Friday, February 6, 2009

The good news for Feb. 6, 2009

Frankly, I'm too brain fried today to type up a proper post. I think all this Koschnick nonsense did it to me. Whatever the cause, though, I'll be bopping over to Der Rothskeller tonight for some hot Los Campesinos! and Titus Andronicus (the band, not the play) action, so that's likely to help the situation a bit. My new band is also doing some work on our new rehearsal space tomorrow, which I'm excited about. It'll be quite nice to have a proper, private room in which to make our music without too much bother to neighbors and the like. And soon we may actually have a name! Imagine that. In the meantime, here are some interesting bits of news for you to digest:
  • [Capital Times] The Charter Street power plant here in Madison will burn bio-mass fuels and not coal, according to Gov. Doyle. The station had been one of the worst pollution offenders in the state until legal action was taken to force it into compliance. This is great news, as bio-mass puts far fewer particulates into the air and is generally far, far less disruptive to harvest. The creation of a bio-mass industry could also lead to significant job creation. It's damn nice to get some good news here and there.
  • [Badger Herald] The three banks that loaned the Overture Center money for its construction are threatening to foreclose if the debt isn't repaid soon. Things just keep getting worse for the beleaguered center, don't they? Seems like the majority of those involved in decision making, both on the OC and bank sides of things, have been fucking up left and right. I have no desire to see the place closed and hope some equitable solution is worked out, but things sure don't look too hot right now.
  • [Wisconsin State Journal] The Dist. 2 alderman debate was last night. I can still only detect minor policy differences between the candidates. Ultimately, it seems to boil down to dissatisfaction with the style and communication techniques of the incumbent.
  • [Fat Cyclist] Fat Cyclist is one of my favorite bloggers. He's currently promoting Twin Six, an awesome cycling apparel company, as they're donating 50% of every cent spent on their goods today to the Lance Armstrong Foundation to help fight cancer. Go check it out and buy something already!


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Nadine said...

We continue to be ships passing in the night. Some time around 10 p.m. Friday night, a friend and I decided to take a shortcut through the Rath after attending the Four Seasons Theatre's production of "Candide" in the Union Theater.

We'd forgotten about the music and ended up pushing through lots of people as we tried to make it to the hallway. Hope you weren't one of the bodies we bulldozed.

Ryan said...

Hey Emily, I don't mean to butt into your blog, but you're a tough person to contact. Anyway, I noticed you posted something on the Critical Badger in Sept regarding MPM's shady security deposit policies. I'm currently researching a story for a J-school class at UW about landlord corruption in Madison and would really appreciate it if you could briefly let me know some of the problems you had with the agency, or if there's anyone else you know who's had problems with their landlords. My email is

Thanks again, and sorry for intruding,


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