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Aug 28, 2013 / 10 notes

mikedawwwson:

Mike airs his complaints about Billy Joel and his smug Piano Man persona, and being tricked into buying an inappropriate-for-kids Katy Perry CD.

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This week’s illustration of Inky the Domesticated Panther supplied by Annie Mok. Thanks, Annie!!

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You’ll notice Paul is the only one looking down, as if at a grave. He’s wearing sandals, the way people are traditionally buried in Thailand. The car in the background is touching Paul’s head, symbolizing the head injury that killed him in that car crash in November of 1966.
May 16, 2012 / 318 notes

You’ll notice Paul is the only one looking down, as if at a grave. He’s wearing sandals, the way people are traditionally buried in Thailand. The car in the background is touching Paul’s head, symbolizing the head injury that killed him in that car crash in November of 1966.

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Apr 18, 2012

My itunes round-up

I recently added the 10,000th song to my itunes library, so I figured having a nice round number to work with it would be a good time for some figgerin’: 

  • Longest song: “Dogs” by Pink Floyd (17:07)
  • Shortest song: “Dennis Moore Song Part 3” by Monty Python (:04)
  • First song alphabetically: “A-Punk” by Vampire Weekend
  • Last song, alphabetically: “9th and Hennepin” by Tom Waits
  • Songs in “comedy” genre: 781*
  • Songs in “mash-up” genre: 260
  • Songs in “HipHop/Rap” genre: 149
  • Songs in “country” genre: 184
  • Most popular genre: “rock” 2721 songs
  • Lease popular genre: “blues” 8 songs
  • Beatles songs: 357
  • Elvis Costello songs: 183
  • Frank Sinatra songs: 193
  • Cover songs: 1131
  • Songs with “Love” in title: 375
  • Songs with “fuck” in title: 20
  • Songs with “me” in the title: 1252
  • Songs with “you” in the title: 925

*Note: technically, these are not all “songs” since it also includes items like The Onion Radio News and stuff like Monty Python. Also, not all my novelty songs fall into the comedy category. 

These are my favorite kind of bad review in the world. It combines ignorance (not taking 10 seconds to figure out that maybe “Bohemian Rhapsody” is in volume 1) with sweeping condemnation (she doesn’t blame the band or record label but Amazon, who should really be checking to make sure that every CD they distribute features a band’s greatest hit). I’m a little surprised she didn’t take it to the next level and blame CDs or perhaps music itself (“I will never buy music again.. VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED”).
Apr 7, 2012 / 21 notes

These are my favorite kind of bad review in the world. It combines ignorance (not taking 10 seconds to figure out that maybe “Bohemian Rhapsody” is in volume 1) with sweeping condemnation (she doesn’t blame the band or record label but Amazon, who should really be checking to make sure that every CD they distribute features a band’s greatest hit). I’m a little surprised she didn’t take it to the next level and blame CDs or perhaps music itself (“I will never buy music again.. VERY VERY DISAPPOINTED”).

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So that’s what “Carry That Weight” was about.
Mar 22, 2012 / 1,724 notes

So that’s what “Carry That Weight” was about.

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alexcornetto:

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

Dylan Hears A Who
One of the Internet’s greatest hits! This genius Zimmerman-Meets-Geisel album appeared a few years back, got hyped up and then was cease-and-desisted into oblivion by the Dr. Seuss Estate. Yes, the very same estate that eagerly gives its seal of approval to such masterpieces as this and this. Oh, well. Anyway, an anonymous donor recently hooked me up with Dylan Hears A Who, reminding me of its excellence. The album really is impressive in its detailed re-creation of Dylan’s 1965-66 sound, and the way in which the vocalist maintains an uncanny Bob impression, even while spitting out some of Seuss’ most tongue-twisting rhymes. While most Dylan impersonations are ill-informed cliches, this one is dead on, less a send-up than a loving homage. Overall, Dylan Hears A Who is a pretty enjoyable listen, even once the novelty wears off. There should be a sequel. Mr. Jones Can Moo, Can You? 
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Mar 16, 2012 / 20 notes

alexcornetto:

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

Dylan Hears A Who

One of the Internet’s greatest hits! This genius Zimmerman-Meets-Geisel album appeared a few years back, got hyped up and then was cease-and-desisted into oblivion by the Dr. Seuss Estate. Yes, the very same estate that eagerly gives its seal of approval to such masterpieces as this and this. Oh, well. Anyway, an anonymous donor recently hooked me up with Dylan Hears A Who, reminding me of its excellence. The album really is impressive in its detailed re-creation of Dylan’s 1965-66 sound, and the way in which the vocalist maintains an uncanny Bob impression, even while spitting out some of Seuss’ most tongue-twisting rhymes. While most Dylan impersonations are ill-informed cliches, this one is dead on, less a send-up than a loving homage. Overall, Dylan Hears A Who is a pretty enjoyable listen, even once the novelty wears off. There should be a sequel. Mr. Jones Can Moo, Can You? 

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thedailywhat:

RIP Society of the Day: I can’t decide who I dislike more: The “who is Paul McCartney” kids or the “I would let Chris Brown beat me” girls. 
I say we toss them all into a monster truck arena and let Bigfoot sort them out.
[nedhepburn / caitiedelaney.]
Feb 13, 2012 / 33,925 notes

thedailywhat:

RIP Society of the Day: I can’t decide who I dislike more: The “who is Paul McCartney” kids or the “I would let Chris Brown beat me” girls

I say we toss them all into a monster truck arena and let Bigfoot sort them out.

[nedhepburn / caitiedelaney.]

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Feb 5, 2012

randomasis said: Hi Alex, my question is what music do you listen to as you work and what is a favorite song of yours? Thank you!

These days I pretty much only listen to podcasts while I work, some of my favorites being:

  • Never Not Funny
  • Comedy Bang Bang
  • This American Life
  • Radio Lab
  • Doug Loves Movies
  • WTF
  • Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
  • The Pod F. Tompkast
  • The Retroist
  • Coverville (which is at least a music podcast)

I do listen to a lot of music while away from the drawing table, and spend an unhealthy amount of time curating my itunes library. My all-time favorite band is The Beatles but most of the music I listen to falls into the “alternative” category. The album I liked best from last year was Zee Avi’s Ghostbird .I also have a fondness for novelty songs, including bands like Flight of the Conchords, Jonathan Coulton and The Hazzards. 

Thanks for your question!


Dec 6, 2011 / 1 note

My favorite album of the year was Avi Zee’s Ghostbird. She has a fantastically soothing, beautiful voice. 

Aug 18, 2011

A Frank discussion of biographies

I recently read Frank Kaplan’s excellent biography of Frank Sinatra Frank: The Voice but it got me wondering about the rules for biography writing. 

The book is loaded with examples of things which would seem to be impossible for a biographer to discover through research: people’s inner thoughts, exact conversations which happened decades ago, etc. Obviously you expect a certain degree of reconstruction and filling-in-the-blanks and speculations from any biography but at times it almost felt like a novel in its ability to get inside so many of the characters heads. At what point does something cross the line from non-fiction to something like Norman Mailer’s Executioner’s Song, a novel based on real life events which the author exhaustively researched?

I did find the book a compelling read and hope he’s at work on volume 2. 

Apr 20, 2011

Weed Card by Garfunkel and Oates (Official Video) (by rikilind)

Mar 23, 2011

G3RSt - We No Speak Cantina (Star Wars Cantina vs Yolanda Be Cool) (by Gerstemans)

Feb 18, 2011

Playlist: Plastic Soul

Baby Got Back The Richter Scales
Bad PoZitive Orchestra
Bills, Bills, Bills Jonathan Coulton
Bitches Ain’t Shit Ben Folds
Crazy Violent Femmes
Crazy In Love The Puppini Sisters
Disco Inferno The Bobs
Everyday People Joan Jett
Fresh Prince of Bel Air Kay Pettigrew
Fuck Tha Police  Kevin Davis
Get Ur Freak On Eels
Gin and Juice The Gourds
Goodnight Irene Moe Tucker
Hey Ya Obadiah Parker
Hot In Herre Jenny Owen Youngs
I Will Survive CAKE
Imagination The Rolling Stones
Long Tall Sally The Beatles
Low Grenouilles
Me So Horny Richard Cheese
Money (That’s What I Want) Flying Lizards
My Humps  Alanis Morissette
Nothing Compares 2 U Big Daddy
On Broadway Neil Young
Purple Rain The White Birch
Redemption Song Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer
Rock With You Nouvelle Vague
Single Ladies Pomplamoose
Straight Outta Compton Nina Gordon
Take Me To The River Talking Heads
Thriller Petra Haden
Tutti Frutti Elvis Presley
White Lines Ukelilli

Feb 17, 2011 / 1 note
Feb 11, 2011

Playlist: Mellow Cover Songs

All Shook Up PoZitive Orchestra
Baby Got Back Jonathan Coulton
Because the Night 10,000 Maniacs
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea George Harrison
Bizzare Love Triangle Nouvelle Vague
Blackbird Bernadette Peters
Bohemian Rhapsody Grey DeLisle
Burning Down the House Arrica Rose
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You Eldissa
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa  Hot Chip & Peter Gabriel
Comfortably Numb Dar Williams
Corner Soul Ethan Lipton
Could You Be Love Gamed? DJ BC
Crazy in Love The Magic Numbers
Cry Me A River Glen Hansard
D.A.N.C.E.  Hawa
Dancing With Myself (Glee Cast Version) Glee Cast
Don’t Let It Bring You Down Annie Lennox
Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood The Costello Show

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me Renee Stahl
Don’t Stop Believin’ Petra Haden
Don’t Talk to Strangers Jonathan Coulton
Down Under Colin Hay
Every Breath You Take Allred
Every Little Thing (He) Does Is Magic Shawn Colvin
Fame Eldissa
Fire Pointer Sisters
Fresh Prince of Bel Air Kay Pettigrew
Funkytown Eldissa
Go West Eldissa
Groovin’ Booker T. & The MG’s
Hallelujah John Cale
Heart Of Glass The Puppini Sisters
Hey Ya Obadiah Parker
Hey You  Dean Wareham
Hit ‘Em Up Style Carolina Chocolate Drops
Hotel California Gipsy Kings
I’m Not Down Thea Gilmore
I Kissed a Girl  Max Vernon
I Melt With You Nouvelle Vague
I Want A New Drug Glen Phillips
I Will Survive The Puppini Sisters
Islands In the Stream (With Constantines) Feist
Jump Mary Lou Lord
Just can’t get enough Nouvelle Vague
(Just Like) Starting Over The Flaming Lips
King Of Pain Alanis Morissette
Let My Love Open The Door  M. Ward
(Listen to The) Flower People Arrica Rose
Live and Let Die Duffy
Miss You Jacqui Naylor
Mrs. Robinson Booker T. & The MG’s
Once In A Lifetime Big Daddy
One Johnny Cash
Over the Rainbow The Blanks
Poker Face  Molly Lewis
Purple Rain The White Birch
Rich Girl The Bird and the Bee
Road to Nowhere Nouvelle Vague
Rock With You Nouvelle Vague
Say Say Say Kesang Marstrand
September Pomplamoose
So Lonely Nouvelle Vague
Stayin’ Alive Eldissa
Sweet Jane Cowboy Junkies
Sweet Life Science for Girls with Jean Rohe
Take On Me A.C. Newman
Till There Was You The Beatles
Walk This Way Sheliyah
We Are the Champions Jonathan Coulton
When Doves Cry The Be Good Tanyas
Wild Horses The Sundays
Young Americans Danny Michel