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hi there, it's been a while since i updated this sidebar. i operate under the assumption that most people look at tumblr via their dashboard, but rest assured one of my friends will gchat me tomorrow telling me that they read this.

my name is roger and i play bass in a band called Pretty & Nice. We have a new record coming out soon. I also draw comics and post them here on tumblr and also over at iamtherog.com. I also post things that I think are funny and sometimes get retweeted by people i know over at my twitter. this tumblr is mostly pictures and videos of a cats and various other non-sequiturs .

ask me questions here!

xo

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This is what happens when you leave prettyandniceband alone in an auditorium with an acoustic guitar and a few cell phones. Glorious golden goodness.

PRETTY & NICE TOUR DATES:

08 Oct Valencia, Spain @ Loco Club
09 Oct Castellon, Spain @ Four Season Club
10 Oct Madrid, Spain @ Villa Manuela Festival
11 Oct Barcelona, Spain @ Las 2 de Apolo/Nitsa
12 Oct San Sebastian, Spain @ Bukowsky
15 Oct Paris, France @ L’Espace B
17 Oct Rennes, France @ Oan’s Pub
18 Oct La Louviere, Belgium @ La Taverne Du Teatre
19 Oct Reims, France @ TBA
21 Oct Ghent, Belgium @ Cafe Video
23 Oct Berlin, Germany @ Privat Club
25 Oct Aalborg, Denmark @ 1000 Fryd
26 Oct Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser
31 Oct Den Haag, Netherlands @ Paard
01 Nov Hertogenbosch, Netherlands @ W2
02 Nov Renesse, Netherlands @ Bar de Stulp
06 Nov Chemnitz, Germany @ Weltecho
08 Nov Vienna, Austria @ Fluc
09 Nov Freiburg, Germany @ Swamp
11 Nov Locarno, Switzerland @ Cantina Canetti
12 Nov Brescia, Italy @ Lio Bar
14 Nov Torino, Italy @ Velvet
15 Nov Florence, Italy @ Tender Music Club
16 Nov Vasto, Italy @ Beat Cafe

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Brainthoughts 7/26/13

At the end of this The Daily Show piece about Goldman Sachs’ manipulation of the aluminum market, Charles Gasparino of Fox Business Network seems absolutely flummoxed by the entire story. This is someone who’s sole job is to read about the economy, digest it, and then state it in simpler terms for the audience, which in this case, is probably businesspeople. He’s not commenting on the level of discourse or trying to discount the gravity of the story, he’s flat out saying that neither he nor his producer can even figure out what Goldman Sachs is being accused of.

About a month ago, there was a piece about Al Franken’s credit rating agency amendment from 2010 and the subsequent SEC investigation into whether or not allowing banks to bribe credit rating agencies into giving them good ratings could be considered a conflict of interest. Once again, a commentator throws his hands up in the air and basically says “I have no idea what that even means!” 

Now, I understand the general idea of editorial oversight and the inherent problems of allowing a multinational corporation the power to sway journalistic thought, but to what end (aside from dumbing down the level of conversation) does this benefit anyone at Fox Business? Whether or not they agree with the gist of the story or no matter which side they’re on due to whatever loyalties they may hold to donors or sponsors, don’t they owe it to their viewership to actually pretend they understand this stuff? 

Wouldn’t this be the equivalent of a football play-by-play announcer screaming “I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT’S GOING ON RIGHT NOW” when a team scores on an end around? Would that play-by-play announcer still have a job the next day?

Maybe I’m the crazy one here.

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prettyandniceband:

GOLDEN RULES for GOLDEN PEOPLE preorder BUNDLES! Get an Instant Download of our new single “Q_Q”!
We’re excited to announce that GOLDEN RULES for GOLDEN PEOPLE is now available for pre-order with some exclusive bundles via Rory Records/Equal Vision Records.
Click here to check out the bundles!
Get it on CD, get it on CLEAR VINYL with a SLIPMAT, get it with a T-SHIRT, get it with a TROPHY that gives you access to MORE MUSIC!
So many options!
Anyone who pre-orders will also get an INSTANT download of our new single “Q_Q” (which is coming out on Record Store Day as an exclusive 7″)!
We’re really excited for everyone to hear this new album, we’ve put our hearts and souls into getting to this point and we love everyone who has stuck with us through the years. Even if you’re just finding out about us today, thank you for supporting us!
Hope you all enjoy what we have coming up!
Thanks again!
XOPretty & Nice

prettyandniceband:

GOLDEN RULES for GOLDEN PEOPLE preorder BUNDLES! Get an Instant Download of our new single “Q_Q”!

We’re excited to announce that GOLDEN RULES for GOLDEN PEOPLE is now available for pre-order with some exclusive bundles via Rory Records/Equal Vision Records.

Click here to check out the bundles!

Get it on CD, get it on CLEAR VINYL with a SLIPMAT, get it with a T-SHIRT, get it with a TROPHY that gives you access to MORE MUSIC!

So many options!

Anyone who pre-orders will also get an INSTANT download of our new single “Q_Q” (which is coming out on Record Store Day as an exclusive 7″)!

We’re really excited for everyone to hear this new album, we’ve put our hearts and souls into getting to this point and we love everyone who has stuck with us through the years. Even if you’re just finding out about us today, thank you for supporting us!

Hope you all enjoy what we have coming up!

Thanks again!

XO
Pretty & Nice

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prettyandniceband:

The Phoenix presents:
PRETTY & NICE - US YOU ALL WE BOSTON RELEASE PARTY!
Thursday, November 1at Store 5416 Harvard Ave.Allston, MA
8pm Doors/All Ages/$7w/ Gary B and the Notions + earthquake party
SPACE IS LIMITED, GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE!!!!
more details/advance tickets* at http://usyouallweboston.eventbrite.comandThe Phoenix orFacebook 
Vinyl Preorder + Ticket Bundles available at PledgeMusic!  $20 gets you the record and two tix to the show! Save SOME BUXX!
GET EXCITED!!!
XO
P&N

prettyandniceband:

The Phoenix presents:

PRETTY & NICE - US YOU ALL WE BOSTON RELEASE PARTY!

Thursday, November 1
at Store 54
16 Harvard Ave.
Allston, MA

8pm Doors/All Ages/$7
w/ Gary B and the Notions + earthquake party

SPACE IS LIMITED, GET YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE!!!!

more details/advance tickets* at 
http://usyouallweboston.eventbrite.com
and
The Phoenix 
or
Facebook 

Vinyl Preorder + Ticket Bundles available at PledgeMusic!  $20 gets you the record and two tix to the show! Save SOME BUXX!

GET EXCITED!!!

XO

P&N

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prettyandniceband:

Hey!
We are pleased to announce the two parties we’ll be throwing to celebrate the release of US YOU ALL WE! There will be all kinds of special goodies and surprises! Check it out!
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The Phoenix presents:
US YOU ALL WE BOSTON RELEASE PARTY!
Thursday, November 1at Store 5416 Harvard Ave.Allston, MA
8pm Doors/All Ages/$7
w/ Gary B and the Notions + earthquake party
more details/advance tickets* at http://usyouallweboston.eventbrite.comandThe Phoenix
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US YOU ALL WE NEW YORK CITY RELEASE PARTY!
Saturday, November 3at Delinquency1031 Grand StBrooklyn, NY
8pm Doors/21+/$5-8 Suggested Donationw/ MiniBoone, Grooms, earthquake party
more details/advance tickets* athttp://usyouallwenyc.eventbrite.comandhttp://www.delinquencynyc.com/
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**PLEDGE/PREORDER TICKET BUNDLES**
*Advance tickets are available via eventbrite, but we also have made a limited number of ticket bundles for each show available as PLEDGE EXCLUSIVES.
In exchange for your $20 pledge, you’ll receive a copy of US YOU ALL WE on vinyl and entry for 2 to either the Boston or NYC Release Party, that’ll save you a few buxx!
If you’ve already pre-ordered the record, you can adjust your pledge to be part of this new exclusive!
Click here to go to our PledgeMusic US YOU ALL WE pre-order page!
We’re super excited to put this record out and play it live for everyone! These parties are going to be a blast!
If you’re not from Boston or NYC, we’ll be coming your way soon!   
xoPretty & Nice

prettyandniceband:

Hey!

We are pleased to announce the two parties we’ll be throwing to celebrate the release of US YOU ALL WE! There will be all kinds of special goodies and surprises! Check it out!

————————————————

The Phoenix presents:

US YOU ALL WE BOSTON RELEASE PARTY!

Thursday, November 1
at Store 54
16 Harvard Ave.
Allston, MA

8pm Doors/All Ages/$7

w/ Gary B and the Notions + earthquake party

more details/advance tickets* at 
http://usyouallweboston.eventbrite.com
and
The Phoenix

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US YOU ALL WE NEW YORK CITY RELEASE PARTY!

Saturday, November 3
at Delinquency
1031 Grand St
Brooklyn, NY

8pm Doors/21+/$5-8 Suggested Donation
w/ MiniBoone, Grooms, earthquake party

more details/advance tickets* at
http://usyouallwenyc.eventbrite.com
and
http://www.delinquencynyc.com/

————————————————

**PLEDGE/PREORDER TICKET BUNDLES**

*Advance tickets are available via eventbrite, but we also have made a limited number of ticket bundles for each show available as PLEDGE EXCLUSIVES.

In exchange for your $20 pledge, you’ll receive a copy of US YOU ALL WE on vinyl and entry for 2 to either the Boston or NYC Release Party, that’ll save you a few buxx!

If you’ve already pre-ordered the record, you can adjust your pledge to be part of this new exclusive!

Click here to go to our PledgeMusic US YOU ALL WE pre-order page!

We’re super excited to put this record out and play it live for everyone! These parties are going to be a blast!

If you’re not from Boston or NYC, we’ll be coming your way soon!   

xo
Pretty & Nice

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everydayisamixtape:

November 1st
Pretty & Nice - Us You All We release party!@ Store 54$7 advance / $10 d.o.s.BYOB! FOOD! DRINKS! 
withGary B And The Notionsearthquake party! 
Facebook Event

More details SOON!

everydayisamixtape:

November 1st

Pretty & Nice - Us You All We release party!
@ Store 54
$7 advance / $10 d.o.s.
BYOB! FOOD! DRINKS! 

with
Gary B And The Notions
earthquake party! 

Facebook Event

More details SOON!

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