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Friday, Jan 11, 2008
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Trans Am

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Today’s the day to wear orange to voice your support for the closing of Guantánamo Bay. The ACLU has organized this visual, political effort and is calling on people opposed to torture and indefinite detention to show their thoughts by donning orange garb today. Find out more about what you can do and how to get involved on the ACLU site.


Here’s what a few folks you may know have to say on the issue:


“I’ll be wearing orange because I believe in human rights.”
Susan Sarandon


“I’ll be wearing orange because this prolonged torture is obscene, nakedly sadistic and patently un-American.”
Henry Rollins


“I am wearing orange because respecting human rights is the only way to preserve humanity.”
Gloria Reuben


“I am wearing orange to help bring back the dignity our country has lost as a result of Guantánamo. We must join together in solidarity to demand the immediate closure of this shameful prison. It has tarnished America’s image in the world and continues to be a symbol of torture and injustice.”
Meshell Ndegeocello


“Guantanamo Bay is un-American.  That’s why it’s in Cuba.”
Phil Manley, Trans Am


“Everybody has the right to be treated justly and the injustices and corruption of this facility has already been exposed.”
One Be Lo


“I wanted to get involved with this cause because I feel no matter the situation, human rights come first”.
Rasco, (one half of Cali Agents and solo emcee from NorCal)


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Wednesday, Dec 19, 2007
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This week: A potential interviewer interviews an interviewee. An episode rife with mispronounced names, awkward corporate chatter, and enough plot twists to confuse even the smartest intern.


Every week PopMatters will be offering an exclusive early look at a new episode of Backpack Picnic, an online sketch comedy show from ON Networks.


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Wednesday, Dec 12, 2007
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This week: What do mystical avatars and automobile posters have in common? Music videos, that’s what. Join Jefferson Splitstream in an episode that documents the emotional creation of the group and the sports car that brought them together.


Every week PopMatters will be offering an exclusive early look at a new episode of Backpack Picnic, an online sketch comedy show from ON Networks.


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Thursday, Dec 6, 2007
by PopMatters Staff

Louis XIV
Guilt By Association [MP3] from Slick Dogs and Ponies, releasing 29 January 2008 on Atlantic
     


John Lennon
Interview/Part 1 [MP3] from Testimony: The Life and Times of John Lennon “In His Own Words” (Synergie OMP)
     


Evangelicals
The Last Christmas on Earth [MP3]
     


Destroyer
Foam Hands [MP3]
     


Mike Ladd
Trouble Shot [MP3]
     


The Pipettes
Because It’s Not Love(But It’s Still a Feeling)



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Wednesday, Dec 5, 2007
by PopMatters Staff

Decomposure
Hour 1 [MP3]
     


Hour 2 [MP3]
     


 


Vertical Lines A began in earnest back in 2005 with a mostly uneventful Friday field-recorded across a stack of 23 hour-long cassettes, each one tagged with a number corresponding to its order of recording. Once committed to tape, I began the process of deconstructing that day and recompiling the fragments into music, one cassette at a time. This is where the titles come from—each song’s sound source material is drawn from the corresponding cassette. And save for a few notable moments, all the album’s music is drawn from the cassettes; it’s mostly devoid of actual instrumentation and nearly all of it is either diced moments from the cassettes or my voice. And exactly a year later, after a detailed process of digitally slicing, sifting, layering and interpreting, Vertical Lines A sat there blinking and awake. So, as you listen to each minute go by, you’re not only hearing the music itself, but also 11 condensed hours in field recordings, and a year’s worth of thought and effort. While Vertical Lines A is fully autonomous as its own creature, it’s actually just one solidified half of an eventual two-album project, the second half still phantom.” -– Caleb Mueller, Decomposure

They Might Be Giants
Friday Night Family Podcast [MP3]


Junk Science
Hey! [MP3]
     


Nicolay
Tight Eyes [Streaming]


Pela
KEXP CMJ In-Studio MP3 [MP3]
     


Wyclef Jean
Sweetest Girl (REMIX) feat. Raekwon, Akon, Lil Wayne


Radiohead
Jigsaw Falling Into Place



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