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Who is Jesse Rice?

I don’t know but his tracks are sick. All we know is that it’s an SF based producer that brings the jams. ENJOY.

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Rally Against the Cuts to Education

All across California, education is under attack. Schools are closing. Teachers and staff are being laid off. Fees are skyrocketing as financial aid is being cut. Classes are being canceled and hundreds of thousands of students are being turned away from colleges. Entire programs and electives are being eliminated. Public education is being destroyed. A quality education has become something only the very rich can afford.

And coming from Sacramento, all we hear are cries of more budget deficits, more cuts to education, and an overall deepening of the attacks.

It is time to say enough is enough! California is the wealthiest state in the country; its economy is ranked in the top ten of the entire world. It is home to some of the largest corporations in the world. There is more than enough wealth in California to fully fund education.

In order to stand up to these attacks and demand a quality education for all, we all must come together — students, teachers, workers, parents, from all levels of education, K-12 through the universities. Everyone in the state has a stake in education. If we can come together and organize our power collectively, we have the forces and the numbers to launch a movement across the state to stop these attacks and win quality education for everyone.

Most people in California are being affected by these attacks. We all know people who work in education, who are students, or have kids or neighbors or relatives who are in the California educational system. Our task is to talk to them, organize meetings, share information, start an organizing group at your school, your workplace, your neighborhood.


March 4th, 2010 was the first step and I was out there in solidarity with the teachers, parents, students, and other member of the community to help get this issue noticed. There was plenty of great speeches and and informative hand outs being passed around. I got some interesting photos and video clips. I compiled them for a new addition to the rarely updated video collage section of the blog….


for more information about the cuts to education check out against the cuts!

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Tussle- Telescope Mind

So the dudes from tussle have a new album coming out soon on Smalltown Supersound, I’m pretty excited for that. Telescope Mind is an album they put out in 2006 full of dark synth tones and disco drums. With four members playing with samplers, synthesizers, multiple effects processors, bass guitars, and various percussion instruments the music is reminiscent to Liquid Liquid minus vocals.

Here is what prefix mag had to say:

There’s no way around it: Tussle is strictly about cerebral, ass-shaking grooves. The members of this San Francisco quartet exposed this dedication on their mysterious 2004 debut, Kling Klang, an instrumental record — similar to Out Hud’s debut — that derived its funkiness from the forefathers of Krautrock, post-punk, dub and minimal techno. Released during a time when the spastic joy of the Rapture’s Echoes was becoming a bit outplayed and before LCD Soundsystem began playing in your house, Tussle’s effortless refinement of improvised jams gave indie kids a new reason to dance. Two years have passed, and the crew has gone through a significant lineup change. But the grooves still take the spotlight on the band’s sophomore album, ushering in an exciting release that is downright fun (how often can you say that about instrumental music?) and a welcome return to uncontrived instrumental rhythms.

And the keyword here is rhythm. The group is made up entirely of a rhythm section: two drummers, one bass guitarist, one electronics expert, and all four handling various percussion, from cymbals to cowbells, buckets to bicycle wheels. For a band that focuses so heavily on tasty bass lines, the loss of original bassist Andy Cabic last year to Devendra Banhart’s supporting band and his own solo project, Vetiver, would seem overwhelming. But the band has seamlessly shifted around, with original drummer Alexis Georgopoulos switching over to bass and Warren Huegel taking over on drums. Sonically, I doubt anyone would notice any alterations, and better yet, the reformed lineup exposes a group that is tighter and more accessible.

1 Lyre
2 Warning
3 Second Guessing
4 Kindermusik
5 Cloud Melodie
6 Elephants
7 The Story Of Meteorites
8 Flicker/33.3
9 Invisible City
10 Trappings
11 Cloud Melodie II
12 Pow!

I present you with, Tussle- Telescope Mind

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