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