Saturday, December 18, 2004

NYE in NYC//Colin Steel & the Sports//DJ Buck Wheaton//Shrimp//Champagne//$20 pre-sale////

Bar is called The Orange Bear. 47 Murray St in
Tribeca. A block from the Chambers street stop on the
ACE and 1239 subway lines.

Colin Steel and the Sports
(the sports are Noah Deutch and Garth Hallberg)

DJ Buck Wheaton (on the wheels or the iPod)
(DJ Buck Wheaton is Derek Teslik)

Champagne Toast at Midnight
(Champagne gets you drunk)

Free Shrimp
(shrimp are delicious)

$20 pre-sale.

anyone in NY got some turntables I can borrow?

Love to liz.

Friday, December 17, 2004


Merry Christmas

I'm done with exams and won't get notice that I've failed out of law school until February or so. I'm also currently nursing a hangover.

In celebration, here's an mp3 of Jonathan Richman covering "Do You Believe in Magic?" acapella from '73. It's from the tapes that are currently being distributed via BitTorrent at the link above (registration required).

Also, here's a demo version of Queen/Bowie's "Under Pressure" that sort of sounds like Brian May had been hanging around at the Guitar Center for too long and couldn't decide whether to thrash or noodle.

both the above via largehearted boy.

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Video: A Message From The Iraq Resistance

Well, the Iraqi resistance forces/ba'athist regime remnants/evil terrorists (pick your poison WRT what to call them) have a pretty good propaganda division.

And part of the message, encouraging nations and people sympathetic to their cause to put their money into the euro instead of the dollar, could be more effective than another 9/11 at hitting the US where its/our power lies. And, given the inherent weakness in the dollar right now (shrinking US manufacturing base, huge defecits and debt, etc.) this straw might go a long way towards breaking Uncle Sam's greenback.

It doesn't matter too much if the markets agree with the message or the reasoning. If the markets fear a crash in the dollar, they'll pull out and percipitate exactly what it is they fear.

And this message, this video, is in English, the language of the global market.

p.s. one of the rumored "real" reasons that the US went into Iraq (I heard/read about this in the weeks leading up to the invasion) was to keep Iraq/OPEC from switching their Oil trading to a Euro-valuated system from the current Dollar-based market. By invading and occupying Iraq we got a seat at the table or at least a sympathetic regime sitting at the OPEC table. The fewer commodities globally that are pegged to the Dollar, the greater the inherant weakness in the Dollar, since the rest of the world loses incentives to prop up the Dollar. Merry Christmas.

Eggnog (click to listen)

here's the B-Side to the possibly never to be released Walkmen "christmas party" 7". It is the Bad Brains to the first song's Pogues. It also features jingle bells.

Monday, December 13, 2004

Dropping science:

Making a distinction between mass culture and consumerism. Edumacation.

Very little blogging because of law school exams. Sorry. But they'll be done on Thursday.