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Apparently Jesse Lacey urged the audience to go see Explosions In The Sky instead of Brand New at a recent festival concert.  When no one left he called those in attendance “a bunch of fools.”  The next song he threw his guitar into the air, nearly hitting Brand New’s drummer before storming off stage.

Jesse Lacey is either insane or super hip… you decide.


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Willie, let me down!

Willie, let me down!

There’s been a lot of hubbub over Toby Keith’s country dumbness, but I thought I’d do my part to help set the record straight on Beer for my Horses:

Blumenthal never mentions that Keith sings “Beer For My Horses” with Willie Nelson, and it’s actually Nelson who sings the supposedly incriminating lyrics (as you can see at about the 1:43 mark of the music video).

Now Willie Nelson’s been called a lot of things—a pot head, a tax cheat, etc—but I don’t think anyone’s ever called Willie Nelson (who just recorded an album with Wynton Marsalis) a racist. So if Blumenthal wants to argue that Keith is pro-lynching, he needs to argue that Nelson is, too—which is something he doesn’t do.

Hat tip to Jesse Walker (one of my bosses at Reason).

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Say Anything Karaoke
Posted on 08/04/08 by Joe DeAndrea

At the Chicago stop of Warped Tour, Max Bemis of Say Anything was sick and unable to sing so instead of canceling, they had some of their friends help out on vocals. Set list was as follows:


Alive With the Glory Of Love (Justin from Motion City Soundtrack)
Every Man Has a Molly (Cory from Norma Jean)
The Futile (Matt from Relient K)
Woe (Keith from Every Time I Die)
Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too (Stephen from Anberlin, James from The Bled)
Belt (Fred from The Color Fred and everyone else that had come out during the set)
Videos: http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=454991

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Fargo Rock City: Part II – The Scene Kid Edition

Pokemon Cards: “I Choose You, Screamo Frontman”
By: Paul G. Atkinson IV

We all played Pokemon.  Well all my friends did.  I mean, it was fifth grade; Yo-Yos had just been banned from school – even during recess! – apparently someone had used one as a weapon, but anyway I digress, basically: we needed a new fad, and it became Pokemon.

Everyone I new became addicted, completely consumed by the Pokemon culture: not just by the cards, but by the television show, the videogames, and some even by the cheap t-shirts and Ash Ketchum imitation hats.

Eventually the fad died.

Breaking News: every fad dies.  I was luckily enough to cash out early, selling my holographic Charizard for $80 a few weeks before we all found another fire to throw our allowance money into.  It might have been WWF action figures.

High school came next and fads became more fashion based and I stopped paying attention to most anything but girls that were out of my league and blink-182 records.

There was not a chance in hell of me getting any girls, so I spent time getting more records, expanding from blink-182 to other pop punk bands: New Found Glory, Sum 41 ect… eventually horrible shit like Good Charlotte and Simple Plan popped up and I moved to the “emo” explosion.  I became completely consumed watching television shows on FUSE, buying literal tons of band merch, sporting the tightest jeans ect…

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Kill The Poor

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The Beatles used science to make their music listenable and mind expanding.  Did the Stones do that?

Detailed science here.

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Paul is skeptical of the Alicia Keys, Jack White duet for the new James Bond Movie, Quantum of Solace, and that got me thinking about the quality of the last several Bond theme songs. Check out each one below (in reverse chronological order), and then ask yourself: Could Jack White be any worse?

Note: I stopped with 1995’s GoldenEye, under the assumption that anything between 1995, and say, 1970, would be cheesy and suckish. Let me know if I’m wrong.

From Casino Royale, “You Know My Name,” by Chris Cornell (I actually like this one):

From Die Another Day, “Die Another Day,” by Madonna:

From The World Is Not Enough, “The World is Not Enough,” by Garbage:

From Tomorrow Never Dies, “Tomorrow Never Dies,” by Sheryl Crow:

From Golden Eye, “Golden Eye,” by Tina Turner:

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