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Monday, July 31, 2006

Monday morning videos

A couple great songs with goofy videos to get your week started.

Wolf Parade "Shine A Light"

Les Savy Fav "We'll Make A Lover of You"

Another damn book meme

1. One book that changed your life?
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn.

2. One book you have read more than once?
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

3. One book you would want on a desert island?
The Lord of the Rings.

4. One book that made you laugh?
Love All the People by Bill Hicks.

5. One book that made you cry?
Once again, The Lord of the Rings. Every damn time. Also, again, Love All the People by Bill Hicks.

6. One book you wish had been written?
Anything by Philip K. Dick after 1982.

7. One book you wish had never had been written?
Anything by Ann Coulter. Or maybe the Bible...

8. One book you are currently reading?
Newton's Wake by Ken MacLeod (You'd better get with it Mac, it's pretty darn good!)

9. One book you have been meaning to read?
Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

10. Now tag five people.
Maggie, Jason...

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Because I feel bad about subjecting y'all to that Full House musical monstrosity (no apologies for the Brady Bunch clip, I'm sure somebody out there deserved that one), here are a few pieces that I hope will take the pain away.

Portishead "Roads" Chills down the spine...

Sigur Ros "Untitled #1 (Vaka)"

TV on the Radio "Staring at the Sun"

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Lady in the Water

To hell with the critics, just see it. If you enjoy Shyamalan's other films, you will enjoy this one. He may not be the next Kubrick, but he tells great stories.

There also was a preview for Darren Aronofsky's The Fountain, which looks to be truly glorious.

If you're really into Radiohead, the new Thom Yorke record is pretty interesting. I don't see myself listening to it all the time, but it's definitely good listening-to-while-doing-stuff-around-the-house music.

Enough blabbling! On with the bad music videos!

The Asssault of the Sit-com Musical Numbers:

Sorry, one more Brady Bunch atrocity...

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The Chemical Brothers "Believe"

Aphex Twin "Come to Daddy"

Monday, July 17, 2006

Taking the pain away

Caribou "Pelican Narrows"

The Decemberists "Sixteen Military Wives"

Cibo Matto "Sugar Water"

Cornelius "Fly"

The Silver Jews "Punks in the Beerlight"

Prefuse 73 "The End of Biters"

Sunday, July 16, 2006

It's time to bring the pain in

It's like "We Didn't Start the Fire" with truthiness and far worse music.

Transhumanism has come a long way.

Wholesome entertainment.

This is why I'm glad to be going to Hell.

I'm almost sorry for this one.

What did the people on Venus do to deserve this?

Friday, July 14, 2006

Gnarls Barkley "Crazy"

Saturday, July 01, 2006

4th of July Tag Party (via TfK):

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
3. List three important events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two interesting birthdays and one interesting death.
5. List one holiday or observance (if none, make one up).

1794 - Whiskey Rebellion begins: Farmers in the Monongahela Valley of Pennsylvania rebel against the federal tax on liquor and distilled drinks.
1945 - President Harry Truman announces the successful bombing of Hiroshima with an atomic bomb while returning from the Potsdam Conference aboard the heavy cruiser USS Augusta (CA-31) in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
1976 - Viking program: Viking 2 enters into orbit around Mars.

1779 - Carl Ritter, German geographer (d. 1859)
1942 - Garrison Keillor, American writer and radio host
(bonus birthday)1960 - David Duchovny, American actor
(super bonus birthday)1975 - Charlize Theron, South African actress (same year, too!)

1106 - Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1050)

Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 15 saints.