“Pixies played a special gig yesterday (October 13) to celebrate the rescue of the 33 trapped miners in Chile.
The group performed their longest ever set at the Teatro La Cúpula in Santiago, playing a song for each of the miners who have spent 69 days trapped underground, plus a two song encore.
“We were so moved by this story,” frontman Black Francis said in a statement. “By how many lives had been affected by this and how the Chilean people banded together to support what can only be described as a miracle.”
“We wanted to do something to show how affected we were by this,” Francis continued. “So we played a special set at tonight’s show, 33 songs for the 33 miners, the longest set we’ve ever played as a band…”
“Yes, she’s blossomed into everything we ever hoped or post hoc rationalized she would. In our house we no longer say, “Who is John Galt?” Instead we say, “Who’s our little princess?”—http://mcsweeneys.net/2010/8/12hague.html
“Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite sex couples are superior to same-sex couples. Because California has no interest in discriminating against gay men and lesbians, and because Proposition 8 prevents California from fulfilling its constitutional obligation to provide marriages on an equal basis, the court concludes that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.”—Vaughn R. Walker, United States District Chief Judge, in the conclusion Perry et al vs. Schwarzenegger declaring Prop 8 unconstitutional (via danielextra) (via frothyparadise)