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MP3s and Political Commentary - Dump In a Box and Mark it Guaranteed

11 May 2006

One more time, I couldn't resist...

Because she said so, so here you go.

Dr. DIB: I retired DIB today.

Mrs. DIB: WHAT?!
you still have time you ho
ppl check your page
you have web friends (she's so cute... she means Moe and Craig!)

Dr. DIB: yeah, but i just don't have time for it...
Dr. DIB: check it out for yourself, i haven't been posting regularly, and i feel bad about having it up there but not being updated. like i'm letting people down.

Dr. DIB: it's better to burn out than to fade away.

Mrs. DIB:
put that on your page then
that quote

DIB - RIP ..... or is it?

Well, things are winding down for me here in Los Angeles. I'm currently finishing up my Ph.D. thesis, and will be known as Dr. DIB. As a result, I've had no time to work on this blog in any capicity. I've really enjoyed doing it, though, and I met some cool people and got a lot of interest. There were many things I still wanted to do with this blog, but I just don't have time, anymore.

Mrs. DIB and I have decied that we're going to travel the world for a while, once I graduate. Since I'll be MIA indefinitely, I hereby announce my retirement.

Thanks for the memories, and who knows... maybe in a year, when I'm back in the world, Dr. and Mrs. DIB will resurrect. Until then, enjoy one last piece of shit, packaged, and sold to the American public with a guarantee like it's some precious gadget. This one, from USA Today.

Note to self: Stop calling al-queda headquarters.

DIB out.

25 April 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!

My first post, and a new MP3 from the Ramones!

Thanks to everyone for their support. Even though this blog won't be operational for much longer (see here and here), I'm having a blast doing it. Thanks!


19 April 2006

DIB: Nepal

Fucking sucks.

KATHMANDU, Nepal (CNN) -- Nepal's government has issued an 18-hour curfew for Kathmandu in an effort to prevent pro-democracy demonstrators from staging a major rally in the capital city.

Activists distributed pamphlets urging every household to send at least one person to Thursday's planned demonstration in the capital.

Yesterday, I posted in a PS about how Mrs. DIB and I will be leaving the US for a while. One of the places we have a ticket for is Nepal. We were going to spend about 35 days there, but things just keep getting worse and worse there. Now, there's a Shoot-on-sight curfew being imposed there. I'm all for overthrowing kings and democracy, but couldn't the pick a better time to have civil unrest? Perhaps late next year, AFTER we've hike the Anapurnas?

For more information on Nepal and the political strife there, visit your local wiki.


18 April 2006

Married Music II: The Like Young

Remember 6 weeks ago, when I posted about Mates of State? Probably not. At the time I said I was going to do some postings about married bands. Then I kind of didn't have time to do it, and then I forgot, and then I remembered, but I got busy again and didn't have time to do it. Finally, amid great fanfare, here is the second "married band" mp3. By the Like Young, I give you:

The Like Young - Out to Get Me (link goes to an outside page owned by me with the song)

Unlike Mates of State, this is straight ahead, kick-ass rock. No keyboards, no frills. Just stripped-down guitar and drum music. It makes me believe in rock again... that maybe it can be saved and the Sugar Rays and Coldplays of the world will be killed and mocked and everyone will have a good laugh at the days when rock sucked.

The Like Young consist of Amanda (drums, vocals) and Joe Ziemba (guitar, vocals). I first heard about them in this Punk Planet article when the album So Serious (from which today's song is taken) was released.I give So Serious 4 thumbs way up, and recomend you listen to "Worry a Lot" (track 3) and "Sabine & Me" (track 5, video here) if you like today's song. If you don't, well, you must be an old lady wearing a diaper and accidentally surfed in here looking for a way to dispose of your own poop... perhaps you want to put it in a box?

The Like Young also have a new record coming out in 3 weeks, so this is pretty good timing. Check out another free MP3 from Polyvinyl Records:

TLY - For Money or Love


The Like Young, official website.
Purchase TLY stuff (don't get from amazon... they're charging 17 bucks for a 10 dollar record).

PS - I know that posts have been few and far between, lately, and they're bound to get worse. That's because Mrs. DIB and I will be leaving the country for a while, starting in August this year. We won't be back in the world until March 2007. We'll try to chronicle our adventures either here or on another blog, but when the time comes for us to leave, I'll let everyone know. Thanks for your continued patronage!

PPS - MP3's are for trial purposes only. If you like the song, go buy the album. If not, delete and move along, though I'm not sure how anyone could dislike TLY.

Hybrid Durango

On Treehugger.com, there's a nice little summary about an op-ed in the NYT about the hybrid-car conundrum:

Someone can buy a Dodge Durango hybrid, for example, qualify for tax breaks, "feel good" about saving the planet, and still get 14 miles/gallon (instead of 12), while a conventional Honda Civic driver doesn't get kick-backs from the government, doesn't have a status-symbol car with the word "hybrid" on it, but gets 40 miles/gallon.

Mrs. DIB's parents recently bought a Prius. It's a comfortable ride and gets great mileage, but they live in the hills of Santa Cruz, and they need a lot of power to get to their place, which means they're probably using up tons of gas, anyway. Additionally, my father-in-law just bought a Mazda Miata, which is rated at only 23 MPG (and we all know how bullshit those ratings are). What's my point? I have no idea. Just go read the article then go to your room and think about what you've done for the environemnt today.


12 April 2006

Dump-in-a-Box for 12 April 2006

From the Washington Post:

On May 29, 2003, 50 days after the fall of Baghdad, President Bush proclaimed a fresh victory for his administration in Iraq: Two small trailers captured by U.S. and Kurdish troops had turned out to be long-sought mobile "biological laboratories." He declared, "We have found the weapons of mass destruction."

The claim, repeated by top administration officials for months afterward, was hailed at the time as a vindication of the decision to go to war. But even as Bush spoke, U.S. intelligence officials possessed powerful evidence that it was not true.

A secret fact-finding mission to Iraq -- not made public until now -- had already concluded that the trailers had nothing to do with biological weapons. Leaders of the Pentagon-sponsored mission transmitted their unanimous findings to Washington in a field report on May 27, 2003, two days before the president's statement.

The three-page field report and a 122-page final report three weeks later were stamped "secret" and shelved. Meanwhile, for nearly a year, administration and intelligence officials continued to publicly assert that the trailers were weapons factories.

This story and Scott McClellan's reaction to it are circulating all over the left-wing blogs. Feel free to head over to Kos to or Think Progress to read more.


10 April 2006

NOFX - Wolves in Wolves' Clothing

New MP3 over at Fat Wreck. Enjoy!

NOFX - 100 Times Fuckeder

05 April 2006

The Clash, aka - Al Queda

I got this from dailykos and I just thought it was kinda funny, but also sad that people are so fucking paranoid. Then again, maybe the guy just didn't tip his cabby enough! Clicky.

LONDON (Reuters) - British anti-terrorism detectives escorted a man from a plane after a taxi driver had earlier become suspicious when he started singing along to a track by punk band The Clash, police said Wednesday.