Mixed Media

July 2009

Low - “Transmission” (video)

This one’s 14 years old as a cover, but it’s perhaps the best rendition of this song omitting possibly only the original.  Low


The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies - Susquehanna / Skaboy JFK (new albums / MP3)

The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Susquehanna (Rock Ridge Music) Releasing: 29 September (US) SONG LIST 01 Bust Out 02 The Mongoose and the Snake 03 Hi and Lo 04 Blood Orange


Steel Harmony - “Transmission” (video)

Speaking of steel drums, there’s a ton of them in this live rendition recorded in the middle of a parade/procession in Manchester as


Vic Chesnutt - At the Cut (new album / MP3)

Vic Chesnutt At the Cut (Constellation) Releasing: 22 September (US) SONG LIST 01 Coward 02 When the Bottom Fell Out 03 Chinaberry Tree 04 Chain 05 We Hovered With Short Wings 06


Covers of Joy Division’s “Transmission” (video)

Hot Chip redo “Transmission”, reduce the urgency, shove in some groovy vocoder, and crank up the balearic steel drums. Not nearly as bad as it


Dam-Funk - Toeachizown (new album / MP3 / video)

Dam-Funk Toeachizown (Stones Throw) Releasing: 27 October (US) SONG LIST 01 Toeachizown 02 Mirrors 03 (My Funk Goes) On & On 04 LAtrifying 05 Let’s Take Off (Far Away!) 06 Tunnels 07


Neon Indian - Milky Ways (new album / MP3)

Neon Indian Milky Ways (Lefse) Releasing: 13 October (US) SONG LIST 01 (AM)r† 02 Deadbeat Summer 03 Laughing Gas 04 Terminally Chill 05 (If I Knew, I’d Tell You) 06 6669


Joakim - Milky Ways (new album / MP3 / video)

Joakim Milky Ways (!K7) Releasing: 15 September (US) SONG LIST 01 Back to Wilderness 02 Ad Me 03 Fly Like an Apple 04 Spiders 05 Glossy Papers 06 Medusa 07 Love & Romance


Passion Pit - “The Reeling” (Live on Jimmy Fallon) (video)

Matt Fiander raved about Passion Pit’s latest album Manners: “Score one for internet hype. Steeped in the tension of economic hardship and transition, but


William Shatner Poetry Slams Sarah Palin (video)

William Shatner does dramatic readings of Sarah Palin’s Twitter posts… modern poetic classics? Not.


June 2009

//Blogs

Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

// Short Ends and Leader

"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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