Friday, September 24, 2004

Violet has a new album (and a documentary) coming out soon. Leader Rich Show and guitarist Mark Romanowski will preview most of that album at this appearance at Black Sheep Coffee.
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Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Bill O'Reilly Vs. Jon Stewart: O'Reilly Really Is a Moron

O'REILLY: You actually have an influence on this presidential election. That is scary.
STEWART: If that were so, that would be quite frightening.
O'REILLY: But it is. It's true. I mean, you've got stoned slackers watching your dopey show every night, OK, and they can vote.
O'REILLY: You can't stop them.
STEWART: Yeah, I just don't know how motivated they would be, these stoned slackers.
O'REILLY: Yeah, it just depends if they have to go out that day.
STEWART: What am I, a Cheech and Chong movie? Stoned slackers?
O'REILLY: Come on, you do the research, you know the research on your program.
STEWART: No, we don't.
O'REILLY: Eighty-seven percent are intoxicated when they watch it. You didn't see that?
STEWART: No, I didn't realize that.
O'REILLY: Yeah, we have that there.
STEWART: We come on right after, I believe, puppets that make crank calls...
STEWART: ... so we are, I think, the appropriate follow up...
O'REILLY: Yeah, and that's a great lead-in for you.
STEWART: It's a wonderful show, by the way.
O'REILLY: Puppets can't vote, but these dopey kids who watch you can.
STEWART: They actually can -- in Florida, they can.
O'REILLY: Puppets can vote in Florida.
STEWART: As long as they vote Republican.
O'REILLY: And they haven't committed a felony.
STEWART: And they haven't committed a felony, that's exactly right

Sunday, September 19, 2004

And Then There Was One

R.I.P. Johnny Ramone.
Artwork by Scott Ehrisman.
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This Month's Mix Discs

Every few weeks, I gather all of my recent purchases and, using no more than two songs per album per disc, put together a mix disc for my truck. The past few weeks have seen a ton of quality albums, so here's the setlists for the two discs I put together last Thursday night.

Album titles are in parenthesis.

Disc 1
1. Paul Westerberg, "Gun Shy" (Folker).
2. Tommy Stinson, "Something's Wrong" (Village Gorialla Head).
3. Guided By Voices, "The Closets of Henry" (Half Smiles of the Decomposed).
4. Drive-By Truckers, "Carl Perkins' Cadillac" (The Dirty South).
5. Jason Ringenberg, "Rebel Flag In Germany" (Empire Builders).
6. Steve Earle, "Rich Man's War" (The Future Is Now).
7. John Dee Graham, "I Don't Feel That Way" (Great Battle).
8. Jay Farrar, "Windfall" (Live EP).
9. R.E.M., ”Leaving New York" (Around the Sun).
10. Elvis Costello, "Monkey to Man" (The Delivery Man).
11. The Libertines, "Can't Stand Me Now" (The Libertines).
12. The Thrills, "You Can't Fool Old Friends With Limousines" (Let's Bottle Bohemia).
13. The Good Life, "Lovers Need Lawyers" (Album of the Year).
14. Stiff Little Fingers, "Strummerville" (Guitar and Drums).
15. Stereotyperider, "Jumping Someone Else's Train" (Under the Influence 1).
16. The Black Keys, "10 A.M. Automatic" (Rubber Factory).
17. The Pixies, "Bam Thwok1" (Itunes Exclusive).
18. Guided By Voices, "Asphyxiated Circle" (Half Smiles of the Decomposed).
19. Paul Westerberg, "What About Mine" (Folker).
20. Steve Earle, "Home to Houston" (The Future is Now).
21. Drive-By Truckers, "The Day John Henry Died" (The Dirty South).
22. Jason Ringenberg, "Link Wray" (Empire Builders).
23. Tommy Stinson, "Someday" (Village Gorilla Head).

Disc 2
1. R.E.M., "Final Straw (MoveOn Mix)" (Future Soundtrack For America).
2. Peter Case, "Wake Up Call" (Who's Gonna Go Your Crooked Mile?).
3. Dan Bern, "My Country II" (My Country II).
4. The Thrills, "Saturday Night" (Let's Bottle Bohemia).
5. Elliott Smith, "A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free" (From a Basement On the Hill).
6. Paul Westerberg, "How Can You Like Him" (Folker).
7. Elvis Costello (w/Lucinda Williams), "Theres a Story In Your Voice" (The Delivery Man).
8. Flogging Molly (w/Lucinda Williams) "Factory Girls" (Within a Mile of Home).
9. The Sadies (w/Robyn Hitchcock), "Why Would Anybody Live Here" (Favorite Colours).
10. The Mendoza Line, "It's a Long Line (But it Moves Quickly)" (Fortune).
11. Rilo Kiley, "Portions For Foxes" (More Adventurous).
12. The Good Life, "Album of the Year" (Album of the Year).
13. Chuck Prophet, "Age Of Miracles" (Age of Miracles).
14. Giant Sand, "NYC of Time" (Is All Over the Map).
15. Elliott Smith, "Coast to Coast" (From a Basement On the Hill).
16. Johnette Napolitano & Danny Lohner, "The Scientist" (Wicker Park OST).
17. The Postal Service, "Against All Odds" (Wicker Park OST).
18. The Twilight Singers, "Strange Fruit" (She Loves You).
19. The Thrills, "Tell Me Something I Don't Know" (Let's Bottle Bohemia).
Local TV Personality Attacks Get Out of Town T-shirt Designer...With a Buffalo Wing?

There's a certain local television personality that doesn't really like me. It certainly wouldn't have anything to do with her caricature on the back of my Get Out of Town t-shirt. The artist who designed the shirt, Scott Ehrisman, was at a local restaurant a few days ago when who should walk in but this dark-haired twit. Ehrisman was minding his own business when he suddenly felt something hit him in the back. He turned around to find the bimbo and her entourage hustling out the door. This buffalo wing was found nearby. Ms. Fisher must have a pretty good aim; I wonder if she thinks buffalo wings are made out of buffalo.
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Britney Gets Married, Part 2

Even funnier is these great sweatsuits that the bride's entourage was required to wear. To further the white trash aspects of this wedding, they later dined on chicken strips and ribs. She is the queen of Wal-Mart!
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Twitney Gets Married!?!
Ms. Spears supposedly got married last night; here's what the groomsmen reportedly wore. Nothing says wannabe like a white bathrobe with "Pimp" embroidered on the back.
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