The late, lamented Beezus:
(Beezus are three girls from Champaign who have been together for about two years. Beezus can be reasonably classified with Cub, Scrawl, Barbara Manning, and Tuscadero when searching for a reference point for their sound. Their songs are personal, emotive, and totally catchy.)
did a great cover of Superchunk's Slack Mickeyfickey, which I'd listen to much more often if my only copy weren't as the b-side to the "i'll call you blue" 45.
If you're too young to know what some of those terms mean, get off my lawn. Punk kid.
Chris Rigdon never paid much attention to immigration issues. Then three years ago he met a man at church from Venezuela who was working in Houston. They fell in love and decided to spend their lives together.
If Rigdon were heterosexual and wanted to be with a woman from another country, all he would have to do is get married and sponsor his spouse for permanent residency in the United States.
Because he is gay, however, his commitment ceremony last Nov. 24 means as little to the the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as it does to nearly all states and the federal government.
Partners of gays and lesbians are not considered family members eligible for immigration. Thus Rigdon, 30, and his partner, a 38-year-old engineer named Carlos, officially are nothing more than roommates.
And she says sensible things, some of which I disagree with, in a perfectly calm, reasonable manner.
Young lady, it's extremely difficult for me to get an entry out of that sort of thing. How about a bit more bombast next time? Some swearing, perhaps? Just a bit of intolerance towards gays and lesbians, instead of treating them like human beings?
I mean, honestly. It's like talking to an adult.
She's also gone to MT 2.5, of course. At what point does my "I'm waiting for the early adopters to find the bugs" excuse no longer work?
You can order the single from Parasol for fifty cents American, so you may as well pick up something else to make it worth the postage. It was recorded by Brendan Gamble, so you might as well get his Heartless Moon cd.
Hey, you should see how I pimp product from people I actually know, as opposed to just liking their work. It's even more shameless.