Monthly Archives: September 2008

This is a public service announcement…okay, without guitar just this once

This was posted by today on Slog (thank you, Eli Sanders), and since I’ve been meaning to write up a post almost exactly like this but just haven’t gotten it done, I figured I might as we’ll reference what has already been said well enough there:

Since 2006, Washington’s Republican Secretary of State has canceled more than 450,000 voter registrations in an effort to “clean up” the voter rolls. Sure, many are duplicate registrations or persons who moved out of state. But many are persons who think they’re properly registered and intend to vote in November. I personally know people this has happened to!

It doesn’t take much to get removed from the voter rolls. You may have been removed if, for example:

(1) you haven’t voted in a long time,
(2) your signature on your absentee ballot envelope wasn’t deemed a match with the signature on your registration card, or
(3) your absentee ballot was returned by the post office (the post office doesn’t forward ballots to your new address).

Everyone should check to make sure you are currently registered at your current address. You can do this online, and in most cases you can update your registration online. But you must make any changes by October 4!

Please take a minute to check your registration by clicking here.

Please forward this message to your friends and family! Everyone should check their registration before October 4!

Thanks!

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The Stooges on RnRHOF 2009 nomination list

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Not that the Hall has much significance anymore, but it looks the blatant (and very welcome) campaigning by inductees the past few years might pay off, as The Stooges were announced this morning as nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Voters, please get it right this year!

Bobby Womack and Little Anthony and the Imperials are also nominees that I’d love to see get some recognition.

Read the whole story here at Billboard.com.

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EoDM’s Heart On Set for Oct. 28 release

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We’ve finally got a release date for the Eagles of Death Metal’s next album Heart On. It will drop on October 28th, with an extensive tour opening in Seattle on October 30th. (I’ve got to say, Halloween in PDX with EoDM? That’s worth coming back early from New Orleans.)

Their official site‘s still being updated, so check here for all the details.

See you soon, gentlemen!

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Safe at home

Thirty five years ago today, in a small Joshua Tree hotel room, Mr. Gram Parsons traded a complicated but beautiful life for the great beyond.

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Thank you sir, for helping me find my JT home, for making the most mournfully sweet sounds I do believe I’ve ever heard. Here’s hoping you’re finally peacefully safe at home yourself.

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A change is gonna come

… if we all stopping tripping over ourselves and let it. The work to get these things done will be long and difficult, have no doubt, but the decision to get started is just this simple:

This ad needs to be played everywhere, all the time.

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An article for fellow music and lighting geeks

Wired just posted an in-depth article on the lighting design on Nine Inch Nails current tour, which was just enough to answer some of my theater geek questions regarding just how they hell they’re doing it. The show is, by far, the most intricate and well-integrated lighting design I’ve ever seen on a rock tour.

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A documentary worth watching

SnagFilms has posted 7 Days in September for free today. Give it a viewing…

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