I just saw my Peace Corps-joining friend Kody off. He's headed to Guatemala for 27 months. Before he went, we had to stop by the pool on the 14th floor of his hotel to take the proverbial dip. No lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk. Not this time. Enter Milena. 21 years young out of the Czech Republic. They know how to make them over there. Did she join us later in the hotel bar for a cocktail or two? Well that, my friend, is none of your damn business.
"Gypsy Fuck Songs For You": Listen to this 12 minute Gogol Bordello interview/live performance from NPR. Thank me later.
"Well, it is what it is, you know what i mean, if it would be brazilian drum and bass but agricultural with elements of agricultural trip hop from Uruguay I would describe it like that, but it ain't that. So that's why it's called Gypsy Punk."
– Eugene Hutz
Speaking of pianos, Czech out Lingua Franca's EP Grand Piano, it's feenomminal.
Vallywag's handy guide to social site segregation.
All sorts of hilarity is going on over at Tom Green's Blog. Including a not-so-hilarious accident he had last month while fishing in the ocean in Costa Rica.
This essay breaks the law.
Get these discs:
The Flaming Lips – At War with the Mystics
Built to Spill – You in Reverse