Thursday, February 28, 2013

You Don't Know Me.


CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND: Listen to The Polyphonic Spree’s new song, “You Don’t Know Me”

It Gets Better.

With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.



ROLLING STONE: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Support Gay Awareness Campaign

Meanwhile with Caucasian Males...


MTV: Riff Raff Is Very Upset With James Franco

COVERAGE.


Starring Azealia Banks & The Strokes.




CHARTS.

Words.

"...All the blather about whose idea the sequester was or whether more golf would help the process is just a sideshow. The core question is whether our political leaders have the courage to compromise their absolutist positions and agree on a long-term balanced approach that ends budget making by crisis and removes the dark cloud of uncertainty that hovers over our economy."

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Breaking Down the Budget Mess


This Mess We're In.

A Moment of Clarity.



THE WASHINGTON POST: Ending the permanent crisis

SEE ALSO:

LOS ANGELES TIMES: The all-pain, no-gain 'sequester'

Meanwhile with the U.S. Supreme Court...

THE WASHINGTON POST: Sotomayor, Kagan ready for battles

Constant Conversations.


A REMIX.



PITCHFORK: Listen to the Juicy J Remix of... Passion Pit's "Constant Conversations"

So...

How long til Thom Yorke starts his own dance company?..

Atoms For Peace.

Ingenue.

A video.




Don't Let Me Down.

LIVE!

Starring Solange Knowles.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

F.A.S.T. Ride.

Starring Yelawolf.



FADER: Stream: Yelawolf, “F.A.S.T. Ride”

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.




FADER: Stream: SZA, “ICE.MOON”

Dance With Me.

A video.

Starring Ra Ra Riot.

Shine On.


STEREOGUM: Big K.R.I.T. – “Shine On” (Feat. Bun B)

And anotha one...

Words.

"...I am a capitalist and a lifelong Republican. I believe that, in a meritocracy, some level of income inequality is both inevitable and desirable, as encouragement to those who contribute most to our economic prosperity. But I fear that government actions, not merit, have fueled these extremes in income distribution through taxpayer bailouts, central-bank-engineered financial asset bubbles and unjustified tax breaks that favor the rich.

This is not a situation that any freethinking Republican should accept. Skewing income toward the upper, upper class hurts our economy because the rich tend to sit on their money — unlike lower- and middle-income people, who spend a large share of their paychecks, and hence stimulate economic activity.

But more fundamentally, it cuts against everything our country and my party stand for. Government’s role should not be to rig the game in favor of “the haves” but to make sure “the have-nots” are given a fair shot."

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Grand Old Parity

SEE ALSO:

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Dependents of the State

GAWKER: How America’s Racial Wealth Gap Perpetuates Itself

WORDS.

"...The weird thing is that, politics aside, there is every reason to be optimistic about America’s future. The country’s financial markets are resilient; the housing slump finally seems to be ending; a new era of low-cost shale oil and gas is beginning and, as a result, the United States is becoming a competitive manufacturing economy again.

There’s one ruinously dysfunctional part of the American story, and that’s the breakdown of our political system. It’s time for an intervention, to take the keys away."

THE WASHINGTON POST: A political DUI

SEE ALSO:

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Blaming the Victim

ROLLING STONE: Sequestration Cuts Crisis Makes Me Want to Strangle Both Sides

Pretty Wings.


THE WASHINGTON POST: Michelle Obama’s wings

FRAGGLE ROCK.

A Moment of Clarity.


THE WASHINGTON POST: This is your brain on sequester

WOLF.




PITCHFORK: Watch Tyler, the Creator Perform a New Song With the Roots on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"

Loose Rap.

With Tyler the Creator.

Why Am I The One?

A video.

Starring fun.

No Days Off.

A video.

Starring Wale.

-INTERLUDE-

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

QUESTION!

Vulture asks:

Is Michelle Obama a Better Dancer Than Your Mom?

Let's find out:

This. Is. The Remix.




FADER: Justin Timberlake, “Suit & Tie (Julio Bashmore Remix)” MP3

Watch Out For This (Bumaye).




STEREOGUM: Major Lazer – “Watch Out For This (Bumaye)”

Leaving on a Jet Plane.


A cover.

Starring My Morning Jacket.



STEREOGUM: My Morning Jacket – “Leaving On A Jet Plane” (John Denver Cover)

-INTERLUDE-





GAWKER: Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally Covering Riskay’s ‘Smell Yo Dick’ Is As Awesome As It Sounds

Round the Bend.


THE NEW YORK TIMES: Our Second Adolescence

"Take That, Take That."


THE WASHINGTON POST: Sequester offers President Obama a time to lead

"#TheYOUTH"



THE WASHINGTON POST: A lost generation (cont’d)?

De Stijl.


PITCHFORK: UPDATE Eleanor Friedberger

EARLIER:

DOO-WOPS & HOOLIGANS: The Albums, 2011: 06/Eleanor Friedberger/Last Summer

Wendy N Becky.


PITCHFORK: Listen: New Joey Bada$$ With Chance the Rapper: "Wendy N Becky"

The Stars (Are Out Tonight).

 A video.

Starring David Bowie.

PISS TEST.

A Remix.

From A-Trak ft. Juicy J, Jim Jones, Flatbush ZOMBiES, El-P & Flosstradamus.

WORDS.


SLATE: C. Everett Koop's Legacy May Be This Trailblazing, Seven-Page AIDS Pamphlet

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Meanwhile with HEALTHCARE in America...

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Rick Scott Accepts Reality

DUCK TALES.


Woo. Hoo.

THE A.V. CLUB: DuckTales invented a new animated wonderland—that quickly disappeared

STOP THE CLOCK.

A Moment of Clarity.

WORDS.

"The deficit that should concern us most right now has to do with time, not money. Money can be recouped. Time just disappears.

And time is what Washington is wasting on an utterly artificial crisis, driven not by economics but by ideology, partisan interest and an obsession over a word — “sequester” — that means nothing to most Americans. 

Here is the most important thing about the battle raging in the capital over $85 billion in automatic spending cuts: Republicans are losing the argument but winning the time war.

The more time we spend on pointless disputes about budget cuts no one is expected to make soon, the less we spend trying to solve the problems that confront us today — and, God forbid, thinking about the future.

...The sequester game is a contest in which their side wins simply by running out the clock, no matter what the score is. Thus, Obama can’t just score points. He needs to figure out how to end this game so he can play the one he promised us when he said his reelection could “break the fever” in Washington. Alas, it has not broken yet."

THE WASHINGTON POST: Republicans run out the clock

SEE ALSO:

THE NEW YORK TIMES: A Game of Chicken


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Way Out.

A video.

Starring Yelawolf.

RKives.



SPIN: Hear Rilo Kiley's Soulful New Single 'Let Me Back In'

WORDS.

"...If you're in favor of comprehensive reform — as I am — you couldn't care less how it happens, as long as it happens. But there's real danger that fixing immigration in an inside-the-Beltway manner may worsen an even bigger problem: the growing disconnect between the public and politics.

 The way immigration is being debated is exactly why so many Americans are so cynical about the political process. Civic do-gooders are constantly telling us how important it is to engage in our public institutions, to make our voices heard. We Americans want to believe that, but then we see major national policy made with little public input, and we rightly suspect that the political class ultimately works for the greater glory of the political class. Does it even matter if we get involved? 

It should."

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Reform for people or for politics?

In Search Of...

A Moment of Clarity. 


THE WASHINGTON POST: If only they were trying to find good policy

Entertainment.




PITCHFORK: Listen/Watch: New Phoenix Song "Entertainment"

Black Flag.


WORDS.

RECORD STORE DAY: JACK WHITE: RECORD STORE DAY 2013 AMBASSADOR

Welcome oblivion.


An Album Stream.

PITCHFORK: Listen to the Debut Album From Trent Reznor's How to destroy angels_ Via Pitchfork Advance

Funky Shit.

A video.

From Travis Barker & Yelawolf.

"Let A N***a Know!"

A video.

Starring Wale, Chinx Drugz, and Fatz.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Doesn't Matter.

A video.

Starring Pusha T.

AMOK.


An album stream.




Friday, February 15, 2013