Archive for July 20th, 2010

20
Jul
10

capitol countdown: three days…

Not that Capitol.

Guess what? Chicken Butt! We’re totally stoked on the Capitol Hill Block Party, just like you, if you hadn’t figured out by our ongoing Block Party coverage.

What’s the Bus going to be doing at Block Party? Great question. In fact: CAPITOL question, my dear Watson. We’ll be rocking out, obviously, to great beats from the likes of the Physics, THEESatisfaction and Shabazz Palaces, and we’re excited to be introducing some great candidates to the Block Party audience.

And that’s not all! We’re also going to be doing what we do best: making sure you have all the popsicles you need. No, really. Come find the Bus Summer Fellows (which will be easy, as we’re everywhere), where you can take a quiz, make a button or five, and walk away registered to vote, swag-rich, and 110% Bus.

Stop on by, and meet all your new friends. And your favorite voting robot, of course.

20
Jul
10

New friends!

Team on three!

GOOD NEWS- you have friends. Well, duh, of course you have friends, but you also have friends you didn’t know you had. What’s this you say? You think this smacks of some sort of Rumsfeldian illogical-but-still-kinda-makes-sense coinage of terms that produce cognitive dissonance? You think I’m showing off my collection of five dollar words? Well, you’re not wrong about any of that necessarily, but you do have friends you didn’t know about. And they work in politics- for you. I bet you’re dying to meet them, right? You have friends in the diamond politics business!

Well, good thing this post is about meeting (some of) your friends you didn’t know you had- the Washington Bus 2010 Summer Fellows! You’ve met some of them here and there with Vote Bot, but this weekend you’ll get your chance to meet all of them in one place. Stop by and dine on succulent popsicles. Oh yes… there will be popsicles. And dancing robots.

Hit it, you young fresh Fellows you:

Continue reading ‘New friends!’

20
Jul
10

Gabe’s Picks – Angry and Ashamed

Over the past few weeks, underground hip hop legend El-P has been going after tween icon Justin Bieber via Twitter pretty hard.  A challenge was issued to El-P to remix one of Bieber’s tracks and to everyones surprise he posted the remix last week.

This seemed like fairly normal Twitter meme with a producer releasing a sub-par joke track and everyone forgetting about the opus within a week, but somehow El-P made Bieber’s “Baby” listenable.  Nevermind, he made “Baby” great.  Mixing in Paul McCartney and the Wings’ classic “Live and Let Die”, and adding that unique El-P touch, the song was transformed from bubble gum radio hit to a hard as hell track that I would only be semi-ashamed to play in public.

Now, I’m still waiting for El-P to release the instrumental minus the Bieber vocals so someone with real talent can work their magic over the beat, but until then i won’t stop listening to this version.  I’m not the only person flabbergasted by how much this track goes.  The rap blogs have been blowing up with the anger/disappointment that goes along with actually enjoying a J-Bieb’s track.  Before you judge, give the song a listen and hey, you never know, maybe you’ll enjoy just as much as I have.




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