Archive for April, 2008

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Mad hair thing

April 16, 2008

Mad hair thing.

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Feel the awesome!

April 14, 2008


An April mixtape for you! Link

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Volume, volume, volume!

April 14, 2008


Bill Maher slaps down the organized paedophilia ring known to us as the Catholic Church. “How does the Catholic Church get away with all of its buggery? Volume, volume, volume!” Whoah, Nelly!

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Foxylicious

April 11, 2008


Daily Show states the obvious, but it’s nicely done. Link (While we’re at it, why do English people sound so weird when they’re on US TV shows? It’s a real phenomenon! I call it The Daphne Effect.)

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Miyazaki’s Little Nemo

April 11, 2008

Oh, my God!

(Full, heartbreaking story at Cartoon Brew)

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Hit me

April 11, 2008

(Not much to talk about, I realise–as it’s only been two posts since the last one. Ah, well…it’s traditional now.)

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Beamz Meanz Shitez

April 10, 2008

(via Cracked)

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The club is open

April 7, 2008


If you’ve been hanging around here long enough, the news that I love Guided By Voices will not knock you off your chair with surprise. They tickle my undercarriage like nobody’s business. (I put ‘Game of Pricks’ at the end of ‘The Dinner Party’ simply to get one of their songs onto mainstream telly) Now disbanded, there’s still no other group that fills me with such missionary zeal–they continue to do for me what the Pixies did before them, and Talking Heads did before that. Lead singer Robert Pollard’s output is staggering (he has written 1000+ songs) and Jesus, can he write a tune. Because his influences are not the standard ones, you hear melodies and structures in his records that you’ll hear nowhere else. Even when he’s bad, he’s good. And when he’s good, he’s amazing.

With that in mind, I’ve banged together a little GBV/Pollard primer, so you can dip your toe in before you become a lunatic, nerdy fan, as you undoubtedly will (be careful).

Link to mixtape

I should say that these choices are by no means constitute a ‘definitive’ list–I’ve chosen them because they’re all earworms, but it would be the easiest thing in the world to knock up another comp of identical quality. If you are interested in exploring further, start by picking up any of the following albums: Bee Thousand, Alien Lanes, Propeller, Under the Bushes, Under the Stars or Mag Earwhig.

(Thanks to Rich for letting me do this!)

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Friday gabfest

April 4, 2008


Forgive me if I don’t join in a lot today–I’ll catch up over the weekend.

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Drunk Jeff Goldblum

April 3, 2008

(via Roberson’s Interminable Ramble)

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