Monday, February 28, 2005

Colbert on Franken

Steven Colbert is on Al Franken's show today.

The Comas are coming to Nanci Raygun in Richmond on Mar. 12.

The Comas sing "Tonight on the W.B." which is a catchy title. This guy dated Michelle Williams of the fantastic "Dick" and of the .... WB. I'm not sure if that's true, but their songs are catchy and I want to see them live.

Here are some songs hosted off their site:

The Comas - The Science of Yer Mind.mp3

The Comas - Last Transmission.mp3

Go to the The-Comas-dot-com to learn more.


Friday, February 25, 2005

Parsing Bush's Quote

Dan Froomkin's White House Briefing is a daily stop for me. Good article today. Though but fair on the President.


Thursday, February 24, 2005

Little Barrie

This Little Barrie EP came out Tuesday. I recently came into possession of it and it's pretty catchy stuff. I think they are from England. They supposedly opened for De La Soul. It's funky, like what would be playing whilst characters in a Guy Ritchie movie are walking in slow motion (at least "Thinking on My Mind").

Here are some of the tracks to wet your whistle:

Little Barrie - Burned Out.mp3 (2.5 Megs)

Little Barrie - Thinking on My Mind.mp3 (2.5 Megs)

Buy it on iTunes.

So I got this new cell phone with a camera. I took this picture of Jaime and I at Relative Theory right before the Asobi Seksu started playing. Don't I look handsome in blurry photos?

Lookin' Good At Asobi Seksu Posted by Hello


In blog news: Damn, Bob took me off his "Faves" list. Now I'm on "Other Faves." What did I do to make him go so very far away? Oh well, It was a good ride while it lasted. "Other Faves" is pretty damn good too. I'll have to step up the fart jokes and maybe he'll bump me up again. He's got a funny weblog all right. Toole's is still funnier (but in a less malicious, stream-of-conscious way). And the best blog news is that Anise is safe and back in my life. I'm glad whatever it was is o.k.


Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Gories - Give Me Some Money

My favorite mp3 blog is Copy Comma Right. Today she has an awesome cover of Spinal Tap's "Give Me Some Money" by the Gories. Go check it.

New Longwave Mp3

I just saw on ultragrrrl, a new Longwave mp3.

And I noticed on the new Regina Spektor site you can listen to the entirety of her newest album "Soviet Kitsch." What a great resource. She took the link down to her better album "Songs." But I found my link to it and it's still active:

Regina Spektor - Songs jukebox


Tuesday, February 22, 2005

New Kimya Dawson Video

Up on her site here.

Regina Spektor has a new site redesigned. She says she's on Conan O'brien March 10th. Congrats to her.


Monday, February 21, 2005

Hunter S. Thompson Dies at 67

Holy Crap!! I just jumped on the internet to check the news to find out what Bush said on these tapes. Instead I see, "Hunter S. Thompson Dies at 67"

Since the beginning of this site there has been a secret message buried in the heading of this website. I based my first RNRNRW contest on it. If you highlight the title of this page and the white-space below it you can read it. It's always been there, lurking and reminding me to get out there and live.

You must read and re-read:

The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved
"I got off the plane around midnight and no one spoke as I crossed the dark runway to the terminal. The air was thick and hot, like wandering into a steam bath. Inside, people hugged each other and shook hands...big grins and a whoop here and there: "By God! You old bastard! Good to see you, boy! Damn good...and I mean it!""

Song of the Sausage Creature
"There are some things nobody needs in this world, and a bright-red, hunch-back, warp-speed 900cc cafe racer is one of them - but I want one anyway, and on some days I actually believe I need one. That is why they are dangerous."

Good-night sweet doctor. I cry myself asleep tonight.


Saturday, February 19, 2005

Phone blogging

Test test. At the asobi seksu show. Using my 6600 to say hi. Oops they are starting. Good crowd. first song good.


Friday, February 18, 2005

New Redwalls Song Dos

what i'm listening to Right Now: Rilo Kiley - Pictures of Success

Well I got to hear the Redwalls song. Here it is:

The Redwalls - Thank You.mp3 (4.3 Megs)

and you can still listen to their entire first album by clicking this link.

The WashPost now has a it-ain't-so-bad article on subscription music.


I figured out the modem-ize thing I was talking about yesterday! Now, I'm paying tmobile for unlimited internet. My Powerbook can get on the net using my phone's internet connection! It connects to the phone over bluetooth, and then I'm on the net using the tmobile service I already pay for. It's unbelievable. And I downloaded Opera for Mobile onto my 6600 and I can surf the actual HTML web on it, if I wanted.

This guy wrote a great how-to for my exact setup, Powerbook-6600-Tmobile.


Oh, and I put up a clip from Rubbish Heap up for a friend in Bagdad to download. It's just a small clip from an old school sk8 video.

Rubbish Heap - Duc and John.mov (4.7 Megs Quicktime)


Thursday, February 17, 2005

New Redwalls Song

My new favorite band has a new song up on their new myspace site. Go listen now. I haven't heard it. I can't hear it from my undisclosed location xjggxwegfxzsclxcmlslsle (oops, Cheney jumped on the keyboard, Bad VPOTUS).

I'll have to wait till I get back to headquarters to hear it. I might have to leave early today. Oh well, productivity has plummeted anyway due to me playing with my new Cell Phone (Buh-Bye Star-Tac). Trying to modem-ize it with my Powerbook via Bluetooth.

Spring Show Announcements

See how many good shows are popping up this spring? I linked 'em over there-->


Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Subscription Music -Rent vs Own

Read this story about robbing Napster-to-go. It's getting a lot of attention this morning on the gawker nerd sites (Gizmodo and Lifehacker).

As a computer professional and lover of music, I have to comment on this stuff. Big Deal. It's the exact same concept as when I used to listen to the Weekly Top 40 with Shadow Stevens and record songs off the radio (back in 1990). You can record any sound that is playing, but it'll be sucky sound. They didn't really mention that in this write up. You can record sound! Stop the presses.

I love subscription music. But it only works for me because 1) I'm a nerd that loves discovering new music 2) I'm attached to a computer and high-speed internet 24 hours a day. I didn't buy Interpol's latest. But I can listen to it legally in it's entirety anytime any windows computer is attached to a high-speed connection. Just think when they perfect cell phone delivery (relevant article here).

A good example of how I use subscription music is would be Rilo Kiley and the Redwalls that I've been loving lately. I checked them out on my Rhapsody player. I like them a lot. So I went out and bought them on CD. I wanted to own them but I never would have if I didn't hear them many, many, many times over Rhapsody. It only costs me $9.99 a month for the privilege. So this month I've spent the same amount of money as three CDs (Rilo Kiley, Redwalls, and 9.99 to Rhapsody), but I sure as heck got a lot more music. Yes I'm "renting" the rhapsody stuff but it's the stuff I enjoyed listening to but I probably wasn't going to buy anyway. Plus I have the chance of discovering someone new that I'll want to "own"

I've read a WashPost thing this weekend about "renting" music. He makes some good points specific to Napster-to-go, but his last paragraph, he misses the point I think. Yes, you have to pay money (15.99 for Napster, only 9.99 for Rhapsody) every month to keep listening to your music. What a small price to pay! I'm not buying Kelly Clarkson or Avril's record. I'm not going to buy Ciara's. But I listen to them quite a bit lately. That's what subscription music does for me. It's not a replacement for hardcopies (i.e. CDs), its a beautiful supplement. I think of it more as radio, that I control.

I friggin listened to Ella Fitzgerald backed with Peggy Lee backed with the Rutles backed with the Redwalls backed with Rilo Kiley backed with Jack Kerouac backed with John Cale backed with Das/Efx backed with a latin sampler called "Canciones Del Corazon: Baladas" that had "Eres Tu" from Tommy Boy on it. Plus a bunch of Robert Johnson and Joan Baez. That was my playlist I listened to at home from Friday till this morning. I'm amazed at this technology and can't stress it enough.

There are some problems with subscription music (and you can probably imagine how long that post might be) but for now, I just want to defend it 'cause I'm loving it.


Saturday, February 12, 2005

Longwave Gigs

Longwave is getting active again.


Thursday, February 10, 2005

"Knife Song" revisited

I got a request to re-post Milk's "Knife Song" from the Blind Skateboard movie "Video Days" directed by Spike Jonze. This song makes me smile and smiles are in demand this week so here we go.

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This is a pretty obscure cd so here for archival purposes are some cruddy photos of the insert to the disk. It tells the story of Milk. (click to make bigger, and squint hard to read.

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BackPage Posted by Hello

And here is Jason Lee singing:

Jason Lee - There's a War.mp3 (0.4 Megs)

Here's the infamous "Knife Song:"

Mar 28, 2006 UPDATE:A fella named Eric has offered to host these files for you and keep alive the memory of Knife Song. Every song from this cd plus photos of the liner notes. He writes:

"you can download these tracks from here from now on:


all 5 tracks + liner notes are there and will stay there."

And here, as a special bonus for you skate nerds, is a Milk song that Virginia Beach's own Mike Vallely skated too in Rubbish Heap circa '90 or '91. (ps I have the entire video in Quicktime but tis much too big to share):

Milk - Another Crime.mp3 (2.3 Megs)


Tuesday, February 08, 2005

lifehacker techno rundown.

I love the new site lifehacker.com. A daily must.

I also love the web browser Firefox. I installed the Mouse Gestures extention and edited them so that I can use my mouse to manipulate everything. No more "Ctrl-click" crap for me, no sir-ee.

I can't friggin' believe Paul McCartney was actually singing live. His voice was very impressive for an ex-smoker who is old.

Ending East is working hard to bring us good shows in the aught-five (rumors of Morning Theft w/ Snowden in March). Stay tuned to what he has to say.


Got some sad news lately. Nothing I'll depress you with. Just the hand I was dealt so I'll have to play it as it stands. I demand Happy music today and maybe for the whole rest of the week. Combat-the-tears type of music. Like this:

Blues Brothers - Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.mp3 (4 megs) (buy it)


Sunday, February 06, 2005

keane on snl

"You gotta learn computers!" Fred Armison gives his "Twelve CDs you gotta buy by any means necessary" in this week's Entertainment Weekly. His top two are Sleater-Kinney CD's.

So far Keane's only done one song: "Somewhere Only We Know." That guy can sing.

I saw "Finding Neverland." I cried my masculine eyes out. Fantastic movie.

I did my open mike performance tonight. It was fun. I was nervous, but I did good. They all laughed at "Been Swearin Too Often."

I'm sleepy. There is never enough Will Forte.


Thursday, February 03, 2005

Chicago's "the M's"

Keeping up with a theme here at RNRNRW, an interview with the Popstar Feets creator.

Furthermore, whilst stroking my ego by reading my archives, I stumbled on a post I made about the M's. I thought I would go over and check out if there were any new mp3's up on their site. I couldn't find any songs at all, but thanks to the aforementioned archives o' mine, I have the link to these good ones that you should hear. If you only download one, make it 2X2.

Click here to go get them.


Wednesday, February 02, 2005

New Regina Spektor Video

She has a video for Us! Watch it on her site. Great, great song.

art brut 3.14

Things are happening in England and one of them is starting an art brut franchise. art brut is a band I want to learn more about immediately. They have an EP on iTunes. Listen to a sample of "Formed a Band." "Yes this is my singing voice, It is not irony."

But lets get down to brass tacks: The mouse shoes (or is that a cat?) that a member of art brut 4 was wearing:

were not being worn by a member of art brut because art brut 4 is a franchise. A member of art brut 44 emailed me this explanation from the art brut franchise forum:


Right then this is how it works...

If you want to be in an Art Brut Franchise you need to pick a number that hasn't been taken already (ab0,1,2,3,4,10,69,138 as gone already as far as I know) then that's your franchise number... you should try to include your own versions of Art Brut songs in your set...

HOWEVER this is where it gets complicated...

IF for example AB69 (Ed and James), AB10 (Keith TOTP and Eddie) and AB4 (you know who you are) played together you have to MULTIPLY the franchise numbers together so where...

AB69 = 69
AB10 = 10
AB4 = 4

we get

69x10x4 = 2760

hence Art Brut 2760

this is how AB 138 were created when AB2 (alex) and AB69 (james on his own in this case) played we got AB138


the original Art Brut (or Art Brut Classic as I like to call them) have a registration number of AB0 so...

if a franchise plays with AB0 (as occurred at the Rocks single launch party when AB69 and friends took the place of dear eddie for the night) you get

AB0 = 0
AB69 = 69

69 x 0 = AB0



we get AB0b

and so on so the ICA (spit) soundcheck rabble (Ed, Keith, Freddy, Mike, Eddie) were..

AB0 x AB10 x AB69 = AB0

but that's taken so AB0b

but that's taken so AB0c

hope that clears things up... I know its complicated but I don't make the rules up so what can I do (oh hang on I do make the rules up... live with it!)


So as soon as I find me a tambourine player and a set of bongos, I'm starting "art brut 3.14"


Tuesday, February 01, 2005

mouse-toed boots

I got some more info on the mouse-tipped shoes from the Jan. 24 post on Popstars Feets. They belong to a member of art brut 4. I went to their website and it might take me awhile to fish through all the pics they had posted, but if there is another pic of those shoes I will find it. In the meantime, keep up the good work Helen.

I figure all I need is some black boots and a paint pen...


The Redwalls are sposed to play in DC tonight. If any of my dear sweet readers is going, check out the merch table and see if they have the new cd, or at least an EP for sale. Pick me up one and I'll pay you back.

You can still listen to their entire first album by clicking Here.

AND, they are sposed to be in Rhode Island this weekend with Regina Spektor! Curse you RI and your infernal 1200 mile round trip!!

Also the Dresden Dolls are sposed to be there. I think I like them. I heard Coin-Operated Boy on the radio actually. I'm gonna check them out a little deeper. You can see the video to Coin Operated Boy at their creepy website. I highly encourage you to watch it.

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