Monday, March 25, 2013

Wild For the Night.

A video.

From A$AP Rocky, Skrillex, & Birdy Nam Nam.

Black Wings.

A video.

From inc.

Sweet Dreams.


THE NEW YORK TIMES: Three Cheers for the Nanny State

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.




RAP RADAR: New Music: Limp Bizkit x Lil Wayne “Ready To Go”

Top Flight.


THE NEW YORK TIMES: Hot Money Blues

CONTACT.

An Ongoing Discussion/Moment of Clarity.


LOS ANGELES TIMES: Daum: Cure for homophobia? It's personal

WORDS.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: No debt agreement, no break

SEE ALSO:

LOS ANGELES TIMES: McManus: 'Sequester' causing pain -- to Congress

MESSAGE!


THE WASHINGTON POST: What Republicans can learn from Pope Francis

"Codeine Cabaret".


PITCHFORK: Queens of the Stone Age Announce New Album, Preview New Music, Sign to Matador

COMING ATTRACTIONS.



PITCHFORK: Daft Punk's New Album is Called Random Access Memories, Out May 21, Listed on iTunes

The Killing Joke.

A video.

From Captain Murphy.

We Up.

A video.

Starring 50 Cent & Kendrick Lamar.

Never Matter.

A video.

From Toro y Moi.

Friday, March 22, 2013

-INTERLUDE-

It's Been a Long Night.

A video.

Starring Bobby Womack.

YAY YAY.




STEREOGUM: Schoolboy Q – “Yay Yay”

Total Eclipse of the Heart.


THE NEW YORK TIMES: Burgers, Fries and Lies

QUESTION!


THE WASHINGTON POST: Why the budget deficit obsession?

SEE ALSO:

LOS ANGELES TIMES: The 1% aren't like the rest of us

The Weight.

A Moment of Clarity...

WORDS.

"...As I think back to the crucible of 2003, two remarks made by Arab friends stand out particularly.

...The second comment was from a Syrian friend who opposed the war.

...My friend took me aside after the fighting had been raging for several months. I am still haunted by what he said: “I am sorry for America. You are stuck. You have become a country of the Middle East. America will never change Iraq, but Iraq will change America.”..."

THE WASHINGTON POST: The painful lessons of Iraq

EARLIER:

WORDS.

ALSO:

THE DISH: Flies Collecting On a Wound

Money Talks.

An Ongoing Discussion.

THE WASHINGTON POST: It’s not the left that’s changed, it’s the economy

WORDS.

"...The 2012 election revealed insufficient GOP enthusiasm among working-class Americans and plummeting support among rising demographic groups, particularly Asians and Latinos. Appealing to these voters will require more than repetition of the Republican economic message circa 1980. They want the reassurance of a modern, functioning safety net and the realistic hope of economic and social mobility. Republicans have yet to effectively address either priority.

This is partly an institutional problem. A smattering of conservative policy experts is working on these issues — conservative alternatives on health and education reform or promoting social capital and family stability. But the major conservative think tanks tend to be driven by ideological and donor priorities. Few conservative institutions operate effectively at the confluence of policy and politics.

...Major Republican donors seem perfectly willing to support the presidential races of quixotic candidates. They foot the bill for television attack ads. They seem less interested in funding the revival of ideas and policy that is a prerequisite to reestablishing a GOP majority. It is a strategic failure of the first order..."

THE WASHINGTON POST: The Republican Party’s shortcomings

Meanwhile with Dwayne Carter...



PITCHFORK: Watch: Lil Wayne Shares "R.A.F." Video With 2 Chainz, Addresses Health Scare in a Message to Fans

GET UP BITCH!

A video.

Starring Curren$y & Juvenile.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Bad.

A video.

Starring Wale.

trunk muzik.


FADER: Download Yelawolf’s Trunk Muzik Returns Mixtape

Like Whaat...

A video.

Starring Problem & Bad Lucc.



FADER: Video: Problem f. Bad Lucc, “Like Whaaat”

BLURRED LINES.

A video.

Starring Robin Thicke, T.I., and Pharrell.

Meanwhile with Marijuana...

SLATE: Not That High: Today’s marijuana is too strong, and that’s bad for new business.

WORDS.

For Your Consideration.

THE NEW YORK TIMES: What America Learned in Iraq

SEE ALSO:

THE NEW YORK TIMES: A Decade of Despair

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Ten Years After

Pour it Up.




Half-Baked.

A Moment of Clarity.


THE WASHINGTON POST: Lessons from the budget bake-off

Meanwhile with Rand Paul...


THE WASHINGTON POST: Standing with Rand, nervously

Bo Peep (Do U Right).




PITCHFORK: Jeremih / Shlohmo "Bo Peep (Do U Right)"

NO GUNS ALLOWED.




PITCHFORK: Listen: Snoop Lion (Snoop Dogg) and Drake Collab on "No Guns Allowed", Co-Produced by Diplo

Mirrors.

A video.

Starring Justin Timberlake.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Soothe My Soul.



PITCHFORK: New Depeche Mode: "Soothe My Soul"

WORDS.

"...if (Senator) Portman can turn around on one issue once he realizes how it touches his family personally, shouldn't he take some time to think about how he might feel about other issues that don't happen to touch him personally? Obviously the answers to complicated public policy questions don't just directly fall out of the emotion of compassion. But what Portman is telling us here is that on this one issue, his previous position was driven by a lack of compassion and empathy. Once he looked at the issue through his son's eyes, he realized he was wrong. Shouldn't that lead to some broader soul-searching? Is it just a coincidence that his son is gay, and also gay rights is the one issue on which a lack of empathy was leading him astray? That, it seems to me, would be a pretty remarkable coincidence. The great challenge for a senator isn't to go to Washington and represent the problems of his own family. It's to try to obtain the intellectual and moral perspective necessary to represent the problems of the people who don't have direct access to the corridors of power..."

SLATE: Rob Portman and the Politics of Narcissism

(And) Holy Ghost.


Starring James Blake.



PITCHFORK: Hear a New James Blake Song, "And Holy Ghost"


ADDRESSES.

A "Short Film".

Starring T.I.



All the Time.

A video.

Starring The Strokes. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

-INTERLUDE-

-INTERLUDE-

This fucking video, you guys...

M a n . . . 

GOOD ASS INTRO.

A video.

From Chance the Rapper & BJ the Chicago Kid.

WORDS.

"Not since Benghazi — no, not since Fast and Furious has the G.O.P. seemed this intent on second-guessing the Obama administration. I refer, of course, to the matter of White House public tours.

...More than a few commentators have described the tour decision as an example of Washington Monument syndrome — cutting the most visible, popular services to make a point. But isn’t the point — that the sequester is real — worth making? And wouldn’t it be nice if the Republicans currently expressing “concern” on behalf of “thousands of students, families and tour groups” who may not gain access to the White House, diverted a sliver of their attention to the 125,000 individuals and families who may not gain access to public housing?"

THE NEW YORK TIMES: White House Tour Outrage

Meanwhile with the Catholic Church...


THE WASHINGTON POST: Francis, a pope of the poor

Gold Lion.

A Moment of Clarity.


THE WASHINGTON POST: Paul Ryan is no Ronald Reagan

shenanigans.



PITCHFORK: Watch Justin Timberlake Perform "Let the Groove Get In" and Sing With Michael McDonald on "Fallon"

TRON.




PITCHFORK: Listen: The-Dream Raps, Gets Pissed Off on New Track "Tron"

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"Mmm Hmm."

An interlude.

-INTERLUDE-

-INTERLUDE-

Creepin'.

A Moment of Clarity.


LOS ANGELES TIMES: Obamacare's other benefit

Commas.


MISS INFO: New Music: L.E.P. Bogus Boys Feat. Ma$e & Lil’ Wayne “Commas”

COMING ATTRACTIONS.



PITCHFORK: Empire of the Sun Announce New LP, Share Epic Album Trailer

"I agree with these statements."


PITCHFORK: Devendra Banhart - Mala. A Review.

Double or Nothing.

A video.

Starring B.o.B. & Big Boi.

Kisses Down Low.

A video.

Starring Kelly Rowland.

FUMBLE.

A video.

Starring Trey Songz.

whoa.

a video.

starring earl sweatshirt & tyler the creator.

WARRIOR.

A Moment of Clarity.

SLATE: Paul Ryan Will Balance the Budget With Class War on Behalf of the Rich

SEE ALSO:

THE WASHINGTON POST: Paul Ryan’s make-believe budget

THE NEW YORK TIMES: The People Versus the Party

That Dude.


words.

FLAVORWIRE: ‘The Next Day’: Meet David Bowie’s Final Incarnation, Meta-Bowie