EMA – “Satellites” - Stereogum -
Bob Dylan "Like A Rolling Stone" - Official Interactive Video!
The Defense Department’s 2012 budget totaled $565.8 billion … How much of that money is spent as intended is impossible to determine. —
Outstanding reuters story on Pentagon accounting practices — basically, when they can’t find an accurate number, they just make one up.
The stunning “nut graph”:
the Pentagon is largely incapable of keeping track of its vast stores of weapons, ammunition and other supplies; thus it continues to spend money on new supplies it doesn’t need and on storing others long out of date. It has amassed a backlog of more than half a trillion dollars in unaudited contracts with outside vendors; how much of that money paid for actual goods and services delivered isn’t known. And it repeatedly falls prey to fraud and theft that can go undiscovered for years, often eventually detected by external law enforcement agencies.(via howgovtworks)
Holy Hell: Tanya Donelly Talks About Belly (20 Years Later!) | Spectrum Culture
My Bloody Valentine Wrap 'mbv' Tour - Yahoo Music -
Glad to see the tour end get some press.
Also interesting to read about the 2008 shows being the band’s peak volume of all time and “too extreme.” I saw them then in San Francisco and the level of volume seemed like it should have been illegal. And the songs (including “You Made Me Realise” at the end) were so long.
These Six-Year-Old Skateboarding Girls Are So Damn Amazing
Emily Dickinson Archive -
You win this round, internet. This is GREAT.
PJ Harvey Tuesday #2: “Rid Of Me” - The Rumpus.net -
Something PJ Harvey-related every Tuesday? I’m in.
Google Gives Itself The Right To Make Money Off Users’ Names & Photos – Consumerist -
Easy to opt out, though, thankfully.