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Friday Genius Ten “Showers” Edition

Happy Friday! It’s dreary and rainy in New York City—I guess that’s what they mean by “April showers” (learning so much moving to New York!)—and I figured this would be a perfect song to kick off the Friday Genius Ten for the day. Good time for nostalgia, I guess. Leave…

Friday Genius Ten “RIP, Jay Reatard” Edition

The death of Jay Reatard Wednesday morning was a blow, because not only was the garage rocker from Memphis beloved, but he was also only 29 years old. Unfortunately, it seems things might be getting more upsetting, as the investigation of his death has been assigned to homicide and police…

Friday Genius Ten “Rain Is Less Depressing When It Ushers In Fall” Edition

No big theme today. Today’s song to run the iTunes Genius function off of was picked simply because it came up on my random generator last night, and I love it. (Lauren from Feministe turned me onto this cover.) But it does suit the amount of rain we’ve had this…

Friday Genius Ten “Can You Move It?” Edition

Word is it that Harry Reid thinks they can push the stimulus bill through today, and he thinks they’ve got enough votes to invoke cloture. Good for him if he’s got it. Today’s Genius pick is a bit of encouragement to Senate Democrats. Leave your Genius mix—or just your random…

Friday Genius Ten “It’s In The Mail, Dammit” Edition

Ten songs from your MP3 collection. At random, or pick a song to use with Genius. I’m doing Genius. Original song: “Send Me A Postcard”—The Shocking Blue Ten songs from Genius: 1) “Pirate Love”—Johnny Thunders 2) “Los Angeles”—Frank Black 3) “I Wish You Would”—David Bowie 4) “Little Girl”—Death From Above…

Oh! how near are genius and madness!

So when Obama didn’t call himself a symbol, there was a minor frenzy of recriminations. Never mind that he was almost certainly misquoted – he said several words that could, if reassembled like a jigsaw puzzle, be construed as arrogant. Whoops: “If I win this campaign,” McCain said, “historians will…

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