Pick Your Poison: Friday 7-27-12
Who’s got Olympic Fever? It’s a dangerous disease that people seem to come down with once every two to four years. Not everybody is affected, but there are certainly warning signs to watch out for. Obsession with torches is one of the gateways, along with suddenly caring about sports you either don’t normally like or would never play in a million years. Would you watch a professional swimming or diving competition where all the participants are from your own country? They don’t normally televise those things for a reason. When it’s international and the Olympics though, suddenly it’s on for 2 hours and you’re hooked. Personally, I try to stay away from the Olympics as much as possible. It’s not that I dislike them or the idea of supporting my country, but instead just the opposite. If I give in and start watching, I’m not sure I’ll be able to stop. In other words, I would immediately come down with Olympic Fever, and the only way to cure it is when the two week sports competition ends. I’d rather not get sucked in if I can. Oh, who am I kidding? I can’t resist. If you can hold off from watching the opening ceremonies or weekend events long enough to check out today’s Pick Your Poison, it’s a great one. Top picks today include tracks from Crystal Castles, Field Report, Lymbyc Systym, Rosco Bandana, Suburban Living and Tough Guys of America. The Internet’s (of Odd Future) remix of alt-J’s “Fitzpleasure” is quite good too. Have a great *Olympic* weekend!