Friday, April 13, 2007

friday random ten

Photo by Ryan McManus

Covers Edition

1. "Lucky Star"
Madonna - Madonna
Madonna [Madonna (1983)]
Half Japanese - The Band That Would Be King
Half Japanese [The Band Who Would Be King (1989)]

2. "Shimmer"
Jarboe - Sacrificial Cake
Jarboe [Sacrificial Cake (1995)]
Throwing Muses - University
Throwing Muses [University (1995)]

3. "Car Song"
Madder Rose - Panic On
Madder Rose [Panic On (1994)]
Elastica - Elastica
Elastica [Elastica (1995)]

4. "Red"
Mission of Burma - Signals, Calls and Marches
Mission Of Burma [Signals, Calls, and Marches (1981)]
Okkervil River - Don't Fall in Love With Everyone You See
Okkervil River [Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See (2002)]

5. "Black"
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Munki
The Jesus and Mary Chain [Munki (1998)]
Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
Okkervil River [Black Sheep Boy (2005)]

6. "Rollercoaster"
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Rollercoaster
The Jesus and Mary Chain [Rollercoaster EP (1990)]
M. Ward - Post-War
M. Ward [Post-War (2006)]

7. "Glider"
My Bloody Valentine - Glider
My Bloody Valentine [Glider EP (1990)]
Smoosh - Free To Stay
Smoosh [Free To Stay (2006)]

8. "Girl Talk"
Standing Waves
Standing Waves [Live at the Armadillo (1979)]
Plan 9 - Sea Hunt
Plan 9 [Sea Hunt (1989)]

9. "Love Song"
Au Pairs - Playing With a Different Sex
Au Pairs [Playing With a Different Sex (1981)]
Tilly and the Wall - Bottoms of Barrels
Tilly and the Wall [Bottoms of Barrels (2006)]

10. "Safari"
The Breeders - Safari
The Breeders [Safari EP (1992)]
Holy Fuck - Holy Fuck
Holy Fuck [Holy Fuck EP (2007)]

Bonus #11. "Flowers (live)"
The Clean [In a Live (1989)]
Galaxie 500 [Melody Maker "Gigantic 2" (1990)]


Thursday, April 12, 2007

RIP Kurt Vonnegut

Kut Vonnegut (1922-2007)

A self-described religious skeptic and freethinking humanist, Vonnegut used protagonists such as Billy Pilgrim and Eliot Rosewater as transparent vehicles for his points of view.

He lectured regularly, exhorting audiences to think for themselves and delighting in barbed commentary against the institutions he felt were dehumanizing people.

"He was a man who combined a wicked sense of humor and sort of steady moral compass, who was always sort of looking at the big picture of the things that were most important," said Joel Bleifuss, editor of In These Times, a liberal magazine based in Chicago that featured Vonnegut articles.

Some of Vonnegut's books were banned and burned for suspected obscenity. He took on censorship as an active member of the PEN writers' aid group and the American Civil Liberties Union

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

"Now it can never be destroyed by terrorists"

WASHINGTON, DC—The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that its Counter-Counterterrorism Unit successfully carried out its largest and most complex anti-anti-terror exercise to date, destroying the Washington Monument in a massive explosion that left 122 dead, dozens more injured, and the area around the National Mall a chaotic scene of smoke and debris.

"We learned from Sept. 11 that we can't just sit back and wait for the terrorists to attack us," said DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff at a press conference held in front of an on-site triage tent, gesturing to the blackened stump of the 122-year-old obelisk as divers pulled bodies from the nearby reflecting pool. "We still have a lot of work to do, but this operation exceeded our expectations. If we hadn't destroyed the Washington Monument today, we would never have known how vulnerable it was to attack."

NHL Playoffs 2007


(1) Buffalo Sabres vs. (8) New York Islanders
Buffalo in five.

(2) New Jersey Devils vs. (7) Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa in six.

(3) Atlanta Thrashers vs. (6) New York Rangers.
Atlanta in seven.

(4) Ottawa Senators vs. (5) Pittsburgh Penguins.
Ottawa in six.


(1) Detroit Red Wings vs. (8) Calgary Flames
Detroit in six.

(2) Anaheim Mighty Ducks vs. (7) Minnesota Wild
Anaheim in six.

(3) Vancouver Canucks vs. (6)Dallas Stars
Vancouver in six.

(4) Nashville Predators vs. (5) San Jose Sharks
San Jose in seven.

Me Like Hockey

Hockey Night In Canada (short) - CBC
Me Like Hockey - Arrogant Worms
Hockey Heart - The Zambonis
The Ballad of Wendel Clark, Pts. 1 - 2 - Rheostatics
Bob Marley & The Hartford Whalers - The Zambonis
Helmethead - Great Big Sea
CCM PSA (The Helmet Song) - The Zambonis
Fireworks - The Tragically Hip
Zamboni - Gear Daddies
Hockey - Jane Siberry
Slap Shot Man - The Zambonis
The Road Hockey Song - Ray Lyell
Fight On The Ice - The Zambonis
Hit Somebody! (The Hockey Song) - Warren Zevon
The Hockey Song - Stomping Tom Conners
Hockey Night In Canada (long) - CBC

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

tales of the freewayblogger

Monday, April 09, 2007