Monday, October 19, 2009

YouTube Heroes #3

Brooklyn- and blood-based band The Gregory Brothers have been on an edutaining roll with "Auto-Tune the News," now in its ninth episode.

To my micro-nostalgic mind, though, the series reached its harmonically enhanced pinnacle way back in April of this year, with help from Katie Couric and some very, very thin ice:

Saturday, October 17, 2009


another example of the spendocrats taking away our freedom


* Check-out limit: 50 items
* Interlibrary Loan fee: $5 for each item obtained
* Items designated for children 12 and under: Daily fines of 15 cents per item
* Bring borrowing limits and fees in line with other library systems

but seriously, who needs more than 50--or even 50 for that matter--things checked out at once.

Ron Paul 2012

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Poor old Volunteer Tumefika

Original text courtesy of my good friend Abe. Translation courtesy of teh Googles.

English -> Afrikaans -> Yiddish -> Filipino -> Swahili -> Estonian -> Maltese -> Catalan -> Thai -> English

Number seven years ago, but their focus is the Chinese people the freedom that the new focus of all human actions are created equal.

While this country a good part in the war or who are important in pregnancy can be affected. We are limited in major wars - the war area. Volunteer Tumefika at the bottom of the farm for the rest of the lower leg end his life in cattle. Effective way to improve what they deserved what we do.

But in terms of a choice - not holy - holy land - no. I dare and die in this battle of the many dedicated fish we can add or remove poverty. Earth Funny little known L. grieve or remember the set but I can not remember why, here. This is our lives, but their commitment to work is not done here and those who fought and fish art are far better. here. We will be better allocated to other than us - flowers die with remorse services they provide in the final full test - We regret the death of the art treatment of many free Highline Shaka - claims that country. Under the new freedom is God - the people and government employees who die in the field.


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Friday, October 9, 2009

The Friday Mixtape

So here is a thing I have been doing:

Today's installment (the 4th in a pseudo-weekly series) has a fairly obvious and superficial theme, but I guess any theme is better than none at all. I hope you like it.

Mad props, by the way, to the developers of Opentape, an open-source clone of the essentially defunct Muxtape interface. I've been it using for the better part of a year now, and I love it dearly.

Over and out.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

check yo' self MAY 11th

* first class up by 2c
* postcards up by 1c

MAY 11th 2009 CE


Saturday, April 11, 2009

pure adrenaline

Point Break
(Kathryn Bigelow, 1991)


This movie is so bad I seriously considered shutting it down just about every other minute while viewing.

NOT recommended

PS - i really don't enjoy being negative, but this is quite possibly one of the worst films i've ever seen

Friday, April 3, 2009

YouTube Heroes #2

I was first exposed to the comic genius of St. Sanders a few months back, but this entry from P.I.S.S. raises the bar considerably. NSFW if your coworkers are disinclined to appreciate stifled giggles and peed pants.

via Kelly and Coilhouse

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

lo tech noise

Dunkirk from Pete Ashton on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Top 10 Albums of 2008

As submitted to Melophobe for this list.

1. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Lie Down in the Light
- His best since "Master and Everyone"

2. Baby Dee - Safe Inside the Day
- Transgendered is the new gay

3. M83 - Saturdays = Youth
- Best revisionist 80s prom ever

4. Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
- Aussie electropop is the new French house

5. Shearwater - Rook
- Better than step-sister Okkervil River of late

6. Fuck Buttons - Street Horrrsing

7. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
- Reverb-drenched Seattle alt-country is the new fuzz-drenched Seattle grunge

8. Deerhunter - Microcastle
- Walks that fine line between heroin and music

9. Portishead - Third
- Either I liked "Out of Season" better or I expected less from it

10. The Very Best - Esau Mwamwaya and Radioclit are the Very Best
- Malawian mash-up mixtape FTW!!!


Honorable Mentions:

Hercules And Love Affair - Hercules And Love Affair
- "Blind" aside, I just can't keep a straight face while listening to this album

Noah and the Whale - Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down
- I liked them more before I read their Wikipedia article

Fucked Up - Chemistry of Common Life
- If I were in middle school, these guys would be at #1

of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
- Kevin Barnes, dredged in sex and glitter, deep fried

Paavoharju - Laulu Laakson Kukista
- A sad Finnish circus drowning in a sea of static

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
- Kids these days (and their acid)

Girl Talk - Feed the Animals
- The fact that he steps on my artistic toes is no reason to hate

Shugo Tokumaru - Exit
- Badly Drawn Boy meets Architecture in Helsinki. For drinks. In Japan.

Four Tet - Ringer
- The Orbital fan in me can't get enough of this EP

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
- It's nice to know that street preacher rant rock still has a home

TV on the Radio - Dear Science
- Each album is poppier than the last, and I can't say that I mind

Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
- "On the Road" ... again

Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)
- I just hope Part Two doesn't take another five years

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
- Fittingly enough, a perfect winter driving companion

Beach House - Devotion
- More of the same, but it's a good same

Marnie Stern - This Is It & I Am It & You Are It & So Is That & He Is It & She Is It & It Is It & That Is That
- What the hell is this, Deerhoof for the masses? Nice

Suzie Magnion - The Other Side Of The Mountain
- Turns out she didn't much need the other half of George

diskJokke - Staying In
- Would make a fantastic video game soundtrack

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
- Paul Simon did a better job of white boy Afropop, methinks

El Guincho - Alegranza
- It is really, really hard to stop moving while this album is playing

Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
- Hey look, the endangered straight-ahead indie-rock band!