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The Daily Footprint 7/1/09

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This took a few listens (and views) to grow on me, but now it will be making its way onto a rooftop party playlist sometime soon. Download the song (for free!) here.
According to their Myspace, they will be here August 15th, but it doesn’t look like they have a place to play figured out. Someone help them out?

Zach Galifianakis' Upcoming Movie Keeps Looking Stranger

Check out the official Visioneers trailer here.

Ted Kennedy & Them Dang Homosexualizers Destroyed Sanford's Marriage

Jenny Sanford (right) and SC GOP chair Karen Floyd
This is hands down the most idiotic thing you will read all year. I swear to God I thought this was the Onion. UPDATE: we’re gullible today, thank god this is a parody and it is still pretty damn funny.

‚”Of course I’m not saying that Mark is gay,” [Jenny] Sanford said, ‚”but he may as well be. The moral decay in this country has claimed another victim and this time it was my family. Our marriage was perfect until these laws started passing around the country. Clearly the slow dissolution of the sanctity of marriage in America seeped into Mark’s psyche until he no longer felt compelled to abide by our vows.”
Social conservatives were quick to show their support for the first lady’s statement.
‚”It’s finally happened,” said Rush Limbaugh, conservative radio personality. ‚”America, I’ve been warning you for years that gay marriage would destroy the American family and look… there they are, a husband, wife, and four children — destroyed. When is this going to stop America? When will the liberals be satisfied? When all the marriages break up? This wasn’t Mark Sanford’s fault, this was Ted Kennedy’s fault. Sanford didn’t cheapen the value of marriage, he was victimized by the cheapening of marriage.”

Sad News for Berliners and Fixies

This just in. Good is reporting that the German government has banned the Fixie!!!

In Berlin, fixed-gear bicycles are now illegal. The news comes from The Local, and English-language German news site:
In a country where cyclists are expected to have a working bell on their bikes, it was probably only a matter of time before fixies fell afoul of the law in Germany. … Since there’s no freewheel on a fixie, the pedals continue to rotate as long as the bike is moving forward. This means the rider either has to slow the bike by fighting the momentum or brake by locking up the back wheel to skid to a stop.
Seeing what they considered a growing danger to traffic safety, Berlin police announced this spring they would begin cracking down on fixie riders. Since only April, they’ve confiscated 18 bicycles.
Clearly, fixies are more difficult to ride (and stop) than any conventional street bikes. I’ve heard many an accomplished cyclist explain how he or she tried a fixie once and that was enough. And plenty of city-dwellers bemoan aggressive biking (which is sometimes associated with fixie-riders). But are the bikes really so dangerous that they shouldn’t be street legal? Is this a setback for bike culture in general?

Who wants to organize a protest?

Only on Fox News

Glenn Beck and Michael Scheuer say only another terrorist attack will save America: “The only chance we have as a country right now is” for bin Laden to “detonate a major weapon.” Classy.

Interview: I Am The Heat

The Brooklyn-based fusion of 60′s garage rock bands and post-punk minimalism that is I Am The Heat will premiere their new music video for their song “Ghost Bear” this Thursday night at 10 p.m. at Monkeytown (58 N 3rd. St).
Led by director Stephen Spencer, “Ghost Bear” was filmed around Williamsburg and Bushwick with the band, their girlfriends, friends and extended social acquaintances all lending a hand and having fun. It’s got a healthy mix of snuggling females, pillow fights, fuzzy bears and a chase scene all thrown together with a Matt and Kim-esque level of intensity and color.
Here’s the trailer video (it’s live now):

I AM THE HEAT: Ghost Bear from kevin fey on Vimeo.

For more on the band, I e-sat down with Jameson and Kevin Fey to talk about shooting the video, their favorite local haunts and their favorite bands. That interview, my friends, is after the jump.
After their Thursday premiere at Monkeytown, I Am The Heat will play July 11th at Clash Bar (NJ), July 12th at Union Pool, and July 31st at Lit.

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