'Stupidly Idiotic. Idiotically Stupid'

We’re glad that other people think this ad is as FUCKING RETARDED as we do.

Kanye West And Others Remix Peter Bjorn & John's "Young Folks"

From Pitchfork:
Kanye West: Young Folks Remix
Via lanewshit
Young Folks (Diplo Pussy Remix) / zShare
Young Folks (Datashat Remix) / zShare
Young Folks (Diplo Drums of Death Remix) / zShare
Young Folks (Punks Jump Up Special Disco Remix) / zShare
Young Folks (Thomas Andersson Remake) / zShare
Young Folks (Cousin-Cole Re-Edit) / zShare
Young Folks (OrtzRoka Remix) / zShare

Dawn Landes: Bluegrass “Young Folks” via Pitchfork

Weird German “Young Folks” via Pitchfork
And finally, some weird dude with a dirty-ass apartment who calls himself Glitter Parade dancing to “Young Folks.” (Stick around until the end to see him dancing with his dog…. hilarious).

Joy Division Biopic Hit At Cannes

Control trailer
From NME

The new Ian Curtis biopic ‘Control’ has won a host of acclaim and prizes at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, including Best European Film. Anton Corbijn’s movie about the Joy Division singer, who committed suicide at the height of the band’s powers in 1980, was shown outside the main Palme d’Or competition.
However, ‘Control’ was the big winner of the Director’s Fortnight section, winning the CICAE Art & Essai prize for Best Film.
The movie also claimed the ‘Regards Jeunes’ award for best first or second directed feature film and the Europa Cinemas Label prize for Best European Film in the sidebar.
The Europa Cinemas jury said about the film: “This is a very impressive and assured debut from a renowned photographer, but he never allows the look of the film, beautiful though it is, to detract from the powerful story and character development.
“The performances are all excellent, not just the leading characters. We feel that this is a film that will strike a real chord with audiences around Europe, and not just with music lovers.”
The movie is an adaptation of Curtis widow Deborah’s memoirs of her life with the singer, ‘Touching From A Distance’. In the movie, she is played by Oscar-nominated actress Samantha Morton, while Curtis is played by relative unknown Sam Riley.
‘Control’ is due for release later this year.

Lost Highway Releases Two Teasers From Ryan Adam's Easy Tiger

Surprisingly, Lost Highway has been successful at keeping Easy Tiger from leaking, so people have been curious about what to expect. At first listen, we love what we hear. Get ’em while they’re hot: [hat tip AquariumDrunkard]
Partial MP3: Ryan Adams :: Two
Partial MP3: Ryan Adams :: Everybody Knows
Related: Easy Tiger…. It’s 4:20

Surge Not Working

Given their pandering track record, we’re shocked that Obama, Clinton, and 12 others in Congress stood behind the troops by voting ‘no’ on the Iraq bill. With Memorial Day coming this weekend, we’re delighted that at least a few senators refused to indefinitely finance and extend this unwinnable war at the expense of our troops and the Iraqi people. Especially given this news: From Washington Post

Morgue Data Show Increase In Sectarian Killings in Iraq
More than three months into a U.S.-Iraqi security offensive designed to curtail sectarian violence in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq, Health Ministry statistics show that such killings are rising again.
From the beginning of May until Tuesday, 321 unidentified corpses, many dumped and showing signs of torture and execution, have been found across the Iraqi capital, according to morgue data provided by a Health Ministry official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information. The data showed that the same number of bodies were found in all of January, the month before the launch of the Baghdad security plan.
Such killings are a signature practice of Shiite militias, although Sunni insurgents are also known to execute victims. The number of found bodies is a key indicator of the level of sectarian violence, but the statistics also include some who died from causes unrelated to the political situation.
Weeks after the security plan was launched in mid-February, Bush administration and U.S. military officials began citing a decline in sectarian violence as evidence of the plan’s effectiveness. Although that trend appears to have reversed, the unidentified corpses being collected this year remain far fewer than those found during the peak periods of sectarian strife last year.

Mary Cheney Has A Boy…

Cheney & wife with their grandson
…thus underlining the fact that Bush and Cheney believe the twisted “moral” standards they want to impose on the rest of the nation don’t apply to them or their loved ones. From WorldNetDaily

Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, became a mother today when she gave birth to a baby boy. Samuel David Cheney was born at 9:46 a.m., weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces, at Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C. […]
“The vice president is pleased to be a grandfather for the sixth time,” spokeswoman Megan McGinn said.
According to reports, Mary’s homosexual partner of 15 years, Heather Poe, “will have no legal relationship with her child. She can’t adopt as a second parent. She won’t have her name on the birth certificate.” […]
President Bush told People magazine in December that Mary Cheney would be “a loving soul to her child.”
The remark came in response to a question about his 2005 comment to the New York Times, as he noted: “I believe children can receive love from gay couples but the ideal is — and studies have shown that the ideal is where a child is raised in a married family with a man and a woman.”
“The vice president took me aside and gave me the good news. He and his wife, Lynne, are very happy for Mary,” Bush said. “I think Mary is going to be a loving soul to her child. And I’m happy for her.”

ABC discovers some "new" and "dangerous" fad called emo

[Hat Tip Gawker]

Oxford Collapse tomorrow night

A few months ago, Village Voice blogger Tom Breihan posted a concert review titled ‚”The Walkmen Spaz the Fuck Out.” The same tagline could easily be applied to fellow Brooklynites Oxford Collapse; the band’s sound tends to veer towards that of a four cups of coffee and Adderall bender. While it can be argued the terms ‚”angular” and ‚”jittery” are perhaps two of the most overused expressions in modern rock criticism, in this case, they really do seem applicable.
Thu 5/24 8:00 PM Oxford Collapse, Centipede D’Est Union Hall 21+ $8

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