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by Diepiriye Kuku

4 Apr 2010


Lt. Dan Choi in front of the WHite House,
handcuffed to the gate in his military fatigues,
discharged from being gay.

Wow, other people’s moral judgments just get sicker and sicker. Just goes to show that it never pays to ask a people to deny themselves.  Caution, when I watched this clip streaming on CNN.com, it was preceded by a candy bar commercial where a family father ogles over a trio of teen girls in front of his wife who stands next to him struggling with their infant. The sweet confection gave the man time enough to think of an amenable excuse for checking out the prepubertal set of scantily clad young maidens: “I’m looking at potential babysitters,” he finally blurts out after his candy-snack jack. He was gonna exploit them one way or another—or both! In the same warped universe around the same warped time, there was also story about an announcement made over the PA system in a retail shop in Jersey: “Attention Wal-Mart customers, all Black people leave the store now.” So, this should all situate the following clip about a military service woman being granted a marriage license by one state, outed to her government employer by the police, and dropped by the sidelines by our society in the same warped nation-state. Ask. Tell. And See this:

 

 

by John Lindstedt

3 Apr 2010


Who knows what possessed someone to make this collection? More importantly, who cares? Without further ado, here is Canadian crooner Michael Bublé being pursued by a
very crafty carnivore.

by John Lindstedt

2 Apr 2010


As any fan knows, Lost does not feature an opening credit sequence (aside from the title screen), but a little hangup like that isn’t going to stop fans from imagining what one would be like.

Throughout its broadcast history, various fan made interpretations have surfaced, many of which are hilarious for their erroneous juxtaposition.

The first theme montage to gain traction is this one, and it’s notable for actually composing an original theme. The cheesiness of the song completely ignores the often brooding and somber tone the show thrives on. Something about it screams “syndication”:

The next one to surface screams “syndication”, but much more intentionally. Here’s Lost... if it were Baywatch.

If you went to go search on iTunes for the Baywatch theme immediately after watching that, you are not alone.

The latest take on Lost‘s opening credit sequence takes a page from the Saul Bass playbook. This ‘60s style credit sequence mimics Bass’s work on such classic films as Alfred Hitchcock’s North By Northwest. It’s more visually pleasing than funny, but there a few clever visual puns in there to make viewers chuckle.

Last but not least, although this next video isn’t exactly a take on Lost‘s opening credit sequence, it deserves to stand with the rest of these clips.

Ladies and gentlemen, witness “Hurley in the USA.”

by Jennifer Cooke

2 Apr 2010


Band of Horses will release the much-anticipated follow-up to 2007’s Cease to Begin on 18 May. The album is called Infinite Arms, and this is the video for the first single, “Compliments”.

TOUR DATES
04/08 – Paris, France @ La Fleche D’or
04/09 – Brussels, Belgium @ Orangerie
04/10 – Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Motel Mozaique, Schouwburg
04/12 – London, UK @ Koko
04/14 – Koln, Germany @ Kulturkirche
04/16 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
04/17 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Tradgarn
04/18 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
04/23 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater #
04/24 -  Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheater #
04/27 – Gainesville, FL @ Rion Ballroom
04/28 – Miami, FL @ Fillmore
04/29 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
05/01 – New Orleans, LA @ Jazzfest
05/02 – Memphis, TN @ Beale St. Music Festival
05/27 – Davis, CA @ UC Davis Freeborn Hall
05/30 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater %
05/31 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
06/05 – Bangor, IE @ Ward Park $
06/09 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
06/12 – Glasgow, Scotland @ Bellahouston Park $
06/19 – Toronto, ONT @ Olympic Island Concert !!
09/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater

by Arnold Pan

2 Apr 2010


The New Pornographers
Together
(Matador)
Releasing: 4 May

In advance of their new album due in May, the New Pornographers have dropped a few pop chestnuts from Together for your listening pleasure. In the egalitarian spirit for which the indie collective is known, the leaked tracks include “Your Hands (Together)”, a head-bobbing multi-vocalist number, and “The Crash Years”, one of those Neko Case sing-alongs that make you wish she’d make a whole album of pop songs (it’s available for purchase at iTunes). If these two songs are any indication of the album as a whole, it sounds like the New Pornographers have picked up the pace and stepped up their game since 2007’s Challengers.

SONG LIST
01 Moves

02 The Crash Years

03 Your Hands (Together)

04 Silver Jenny Dollar

05 Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk

06 My Shepherd

07 If You Can’t See My Mirrors

08 Up in the Dark

09 Valkyrie in the Roller Disco

10 A Bite Out of My Bed

11 Daughters of Sorrow

12 We End Up Together

Your Hands (Together)
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