Sunday, June 26, 2005

Music

Ween are releasing "Shinola Vol. 1" (a collection of odds, ends, and leftovers from around our studio and contains killer new mixes of a lot of songs that have been floating around the web in really crappy fidelity for a long time...12 songs deemed "too brown" to be put on any of their commercial CDs) on July 19th on their own Chocodog label. The CD can be Pre-Ordered here and will be available through their own site shortly.

Skeptics

Remember Flim-Flam | Slate
How to be a modern skeptic. By Daniel Engber

Religion?

Religious Gadget Thursday: The E-Meter | Gizmodo

Scientology's Prisons and Slave Labour | MetaFilter

Quotes

"So I broke both his ribs." - some girl on Spring Garden Road commenting on how she handled it when her boyfriend called her a stunned cunt.

"It's not a boob job. It's a boob career." - me commenting on the latest incarnation of Pamela Anderson on the cover some men's mag.

"Buckle tuckle." - Beth's description of a guy wearing a t-shirt that is only tucked in such a way that you can see his belt buckle.

"Who has more fun than people?" - a co-worker recalled this phrase from his youth.

Magazines

50 Best Magazines | Chicago Tribune

Note: Local magazine focusing on "Buddhism, culture, meditation, life" comes in at number 29.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Film

Broken Flowers | d. Jim Jarmusch

Note: The trailor features a great track ("My Own Memory" by Yègellé Tezeta) that I have always liked from Ethiopiques, Vol. 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale, 1969-1974.

Event

Halifax Locals

What do you get when you take one deep fry cook, four bands, six pairs of pants and one shared passion for seafood? If you're lucky, you'll get The Rolling Chowder Travelling Revue featuring BA Johnston, Windom Earle, The Intesteens, Away Ri'o and a huge assortment of other bands sailing across the Maritimes this summer in search of buried treasure and great discounts on seafood.

Sincerely,
Frank W. Peterson
President of the Rolling Chowder Chain of Family Restaurants

The Rolling Chowder Travelling Revue

1) any of various usually burrowing marine and freshwater bivalve mollusks of the class Pelecypoda, including members of the genera Venus and Mya, many of which are edible.
2) a thick soup containing fish or shellfish, especially clams, and vegetables, such as potatoes and onions, in a milk or tomato base.
3) remarkably full-featured and sturdy wheel that brings a lot to the driving experience.

In unrelated news, The Lost Tape of Dan Norman Cummings has been unearthed and digitized.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Quote

"Steve Jobs finally beats Bill Gates. And with the sale of Apple to Intel, Steve accepts the position of CEO of the Pixar/Disney/Sony Media Company." - Robert X. Cringely's prediction after the Apple/Intel partnership(I, Cringely)

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Irony

Well, I spent my lunch hour hitting three stores downtown looking for a book on productivity. I read about it in The Coast plus it seems to have set some bloggers on fire. (Note: even though I am the first to order this kind of crap off the net, I was told it was in stock at Scotia Square and I was in a want-it-now state of mind, I guess.)

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Don't Sign This

The Bring Motley Crue To Halifax, NS Petition

E-Card

BEAST BLENDER

Quote

"Of all the people I know of he is the first candidate for suicide. Because as wrong as I may be, he is in conflict with his own self and his own missed childhood and with society and with his imagination and his wrongdoings, which he cannot see as wrongdoings—if there are wrong-doings. But he's a deeply tragic figure and he touches my heart deeply...You know, I would be the one to do the definitive film on him." - Werner Herzog on Michael Jackson (Village Voice)

Music

"He makes a sound somewhere between a yodel and a hiccup." - The New York Times on Coldplay.

"It's an album so strong and so unexpected that it may change the way people hear all its predecessors. And that's just a start. Listen long enough, and this album might change the way you hear lots of other bands, too." - The New York Times on the White Stripes.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

TV Pilot

Cribs for Indie Musicians | Pernice Brothers

Celebrations

How did you celebrate National Doughnut Day yesterday?

Well, I actually missed it. Plus it might be just a US thing...

"Dear Canadian Friends of Krispy Kreme, Due to a technical error, you were sent an email regarding National Doughnut Day. This e-mail was only supposed to go to Friends of Krispy Kreme in the United States, since National Doughnut Day is a U.S. event. We are sincerely sorry for this error and hope you can bear with us as we solve the technical problems that caused this problem. We greatly value our Canadian Friends and appreciate all your support."

DVD

The League of Gentlemen - The Collection | Amazon.com