baeblemusic:

mp3: bright eyes
Bright  Eyes is offering up a track off of their new album, The  People’s Key, with a free mp3 download of “Haile Selassie”. As the  track title suggests, the song is an exploration of the Rastafarian  movement’s idealism, which credits former Ethiopian Emperor Haile  Selassie as their inspiration and leader. Conor Oberst makes the  importance of this humanity-driven theme clear within the album,  especially through this bluntly named track. Lyrically, the song is rich in Rastafarian ideals. Oberst calls for  us to humble ourselves and return to the promise land of Zion, be wary  of progressive phenomenons such as atom-splitting, and find our  belonging within the values of the Rastafarian movement by accessing our  soul. While the lyrics are clearly what give the song its depth and  meaning, credit goes to the opening notes of “Haile Selassie” for  igniting intrigue within the listener. The beat picks up in a simple  fashion, but guitar-driven variations and vocal shifts mix up the tune  and give it a subtle dreamlike quality that straddles the border between  catchy ditty and a peaceful indie/rock trance…
Read more and download the mp3 here: http://www.baeblemusic.com/musicblog/1-27-2011/free-mp3-bright-eyes—-haile-selassie.html

baeblemusic:

mp3: bright eyes

Bright Eyes is offering up a track off of their new album, The People’s Key, with a free mp3 download of “Haile Selassie”. As the track title suggests, the song is an exploration of the Rastafarian movement’s idealism, which credits former Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie as their inspiration and leader. Conor Oberst makes the importance of this humanity-driven theme clear within the album, especially through this bluntly named track.

Lyrically, the song is rich in Rastafarian ideals. Oberst calls for us to humble ourselves and return to the promise land of Zion, be wary of progressive phenomenons such as atom-splitting, and find our belonging within the values of the Rastafarian movement by accessing our soul. While the lyrics are clearly what give the song its depth and meaning, credit goes to the opening notes of “Haile Selassie” for igniting intrigue within the listener. The beat picks up in a simple fashion, but guitar-driven variations and vocal shifts mix up the tune and give it a subtle dreamlike quality that straddles the border between catchy ditty and a peaceful indie/rock trance…

Read more and download the mp3 here: http://www.baeblemusic.com/musicblog/1-27-2011/free-mp3-bright-eyes—-haile-selassie.html
darling80m:

via Sultan AlQassemi:

See this “Image of the Day” picture of Egyptians praying in the face of tyranny http://bit.ly/eaOe0K Via @TwittterDad #Jan25

ETA: nice caption from the Enduring America: 

A picture’s a thousand words - what about a thousand people in a picture? This image shows riot police using a water gun to disperse protesters in Cairo who are merely praying.

darling80m:

via Sultan AlQassemi:

See this “Image of the Day” picture of Egyptians praying in the face of tyranny http://bit.ly/eaOe0K Via @TwittterDad #Jan25

ETA: nice caption from the Enduring America: 

A picture’s a thousand words - what about a thousand people in a picture? This image shows riot police using a water gun to disperse protesters in Cairo who are merely praying.

brooklynmutt:

Jon Stewart rips Indianapolis’ WXIN for ‘Homeless Talent Show’

TVSpy

Like every Fox affiliate I’ve ever encountered, WXIN finds a way to make shitty local newscasting somehow less watchable. 

'Official Dupont Circle Snowball Fight' Scheduled For 8 p.m.

Like last year’s snowball fight, I’ll probably skip it in favor of drinking at my house. I’d totally consider it if I lived near DuPont, though.

ilovecharts:

The Huffington Post’s 2011 State of the Union Drinking Game
Guaranteed black-out. 

ilovecharts:

The Huffington Post’s 2011 State of the Union Drinking Game

Guaranteed black-out.
 

slaughterhouse90210:

“Everything he did was at least partial and often total bullshit.”  — Jonathan Franzen, Freedom

slaughterhouse90210:

“Everything he did was at least partial and often total bullshit.”
— Jonathan Franzen, Freedom

Jersey Shore will have more seasons than Arrested Development. Hope you’re proud of yourselves, humanity.