The War on Drugs: The Band

The War on Drugs: The Band

It must be Friday, because I’m exhausted and I’ve spent the afternoon listening to music instead of doing anything remotely productive. Too bad I have to work tomorrow. At any rate, my afternoon of aimless music listening did manage to turn up one interesting thing: The War on Drugs, the band. There’s something Dylanish about these more »

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Friday Music July 11, 2008

Friday Music2

Here’s a pretty interesting, great-sounding (and nearly 10-minute-long, be warned…) video of Earth, the band that was once upon a time a sludge/drone metal pioneer. They seem to be going in some wonderful directions and opening up the sound quite a bit, even though the tempos are still very, very, very slow. Their website also more »

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Neurologist indicted for illegally Prescribing Narcotics

Neurologist indicted for illegally Prescribing Narcotics

A busy pain-management physician in the region may not be very busy for awhile. Federal prosecutors believe Eugene Gosy to be among the greediest. They backed up their claim by accusing the physician of running a criminal enterprise that gave out over 300,000 illicit prescripts over the last 48-months. The accusations against Gosy are just more »

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The Ambien Angle in Heath Ledger’s Death

The Ambien Angle in Heath Ledger's Death

The foreign press is starting to jump on the idea that Ambien contributed somehow to the death of actor Heath Ledger. See, for example, this Sydney Morning Herald article suggesting that “hundreds have had bizarre and potentially dangerous reactions to the drug” in Australia. I have little to add to this, other than to note more »

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For Female Inmates Dignity is Elusive

For Female Inmates Dignity is Elusive

People laughter when Piper Chapman came out of the showers during Orange is the New Black’s first season. She used maxi pads to created shoes. It was a scene based in reality. At New York’s Rikers Island, female inmates use tampons as scrubbing pads — not as sponges. Prison issued tampons are waterproof. Humiliating in more »

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