Lincoln Fight Club...
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"Republicans in East Tennessee live in a government compound of national and state forests, land grant universities, nuclear research labs, and TVA lakes and dams, while pretending to be coonskin cappers guarding the mountain passes to stop socialism." - (Commenter from Oregon discussing the Tennessee Governors contest in the NYT) (hat tip to Hank IV)
"You've gone from being crazy like a fox to crazy like Fox News."- Amy Wong
"Knoxville is a guitar town with a banjo problem."- Susan Bauer Lee
"Republicans in East Tennessee live in a government compound of national and state forests, land grant universities, nuclear research labs, and TVA lakes and dams, while pretending to be coonskin cappers guarding the mountain passes to stop socialism." - (Commenter from Oregon discussing the Tennessee Governors contest in the NYT)
Someone sent me a link to an Adele song on youtube. I listened to it and thought- wow, she's got a nice full voice and the production is pretty solid. And then turned it off after about 95 seconds.
"Sometimes a stick in the eye is a tool for enlightenment, but mostly not." Manfred Minsk
i really liked PJ's Let England Shake collection - though, true, collections of tunes damning England/Western war and imperialism are many, this stands out for a few reasons, mainly that where she has a rep for her raw and visceral stuff, this is deceptively light and poppy. definitely worthy of the best of the year praise.
yeah, really can't front on "rolling in the deep". pretty great song all around. i imagine the rest of the album is mostly boring torch songs and overproduced pop detritus, simply because that's historically how those soul diva records are usually padded out. and not just recent history, either, i'm talking all the way back.
let england shake knocked me out, even though i'd been off the pj harvey train for most of the last decade—it was my pick as best album of the year, even though i don't have much to say about it, really. (beyond that voice! the mood!)
i think i'd like the destroyer and tuneyards fine if i listened to them all the way through. i liked a lot of stuff this year—mastodon, the new fall, uncle acid, YOB, gates of slumber, gang gang dance—but i couldn't be bothered to really lobby on behalf of much of it. i mean, if you like any of those bands, you'll probably like what they released this year. if you don't, you won't.
at least he's not writing about metal this week