Saturday, May 27, 2006

� Kure Kure Takora (Gimme Gimme Octopus)

� Kure Kure Takora (Gimme Gimme Octopus):

"Kure Kure Takora, aka Gimme Gimme Octopus, an insane 60s Japanese TV show for kids, starring an octopus and a peanut who are in love with the same walrus. However, love stories are notoriously boring, so the creators of this series made the wise decision to drop copious amounts of acid, and to infuse the series with lots of crime, gratuitous violence, and insect repellent. The music is already great, but the episodes themselves are unbelievable. "

the almost 6 gig torrent of the entire series (available at the link above) is totally worth it.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Speeding Motorcycle

the grooveblog: "The pairing of Infernal Bridegroom Productions & Daniel Johnston is like a fine wine with a fine meal. This is a beautiful and moving show."

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Bienvial - Regional Geographic

Bienvial - Regional Geographic:
"One thing that also made me really mad was seeing all of the Daniel Johnston drawings on the wall. 2 years ago at SXSW they were selling his 8.5 x 11' marker drawings outside his show for $20 each (originals). I didn't buy one because I didn't have any more cash and didn't want to pay the ATM fee at the bar he was playing at. But I am very happy for Mr. Johnson. He DEFINITELY deserves it."

Home - Defend DeLay

You can go see a clip from Colbert, yes Colbert, over at the defend Delay site:
Home - Defend DeLay

this is insane.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The new podcast - Last Bastions - points/songs

hey! not only does the main page for my podcasts work now,
but I've got a new one for ya...

this week it's Last Bastions "Points/Songs"

Two unfinished Last Bastions projects combined with one track from "Music for Bathing" (w/ Ben Lind).
Last Bastions are Kid Ornery and Charlie Naked.
Songs were meant to have singers, but we never found any...
The "Music for Bathing" track has vocals which makes it as songlike as anything in our catalog...
You'll get points as soon as ya hear 'em...
very process oriented pieces...

hope ya dig 'em...

here's the rss to subscribe.

ran across the Sugar Shack cover Justin and I knocked out a while back when I was putting this one together,
so look for that and more Defenestration Unit, and maybe some really ancient stuff in the near future.



We have the preview tonight and open tomorrow...
but the preview and opening night are sold out.
You want to see this show?
of course you do.
I'd make reservations soon as I expect us to sell out most of the run.

here's more on the show:

Unrequited love is a major theme in the music of Daniel Johnston, a Texas singer-songwriter who is known as much for his erratic behavior over the years as his wonderfully ebullient pop songs. Countless articles and a recent full-length film documentary have recounted his personal demons. Throughout his life, Johnston has channeled his swirling emotions and desires into his music, which bears the mark of his daily struggle. Johnston’s prolific catalogue of songs is one of extremes; it is heavily weighted in both the depths of dejection and ecstatic joy. Recurring characters make appearances: Captain America, the Beatles, Joe the Boxer, Casper the Friendly Ghost, and the Devil.

Somewhere among these sprawling episodes, a narrative was lurking. The recurring episodes told a story about a boy who loved a girl, but everyone knows love can be an earth-shattering emotion, both hellish and heavenly—maybe even literally. In Daniel Johnston’s music, Heaven and Hell are very real places.

The supernatural is a realm quite suited to rock music and live performance. As longtime fans of Johnston’s work, Infernal Bridegroom Productions approached Johnston for the opportunity to set his music to stage and tell his passionate, supernatural love story. “I thought it sounded like a cool idea,” says Johnston, “and then I saw some videos of IBP shows, and my heart jumped for joy, because the shows were really entertaining and really put together well.” With Johnston’s blessing, IBP applied for, and was awarded, a prestigious MAP Fund grant by the Rockefeller Foundation to develop the production. After over a year of development, with Johnston supplying his songs and concepts and IBP founder Jason Nodler arranging the story and providing additional text, Johnston’s hidden narrative is ready to be told. And a tale born of rock music naturally demands the appropriate vessel: a rock opera. Its title, taken from one of Johnston’s songs: Speeding Motorcycle.

Preview performance May 24 Sold Out
Opening Night May 25 Sold Out
Remaining performances: Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm, May 26, 27; through June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 - $15
All performances at the Axiom, 2524 McKinney. For reservations, call 713-522-8443 or purchase tickets online � For Joss’ Adoring Millions: BUFFY Season 8 Is Comics-Only � For Joss’ Adoring Millions: BUFFY Season 8 Is Comics-Only:

"BUFFY Season 8 Is Comics-Only"

Whedon is writing 6 issues of "Buffy" that will take place post season 7.
Fray was great, but I hope the "Buffy" books stay on schedule, otherwise I'll just wait for the trade...

The Free Press -- Independent News Media - Molly Ivins

The Free Press -- Independent News Media - Molly Ivins: "Naturally, in Texas, National Laboratory for Bad Government, we do it all first and worst. We started with this dandy plan to outsource applications and enrollment for social service programs such as food stamps and Medicaid. In theory, we were to save millions -- though I never could understand it myself. You see, Texas has one of the cheapest state governments on the continent, but when we hire outside contractors, they expect to make a profit. Add profit, add cost. Oh well. "

Molly gets it all right,
and she calls folks out,
and just generally rocks
like the brilliant Texas
woman she is.


Secret rooms, the entire internet? at Pandagon

Secret rooms, the entire internet? at Pandagon:
"But the big news of the day is Wired took the big step and published all the documents from the NSA whistleblower, and with that offered a big, fat fuck you to AT&T and their mewling about keeping secrets while they were invading your privacy. This shit is damning stuff, seriously. Room numbers, photographs of the secret room, detailed descriptions of exactly how the NSA was routing information and rifling through it, the whole banana. It’s tawdry, seriously. There’s so much in here that strikes me as even worse than I imagined."

So, reading all this stuff,
well, it hits me hard,
that maybe
this grand experiment
is over.

Goodnight America,
we barely knew ya...

Burnt Orange Report: :: Stagflation Lite on the Horizon?

Burnt Orange Report: :: Stagflation Lite on the Horizon?:

"Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke may be facing a central banker's nightmare this year: what Allen Sinai, president of Decision Economics Inc. in New York, terms ``a mild dose of stagflation.''"

Bush gets to be Nixon and Carter.
I find that funny.

Monday, May 22, 2006

VH1's 'Supergroup' Debuts May 21 - Starpulse News Blog

VH1's 'Supergroup' Debuts May 21 - Starpulse News Blog: "In 'SuperGroup,' Ted Nugent, Scott Ian (Anthrax), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Evan Seinfeld (Biohazard) and Jason Bonham, are poised to re-conquer the rock world (and hopefully spread a little debauchery in the process) in the ultimate musical experiment."

The best possible outcome:

Scott Ian kills Ted Nugent in a bow hunting mishap.