Saturday, February 24, 2007

I know Dylan looked quite unhappy in that last photo. I just wanted to show that he really does like dressing up as Stephanie.

stephanie and sporticus

One more thing:

Am I getting older, or is Y98 (the adult contemporary radio station) playing cooler music? It's probably some combination of the two.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

On Second Thought....

This is, like, 16 months late, but uh...

Dear Fiona Apple:

Who are you to second-guess the talents of one Mr. Jon Brion. The man can play something like forty different instruments, so I think he knows what's what in the studio.

And while I'm at it....

Dear Sony Music:

You wait for six years for an album from Ms. Apple, and you promote it by allowing her to make ONE video for the most boring song on the album? For shame!

That is all.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I'd live there.

I just found out, like, two hours ago that Lazytown exists, but apparently it's a children's show that teaches the importance of physical fitness.

So that's cool. My nephews like it, and they decided to dress up as the two main characters, Stephanie and Sporticus.


Monday, February 12, 2007

Another post about the Dixie Chicks.

Yes, I think the Grammy awards are meaningless. Every year I watch, and every year I think, "My God, just give them all to Norah Jones and be done with it."

But the truth is -- the winners see their album sales boosted almost immediately, and I couldn't be happier that my bitches the Dixie Chicks won all five categories they were nominated for. If any album deserves to sell 10 million copies, it's Taking the Long Way. (Right now, it's at about 2 million or so).

However, I wouldn't be surprised at all if the Chicks don't see a post-Grammy sales bump on next week's Billboard chart. People sure can hold a grudge, can't they?

In the "Didn't That Happen in an Episode of The Cosby Show?" category comes the story of my Valentine's Day present. Lukas found a vinyl copy of the Dreamgirls cast recording . . . the same item I was bidding on. At any rate, it has found a home on Gibson Ave.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Grizzly Bear

There is a lot of freaky shit going on in this new Grizzly Bear video.

First, there's a giant machine. I'm really not sure what it does.

Then, some guy with a big head gets stabbed with a sharp rock.

But it's okay because a creature made of stone, sand, and gems heals him...

with a gem from his/her groin.

The only thing I could concentrate on was the fact that the lead singer kinda looks like me. He drowns in that quicksand, by the way.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

I can be a complicated communicator

My love for Sharpies has declined just a tad over the past few days. While cleaning up in the office on Thursday, I was stabbed in the left eye with a maroon retractable Sharpie. That'll
teach me to sass Lukas.

(Kidding! It was totally accidental. Plus, I racked up some sympathy points. "What? Why should I take the dog out to poop? You stabbed me in the eye with a marker!")

Coincidence 1. - We watched Curb Your Enthusiasm on Wednesday, the one where Larry David stabs Ben Stiller in the eye with a skewer. I couldn't even watch that scene because I have a Rachel Green-like phobia of having my eyes touched.

Coincidence 2. - I've been listening to whitechocolatespaceegg a lot lately, especially "Big, Tall Man," which features the lyric, "My left eye hurts."

Coincidence 3. - I was searching for Left Eye footage on YouTube this week and cried upon viewing her unreleased solo video. (I loved TLC).

Here's an mp3 and a still from my new documentary I Was Stabbed in the Eye with a Sharpie.

Liz Phair - "Big, Tall Man"

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Please Forgive Me, Rose

I completely forgot that last Friday was February 2, 2007.
In other words, it was 2/2/7 Had I known, I would've Netflix'd a season or two of 227 and made a day of it.


How excited am I? I was perusing and found a listing for a movie called Spring Breakdown. All I know is that it stars so many of my favorite people: Amy Poehler, Parker Posey, Rachel Dratch, Will Arnett, Missi Pyle, and Seth Meyers. And I found a pic!

Apparently, it's about a group of thirty-something women that decide to vacation in a popular spring break destination. I'm so there, you don't even know.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

More Lily

Apparently, it's Lily Allen week. She's on SNL tonight, and her new video for "Alfie" showed up on YouTube today. It's got everything you could ever want in a video: bongs, beer, and puppet masturbation. Enjoy!

Friday, February 02, 2007

random pictures.

1. Kaya's best friend has three legs.

Kaya's Best Friend

2. I spent a couple hours replacing some pictures in my giant frame.


3-12: random

Olive Garden BreadsticksChurch signChrissie's birthdayMichaeldillydylanplacecardthe elusive david c.Alanpuppet

mp3 post.

I recently discovered that "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" is more than just the title of a throwaway "Xander episode" of Buffy the Vampire Slayer -- it's a Rodgers and Hart song. I found this out when I saw The History Boys a few weeks ago.

In the film, a young boy played by Samuel Barnett (pictured) sings the song to his fellow classmate. It's adorable.

Samuel Barnett - "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"

Another version plays over the end credits --

Rufus Wainwright - "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered"

While I'm on the subject of Rufus, this Mika character seems to be getting a lot of coverage lately, but no one really talks about how he's a Rufus-ripoff.

Still, "Grace Kelly" is a great song, even if it does remind me of Rufus Wainwright's debut single "April Fools."

Mika - "Grace Kelly"

As for music by straight people, I just got Lily Allen's Alright, Still in the mail yesterday and I'm obsessed with this U-Myx software. It allows you to mix a couple of Lily's songs and I can't stop messing with it.

You can listen to my mix by clicking on the play arrow: