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Dec. 6th, 2008 | 05:09 pm

More here

I've always found these riff rip-offs (riffoffs, perhaps?) somewhat hard to believe. But at the same time, they are uncannily similar. Here's another old favourite, featuring the somewhat odd pairing of Arch Enemy and Blue Oyster Cult, in what I'd like to believe is merely a happy coincidence.

[On the other hand, there's no topping the awesome schmuckage that is Nickelback ripping themselves off. In case you're wondering, those are two different songs on the left/right channels]

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Carbonated Democracy

Nov. 24th, 2008 | 12:31 pm

Courtesy of this rather singular marketing strategy, you have five more hours to get yourself this, if you're so inclined (unless you're Slash or Buckethead apparently, which I grant you is unlikely, particularly since I'm Buckethead).

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Sarah Palin, comedic genius.

Nov. 21st, 2008 | 08:56 pm


How fantastically surreal. It's like one of those old Tim Conway sketches where the central character is the straight man and something bizarre plays out in the background.

If they ever make a movie out of all this, I want Steve Buscemi playing guy-who-stuffs-turkey-in-wood-chipper (what the hell is that thing anyway?)

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Zen Claude Van Damme

Nov. 16th, 2008 | 01:33 am
music: The sound of awesomeness

This evening, I was on Wikipedia looking up JCVD (which, incidentally, seems like an oddly intriguing film), when I chanced upon this fabulous page.

Now, I don't know about the veracity of those 'unsourced' quotes, but man, there's some good stuff there. 

T'as pas besoin d'un flash quand tu photographies un lapin qui a déjà les yeux rouges.
Translation: You don't need a flash to photograph a rabbit that already has red eyes.

Si tu travailles avec un marteau-piqueur pendant un tremblement de terre, désynchronise-toi, sinon tu travailles pour rien.
Translation: If you work with a jackhammer during an earthquake, stop, otherwise you are working for nothing.

Un biscuit ça n'a pas de spirit, c'est juste un biscuit. Mais, avant c'était du lait, des oeufs. Et, dans les oeufs, il y a la vie potentielle.
Translation: A cookie has no soul, it's just a cookie. But before it was milk and eggs. And in eggs there's the potential for life.

These are the discoveries that make me happy.

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Motherjane - Maktub.

Sep. 28th, 2008 | 01:03 pm

Well, the album's out.

They're following the Radiohead 'pay what you want' principle, which seems to have worked out pretty well for Yorke and friends. I'm not sure how successful this will be for Motherjane, but for what it's worth, I would definitely recommend checking it out. I downloaded it this morning and having listened to it a few times, I quite like it. They've adopted a more fusiony angle on this album, which works reasonably well. While I'm probably still partial to their first record, Maktub is defintely growing on me. If anyone's looking for a song recommendation, I'd suggest using 'Mindstreet' as an entry point. It's a reworked version of a song from their first album, and will probably give you a good idea of what the album sounds like.

Take a listen.

[Edit, after a few more listens: Start with Chasing the Sun]

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Dive of Death! Oooooh.

Sep. 27th, 2008 | 08:12 pm

Did anybody catch this?

In the latest installment of the 'Watch David Blaine Do Retarded Shite' show, the vaguely annoying magician attempted to fly into the core of the Sun, returning to Earth bearing the secrets of the Sun People.

Actually, he attempted to hang upside down for three days. Or not.

Be that as it may, the fairly lame spectacle was supposed to end with the rather ominous 'Dive of Death'. Here's how the thing was billed.

And having set that up, here's what happened.

My favourite bit is at about the 3:00 mark. Respect to the announcer for resolutely sticking to his 'escape into the atmosphere' brief.

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It is written.

Sep. 26th, 2008 | 05:03 pm

Watch this space.

I loved Insane Biography, and this new record sounds brilliant. I very highly recommend this.

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Sep. 3rd, 2008 | 08:35 pm

Two things have greatly surprised me today.

(a) That one of the first members of Carcass was an individual known simply as 'Sanjiv'.

(b) That after years, I can actually get past Track #1 of a new Metallica album. I shall say no more, since it's entirely possible I'm giving them far too much credit merely for exceeding my embarrassingly low expectations. I'll just point out that, if nothing else, the album is worth listening to simply to hear the trademark 'adding-a-syllable-to-a-word Hetfield-isms'. "Waiting for the oooooonnnnneeee-AH!." Good stuff.

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Give that man a coconut.

May. 2nd, 2008 | 11:42 pm

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson. Mayor of London. A resounding victory for comedy. Huzzah!


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(Insert bad ‘cat’s out of the bag’ pun here)

Mar. 31st, 2008 | 11:33 am

Remember this post, kids?

(Just so you don't have to wade through the multitude of entries on this active and oft-updated journal, it's two posts below this one).

Well, having taken Garfield's thought bubbles out, I suppose it was only a matter of time before someone purged the strip of that damn cat. Here you go.

I'm really getting a kick out of all this, y'know.

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