Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Athens Popfest Schedule is up!

My predicted top 10 will be very different from my actual top 10 by the end of the week. I feel sad putting Bunnygrunt so far down the list but Karen isn't playing with them and WTF is Bunnygrunt without her? Darren Hanlon in the afternoon is an insult but alas, who knows what will happen in the meantime. I hope that John Darnielle has time to hang out with us lowly attendees.

10. Ponies In the Surf
9. Bunnygrunt
8. Gordon Lamb
7. Cars Can Be Blue
6. Keith John Adams
5. The Cocker Spaniels
4. The Besties
3. The Smittens
2. Darren Hanlon
1. The Mountain Goats

Although I'm already falling in love with oh-OK

AND I'm reposting this message from the Olympia Punk Indie Underground Music List.

hi Oly listers:
If you have not already, please sign one of the petitions to pressure congress to preserve net neutrality.

net neutrality keeps internet access time roughly the same for us to access all sites. If we do not have this, then larger corporations, or anyone with more capital will reserve the faster channels of internet access for themselves and leave the rest of us to the congested lane. At it's worst conclusion, they could even render sites essentially useless by making them have such worthlessly slow connections, or block them all together.

here are some real world examples outlined from It's Our Net

If you are a consumer – a Mom looking for healthcare information to protect your family; a home-school parent using the Internet as part of your education plan; an email user staying in touch with your family and friends – you will have a degraded slower Internet experience with certain Web sites. Some Web sites will even be unavailable unless additional fees are paid.

Small Business
If you are a small business, you may not be able to survive online. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, you may be impeded from provided the “next big thing” on the Internet.

Schools & Churches
If you are a small non-profit organization, like a church or a school, you may not be able to get your messages out to congregants or student families without paying more.
the internet is an oddly egalitarian phenomena in an american society ever increasingly ruled by cabals and capital.

please sign the petition!!


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