This is amazing.

thedailywhat:

Political Ad of the Day: In the latest ad from Stephen Colbert’s Jon Stewart’s not-Colbert-affiliated SuperPAC, Stephen Colbert Herman Cain channels his inner Herman Cain Stephen Colbert while telling South Carolina voters to cast their ballot for Herman Colbert.

[colbersuperpac.]

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Yessssss.

This is freaking awesome.

thedailywhat:

Photo Series of the Day: Since 1999, photographer Jeff Harris has been snapping one photo of himself each and every day.

However, unlike the standard self-portrait-a-day projects we’ve grown accustomed to seeing, Harris started his with the explicit intention of not doing another me-on-the-couch compilation, but rather making the most out of every photo.

“I didn’t want 365 images of me sitting on the couch each day,” he told Time magazine’s LightBox. “There could have been that tendency, especially during the cold dark winter months to stay inside all the time, but this project inspired me to get out there and seek out interesting things.”

[lightbox / petapixel.]

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thekidshouldseethis:

The wind. The sun. The scenery. The happy dog faces sticking out of car windows! The co-curator’s favorite part was at the end when the dogs are all introduced. I like dog ears flapping in the wind. The kid should see this if they haven’t already!

Thanks, @dougmcarthur.

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My 2011 In Bands.



Yo La Tengo - 903 plays

Wye Oak - 563 plays

The Walkmen - 397 plays

The Cave Singers - 284 plays

The National - 283 plays

My Morning Jacket - 275 plays

Future Islands - 263 plays

Yuck - 228 plays

A.A. Bondy - 223 plays

Pepper Rabbit -  206 plays

(via bronawesome)

*sigh*

*sigh*

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Tammar’s “The Last Line” is the best song by a band you probably haven’t heard of in 2011. Volume up! (PS. the rest of the album, called Visits, isn’t too shabby either)

Download for free HERE

2011 was an interesting year for music for me. Some of my favorite artists came out with long awaited albums (some disappointed), and some of my favorite bands resurfaced in different forms. We Are Augustines is one of them. And they had one of my favorite tracks of 2011, “Book of James.”

We Are Augustines - “Book of James”

I discovered Pela a little bit too late. I was set to see them a few years ago at the High Dive in Seattle, but Billy McCarthy broke his leg (I think?) a couple of shows previous and they had to cancel some dates, including that High Dive show. The band then went through a tough breakup, personal tragedy, battles with their label, and I, like many others wondered if we would hear from Pela again. 

When I heard that singer Billy McCarthy and bassist Eric Sanderson came together to form We Are Augustines, I found myself at the right place at the right time. Before embarking on a European tour, the band, now with drummer Rob Allen, played a warm up show at a tiny bar deep in Brooklyn (I took 2 buses and 2 trains). It doesn’t matter what it was called, cause I really can’t remember. Me and about 50 other people crammed inside to hear the return of the heart and soul of Pela: We Are Augustines. Through everything, I saw a band ready to be noticed again. I even got to hear a couple Pela tunes. 

To top things off, I got to meet Billy McCarthy after the show, and I could tell this was a genuine human being who really loved what he did and appreciated those who supported the band. We Are Augustines, you have a fan for life.