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    Sunday, February 21, 2010

    Come see Mikl-em in Caddyshack live

    Yup, I'm in it. The show runs Fridays & Saturdays in March at the Dark Room. A truly stellar cast!! I'm playing Rodney. Jim Jeske as Ted Knight. Several members of Chicken Scratch Improv, and familiar faces from past Dark Room shows like Wicker Man, Zippy the Pinhead, Life of Brian and others. You should not miss it: ONLY EIGHT SHOWS!

    Thursday, November 26, 2009

    15+ musical things I'm thankful for, to be expanded on (and more links added) later...

    (i just added a few link updates; more to come, as previously threatened...)

    1. The Beatles
    2. The Hair Soundtrack (Original Off-Broadway cast)
    3. The Chad Mitchell Trio a few songs: Lizzie Borden, Rum By Gum, and Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight
    4. Hearing Highway 61 Revisited at the right time
    5. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (that record I can't find anymore)
    6. Rolling Stone Magazine's 1988 "Top 100 albums of the last 20 Years" (and various other mags)
    7. Oingo Boingo
    8. Tom Waits
    9. Mahavishnu John McLaughlin (esp. My Goals Beyond)
    10. The Fall
    11. The Blank Generation
    12. The Richmond, VA music scene (circa 1994)
    13. Dub
    14. Steve Albini
    15. Ninja Tune
    16. Califone
    17. John Peel
    18. Radiohead
    19. Wire
    20. Bad Religion
    21. The Saints
    22. Future Primitive Sound Sesssions
    23. Mille Plateaux record label (R.I.P)
    24. Loscil
    25. The Tied & Tickled Trio
    26. Mark Lanegan
    27. Venetian Snares
    28. All Songs Considered podcast

    Okay, that's more than 25, right? I'll get back to this, just wanted to belt these out, while I had my mind on it. You'll see each of these get a link. And eventually at least a mini-essay.

    Happy Holidays. And shit.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2009

    The Pixies and the 20th Anniversary of Doolittle

    It's the 20th anniversary of The Pixies' classic album Doolittle

    I saw them live last night at The Fox Theater in Oakland; they played Doolittle all the way through, plus a bunch of tracks off Surfer Rosa. Really great. Big sound. Cool videos (short films really) for all the songs on the album.

    They played 3 shows at The Fox, and they are still on tour through December (then they head down under in 2010).

    I also found out that they have some free tunes for download on their site. I thought you might be interested....

    Sunday, October 18, 2009

    Forget the Balloon Boy, now it's the Balloon Goal!

    The inflationary theme continues to be a hot issue. Saturday in England, a Liverpool fan cost his own team a goal by introducing his loosely held breath into the sphere of play...

    via Soccer Insider

    Also here's a list of other odd goals in history.

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009

    The Trader Joe's Song--a delightful fake commercial

    I mention this video in a recent post that I did on LaughingSquid as the same director also directed a few cool commercials with the Mythbusters guys in them.

    But it felt off-topic and like too many videos to put in one post, so I excluded this amazingly catchy parody of the TJ-reality. So I decided to share it here instead.

    Two posts in one day, this could portend grave happenings.


    Daily Show skewers CNN's weak, leaving-it-there coverage

    This must be one of my favorite Daily Show segments ever. They could stop a couple times along the way, but thankfully they see the satire all the way through. And there is a lot of damning evidence: CNN is a weak weak choice for news.

    Those who celebrate goat *ucking will be particularly excited.