The Sugarcubes

The Sugarcubes (Sykurmolarnir in Icelandic) were an Icelandic alternative rock band formed in 1986 and disbanded in 1992. They received critical and popular acclaim internationally.

They first came to notice in the UK when radio DJ John Peel played “Birthday”, later voted by his listeners as a single of the year. The band’s music was characterized by a psychedelic post-punk sound sometimes reminiscent of The B-52′s, whimsical yet heartfelt lyrics, and the imploring, girlish voice of vocalist Björk Guðmundsdóttir, who later went on to great success as a solo artist. While not as successful as Björk’s solo career would be, the band is still very highly regarded and was the most influential Icelandic group until the rise of Sigur Rós.

The Sugarcubes dissolved in 1992 as different members of the band had realized they all had different ambitions; instead of risking their friendship, the band went on an indefinite hiatus. They remain friends to this day and are all still involved in the management of record label Smekkleysa (Bad Taste Ltd).

[tags]the sugarcubes, 1980′s, 1990′s, icelandic music group, Björk Guðmundsdóttir, Björk’s first music group, bjork, albums, live performances, youtube videos, concerts, birthday, hit, deus, eat the menu, music videos, artist of the day[/tags]

Email

0

The King Of Snark

“It must have cost a man as amiable as Engels a considerable conscious effort to keep up with Marx’s relentless misanthropy. We feel it in reading their correspondence. Marx had the satanic genius of the satirist: his sneers are the true expression of his nature, and for this reason they are often effective: but Engel’s sneers seem off-key. Though he can be humorous, he cannot be deadly: he simply commits faults of bad taste. Poor Engels, who had done what Marx had not: repudiated the bourgeois family–had sacrificed more by his bohemian life than it is easy today to understand.”

– Edmund Wilson in To The Finland Station

Email

0

Why Act Surprised? Pelosi and Reid Are Accomplices In Bush’s War Crimes

On the revelation that Nancy Pelosi was possibly consulted about torture techniques, namely waterboarding, by the Central Intelligence Agency as early as 2002, one thing has confounded me: Would you be so surprised if she had and do you really feel baffled that she has no desire to pursue serious investigations into torture allowed under the Bush administration?

Pelosi and Harry Reid spent 2000 to 2006 cheering on the ‘War on Terror’ and giving a blank check to Bush’s wars. They then spent the election campaign of 2006 promising to end the Iraq war, halt the Bush tax cuts, and investigate torture and other Bush administration practices. So, it’s 2009, and what exactly have they exactly accomplished with 3 years of a Democrat majority? We’re still in Iraq, we’re still in Afghanistan, AIPAC still controls America’s destiny on Iran, Joe Lieberman is still a Democrat, the Patriot Act is not repealed, and Obama embraces the executive power to spy on citizens.

There’s a reason there will never be a serious and thorough investigation of Bush era war crimes: Pelosi, Reid, and a majority of the Democrats spent 8 years being de facto accomplices of some of Bush’s worst crimes. They supported the Iraq War, they supported the Patriot Act, and they supported the warrantless wiretaps. The Congressional Democrats had the power to say something and do something, and they did neither for 8 years of the worst Presidency in American history. And that’s a legacy they have no desire to bring up in the future.

See Also: Pelosi’s Favorables Plummet, Torturing for Political Purposes Is Wrong, Deep Thought of the Day, War and Piece on Pelosi, Parsing For Dummies, The Flip-Flop on the Torture Photos, Left Disappointed In Obama?, If the Harsh Interrogation Tactics Were Not Torture, What Difference Does It Make What Pelosi Knew?, Did You Know That The Senate Refused To Outlaw Waterboarding In 2006?, and GOP Backs Cheney’s Assault on Obama, Pelosi.

[tags]nancy pelosi, on torture, torture briefings, patriot act, wireless wiretapping, george bush, bush administration, 2006 elections, harry reid, democrats, congress, torture investigations, barack obama, iraq war, Afghanistan war, war on terror[/tags]

Email

1

Email

0

Do you ever feel…

Like you were born into an Ice Age of reason, where you are forced to agonizingly watch humanity go through a formative stage characterized by debasing belief systems, incomprehensible violence, and unscrupulous avarice and corruption?

Email

0
Hot On The Web