Re: People Might Could Use These

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That first one is great.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 04- 8-13 10:03 PM
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You just like the cover.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04- 8-13 10:07 PM
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I just put it on there to bait halford.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 04- 8-13 10:10 PM
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na, for real, it's an excellent song and the coup was great. they had a woman mc also, who was both hot and never exploited for the cover of anything. one of my friends lived downstairs from one of the guys in the coup in graduate school, in a big cut-up victorian in oakland.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 04- 8-13 10:13 PM
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Oh man, I love The Coup so very, very much. This is one of my very favorite songs ever by anybody.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04- 8-13 11:32 PM
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the coup was great

Still great! Their last album came out just six months ago.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04- 8-13 11:38 PM
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The video in 5 is awesome.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 04- 8-13 11:42 PM
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I love "might could". I miss it.


Posted by: simulated annealing | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 1:36 AM
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It pushes all the right buttons. Not normally my thing, but quality.


Posted by: Grumbles | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 2:53 AM
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4 - Don't you mean a woman DJ? Pam the Funkstress.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 5:12 AM
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10: yes. indeed, I misspoke. it was bothering me the whole day but I couldn't remember what I fucked up.


Posted by: alameida | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 5:19 AM
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To the contrary, I absolutely love The Coup -- note that they are actual radicals who advocate stealing all kinds of physical property and trespass and rejection of landed property and the credit system (as the terrific songs Sneakin In and Repo Man on that album indicate, among others) not "information must be freeee" types who think capitalism is teh awesome but that they also have an inviolable right to tug it to Games of Thrones episodes without paying anything.

They are definitely still around and good, but I do think that they lost something when E-Roc left for a good union job on the Oakland docks.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 6:21 AM
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Pam the Funkstress is the DJ. The hott MC is Silk-E.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 6:21 AM
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I think my favorite song of theirs is still "Pimps" (can't link to video from the phone) which has the lines "Get ready, I'm J.P. Getty" and "straight Anglo-Saxon, when my family got they sex on."


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 6:28 AM
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I too love the Coup.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 6:31 AM
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12 - You take the workers and jobs, you gonna have murders and mobs.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 6:32 AM
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The facts of life, doo-doo, the facts of life...


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 9:26 AM
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David Alan Grier's Teddy Pendergrass impression is pretty epic.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 11:48 AM
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5: Wow, that song is really great. I'd always heard good things about The Coup but couldn't get into their albums too much. Their live show is absolutely storming, yet still couldn't enjoy much of the recorded material.

How much longer will Oakland be able to host radicals? It seems like too many silicon valley folks are moving in, and it'll be gentrified to the gills all too soon...


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 8:34 PM
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Seize Orinda!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 8:37 PM
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PMP!


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 8:37 PM
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Nosflow! It's been way too long, and RTFA feels like the only right course of duty, though it's an imposing task at this point. What's the crack, people?


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 8:39 PM
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Oh, well, it's a crystallized form of cocaine that people smoke.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 8:40 PM
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23: Huh... From what wikipedia says, I'm a bit late to that game.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 8:59 PM
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PMP!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 9:04 PM
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Teo! Are you still out west?


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 9:18 PM
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Further west than ever, in fact.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 9:21 PM
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Almost as far west as it is possible to go.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 9:26 PM
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Fuck you, ranger boy.


Posted by: Opinionated Russia | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 9:30 PM
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Sorry. I'm mad a Putin. No you.


Posted by: Opinionated Russia | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 9:32 PM
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Few steps across the international date line and it suddenly becomes east? That sounds like a nice place. Unless you're northways, in which case that sounds beautiful but rough.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 9:32 PM
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And rough it is, but hopefully it's hitting the nice point soon given the season. New York just had the first summer day even as the buds have hardly appeared.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 9:33 PM
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Yesterday we got a foot of snow.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 04- 9-13 9:35 PM
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Teo is well anchored against the northern snows.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 04-10-13 4:56 AM
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Laydeez.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 04-10-13 5:16 AM
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19: Boots has more stage presence than almost anyone I've seen live. And while I am a bit to the left of him, his politics are very principled. I missed their last couple of shows here, but hopefully I'll get to the next one.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 04-10-13 5:47 AM
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Did everyone see the new Public Enemy video featuring Mpls's own Brother Ali?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cogepHX5uTU


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 04-10-13 5:50 AM
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Po-Mo!


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 04-10-13 5:51 AM
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I somehow missed Coup completely the first time, but fell instantly in love with their new album. Which I found, improbably enough, through Esquire.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 04-11-13 11:49 AM
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