OK Go

OK Go rocks! I found this band through a post on NRO’s the Corner and they are awesome. The first video is from their first album, Oh No, which is a pretty straightforward power-pop record (for an interesting story about the group’s videos and the music biz in general check out this Op-Ed NY Times piece by the lead singer). The second is from their latest effort released this year, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, which is very eclectic, very cool and completely different from the previous album. Anyway, I’ve been listening to both albums non-stop for the last two weeks. Enjoy.

Obama Vs Obama

I love it when politicians get caught in the stupid s— they say

And as an extra added bonus, here’s some Star Wars/Obama humor for you today:

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debt-star

Amazing!

I’ve seen several posts lately displaying things that seemingly took Herculean amounts of patience to accomplish. This one takes the cake – a paper castle complete with electric lights, monorail system and Ferris wheel (more pictures at the link).

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The Myth of Impartiality

I wrote a post yesterday saying that I didn’t really agree with the whole “Tea Party” protest. I think protests of any kind rarely accomplish anything other than making the participants look stupid or crazy. Yesterday evening I ran across this post on Big Hollywood. The embedded video shows a CNN “reporter” at one of the tea parties. Watch the video and let me know if the “reporter” went in with an agenda and preconceived notion of what was going on, or if she was “unbiased” like reporters and newsmen purport themselves to be. If you think the latter, I’ve got a great deal for you on a certain west coast bridge I recently acquired at a discount price.

As a side note –  the guy that she interviews is the perfect example of why I don’t like protests and marches. You don’t want him representing your cause.

Now the Big Hollywood post does call the “reporter” the devil which is perhaps going a bit overboard. But her performance is disgusting. I do agree with the last bit in the post that laments how during the last administration, dissent was considered “patriotic” by the left and their ilk. Now…not so much.

**Update 04/17/09** Here’s another video from YouTube with the same “reporter” apparently not taking issue with a guy dressed in a bush mask sprouting horns and sporting a Hitler mustache. Then the video cuts to more of the tea party footage where she berates a man for calling the president a fascist asking him if he knows how offensive that is. She really needs to get a new job. Actually with her level of hypocrisy, perhaps she should run for office.

**Another Update 04/19/2009** Here’s a video report about the Roesgen incident with more commentary from Pajamas TV. It’s about 8 minutes long and well worth your time.

C’Mon Baby Light My (Dark) Fire

The new Gibson Dark Fire is making my musician pants go crazy. The robotic tuning is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen on a guitar. When I was in my band we did a Keith Richards cover song. Since the guitar part was in Open G tuning, I always had to take an extra guitar tuned to Open G to the gig. With the Dark Fire you can go from standard concert tuning to Open G to Drop D all with the turn of a knob. Not to mention the electronics that allow you to store amp simulations in the built-in preamp.

That…is…awesome!