Hall of Fame

  • Bands I've Seen Four Times or More:
    • Arcade Fire
    • Nicole Atkins & The Sea
    • Beck
    • Black Angels
    • Black Hollies
    • Bloc Party
    • Blur
    • Broken Social Scene
    • The Brunettes
    • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    • Cults
    • Death Cab for Cutie
    • The Decemberists
    • The Dig
    • Doves
    • The Duke Spirit
    • Dum Dum Girls
    • Editors
    • Feist
    • Franz Ferdinand
    • French Kicks
    • Gorillaz
    • Grand National
    • The Grates
    • Holy Fuck
    • Immaculate Machine
    • Langhorne Slim
    • Les Sans Culottes
    • Love Is All
    • Kaiser Chiefs
    • Mates of State
    • Kate Nash
    • Neko Case
    • The New Pornographers
    • Northern State
    • Nouvellas
    • The Parlor Mob
    • Pavement
    • Phoenix
    • The Pipettes
    • The Puppini Sisters
    • Radiohead
    • The Rakes
    • Ra Ra Riot
    • Eli "Paperboy" Reed & The True Loves
    • The Roots
    • Royksopp
    • Salt & Samovar
    • Secret Machines
    • The Shins
    • Slow Club
    • Sons & Daughters
    • Bruce Springsteen
    • Supergrass
    • They Might Be Giants
    • Tilly & The Wall
    • The Tings Tings
    • Titus Andronicus
    • Vampire Weekend
    • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    • Yo La Tengo

Guitar Pick Recipients

  • Recipients of the MusicSnobbery.com Guitar Pick
    • Damon Albarn
    • Nicole Atkins
    • Win Butler of Arcade Fire
    • Laura Cantrell
    • Sharin Foo of The Raveonettes
    • Inara George of The Bird & The Bee
    • Justin Hayward-Young of The Vaccines
    • Dave Hollinghurst of Nicole Atkins & The Sea
    • Ivan Howard of The Rosebuds
    • Dev Hynes of Lightspeed Champion
    • Sam Isaac
    • JayMay
    • Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand
    • Langhorne Slim
    • Sondre Lerche
    • Emanuel Lundgren of I'm From Barcelona
    • Moby
    • David Moltz of Salt & Samovar
    • Peter Morén of Peter Bjorn & John
    • Keith Murray of We Are Scientists
    • Kate Nash
    • Carl Newman of The New Pornographers
    • Jack Peñate
    • Juanita Stein of Howling Bells
    • Anna Ternheim
    • Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes
    • Katie White of The Ting Tings
    • Björn Yttling of Peter Bjorn & John

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June 26, 2007

Comments

ShelvesofVinyl

great interview. thanks for giving them the attention they deserve!

mandy

i do like them, shame i couldn't see them when they played the knitting factory in early june. college stuff to attend to but i hope they come back soon, i check their tour dates and things periodically.

Steve

Fantastic band.

Saw them at Glastonbury this year in a tiny tent and haven't been able to stop playing the album since.

Louise

The Maccabees are amazinnnnng! First Love, Latchmere, About your Dress & Toothpaste Kisses are brilliant...I cannot WAIT for the second album.

Tennie

whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa what?!
the maccabees were NOT in canada were they?! i knew they toured the US with bloc party but i didn't think that canada was even a stop on that tour. omg. what? i know this is way overdue but somehow i don't believe you...

Doreen

.It seems that there isn't much you can do to separate a peosrn from his beloved preconceptions: apparently, some reporters and news editors already "knew" that the rabbi is against the trees, and once they knew that, nothing--not even their own reportage--was going to change the way they present the story.Even now, when the trees are back up, the rabbi promised not to sue (at least not this year), and the airport has (sort of) intimated that they may respond positively to his request.... next year (maybe), the media continues to spin the "War Against Christmas" story and the hate mail continues to pour in.The irony is that, for the last 25 years, there has been an ongoing debate within the Jewish community on the very issue of religious displays in public places during the winter holiday season--with Rabbi Bogomilsky and his colleagues squarely on the very opposite side of the debate than the side that's being attributed to him.The sight of one menorah burning proudly through the night will do more for Jewish continuity than the removal of 1000 Christmas trees... There are 300 million people living in America, a large majority of whom are proud Christians; among them live about 5 million Jews. Come December, trees and other holiday paraphernalia blossom forth throughout the length and breadth of the land. Many Jews feel challenged by this phenomenon. "How can I raise my child to feel secure in and proud of his Jewishness," they wonder, "when he's confronted by these displays in every store window, hotel lobby and village square? How can I myself avoid feeling resentful, left out, discriminated against?"Not long ago, the answer for many was: We'll fight the trees! We'll take them to court, we'll cite the Establishment Clause, and get all religious symbols removed from the public domain.Chabad-Lubavitch took a different tack. Don't fight to remove the trees--put up menorahs! Don't direct your efforts to make America "less Christian"--work to celebrate America's freedom to encourage Jews in their Jewishness. Would not a single positive message be so much more effective than a thousand un-messages? Would not the sight of a single menorah burning proudly through the night do more for Jewish pride and Jewish continuity than the removal of a thousand trees?Today, most of the Jewish community has been won over to this view. But it wasn't so long ago that Chabad-Lubavitch encountered vehement opposition for spearheading the "shower them with light" approach. I remember one particular year in the mid 1980's when I was involved in helping organize the activities surrounding the public menorah lightings during Chanukah in Seattle (yes, the very same Seattle). A national Jewish organization took the city to court to try and force them to revoke their permission for Chabad-Lubavitch to put up the menorah. They were actually quite apologetic to us: "Please understand, we have nothing against your menorah, but we're suing the city to make them take down the Christmas trees and cre8ches, so in all fairness, we need to fight the menorah too..."So, irony of ironies, a Chabad-Lubavitch rabbi trying to put up a menorah is portrayed in hundreds of newspapers and television broadcasts from coast to coast as... the man who made SeaTac Airport remove the trees.Shamefully, the airport is still obfuscating about why it is one of the only places in the United States to deny a menorah request. Hopefully in the short time left between now and Chanukah they will "see the light."But if there's a lesson here for the rest of us, it may simply be: don't presume. Don't think that you already know what your fellow human being is all about, what he or she stands for, what s/he wants to achieve. If we'd listen to each other more, we might actually like what we hear.Happy Chanukah! www.chabad.org

Varanasi

It's not fake. The sensor bar has two aryars of IR LED at each side and the wiimote has an IR Camera, so it can read a static position and then the wiimote decides where the pointer is. It works with a couple of candles because any flame irradiates infrared light. The wiimote indeed works without the sensor bar for some games, but you will not have the pointing function.

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