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V For Violence

As the leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations, financial institution bigwigs and other notaries met in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last week for the G20 Summit, to discuss what amounts to their direction for the globe, protestors clashed with police and were met with seemingly extreme prejudice. Violence during demonstrations is nothing new, having been a fixture of the American cultural landscape for many decades…

Marcy Playground – Marcy Playground (1997) • Girl Talk – Feed the Animals (2008) • Jaco Pastorius – Jaco Pastorius (1976)

One band that got lost in the shifting sands of the post-grunge years was New York’s Marcy Playground. They were never gonna be a revolutionary band, but I think they were certainly victims of bad timing, and changing trends within the industry. This, their debut, produced the single “Sex and Candy” which became quite a big hit and propelled them into the spotlight for a while. But it soon faded. And they seemed to disappear from the radar. The thing is, this band wrote some really good songs…

Langley Parks: Soundscapes, Themes & Noise – free individual track download…

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