Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Band Aid live on Top of the Pops




Keep your eye out for the Jam's Paul Weller, who somehow can mimic Bono to the point of sounding exacly like him! Imagine what "Going Underground" would have sounded like if U2 would have covered it???


Band Aid Live, "Do They Know It's Christmas?"


(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUPRruCzyYI)

Tonight, thank God it's them, instead of you...



BandAid, "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgdCWgeJzGs)

Kim Wilde: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree






Kim Wilde and Mel Smith, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"



(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDazjAyL-jA)

(BTW: This looks like a singles-only release. I can only find mention of it as a Comic Relief release in 1987 on the 10 Records label, and it only charted in the UK)

Holiday Video-a-palooza

I'm going to start posting all the interesting Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa goodness I can find, starting today:



Wham: Last Christmas


(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06rlB0Kw3fw)

Should Have Read This Last Thursday



Thanksgiving Prayer
by William S Burroughs

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7Z_08o108E)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Kid's Tattoo Parlor Kit



Tattoo Parlor


Open up your very own pretend play tattoo parlor. This easy-to-use tattoo maker kit includes an electronic tattoo pen and funky stencils. Using soft, safe pulsating action, the tattoo pen creates realistic, washable designs with dramatic effects. Requires two AA batteries (not included).


(http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000HVRNKM/downandoutint-20)

Space Food Sticks


The Space Food Stick Preservation Society offers up reformulated Space Food Sticks to Generation X'ers and their insatiable demand for all things ironic. Order your case TODAY!
(http://www.spacefoodsticks.com/spacefood/index.html)

Monday, October 02, 2006

Not even on a dare





.....alright, maybe on a dare........

Friday, September 15, 2006

Eyes on the Prize on DVD

It looks like the licensing issues have been worked out and, finally, Eyes on the Prize will be available on both DVD and VHS October 24, 2006
PBS Teacher's Shop

That Poor Hotdog's family...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkgbDc5Xzuw

Jackson 5 on Carol Burnett



Bedazzled! (which always has great, great stuff) has posted a clip from the Carol Burnett show, featuring the Jackson 5:
http://bedazzled.blogs.com/bedazzled/2006/09/jackson_5_on_th.html

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Friday, August 11, 2006

When You're having more than one...

Great TV ad featuring Edd Kalehoff (composer of the Price is Right Theme) and his Moog synthesizer, hawking the delicious taste of Schaefer Beer



(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1hrYSjudj8)

Monday, July 31, 2006

Paul Talks about Tap

Very old David Letterman where Paul Schaffer talks about his part in This Is Spinal Tap:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fUq44LHgUc

Friday, July 21, 2006

Replacements on Saturday Night Live

Don't know how long this one will last:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2-RJuIRAaw

If anyone knows where you can see "Kiss Me On the Bus," let me know

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Today's rotation (20 songs from the iPod today)

1) Sylvie Lewis - All His Exes
2) Earth, Wind, & Fire - Shining Star
3) The Clash - King of the Road
4) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Art Star
5) The Buzzcocks - Raison D'etre
6) The Smiths - Accept Yourself
7) Johnny Hollow - People Are Strange
8) Nick Drake - Parasite
9) Shearwater - The World in 1984
10) Peter Plegvad & Andy Partridge - Beetle
11) Oasis - Cast No Shadow
12) Whipper Snappers - Stairway to Heaven
13) Led Zeppelin - Carouselambra
14) The Who - Glow Girl
15) Ferrante & Teicher - Midnight Cowboy
16) David Bowie - Fall Dog Bombs the Moon
17) Udokotela Shange Namajaha - Awungilobolele ( Can You Pay Lobola for Me )
18) The Byrds - Nothing Was Delivered
19) Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (Single Mix)
20) Tom Waits - Old Shoes (& Picture Postcards)

日本語 は 困難 です


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5qoMfBJUeI

I Love Local Government

City Council meetings are much more fun than you think:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_Ebzlx6toA

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Today's Rotation (20 Songs I heard Today

1) You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
2) I May Hate You Sometimes - The Posies
3) Yozakura Oshichi - Fuyumi Sakamoto
4) Instrumental - Nick Drake
5) Dead Dog Records (part 3) - Negativeland
6) Don't Pass Me By - The Beatles
7) Dancin' Baby - The Jaguars
8) Ponta De Areia - Earth, Wind, & Fire
9) Idiotque - Radiohead
10) My Generation - The Who
11) High Fidelity - Elvis Costello
12) William Shatner - Celebrities At Their Worst
13) Chump - Green Day
14) Wayfaring Stranger - Neko Case
15) Torchlight - Ellen Foley
16) Scar - Missy Higgins
17) Revolution Rock - Los Faulosos Cadillacs
18) 27 Hours - Deadstring Brothers
19) He Was Really Saying Something - Earl Van Dyke
20) Boogaloo Down Broadway - Fantastic Johnny C

Name that Tune????











It's the GUITAR FACE picture archive!
(http://blog.wfmu.org/photos/guitar_face/index.html)

Monday, May 22, 2006

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Beverly Cleary on NPR




Children's author Beverly Cleary (Ramona, Henry Huggins) is interviewed on NPR:


http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5412217

Friday, April 28, 2006

The Fuccons



So there's this new blog, TV In Japan.
As you can imagine, I'm hooked. One of the few regrets I have is not taping more TV when I lived there; it's truly some of the most bizzare entertainment out there.
"Oh Mikey!" is just one such example, and TV In Japan has a great posting: almost 35 minutes of video.
Prepare to be wowed!

I also urge you to visit the Blog and check out the ton of other stuff out there.

(http://tvinjapan.blogspot.com/2006/04/oh-mikey-my-all-time-favorite-tv-in.html)

TV In Japan: http://tvinjapan.blogspot.com

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Today's Rotation (20 Songs I heard Today)

Back by Popular demand:

1) The People’s Limousine – Elvis Costello (King of America Bonus Tracks)
2) Non Alignment Pact – Pere Ubu
3) Countin’ On a Miracle (Acoustic) – Bruce Springsteen
4) Fairy of the Lake – Yonderboi (The Chill-Out Album Vol. 3)
5) Signs – The Five Man Electrical Band
6) I’m Leavin’ You Baby – Junior Kimbrough
7) Hang Down Your Heads – Tom Waits
8) Problem Child – The Damned
9) Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On – The Temptations
10) Souled Out – Tower of Power
11) Is That All There Is? – Fire Water
12) Indoor Fireworks – Nick Lowe
13) Sunny South Kensington – Donovan
14) Next Big Thing – The Dictators
15) Social Champion – Reptile House
16) The Motorcade Sped On – Steinski and Mass Media
17) First In Line – Elvis
18) The Crow – DJ Food
19) Jesus Is Whispering Now – The Louvin Brothers
20) Dumbest Magnets – Dolly Varden

Heh, heh, heh. He said Bastard


What could be better than Beavis and Butthead watching the Replacements' great video, "Bastards of Young?"
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2YAq0e5Bho)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Fuel Economy

Gas prices, MPG ratings for various cars, and other Fuel Economy stuff from the EPA.

Fuel Economy

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Pimp my snack



That's an After Eight by the way.

Pimp my Snack: jumbo, and I mean JUMBO size candy bars and other treats
(http://www.pimpmysnack.com/gallery.php)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Maps of Religious affiliations throughout the US



Very interesting site with maps of various religious affiliations all around the US


Map Gallery of Religion in the United States


(http://www.valpo.edu/geomet/geo/courses/geo200/religion.html)

iTod

Reality footage found on a videotabe in a camcorder from a pawn shop.

iTod

Happy Easter!


Who is this guy?

What's the matter, don't you recognize the Easter Bunny?

Maybe it would be easier if he was slugging the back of your head!

(http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060417/NEWS01/60417009/1075)

Jim Diamond's case against White Stripes to go to court



It's kind of sad that it came to this, but I actually think Jim has a point here. I've been in enough recording sessions to know how important the producer and engineer can be to the creative process, and it's no secret that the White Stripes' sound owes a whole heck of a lot to Jim's ear.
I was a big fan of one Jim Diamond's earlier bands, The Wayouts, and would give a lot to have copies of some Christmas songs he and the other Wayouts recorded one year (1988?) and played on East Lansing radio.


The Detroit News
(http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060416/ENT01/604160344/1001)

More on The Final Countdown

So if you didn't get your fill of bombastic hair bands with the previous post, here's a Dutch documentary (rockumentary, if you will) all about Europe and their hit:

Part I


Part II

Part III

The Death of Hair Metal - LIVE!!!




As if I didn't hate this song enough...



PS Watch for the roadie in the hot pink shorts.....
(The Final Countdown)

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw8sNoodIDk)

Monday, April 17, 2006

Dungeon Escape!

Remember Dragon's Lair? Wish you could get back every dollar you wasted on that piece of crap game?
Dungeon Escape does it for free.

(http://www.studiohunty.com/dungeon/)

SEWER COVER THROW RUGS




FEET FIRST - SEWER COVER THROW RUGS

Boing Boing: GW Bush's iPod contains "illegal" (according to RIAA) music

Boing Boing: GW Bush's iPod contains "illegal" (according to RIAA) music

GreaseMonkeyUserScripts - An Unnamed MoinMoin Wiki

GreaseMonkeyUserScripts - An Unnamed MoinMoin Wiki

Another interesting sounding book




21st-Century Smallholder : From Window Boxes to Allotments: How to Go Back to the Land Without Leaving Home

Getting off the Grid




Solar Battery Recharger:

This new solar battery recharger takes a good idea and makes it just about perfect. Angle its adjustable high-efficiency solar cells to take maximum advantage of the sun's free energy, and it renewably recharges AA, AAA, C and D batteries without cords or costs, which makes it perfect for camping. A versatile design charges different sizes simultaneously, and a display meter shows the strength of the sun and the estimated charge time, which ranges from one hour for AA or AAA cells to 18 hours for D cells. 2 1/3'H x 6¾'W x 4¾'D. China."


(http://www.gaiam.com/retail/product.asp?product%5Fid=17-0298)

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

20 years removed from battle, knight defends honor in Joust

Today, Steve Sanders is a trial attorney from Kansas City. A middle-aged married guy with four sons. A Sunday school teacher.

When he was 18, though, he was the king of the arcade. Growing up in Clinton, Mo., Sanders held the world’s best scores in games such as Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. Heck, he wrote the manual on playing Donkey Kong. (You can get a used copy of The Video Master’s Guide to Donkey Kong for $25 on Amazon.com.)

His joystick skills landed him on ABC-TV’s “That’s Incredible” and the pages of Life magazine.

More? Follow the link below:

Kansas City Star | 04/10/2006 | 20 years removed from battle, knight defends honor in Joust

Chuck Berry "Hail!" DVD slated for June 27 release - Yahoo! News

Chuck Berry "Hail!" DVD slated for June 27 release - Yahoo! News

New Prius to Have 113mpg Target - Jalopnik


New Prius to Have 113mpg Target - Jalopnik

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Thursday, March 30, 2006

'99 Red Balloons' Video to Air for an Hour



NEW YORK - They're kidding, right? VH1 Classic will present a full hour of the English and German music videos for the 1984 hit "99 Luftballons," aka "99 Red Balloons," by German rock group Nena.

The music video presentation, to air Sunday (2 p.m. EST), caps off the cable channel's "Pay to Play for Hurricane Katrina Relief," which raised over $200,000 for Mercy Corps, a humanitarian relief organization.

Viewers could request one video to be played on VH1 Classic for every $25 donation. For a $35,000 donation, they could select an hour's worth of music videos from the 1960s through the early 1990s.

However, one viewer chose something different for his allotted hour, requesting continuous playing of "99 Luftballons," said VH1 spokeswoman Maura Wozniak.

"99 Luftballons" is a Cold-War era protest song that tells the story of 99 red balloons floating into the air, triggering an apocalypse when the military sends planes to intercept them.

Pish Dolls!

Ace of Spades is a must-see!
http://www.pishdolls.co.uk/home.html

Better than Manna from Heaven!




Pat's Age-Defying Protein Pancakes
can:

* Combat the build-up of plaque in your blood vessels and arteries
* Provide complex carbohydrates to keep your system running at its best
* Provide an excellent source of energy and essential fatty acids, important for good heart health
* Help protect against breast, uterine and prostate cancer
*Topple Hugo Chavez


(http://cbn.com/communitypublic/pancakes.asp)

$500....for a damn doll!



* Real 14 karat gold chain
* Real GFK Robe
* Gold Chalice with Swarovski crystals
* Each doll will include a Ghostface Killah Doll mixtape dy a world-famous DJ tba
* Real 14 karat gold avenging eagle accessory (extra)
* Each collector will have a 1 in 500 chance to spend a day with Ghostface Killah himself
* Each Doll will come in a limited edition gold sealed box
* Ghostface Killah is fully involved in all aspects of the project from manufacturing to promotion
* Each Doll speaks original recordings of Ghostface Killah catch-phrases


Ghostface Killah Doll

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Interesting documentary




http://www.genuinehuman.com/friends_seen_and_unseen.html


He lives on audio tapes, passed through a vast underground fraternity. His sermons have become a "secret handshake" uniting the famous, infamous and unknown.

Friends Seen and Unseen, the debut documentary from genuine human productions chronicles the true story of the Prophet Omega, an obscure radio evangelist in Nashville, Tennessee. Preaching the word from his apartment, number Q258, Omega's identity has never been revealed - until now.
In its guide to the 2000 Nashville Independent Film Festival, the Nashville Scene wrote:

"This half-hour documentary may be the festival's most eagerly anticipated film … (it) should attract every musician in town."

The prediction was true.

Friends Seen and Unseen

Monday, March 20, 2006

Is there anything not on the Internet?


After finding this, I'm guessing not.