100: Post-post-election blog//Boom BipFirst of all, apologies for not blogging more lately. I still haven't moved to Canada, I've just been a bit busy. That and, yeah, I was upset about the election and everything that's happened since. But first, let me say that everyone who supported Kerry still played an important role here. The worst thing that could have happened would have been Bush winning by a landslide, but his victory was narrow, even discounting all of the glitches that have been brought up in the past week. Unfortunately, Bush doesn't seem to see it this way as he has been refusing to answer questions in press conferences. Of course, he always did this, but now he's calling it "the will of the people." Even the most die hard Republican supporters should be upset that a single day after his reelection, he has basically said that it's the people's choice to have a repression of information. I'm sure most of them have not intrepreted it this way, Bush's invoking "the will of the people" for all of his unpopular decisions is fiercely undemocratic. Bush is also saying that he's earned "political capital" that he intends to use, implying more conservative decisions on his part in the next four years. In other words, Bush ruining the environment, losing over a million jobs, giving the biggest tax breaks to the wealthiest 1% of the country, and violating international and attacking an innocent third world nation in the pursuit of the world on terror inc., if all of this was Bush being a "moderate," I don't want to think about what's going to happen when he lets his ultra conservative heart sore. It seems telling to me that one member of the state department (specifically, Bush's "point man for counterterrorism policy") and two members of Bush's cabinet have already resigned after his reelection. And this even includes Richard "That Topless Statue of Justice Has Gotta Go" Ashcroft. Not to mention all those who resigned in his first four years, mostly notably former terrorism czar, Richard Clarke. This is my reaction to people who said Bush deserved another four years for continuity in the war on terror. Actually because of his policies, we'd had much less continuity with so many key figures resigning. I'm wondering how many people will come to protest his inauguration. I understand the White House is already preparing. Sorry if some of my posts in the near future sound a bit cynical, but this guy's a lot worse. I'm not going to take it to the extreme that he is, there are some good people in south and the other red states (wasn't it relatively recently that being "red" was considered a fate worse than death?).
A reminder that Ohio isn't all bad (apologies to Ohio residents, but the wounds are still fresh) is Columbus resident, Bryan Hollon, better known as Boom Bip. Having started early on collaborating with vocalist Dose One, his own music came to the forefront as one of Lex Records' top artists in the wake of cLOUDDEAD's success. The sound has some similarities, but Boom Bip has more of a dynamic instrumental sound where cLOUDDEAD focuses on vocal performance. The first mp3 is from the upcoming Young Machines remix album from Her Space Holiday (also to feature remixes by Matmos, Dntel, Blockhead, Broken Spindles, Stereolab - in other words, it looks effing good). The other two are from his first collaborations from with Dose One, featured on the album, Circle.
Her Space Holiday - The Luxury of Loneliness (Boom Bip Remix)
Boom Bip & Dose One - Dead Man's Teal
Boom Bip & Dose One - Me and People