drip. . . drip. . .


i am planning to try not to make this an overtly political blog, no matter what i may be thinking. . . but some things are too good (or scary) to pass up.

"In the summer of 2002, after I had written an article in Esquire that the White House didn't like about Bush's former communications director, Karen Hughes, I had a meeting with a senior adviser to Bush. He expressed the White House's displeasure, and then he told me something that at the time I didn't fully comprehend -- but which I now believe gets to the very heart of the Bush presidency.
The aide said that guys like me were ''in what we call the reality-based community,'' which he defined as people who ''believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.'' I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. ''That's not the way the world really works anymore,'' he continued. ''We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.''

-- Ron Suskind, "Without a Doubt"

see the source here.

thanks to Waremouse for that.



okay, one more from DFA. sort of. this is Liquid Liquid. they were a rather essential element of the early 80s minimalist funk/"no wave" line, along with other great bands like ESG. and just like ESG, Liquid Liquid's beats are responsible (ie. sampled) for the foundations of some of the greatest hip hop songs of all time. Check out "Cavern" by Liquid Liquid and you'll see what i mean. so here is a track off of the DFA comp by Liquid Liquid, true to form. they have even played a few shows around the nyc area within the past year or so, but i still have yet to avail myself of the opportunity ( = financial restrictions and otherwise).

• Liquid Liquid - Bellhead

buy music, especially independent.

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