Quick links for Wednesday

Children’s literature is full of scrotums! (Via Neil Gaiman) Matt Taibbi: Maybe We Deserve to Be Ripped Off By Bush’s Billionaires: While America obsessed about Brittany’s shaved head, Bush offered a budget that offers $32.7 billion in tax cuts to the Wal-Mart family alone, while cutting $28 billion from Medicaid. MediaFork is a new media-ripper …

New Free Richard Thompson song, plus Earth Day Footprint questionnaire

I missed this at Making Light‘s Sidelights, but managed to catch it at Avedon Carol’s Sideshow: Richard Thompson has a new song up on his website, called Dad’s Gonna Kill Me. First impression: pretty energetic delivery with his usual strong guitar work. Dunno if it’s the best writing he’s ever done, yet, but I’ll know …

Action painting and ape-man antics.

A reader sent me a link to this video by Planet Orange, for the title song of their latest album, Drip Drop Drippin’. Neato, although it does seem to swipe somewhat from R.E.M.’s Pop Song ’89, visually. Watch Drip Drop Drippin’.

Ringel-S

They’re not actually German, and they’re not actually time travelers from the year 1982, but Belgian electro-clashers Ringel-S could have fooled me. They have the right sunglasses as well. I saw Ringel-S at the 4th Heaven & Hell Darkwave mini-festival on Friday. I was there because my friend Danny’s band Swansdown were opening, and I …