A good part of the reason I started blogging was because I went to a history conference at a UT branch up between Dallas and Fort Worth and found that, contrary to belief, many well known academic historians have found community history projects to be invaluable because of their focus and details. Photos rated high. Photos with details rate high. Interviews with participants in events rated high. Interviews with older people rated high if you cover their experience and perspective.
- Prairie Weather

“Protest works. Just look at the proof”

Free MP3 sites

Be your own program director. Venture off the beaten path. Live a little.

2dopeboyz: Hip hop. (RSS)

3hive: Sharing the sharing. Free and legal MP3s from over 600 underground and undiscovered artists — new ones added daily. (RSS)

Amazon MP3 Download - Frequency: Weekly. Get the latest on Amazon MP3 music downloads - new releases, freshly ripped hits, and special deals.

Audio Drums - A blog for rare, possibly overlooked, maybe forgotten gems of music with a slight emphasis on electronic and indie genres. (RSS)

Common Folk Music - A blog about music, not just folk music, but all music ranging from indie to alt-country to bluegrass, because music is for the “Common Folk”. (RSS)

Discobelle.net (RSS)

Fiddlefreak Folk Music Blog - Folk, bluegrass, Celtic, and other music of the people. (RSS)

Fingertips Music - Free and legal music. (RSS)

Gorilla Vs Bear (RSS)

Hillydilly: Simply Good Music. (RSS)

I Rock Cleveland: Indie Rock, College Rock, Alt Rock, Modern Rock, Cleveland Rock, and Rock. (RSS)

KEXP Song of the Day: KEXP 90.3 FM - where the music matters (RSS)

Kick Kick Snare (RSS)

Line Of Best Fit - TLOBF.COM | Music Reviews, News, Interviews & Downloads (RSS)

Lipstick Disco - Deep House & Disco music blog fronted by Females (RSS)

Minnesota Public Radio Song of the Day: Music lovers from 89.3 The Current share songs with you each weekday. (RSS)

Muruch (RSS)

Music Like Dirt: Music in all its many forms, mp3’s, live reviews and photography. (RSS)

My Old Kentucky Blog - a music blog that parties with unicorns. (RSS)

Nah Right. (RSS)

ninebullets.net. (RSS)

Rollo & Grady: Los Angeles Music Blog, LA Music Blog (RSS)

Said the Gramophone: a music weblog (RSS)

She Makes Music: She Makes Music focuses on the most exciting and impressive new music created by brilliant and talented female musicians. (RSS)


Sounds Better With Reverb (RSS)

Stereogum: All the MP3s on Stereogum.com (RSS)

their bated breath (RSS)

Women of Hip Hop (RSS)

YouKnowIGotSoul (RSS)

Mourn ya till I join ya

The Wheel’s Still In Spin: Focusing on new music releases and reviews of individual albums as original, fictional short stories (RSS)

A Fifty Cent Lighter & A Whiskey Buzz - This site is just a way for me to have a little fun and share a little music. I’ll highlight some of my favorite artists that I play on the radio and try to expound upon their music in ways I can’t always do on the air. (RSS)

Aminal Sound

Audiofile: Music Blog, Music Articles - Salon.com

Crossfade: The CNET music blog

Direct Current New Music - Adult pop, rock, singer/songwriters, folk, Americana, alt-country, adult alternative, soul, world music, crossover jazz and simply those artists that make us go “hmmm.”(RSS)

GarageBand.com Folk top tracks (RSS)

GarageBand.com Hip Hop top tracks (RSS)

Flawless Hustle: Urban culture blog featuring artist interviews, music reviews, legal music downloads, street art, graffiti and more! (RSS)



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The Hunting of the Snark

Sites participating in blogroll amnesty day

Jon Swift aka Al Weisel, may he rest in peace. Co-originator of Blogroll Amnesty Day

skippy the bush kangaroo (Co-originator of Blogroll Amnesty Day) (2012)

Vagabond Scholar (2012)
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Notes From Underground (2012)

Redeye’s Front Page (2012)

Wisdom of the West (2012)

Zen Comix (2012)

pygalgia (2012)

Mikeb302000 (2012)

The Agonist (2012)

Brilliant At Breakfast (2012)

Bacon and Eggs (2012)

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Weekend wrapup

No Associated Press content was harmed in the writing of this post

Our image in the Muslim world would probably improve if we stopped killing so many Muslims.

Sounds like a whole big cloak-and-dagger clusterfuck in Pakistan. What’s our urgent national interest over there again?

The disgraceful, repulsive treatment of Bradley Manning continues. Those of you in the area can join the protest at Quantico VA two weeks from today - Sunday, March 20. Please do.

Lisa Dodson on the Moral Underground.

Torrent sites have moved their domain registrations from “.com” to others (like .me) because of bullshit like this.

A new kind of activism. If there’s no union busting legislation flying through your legislature this could be a good way to spend a little time.

The Supreme Court actually placed a limit on corporate personhood. Together with the Westboro ruling it was a surprisingly good week from a body I have come to expect very little from.

The criminals who wrecked the economy have gotten away scot free not because making a case against them is too difficult but because they have seized enough control of the political and judicial systems to be able to act with impunity.

In case you hadn’t noticed, I’ve largely turned over my blog to news, updates and commentary on Ohio’s SB 5. It’s an assault on the middle class, our neighbors and our families. It’s a huge fight, it’s extremely important, and it’s what I’m spending my time and energy on right now. It passed the state Senate last week and goes to the House this one. The tactics used in the Senate were at best questionable, senators were simply lying to constituents about their intentions, and the whole think reeked of cronyism - and contempt for democracy.

This fight is happening elsewhere. It isn’t a protest, it’s a movement. And you won’t hear about it, and least in its proper scope, from national outlets (via, and via). To hear about this stuff you need to find alternatives. Go to First Draft for the latest on what’s happening, or go to their blogger Scout’s Twitter feed, check out her live reports from the scene and check out the links she’s posting.

To find out the latest from Columbus visit Plunderbund, or go to the #SB5 Daily, a paper.li site curated by Anna in Cbus. Start checking out the many smaller outlets covering the movement here in Ohio.

The point here is: there are huge numbers of us in this movement, but we can’t depend on big outlets to report on it properly. So we’ll have to scour a larger number of out-of-the-way sites instead. It’s more work and it requires going off the MSM grid, but it’s doable. We’ll find each other. We already are.

Big media review of Ohio. Andy Kroll on Wisconsin.

I meant to post this from Athenae last week:

Oh my fucking GOD, my Facebook page is not subject to the Fairness Doctrine.
Don’t know the context, but it’s probably funnier to just imagine it anyway. More big laughs from Thers.

ECONNED EXCERPT from page 134:

Did Morgan Stanley and its cohort knowingly push the Mexican banks toward the brink? Ex-Morgan Stanley derivatives salesman Frank Portnoy, who helped peddle the Mexican deals, suggests as much:
At the time, many US bankers regarded the Mexican banks as cash piñatas and were eager to smash them open…if they were piñatas, they weren’t even close to full yet….Our plan was to fatten the banks with some more….An easier path to a Mexican bank’s wallet was through its stomach.
What would we feed the Mexican banks? Obviously, it should be high margin and high volume. We wanted to make as much money as we could. It should be addictive too, so the banks would gorge themselves. Once the banks were bloated and couldn’t eat another bite, it would be easy to bat them down. Then, at the appropriate moment one little nudge would cause the entire obese Mexican banking system to topple like Humpty Dumpty.

During the month before the Mexico implosion, one of Partnoy’s colleagues gloated, “You have to be a criminal to be good at this business.”

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