Late Night Music Open Thread

Hello kiddies. It’s a scorcher down here today, and that means margaritas. Tonight, I’m off to see Chekhov. In celebration, therefore, music!

ETA: Gay anthem request!

EATA: Crikey. I do love the Japanese kiddies.

h/t Peale @ Balloon Juice

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    a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q) says:

    Howdy Sarah. Enjoy the margaritas, and Chekhov.

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    Scamp Dog says:

    I’ve been a big fan of Brian Eno, since the early ’80s, and a few days ago I looked up some songs from Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy). I’ve gotten the bass line figured out for The Great Pretender, on YouTube here. It has nothing to do with the Sam Cooke tune of the same name, but it’s a great example of what he was doing back then, and features some of his odd but engaging lyrics.

    I think I’m going to drag out my 4-track and see if I can work up a version of my own.

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    Peale says:

    We used to do gay anthems. Are those still allowed?

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    Always. What did you have in mind?

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    Peale says:

    @Sarah, Proud and Tall: I don’t know. Since the election, I’ve kind of dropped out of the US and am ending up watching thai dramas and other asian things that I shouldn’t be. My music has gone weird. Or gotten schmaltzy.

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    srv says:

    @Peale: You’d think Australia would just be a gay anthem videopalooza, but apparently still all repressed.

    Perhaps Tasmania. Where does Sarah go for all her bois?

    And why aren’t there any pr0ns shot on GV’s? There must be some high-brow inflight channel the Cloud Minder’s suppress from all us Troglytes.

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    Tim in SF says:

    I do so love it when I see your byline, Miss Sarah. I wish I’d see it more often.

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    Where does Sarah go for all her bois?

    I linger in the foyers of major investment banks. Those boys have so much guilt to be beaten out of them. It’s very cathartic. For me anyway.

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    @Tim in SF:

    Thanks. Last year was an odd year. I hope I will be around more this year.

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    TheMightyTrowel says:

    mmm San Cisco! Sarah, will you post a hottest 100 thread on Invasion Day?

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    srv says:

    @Sarah, Proud and Tall: Sociopaths like to be beaten? Who would have known?

    It would make a good HBO drama.

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    Arclite says:

    Crikey. I do love the Japanese kiddies.

    Wife is a tiny 100 pound Japanese native, so I can relate.

    Also, Jpr0n is the best on the planet. =D

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    TheMightyTrowel says:

    @Sarah, Proud and Tall: THANK YOU!

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    Morzer says:

    Tonight, I’m off to see Chekhov.

    Isn’t he a bit.. well, old and dead for you?

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    NotMax says:

    Walter Koenig performing at a local dinner theater?

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    Tommy says:

    @Scamp Dog: Oh I am right with you on Brian Eno. So rare I ever hear anybody mention him. I am an ambient music guy, and well he is kind of the father of it. I listen to him almost daily.

    I beg people here to Google music for Airports and just listen. Imagine a musician that flies a lot and felt the sounds in airports was lacking. Stressful. He does an entire album that he hoped airports would just play on a loop.

    Well you don’t have to imagine, he did it!

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    Tommy says:

    @Violet: Don’t we ALL know that mom and her pups are staying with Cole. I envision the first person that comes to see them, wanting to adopt. A perfect couple, but Cole will find something “wrong” with them when in fact nothing is wrong with them. This will happen a few times. He’ll note that maybe, the best home is where they are at now. And just like that three more dogs will have a permanent home. I should note I think this is both a good thing for Cole and a good thing for those wonderful pups and her mom.

    I also know this from experience. One of my good friends started to rescue Greyhounds. Thought he’d get them healthy and let people adopt them. Well he now has 14 of them. Actually bought 20+ acres in South Carolina. House with a kennel. I said wow they will like that kennel. He was like dude, not for my fucking dogs. They are in the house with me and the wife. I am going to use the kennel to generate a little more money to save more Greyhounds.

    You go boy, you just go!

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    Anne Laurie says:


    I should note I think this is both a good thing for Cole and a good thing for those wonderful pups and her mom.

    I hope you’re wrong, actually. Ginger deserves a permanent home where she’s not guaranteed to be lowest-ranking dog — and between Lily (John’s heart-dog) and Rosie (JRT), both younger & bigger than her, Ginger will always be low dog on the pecking order while she’s living at John’s house.

    And two puppies, especially if they stay as wildly different in size, are a lot of work for one middle-aged guy, or even two guys, who have full-time jobs & demanding hobbies & three other pets already. Lovie & Thurston are going to be adorable, and they will move on to new homes with people who can love them as much as Cole loves Lily.

    Then it will be “just’ John, and Shawn, and Lily, and Rosie, and Steve. Until John’s sister calls with another desperate foster case…

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    Tommy says:

    @Anne Laurie: You might be right. I just don’t know the dynamics of that many animals in a house. I have no experience there.

    The most popular thing I ever mention here is how I got my current cat. I was at a Super Bowl party nine years ago. Some kids were throwing these super small kittens into this kiddie swim pool. I put down my beer and marched across the street, threw those kids out of the way and grabbed the kittens.

    Like Coles pups I could easily hold them in the palm of my hand. I looked for a long time for mom, but couldn’t find her. Kittens came home with me. My brother had moved out a few months earlier, with his two cats, so I was petless.

    The two of them were so freaked out by me. They’d run into walls if I was in the same room. I moved them to a small bedroom. Put my cloths in there so they could smell my “scent.” Laid for hours in a fetal position just so they got used to me. Later would sit in a chair for hours and read, again so they’d get used to me. I never tried to touch them ….

    One day they came around. One passed away, had to “put her down” because I think (and I kick myself because of this) she got into a room in my house, off limits to pooties, and licked a lot of toner. She became very, very sick and the vet told me there was not much to do.

    But the one still here, the bond I have with her is hard to put to words. It is rare is more than a few feet from me. Follows me around the house. I could manhandle her. Pick her up at any time. She trusts me 110%.

    I think that is because I raised her from an age where I kind of became her “mother.”

    I say all this because I think Cole will find the same with those pups.

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    raven says:

    Taibbi on Sniper (yes, he went to see it BEFORE he gave his opinion).

    We’ll make movies about the Chris Kyles of the world and argue about whether they were heroes or not. Some were, some weren’t. But in public relations as in war, it’ll be the soldiers taking the bullets, not the suits in the Beltway who blithely sent them into lethal missions they were never supposed to understand.

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    Baud says:


    Whaddya think, the old people of this country can say whether or not they wanna go to war? You couldn’t get a decent war off the ground that way! All the young people would say no – sure they would! Cause they don’t wanna get killed! And that’s why we leave it to the Congress, cause them old quacks ain’t gonna get killed! And they’re gonna do the right thing, and get behind the president and vote yes!

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    Keith G says:

    Robert Delong is am amazing talent. This live performance of his fantastic song “Global Concepts” is but one example.

    I see in the Times that Jeb will travel to Utah to meet with Mitt. The Jeb forces are smart. They are playing by the establishment rule book (as edited by his dad). I would not underestimate his ability to put together a very credible run.

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    TheMightyTrowel says:

    @raven: I waver back and forth on Taibbi (I don’t always see the value of yet another loud white guy shouting his frothy rage soaked opinions at the sky) but that was a really nice bit of criticism and I really appreciated reading it – thanks!

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    Baud says:


    Have we reached Peak Frothy Loud White Guy?

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    TheMightyTrowel says:

    @Baud: I feel like Anne Boleyn may have asked the same question.

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    Baud says:


    I guess the answer is “no” then?

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    ThresherK says:

    @Violet — from the other thread: I thought of that, but don’t know if a 15-foot zone is enough. There would also be times she is not driving and I don’t OCDedly remind her “Do you have your purse?”

    If someone’s taking RFPs: I will bake you cookies if you invent an alarm which I can partner with our vehicles, and would sound off / flash upon the car being unlocked or the key put in the ignition, should it not detect the accessory fob (kept in the purse) within a predetermined and adjustable distance, of say 30 feet.

    And should the purse be within range when the car is started, but get out of range quickly (indicating it’s been left behind), have the alarm sound off / flash then.

    Hey, while I’m asking for everything, an additional fob sized nicely for the wallet (used sometimes alone without the purse) would be cool too.

    I can’t believe something like this isn’t on the market yet.

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