Archive for January 23rd, 2009

Girl, You Know It’s Fake

inauguration band

Yo- Yo Ma and Itzak Perlman lied to me. First that little girl at the Beijing Olympics, now this. This is some Ashlee Simpson/ Milli Vanilli ish! I cried through that performance. It’s really weird to find out that it was pre-recorded. Granted, the extreme cold would have made the instruments sound awful; you can’t dance a warped piano string off. And everyone on stage was already a respectable performer, who doesn’t “bow- sync” live, as far as we know. Still. It hurts inside.

Blame it on the Rain by Milli Vanilli

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Give This American Life a dollar so that they can keep their podcasts free. I know the pledge drive is over, but I’ll say it anyway. Their corporate sponsors ran out in 08, so they need listener support.  It’s one of the few quality media outlets around, and their podcasts keep me connected to home in a way that’s not only entertaining, but frankly, quite comforting.

For the record, I gave them $20 after weeks of on-air reminders. It was the least I could do. I’m normally not a donor for anything, but after I donated the Obama campaign, my mind’s been changed. There are certain causes in this world that need to be supported and held onto.  You don’t need to give them a car or put them in your will; leave that for the homeless and impoverished youth if that’s what you want to do. But a few dollars goes a long way.

After Hours by We Are Scientists

January 2009
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