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I forgot to mention this yesterday, but Frank Turner's latest album, Love, Ire, and Song, was released in the US yesterday via Epitaph Records. An odd fit for them, but a totally awesome album from a really fantastic singer/songwriter. His new album, Poetry of the Deed, is dropping Sept. 7th, 2009. It's gonna be great!
Here's a video for his song "Photosynthesis."

Got a whole bunch of records I had somewhat forgot that I'd ordered yesterday:
- Bad Religion - No Control LP
- Thee Makeout Party - Play Pretend LP
- Shark Pants - Porno Snakehead LP
- Screeching Weasel - Wiggle LP
- A second copy of the Carry the Torch Kid Dynamite tribute 2xLP, because I'm a moron and pre-ordered it twice from two different sources, months apart
So, if anyone knows/is a Kid Dynamite fan who would love a collection of KD covers on vinyl, send 'em my way. I somehow doubt there's a huge market for this sucker (as eBay has not a single listing).

So, sometimes I don't mind Larry. Other times, like today, when he argued that the Cambridge cops were right to arrest Harvard professor Henry Gates, and probably should have done more- I believe he said he should have been shot, thought I think/hope he was being hyperbolic- I really don't know what else to do other than shake my head in disbelief. Oy.

Looks like the restart of the Doomsday MachineLarge Hadron Collider has been pushed back yet again, to mid-November. So you've got a few months more to get everything you've wanted in life done. Hop to it.

Windows 7, Microsoft's follow-up to the much-maligned Vista, is rolling out to maufacturing August 6th, with some beta testers and OEMs getting it now. What do you think about the forthcoming version of the world's most, uh, prevalent operating system? Any of you play around with Win7 yet? I toyed with a couple of betas and found it to be a great improvement to Vista, but then, I appreciate some of the steps forward that Vista made.
I still would love to see MS put some of its massive brainpower toward an all-new Windows kernel/architecture, but that's a dream I doubt I'll see for another 10 years. Though, it does seem like the corporate culture over in Redmond is undergoing something of a shift.

Tunes: Hot Water Music - 220 Years

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pseudoboy From: pseudoboy Date: July 22nd, 2009 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
The whole Henry Louis Gates thing is fascinating to me. My friend Bevin is good friends with his daughter Maggie and so knows the family.

From what it sounds like Gates essentially had to break into his own house after a trip. When the cops showed they wanted him to ID himself and step outside the house so they could confront him. Sounds like Gates reacted in a rather emotional manner and the cops then decided to arrest him for "disorderly conduct" which is also often known in the common parlance of "yelling at and not being respectful of a police officer."

Sounds like none of the parties were on their best behavior and the Cambridge PD dodged a huge PR bullet with it - it was already a national story and could have been huge if they didn't relent and work out a joint statement with gates yesterday. You don't arrest a nationally renowned black studies professor on the lawn of his own home for such an arbitrary reason without inviting a shitstorm!
pseudoboy From: pseudoboy Date: July 22nd, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh those Crowleys!

"The officer asked Gates to "step out onto the porch and speak with me," the report says. "[Gates] replied, 'No, I will not.' He then demanded to know who I was. I told him that I was 'Sgt. Crowley from the Cambridge Police' and that I was 'investigating a report of a break in progress' at the residence."

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