[Irrelevant] News of the Day

by lydiasee

As I sit here at work putzing around lastFM I came across the page for Now you See Them, a local Asheville band making waves finally, after what seems like years of playing on Broadway downtown in front of the Vance monument (ok, I think it’s just been like a summer, but still). They played on the LaZoom bus during PopAsheville, and are now playing random small intimate gigs around Ashvegas.

no sooner had I written that paragraph when a chicken, yes a CHICKEN came in the store and handed me a flyer which says: “THIS WEEKEND @ PICNICS… Friday Feb. 20th, 6pm: Now You See Them, the best of Asheville’s Incredible Indie Rock/Folk scene, Intimate, Early, and FREE!”

also, Sat. Feb. 21st, Juan Holladay of the Secret B-Sides. And Free Cookies!

Info. courtesy of the Chicken from Picnics.

how rad and random?


This is old news, but it was brought to my attention today by the hot ‘n’ dirty knitting churchlady from the yarn shop next to my store that the last Superman, Brandon Routh’s schlong was too big for his costume/the movie/the big screen so WB had to specially adjust his “piece” and downsize it digitally in post-production. I just think that’s pretty ludicrous.

In my research into this matter, I came across this witty interview with Kevin Smith in Newsweek.


also, on Angi West’s blog (always another good source for random but interesting news) I found this (totally unrelated) video:

This is a perfect illustration of the joy that can be found in sorrow. So much beauty is expressed in this video which was made as a response to Ken Starr, (led the campaign to impeach President Bill Clinton), who filed a legal brief last month — on behalf of the “Yes on 8” campaign — that would forcibly divorce 18,000 same-sex couples that were married in California last year before the passage of Prop 8.

Watch “Fidelity” and sign our letter to the state Supreme Court before they hear oral arguments in the case on March 5. Tell the Supreme Court to invalidate Prop 8, reject Ken Starr’s case, and let loving, committed couples marry. DEADLINE EXTENDED: March 2.

319,022 people have signed this letter (as of Friday, February 20). Our new Courage Campaign community goal is 350,000 signers. Will you add your name now by clicking on the following link?:


With over 900,000 total views currently on Vimeo and YouTube, we’re also shooting for 1 million views combined. To help this video reach 1 million people, please tell your friends to watch “Fidelity” and tell their friends!

“Fidelity” used with permission from Regina Spektor and EMI Records.