City of Joyful Dread

I caught a fever, a holy fire

Month: September, 2012

The Afghan Whigs at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia, 9/27/2012

Who Do You Love (Bo Diddley)/Fountain & Fairfax
I’m Her Slave
Uptown Again
What Jail Is Like
Blame, Etc.
When We Two Parted/Over My Dead Body (Drake)
My Enemy
See & Don’t See (Marie “Queenie” Lyons)
Lovecrimes (Frank Ocean)
Going to Town
Summer’s Kiss

Missing: Miles Iz Ded, Mr. Superlove, 66, If I Were Going, a gospel choir, King Only (originally a Whigs song), any Supremes covers, an encore ….

Photo courtesy of H. Wechsler.


“You’ve Tried the World, Try Jesus”

I was in traffic last night behind a Chevy with the bumper sticker:

If you don’t like him
Satan will take you back

Funny, but if Christianity really were about compassion and forgiveness rather than moral arrogance and exclusion, wouldn’t it read:

If you don’t like him
Jesus will take you back

They got one in South Patagonia

The Board found that “the word CALIFORNIA is a prominent part of applicant’s mark and is not overshadowed by either the word INNOVATIONS or the design element.” Although the mark may also convey the idea of a creative, laid-back lifestyle or mindset, the Board properly recognized that such an association does not contradict the primary geographic significance of the mark. Even if the public may associate California with a particular life-style, the record supports the Board’s finding that the primary meaning remains focused on the state of California.
In re Cal. Innovations, Inc., 329 F.3d 1334 (Fed. Cir. 2003) (Rader, C.J.), remanding a decision by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board holding that the mark “California Innovations, Inc.” was primarily geographically deceptively misdescriptive when used by a Canadian-based corporation

Sometimes, a California is just a California.