Monday, October 31, 2005

Random Ten


01. Cleaners from Venus, “Summer in a Small Town”
Those crazy kids, what will they do, they're not a bit like me and you, with that crypto-punky-psychobilly beat. They took your sacred rock and roll, they stripped it down and they left a hole, then they filled it up with anger from the street. They rap in this one, which sounds alarming, but it's actually one of my favorite Cleaners songs. 9/10

02. Dead Can Dance, “Devorzhum”
The usual swirly atmospheric thing, with pleasing vocals from Ms. Gerard. I've never been able to figure out whether she's singing in some arcane language, or if it's just evocative gibberish. Either way, I like it. 7/10

03. The Monkees, “Do You Believe In Magic”
About the most gormless thing ever, but I can't claim to completely hate it. 5/10

04. Flogging Molly, “Whistles the Wind”
Not my favorite FM, but still rather poignant. 8/10

05. Manic Street Preachers, “Of Walking Abortion”
Who's responsible? All together now...YOU FUCKING ARE! 10/10

06. Manic Street Preachers, “Repeat” (UK)
Useless generation! Dumb flag scum! Honestly, I can't help giggling a bit at this, but it does perfectly embody the early Manics ethos. 8/10

07. The Prodigals, “Boru's Marches”
Rousing instrumental. 8/10

08. Belle and Sebastian, “Ease Your Feet In the Sea”
I hate a lot of Belle and Sebastian, but somehow, I love their entire third album. Though this may not be the high point. 7/10

09. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, “Foi Na Cruz”
The lyrics (some of them) are in some sort of bizarre foreign tongue. But I like the song. 7/10

10. The Pogues, “Whiskey You're the Devil”
Basically what you'd expect. Which isn't such a bad thing. 6/10


Thursday, October 27, 2005

You know what blog I hate?

I'll tell you: I hate Fafblog. I hate the way the writing makes me writhe in jealousy, and I hate the fact that it renders all other blogs obsolete.

I'm removing all other blogs from the blogroll, because let's face it: they're irrelevant to today's fast-paced, modern world. You've won, fafblog. Damn you.

That's what you GET for taking lessons from Dr. Fail.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Random Ten

For "your" "entertainment." Now in addition to the songs being random, it's random when or if I'll even post it at all! Sweet!

01. The Tossers, “Altercation”
The lyrics are very hard to understand, but it appears to be one of their awful stabs at social commentary. Tune’s all right, though. 5/10

02. Commie64, “Hate”
Short but sweet; pretty much gets the theme across, although that’s probably largely because of the title...7/10

03. Ennio Morricone, “A Fistful of Dollars Suite”
Long, thirteen-and-a-half-minute medley of music from the film. Great stuff. 9/10

04. They Might Be Giants, “Boat of Car”
I took my boat for a car. I took that car for a ride. I was trying to get somewhere but now I’m following the traces of your fingernails that run along the windshield on the boat of car. Early TMBG stuff could be creepy as well as just weird. 8/10

05. Primus, “Coattails of a Dead Man”
I only got this from somewhere because it has guest lyrics from Tom Waits. I’d love to hear him sing the whole song, but it’s quite good in any case. 8/10

06. Echo and the Bunnymen, “Blue Blue Ocean”
This one’s good. Nice and atmospheric. 8/10

07. Leonard Cohen, “I Tried to Leave You”
Surprisingly bland little number from the Bard. 4/10

08. Emerson Lake and Palmer, “Karn Evil, 3rd Impression”
I’m not claiming to be too cool to like this. Just that the computer voice—along with much else—is too cheesy for words. You might be better off sticking with “1st Impression, part 2,” which is the “welcome back my friends the show that never ends” bit. I do like that one. 5/10

09. Joy Division, “I Remember Nothing”
Man, it would’ve been more surprising if he hadn’t killed himself. 9/10

10. Pulp, “Death II”
I wish I would actually hear this at a discotheque sometime, because I’d love to shake along to it.. Don’t quote me on this, but I think that “Death I” might be an alternate title for “Countdown.” Or possibly “Death Goes to the Disco.” 9/10


Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The seething id of the internet

Here are some spam subject lines I've gotten lately.

Without Eve, there would have been no Adam. Viagra for both!

Every man must have a sex! MUST!!!


Freaks likes to FuUCK just like you :) ....___----,,..__---isometric

watch them perform Hentai meat pockets filled with sticky loads

That last one, incidentally, may well be the most disgusting thing I've ever read. Note to spammers: subject lines that are evocative of ejaculating into HOT POCKETS® Brand Stuffed Sandwiches are less arousing than you might think.

Monday, October 17, 2005

"I'll feel the news at you"

The Colbert Report=teh r0x0rz. That is all.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Great quotes from rhetoric professors

"When you go home and eat hot soup instead of reading a poem by John Donne, isn't that practical?"
--Andreea Ritavoi, 10/06/05

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Awful anti-drug propaganda

An ad with a little kid singing:

Baa baa black sheep,
Have you any E?
Yes sir, yes sir,
First hit's free.

A. I know you're all, oh no, kids know things about drugs! but I can't help sincerely doubting that many eight-year-olds are familiar with ecstasy.

B. "First hit's free" only makes sense if the drug is addictive, you lunatic. Which is why the story about the bad drug dealers handing out stickers laced with acid to kids that my parents terrified me with as a lad made no sense.

C. "Black sheep?" When does racial subtext become plain ol' racial text?

Important Image

Apparently, it shows the distribution of ghost and sponge shrimps. I think I found it at random sometime when I was doing a google image search. Isn't it great?

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Important note on Lunar: Dragon Song

It really, really sucks. It's a disgrace to the series. Do not buy it.

That is all.