The impending oil crisis

The Sunday Times Magazine included what is sure to be one of the most important stories of our time. (No it wasn’t the Style Section article about kids in upstate NY who hang out in fast food parking lots.) Here’s an excerpt from “The Breaking Point,” which argues that we need to begin looking for alternatives to oil now

The producers are not running out of oil, not yet, but their decades-old reservoirs are not as full and geologically spry as they used to be, and they may be incapable of producing, on a daily basis, the increasing volumes of oil that the world requires. ”One thing is clear,” warns Chevron, the second-largest American oil company, in a series of new advertisements, ”the era of easy oil is over.”
….One diplomat I spoke to recalled a comment from Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani, the larger-than-life Saudi oil minister during the 1970’s: ”The Stone Age didn’t end for lack of stone, and the oil age will end long before the world runs out of oil.”

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Best Cafeteria

Our friends at Cakehead are holding a poll to see who has the best NY Cafeteria. Swing by and send them your vote.

Robert A. Moog dead at 71

Robert A. Moog, whose self-named synthesizers turned electric currents into sound and opened the musical wave that became electronica, has died. He was 71. (From CNN)

Massive Anti-war March and Free Concert

Mark you Calendars. This war is unwinnable:
Saturday, September 24
Massive Anti-war March and Concert
Gather 11 AM at the Washington Monument

Join Operation Ceasefire, a new coalition of concerned musicians, for a massive anti-war concert/rally at the Washington Monument on September 24th. This event will be a centerpiece of what is expected to be 4 days of enormous protests in nation’s capital in support of a full withdrawal of U.S. forces from the quagmire in Iraq. The concert will bring together musical acts such as: Thievery Corporation, punk rock and independent musicians LeTigre, Bouncing Souls, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists; country music artist Steve Earle, rock and soul band the Bellrays; latin musicians Machetres, socially conscious hip-hop groups The Coup and Head-Roc; and even long time activists Wayne Kramer of the MC5, Jello Biafra and Greg Palast will be involved in this event!
With over 60% of the public currently opposed to the war in Iraq, this concert is a fun way we can all come together and demand that this Congress and this administration bring our troops home and start a well over due Ceasefire!

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Chloe Sevigny in Smog Video has the video to the excellent new Smog single here. It features Chloe in a chambermaid costume wearing an eyepatch. It thankfully does not feature Vincent Gallo’s Republican cock in her mouth. The new Bonnie Prince Billy video is available as well.

Do They Know It's Halloween – A Vice Magazine Benefit Song Satire

Vice presents their first benefit song satire, featuring:
Beck, Sum 41, The Arcade Fire, Sonic Youth, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sloan, Peaches, Feist, Devendra Banhart, Wolf Parade, Postal Service, Buck 65, Comedian David Cross, Sex Pistols’ founder Malcolm McLaren, Elvira, 60s soul legend Gino Washington, and more!
Click here to check it out.

Flying Spaghetti Monster

Cakehead has an hilarious story satirizing the Intelligent Design nonsense. Read about the Flying Spaghetti Monster here.

Blue States Lose


Blue States Lose
may be embarassingly derivative of Vice magazine’s Do’s and Don’ts, but it’s still pretty damn funny. After enjoying it for weeks now, we’ve finally decided to give them a shout out. Their number one entry this week had us howling. Check it out here.