June 30, 2007

You know you love it!


what do you guys think about neo rauch?

June 29, 2007

02 - Talulah Gosh - Talulah Gosh

Tallulah Bankhead's last words: Codeine... bourbon.

talulah gosh gosh talulah


Dear Fellow Titanic Survivors,

Members of this consortium have displayed remarkable restraint but
I'm going to break the spell and inject a little self-promotion.
Here's a page where I'm slipping songs to the world:


Dirty Little Millionaire is an eleven-song album of pop songs
with a folk/rock/country bent.

By the way, you can also admire my skill with the iweb.

June 28, 2007

this guy should have really used the Doobies as a backup band for a more effective advertisement

Spice Girls - Say You'll Be There

hey justin maybe this time i'll fly out to see ginger spice instead of espers. spice girls at the palace theater would be nice. dont snicker, i picked the clip that included both kung fu and g-funk with faux stevie wonder harmonica
All Five Spice Girls Reunite for World Tour
People of the world! Spice up your life! Baby, Scary, Sporty, Posh, and, yes, even Ginger Spice announced a dozen dates for a full Spice Girls reunion tour this morning at London's 02 Arena, according to various reports. Spanning six continents (better luck next time, Antarctica), the tour doesn't go down until December, presumably due to Emma "Baby Spice" Bunton's pregnancy. Wow, Babymama Spice!

Tickets for the tour will be sold via the Spice Girls website. You have to register first, and then get picked at random for the privilege of buying tickets. It's that special! Maybe they're playing, like, the Troubadour and the Knitting Factory?

Apparently, there's a greatest hits album in the works, as well as a documentary, which the gals promise will show their "gritty side." I always thought the bathroom scene in the Spiceworld film was gritty enough, but I guess maybe they swear a lot or something.

This reunion marks the first time the five Spice Girls have performed together since Geri Halliwell's departure from the group in early 1998. The remaining members, as you may or may not recall, continued on as a foursome for a short time-- issuing the unfortunately-titled Forever album in 2000-- before parting ways to focus on various solo projects.

According to their website, "girl power is back and stronger than ever." Thank god for that.

Say you'll be there (all venues TBA):

12-07 Los Angeles, CA
12-08 Las Vegas, NV
12-11 New York, NY
12-15 London, England
12-20 Cologne, Germany
12-23 Madrid, Spain
01-10 Beijing, China
01-12 Hong Kong, China
01-17 Sydney, Australia
01-20 Cape Town, South Africa
01-24 Buenos Aires, Argentina

June 26, 2007

Please Stay - Cryin Shames 1966

listening to that dennis wilson song got me thinking of the fantastic baggies who were missing parts beach boys or extra parts jan and dean . whipped into shape by the wonderful p.f. sloan anyhow i heard about them from this great mix tape by sonic boom called spacelines. i tried to find some fantastic baggies videos but no dice. my favorite track on spacelines anyway is 'please stay' by the cryin shames and i found a video complete with sympatheic intro by philadelphia's (or more specific one neighborhood over from me drexel hill's) own dick clark. n.b. produced by joe meek

June 24, 2007

Nirvana - Molly's Lips

eventually pastels begat vaselines begat eugene kelly singing his own song with the biggest group in the world at the reading festival

Shop Assistants - I Don't Want To Be Friends With You

These guys were on Steven Pastels 53rd & 3rd label. Safety Net is a better song, but this ones decent as well.

The Pastels - Worlds Of Possibility

04 - The Pastels - Crawl Babies

note at the end the man being whipped is revealed as eugene kelly part time pastel full time vaseline etc and the whipper is francis mckee fellow part time pastel and full time vaseline etc

Nini Raviolette-Suis Je Normale

hands down one of my favorite french new wave jams. (second only to maybe Chares De Goal)


telly's love is almost totalitarian...

(apologies if this clip is old news)

Darondo tells it like it is.

June 23, 2007

Bill Callahan loves Clem Coleman

Dee Dee Sharp-I Really Love You

David Vandervelde - Cocksucker Blues

Yoga Vs. Kung Fu

angel of the morning

another billie davis via christopher he is a friend of willow ave

Billie Davis-I want you to be my baby

love the carnaby street stage set. to paraphrase godard - all you need is a girl a mircophone and a handclap. christopher james smith has pushed this billie davis on me. she's a little wooden for my taste but no bad. i saw eleanor friedberger of the fiery furnaces sing in los angeles and she is the real deal. i like them alot even if tropical icy land is sort of a rip off of never marry a railroad man by the late great shocking blue. rest in peace mariska veres - now that was a frontwoman!

Tropical Iceland - Fiery Furnaces

1980 never marry a railroadman shocking blue live

send me a postcard shocking blue

June 22, 2007

proof that black teens loved the doobies

the so-called "Myths and Legends of King Arthur" on ice

This very well might be the final concert of the "Golden Age" of Prog-rock.
With just a "vague feeling" that something needed to change,
ten or twenty punk bands probably formed on the same night.

June 21, 2007

Captain Beefheart's Ten Commandments For Guitarists

a good list, regardless of your instrument.
1. LISTEN TO THE BIRDS That's where all the music comes from. Birds know everything about how it should sound and where that sound should come from. And watch hummingbirds. They fly really fast, but a lot of times they aren't going anywhere.
2. YOUR GUITAR IS NOT REALLY A GUITAR Your guitar is a divining rod. Use it to find spirits in the other world and bring them over. A guitar is also a fishing rod. If you're good, you'll land a big one.
3. PRACTICE IN FRONT OF A BUSH Wait until the moon is out, then go outside, eat a multi-grained bread and play your guitar to a bush. If the bush doesn't shake, eat another piece of bread.
4. WALK WITH THE DEVIL Old delta blues players referred to amplifiers as the "devil box." And they were right. You have to be an equal opportunity employer in terms of who you're bringing over from the other side. Electricity attracts demons and devils. Other instruments attract other spirits. An acoustic guitar attracts Casper. A mandolin attracts Wendy. But an electric guitar attracts Beelzebub.
5. IF YOU'RE GUILTY OF THINKING, YOU'RE OUT If your brain is part of the process, you're missing it. You should play like a drowning man, struggling to reach shore. If you can trap that feeling, then you have something that is fur bearing.
6. NEVER POINT YOUR GUITAR AT ANYONE Your instrument has more power than lightning. Just hit a big chord, then run outside to hear it. But make sure you are not standing in an open field.
7. ALWAYS CARRY YOUR CHURCH KEY You must carry your key and use it when called upon. That's your part of the bargain. Like One String Sam. He was a Detroit street musician in the fifties who played a homemade instrument. His song "I Need A Hundred Dollars" is warm pie. Another church key holder is Hubert Sumlin, Howlin' Wolf's guitar player. He just stands there like the Statue of Liberty making you want to look up her dress to see how he's doing it.
8. DON'T WIPE THE SWEAT OFF YOUR INSTRUMENT You need that stink on there. Then you have to get that stink onto your music.
9. KEEP YOUR GUITAR IN A DARK PLACE When you're not playing your guitar, cover it and keep it in a dark place. If you don't play your guitar for more than a day, be sure to put a saucer of water in with it.
10. YOU GOTTA HAVE A HOOD FOR YOUR ENGINE Wear a hat when you play and keep that hat on. A hat is a pressure cooker. If you have a roof on your house the hot air can't escape. Even a lima bean has to have a wet paper towel around it to make it grow.

June 20, 2007

bigfoot keeps it real


best appropriation ever!

awesome clip, despite not being a personal soldier of the lord

Kids Incorporated - Cool Places

jerry sharell and martika! replace sparks and jane weidlin . i think fergie is the short blonde

Le Vampire

kiwis know fashion

sorry for laughing

June 19, 2007

how to post mp3's

I've gotten a few questions about this, so here's what i do...

i got a free account on http://www.ezarchive.com . you get 100mb of storage space for pictures, mp3's, whatever you want (about 2 albums worth of mp3s at 96kb/s). if this isn't enough, then for a little $, you can increase the storage space. once you've uploaded something, just click on it, choose "create link" at the bottom, then click "create link" again to get onto the SECOND page of links and cut and paste the "DIRECT HOTLINK" into a new blog entry. ("direct hotlink" as opposed to "permalink", "embedded player", etc. this is assuming you want people to be able to download)

click on the following picture to see where to paste the link onto your blogspot post:

(if this doesn't make sense, sign in and pretend you're going to edit one of my posts and see what the text entry looks like.)

sometimes if the files are m4a's they have trouble downloading off of the website. check and if they're ok leave them, but ONLY if they don't work, change the extension on the original uploaded file in ezarchive from .m4a to .mp3 . then it should work. (don't ask me why..) one thing that kind of sucks is that ezarchive sometimes only allows 96 kb/s as the maximum bitrate of mp3 files (sometimes not, seemingly randomly), which is pretty shitty quality (listen to mine and you'll see...) so if you figure out a better storage solution than this one, let me know.

good luck,


not that sgt. pepper...

this one:

... whatever awesome person uploaded this clip won't allow embedding, so clickity-click:


... and pay special attention to the eventual appearance of young robin gibb-- a fawn lost in the wilderness of coke-fueled blasphemy...

(the whole movie is a riot, by the way...)

The Adult Net - Where Were You (When I Needed You)

brix smith

Donovan and Nigel Kennedy

brix smith mark e's first hot wife (who i am completely in love with ) left him for wanker violinist nigel kennedy and somehow managed to end up butchering hurdy gurdy man on irish tv in 1991 alongside its author donovan. drugs man d......r......u.......g.......s.........m.........a.......n.......

June 17, 2007

Fall + Mixtape #2

The Fall Live At the Knitting Factory, NYC, 2006:
(i decided just to include this story from t.c. into the main text from the comments section -j):
last summer my brother got married in maryland on a saturday. the fall were playing the very knitting factory gig justin posted on thursday. i was unable to get tickets. it was one of only two east coast gigs. the next one was on friday in brooklyn. the next gig after that was a 30th anniversary gig in manchester. also this was only there third gig with the new lineup as mark fired the whole band except his fetching 24 year old wife, and promoted the opening act into the (real new) fall. i couldn't miss this gig i had to go. so i went to nyc over my family's protests leaving promises that i would return after the show to leave for maryland on friday at 10:30 am. it was pouring rain out i went to my friend jackie gendels opening i was a drowned rat. i left and went to the knitting factory at 9 pm. the fall were set to play at midnight. i tried to convince the door to sell me a ticket. he said that the show is sold out, has been sold out and that i have absolutely no way of acquiring a ticket. i didnt give up. i stood outside with all the teenaged smokers by the door who were at the early all ages bouncing souls concert. i got lots of weird looks i had nothing to do. it was pouring rain. i stood and waited. there was a 11pm bus i could take back home. but then i would be on the bus going back to philly while the fall were playing. it was too depressing. i pressed on. i waited and around 10:30pm i notice a black town car pull up i had a hunch. i moved closer to the car out came elenor smith and three other dudes who i took to be the new members of the fall. she started walking around the corner so i went up to and said i really wanted to go to the show and did she have an extra ticket i could purchase. she looked at me smiled and said. "what's your name?" i said "anthony" she said, "anthony, i'll put you on the guest list."
and then she kept on and went to get a six pack which i finished before the show. when i went in i was not only fucked up but super siked. i went to the ticket window. the chick asked for my ticket i said that i was on the guest list she said the opening band had already played. i said "no, i'm on the fall's list" she thought i was crazy asked my name i told her . she took a long time to look up and then said who put you on the list. with that i said elenor and the ticket lady begrudgingly stamped my hand and i wnet in. the show was insane i was up at the front pounding my fist on the stage. mark toyed with an aggressive queer at onepoint. another point became entangled in microphone wires. lots of turning off peoples amps mid song. great. sorry this is so long, i'll wwrap up now. anyhow not only did i get in for free via mark's hot wife, i managed to snag the setlist, hang out afterwards with other crazy fall fans and the band afterward (but not mark he would nt leave the dressing room) but i also caught a 5:15am train back to philly. slept in the car to maryland. and made wedding rehearsel at 2pm.

(alt-click titles to download)
Tape (new instrumental track)
Formation FD
Bo Demmick
Pacifying joint
Sparta FC
Wrong place
Systematic abuse

Justin Mixtape 2:

(alt-click titles to download)
Long Blondes - Autonomy Boy
Durutti Column- Belgian Friends
Th' Faith Healers - Delores
Dj Assault -yo relatives
Crime Mob - I'll Beat Yo Ass
8-Bit- Im Grabbing My Nuts
Inflatable Boy Clams- Im Sorry
Einsturzende Neubauten - Jordache (jordache commercial proposal)
Barbara Streisand - Life on Mars
Chrome- March of the Rubber People
Hubble Bubble- New Promotion
BBC Radiphonic Workshop- P.I.G.S.
The Chefs- Records and Tea
Lost Boys - Renee
Nick Gilder - Tantalize
The Embassy- Time's Tight
Dr. John - Walk on Gilded Splinters
Deuce - What I Hate Most is Hip Hop
Deuce - What I Like Most is Hip Hop
Moldy Peaches - Who's got the crack (live)
The Fall- Who makes the Nazis


Television Personalities - She Can Stop Traffic (remix)

and she's mine

remix by black dice

Mark E Smith reads the football results

Theme from (Athens Vs.) Sparta FC

June 16, 2007

June 15, 2007


June 14, 2007

I think I need a tudor

Hello my homies.
How do I post youtube stuff?

June 13, 2007

not this blood sausage:

this blood sausage:

what law am i breaking now

found this via thrillist.com:
"Independent Features Online Movie Contest
[Thrillist - Indie Features] The Museum of the Moving Image is hosting a month-long 1970s horror fest in Queens,but if you're too terrified to even leave your computer, you can watch over 200 indie flicks on IF's website, then vote for the one you think deserves a full-scale Tribeca premiere (which the aforementioned terror'll keep youfrom attending).
Blow off work at IndependentFeatures.com"

the other arthur lee

... arthur harper lee, that is. or just "arthur". like my cat. and my favorite whimsical alcoholic.

the song is called "sunshine soldier." blogger isn't letting me attach a hyperlink to text for some reason. it's very frustrating. so here's the raw link...

sunshine soldier

(also, lemme know if this mp3 link works... i'm new to ezarchive too...)

June 11, 2007


hope this works!:

altered images: i could be happy


June 10, 2007

note to justin and dan

you guys can edit the template of this blog and add links to the sidebar if you want. i think you can, anyway...

June 8, 2007

June 7, 2007

Pickle Surprise Weirdness Supreme

The Lion Dance fight in Dreadnought

ok, this is my first time ever posting a youtube clip... hope it works...

June 6, 2007

June 2, 2007