Thursday, September 18, 2008

New NOBOT - "Drinking Progess"


Download: NOBOT - "Drinking Progress"

"We're drinking progress/and we're getting fucked up" is probably too saucy a line to ever expect out of the speakers at a Barack Obama victory rally (fingers crossed, knock on wood), but for those of us who aren't trying to impress anyone with our moral constitution can scream this at the top of their lungs after pounding a cold one after celebrating the end of the Bush-era. From a micro-beer, of course.

But no matter what your race, creed, or gender is, if MPLS-based electro-dance duo NOBOT's new song "Drinking Progress" doesn't make you get up and dance, then you must be John McCain. In which case, I'd like to thank and honor you for your service to the country, but politely suggest that the gutteral, rumbling bass synth-sounds that begin the song, or its free-form song-structure which allows for both a catchy verse and for the extended jams that hardcore dance fans are used to, may not be for you. Don't get mad! Don't get mad! ARGGHHH, WAAAA.

While I fend off a attack from the distinguished senator from Arizona, you can listen to NOBOT's new single, "Drinking Progress", at the top of the post. In other NOBOT news, the band has got a show with We Are Wolves and Soviet Panda coming up this Sunday, the 21st. The following Sunday, the 21st, sees the band headlining a show at the Uptown Bar. Peep the show details below:



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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter who gets elected, the Bush regime is coming to an end. I'm sorry if you didn't check who's running this year, but there isn't a single Bush on the ballot.

It's okay that you're pro Obama, but when you sound like an idiot while writing meaningless crap supporting Obama, then you're just doing a disservice to his campaign.

It's people like you that completely turn me off to Obama, because the only thing you say about McCain is that he's pretty much like having Bush in the White House again. I mean, if you did any research at all you'd see that McCain is the furthest thing from Bush (and the closest thing to a Democrat) that we're probably ever going to get the Republican party backing.

No matter who wins the election, it's going to pretty much be a blow to the Republican party at large and the way they think we should run the country.

I mean, if you really want to shake things up and see real change, then don't vote Republican or Democrat. Vote Independent. That'd be real change.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Jon said...

"No matter who gets elected, the Bush regime is coming to an end. I'm sorry if you didn't check who's running this year, but there isn't a single Bush on the ballot."

I think you are making a cognitive leap there based on my lede. At what point did I say that the Bush regime would continue if Obama wasn't elected? Or make any reference to McCain being the same as Bush?

"It's people like you that completely turn me off to Obama, because the only thing you say about McCain is that he's pretty much like having Bush in the White House again."

Again, this is an assumption on your part based on my lede, and no where in the piece did I directly say that.

But let's pretend that I did.

"If you did any research at all you'd see that McCain is the furthest thing from Bush (and the closest thing to a Democrat) that we're probably ever going to get the Republican party backing..."

This is simply untrue. According to Congressional Quarterly (cited in Fact Check.org: http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/factchecking_obama.html) McCain's voting support for Bush policies has averaged slightly above 89 percent since Bush took office.

According to the same article, the lowest of McCain's voting support rate was 77 percent in 2005. Last year, the rate was 95 percent.

How can you claim he's the furthest thing from Bush in the Republican Party, when, more often than not, he's voted with the man on average of 90 percent of the time? By definition, he's only 10 percent away from being Bush. How is that being furthest away, considering Republicans like Ron Paul and Chuck Hagel exist?

"No matter who wins the election, it's going to pretty much be a blow to the Republican party at large and the way they think we should run the country."

Have you read anything in the last few days regarding Sarah Palin? She's Bush with a beehive.

"I mean, if you really want to shake things up and see real change, then don't vote Republican or Democrat. Vote Independent. That'd be real change."

How true. But unlikely to happen.

1:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PAY-LEN! PAY-LEN! PAY-LEN!

ha!

but seriously, diggin the nobot

1:31 AM  
Blogger Jenni K said...

Music is a great forum for political discussion, especially music that makes a subtle yet gigantic jab at the notion of progress.

I think we all have a certain type of progress that we'd like to see, but progress for the point of progress doesn't really help anybody.

It's hard to find music that makes me feel passionate about the way things are, or politics, or to feel rebellious again even after the realization that we're all kind of just spinning our wheels (and getting fucked in more ways than one... got my paycheck today and it sucks).

The preceding conversation has been so much about what is change and what is the same. I think at this point it's all speculative anyway... It's a huge gamble for anyone who's voting this time around. I'd feel a lot more comfortable if there were some concrete ideas for this "progress" and change both candidates are speaking about, but they have to cater down to people who buy into the bullshit, mudslinging, and pandering. We all need to step outside it and get real.

Oh, and the song is fucking glorious.

1:43 PM  

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