Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Random Ten

Numb -- Portishead
Parting Of The Sensory -- Modest Mouse
Beyond My Wildest Dreams -- Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
Can't Buy Me Love -- The Beatles
Mama & Me -- Nellie (I'm completely nutz) McKay
Skin Is, My -- Andrew Bird
Television, Television -- O.K. Go
This Is Hell -- Elvis Costello
Nightlight -- Fountains Of Wayne
Song For Myla Goldberg -- The Decemberists

Bonus Halloween weekend cut:

It's Your Thing -- The Isley Brothers

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dr. Dre

Umm, hey Dre, what's that about Rush Limbaugh?....

Overture, Curtain, Lights

It's opening night for the Cavs tonight. With Shaq, Jamario Moon and Anthony Parker on the roster, they're bigger, stronger and can even jump higher.

The quest for the ring begins at 7:30 this evening. All are welcome in the Bob cave...

Friday, October 23, 2009


David Sirota is not here is harsh your mellow.

He's just trying to swim upstream of the silly policies and long overdue rethinking of the US strategy on soft drugs.

Friday Random Ten

Never Can Say Goodbye -- Jackson 5
Genetalia Of A Fool -- Glenn Tilbrook
Right Between The Eyes -- Garbage
See No Evil -- Television
Rocky Raccoon -- The Beatles
You Better You Bet -- The Who
Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold -- Steve Earle
It's All Over Now -- The Rolling Stones (a pop combo)
Marie -- Steve Earle
Good Idea At The Time -- O.K. Go

Another rainy Friday bonus cut:

Remember When -- The Black Keys

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Best of the worst

Lifted this from over at Attaturk's place. Wait for it...

Friday Random Ten

Hey Julie -- Fountains Of Wayne
Trying Not To Think About Time -- The Futureheads
California Dreamin' -- The Mamas & The Papas
Devil's Arcade -- Bruce Springsteen
Shake That Devil -- Joan Osborne
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is -- JET
Roxanne -- The Police
Biscuit -- Portishead
Fight Test -- The Flaming Lips
The Modern Dance -- Pere Ubu

It's too cold for mid October bonus cut...

Crazy Arms -- Jerry Lee Lewis

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Here's Mr. Gabriel from a Kate Bush Xmas special circa 1979. Drink up dreamers indeed.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Life in these times

Here's a feel good story. He'll probably fail ultimately, but it's still better than hearing nothing but bad news about everything closing all the time.


Mr. Dionne comes up with some ideas and potential solutions to the sometimes seemingly irrational hatred of the current U.S. President.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


It's the Yike bike. How friggin' cool is this thing? Not yet available in the States, but their launch was a big hit in their hometown of Christchurch, NZ.

(hat tip to TC on this find)

Friday, October 09, 2009


From Dennis Kucinich's suggestion of a Dept. of Peace to Obama's Nobel prize announcement, Peace is back again.

Peace...It's the new black.

Regardless of the noise goons on the right who will be telling us in so many ways in the coming days why Barack Obama doesn't deserve this honor, I give you this from Albert Nobel's will...

"to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses."

By those standards, he's as good a choice as any. Now he just needs to get us out of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Happy Birthday

John would be 69 years old today. Peace to all.

Friday Random Ten

Mexican Radio -- Gruppo Sportivo
Chicago At Night -- Spoon
Don't Lose Faith In Me -- The Pretenders
Red Is The Color -- Steve Earle
Long Tall Sally -- Little Richard
Girlfriend -- Phoenix
Revolution -- The Pretenders
Not A Robot, But A Ghost -- Andrew Bird
Sentimental Journey -- Pere Ubu
In Every Dream Home A Heartache -- Roxy Music

Bonus cut:

Johnny Sunshine -- Liz Phair

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Short Film

I guess this animated short has been floating around the tubes for a while. Well, I seemed to have missed it so I'm posting it here now. Tres clever.

Mike Luckovich


I'm the "bum" way at the back of the line.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Post Season

It pains me to no end to be watching baseball this evening.

First, there was Cliff Lee and C.C. both leading off the pitching side of things with wins for both the Phillies and Yankees. Now I'm watching Thome, Manny and Casey Blake's Dodgers beat the Mark DeRosa powered Cardinals at Chavez Ravine.

All of these players, save Thome and Manny Rodriguez, were Indians within the past 18 months or so.

Sometimes it's hard to be the minor league club for the big show. I betcha that there is no other MLB club with so many former players in the collective line-ups of the Post Season.

Cleveland is the fluffer of the Major Leagues.


Ummmm, that's good penguin.


Elvis on The Tonight Show circa 1984. His voice is super scratchy but his solo guitar treatment on this song is really something.

Gosh, he hated Maggie Thatcher.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

A world away

Intrepid youngster, Matt Yglesias, was in Denmark last week and made some notes on bicycling over there. Wow. Personal transportation will never be like that in the U.S.

And yes, I'm saying that it should.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Screamin' Jay

Here's a tatste of Cleveland's own Screamin' Jay Hawkins.

Huh. And you wonder where Lux Interior got most of his act.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Friday Random Ten

Truth Drug -- Nick Lowe
Two Thousand Years -- The Who
Rock Billy Boogie -- Robert Gordon
Tell Her Tonight -- Franz Ferdinand
Working Class Hero -- Green Day
Triptico -- Gotan Project
Punky Reggae Party -- Bob Marley
Do Me A Favour -- Arctic Monkeys
New Girl -- Vanity Crash
Down Under -- Colin Hay

Rainy October morning bonus cut:

All Night Diner -- Modest Mouse

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Book Club

I was watching Letterman last night and he was joking about Sarah Palin's forthcoming "book" while simultaneously plugging Paul Shaffer's soon to be released bio.

Paul Shaffer has probably met everyone in the business of show for the past 40 odd years. If this excerpt is any indication, it would appears to be chock full of funny and poignant stories like this one.

BTW, Bob Dylan is a kook.

Steve Bell

I guess Gordo is having some kind of spat with Rupert's empire. This sort of editorial cartoon would never make it into any newspaper in the U.S.

I mean, my stars, what would the children think?...