Friday, August 27, 2004

My God, she looks like hell. Is she auditioning for Trailer Park Trash, Volume 38?
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Sunday, August 22, 2004

Swift Boat Veterans For Truth?

From Majority Report Radio:

"I was not prepared to shoot my eardrum out with a shotgun in order to get a deferment. Nor was I willing to go to Canada. So I chose to better myself by learning how to fly airplanes."
George Bush, Dallas Morning News, Feb. 25, 1990.

And here a few from his buddies...

Roy Hoffman, today: "John Kerry has not been honest."
Roy Hoffman, 2003: "I am not going to say anything negative about him — he's a good man."

Adrian Lonsdale, today: "He lacks the capacity to lead."
Adrian Lonsdale, 1996: "He was among the finest of those Swift boat drivers."

George Elliot, today: "John Kerry has not been honest about what happened in Vietnam."
George Elliot, 1996: "The fact that he chased an armed enemy down is something not to be looked down upon, but it was an act of courage."

Larry Thurlow, today: "...there was no hostile enemy fire directed at my boat or at any of the five boats operating on the river that day."
Larry Thurlow's Bronze Star citation, 1969: "...all units began receiving enemy small arms and automatic weapons fire from the river banks."

Dr. Louis Letson, today: "I know John Kerry is lying about his first Purple Heart because I treated him for that injury."
Medical records, 1968: "Dr. Letson's name does not appear on any of the medical records for Mr. Kerry. Under 'person administering treatment' for the injury, the form is signed by a medic, J. C. Carreon, who died several years ago."

Grant Hibbard, today: "He betrayed all his shipmates. He lied before the Senate."
Hibbard's evaluation of Kerry, 1968: "Mr. Hibbard gave Mr. Kerry the highest rating of 'one of the top few' in three categories—initiative, cooperation and personal behavior. He gave Mr. Kerry the second-best rating, 'above the majority,' in military bearing."

The literary event of the year - Jenna Jameson's autobiography. It's thicker than Clinton's book...and while Bill only includes one sex act this book is full of titillating stories. Actually, it's a surprisingly well-written book that's a fun, light-hearted read.
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Megyn Price may have the greatest legs in sitcom-land. Why hasn't she landed a new series?
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I have a new favorite show...and favorite actress. Lifeline was a short-lived series featuring Al Franken as a journalist on a Nightline-ish political show.
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Saturday, August 21, 2004

New Drive-By Truckers Album This Tuesday!!

While the name alone makes these guys worthy of notice, it doesn't hurt that they're also one of the best Southern rock groups of recent years. Their new album, Greetings From the Dirty South, comes out this week. Here's "Carl Perkins' Cadillac".

Friday, August 13, 2004

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New Westerberg Album Set For September 7 Release!

Folker continues the streak of superb, low-fi, home-recorded releases by the former leader of the Replacements. There's more variety on this disc, although he should probably consider hiring a real drummer. My Dad" is a touching tribute to his father, who died earlier this year.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

New Stuff to Check Out

Steve Earle has a new album coming out this month. Entitled The Revolution Starts...Now, it's another political-minded release that should infuriate the Republican Party. Here's "F the CC".

The Pixies will be back from Europe soon, and they actually have a new track to promote on their reunion tour. "Bam Thwok" may not be their finest moment, but it's always nice to hear Kim Deal in a playful mood.

Finally, Wilco has a download-only bonus track. "Kicking Television" is an outtake from the sessions for their latest album.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

MP3 Blogs

One of the newest trends to discover new music is MP3 Blogs. A great example is said the gramophone. Music fans write about their favorite new songs and/or artists and provide a MP3 sample so you can check them out. I'm going to try to figure out how to do this in the near future.

Here's my first attempt. Twilight Singers "Hey Ya". Yes, this is former Afghan Wig leader Greg Dulli covering that Outkast tune that we're all sick of hearing. I hope you enjoy it.

Today was a pretty slow day for new music. One of the few outstanding new releases is the new album by the Muffs, "Really Really Happy". This great L.A. band has been around for quite some time, and deserve some notoriety. Here's "Just the Beginning" from the new album.

Lastly, here's the song that Paul Westerberg inadvertendtly left off his last album. It can be found at the end of the Come Feel Me Tremble DVD, and there's no excuse for this great power pop song not getting heard. "Everything Goes Wrong".

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

KRRO, Elvis, and Cafe Press Merch

There's not a lot to report this week. I had to handle a bit of a controversy on the KRRO this morning. It seems that my comments last week about the abortion demonstrators raised a bit of a commotion. A couple of these morons had already called my family business claiming they were never going to visit again. Others had written or called the KRRO. What's funny about the situation is that the entire rant was about how certain subjects should not even be debated as it's too emotional and no minds will be changed. Oh well; it's my gig to inspire debate. I knew this was coming up, so I had a lighter topic. I put together a musical version of Jump the Shark, with Kiss, Aerosmith, Metallica, Van Halen, and the Goo Goo Dolls. KRRO plays all of these acts, so I knew I'd still piss some people off.

It's a slow week for new music. I picked up the latest trio of Elvis Costello reissues. None of these rank with his best work, but I've always had a soft spot for his country album (Almost Blue) and his covers project (Kojak Variety). All three (the third is Goodbye Cruel World) feature a second disc of outtakes, demos, and live cuts. Costello's extensive liner notes are also worthy of reading; I pray that someday he'll write his autobiography.

I also picked up the expanded edition of the Velvet Underground's Live at Max's Kansas City. It's now two discs long with an extra 11 songs. Like all of the Velvets official live albums, the sound quality isn't the greatest, but they did do a good job at cleaning up the tapes. I just wish that the record company would release a live album from their peak years, with John Cale and Mo Tucker (she's missing on the Max's disc). Recorded during the time when they were also putting together the Loaded album, it's Lou Reed at his poppiest, upbeat period.

The real thrill of the week came Monday, when my box from Cafe Press came in the mail. I've designed some Get Out of Town merch at this site, and had to order a few things for myself. Besides the toddler shirt you see in the photo below this post, I also bought some coffee mugs and cups for myself and some friends. I also purchased a thong that I'm dying to give to a hot woman who's willing to model it for me. Anybody out there interested?

Monday, August 02, 2004

The Prince, aka Kamen, sporting the infamous Get Out of Town shirt.
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My nephew, Kamen, sporting the Hudsonland Get Out of Town shirt.
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