Happy Thanksgiving!

27 11 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!


Jeff Tweedy- The Thanks I Get (Live:Sunken Treasure)



The News: The Queen’s Corner Edition

24 11 2008

20080503_151638_880055-Amsterdam set to close 1/5 of cannabis shops due to their proximity to schools. RU

-Timothy Geithner will be named Treasury secretary at a high noon Obama economic team press conference in Chicago on Monday. 

-Across France, Cafe Owners suffering. NYT

-Joel Alme! The indie-pop crooner’s 2008 album A Master Of Ceremonies, will make any Jens Lekman fan instantly nostalgic for the no-nonsense pop sensibilty and down-right odd lyrical content at times. 



Some Afternoon Links

21 11 2008

-Metacritic.com’s best and worst reviews ever. Brian Wilson to K-Fed… Here


-Metacritic.com’s best reviewed albums of the year. Here

Please note that Metacritic compiles reviews and averages them out for a final score.

Stuff Hipsters Like Part VIII

21 11 2008



It’s time for another look into the hipster culture! This is part VIII of our ongoing article, Stuff Hipsters Like, where we mention things of particular importance to the everyday hipster. Today we tackle all things ethnic. 

Whether it’s sampling odds and ends in the neighborhood or donning a keffiyeh, hipsters love all things ethnic. They certainly love those AZNs and they have an equally proportionate amount of love for anything else that can be buzz-worded and or be deemed ironic. As seen in places like Hipster Runoff in their article, What would U do if U bought an AZN?, the ethnic craze is well under-way. 

thaichickennoodlesoup2When did the world’s fascination with ethnicity begin? Perhaps we should all turn to Matthew Perry for the answer. When we say Matthew Perry, we are referring to Commodore Matthew Perry… This all dates back to 1852 and you can wikipedia it. When in conversation, typical things that you might hear are: Blipster(s), concious hip-hop, Vietnamese Vegan Chicken soup, Luaka Bop, Tom-Yum, Cowry shells, and be sure to nod when Mangoes are mentioned.

Hipsters will continue to feast on ethnic food and to listen to ethnic music as long as they’re around. Grab your thai chicken satay and throw on something from the Luaka Bop label. 

Sarah Palin Pardons a Turkey.

21 11 2008

As Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin decides to pardon a turkey. After stumbling through her pardon speech, with the words in front of her, Palin then held an interview in a less than ideal location. Turkey decapitation. This is not  a video for the squeamish…

As seen on MSNBC’s Countdown:

Lykke Li-Can I Kick It

20 11 2008

-Lykke Li performing with Q-Tip at the 2008 MTV Woodie Awards. The duo perform a medley of “Can I Kick It”, “Move”, and “Vibrant Thing”. 


The News: Armchairs Edition

20 11 2008

artbidencupcakes21 -Joe Biden turns 66 and receives cupcakes from Barack Obama

-Michael Kinsely , a columnist for Time magazine, and an occasional contributor to The Post, writes an op-ed about Obama and smoking titled Let The Guy Smoke. WP

-Just announced… Andrew Bird & Lonely Dear will be playing at the 930 club on February 3rd. The soft sale begins tomorrow at 10 AM. 

story-1-Help pick Salon’s Sexiest Man Living for this year. Of the choices available, it’s a toss up between Tom Colicchio and Ezra Koenig. 

-Mayor apologizes for kids “Assasinate Obama” chant. IS

-Soaring costs for the inauguration could break the bank for D.C. EX

-On New Year’s Day, Wu-Tang Clan featuring Raekwon • Ghostface • Inspectah Deck • RZA • GZA • Masta Killa with Cappadonna and DJ Mathematics will be at the 930 club.

story-Prop 8 hits high courts. LAT

-Al Qaeda hits Obama with racial slurs. Reuters

-Ryan Adams hits out at The Killers and R.E.M. RS

-About.com lists their Top 50 hip-hop producers. AC

-New Eels track “Man Up” hits myspace. check it out

2597339534_a00791909b-Blink 182’s members have reconnected. According to Mark Hoppus, the recent death of producer Jerry Finn and Travis Barker’s plane crash brought the three back together. While this doesn’t necessarily mean a reunion, the fact that they’re all talking is a step in the right direction. “We’re just reconnecting as friends after four years of not talking,” he says. “It’s a good thing. Obviously the first question for a lot of people will be, ‘Does this mean a Blink-182 reunion?’ The answer is none of us know. We haven’t talked about it at all. Right now it’s just good for the three of us to see one another, reconnect and let the past be the past.” The band’s last show was Dec. 16, 2004, in Dublin.


-Radiohead will tour in 2009 beginning in Mexico! More dates eventually… Spring break?

Cabeza del Radio:

03-15 Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol
03-16 Mexico City, Mexico – Foro Sol
03-27 Santiago, Chile – San Carlos de Apoquindo Stadium (Cristal en Vivo Festival)