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Who are you?
Are you a checked facebook profile, a late appointment, an excuse, a dissatisfying job, procrastination, a consumer, a poor line of communication, popular entertainment, fast food, traffic, lost patience, an unkind interaction, a frown, a debt, the slightest white-lie, harmless gossip, insincerity, a justification, a dwelling thought, a regret, an insecurity … ?
It’s that time of year again. Instead of a “best of,” I believe we are all better served by a list of favorites that shaped the way we live our lives. In 2009, there were some pieces of music that really challenged me. I met those challenges, deconstructing every song and reassembling it in my head. Sometimes, I made new arrangements of the songs for my personal enjoyment because I thought they were beautifully written. It’s getting harder every year to find songs within the pop paradigm that actually make you feel something. I believe these works succeeded in 2009. Please let me know if you need any further information on these records. I made a playlist on Grooveshark of my favorite songs from them. Feel free to spend some time with it.
My Top 20 Favorite Albums of 2009
1. Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
2. St. Vincent - Actor
3. Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
4. Sondre Lerche - Heartbeat Radio
5. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
6. Greater California - All The Colors
7. Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
8. Cale Parks - To Swift Mars
9. Super Furry Animals - Dark Days/Light Years
10. Mew - No More Stories Are Told…
11. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
12. God Help The Girl - s/t
13. The Crayon Fields - All The Pleasures of The World
14. The Dodos - Time to Die
15. Yo La Tengo - Popular Songs
16. Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
17. Broadcast and The Focus Group - …of the Radio Age
18. It Hugs Back - Inside Your Guitar
19. Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
20. Pants Yell! - Received Pronunciation
Nor knowest thou what argument
Thy life to thy neighbor’s creed has lent.
All are needed by each one;
Nothing is fair or good alone.
So I have all these songs written in a pad I got at a corporate meeting venue in New York, which smacks of ridiculous irony. As I worked for a record company, the meeting concerned how to establish better business relationships with music retailers.
So now that the songs are down on this pad with which the meeting rooms and conference centers were fully stocked, is it time to go ahead and start laying it all down to “tape?” Maybe I’ll do that this weekend. As you may know, it’s so hard to allow yourself time to indulge in art when there are more serious things that need immediate attention.
Where the soul yearns, the indoctrinated brain battles; even within the same vessel.
this is a song from the band All Night Radio
they put out one album, “spirit stereo frequency” in 2004 on Sub Pop. the two main dudes also are/have been members of a crazy amazing list of projects. If u r a fan of psych/folk/art pop/talent, you have to get this record.
“If private insurers say that the marketplace provides the best quality health care; if they tell us that they’re offering a good deal, then why is it that the government, which they say can’t run anything, suddenly is going to drive them out of business? That’s not logical. They should be able to compete.” -Obama
Seriously. If the government cannot run anything well according to those against public healthcare plans, then how are those very same people worried that this poorly run system will be too much competition for the private insurers. The argument seems convoluted and doesn’t pass a simple logic test. Will someone please explain to me how this argument works or why it is legitimate?
You’ve got to be kidding me. The guy I voted for to be the president just made my worse fears come true. He’s afraid to release terrorism suspects into the justice system because it might acquit those who the government believes are guilty. What’s the point of a justice system then? The very point of a justice system is to establish innocence or guilt in a suspect. Our president wants to have a detention program inside the US that is allowed to essentially hold someone forever without charge. These are Bush administration policies rebranded and moved inside the US. Obama attempts to allay fears by saying that the programs would be overseen by the legislative and judicial branches. This is respectable, but I object to the concept of having one justice system for some people and another for others who get the brand “terrorist” from a government with a tarnished reputation with the subject.
We should pay attention to how this develops. The thought that Obama may be trying to appease and silence Cheney at this critical point in our history sickens me.
“the President instructed us that nothing we would do would be outside of our obligation, legal obligations under the convention against torture… and so by definition, if it was authorized by the President, it did not violate our obligations under the Convention Against Torture.” Dr. Condoleeza Rice
This is one of the most ridiculous and disturbing statements on which I have ever laid eyes or ears. It is poisonous logic that will forever haunt our nation. The executive branch, under ANY presidency, does NOT have the power to make these decisions unilaterally.