Barney Frank SLAMS Townhall Nutjob

Take note…. this is how it’s done:


David Cross On The Daily Show

We’re pretty excited about his new book, I Drink for a Reason, not to mention his long overdue tour.

NYPD on a Vintage Moped

I love this picture. It’s from a Wired post, Rebels Without a Hog: Inside Brooklyn’s Moped Gang, that looks at the Orphans, a Greenpoint “biker” gang. More on that later.

During an unfortunate ride, Brian McCrocklin was arrested for riding a moped that was reported stolen.
Because the Hells Satans were visiting from Richmond, they didn’t bring their own bikes and Ryan Due let them borrow a few from the shop ‚Äî one of which belonged to Due and was stolen last year. Due recovered the bike on his own and never resolved the matter with the police. McCrocklin spent the afternoon in jail while Due smoothed things out. McCrocklin was released with no fines.

(photo via Bryan Derballa/


The So So Glos, 2009′s Bushwick based version of the Ramones, will be hosting a weekly DJ night at East Village Arrow Bar before kicking off their tour with Titus Andronicus. That’s three nights, starting tonight!
So, if you’re not checking out Mugison at Pete’s Candy Store later on today, go shake your groove thang on the other side of the river. You also have a chance to check out the guys with Titus at Monster Island on September 2nd.
As for tonight, the So So Glos boys have a point…. “Tuesday nights are otherwise useless?”

The Daily Footprint 08/18/09

Screw Rent
Williamsburg Bridge

Tarantino's Top 20 Movies Since 1992

I admit it. I’m a big Tarantino fan. I even loved Grindhouse and Jackie Brown. Still, this list is nothing less than bizarre. Friday? Speed? I’ll give Tarantino credit for his unique aesthetic, but does Team America really deserve to be on this list? And watching him get excited about Manoj Nelliyattu Shyamalan’s Unbreakable—I can’t bring myself to call him M. Night—is just a little uncomfortable.

What films did he leave out? List away in comments.

TONIGHT: Cale Parks & Lemonade @ Santos Party House


By now you know that we’re loving Cale Parks. And you’ve probably been chipping your manicure just waiting for the interview with the man himself. You’re also probably really excited for TONIGHT’s show at Santos Party House, which kicks off his next US tour with Lemonade. I know I am. Especially since I just realized that the first single, “One at a Time” reminds me a lot of this guy, and that can’t be bad.

See below for what Cale had to say about stage moniters, Brooklyn, and the new album, To Swift Mars, out on Polyvinyl now. Also, check out the video premiere of “One at a Time” HERE.

FREEburg: There’s a certain satisfaction that comes with wailing on an instrument, like playing drums with Aloha and White Williams for instance. How do you describe the transition to drum machines and synth?

Cale Parks: There was no transition, just a simple logistical issue that I couldn’t play the drums and make the music I wanted to make. I love drum machines and synths. There’s a specific type of satisfaction you experience when you tweak a drum sample or synth chord in the perfect way that you just can’t compare to getting all choppy on the drumset and vice versa. I’ve been doing the solo thing exclusively for almost a year now, but I’m really, really missing sitting behind a kit. I guess this is why Phil Collins jumps behind a second drumset for a solo or two on every solo show.

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Obama Proves Once Again That He Needs To Grow A Pair

As per usual, Matt Taibbi articulates my opinion to a tee

the public option was not a cure-all. In fact, the Democrats had in reality already managed to kill the public option by watering it down to the point of near-meaninglessness. But the notion that our president not only does not have any use anymore for a public option, but in fact ‚”will be satisfied” if there is merely ‚”choice and competition” in the market is, well, disgusting.
I’ll say this for George Bush: you’d never have caught him frantically negotiating against himself to take the meat out of a signature legislative initiative just because his approval ratings had a bad summer. Can you imagine Bush and Karl Rove allowing themselves to be paraded through Washington on a leash by some dimwit Republican Senator of a state with six people in it the way the Obama White House this summer is allowing Max Baucus (favorite son of the mighty state of Montana) to frog-march them to a one-term presidency?
To quote Method Man’s Calvin ‚”Cheese” Wagstaff character from The Wire, ‚”This is some shameless shit right here.”