Return of the Band That Time Forgot

September 8, 2006 at 9:10 pm (New, Sounds/Silence)

Pearl Jam’s self-titled eighth album is a stunning return to form. What that form is exactly, is not easy to answer. These certainly aren’t the same grungers who broke through in the early 90’s with Ten. But after four albums worth of necessary wanderings (and numerous great tracks), Pearl Jam’s new album seems to find the band in a place where they belong.

This is album is chockfull of, well, rock n’ roll. From the opening track “Life Wasted” to the satisfying ending reverberations of “Inside Job,” Pearl Jam has made an album that is listenable from beginning to end. Read the rest of this entry »

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For the love of God and His Holy Trinity, see this damn movie

September 7, 2006 at 9:13 pm (Moving Pictures, New)

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You and Whose Army?

September 7, 2006 at 9:10 pm (New, Politics)

Nine weeks til elections…are we safe(r)? How do we tell?

Now Bush and his cronies come out on the offensive, wrongly labeling dissent as “appeasement” and demonizing anyone who don’t agree with their neo-fascist policies.

Secret prisons.
Wiretapping.
Legalizing torture. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 6, 2006 at 4:05 pm (New, Politics)

any ideas…

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Fox Trot

September 5, 2006 at 10:17 pm (New, Sounds/Silence)

Neko CaseFox Confessor Brings the Flood

Let us get to the point. Go out and purchase/steal/borrow this album immediately. That’s it. Simple. Do it.

If you are a previous Neko Case fan then you probably already own this yourself, and yes it did come out…hmmmm…six months ago. So I’m a little behind. Sue me. But if you haven’t made headway into Neko Case’s world, there has never been a better time then now. Read the rest of this entry »

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Legalized Bibliophilia

September 1, 2006 at 3:49 pm (New, Notes and Footnotes)

So I just discovered Library Thing, and it rocks!  I’ve wanted a way to catalog my books and share them, and this is the best way so far.  Now I can just stare at our bookshelves with my laptop and enter books enter books enter books.  Yay!  But dear God, this will be an arduous and tedious process.  But it might just help me see exactly all the books we’ve acquired through the years and exactly how many we have, as I have no idea.  Here’s my profile at Library Thing.  Join and be happy.

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