Above 1979 last spring and loved it; is into Feist and M.I.A., etc. This can only mean good things for the new record ("Loose").

Timbaland also produced the remix of her 1st single, "Maneater". The only thing better than Timbaland and Nelly Furtado working together might be the imagined track in my head, in which they team up to cover Hall and Oates. Pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease.
The remix will feature Lil Wayne.
The "Maneater" single gets released 1st week of March.

Timbaland produced more than half of the album, but she worked with a bunch of of other producers - including Scott Storch and Pharrell. The actual album will only have 14 of those tracks.
One of those other tracks is "All Good Things Come to an End", is a collaboration with Coldplay's Chris Martin. Shakira's producer Lester Mendez produced the Spanish-language reggaeton-style "No Hay Igual."

To clarify: (unconfirmed) distant cousins. we've never met.

Update: YSIs now up for Promiscuous Girl and Maneater. Enjoy.

Andrea brings the jams.

Go download all of these track immediately. sure, a few are old news, but they are all so fucking good they made me turn off that Rihanna-samples-Tainted-Love song and dance in my kitchen with some rap video extras. GO NOW.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Vessel States

listen to a track from the new Wilderness album - the album's called "Vessel States" and the track is called "Emergency." I like it a lot. This track maybe points in a more satisfying direction than the last album (though I really liked the darkness of "Arkless").

"Vessel States" comes out on April 11th, 2006. The band will be in March in Europe and touring North America in April and May (with label-mates Parts and Labor).

Prior to that, though, they'll be playing Cake Shop on next friday and saturday (2/17, 2/18).

Track-listing for "Vessel States" CD (Jagjaguwar, JAG093)

1. The Blood Is On The Wall
2. Beautiful Alarms
3. Emergency
4. Last
5. Fever Pitch
6. Death Verses
7. Towered
8. Gravity Bent Light
9. Monumental

The first (self-titled) Wilderness record will be available on Double-LP In March. For MP3s you can keep ("Emergency" included), go to the Jagjaguwar website

Friday, February 03, 2006


I'm copping out 'cause i have to go, like,, right now, but:

read this

obsessives read this