DAN'S RATING: GRREAT!!!
Friday, April 27, 2001
Thursday, April 26, 2001
That's my take on it, anyway.
Wednesday, April 25, 2001
I would say something about the picture of her breast-feeding a doll, but I figure that if no one talks about it, it will effectively cease to exist.
Tuesday, April 24, 2001
"I don't like the taste of meat." That's fair. Why on Earth would you force yourself to eat something you don't like the taste of? There's no need to be a masochist.
"I find the whole concept of slaughtering animals disgusting." This is also fair. For some reason, the idea of a cow being disembowelled as it hangs from a hook by its back hooves doesn't bother me at all, bu the idea of a veal calf sitting in a small pen surrounded by its own diarrhea makes me gag. Possibly the only way to turn me into a vegetarian would be to convince me that an integral part of raising all edible livestock is forcing it to sit in its own shit. (I say possibly because I could never see myself giving up barbecued pork ribs.)
"I feel healthier when I don't eat meat." Rock on! I'm all for feeling healthy. I'm glad that cutting meat out of your diet works for you. I like it too much to cut it out of mine, although I have decreased the amount of red meat that I eat.
When people start quoting statistics at me about the number of people who could be fed if we didn't eat livestock or how raising livestock is stripping the Earth of its natural resources, they automatically earn points towards the "sanctimonious prat" tag. This happens because everyone who has done this to me has at some point or another baldly stated that the fact that I eat meat makes me a bad person. I have no time for people who think that way.
Link stolen from Tom, who is most certainly not a sanctimonious prat.
I haven't listened to the entire album yet, but I have to say that "Nasty Girl" is the HEIGHT of irony. One has to admire the sheer chutzpah involved in condemning someone for dressing like a slut when your group seems to think that fashion ended with the invention of hot pants. Plus, I love the a capella section and the "Tarzan Boy" quote, so it's all good.
Monday, April 23, 2001
THE CONCORDIA SOCIETY
Daniel Roihl, Music Director
Choral Music to Evoke the Human Spirit
A concert of sacred and secular choral works, featuring:
* Sacred motets by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Stanford, Arvo Part,
Otto Olsson, and Noam Elkies
* Chansons by Debussy, Ravel, and Hindemith
* Italian madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi
* Ballads by Sir Edward Elgar and Normand Lockwood
* A selection of American spirituals
May 11, 2001 - 8:00 P.M.
The Memorial Church, Harvard Yard
Admission $15 (Students/seniors $10)
For tickets & information, please call (617) 625-4398
Or visit our website at www.concordiasociety.org
I've heard many of the artists mentioned and there's absolutely NO REASON why DC doesn't have a national presence. It's like a hidden national treasure. Do yourself a favor and spend a little bit of extra time investigating the DC scene. I'm sure if you write to the Poem-Cees, they'd be more than happy to point you in the right direction (starting with their debut I.O.U. Street, of course).