When it comes to Alt/Indie
Rock, new bands appear on the radar almost daily. What has kept Young
the Giant on the tips of everyone’s tongues is its ability to be more.
The band channels its California home with a sound that is summery and
playful, while its anthemic guitar sounds and danceable beats have a
strange tendency to make you long for the beach. In a word: fun.
At first glance, the $25 billion deal reached last week between state attorneys general and five major banks to provide mortgage relief to homeowners sounds like a good thing. In reality, though, it’s a case of bait and switch in which the banks get off too easily.
Today the newspaper with the funniest arrest stories in town took another step forward by posting a series of poll questions asking what fast-food places offer the best value for a poor person’s $5. Among The Enquirer's choices were the Subway $5 Footlong, the KFC $5 Fill up Box, assorted value menus and whatever amount of chili you can get for $5. Enquirer editors said they would have included spending $5 at a grocery store but that shit takes too long.
South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint today loaded up his red, white and blue bus and took off on a book tour for his new anti-socialism release, 'Saving Freedom.' The book warns of a socialist movement occurring so slowly that no one has noticed it, with consequences as dire as those seen in the 1993 movie 'Jurassic Park,' which had a similarly foreshadowed plotline.
There she was, an unexpected guest braving the cold drizzle and gusty wind on the steps at Cincinnati City Hall in a show of solidarity on a gloomy autumn Saturday afternoon. In town for a performance later that night, comedian Margaret Cho strummed her guitar and sang a tune she’d written to entertain those who showed up downtown Nov. 15 to protest the passage of Proposition 8 in California.