Friday, March 31, 2006

Websnark: Why do we keep talking about the Great Outdoor Fight? Because it's *good.*

If you haven't been following The Great Outdoor Fight get yrself on over to and catch up!

Websnark: Why do we keep talking about the Great Outdoor Fight? Because it's *good.*: "Ray Smuckles, in September of last year, was a coward who would desert a dying man. He had sought his father and found him. But more to the point, he had sought something in himself. And now, he was confronted with destruction if he didn't do what was expected. Beef, who had guided and encouraged and enabled him, was helpless. Terrified. His father, who was his inspiration, had nothing to help him."

Dr. Frank wrote a book

Dr. Frank? from The Mr. T Experience? a book?
blog | Reviews index

and it sounds good, but could it be as good as my favorite Mr. T. Experience song?

Love American Style:

You're an anomaly
that's a thing without a name
you're worming it out of me
and this worm you cannot change

I want to drive you up the wall
I want to treat you like a doll
I want to write it out in blood
I want an oriental rug

on a star spangled night my love
you can rest your head on my shoulder
and by the dawn's early light my love
I will defend your right to cry

I want to be there at your trial
I want a Love American Style
cause I'm a former young american
and I don't know if it's real or re-run
there's something you ought to know
before you think you understand
I'm invisible and I've got a robot friend
I want to tie you to a post
I want to make you tea and toast
I want to be there at your trial
I want a love american style.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Bob Ostertag free digital downloads

Gpod: "I have decided to make all my recordings to which I have the rights freely available as digital downloads from my web site.

These works are now covered by a Creative Commons “Attribution Non-commercial” license that permits you to freely download, copy, remix, sample, manipulate, fold, spindle, tamper with, defuse, detox, or deconstruct - as long as you credit my work as a source, and the work you make is not marketed commercially."

now go discover some amazing music!

Ask a Hill Staffer: Hagiographic Content - Wonkette

Ask a Hill Staffer: Hagiographic Content - Wonkette: "If you could paint a mural on one of the Capitol walls, what would you paint?

I would paint a mural of Ronald Reagan, because he doesn’t have enough shit in his honor around Washington. The Capitol would make the perfect place for a new memorial to our 40th President. I’d paint it of his life: the son of a hard working New Deal union man who grows up to become President of the SAG. This would segue into the part of his life where he stabs his fellow union members in the back by negotiating sweetheart deals with the mob and outing the Communists. His dad would be watching in the background with an “I�€™m disappointed in you, son,” look. You know, like when your dad doesn�€™t yell but makes you feel really bad? And then, I would move on to the part where he divorces his first wife and estranges himself from his kids. Oh yeah, then on to the part where he marries Nancy so he can run for office. I would end it with him going batshit insane with Alzheimer’s and Nancy ironically lobbying the Republican party that he built to allow for more embryonic stem-cell research. But don’t worry, the lobbying would be interpretive so as not to be offensive. And Reagan would be smiling. How much room do I have for this mural? I forgot Iran-Contra!"

If I win the lottery I'm paying someone to paint this.

Lance Mannion

Lance Mannion: "Most people, to get back to my original point, change their sleep patterns during adolescence, because of the simple fact that teenage bodies and brains are growing and changing wildly and the whole process is mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausting.

Everybody knows this.

Everybody except, apparently, school administrators who schedule their districts' school days exactly as if the opposite was true, starting their high schools' days at the crack of a winter dawn. There is absolutely no good reason for this."

Kids need sleep
and I'm a night owl.

sidebar and

added a few
new links
over to the right
and reorganized
a bit...
everybody above Eschaton
are friends
or acquaintances...
maybe one day
I'll actually
divide the rest
into categories,
but probably not...

oh yeah,
and you can see
the last few tunes
I've played on Itunes
up on the top now,
thanks to


Boing Boing: Alcohol, Red Bull, and perception of buzz

Boing Boing: Alcohol, Red Bull, and perception of buzz
Red Bull doesn't make me feel less drunk...
more awake? yes, but not less drunk...
it DEFINITELY helps with the hangovers...


Tuesday, March 28, 2006

eBay Motors: Mercedes-Benz : 400-Series (item 4624891589 end time Mar-29-06 12:53:25 PST)

Ya know, I really regret not buying Redd Foxx's Cadillac a few years back...
anybody wanna loan me the $$$ for Stan Lee's Mercedes?

eBay Motors: Mercedes-Benz : 400-Series (item 4624891589 end time Mar-29-06 12:53:25 PST)

REAL ART (and politics and culture)

YAY! It's like a dialogue...
REAL ART (and politics and culture)

So the question is how do we start holding the fire to corporate criminals?
If we could reduce/eliminate the benefits of hiring illegal aliens wouldn't that be half the battle?

Ken-Welch.Com - Russian Nuke Traced to Texas

Happy Easter!!!

Ken-Welch.Com - Russian Nuke Traced to Texas: "
During the summer of 2005 it was decided go ahead with plans for America’s second 9/11.

The decision was not made in a torch-lit cave in Afghanistan, nor in a nondescript safe-house in Iraq. Implementing the plan would involve the highest officials of the United States government. The centerpiece of the plan is a portable nuclear weapon manufactured in the former Soviet Union. A tame “terrorist”, destined no doubt to be an eventual patsy, arranged for the bomb’s transport by sea, and the ship carrying it entered Galveston Bay on January 25, 2006. At this time the device remains hidden on board the ship that brought it, a freighter docked in or near the port of Texas City, about thirty minutes south of Houston, and only ten miles from the island city of Galveston."

file under: HAHAHAHAHA!!!

reading this made me smile... | Indicted DeLay fights to regain gun license: "RICHMOND - U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, a gun rights supporter under indictment on charges of laundering campaign money, is fighting to regain his Texas concealed handgun license, which was suspended because he is accused of a felony." v.2

Documentaries, lectures, etc...
not just chomsky, but all kindsa lefty media goodness: v.2

The Left Coaster: Rubber Stamp Republicans show their commitment to....

Every time I think the crooks running the show can't get any more brazen, I run into something like this:
The Left Coaster: Rubber Stamp Republicans show their commitment to....: "Apparently this entire 8 page colloquy--which is scripted to read as if it were delivered live on the floor of the Senate, complete with random interruptions from other Senators--never took place"

Can we get these senators up on perjury charges now?

Monday, March 27, 2006

and here's a play you might wanna see... pay what you will tonight - Monday Mar. 27

I did sound design on this show,
and have been thoroughly entertained everytime I've seen it...
great performances, a funny, sharp script,
and the sound design ain't too shabby either.
pay what you will show tonight
at midtown arts center.
by Melissa James Gibson

Three young urban failures navigate the slippery allegiances of their triangular friendship. Babette , a frustrated editor; Theo, a terribly blocked, classically-trained composer; and Frank, an aspiring but tongue-tied auctioneer, share a world of quicksand needs and fickle urges, where a vast landscape exists between what is intended and what is construed, and where ordering Chinese food is a deeply personal matter.

Mildred's Umbrella is right at home with Melissa James Gibson's [Sic] , winner of an OBIE Award and the Kesserling Prize, with its quirky, off-beat script full of wordplay and oddball characters.

Directed by Michelle Edwards and featuring Alan Hall, Eric Doss, and Jennifer Decker, [Sic] opens March 24, 2006 and runs through April 15, each Friday and Saturday, as well as two “pay as you like” Monday shows, March 27 and April 10. All shows are at 8pm .

For further information or reservations for this show, call 832-418-0973 or e-mail .

Who: Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company
What: [Sic] by Melissa James Gibson
When: March 24, 25, 27, and 31, and April 1, 7, 8, 10, 14 and 15.
Where: Midtown Art Center, 3414 La Branch at Holman
Price: $10 on Fridays and Saturdays. Two “pay as you like” performances on March 27 and April 10. Cash or check only at the door. Credit cards may be used via PayPal (charges are non-refundable) on our website.


Interview with Philip K. Dick

Interview with Philip K. Dick:
"I believe that the establishment churches have lost the keys to the kingdom. They don't even know what the Kingdom of God is.

It's like some guy who loses the keys to his car. He knows he had them a second ago but now they're gone. The churches, however, don't even know what the car looks like anymore. They can't even give a description of it to the cop.

Organized religion is crooked, dumb, and it's lost the keys. I mean, it's OK to be crooked and dumb, we're all crooked and dumb. But the tragedy is that they've lost the keys. They can't even point us in the right direction much less take us there."

HERMENAUT: Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)

HERMENAUT: Philip K. Dick (1928-1982):
"Also that year, the scholarly journal Science-Fiction Studies published a special issue devoted to his work; full of New Left and neo-Marxist analyses of Dick's Laingian, existentialist, and anti-capitalist themes, it provoked even more unwelcome visits from French intellectuals-whom he drove away by blasting Linda Ronstadt at top volume, and whose words of praise he invariably reported to the authorities."

Reading about Philliip K. Dick today...
leading down some interesting roads...

The Defenestration Unit - March 31 - Brasil - and, oh yeah, it's my birthday...

March 31 around 9:30 or so
The Defenestration Unit
Cafe Brasil (Westheimer and Dunlavy)
it's free.
TDU is currently, mostly, kinda:
Bill Savoie - Drums
Jeff Miller - Bass
Jim Otterson - Guitar
Ryan Goodland - Keyboard, Trumpet, Bass
Tom Zermeno - Percussion
Charlie Naked - Saxophones, whistles, etc.
Mike Switzer - Trombones
I think Candace V. might be sitting in for  a bit after midnight,
and who knows who else might show up and join in...
Welcome Jeff Miller to TDU!
He's the new guy on bass...
Mathlete left and Miller stepped in...
I think he's still figuring out exactly what he's stepped in,
but so far there's been no effort to wipe it off his shoes...
In the finest TDU tradition Ryan Goodland
will be going on hiatus after this show,
so this might well be the one show with
this particular group...who knows?
anyway, we're pretty damn good at the moment,
if I do say so myself...and I do.
So, come see the show,
and oh yeah, you can wish me a happy birthday too,
since I'll be turning 36 that night...

Sunday, March 26, 2006

BBC NEWS | Americas | US 'Zombie party' killings probed

BBC NEWS | Americas | US 'Zombie party' killings probed: "They were killed, and two others wounded, when a fellow guest went on a gun rampage before finally killing himself when confronted by police.

They were at a 'zombie party', where guests wear make-up to make them look dead, in the city's Capitol Hill area."

Look, who thought a "zombie" party was a good idea to begin with? isn't that just asking for trouble?