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(Austin Statesman)   Girl's favorite band plays a set in her hospital room after horrific SXSW drunk driver crash. Subby's wondering where all these dusty onions are coming from   (statesman.com) divider line 55
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2014-03-15 11:45:43 PM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-03-15 11:54:10 PM  
I hear they have some really good onions at the farmer's market.
 
2014-03-16 12:00:09 AM  
Owens has been charged with capital murder.

Good. But what's the charge for putting an auto start video in your website?
 
2014-03-16 12:07:21 AM  
Good on the band for doing this.

That being said, this current nu-folk revival mystifies me.

i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-16 12:14:03 AM  

doglover: Owens has been charged with capital murder.

Good. But what's the charge for putting an auto start video in your website?


How to stop autoplay in the four most popular browsers.  Bonus?  It stops ad autoplays, too.  Yeah, you have an extra click if you want to watch a video, but it's made my web browsing a lot more peaceful.
 
2014-03-16 12:34:12 AM  

Lsherm: How to stop autoplay in the four most popular browsers.


A woman is in the hospital and two more are dead in a great tragedy, and so a band has just something awesome and now you post this?

Emotions have never been higher and the positive vibes just keep on coming! What a heartening display all round!
 
2014-03-16 12:35:05 AM  

Lsherm: How to stop autoplay in the four most popular browsers. Bonus? It stops ad autoplays, too. Yeah, you have an extra click if you want to watch a video, but it's made my web browsing a lot more peaceful.


Thank you for posting this!
 
2014-03-16 12:47:45 AM  

doglover: Lsherm: How to stop autoplay in the four most popular browsers.

A woman is in the hospital and two more are dead in a great tragedy, and so a band has just something awesome and now you post this?

Emotions have never been higher and the positive vibes just keep on coming! What a heartening display all round!


Meh, a 0/10 troll attempt.

img23.imageshack.us

Don't ever change, man.
 
2014-03-16 06:11:46 AM  
I haven't seen so many concerned hipsters since the local Trader Joe's shut down.
 
2014-03-16 06:54:00 AM  

Don't farking drive drunk

 
2014-03-16 07:20:45 AM  

cretinbob: Don't farking drive drunk


That wasn't really a drunk driving accident, but yes don't drink and drive.
 
2014-03-16 07:35:27 AM  

doglover: Owens has been charged with capital murder.

Good. But what's the charge for putting an auto start video in your website?


How does he get charged with capital murder and that 16 year old kid who killed 4 people got off with probation?

/affluenza
 
2014-03-16 07:40:09 AM  

fusillade762: Good on the band for doing this.

That being said, this current nu-folk revival mystifies me.

[i.imgur.com image 294x266]


Yep.  Good on the band for doing this.  Their music isn't that great, and the whole trend of semi-folk is just, usually awful.  I think it may have started with The Lumineers and that godforsaken Ho Hey song.
 
2014-03-16 07:44:38 AM  

doglover: Lsherm: How to stop autoplay in the four most popular browsers.

A woman is in the hospital and two more are dead in a great tragedy, and so a band has just something awesome and now you post this?

Emotions have never been higher and the positive vibes just keep on coming! What a heartening display all round!


i18.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-16 08:41:26 AM  

wesmon: I haven't seen so many concerned hipsters since the local Trader Joe's shut down.


Well, this is a tragedy. 2 people died. That means there could be as many as 8 bands in Austin that need a bass player now.
 
2014-03-16 08:44:56 AM  
The folk revival is a good thing. Sure, done of it sucks, but the same can be said of any genre. If nothing else, it's introducing the banjo to a generation who's never hear bluegrass. If it gets one person to listen to Flatt & Scruggs, it's all good.
 
2014-03-16 08:52:00 AM  

ChubbyTiger: The folk revival is a good thing. Sure, done of it sucks, but the same can be said of any genre. If nothing else, it's introducing the banjo to a generation who's never hear bluegrass. If it gets one person to listen to Flatt & Scruggs, it's all good.


It's the new trend instrument. In the late 90s, every rock band had a DJ. In the 2000s, lots of them tried to get either a fiddler or a bagpipe player, and now that the bushy-bearded hillbilly look is in, banjos are getting their turn.
 
2014-03-16 08:53:56 AM  
This story reminds me of this: http://www.musiciansoncall.org/site/Pa geNavigator/home
 
2014-03-16 09:02:14 AM  
www.wearysloth.com
 
2014-03-16 09:06:37 AM  

doglover: Owens has been charged with capital murder.

Good. But what's the charge for putting an auto start video in your website?


Not just capital murder, but terrorism. Which is farking ridiculous. I hope the scum beats the charge, prosecutors have gone out of control.
 
2014-03-16 09:08:43 AM  

ChubbyTiger: The folk revival is a good thing. Sure, done of it sucks, but the same can be said of any genre. If nothing else, it's introducing the banjo to a generation who's never hear bluegrass. If it gets one person to listen to Flatt & Scruggs, it's all good.


However, if you're playing the ukulele and you're not playing Hawaiian music, you may be a hipster.
 
2014-03-16 09:27:22 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: ChubbyTiger: The folk revival is a good thing. Sure, done of it sucks, but the same can be said of any genre. If nothing else, it's introducing the banjo to a generation who's never hear bluegrass. If it gets one person to listen to Flatt & Scruggs, it's all good.

However, if you're playing the ukulele and you're not playing Hawaiian music, you may be a hipster.


Or you may be in an orchestra,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLgJ7pk0X-s
 
2014-03-16 09:56:24 AM  

wesmon: I haven't seen so many concerned hipsters since the local Trader Joe's shut down.


Got news for you, pal: There are no Trader Joes here in Austin. If you gonna diss the hipsters (which is really getting old btw), replace Trader Joes with Whole Foods.
 
2014-03-16 09:56:33 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: ChubbyTiger: The folk revival is a good thing. Sure, done of it sucks, but the same can be said of any genre. If nothing else, it's introducing the banjo to a generation who's never hear bluegrass. If it gets one person to listen to Flatt & Scruggs, it's all good.

However, if you're playing the ukulele and you're not playing Hawaiian music, you may be a hipster.


Don't get out much, do you? ;-)
 
2014-03-16 10:08:14 AM  

OhioUGrad: doglover: Owens has been charged with capital murder.

Good. But what's the charge for putting an auto start video in your website?

How does he get charged with capital murder and that 16 year old kid who killed 4 people got off with probation?

/affluenza


Something something accelerated running from the cops because he didn't want to go to jail on his outstanding warrants including kidnapping apparently.

/hopefully the friend who reported his car stolen will also get charged for making a false report
 
2014-03-16 10:09:43 AM  

mafiageek1980: wesmon: I haven't seen so many concerned hipsters since the local Trader Joe's shut down.

Got news for you, pal: There are no Trader Joes here in Austin. If you gonna diss the hipsters (which is really getting old btw), replace Trader Joes with Whole Foods.


Umm yes there are.

Technically you are correct the only one right now is in Westlake, but they are opening one downtown within a year.
 
2014-03-16 10:14:38 AM  

IanMoone: mafiageek1980: wesmon: I haven't seen so many concerned hipsters since the local Trader Joe's shut down.

Got news for you, pal: There are no Trader Joes here in Austin. If you gonna diss the hipsters (which is really getting old btw), replace Trader Joes with Whole Foods.

Umm yes there are.

Technically you are correct the only one right now is in Westlake, but they are opening one downtown within a year.


Didn't know that. I stand corrected. Thanks :)

/Sprouts is better, IMHO
 
2014-03-16 11:32:36 AM  

mafiageek1980: wesmon: I haven't seen so many concerned hipsters since the local Trader Joe's shut down.

Got news for you, pal: There are no Trader Joes here in Austin. If you gonna diss the hipsters (which is really getting old btw), replace Trader Joes with Whole Foods.


I feel like you are a hipster.
 
2014-03-16 11:40:16 AM  
Good thing her favorite band wasn't The Polyphonic Spree.
 
2014-03-16 11:49:57 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: ChubbyTiger: The folk revival is a good thing. Sure, done of it sucks, but the same can be said of any genre. If nothing else, it's introducing the banjo to a generation who's never hear bluegrass. If it gets one person to listen to Flatt & Scruggs, it's all good.

However, if you're playing the ukulele and you're not playing Hawaiian music, you may be a hipster.


Banjos do, in the wrong hands, make me a bit nervous. But if they wash out the uke trend, I'm okay with it. It was kind of cute when Zooey Deschanel was playing one in her old band 10 or 15 years ago, but it got out of hand (actually, I'd like to see them "out of hand"). And who knows, maybe The Monks' electric banjo will make a comeback (RIP Gary Burger).

Banjos aren't really a trendy instrument, though -- not in Austin anyway. There have been adequate-to-fantastic players around that town for a long, long time.
 
2014-03-16 12:02:12 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: fusillade762: Good on the band for doing this.

That being said, this current nu-folk revival mystifies me.

[i.imgur.com image 294x266]

Yep.  Good on the band for doing this.  Their music isn't that great, and the whole trend of semi-folk is just, usually awful.  I think it may have started with The Lumineers and that godforsaken Ho Hey song. Mumford & Sons.


FTFY
The Lumineers are only a thing because record labels were trying to cash in on the Mumford sound.
 
2014-03-16 12:53:08 PM  
but when millions of sober drivers run people over.... No band in the hospital room

So sad when brain-washed people are only caring about accident victims when the media jumps to the top of bullshiat mountain for "oh so sad, that bad drunky driver hit people".

Drunky driver kill .01% of pedestrians(cite your own Google, Jackass), while the sober ones blame that cute duckling walking across the path of his thunder-mobile for running things/people over.
 
2014-03-16 01:01:10 PM  

OhioUGrad: doglover: Owens has been charged with capital murder.

Good. But what's the charge for putting an auto start video in your website?

How does he get charged with capital murder and that 16 year old kid who killed 4 people got off with probation?

/affluenza


My thoughts exactly.  I have to wonder if the driver had more financial resources would he simply be sent away to a $50k/month rehab center instead.
 
2014-03-16 01:26:21 PM  

arcas: My thoughts exactly. I have to wonder if the driver had more financial resources would he simply be sent away to a $50k/month rehab center instead.


Well, this is Texas, and the driver was black, so I think that explains most of the problem.
 
2014-03-16 01:52:16 PM  

sheep snorter: but when millions of sober drivers run people over.... No band in the hospital room

So sad when brain-washed people are only caring about accident victims when the media jumps to the top of bullshiat mountain for "oh so sad, that bad drunky driver hit people".

Drunky driver kill .01% of pedestrians(cite your own Google, Jackass), while the sober ones blame that cute duckling walking across the path of his thunder-mobile for running things/people over.


Mama, I found your douchebag!
 
2014-03-16 01:56:32 PM  

maddogdelta: arcas: My thoughts exactly. I have to wonder if the driver had more financial resources would he simply be sent away to a $50k/month rehab center instead.

Well, this is Texas, and the driver was black, so I think that explains most of the problem.


Yup because everybody knows justice is not for sale elsewhere:

texan2driver.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-16 01:58:52 PM  
 
2014-03-16 02:16:50 PM  
It occurred to me recently, that I wonder if the older folks in 1996 thought that the lounge music revival that me and my hipster friends were all excited about was as annoying as I think the present folk revival is today.
 
2014-03-16 02:33:09 PM  

arcas: OhioUGrad: doglover: Owens has been charged with capital murder.

Good. But what's the charge for putting an auto start video in your website?

How does he get charged with capital murder and that 16 year old kid who killed 4 people got off with probation?

/affluenza

My thoughts exactly.  I have to wonder if the driver had more financial resources would he simply be sent away to a $50k/month rehab center instead.


He had an outstanding arrest warrant, was paying child support for six kids. and busted through two barriers upon hitting his people while in Texas. Your Grisham wet dream corrupt justice system hijinks do not apply in this case.
 
2014-03-16 03:35:32 PM  
i1.ytimg.com
 
2014-03-16 04:12:45 PM  

OhioUGrad: doglover: Owens has been charged with capital murder.

Good. But what's the charge for putting an auto start video in your website?

How does he get charged with capital murder and that 16 year old kid who killed 4 people got off with probation?

/affluenza


With a name like Rashad Owens, I'm surprised that driving while black was not one of the charges.
 
2014-03-16 04:26:04 PM  

misanthropologist: OhioUGrad: doglover: Owens has been charged with capital murder.

Good. But what's the charge for putting an auto start video in your website?

How does he get charged with capital murder and that 16 year old kid who killed 4 people got off with probation?

/affluenza

With a name like Rashad Owens, I'm surprised that driving while black was not one of the charges.


or shot right on scene
 
2014-03-16 04:59:47 PM  

sheep snorter: but when millions of sober drivers run people over.... No band in the hospital room

So sad when brain-washed people are only caring about accident victims when the media jumps to the top of bullshiat mountain for "oh so sad, that bad drunky driver hit people".

Drunky driver kill .01% of pedestrians(cite your own Google, Jackass), while the sober ones blame that cute duckling walking across the path of his thunder-mobile for running things/people over.


Drunk driving is still farking stupid and dangerous. If you drive drunk I hope you only manage to kill yourself and not other people.
 
2014-03-16 05:03:46 PM  

hasty ambush: Yup because everybody knows justice is not for sale elsewhere:


Awwww... pooor baby got his feewings hurt...

Because some places just aren't known for that at all!
 
2014-03-16 06:06:29 PM  

wesmon: I haven't seen so many concerned hipsters since the local Trader Joe's shut down.

 
I personally find it more freeing to not care what hipsters like and what's mainstream so I can just like what I like.
 
2014-03-16 06:10:52 PM  

A Terrible Human: Drunk driving is still farking stupid and dangerous. If you drive drunk I hope you only manage to kill yourself and not other people.


I agree with this sentiment, but every time I hear it, I remember the case put forward by the Freakonomics guys that drunk walking is even more dangerous to the person doing it.
 
2014-03-16 06:15:40 PM  

OhioUGrad: doglover: Owens has been charged with capital murder.

Good. But what's the charge for putting an auto start video in your website?

How does he get charged with capital murder and that 16 year old kid who killed 4 people got off with probation?

/affluenza


Was the 18-year-old running from the police when he crashed?
 
2014-03-16 06:54:48 PM  

CarnySaur: Good thing her favorite band wasn't The Polyphonic Spree GWAR.

 
2014-03-16 07:14:26 PM  

Mugato: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


Thanks Mugato....I LOL'd
 
2014-03-16 08:25:21 PM  

Lunger42: Mugato: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Thanks Mugato....I LOL'd


Jesus, finally someone gets it.
 
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