Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
"No conventional music videos were initially released from Kid A, but 30-seconds-long short films called "blips" were set to its music. The blips were shown between segments on MTV, occasionally as TV commercials for the album, and were distributed free from Radiohead's website. Each blip was made by one of two collectives: The Vapour Brothers or Shynola. Most blips were animated, often inspired by Stanley Donwood's album artwork, and have been seen as stories of nature reclaiming civilisation from uncontrollable biotechnology and consumerism."
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
this a-hole claims he's from new hampshire. damn right:
"The veteran rocker, who has spoken openly about his drug and alcohol problems in the past, told NBC's "Today" show that he blacked out in an Asuncion hotel shower because he was suffering "Montezuma's revenge" not because he had fallen off the wagon."
hopefully stevey tyler, formerly a member of the toxic twins, can someday end up back in sunnape new hampshire where he can get black-out drunk and snort thrice-cut cocaine without tmz breathing down his neck.
live free or die.
there is nobody, repeat nobody, more of a disgusting political whore than rick perry.
matt taibbi wrote an excellent article on perry's sluttiness.
are you kidding me? although i applaud his nihilistic, drunken tendencies i hope he stays the hell out of my blessed state.
and who the fuck is that a-hole who claims "in new hampshire we call that liquid gold (maple syrup)" nobody has ever said that.
holy shit. this is a straight up highlights magazine back-page.
i play the clip, you tell me what's wrong here.. wow.
the comedy always heats up during election years..
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Here are the decisions he made about what to do with his riches:
1. I would first pay all my taxes. I told the guy who did my 1040 not to declare any deductions other than the mortgage and to pay the full federal, state and city tax rate. I proudly contributed nearly 1 million dollars for the privilege of being a citizen of this great country.
2. Of the remaining $2 million, I decided to divide it up the way I once heard the folksinger/activist Harry Chapin tell me how he lived: "One for me, one for the other guy." So I took half the money -- $1 million -- and established a foundation to give it all away.
3. The remaining million went like this: I paid off all my debts, paid off the debts of some friends and family members, bought my parents a new refrigerator, set up college funds for our nieces and nephews, helped rebuild a black church that had been burned down in Flint, gave out a thousand turkeys at Thanksgiving, bought filmmaking equipment to send to the Vietnamese (my own personal reparations for a country we had ravaged), annually bought 10,000 toys to give to Toys for Tots at Christmas, got myself a new American-made Honda, and took out a mortgage on an apartment above a Baby Gap in New York City.
4. What remained went into a simple, low-interest savings account. I made the decision that I would never buy a share of stock (I didn't understand the casino known as the New York Stock Exchange and I did not believe in investing in a system I did not agree with).
5. Finally, I believed the concept of making money off your money had created a greedy, lazy class who didn't produce any product, just misery and fear among the populace. They invented ways to buy out companies and then shut them down. They dreamed up schemes to play with people's pension funds as if it were their own money. They demanded companies keep posting record profits (which was accomplished by firing thousands and eliminating health benefits for those who remained). I made the decision that if I was going to earn a living, it would be done from my own sweat and ideas and creativity. I would produce something tangible, something others could own or be entertained by or learn from. My work would create employment for others, good employment with middle class wages and full health benefits.I haven't been downtown to Occupy Oakland and to be honest haven't really engaged in any serious political thought since college. I didn't even vote in the last election. Everything seemed too far removed and too far gone and participating a waste of my time. The Occupy Wall Street and especially the Occupy Oakland topic is inescapable at this point. People seem to be pretty adamant about protesting until something gets done, whatever that may be. I seriously hope we are in the midst of some actual change, not the fake Obama change.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
and smokestack's and matty's new band big long now got a fresh demo tape. i took the liberty of making sure theyre on the youtubes:
Monday, October 24, 2011
Saw these guys last Saturday at a 400 person club 7 blocks from my house. Fucking awesome, possibly the most incredible live sound I have ever heard. Ass-ripping rock n' roll outa some off the sickest riggage. Check em.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
i had never read about this photo before..
"Ten years on, this is becoming one of the iconic photographs of 9/11, yet its history is strange and tortuous. Hoepker, a senior figure in the renowned Magnum photographers' co-operative, chose not to publish it in 2001 and to exclude it from a book of Magnum pictures of that horribly unequalled day. Only in 2006, on the fifth anniversary of the attacks, did it appear in a book, and then it caused instant controversy. The critic and columnist Frank Rich wrote about it in the New York Times. He saw in this undeniably troubling picture an allegory of America's failure to learn any deep lessons from that tragic day, to change or reform as a nation: "The young people in Mr Hoepker's photo aren't necessarily callous. They're just American."
whole article here!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
The Bruins Foxwoods bar tab the night they got back from taking the stanley cup. Look towards the bottom and you'll see the $100,000 30 Liter bottle of champagn they bought to chug out of the cup. Imagine the havoc that was wrecked on the floor of the casino when the liquor started thinkin.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
P.S. rappin rodney = best halloween idea ever
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I should have prefaced my previous post with this one as the motivation for purchasing the boombox. I was gently petting myself on the couch pondering my upcoming halloween costume, and BAM!
Like a bolt of lightning Rodney jumped off the record hanging on my wall. I'd purchase the boombox, record the Rodney record onto a tape, dress appropriately, visit a tanning salon, chainsmoke, and Jam to Rodney all night long. Happy Fucking Halloween.
Oh, and by the way... Did you know this album won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album in 1983? The most well-deserved Grammy in history.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Hmmm... doesn't seem like the new album will be able to shake a fuzzy tip at Cross, but hopefully it brings some glimpse of the joy that was had jamming to Cross at the Toast House drunk as blood. Actually this song is kinda lame. Bummer, but oh well I wasn't really expecting them to even release another album.
Is the era of P.I. over? Is a make-over in order? Has Nick stopped drinking and trolling? Please tell me no.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Bull semen spill causes scare, closes highway
"NASHVILLE, Tenn (Reuters) - A spill of frozen bull semen bound for a breeder in the state of Texas triggered a scare on Tuesday that temporarily shut down a U.S. interstate highway during the morning rush hour.
The incident began when the driver of a Greyhound bus carrying the freight alerted the fire department he had lost a part of his load while negotiating the ramp on a highway near Nashville.
"We didn't know what it was, but we were told (the canisters) were non-toxic," said Maggie Lawrence, a fire department spokeswoman.
When firefighters arrived on the ramp, they saw "four small propane-sized canisters (that) began to emit a light vapor," Lawrence said.
In addition to the vapor, the canisters also let off an unpleasant odor and the ramp was closed while emergency personnel tried to determine what was in the containers.
The bus driver turned around to retrieve the canisters. Once emergency personnel learned the smoking canisters were nothing hazardous and that they simply contained frozen bull semen that had been stored on dry ice, Tennessee Department of Transportation and fire department workers cleared the ramp."
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Apparently these two idiots are the latest craze in Britain. Unfortunately, they're Irish. We thought Beiber was bad. Their name? A conjugation of thier names, Jed and Eward. Their Hit? An Ice-Ice Baby rehash with the Ice-man himself. The marketing mastermind behind that trick should be given a shit-medal. Thank god we fucked off mother Queen. I tried to upload a video but I'm at work and the Tubes are clogged from everyone around me actually doing work.
i never even knew this existed. a 1973 concert/doc film directed by none other than D.A. Pennebaker. the film chronicles the last time bowie would perform as his ziggy stardust alter ego. how in the hell was this almost 40 years ago?
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
A statement from police in Beaumont, Texas, said officers saw a large crowd outside The Ticket night club just after 2 a.m., and received complaints of fights and pepper spray inside.
An officer saw about 50 people inside around Perkins, who police said was attempting to fight the club's manager. The statement said the crowd pushed Perkins out the back door of the club, where he continued to yell obscenities and start other fights.
Perkins was arrested and taken to Jefferson County jail. According to KFDM-TV, which first reported the incident, he was released after posting $150 bond. The misdemeanor charges are punishable by fines.
Perkins' agent Thad Foucher declined to comment about his client's arrest.
Perkins was in the city about 90 minutes east of Houston hosting a camp that raises money for his foundation, which aims to help children learn life skills and drug awareness.
I love that last part about why he was in Houston.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
If you've read the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test then you'll probably want to see this documentary. The guys who made it unearthed and edited down 40 hours of footage shot of the Ken Kesey lead bus trip on "Furthur" across America. The trailer doesn't really make it look too great but I think it's gunna be rad to see what Neal Cassidy, who always seemed a mystical character, was like in real life. Opens Friday.
a long soundcheck but still epic..
i'm not even a big p.j. harvey fan but she murders 120 minutes..
the rentals - friends of p always remember this video for some reason...
more headbanger's ball:
black sabbath black sabbath:
far and away the best sonic youth song.
excerpt is from a film titled "1991: the year punk broke".
i searched high and wide for the film but could not find a legit version to present to our humble readers.
all i can find is this epic opening sequence to the film..
Sunday, July 31, 2011
for a brief moment comedy central was allowed to document the actual friar's club roasts. now they hold their own shitty roasts that aren't as funny..
dave attell is great:
"it's got a great beat and it always makes you hungry.."
i'm sorry but i have heard this song on my commute home from work at least 5 times in the last week.
i'm god damn sick of n.p.r and this debt-ceiling b/s. and when the college stations ain't doin' it i'm stuck with "classic" rock.
once that chorus hits though... my fist is pumping, sitting at a dead stop, smoking cigarettes in shitty traffic..
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
"Steve Jobs is now more liquid than Uncle Sam.
While it’s highly unlikely that President Barack Obama is looking to ask the founder and chief executive of Apple Inc. for a loan, it became a fact as of Thursday afternoon — the world’s largest technology company now has more cash on hand than the most powerful democracy on Earth has spending room.
As Republicans and Democrats continue to work towards a compromise to the country’s debt ceiling crisis, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Thursday that Washington now has a total operating balance of only US$73.768-billion.
Meanwhile, Apple currently boasts a cash reserve of US$75.876-billion, as of its most recent quarterly earnings report at the end of June.
Of course, the numbers aren’t directly comparable; the government’s number represents how much financial headroom it has before bumping up against an arbitrary debt ceiling, while Apple’s cash reserve represents the pile of money the Cupertino, California-based company has available on its balance sheet.
Still, the numbers show just how powerful Apple has become since the launch of the iPhone in 2007. Earlier this week, shares of Apple began trading North of US$400 on the Nasdaq Stock Market for the first time in the company’s history.
Apple’s market capitalization currently stands at US$363.25-billion, making it the second largest company on the planet, after Exxon Mobil."
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
it's a small world. nice.
space mountain. im always a sucker for the action shots. right at the most exciting part.
maybe after a couple laps of space mountain. nice hustle out there kid.
amazing! recent shots from his trip to disney land (wtf?). I have to admit, i feel a bit douchey bloggin pics i found on the faceborg. but PI seems to need a quick pick me up after a lil inactivitivity. for the blog. for your health!
Friday, July 15, 2011
and i found this little doozy for 50 cents at a thrift store in downtown culver:
thank me later for mr. kemp...
brand new tyler the creator and pusha t:
screw tyler, pusha t's first verse is the best part of this track..
this holy ghost track is a bit of old news but hot damn, a solid $3 12 inch:
Sunday, July 10, 2011
the day before I left Santa Cruz last weekend I went hunting with a friend for a pool we had been hearing talk about. After searching the backroads and woods for a while we finally stumbled upon the above pictured pool. We had the place to ourselves for about an hour and got to know the steep ass trannys and got a few lines over the light where it says "live free or die." Then just as we were getting to leave a couple of guys rolled up the hill and one of 'em looked awfully familiar. When he introduced himself as 'Rick', it dawned on me I was shaking hands with skate legend Rick McCrank. About 5 minutes later a whole bunch of dudes emerged from the trail. It was the whole Es Shoes skateboard team including John Rattray, Ben Raemers, Rodrigo TX, Kellen James, and Bobby Worrest. My friend and I took a seat and watched the shredding ensue. Never have I been so bummed I didn't have my camera. The picture above is from the session and is stolen from the Es twitter.
worlds most dedicated fan? or a man who's going to get his knees bashed in due to gambling debts? as always.. YOU MAKE THE CALL!!!
according to the youtube comments section (which rivals wikipedia in its reliablility), this video "is the reaction of a River Plate fan (one of the best soccer teams in south america) to being relegated for the first time in their history to the second division of argentina's soccer."
I think we were all just as animated during each game of the celtics/heat series. I know I was.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
AC green's greatest moment as a laker, missing a pass from magic, then lucky enough to draw the foul
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
i'm still pissed that my favorite childhood cartoon landed in the hands that armageddon shithead..