Friday, October 31, 2008

Debut No. 3 debuts

Click on the image and buy it, damn you, er, I mean please.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The end of Tennant's tenure

One more Christmas special and four episode series, David Tennant's role as the Doctor will come to an end. "Who" will be number 11?

I'm also in anticipation as to what Tennant's next project shall be. Yes, I do have a man crush on the Scotsman...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Thunder from down under

One of my favorite tunes by the mighty AC/DC (preceded by some behind the scenes footage). From the Let There Be Rock DVD:

"Live Wire" (live from Paris, 1979)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The first

Scribesman, fellow musician and sharer of fermented suds, Ken Shimamoto, posted the first review of Debut No. 3 on I Love Fort Worth. So read it, why don't ya?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Today's events

The Fellow Americans' new CDs were delivered today, which in turn several will be sent off to CDBaby tomorrow.

Been at work remixing Manda Rin's single "Guilty Pleasure" on the off-chance that I win a competition established by Miss Rin herself. Winner shall received a signed copy of her new album and a copy of Ableton Live LE music software. It just might be evident when it's all said and done that I have never remixed another artist's work before. Eek!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Uppers, downers, sing a track

Elvis and the TCB Band recorded a smoldering version in '74, but the original by Chuck Berry is just ace.

"Promised Land" (live on BBC's Sound For Saturday, 1972)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I can do that!

From The Catherine Tate Show:

With Jools Holland:

Friday, October 17, 2008

No intelligence allowed, indeed

It's true. None was found whatsoever in Nixon's bitch cum pop culture face Ben Stein's vehicle for creationist idiocy, Expelled, which is being released on DVD in a few days.

My prediction? The most popular film among bible-thumping rednecks since Birth Of A Nation.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Schizophrenics never dine alone. Does that mean they eat for two?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Home Is Where The Heart Is

I would be hard pressed to choose which composition by Public Image is my favorite, but this one is at least in the top two.

There are varying accounts as to whom exactly played on this track and when it was recorded. Both Keith and Jah claim to have laid down the bass track, and there is some question as to whether Jim Walker, Richard Dudanski, or Martin Atkins played drums on the recording. It doesn't really matter, though, as the song is absolutely sublime.

"Home Is Where The Heart Is" (B-side to "Flowers Of Romance")

Friday, October 10, 2008

Over and over and over...

It's been stuck in me head all day. Why? I don't know...

The Stranglers, "Straighten Out"

Assume. Power. Focus

Been driver hunting. Succulent or gamey? We'll soon find out...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Poem time

I once saw a frog who I dubbed "Big Bill",
I met him one day at the old lumber mill
He said "Ribbit", which I thought was nice,
Then I got hungry and ate him with some rice

Probably not a keeper...

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Not the Stan Lee variety

I still love these guys (and apparently I was a member at one time. Wish I could remember playing with them... ). Sloppy, loud, fast, and fun, topped with hokey references to Satanism, they were everything a twelve year old could want in a metal band. Here's to the days of shamelessly trying to ape Mantas' chainsaw-like guitar tone and schizo whammy bar heavy solos. Two cuts from their debut, Welcome To Hell:

"One Thousand Days In Sodom"

"Red Light Fever"

Friday, October 3, 2008

The world of 0s and 1s

It's been a week of laptop problems for my father. Don't know how he does it, but he manages to pick up more viruses than a Petri dish. Or a hooker. (See, I offered both the high and low road for that analogy... and will I ever be thanked for providing this particular courtesy?)

Scrubbed the hard drive, removed something called "Vista", and finally found the drivers needed to install XP on his Toshiba (slipstreamed SP3 and SATA drivers with XP to create a new installation disc). Operating system is hunky dory, but driver conflicts with his broadband USB modem now persists. Oh, joy!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

A song for Europe

We still miss you, Dermont...