Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Numbers Band

I went solo to the Beachland to see 15-60-75 last night. It was Bob Kidney's 60th birthday celebration. While the show was rather sparsely attended in my opinion it was still a very cool evening.

The highlight came during the second set when the band was comprised of Bob, Jack and Terry being joined by Chris Butler on bass, Scott Krauss on drums and the still unbelievable Mike Stacey on the very same Telecaster he is still playing from 30 years ago.

They launched sequentially into a triple threat of tunes consisting of Jimmy Bell, About the Eye Game and The Animal Speaks that truly was not be believed.

If you missed it, you missed something special. I was there and am glad of it.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Humor time

Attaturk brings you your funny link of the day.

Friday Random Ten

X--I'm Lost
Franz Ferdinand--Auf Achse
Nellie McKay--Ding Dong
Tom Waits--The Return Of Jackie and Judy
Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Y Control
Cheap Trick*--Ain't That A Shame
Roxy Music--Do The Strand
The Decemberists--The Bachelor And The Bride
The Jam--Liza Radley
Pearl Jam--Unemployable

*From the At Budokan album. Don't ever forget that this record was easily as ubiquitous as Frampton Comes Alive with my demographic. 30 years have now passed since the two records were released and guess what...

...At Budokan still rocks and Frampton still blows.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Fire up the Tivo boys!

Spoon plays SNL a week from Saturday.

In the meantime, I reckon you can satiate your buds with this tasty clip from a couple of weeks ago when they were on Jay Leno's lame ass show.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Miserable failure

Oh, I suppose some folks will defend Bush and say that it's only natural that someone would need "fone-etic" help in pronouncing the hard words that go into a speech, particularly one at the U.N.

Well, not me.

Listen, anybody who doesn't know how to pronounce Robert Mugabe's name AND is the President of the United States is an idiot. Ergo, Bush is an idiot.

Here endeth the lesson.

I'm Bitter

And you want to know why? Because it's 9:00 EST and I figure Nick Lowe is just this minute walking onto the stage at The Ark in Ann Arbor and I'm not there.

Nobody comes to Cleveland lately. Nobody.

Not even Wilco...just ask Mr. B. from West Park.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Tribe Time Indeed

That's not much else to say that this picture doesn't convey. So I won't.

Except for...what a great season they're having and on to October.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Friday Random Ten

Black Tambourine--Beck
Whatever It Takes--Fleshtones
Gentle Hum--The Finn Brothers
Too Much Sorrow--The Greenhornes
In the Backseat--Arcade Fire
Blind Love--Tom Waits
Genitalia Of A Fool--Glenn Tilbrook
Long Chain On--The Knitters
Thank You Very Much--Kaiser Chiefs
Mountain Of Sound--Spoon

Bonus track*

Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill--Lauryn Hill

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Compassionate Conservative

Ya know I always wondered what that phrase actually meant. And now here we have a Republican DOJ Attorney to help with the definition.

Sorter version...I guess compassionate conservatism is when you don't produce vaginal tearing while raping 5 year old girls.

Read the story.

I swear, the next person who tells me that they're a registered Republican, I'm going to have remember to ask them what is the best kind of lube to use whilst skull fucking infants. It'll be a nice icebreaker at my next cocktail party or freshman mixer.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Friday Random Ten

Sorry about the lack of posts out there, kids. Been another crazee week. Here's the tenner.

Call It A Day--The Raconteurs
Upon This Tidal Wave Of Young Blood--Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Me and the Bean--Spoon
Disco Really Made It--Gruppo Sportivo
Prom Theme--Fountains Of Wayne
Big Legged Woman--Jerry Lee Lewis
Air--Talking Heads
Oh My God--Kaiser Chiefs
Be-Bop-A-Lula--John Lennon
What's He Building In There?--Tom Waits

Friday, September 07, 2007

Oh no, he di'nt them the Austrian Troops.

Um, yes, actually he did. That a few other blunders from Miserable Failure, (Crocodile Dundee Edition).

Friday Random Ten

Dear Burgeoning Fanbase,

Sorry for the lack of posts of late. Me and my crew at the office have been busy getting laid off this week. It's move to Phoenix or else. I'll take "or else", thanks.

Our last day is New Years Eve. Swell.



With that, I give you a really strange mix of tunes this morning, three in a row* of which were instrumentals. Huh.

Cheer It On--Tokyo Police Club
The Fox--Sleater-Kinney
Calliope--Tom Waits*
One For The Road--Glenn Tilbrook*
After The Ordeal--Genesis*
I Can't Get No Satisfaction--Devo
Veronica Fever--The Ravonettes
Nothing Even Matters--Lauryn Hill
Rites of Spring--The Bravery
Open Your Eyes--Snow Patrol

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Chris Floyd

Just go read it. I 'm no longer sure that I need to post anything else ever again. This piece says it all.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

My Way

This have been my philosophy for a long time now regarding vehicles. My Camry is now 8 years old and I just passed 83K miles on it last week.

I entirely plan on making it to 200,000 miles. New cars are for suckers.