Friday, May 05, 2006 - The Social Music Revolution

If you want to read every mention of DJ on then go here: - The Social Music Revolution:

"If you get stupid songs like Daniel Johnston's 'Had a Bad Day' stuck in your head, that's a good sign that you have low input-security. Don't worry though, this does not mean you're retarded. It just means you're going to have to learn to discipline yourself, like I did, if you ever plan to get to my level of sophistication."

Fw: [IPCUSA] Is The Earth's Net Going To Catch On Fire This Month?

Subject: [IPCUSA] Is The Earth's Net Going To Catch On Fire This Month?

Is The Earth's Net Going To Catch On Fire This Month?
By Sherry Shriner

"So here's the gist, if somehow our atmosphere catches on fire, and this is
the lifting of the veil, or the destruction of our electromagnetic net we
probably see a red haze over earth, our skies would be red...i.e. red sky."

The Crisis is coming!!!

catchin' godamn up

jesus fuckin' christ
bloody elbow
bloody knee
a desperation

home and facin'
another night
another mornin'

and more
and more
of the
god damned


more weed
a nap

all those
that say
the whiskey
don't help
the weed
don't help
the sleep
don't help
the anger
don't help


Thursday, May 04, 2006

Boing Boing: Montanans arrested for sedition during WWI - stories and pix

Boing Boing: Montanans arrested for sedition during WWI - stories and pix: "On April 19, 1918, Johnson said in Missoula that the United States Liberty Bonds were no good. That government would not back them up. That the man that bought them would never get his money back. That he would lose it. That the U.S. government was no good. Sentence: 2-5 years"

isn't this the same thing Bush was saying during the social security debates?

www. Michael Righi .com

www. Michael Righi .com: "I’m responsible for the purchase of eight Dell computers for myself, friends and family in the past few years. After this ordeal, I will never again purchase a Dell. I will never again recommend that anybody else purchase a Dell. In fact, from this point forward I will go out of my way to recommend that people looking to purchase a computer avoid Dell altogether. I doubt that I’m alone. With practices like these, Dell shouldn’t be surprised to hear its customers say, “Dude, you’re getting a boycott.”"

I've started running ad-aware se pretty much daily.
My machine still acts funny sometimes, but it's running a lot smoother after I removed the first 5 or so spyware apps running...
Dell gets to battle it out with Sony for the grand prize in stupid evil!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Here and There � Blog Archive � Daniel and Me

Here and There � Blog Archive � Daniel and Me: "From there, it was hearing bits and pieces…Austin lore. This “crazy guy” Daniel Johnston, who made these tapes and sold them at Sound Exchange or bartered them for comics or music. I never got to hear the tapes, mostly out of my own laziness. But I was also in the early stages of a vinyl addiction that, thankfully, has receded. Tapes were out of the question."

Daniel's Visual Art

the aquarium - now on: "Daniel Johnston is a visionary artist whose work in both music and visual art has made him a cult legend. Despite being better known for his heartrendingly honest songs that tell tales of unrequited love, cosmic mishaps and existential torment, Daniel did in fact study art and his work is currently on show at the Whitney Biennial, New York. This, along with a major feature on Daniel’s visual art in the New York Times newspaper, marks a shift from his underground status to a wider acceptance in the fine art world, but we won’t let that get in the way of a show at The Aquarium. We are delighted to have an artist of such creative fervour and inspirational talent joining our ranks of other art desperadoes. Chiefly - James Cauty, Billy Childish, Sexton Ming, Jamie Reid and STOT21stCplanB."

SHEEPSHANK: chance meeting of the year...

SHEEPSHANK: chance meeting of the year...: "this one is a 'lil bit melancholy. been listening to the great DANIEL JOHNSTON lately. he always put me there...

back in late '03, i had a damn near complete nervous breakdown. 'near' complete cause i'm sitting here alive and typing this today. was having many problems and my relationship at the time was going less than swimmingly. so, one particularly miserable day, after a hard 10 spent giving 90 minute narrated historical tours to the obnoxious denizens of clueless walking checkbooks known as tourists (nothing against all tourists, but i met a lot of dicks,) i hit the KHYBER, downed a dozen shots of bourbon plus countless beers under the company of ultra kind barman and local underground cartoonist 'flip,' bounced into a tattoo shop and plunked down $100 clams to get my lady's name in a heart inked on my right wrist, went back to the bar for a few more, and staggered home over the crunching leaves of the booze soaked autumn twilight to tell her that i was too crazy for our relationship to work and that we were through. "

Platitudes and Plutocrats: Hanging upside down inside of a pop song

Platitudes and Plutocrats: Hanging upside down inside of a pop song:

"I listen to the Silver Jews and go, oooh, ah, someone jabs a fork in my guts and unzips the front of my skull. I listen to Daniel Johnston and fall over my typewriter into a dried up well. I listen to my old albums and am transplanted in time and space. Bob Dylan to a friend's bedroom at fourteen."

Shame this guy is not in Houston.

Nothing: Daniel Johnston Friday 14th April - Barbican London

Nothing: Daniel Johnston Friday 14th April - Barbican London: "Then it's Jason Pierce from
He seems reverential in regards to Daniel's songs, and performs 'True Love Will Find You in the End',
and 'Funeral Home'. The string quartet and gospel backing singers are a touch too much, the tenuous nature of the songs are rendered
bloated and overblown. The words 'Funeral Home' are repeated ad infinitum to tedium.
Then as the stage is emptied it's the moment we've all been built up for, the Brian Wilson-like, mad, obsessive songwriting
genius - Daniel Johnston. "

Look forward to lots and lots of Daniel blogging as the "Speeding Motorcycle" approaches...

The Chronicle: 4/7/2006: Dancers as Living Archives

The Chronicle: 4/7/2006: Dancers as Living Archives: "There are other ways of preserving the most ephemeral of the arts: film, video, various forms of notation; the visual record provided by painting, sculpture, and photography; sometimes written accounts. But whether a work's vocabulary is the flexed feet and filigreed hand gestures of South Asian dance, the straight spines and pointed toes of classical ballet, the contracted pelvis and floorbound movement of traditional modern dance, or the arm-swinging walking and running of postmodernism, there is no more viable way to transmit it than dancer to dancer."


so, I finally went and started playing with pandora today...
pretty damned cool.

"Over the past 5 years, we've carefully listened to the songs of over 10,000 different artists - ranging from popular to obscure - and analyzed the musical qualities of each song one attribute at a time. This work continues each and every day as we endeavor to include all the great new stuff coming out of studios, clubs and garages around the world.

It has been quite an adventure, you could say a little crazy - but now that we've created this extraordinary collection of music analysis, we think we can help be your guide as you explore your favorite parts of the music universe. "
from -

I've added links to some of my stations down at the bottom of the sidebar.
any of you web wiz's out there tell me how to format it properly and I'll move it up to the top.
I also finally broke down and installed sitemeter...


The case for onstage violence. By Zachary Pincus-Roth

The case for onstage violence. By Zachary Pincus-Roth: "How about this: Hamlet slashes Laertes across the chest. Blood oozes. Cue the John Williams score. Laertes clutches a goblet and smashes Hamlet over the head. Hamlet throws a plate of hot coals in Laertes' face. Laertes kicks Hamlet in groin. Hamlet doubles over in pain. But watch out—he's grabbed a candlestick!"

more craziness and fights onstage!!!!
more blood and more horror!!!!!

File Under: The ancient prophesies! They are coming true! � The Ancient Musical Code Cut Into A Church: "“In the ceiling is this jump of an augmented fourth, in fact it opens up with an augmented fourth,” says Mitchell. The Catholic Church had banned this interval (seven semitones) from medieval music as it was believed to be disturbing and therefore diabolical… perhaps this explains why carvings depicting the green man, essentially a pagan image, exist alongside carvings of Christ in the chapel…"