My Fun Fun Fun Fest coverage

Just got back from Texas earlier this week. One of the reasons I was there was to cover Fun Fun Fun Fest for The Bay Bridged. I interviewed a handful of bands that would be playing in the Bay Area soon, including A Place To Bury Strangers, El Ten Eleven, Girl in a Coma, and WHY?, who aren’t coming to the Bay Area any time soon but have deep Bay Area connections so, hell, why not interview them.

I also took pictures. A lot of them. Here are a few of my favorites. Check out all of my Fun Fest photos—there’s close to 60. Here are a few of my favorites:

DMC

Explosions in the Sky

Danny Brown

Johnny Rotten/PiL

Bun B

Refused

Dan Harmon Poops: I Think Romney Doesn’t Actually Want to be President

Link: Dan Harmon Poops: I Think Romney Doesn’t Actually Want to be President

danharmon:

Expert, Airtight Political Punditry by Dan Harmon

I don’t think Mitt Romney actually wants to be president. Not being, myself, a politically clued-in guy, I base this mostly on body language and tone of voice in these fun video clips that get posted by the other side. I see him getting pouty and…

Go read this whole thing, it’s awesome. If you don’t get to the last line, here’s what you’ll miss:

That was self indulgent and cynical. Well, fuck you, it’s a blog. Your refund’s in your mom’s butt, I’ll get it for you Friday night.”

Rainforest Action Network: TransCanada Ordered Texas Police To Use Brutal Tactics Against Peaceful Protesters

Link: Rainforest Action Network: TransCanada Ordered Texas Police To Use Brutal Tactics Against Peaceful Protesters

rainforestactionnetwork:

Yesterday, we learned that Texas police applied sustained chokeholds, violent arm-twisting, pepper spray, and multiple uses of tasers to move two peaceful protesters—all at the behest of TransCanada employees.

For brutality of this scale, a simple email to the CEO just wont cut it. Please…

Rainforest Action Network: Stop ‘NAFTA on steroids’!

Link: Rainforest Action Network: Stop ‘NAFTA on steroids’!

rainforestactionnetwork:

Right now, negotiations for what’s being called ”NAFTA on steroids,” the Trans-Pacific Partnership, are being conducted in secret. The corporate lobbyists pushing this agreement include a who’s who list of Big Oil, Big Ag and Wall Street power brokers.

US negotiators have granted approximately 600 corporate lobbyists access to the negotiating texts while flatly refusing to tell the public what they have been proposing in our names. Why the secrecy? Probably because, at the behest of companies like Cargill, U.S. trade negotiators are pushing hard for the Trans-Pacific Partnership to include so-called ”investor-state” provisions that would grant transnational corporations the power to challenge virtually any environmental law, regulation or court decision that negatively affects their expectation of profits.

Take action now to demand that the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement be made public. Send a message to US trade negotiator Ron Kirk and Cargill’s Chief Trade Lobbyist Devry Boughner and tell them the Trans-Pacific Partnership is the wrong direction for America and the environment.»

This thing must be stopped. When they say “free trade” they mean “free to profit off of human misery and environmental destruction.”

Rainforest Action Network: Tell the EPA to adopt strong standards on soot pollution

Link: Rainforest Action Network: Tell the EPA to adopt strong standards on soot pollution

rainforestactionnetwork:

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed stronger air quality standards to control soot pollution, a dangerous type of air pollution responsible for heart and respiratory diseases that cause thousands of premature deaths every year.

Reducing soot pollution would protect…

As unbelievable as it is that we even have to tell polluting industries to quit poisoning our kids in the name of profits, we do. Submit a comment!

Sen. Sanders Releases Explosive Bailout List

Link: Sen. Sanders Releases Explosive Bailout List

cognitivedissonance:

More than $4 trillion in near zero-interest Federal Reserve loans and other financial assistance went to the banks and businesses of at least 18 current and former Federal Reserve regional bank directors in the aftermath of the 2008 financial collapse, according to Government Accountability Office records made public for the first time today by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)

On the eve of Senate testimony by JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Sanders released the detailed findings on Dimon and other Fed board members whose banks and businesses benefited from Fed actions.

A Sanders provision in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act required the Government Accountability Office to investigate potential conflicts of interest. The Oct. 19, 2011 report by the non-partisan investigative arm of Congress laid out the findings, but did not name names. Sanders today released the names.

Trust me, it’s infuriating. Sanders is a true champion for Wall St. reform.

This is legal corruption.