Friday, October 29, 2010

War on Drugs

I know that its Halloween and all that rot, but wow... I'm in complete agreement with Conrad Black.

Now that's scary.

A. A. is for quitters...

AA Destroying The Social Lives Of Thousands Of Once-Fun Americans

Friday Random Ten (Halloween edition)

Blood Lying On The Snow -- The Proclaimers
Jerry's Breakdown -- Jerry Reed & Chet Atkins
Two Knights And Maidens -- Crash Test Dummies
Pink Bullets -- The Shins
The Singing Song -- George Shearing
Love's Not A Competition, But I'm Winning -- Kaiser Chiefs
Woe -- Tom Waits
Bombs Away --The Police
Tramp The Dirt Down -- Elvis Costello
Fraud In The 80's -- Mates Of State

Bonus trick or treat cut:

Steve's Hammer -- Steve Earle

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

And a great time was had by all...

The Man Cave was open yesterday afternoon for the Browns vs. Saints. It was a beautiful Autumn day and really seemed a shame to sit inside and watch football on teevee...until the game started.

To quote my old friend Dinny, "it was a day of twists and turn and ducks and dives. A day to be retold, no doubt, and cast in lore".

Nick's T-shirt says it all.

Friday, October 22, 2010

American Idiocracy

Jill over @ Brilliant at Breakfast lays it down for us. Welcome to Beef Supreme's world of Monday Night Rehab.

Then again, our collective idiocy to some is endearing in its own peculiar way.

The Matrix

...The answer is out there, Neo, and it's looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to.

Umm, no, Bob. Not that Matrix.

Friday Random Ten

And we're back...

As an aside, I've spent the last couple of days importing all of the CDs that were previously left orphaned thus increasingly my volume of digital FRT selection possibilities by quite a bit. So welcome the new faces and older cuts that may appear if you will.

Bloody Valentine -- Jill Sobule
We Used To Wait -- Arcade Fire
When You Wish Upon A Star -- Petra Hayden and Bill Frisell
6'1" -- Liz Phair
Dynamite -- Dave Edmunds
The Guestlist -- Spoon
How Could I Know -- My Morning Jacket
Numb As A Statue -- Warren Zevon
I Dug Up A Diamond -- Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
If I Needed You -- Townes Van Zandt

Bonus Autumnal cut:

Universally Speaking -- Red Hot Chili Peppers

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Hey kids! Snuggly the Security Bear is back with some updates. He's one cute little mutherfucker.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010


Yeah, yeah, I know I've missed the last two Friday Random Tens in a row but I've been busy with some stuff. I'll make up for it in terms of sheer density of sound with this little ditty from the infamous, Butthole Surfers. They kinda rocked.

I'll be back on with a new FRT at the end of the week...

Oh, and remember, don't ever drink anything mixed when Flea is behind the bar.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Time Magazine

I rarely link to such "austere" publications as the late, great Time Magazine, but I'll make an exception in this case.

A very scary and great read in this week's issue.

Friday, October 01, 2010

Andrew Sullivan

Handy Andy over at The Atlantic provides us, via a "Tax Receipt", with a great breakdown of exactly where your tax dollars are hard at work.

It kind of goes along the lines of what I always suspected but never fully visualised until now. Two of the more jarring numbers that scream out at me are the $530 combined for all things military. Okay, well I guess I'm not surprised so much as reminded we're the new Roman Empire.

But then if you put it through another prism, it's gets weird mama.

For example, if you combine the totals for PELL Grants, The EPA, Head Start, Public Housing, The Smithsonian, Amtrack, Funding for the Arts and the entire Congressional Payroll the entire number is $66.42.

In short, Sweden we ain't.


This is why, for my money, Roger Ebert remains the best movie reviewer of our time.

Gotta go see this film.

Forever Wars

Seriously, go ahead and read this Tom Engelhardt piece and give me one good fuckin' reason as to why anyone would continue to support Obama.

Friday Random Ten

Rivers Of Babylon -- The Melodians
Wheel -- John Mayer
Better Man -- Pearl Jam
Marie -- Steve Earle
Pulling Mussels From A Shell -- Squeeze
Just Lust -- Buzzcocks
Celebrate -- Wyclef Jean and Patti LaBelle
Glory -- Liz Phair
It Must Be Summer -- Fountains Of Wayne
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner -- Black Uhuru

Bonus end of the show run cut...

Mountain Of Sound -- Spoon