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Browsing Posts published in September, 2010

Maybe the best Stones riff since Start Me Up? And it might win the award for the “most times ‘shit’ was said in a top ten [UK] single.” But none of that matters, because this is a great song and the video makes me want to build a time machine so I can join a […]

God, I loved The Clash. Despite often despicable politics, they were the most musical of classic (and current) punk bands.

Never Forget

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These guys were great. Taken out of context (IE — the PC alt rock 90s) they might not seem so radical, but the kids who were around that time understand. I was always smitten by Zia (the nudist keyboard player) and who can blame me? Still, one of my favorite memories of Switchblade Sweeties was […]

I present ACTA Potential border searches are covered by the “Border Measures” proposal of ACTA. As of February 2009, and according to University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist, there is significant disagreement among countries on this topic: “Some countries are seeking the minimum rules, the removal of certain clauses, and a specific provision to […]

Damn it, I miss the 90s… Despite the overt Pink Flag influence, Stiffs Inc still sounds like a headfuck to me. No “punk” band today (or back in ’95) had that quality. Miss them much. And I dig the Victorian thing they had going on.

CHORUS! According to Google Maps, this certain map reference points to an empty field somewhere in Iowa. That’s what I love about Wire, they’re so random and mysterious.

I’ve listened to this song hundreds of times (literally) and it still sounds fresh to me as it did the first time. The only downside to this YouTube presentation is the bass nearly gets cut out. Nick is a great bassist, so try to hunt down an mp3 or cd or best yet, vinyl LP.