Monthly Archives: August 2008

The Valley at Bumbershoot

The Valley is performing at Bumbershoot for the first time this year. They will rock you at 3:30pm at the Sky Church. Ear plugs won’t save you, but bring them anyway.

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Jamaican Sprinting Dominance Isn’t Genetic

Jamaican Sprinting Dominance Isn’t Genetic: Jamaica’s success isn’t merely genetic; it’s cultural, institutional and individual. Pointing to genes is intellectually and scientifically sloppy.

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wget on OS X

Mac OS 10.5 includes curl, but not wget for some reason. Obviously, you want wget. Quentin Stafford has put together a binary for you.

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Rolling Stone review of ‘Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo’

Rolling Stone’s Nov 30, 1978 review of Devo’s ‘Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo’. Reviewer Tom Carson concludes: Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! is a brittle, small masterpiece of Seventies pop irony, but … Continue reading

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Wing sings AC/DC

Some of you have asked me what a Hong Kong-born New Zealander with a mono-syllabic name singing ‘Highway to Hell’ sounds like. It took some time, but I’ve found your answer. Wing is a singer from New Zealand who fearlessly … Continue reading

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Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984

Postpunk is the Byzantine Empire of popular music. Everyone recalls it being really big once, but no one remembers much about it. Fill the void in your rock knowledge with Simon Reynolds’ Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984. … Continue reading

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Vidro designated for assignment

Our long hitting nightmare is over!: Vidro designated for assignment: The Jose Vidro era ended today when the Mariners designated him for assingment. I just drove by him in the Safeco Field parking lot. I was headed in, he was … Continue reading

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