Saving Country Music: Hip Hop Infiltrates... →
As rural art forms that have been around for generations, country and folk music have a long history of joining forces to create infrastructure to help support music, principally in festival gatherings, some that have been going on for many years, and some that have reached into urban zones. As an urban art form, and one that is only a few decades old, hip-hop is devoid of the long-standing...
Everyday I care less and less about what is or isn’t cool. Good and cool have nothing to do with the other.
The Nets and NBA Economics By Malcolm Gladwell →
One of the great forgotten facts about the United States is that not very long ago the wealthy weren’t all that wealthy. Up until the 1960s, the gap between rich and poor in the United States was relatively narrow. In fact, in that era marginal tax rates in the highest income bracket were in excess of 90 percent. For every dollar you made above $250,000, you gave the government 90...
paste magazine premieres new @astronautalis video... →
“@basketballtalk: For all the gloom the postponement of training camp inspired, amazing no. of NBA industry peeps are convinced a full season will happen.” —http://twitter.com/basketballtalk/status/117110663796633601
the billboard charts are no longer uncharted... →
fuckyeahastro: astronautalis: Last night, as i was wrapping up my work for the day, i got a text from that just read: “you’ll be charting on Billboard tomorrow. FYI”. They didn’t know the number, they didn’t know any details, they just knew that. Shortly there after, i got an email that said, “you debuted on the CMJ Hip Hop Charts at #3“. Naturally, the first thing i did was text my...
Help Release Levi Strom's new album The Lone Wolf...
The first official release from Big Sur inhabitant Levi Strom since his self titled debut record in 2005. Many of the tracks were recorded live, some right as they were being written. Levi still plays many of the instruments on The Lone Wolf but this time has some help from his friends in the band Cave Country, and fellow LA musicians Trever Beld-Jiminez and Neal Casal. The record almost plays...
13 Things The Tea Party Thinks Are...
think-progress: Social Security Medicare Medicaid Children’s health insurance All federal education programs All federal antipoverty programs Federal disaster relief Federal food safety inspections Child labor laws The minimum wage Overtime and other labor protections Federal civil rights laws The union From What If The Tea Party Wins at ThinkProgress
I had dinner last night with ‘Jim’ Perry, I was impressed with him.– Donald Trump (via think-progress)
Chat with W, 09/16/11
W: Did you know that N. is from India?
W: ...and a lesbian.
me: That's too bad.
me: How did you find this out?
W: I have my sources.
me: Well, someone hit on her and found she was a lesbian. Was it you are S.
W: Hahahaha. Me.
Oh shit. #This Is Our Science is fucking amazing. Well done, sir. Well done, indeed.
My review of Astronautalis's "This Is Our Science" →
otherhiphop: Andy was kind enough to provide with me an advance copy on this album. The short review: This Is Our Science is wonderful. Check out the link for the longer review. It would mean a whole bunch to me if you would reblog this at will.
I’m a monster and everyday is Halloween.– Michael “Be Easy” Beasley
Top Five Best & Worst Songs About 9/11 →
5. Sage Francis, “Makeshift Patriot”: Recorded in October 2001, Sage took just enough time to refine his prose while still exposing his raw nerves. The rapper from Providence, R.I., visited Ground Zero five days after the attacks, and this track recounts his frustration at the bandwagon patriots on the news and in the city, people all too quick to jump in line behind our leaders...
Ryan Adams – "Heartbreaker" Tour Documentary,... →
When asked, I always lead with this as my favorite album ever made. By anyone. It is perfect in so many ways.
Someone tell me when it is ok to make an IHOP vs Waffle House post? Or in the very least a joke about how this can secure Waffle House’s place as the #1 chain breakfast location.
Chris Sheridan on NBA Lockout: Both Sides Closer... →
You Are Not A Photographer →
This is definitely for some of you out there. Take notice.
sometimesagreatnotion: Sweet Baby James - James...
Food Lab: Mexican Coke vs American Coke (A-Cola). →
Social Media Hipster →
The 10 Most Overplayed Party Jams →
villagevoice: Editor’s note: we love all these songs. All of them. Well, there were a few tracks off Thank Me Later we’re not crazy about but “Show Me A Good Time” is a banger, don’t even try to deny that. And who doesn’t love Montell Jordan? So yeah, we disagree a bunch here but different strokes for different folks, etc. BRB, we’re gonna go practice the dance moves to “Poison”
Mother Jones magazine on Tumblr: From Our "10... →
motherjones: 10. Welfare for Warlords: Paying Afghan truckers to pay the bad guys. 9. The World’s Most Expensive Road: Guess how much? Guess how long? Sit down first. 8. The Grifter, His Villas, and the Exploding Wall Outlets. Um, yeah. Just read it. 7. Rent-a-Ripoff: How much does the world’s…