Tuesday, March 18, 2008

On and connected!

So. Much. Awesome:

You can't front on that. Thanks for letting me know about them, Fraction.

I made corned beef and cabbage for my friends last night, it was also awesome.

And I ran three miles.

Since I have stopped smoking I have returned to the self I seemed to have forgotten six months ago when I started, which is REALLY neat and weird. I forgot what an incredible chatterbox I am, and how fun it is to talk to people I don't know, and blah blah blah blah blah and I'm ridiculously productive at work and feels like I had some kind of yellow tar colored shell on all goddamn winter!

Like wow, man. Okay, back to the workin.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Oh you gotta learn to shut up

The Editors:

If you pull down a six- or seven-figure salary working in a cushy media job, and especially if you spend time in a makeup chair before putting on your gossipy news “show”, you forfeit the right to speak for the “working class”, or anybody who has a real job, ever again. If your made-up face on your catty chat show is beamed down to normal people from far-out satellites, you are basically a Mick Ronson riff away from being Ziggy Stardust, and should probably work on coming to grips with that, rather than imagining that you are somehow the authentic proletariat. You’re a freaky moonage rich person in spaced-out freaky daydreamland, man. Deal with it.

Oh I don't know how we'd survive 2008 without the Poor Man Institute.

Actually, that reminds me. A lot of people say shit like "I don't know how we're going to survive if ___" and usually ___ is filled with "another Republican is elected," and I know I am ever the annoying optimist, but seriously:

Fuck that. I don't know about you, but I'm not one to just pack up my shit and go home.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

PATH Train mutha fuckaaaaa

Friday night I was headed back into NYC from a visit to some galleries in Jersey City. And there was only one train *pssshhhhh* running *pssssssshhhhh* delayed twenty minutes *psshhhhhh* world trade center train *pssssshhhh* signal work *psssshh*

I swear the station announcer was fucking drunk when he recorded the message, he really sounded like it, and the crap PA system didn't help either. And after one World Trade Center train rolled by in Grove St while some 5 had gone towards Newark and no 33rd street trains turned up, and I had been standing there half an hour trying to decipher the message, I figured out he was trying to tell us there was only one train going to the city, the WTC train.

Everybody else stayed on the platform waiting for the 33rd. Except the two girls I was standing nearby, I said "this is the only train, you should get on."

Signs everywhere commemorating the 100th anniversary of that crap rail road. And then the very next night, Saturday night? The whole things shits itself.

I am not a fan of the PATH train.

Monday, March 10, 2008

If this isn't making sense, that doesn't make it lies

The title song "Superunknown" from Sound Garden's record of the same name is an amazing monster of truly freakish psychedelic groove metal. There's nothing grunge about it. It's a monster, and it's probably the best track on the whole record. I haven't listened to this in a damn long time, it beats the bejeezus out of "Fell On Black Days", if you get me.

Saturday, March 08, 2008


We got our first review, in Jersey Beat.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Spreading it around:

On the streets are signs that say:

Welcome to Jersey City!

I'll be there from around 7 on to check out all my friends' shows (Strange Country, People Places Things) and to see Joe Waks' new stuff over at 58. McLandscapes FTW.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

McCain knocking off the Navajos?

It appears that Senator John McCain has been systematically engaged in a "genocide" of sorts against the Navajo (Di'neh) People in his home state of Arizona.

Trent Reznor Has His Shit Together

Ghosts I-IV is out. Trent is really pushing the future of the industry here, with lessons learned from his release of that Saul Williams record.

And yes, I'm definitely going to throw him at least $5 for the full download.

Check out the pricing he's got up for order the new record:

Ghosts I-IV is available in multiple digital and physical formats. Select the items you would like to order using the check boxes, then choose CONTINUE.
$5 Download
Ghosts I-IV
All 36 tracks in a variety of digital formats including a 40 page PDF. more info
$0 Download
Ghosts I
The first 9 tracks from the Ghosts I-IV collection available as high-quality, DRM-free MP3s, including the complete PDF. more info

No credit card or payment information is required for this download.
$10 2XCD set
Ghosts I-IV on two audio CDs in a six panel digipak package with a 16 page booklet. more info

Pre-order, to be shipped April 8, 2008. INCLUDES immediate full download in a variety of digital formats.
$70 Deluxe Edition Package
Ghosts I-IV in a hardcover fabric slipcase containing: 2 audio CDs, 1 data DVD with all 36 tracks in multi-track format, and a Blu-ray disc with Ghosts I-IV in high-definition 96/24 stereo and accompanying slideshow. more info

Pre-order, to be shipped May 1, 2008. INCLUDES immediate download in a variety of digital formats.

Ultra-Deluxe Limited Edition Package
We have SOLD OUT of the 2500 Limited Edition Packages.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


Originally uploaded by Pintado

They're not just dicks in the airport, they also boss people around in your local Dunkin Donuts.

"Don't you turn around! Spread that cream cheese in front of me, nice and slow!"

Monday, March 03, 2008

Embrace the cock

so I don't forget: (on bus, have music in head, no guitar)

big riff to cock rock verse, lots of back and forth shouting like clash meets 70s rock, sing along chorus in 16ths rock back into big riff.

we're finally gonna put a nail in that freaking song.

Dear Ticket Web,

Not so much:

Welcome to your weekly Ticket Alert! We found the following events that matched your interests.

Upcoming Shows
Thu, 03/06/08
Ridgewood, NJ
Self Guided Tour of The Battleship New Jersey
Multiple date/times
Battleship New Jersey
Camden, NJ

I fucking love the Battleship New Jersey.

Saturday, March 01, 2008