Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas
"Only, dear readers, the greatest thing to do with Christmas ever."

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008


1) "Brown-eyed Girl" by Van Morrison (3:05)
2) "Wild Night" by Van Morrison (3:32)
3) "Travelin' Band" by Creedence Clearwater Revival (2:10)
4) "Home for a Rest" by Spirit of the West (4:36)
5) "Seven Drunken Nights" by The Dubliners (3:19)
6) "Far Behind" by Eddie Vedder (2:15)
7) "The Wanderer" by Johnny Cash (4:45)
8) "Thrice All American" by Neko Case (3:13)
9) "Comes A Time" by Neil Young (3:07)
10) "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac (3:19)
11) "If You Were The Woman And I Was The Man" by Cowboy Junkies / John Prine (3:13)
12) "Sweet Jane" by The Velvet Underground (3:18)
13) "Kathleen" by Josh Ritter (4:36)
14) "Bob Dylan's Dream" by Bob Dylan (5:03)
15) "We're Going to Be Friends" by The White Stripes (2:22)
16) "Blackbird" by Sarah McLachlan (2:23)
17) "Cracklin' Rosie" by Neil Diamond (3:01)
18) "Leather and Lace" by Stevie Nicks with Don Henley (3:54)
19) "Broken Arrow" by Robbie Robertson (5:24)
20) "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" by Eddie Vedder (2:11)
21) "Love Vigilantes" by Oysterband (4:05)
22) "Across The Universe" by Rufus Wainwright (4:10)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

next on a very special episode of 'Army Wives'

Everybody's going to the party
have a real good time

Dancing in the desert
blowing up the sunshine

There's nothing wrong with me

There's something wrong with you

We're the prophetic generation of bottled water

We drive as we live "It's New York drivers. It's one thing I've observed from living here: They will not slow down. It's almost like you're taunting them. I was told in Boston that signaling is revealing your intentions to the enemy. It's the same here. You're better off not signaling."

"...our brains lack the power to process all the things happening on the road" "...people, cloaked in the anonymity of their cars, exhibit the worst human traits. Like readers hiding behind pseudonyms online, self-importance inflates through the roof, social convention vanishes, and naked aggression rules.... drivers are fueled by ancient parts of the brain where instructions to hunt and kill reside."

Why don't you ask the kids at Tiananmen Square

Was fashion the reason why they were there?
They disguise it, hypnotize it

Television made you buy it

I'm just sitting in my car and waiting for my girl

She's scared that I will take her away from there
Dreams that her country left with no one there

Mesmerize the simple minded

Propaganda leaves us blinded

I'm just sitting in my car and waiting for my girl

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Decorated penguin knighted to Norwegian King's Guard - Yahoo! News Photos

Decorated penguin knighted to Norwegian King's Guard - Yahoo! News Photos
ng penguin Nils Olav walks past soldiers from the Norwegian King's Guard after he was given a Knighthood at Edinburgh zoo , Scotland August 15, 2008. Edinburgh Zoo penguin Olav has been an honorary member and mascot of the Norwegian King's Guard since the 1980s and was made Honorary Colonel-in-Chief in 2005.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Saturday, August 02, 2008

all hail Stereogum (sod off)

NME's 25 Bands Making America Cool Again - Stereogum



from number 12 down it's a great list of bands. but last time i checked England wasn't really the pinnacle of cool. north american bands own english bands.

Posted by: victor profile link at 08/01/08 4:22 PM | Reply
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Fuck Up American

Posted by: iHateU in reply to victor's comment at 08/01/08 6:55 PM | Reply
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actually i'm canadian, buddy.

Posted by: victor profile link in reply to iHateU's comment at 08/01/08 9:21 PM | Reply
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fuck the lot of you - the nme is a bible and rocks in comparison to pitchfork a.k.a Black kids killers- as an English person living in America - you should be happy someone is giving your country a compliment.... oh and in the light of the recent economic nightmare that the usa are having right yanks probably could not even afford to buy the sod off.

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left out brand new and thrice, 2 best bands in america by far. oh but i guess theyr'e not "indie" enough for the NME.

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actually it's because they suck

Posted by: eric in reply to spencer's comment at 08/01/08 10:02 PM | Reply
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Hey guys, I know you're having fun arguing and all that, but I just wanted to remind you:

Generalizations are fucking stupid.

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Posted by: the truth at 08/01/08 9:02 PM | Reply
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Thanks, UK. I feel better.

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Friday, August 01, 2008

"Encounters at the End of the World"

If you've ever had a dream or passing thought of living/working/escaping somewhere "out there"...

a philosopher/fork lift driver, a plumber/Aztec descendant, a vulcanologist/Dr Who...

diving under the ice in -2 water without a tether... Shackleton's preserved cabin, mad penguins, why they put a bucket on your head, what you find in the ice tunnel directly under the south pole (you will never guess)...

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Radiohead "House Of Cards"

"In Radiohead's new video for "House of Cards", no cameras or lights were used. Instead, 3D plotting technologies collected information about the shapes and relative distances of objects. The video was created entirely with visualizations of that data."
My Morning Jacket live with Eddie Vedder "A Quick One While He's Away" (Who cover)

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Vampire Weekend

Plants and Animals - Parc Avenue

Girl Talk ~ Feed the Animals

Friday, May 30, 2008

Ogre Tones



I remember the last time I saw you
You looked so alive
Everything seemed right and
I couldn't stay, the sun was going down
I had so far to go and I didn't know that

You said you were tired then you went away
Up into the sky

I got the news after the party
I was on the road, couldn't get back home to say goodbye
And see everybody, again to realize
We all have to fly

You said you were tired then you went away
Up into the sky
[for dan]

Friday, May 02, 2008

The Swell Season at the Moore Theater ~ April 30th

The Swell Season at the Moore Theater ~ April 30th

April 30th, 2008 ~ the Moore Theater... what a revelation! Seattle's 101 year old treasure box. I am still surfin the high off of seeing Glen Hansard, Marketa Irglova and the rest of the great band that make up The Swell Season. This is the true ending to "Once" or the sequel played out in real life... as if they've stepped out of the screen: pulling a vacuum cleaner and still playing the same warn-out guitar.

a good review
Swell Season's extended concert is charged by emotional singing

the view from the balcony (4th row)