When the Huffington Post launched their “Contagious Festival,” soon after they partnered with AOL and Yahoo! months ago, it seemed as if it was a festival with an “end,” and a “winner.”
Now that I think back, some dude w/ a well-earned shit-eating grin did score something like a dinner with Arianna H. and JC.
But the stuff being published there recently has been phenomenal.
See this animated tribute to Stephen Colbert (an homage to his tiz-oasting of the prezididn’t)
and the ever-catchy — it’s a Top 40 hit in Japan — “I’m the Decider”
and its about time we get to see Judy Miller’s MySpace profile.
Go on and join the over 50,000 folks who have personally thanked Monsieur Colbert for setting things straight in his speech at the W.H. correspondents dinner last weekend. None of the newspaperpeople seemed to care much for it, save for Froomkin (2-time).
Beware the effet d’Colbert. (Here is a link to 15 mins of the famous speech)
Left behind in L.A. this wknd as everybody else is under the hot sun in indio, two hour east, site of the Coachella Valley Music Festival.
About twenty of the performances will be webcast live right here, if that’s any consolation.
There’s been a bigtime buzz in the air since last week’s news that Neil Young is to release a “war” album including a track titled “Let’s Impeach the President.”
Wait no longer, the sneak peak is here in full, and apparently it’s a must-hear.
Revealed in today’s New York Times:
Critic’s Notebook: Neil Young’s ‘Living With War’ Shows He Doesn’t Like It
By JON PARELES
Mr. Young’s new album, which is available to download for free online, is irate, passionate, obstinate and definitely worth a click.
The Canadian-born Young told the Times:
“If you impeach Bush, you’re doing a huge favor for the Republicans,” he argued, speaking by telephone from California. “They can run again with some pride.”
They can run, but they can’t hide.
Young’s official website is streaming Living With War, the Living With War Blog has extended coverage, including a CNN interview.