Music, Politics

Free Music Mondays: Dr. Dog

Sorry I haven’t updated in the past three days. I was too busy peeing my pants after watching “The Crazies.”

But lots-o-news has happened around the globe, and here are some tidbits:

1. Earthquake in Chile hit Saturday morning. It hit the Richter Scale at an 8.8 magnitude, hundreds of times stronger than Haiti.

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According to NY Times, the death toll is 723 and counting.  This quake also triggered what was supposed to be a major tsunami in Hawaii, but it turned out to be a lot weaker than expected. Kind of like Kristen Stewart’s acting.

2. The Olympic Closing Ceremonies was last night, and yeah, I didn’t watch it.

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And judging from some of these photos, I’m kind of glad I didn’t. Those giant beavers, mounties, and moose freak me out.

3. Peter Parker is out of a job according to CNN.

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Mr. Parker, photographer of the mayor and crime fighter by night, will become unemployed due to the shitty economy, and deal with the hardships that many of us are adjusting to.

According to the article, “In the near future, Parker will have to juggle paying bills and buying ‘web-fluid’ and other materials to fix his superhero costume in addition to keeping his dual identities under wraps.”

Now for: Dr. Dog

This psychedelic West-Philly band sounds reminiscent of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Band. With echoing voices, raw guitar chords and gentle harmonies, I’m sure you’ll do a double-take.

I first heard about Dr. Dog in 2007, when they released their “We All Belong” album. And now the boys are back and ready to release their sixth album, “Shame, Shame,” which drops April 6.

To dload some of their awesome tunes, go here. It’s mostly some of their old stuff and some tracks from their EP, but its still treasure’s gold.

Check out as well: Worst Trip – Dr. Dog, the song that made me fall for them.


It’s Winter Olympics Time, Aye.

So Friday night was the opening ceremony for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, which I didn’t catch because I was too busy getting “crunk” at a Wale concert. *Wale is a Trekky!*

But I’ve been keeping up with the medals, and so far U.S., Korea, Netherlands, Slovakia, and Switzerland have a gold. And the U.S. has the most medals. [Cue big, excessively long, “U.S.A.” chant!]

Vancouver mascots: I’ll give a buck to the first person who can tell me what the fuck these things are supposed to be. They look like Sanrio rejects. For now, I’ll refer to them as Cute Big foot, Tri-horn squirrel, and Skinny Panda.

Olympic events I actually give a shit about:

1. Snowboarding: [Men’s half-pipe qualifications starts on Feb. 17]

I love watching Snowboarding, even though half the time, all of their tricks look the same to me. But I’m sooo ready to root for Shaun White, aka The Flying Tomato, aka Super Ginger. Or whatever he goes by nowadays.

2. Luge: [Feb 13-17]

When I was younger, I always used to sit right infront of the TV and pretend I was on the sled with the athlete, swerving in all of those twists and turns. It was like a poor man’s roller coaster ride.

R.I.P Norad Kumaritashvili, the 21-year-old luger from Georgia who tragically died in a course run (authorities said he smashed his head on a pole) on Friday. The Olympics officials said the cause of death was “human error.” Sure, blame the one guy who can’t even defend himself… douchebags.

3. Figure Skating: [Feb. 15: Pairs Free Skating, Feb. 16-18: Men’s Events, Feb. 23-35: Women’s Events]

Singles. Pairs. Double. Toe loop. Triple Axels. Camel spins. My deepest, darkest secret: I wish I was a figure skater.

Okay, now this is an event I hold close to my heart… I mean, not really, but its definitely the sport I know most about, compared to all the others.

My favorite part is the moment right before a jump, because it’s either flight or fail. And it sucks moreso to fall on your ass in skating; you drown in embarrassment, plus you fall on hard, slippery ice. Ouchies.