Posted by harms blog on September 29, 2011

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MSN put together a list of the Top 10 Cities in America to raise a family. As with most lists this is perception loosely based on a few arbitrary statistics and should be taken with a grain of salt

HOWEVER

It’s also fun to see what was chosen and why.

For this specific list they took a look at schools, homes, crime rates, jobs, and parks. Claiming to have “crunched more than 8,000 bits of data in 84 categories”. Cool. Whatever.

Here ya go:

The Top 10 cities to raise a family in US according to a lady named Sara Vigneri

1. Washington, DC
2. Austin, TX
3. Boston, MA
4. Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN
5. Des Moines, IA
6. Madison, WI
7. Honolulu, HI
8. Omaha, NE (tie)
9. Seattle, WA (tie)
10. Louisville, KY

Here’s the Seattle description from MSN

Want to raise a book lover? This hotbed of reading is the place, named one of the most literate cities in America.

Seattle gets a bad rap for its rainfall, but the steady precipitation results in lush vegetation, earning Seattle the nickname “the Emerald City” and serving up plenty of locally grown goodness. And when the sun comes out, the weather is mild and perfect for heading to the nearly 5,500 acres of parks.

Companies like Starbucks and Amazon fuel the job market, and expectant parents are in luck because the state of Washington has expanded the Family Medical Leave Act to include businesses with only eight or more workers.

Posted by harms blog on September 29, 2011

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According to our friends over at Anti-Quiet…Chris Cornell plans to release a new live album on November 21st. “Songbook” will consist of tracks taken from the Soundgarden frontman’s acoustic tour that happened earlier this year.

It’ll feature songs from Cornell’s entire career from Soundgarden, Audioslave, Solo records and a handful of covers. It even has “The Keeper”, the OUTSTANDING new song Cornell did for the Machine Gun Preacher soundtrack.

As a bonus…we’re also hearing that anyone who bought tickets to the tour online will receive a FREE copy of the album via email. That’s pretty damn cool Mr Cornell.

As was this:

Here’s the Songbook tracklist:
01. As Hope And Promise Fade
02. Scar On The Sky
03. Call Me A Dog
04. Ground Zero
05. Can’t Change Me
06. I Am The Highway
07. Thank You (LED ZEPPELIN cover)
08. Cleaning My Gun
09. Wide Awake
10. Fell On Black Days
11. All Night Thing
12. Doesn’t Remind Me
13. Like A Stone
14. Black Hole Sun
15. Imagine (JOHN LENNON cover)
16. The Keeper

Posted by Red's Blog on September 29, 2011

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This is HORSESH*T…

I haven’t felt this kinda pain since…

Posted by Red's Blog on September 29, 2011

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…My brain clearly reads what it wants, but the actual headline said, “Can Yoga Get You Off?”.

I’d probably have a better chance if showing off an O face during Return of the Jedi but thats just me. Click on the pic for proof that people do “yogasm” and an excuse to buy that used yoga mat in Bellevue.

Posted by Red's Blog on September 29, 2011

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Posted by End Music Discovery on September 29, 2011

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Bradford Cox kinda looks like a space alien, just putting it out there. But for all the chicks he didn’t nail in high school because of that factor, he made up for it by spending hours honing his craft to one day (today) (or 2 months ago, whatever when this song came out) write incredible, haunting, indie rock songs. Or he did lots of drugs, I wasn’t there so I don’t really know. That said, we ended up with this recent offering from his solo project Atlas Sound (generally he fronts an awesome band called deerhunter) and I don’t really care how we arrived here, be it through practice/drugs/alien abduction, because it’s amazing made-for-late-night listening that goes down easier than any ambien and it doesn’t even give you those crazy dreams where you hook up with that one girl at your work and end up staring at her for the next two weeks even though you’re not really into it but you had that dream and now you feel all weird whenever you guys are in the same room. Anyway, you get it. Also he was on TV dressed as Joey Ramone with MGMT tonight. If that isn’t enough reasons to listen well then, I just cant help you. Check it below…

Atlas Sound- “Terra Incognita”

Posted by End Music Discovery on September 29, 2011

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ok so I know I’m way late on the whole WU LYF thing but I don’t really care. Judging by their name (standing for World United Lucifer Youth Foundation) and the sound of their music, I think they’d tend to agree with me on this. Especially if it concerns spreading their music to the good people of earth. Anyway, I was initially put off by the smokes-three-packs-a-day vocals of singer Ellery Roberts but after being the good music listener that I am (and we should all do this from time to time with any and every record we don’t “get”) I went back and revisted their debute album Go Tell Fire To The Mountain, and well? I still hated it. BUT I did walk away with an enjoyment of one track, (possibly for the fact that I can stand his vocals for one song, though 10 is asking a bit much. And it also might have something to do with my having a bit of a hard on for gang vocals right now [which consequently bring out the tones in Ellery's voice, brining us full circle and making it enjoyable {look how many brackets I'm using, I'm so indie}]) Spitting Blood is a curious number that juxtaposes Ellery’s throat cancer vocals against simple delayed out guitars washed in reverb that give the whole thing an indie rock worship music vibe, except in this case we’re worshiping….satan…I guess. I don’t know, basically I have to finish this post and stop listening to this song before I decide I don’t like it again. Let me know what you think cuz apparently I’m still on the fence…

Posted by Bryce on September 28, 2011

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So Continuing Pink Floyd week on Jimmy Fallon (maybe one of the best ideas in recent late night television) we’ve seen covers of the band performed by The Shins and Foo Fighters w/ Roger Waters, tonight we get MGMT’s rendition of the Piper At The Gates Of Dawn cut Luscifer Sam, which featured a surprise guest of it’s own, Bradford Cox of Deerhunter and Atlas Sound fame who….for some reason is dressed as Joey Ramone and seems to be playing a reel-to-reel tape machine. Also worth mentioning is the bands deadliest catch themed attire. complete with plastic lobsters and little soap bubbles, it certainly doesn’t say much for anyone hoping the next MGMT record is gonna be any less weird than the last. Check out the performance in all it’s fishy glory below…

Posted by GregR’s Nerd Blog on September 28, 2011

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Hopefully we never take for granted how so many rad aeronautical accomplishments come from western Washington. Boeing is a big deal here and just delivered the first 787 (to a Japanese airline). Even though they make rad jet planes, sometimes it takes a little more aggressiveness to sell the product. Leave it to this old dude:

Posted by GregR’s Nerd Blog on September 28, 2011

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This is a great example of why being dumb becomes more difficult to get away with as technology continues to grow. If you’re thinking to yourself, “hey, that’s a pretty rad helicopter in the air, I should shine my laser pointer at it,” don’t do it, dummy:

Nice one, jackass.

[REDDIT]

:E GregR