really enjoyed watching vma’s this year. i really liked house band JESSE J and pre show performance by COBRA STARSHIP. super pop, still good
any other musicians out there having reservations about spotify?
RT @DAVID_LYNCH: Dear Twitter Friends, a while ago I mentioned an article by Evan Finkelstein on Buddhism & how it relates to Transcende …
dallas stadium- heinous. dallas cheerleaders- hell yes
Read the enigma of capital by harvey and be afraid. very afraid
bon iver has cool instrumentation. one guitar, three drummers. everybody sing
Cody Dickinson where is the double dip recession now times? not only is this article now completely OBSOLETE AND INCORRECT, you are unaccountable for your reckless, sensationalist reporting. RUBBISH!2 minutes ago · Like
Cody Dickinson http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/12/business/daily-stock-market-activity.html?src=se
Another Sharp Swing, This Time Up, for U.S. Marketswww.nytimes.comMarkets continued this week’s pattern of wild swings between gains and losses, a…See More
riots broke out all over london last night . people were in the streets burning buildings, destroying buses, looting store fronts, beating cops. they were even beating firemen. around midnight we heard reports of denmark street being torched, so five of us went down to angel music to defend the shop. i was literally armed with an empty beer bottle, ready to fend off looters. sometimes it comes down to who and what you are willing to defend- in our case it is vintage les pauls from the 50’s!
Rioting Widens in London and Spreads Elsewhere By RAVI SOMAIYA, JOHN F. BURNS and ALAN COWELL Published: August 9, 2011
LONDON — The rioting and looting that convulsed poorer sections of London over the weekend spread Monday and early Tuesday to at least eight new districts in the metropolitan area and broke out for the first time in Britain’s second-largest city, Birmingham, in what the police called the worst unrest in memory.
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A shop was set on fire Monday in Croydon, south London. The home secretary said there had been hundreds of arrests.Updates From Ravi Somaiya on Twitter
Police officers in riot gear tried to block a road near a burning car in the northern district of Hackney, in London, where rioting continued for a third night.
Violence also erupted in several other cities, including Liverpool, Nottingham and Bristol, as well as in three towns in the county of Kent, southeast of the capital, the police said. An enormous fire consumed a large warehouse in the Enfield section of London after a similar blaze ripped through a furniture store in Croydon.
In one incident, three people were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for trying to run down a police officer with a car as he tried to stop looting in Brent, north London, the police said.
“Last night was the worst the Metropolitan Police Service has seen in current memory for unacceptable levels of widespread looting, fires and disorder,” Scotland Yard said in a statement tallying a further 200 arrests overnight, bringing the total from three nights of unrest to over 450.
So many people had been detained, the police said, that all the police cells in London were full and prisoners were being taken to precincts outside the capital.
Londoners awoke in some areas to the sight of fire hoses playing on rows gutted buildings. Some civic activists in stricken areas used social networking sites to urge people to join clean-up efforts in streets where small businesses from hair-dressing salons to shops selling baby clothes had been looted. A video posted on YouTube showed a rioter rifling through the backpack of a dazed and wounded pedestrian, then tossing aside his booty on the sidewalk.
Prime Minister David Cameron, apparently caught off guard while on vacation with his family in Tuscany, reversed an earlier decision not to cut short his holiday in the face of plunging world financial markets and boarded a plane for home to lead a meeting on Tuesday of the so-called Cobra committee of senior officials that deals with major security issues. The name is an acronym for the committee’s location in Cabinet Office Briefing Room A.
For Mr. Cameron’s government — indeed for Britain — the rapidly worsening situation presented a profound challenge on several fronts.
For a society already under severe economic strain, the rioting raised new questions about the political sustainability of the Cameron government’s spending cuts, particularly the deep cutbacks in social programs. These have hit the country’s poor especially hard, including large numbers of the minority youths who have been at the forefront of the unrest.
In some areas, rioters moving quickly and nimbly on foot and by bicycle seemed so emboldened that they began looting in broad daylight, while in others they raided small shops and large stores free of any restraint by the police. Newspapers on Tuesday showed images of hooded and masked looters swarming over shelves of cigarettes or making off with flat-screen televisions.
On Tuesday, the violence seemed to be having a ripple effect beyond its immediate focal points: news reports spoke of a dramatic upsurge in household burglaries; sports authorities said at least two major soccer matches in London — including an international match between England and Holland — were likely to be postponed because the police could not spare officers to guarantee crowd safety. The postponements offered dramatic testimony to the pressures on Mr. Cameron and his colleagues to confront the dark shadow that the rioting has cast on plans for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
That $15 billion extravaganza will have its centerpiece in a sprawling vista of new stadiums and an athletes’ village that lie only miles from the neighborhoods where much of the violence in the last three days has taken place. With the Games set to begin in barely 12 months, Britain will have to satisfy Olympic officials that there is no major risk of the Games being disrupted, or ruined, by a replay of the rioting.
With television footage of the riots beamed around the world, “London looks lawless and in some areas it is,” Des Kelly, a sports columnist, told BBC radio early Tuesday.
Beyond these challenges is the crisis that has enveloped London’s Metropolitan Police on which security for the Olympics, and the immediate hopes of quelling the rioting, depend.
does the new york times think it does ANY GOOD reporting this kind of fear-mongering speculative propaganda? THEY ARE PREYING ON YOUR FEAR. does it not fan the flames without offering any relief? everyone knows the market relies on future projections. WHAT IS THEIR CONTRIBUTION? STOP BEING PART OF THE PROBLEM AND OFFER SOLUTIONS! are they not exploiting the real suffering of others for the sake of selling ads and subscriptions? this sounds like a rant i know, but these are my real questions. please, if you have insight feel free to share. this is an open forum. i love to read the times, but the time to break the addiction is fast approaching. hopefully soon i will be able to get my information straight from the source. solid facts, slant free. no spinning necessary. maybe i will just read JOE ROGAN DAILY from now on.
i know- dont kill the messenger. shut up, play the drums, stop complaining you might say. FAIR ENOUGH! i am no better than journalists. i am an entertainer for pete sakes. what is worse than an actor talking politics? a musician talking politics. many of my friends are writers and damn good ones. media is a big part of what i do and i do not think it is evil by nature. it just seems to bring out the worst in people sometimes.
to be continued..
i will save the spying on citizens for another day.
Calls for CNN Host to Testify in Hacking Scandal By JOHN F. BURNS Published: August 4, 2011
LONDON — Piers Morgan, the CNN talk show host and a former editor of the British tabloid The Mirror, faced calls on Thursday from prominent British lawmakers to appear before a parliamentary committee investigating the illegal hacking of cellphone messages.
Second Recession in U.S. Could Be Worse Than First By CATHERINE RAMPELL Published: August 7, 2011
If the economy falls back into recession, as many economists are now warning, the bloodletting could be a lot more painful than the last time around.
Given the tumult of the Great Recession, this may be hard to believe. But the economy is much weaker than it was at the outset of the last recession in December 2007, with most major measures of economic health — including jobs, incomes, output and industrial production — worse today than they were back then. And growth has been so weak that almost no ground has been recouped, even though a recovery technically started in June 2009.
“It would be disastrous if we entered into a recession at this stage, given that we haven’t yet made up for the last recession,” said Conrad DeQuadros, senior economist at RDQ Economics.
When the last downturn hit, the credit bubble left Americans with lots of fat to cut, but a new one would force families to cut from the bone. Making things worse, policy makers used most of the economic tools at their disposal to combat the last recession, and have few options available.
Anxiety and uncertainty have increased in the last few days after the decision by Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the country’s credit rating and as Europe continues its desperate attempt to stem its debt crisis.
President Obama acknowledged the challenge in his Saturday radio and Internet address, saying the country’s “urgent mission” now was to grow the economy and create jobs.
“Our job right now has to be doing whatever we can to help folks find work,” he said, “to help create the climate where a business can put up that job listing; where incomes are rising again for people. We’ve got to rebuild this economy and the sense of security that middle-class families have felt slipping away for years.”
In the four years since the recession began, the civilian working-age population has grown by about 3 percent. If the economy were healthy, the number of jobs would have grown at least the same amount.
Instead, the number of jobs has shrunk. Today the economy has 5 percent fewer jobs — or 6.8 million — than it had before the last recession began. The unemployment rate was 5 percent then compared with 9.1 percent today.
Even those Americans who are working are generally working less; the typical private sector worker has a shorter workweek today than four years ago.
Employers shed all the extra work shifts and weak or extraneous employees that they could during the last recession. As shown by unusually strong productivity gains, companies are now squeezing as much work as they can from their newly “lean and mean” work forces. Should a recession return, it is not clear how many additional workers businesses could lay off and still manage to function.
With fewer jobs and fewer hours logged, there is less income for households to spend, creating a huge obstacle for a consumer-driven economy.
Adjusted for inflation, personal income is down 4 percent, not counting payments from the government for things like unemployment benefits. Income levels are low, and moving in the wrong direction: private wage and salary income actually fell in June, the last month for which data was available.
Consumer spending, along with housing, usually drives a recovery. But with incomes so weak, spending is only barely where it was when the recession began. If the economy were healthy, total consumer spending would be higher because of population growth.
And with construction nearly nonexistent and home prices down 24 percent since December 2007, the country does not have a buffer in housing to fall back on.
Of all the major economic indicators, industrial production — as tracked by the Federal Reserve — is by far the worst off. The Fed’s index of this activity is down nearly 8 percent below its level in December 2007.
Likewise, and perhaps most worrisome, is the track record for the country’s overall output. According to newly revised data from the Commerce Department, the economy is smaller today than it was when the recession began, despite (or rather, because of) the feeble growth in the last couple of years.
If the economy were healthy, it would be much bigger than it was four years ago. Economists refer to the difference between where the economy is and where it could be if it met its full potential as the “output gap.” Menzie Chinn, an economics professor at the University of Wisconsin, has estimated that the economy was about 7 percent smaller than its potential at the beginning of this year.
Unlike during the first downturn, there would be few policy remedies available if the economy were to revert back into recession.
why are there riots and civil disobedients everywhere i go? because people are effing broke and pissed off thats why!
You forgot FRIEND…in the about me
I love you and Baby Brother
(by the other muther)
It is a world wide plague. I’ve lived in the city and am back in the boonies again and it’s here too. Not only has humanity lost their collective way, but most of the people have even stopped looking. Paths abandoned, dreams forgotten, dedicated, medicated, isolated in the mass. It’s all so sad.
I believe there are going to be pockets of sanity emerge. I’ve found one here in Kansas, and without it life would be a wasted joke. Between our local “house band” keeping us happy every weekend, wearing out cd’s from NMA, JBT, RRE, JJ Grey and many more like minded musicians, we have developed our own brand of keepin’ it real to muddle through this mess. I love the fact you are bringing your passion for “r”evolution into your music. It shows and it speaks clearly to those like us that are listening.
We love it! Play on. Write on. We are out here.
You are the best, my friend! Thanks a lot!
Cody, you are a true inspiration in all that you do in this life. My hubby and I see you and your bro every chance we get. You boys really do rock our world. Us geezers have been around the block musically and I am putting you in the top 5 best musicians we have seen in our life. Thank you for doing what you do…….until the next time….Peace <3
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You and your brothers music shaped my life basically. If it wasnt for you guys I wouldnt have done what I have been doing the last 12 years of my life. I even went to school at ole miss just so I could learn more about you guys and beanland and all of the roots of what I think is the best music going right now. Thanks for the inspirado! Hope you guys come back to georges sometime.