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Just wrote my first music review of any kind about a little big band out of New Zealand called The Phoenix Foundation. Please check it out if you like great music.

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Author: Keya Imani

Now I’m not going to sit here and bash popular virgin indie bands like Foster the People and Cults for gaining such success and recognition so early in their career, because I get it.  They are catchy, fun, and deserve to be noticed.   On the flipside, I feel it is criminal for certain bands who have surpassing talent and have been assembling music for eons longer to play a tiny venue in Atlanta on a Friday night in June and 20 people show up.

I dedicate this to those artists.  The ones who have been belting out masterful albums for years without the appropriate acknowledgement.  The ones who tour endlessly year after year knowing that playing in front of a handful of fans on a weekend night is their reality.  The ones who refuse to surrender their dreams while continuing to craft their art in the hopes of a larger audience finally catching on to their brilliance. With that being said I am throwing a bit of a curve ball with my first artist.  If this site was based out of New Zealand then my first artist would definitely not fit the mold.  Since we are not on that tiny island chain (the size of Oregon with about the same population), it is game on. 

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The RIGHT WING and Fox Noise say it is all Obama's fault that gas prices are so high. Watch the hypocrisy unfold.

D.ro: We Review Stepdad @ Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn NY, February 29th

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Headlining Act: Stepdad (feat. Team Spirit, Secret Music, Psychobuildings)

Reviewer / Photo Credit: keenangaynor

Glasslands Gallery | Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Drink of choice: PBR, Stella Artois

When the NYC-based Indie and Such’ers…

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Senator Olympia Snowe leaving the Senate and doing some good on her way out.
thedailywhat:

Blunt Amendment News of the Day: The Senate voted today to reject legislation authored by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) that aimed to offset President Obama’s health care mandate requiring employers to provide contraception coverage to female employees.
The legislation would have given employers the right to refuse any medical coverage they were religiously or morally opposed to.
Lawmakers in the Democrat-led Senate tabled the Blunt amendment along party lines, with 48 voting in favor, and 51 voting against. Outgoing Republican Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) joined Democrats in defeating the transportation bill amendment.
The junior Senator from Maine, Susan Collins, did not side with her colleague out of concern that self-insured health plans of faith-based organizations would not be allowed an exemption from the mandate.
“This issue will not go away unless the administration takes it away by giving people of faith those First Amendment protections” to refuse coverage on religious grounds, said Sen. Blunt.
Democrats objected to providing employers with the say-so on their employees’ birth control use.
“Imagine that, your boss will decide whether you’re acting morally,” Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said before the vote. “It’s appalling we’re having this debate in the 21st century.”
[politico.]

Senator Olympia Snowe leaving the Senate and doing some good on her way out.

thedailywhat:

Blunt Amendment News of the Day: The Senate voted today to reject legislation authored by Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) that aimed to offset President Obama’s health care mandate requiring employers to provide contraception coverage to female employees.

The legislation would have given employers the right to refuse any medical coverage they were religiously or morally opposed to.

Lawmakers in the Democrat-led Senate tabled the Blunt amendment along party lines, with 48 voting in favor, and 51 voting against. Outgoing Republican Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) joined Democrats in defeating the transportation bill amendment.

The junior Senator from Maine, Susan Collins, did not side with her colleague out of concern that self-insured health plans of faith-based organizations would not be allowed an exemption from the mandate.

“This issue will not go away unless the administration takes it away by giving people of faith those First Amendment protections” to refuse coverage on religious grounds, said Sen. Blunt.

Democrats objected to providing employers with the say-so on their employees’ birth control use.

“Imagine that, your boss will decide whether you’re acting morally,” Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said before the vote. “It’s appalling we’re having this debate in the 21st century.”

[politico.]

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More James Bond themed paintings from Robert McGinnis.

Before rappers were "Pimpin Hoes" there was Robert McGinnis.

Before rappers were "Pimpin Hoes" there was Robert McGinnis.

Ha!  Want to re-post this on my FB page but would piss too many people off.
surrealist artist, Rene Margritte