Mahalia Jackson - Precious Lord (mp3)
Chris Garneau - Relief (2007)
After a life of silent reflection, he turned himself upward in social disobedience and demanded to know, what the hell is this? Receiving no answer except more time, an uncomfortably unfalsifiable logic loop shuddered him to a halt. Apparently, the corresponding neural circuit was simultaneously working to accept the continuation of its own existence as demonstrating insufficient reason for blind faith but plenty to keep looking. And that's the closest anyone has ever come.
Chris Garneau - We Don't Try (mp3): Remember his indie conversation with Meg Baird? Make sure to buy the album (out today) locally, at Stricly Discs or B-Side in Madison, or online at Absolutely Kosher Records]
Our hopes will be packed into 5x5ft tents and our dreams paraded in front of us on a desert stage. Our favourite indie bands will beat the dust out of rock all day, Air will offer an eerily transcendental aria at twilight, Hot Chip will harness Girl Talk to unleash a disburdening dance emancipation, and Bjork and CocoRosie will take turns howling at the moon. For one weekend our heat-soaked dreams will be duller than our reality. Who's in?
Ryan Kamstra & Margaux Williamson - I Want An Army (2006 video)
The NEW DIRECTION that I propose involves Barbara Boxer continuing to challenge the frigidity of Condoleeza's barren uterus and giving the Reservists a break by sending in a surge of dancing rabbits.
"She doesn't think family, she thinks house, minivan, garage. She doesn't think boyfriend she thinks marriage, mortgage, refrigerator. The bodies seem to glide around these objects, they seem somehow absent. She doesn't think body, she thinks haircut, piercing, tattoo. Nouns crowd her, cancel her." - From Ryan Kamstra's "Working Girl" (2002)
Ryan Kamstra - I Want An Army (quicktime)
Tomboyfriend - End of Poverty (sendspace mp3)
1) I apologize for wishing the stray eviction notice that I found belonged to my neighbor (who may or may not be a deaf drug dealer) because of the volume and incessant frequency of phone rings.
2) I apologize for deliberately waiting two hours to return a phone call because I was bitter that it take place on his terms when I was the one who had initiated the contact.
3) I apologize for being short with my mother whose efforts to get me to go to IKEA are clearly in good faith. I believed my protest to be mildly necessary in order to ease her eventual disapointment when I will not be ale to contain my negativity for the cheap consumer products when exposed to them in bulk. I am also sorry that I will probably purchase something cheap and plastic in order to satisfy her and subsequently hurt the tireless efforts of the working poor in this country.
4) I apologize for (too quickly into a phone conversation) asking my sister if she had the money to pay me back for a loan and therefore giving the impression that this was why I had called when it was really just to say hello.
5) I apologize for being too critical of the amateur DJ at the bar who was too busy playing the hip-DJ-role to be successful at her only job of seamlessly transition between songs. And for saying iTunes could do a better job.
6) I apologize for making my support for a friend contingent upon the amount (or lack of) support given to me in a similar situation, when I probably never clearly articulated the initial need.
7) I apologize for suggesting that instead of a red-and-green-Christmas-themed Ice Cream Special of the Day at Culver's, they should try a wine-flavored ice cream with little bits of communion wafer. Apparently that is sacreligious for some reason... I thought it might border on the opposite.
8) I apologize to myself for knawing on the end of a pen that I knew was my favourite, rendering it practically useless in public. And I'm sorry to my dental hygenist for my callous disregard for teeth damage that made her job harder.
9) I apologize for silently cursing the furniture salesman who sold the couch that I had decided (without telling him or making obvious) should be mine even though I no concrete plans to purchase it in a timely manner.
CocoRosie - Jesus Loves Me (sendspace mp3)
Page France - Jesus (sendspace mp3)