January 13th, 2008

Very Rare Music From An Awesome Band

One of the bands I used to love in Atlanta was Mary My Hope. With influences ranging from Bowie, Led Zeppelin, Brian Eno, Bauhaus (to name a few), this band kicked much ass. They used to play the White Dot, and frequented the same places that all of the folks I knew did. They signed to Silvertone records and went to Wales to record their debut album, the stellar "Museum" which was released in 1989. This band fucking ROCKED live, and even though the album was a good bit of polish on that live energy, it's still a fantastic record. The most memorable show for me was when they played at the Fox, opening for The Godfathers and Love & Rockets in the summer of 1989. Loud as fuck, and just a fantastic show. "Wildman Childman", "It's About Time" (my personal favorite) and "Suicide King" were the standouts - although "Communion" and "Monster Is Bigger Than The Man" were also great.

This album has been out of print for 18 long years. I've not only included it in this post, but also the "Suicide Kings" EP. If you're a serious music fan, you need to hear this stuff - especially if you haven't before. Rare stuff indeed.

Mary My Hope - Museum

  1. Wildman Childman
  2. It's About Time
  3. Suicide King
  4. Untitled
  5. Communion
  6. Hourglass
  7. I'm Not Singing
  8. Heads and Tales
  9. Grind
  10. I'm Not Alone
  11. Death of Me

Mary My Hope - Suicide Kings EP

  1. Monster Is Bigger Than The Man
  2. Communion
  3. Suicide King
  4. I'm Not Alone (Live)
  5. It's About Time (Live)

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Goldberg: ‘Conservative Groups’ Don’t Try To Dictate What Sexual ‘Positions You Can Be In’

In an interview today with Salon about his new book, Liberal Fascism, National Review’s Jonah Goldberg (the same fuckrag that recently claimed "you can draw a line from Mussolini to Clinton and Obama") is asked if his claim “that liberalism today sees no realm of human life that is beyond political significance,” could “just as easily be said of the American right.”

Goldberg concedes that “there are lots of places on the right where this is so,” but then argues that “the equation between liberalism and conservatism” doesn’t go so far because “you don’t have conservative groups” dictating people’s personal sex lives:
That said, I don’t think that the equation between liberalism and conservatism goes as far as you would like to take it. You know, you have environmental groups giving out kits and instructions about how to have environmentally conscious sex. You don’t have conservative groups talking about what kind of condoms you should use or what positions you can be in. That kind of thing doesn’t really go on.
Goldberg’s argument is “head-spinningly absurd.” He claims that “you don’t have conservative groups” prescribing “what positions you can be in.” But this assertion ignores the fact that it was conservatives who sought to continue criminalizing sodomy, which is certainly considered a sexual position.

To be fair to Goldberg, he has written in the past that he is personally “against sodomy laws.” But the same can’t be said for the many “conservative groups” who supported the state of Texas in the landmark Supreme Court case, Lawrence v. Texas, which struck down anti-sodomy laws:
The American Center for Law and Justice, American Family Association, the attorneys general of the states of Alabama, South Carolina and Utah, Center for Arizona Policy, Center for Law and Justice International, Center for the Original Intent of the Constitution, Concerned Women Dried Up, Bitter Old Cunts for America, Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, Texas legislators, Liberty Counsel, Pro Family Law Center, Texas Eagle Forum; Daughters of Liberty Republican Women of Houston, Texas; Spirit of Freedom Republican Women’s Club, Texas Physicians Resource Council, Christian Medical and Dental Association, Catholic Medical Association, and United Families International.
In Goldberg’s mind, criminalizing a consensual sexual act apparently isn’t the same as dictating “what positions you can be in.”

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Ten Thoughts to Ponder for 2008
Number 10
Life is sexually transmitted.

Number 9
Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Number 8
Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.

Number 7
Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the internet and they won't bother you for weeks.

Number 6
Some people are like a Slinky. Not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

Number 5
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.

Number 4
All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to Criticism.

Number 3
Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200.00 and a substantial tax cut saves you $30.00?

Number 2
In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is Weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

And The Number 1 Thought For 2008
We know exactly where one cow with Mad Cow Disease is located among millions and millions of cows in America, but we haven't got a clue as to where millions of illegal immigrants and terrorists are located. Maybe we should put the Department of Agriculture in charge of Immigration.