I’m not trying to create an image or a persona. I’m just singing because...– Rising: Lana Del Rey | Features | Pitchfork
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-8-28) →
Paul McCartney (46) MF DOOM (32) Belle and Sebastian (26) LCD Soundsystem (22) Stevie Wonder (21) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
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Tom Waits (29) Francis and the Lights (26) Guided By Voices (25) They Might Be Giants (18) Frank Black (14) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Trend to Lighten Harsh Sentences Catches On in... →
While liberals have long complained that harsh mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent offenses like drug possession are unjust, the push to overhaul penal policies has been increasingly embraced by elected officials in some of the most conservative states in the country. And for a different reason: to save money. Some early results have been dramatic. In 2007, Texas was facing a projected...
In Which Lorraine Hansberry Did Not Really Exist →
Fascinating profile of Lorraine Hansberry.
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They Might Be Giants (20) Francis and the Lights (16) Noah And The Whale (10) Ty Segall (10) Delroy Wilson (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Carney confuses GOP Sen. with Hendrix drummer... →
via Jon Wurster, who wrote, “Possibly the greatest thing I will see in my lifetime. In my fantasy he was trying to say, ‘let’s motor away.’” And from a NY Times profile: He is the lead singer of a band — a hobby and a passion second only to his devotion to the cult band Guided by Voices.