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Sad Songs: Governor Bob McDonnell is grumpy Virginia isn’t getting piles of money and assistance from FEMA to help right things knocked over and/or damaged and/or destroyed during this year’s earthquake. But country singer Alan Jackson will play a free concert in Mineral, the earthquake’s epicenter, to, um, make everyone feel better?
Show Me Mary: God bless the Internet. Brooklyn-based label Captured Tracks will launch The Shoegaze Archives, which will be…precisely what it sounds like. The label’s apparently literal-minded founder Mike Sniper will reissue lost, neglected, or forgotten shoegazy gems under the series’ title beginning next month (first up is Should’s A Folding Sieve). Until then, look down.
Culture Wars: The Post‘s Alexandra Petri tries to make sense out of the Occupy DC rush on the National Air and Space Museum—and the emerging fact that a conservative journalist with the American Spectator infiltrated the crowd with the intention of escalating things. In short: No one looks good for anything.
Yesterday on Arts Desk: Long-delayed book is delayed even longer! A Wu-Tang Clan mashup that’s not Wugazi! Gordon Parks at the Corcoran! A P.S. for STPP!