In case you've been living under a rock as of late, things are fucked in London right now. Now, Pitchfork is reporting that the massive Tottenham warehouse which burned earlier today was housing the main UK distro for prety much every indie label in the world, including Champaign's own Polyvinyl, which is hugely messed up no matter how you cut it.
And he's in good company, as the other members of the "Hive Five" all hold or held some sort of national office.
Don Gerard is just a mayor, but as Barack Obama proved, little-known Illinois Democrats can go on to do big things. Should this bassist and drummer decide to run for state or federal office, he would do well to campaign behind the Moon Seven Times, the not-half-bad dream-pop group he played with back in the ‘90s.
Sad news. Hopefully he can bounce back.
"Matt Talbott tells me there's some Hum shows coming this fall! I don't have all the details yet, but here's what I know: there will be one on September 10th, and it won't be in Champaign. A show in Champaign is possibly going to be planned for September 9th, and they are playing Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, TX in November."
This is an interesting idea. A new Facebook page called Zero Percent Champaign is positing that we can help reduce food waste locally by buying up what might end up as unused food at local restaurants.
Papa Dels on Green St: 9 Mushroom, 9 Cheese, 12 Sausage, 26 Pepperoni pizza slices for 50% off ($1.13 - $1.40). 30 min left!
Mandarin Wok on Green St: $8.99 for large portion of General Tso's Chicken, until 4pm.
Conceptually, I like it a lot. I just want to know more about it. So, I will try to do just that.
Former C-U resident and one time Volition employee Tom Gibes was recently featured on The Maddow Blog for the work he's been doing on The Clear Congress Project, which tracks congressional partisanship in real time.
The site is interactive, and I must say, rather habit forming once you get the hang of it. Check it out.
Well, would you look at that. Take Care, Common Loon and Midstress (the newly rechristened Fresh Kills) will contribute to Polyvinyl's Japan Benefit Compilation, and have nabbed some Pitchfork coverage for it. Nifty.
Help the Market at the Square overtake the Glenwood Sunday Market as Illinois' favorite farmer's market: http://www.farmland.org/americas-favorite-farmers-markets-states.asp#IL
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