They still call it the White House, but that’s a temporary condition

George Clinton, as usual, was thirty years ahead of the rest of us. Click the image to play, if you didn’t get the embedded player – props to m’man Carlos for this. Lyrics after the cut.

George Clinton, as usual, was thirty years ahead of the rest of us.


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Click the image to play, if you didn’t get the embedded player – props to m’man Carlos for this.

Lyrics after the cut.

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Ace Of Spades Feels Good

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted about Mashuptown. I’m not sure why. But there’s no way I let this one slip by unnoticed! (Click the image to play, if you didn’t get the embedded player

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted about Mashuptown. I’m not sure why.

But there’s no way I let this one slip by unnoticed!

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(Click the image to play, if you didn’t get the embedded player

Reminder: Kenny Schick in New York, this week

A quick reminder about Kenny Schick in New York. Get your ass out to one of these gigs, and feel free to hug/kiss/ass-grab kenny for me (“that’s from karl elvis”). Kenny’s always terrific live, and the more love in the crowd, the better. Shows this week: Sunday, September, 28 2008, 7PM at Arlene’s Grocery , […]

A quick reminder about Kenny Schick in New York.

Get your ass out to one of these gigs, and feel free to hug/kiss/ass-grab kenny for me (“that’s from karl elvis”).

Kenny’s always terrific live, and the more love in the crowd, the better.

Shows this week:

Sunday, September, 28 2008, 7PM at Arlene’s Grocery , 95 Stanton St, NY, New York 10002 Cost : $8

Monday, September, 29 2008, 9:30 PM at Shayni Rae’s Truckstop @ the National Underground 159 E. Houston, New York, New York 10002

Tuesday, September, 30 2008 at Banjo Jim’s, 9:30 PM, 700 East 9th Street, New York, New York 10009

new favorite band: Portico Quartet

I just ran across mention of these guys on BoingBoing. – Portico Quartet. I think they’re incredibly fabulous. They’re a jazz group with latin and vaguely middle-eastern/indonesian influences. The most distinctive thing about their sound is the use of a hang, a sort of steel-drum-meets-gemelan-meets-flying-saucer. One day after finding them, they’re at the top of […]

I just ran across mention of these guys on BoingBoing. – Portico Quartet.

I think they’re incredibly fabulous.

They’re a jazz group with latin and vaguely middle-eastern/indonesian influences. The most distinctive thing about their sound is the use of a hang, a sort of steel-drum-meets-gemelan-meets-flying-saucer.

One day after finding them, they’re at the top of my last.fm playlist and I’m already wishing they had more albums out.

You can find a number of videos of them on youtube but none with satisfactory sound, so here:

(I finally fixed the above link, you should be able to play it now)

If you dig ’em, though, go buy the cd.

Kenny in New York

My friend Kenny – the guy whose name is actually tattooed under my tattoo (I think that makes us some fucked up kind of brothers), is in New York next week. Words fail me for how much he’d love to have people who’ve heard of him come to these shows. Kenny plays a very personal […]

My friend Kenny – the guy whose name is actually tattooed under my tattoo (I think that makes us some fucked up kind of brothers), is in New York next week.

Words fail me for how much he’d love to have people who’ve heard of him come to these shows.

Kenny plays a very personal sort of singer/songwriter folk; his shows are always entertaining. He’s brilliantly talented, funny, and odd as hell.

Check samples out on his mySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/basement3music – though he’s even better live; his performance always has a crazy energy.

I miss him – go tell him that in person.

Here are the show dates:

September, 28 2008, 7PM at Arlene’s Grocery , 95 Stanton St, NY, New York 10002 Cost : $8

September, 29 2008, 9:30 PM at Shayni Rae’s Truckstop @ the National Underground 159 E. Houston, New York, New York 10002

September, 30 2008 at Banjo Jim’s, 9:30 PM, 700 East 9th Street, New York, New York 10009

mo’c’bell

This is funny in a fucked up pointless way: (via BoingBoing) MoreCowbell.dj is a little Flash app that takes in any MP3, analyses it, and adds rhythmic cowbell and Christopher Walken samples, thus vastly improving it. I didn’t get it to work as far as uploading my own song, but click a couple. They’re worth […]

This is funny in a fucked up pointless way:

(via BoingBoing)

MoreCowbell.dj is a little Flash app that takes in any MP3, analyses it, and adds rhythmic cowbell and Christopher Walken samples, thus vastly improving it.

I didn’t get it to work as far as uploading my own song, but click a couple. They’re worth significant giggles.

In other news, oh my god the week I’m having. It’s like trench warfare in the office the last ten days, and me? I’m the guy wearing the biggest target.

Bring me the head of the fortune teller

God DAMN I love swervedriver. Pisses me RIGHT the fuck off that I missed ’em when they did a reunion tour this year. Nevermind though – just Bring Me The Head of the Fortune Teller:

God DAMN I love swervedriver.

Pisses me RIGHT the fuck off that I missed ’em when they did a reunion tour this year.

Nevermind though – just Bring Me The Head of the Fortune Teller:

More Bob

I’ve just been on a huge Bob Mould kick lately. This is from Body of Song, which is great. I love how he’s managed to make a vocoder work in this without sounding utterly 80’s. I am Vision, I am Sound: (this cuts before the song is over, I’ll fix that as soon as I […]

I’ve just been on a huge Bob Mould kick lately.

This is from Body of Song, which is great. I love how he’s managed to make a vocoder work in this without sounding utterly 80’s.

I am Vision, I am Sound:

(this cuts before the song is over, I’ll fix that as soon as I get time to re-rip it)

Days come, days go by

For some reason I haven’t listened to Bob Mould’s Workbook in ages. I’ve no idea why, I’ve been listening to Sugar and Husker Du. I’d completely forgotten how great some of these songs are. Days come, days go by So it matters, so you say But it’s all coming back in a way And nothing […]

For some reason I haven’t listened to Bob Mould’s Workbook in ages. I’ve no idea why, I’ve been listening to Sugar and Husker Du.

I’d completely forgotten how great some of these songs are.

Days come, days go by
So it matters, so you say
But it’s all coming back in a way
And nothing will ever change
The words exchanged for revenge inside
You know these things take time

Now and then, these words
Make me laugh so powerful
Going through several lies
They’ve never been so true

I know that I’m used to time
You know what it is, don’t you?
Some words make us all cry
It’s so talented

If anybody could read my mind
And share with me these thoughts
Of all the enemies left behind
And friends that time forgot
Pretending nothing could ever faze you
Well, some things never change
Tell me why do these words ring home
How can you heartbreak a stranger?

Days come, days go by
So it matters, so you say
But it’s all coming back in a way
And everyone knows a way
And everybody runs away
From somebody who cries

         Heartbreak a Stranger, Bob Mould

Play It:

hey hen, let’s say I want a tidal wave

Joe Cocker at Woodstock – captioned for the clear-headed. Prepare to howl (well, if you’re too young to remember Joe Cocker this might seem slightly less funny). [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4_MsrsKzMM&hl=en] (thanks for sending that to me, Jeff)

Joe Cocker at Woodstock – captioned for the clear-headed.

Prepare to howl (well, if you’re too young to remember Joe Cocker this might seem slightly less funny).

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4_MsrsKzMM&hl=en]

(thanks for sending that to me, Jeff)