Saturday, October 23, 2010

Revenge of Silverman - part 2

Starring our own Michael Padeken and Tony Gunn.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Thoughts Exactly OR Conservative Hypocrisy on the Plains

Fighting Food Subsidies with Food Subsidies, posted over at Political Calculations captures my feelings exactly. The irony is that small government, conservative politicians here in Kansas wouldn't dare to touch the farm bill and farm subsidies even though they are a poster child for federal government excess and meddling. They make a big talk about fighting "special interests" but don't dare mention agribusiness because if they did they would be out of office lickety-split. Here's their graph comparing food subsidies to the food pyramid:

Monday, October 11, 2010

Weigh in, if you please

Tony and I are debating this in emails today. Well, it's not much of a debate. More of a "can you believe this?" back and forth. And I wanted others to weigh in on it while you can still view it.

Watch the clip below while you can. It's only on Hulu for now and who knows for how long. Let me know what you think. It was designed by Banksy, the increasingly famous graffiti artist with more street cred than Jay Z, and is pregnant with a not-very-thickly-veiled message.

So, our debate: is this funny? I'll go ahead and say the unicorn gag is, but you know me and my hatred for endangered, magical creatures.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Revive THIS!

If you follow cjane at all or even if you happen to read my Jayne's blog from time to time, you may have heard of this Lower Lights project that I've been involved with for the last year. It's getting off the ground this fall, starting with a free concert tonight downtown in Provo. It should be a cracking good time... and it's free.

Come check it out if you're around. It's a great chance to experience the hymns in a new way. We went about it all in a spirit of reverence for these great old songs, hoping to use our talents for something good. Brandie was there with me in the beginning, documenting the making of the record. If you haven't, go here and see the story behind the project. Or take a minute and view a couple of the music videos that Brandie cut together.

This is one of my personal faves.

Secret Prayer from The Lower Lights on Vimeo.

And if you don't live in Provo, anymore (suckas!), you can buy the whole blasted record here. Or on itunes or whatever, but if you buy it from bandcamp, the band gets all the monies for mounting firesides and spreading the germ of Hymn Revival to all the world!