Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Illustrating the Success of Health Care Reform

Jon Gruber of MIT walks us through health care reform:

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Phantom Tails- "Dressed Wounds"

New video from Minneapolis's finest, Phantom Tails. Bandcamp player below:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Romney meets world leaders


New S.Maharba at BTS

New S.Maharba vinyl 12" release over at BTS. Limited Supply. You can find his BTS mix from 2010 here. Previous NeuroRhythms bloggage linking to his 2006 casstte "s/t" here.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Zebulon Pike

In honor of their new LP, Space is the Corpse of Time, I am posting some tracks by Zebulon Pike, Minneapolis's best metal band. Full disclosure I used to study with Erik Fratzke, the guitarist of Zebulon Pike and bassist of Happy Apple.

This Pyramid is the AscendingThis Pyramid is the Ascending
Behold The Wizzard's FountainBehold the Wizzard's Fountain
Mirrors of Blessed MiraclesMirrors of Blessed Miracles
And Blood Was PassionAnd Blood Was Passion

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Oxbow- "A Winner Every Time"

Were the Founding Fathers tokers?

So these comments of Newt Gingrich's from NH has been floating around the web over the past few days.
"I think Jefferson and George Washington would strongly discourage you from growing marijuana, and their tactics to stop you would be more violent than they would be today."
Well this point is clearly moronic and terribly inaccurate. Perhaps he should have studied harder in graduate school. Check this:
President George Washington wrote a letter that contained an oblique reference to what may have been hashish. "The artificial preparation of hemp, from Silesia, is really a curiosity." 38 Washington made specific written references to Indian hemp, or cannabis indica, and hoped to "have disseminated the seed to others. " 39 His August 7, 1765 diary entry, "began to separate the male from the female () plants," describes a harvesting technique favored to enhance the potency of smoking cannabis, among other reasons. 40 Hemp farmer Thomas Jefferson and paper maker Ben Franklin were ambassadors to France during the initial surge of the hashish vogue. Their celebrity status and progressive revolutionary image afforded them ample opportunities to try new experiences. Jefferson smuggled Chinese hemp seeds to America and is credited with the phrase in the Declaration of Independence, "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
Did the Founding Fathers of the United States of America smoke cannabis? Some researchers think so. Dr. Burke, president of the American Historical Reference Society and a consultant for the Smithsonian Institute, counted seven early presidents as cannabis smokers: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor and Franklin Pierce. 41 "Early letters from our founding fathers refer to the pleasures of hemp smoking," said Burke. Pierce, Taylor and Jackson, all military men, smoked it with their troops. Cannabis was twice as popular among American soldiers in the Mexican War as in Vietnam: Pierce wrote to his family that it was "about the only good thing" about that war.
H/T: Andrew Sullivan.

FourTet- "You Could Ruin My Day"

Frank Ocean- "Novacane"

SBTRKT feat. Little Dragon- "Wildfire"

Twin Sister- "Stop" Presents: Twin Sister "Stop" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Mr. Scruff feat. Alice Russell- "Music Takes Me Up"

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Raekwon Mix Tape- "Unexpected Victory"

Download here
Listen : Chinese Marines (feat. Mobb Deep)