Saturday, February 28, 2009

Prepare to be horrified

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on what's to come...

Friday, February 27, 2009

friday random ten

Evil Stig - Evil Stig
Activity Grrrl
Evil Stig
Evil Stig (1995)

Blondie - Picture This / Fade Away and Radiate
Fade Away and Radiate
Singles Box [Disc 4] (2004)

Captain Beefheart - The Spotlight Kid
I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band
The Spotlight Kid (1972)

The Budget Girls - Miso Hornie
Welp, He's Gone
The Budget Girls
Miso Hornie 7" (1999)

17 Pygmies - Captured in Ice
17 Pygmies
Captured In Ice (1985)

The Handclap Shake
Thee Almighty Handclaps
Make You Mine 7" (2006)

The Lords of the New Church - The Lords of the New Church
Question of Temperature
Lords of the New Church
Lords of the New Church (1982)

The Pretty Things - S.F. Sorrow
Mr. Evasion
The Pretty Things
S.F. Sorrow [Remastered] [Bonus Tracks] (2003)

The Act - Too Late at 20
The Art of Deception
The Act
Too Late at 20 (1981)

The Bob Crewe Generation - Barbarella
The Black Queen's Beads
Bob Crew and Charles Fox
Barbarella OST [Bonus Tracks] (2002)

bonus track:

Television Personalities - I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives
I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives
Television Personalities
I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives 7" (1981)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

album meme

1 : Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random” or click The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 : Go to Quotations Page and select “random quotations”
or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.

3: Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 : Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.

My result:

1. Jola Sigmond

2. Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.
--Albert Szent-Györgyi (1893 - 1986)

3. Geat cover by attina

(h/t Echoes In The Wind)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

wednesday reads

Tomgram: Michael Klare, A Pandemic of Economic Violence

The Senate is quietly preparing plans to investigate allegations of torture under President George W. Bush, according to comments published Wednesday by Senate Judiciary Chairman Pat Leahy (D-VT) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).

Pirate Bay prosecutor altered the copyright-infringement charges Tuesday to make it easier to convict the four defendants who co-founded the world's most notorious BitTorrent tracker.

Report sharply criticizes sex education in Texas schools

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

tuesday reads

Paul Krugman: Banking on the Brink

American Insurance Group, the insurance giant that is 80-percent owned by the US government, is in discussions with the government to secure additional funds so it can keep operating after next Monday, when it will report the largest loss in U.S. corporate history, CNBC has learned.

Scott Horton: "The Stupid Party"

Greg Anderson
A federal judge has scheduled a hearing to determine whether Barry Bonds' former trainer, Greg Anderson, will agree to testify when the home run king's perjury trial begins next month in San Francisco, although Anderson is not expected to change his mind about helping the government prove its case against Bonds.

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston, who will preside over Bonds' trial when it is set to begin March 2, ordered Anderson to appear at a morning hearing Wednesday. Illston told the United States Marshals Service to notify Anderson about the hearing, and to provide him transportation to the courthouse if necessary.

Anderson's attorney, Paula Canny, told the Daily News last week that it is unlikely that the trainer will agree to testify at Bonds' trial, as he has refused to do in the past. Anderson spent more than a year in prison for contempt of court rather than testify against his former client, and if he refuses to testify next month, he could be jailed for the duration of the trial, which is expected to last up to three weeks.

Karl Rove
For the third time, the former Bush official – and newly crowned king of D.C. TwitsTwitterers – failed to appear before the House Judiciary Committee to testify about his alleged involvement in the firing of U.S. Attorneys and the alleged political prosecution of former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.

Rove's no-show Monday is not surprising – especially to Siegelman, who said Monday in an exclusive Raw Story interview that Rove will never testify under oath "because he is guilty as sin." Rove's attorney has vehemently denied that his client was involved in the prosecution of Siegelman.

Will the House hold Rove in contempt before March 4?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Lance Link

Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp is an American television show that originally aired on ABC from September 12, 1970, to September 2, 1972. The Saturday morning live-action film series featured a cast of chimpanzees given apparent speaking roles by overdubbing with human voices.

The Reluctant Robot

The Royal Foil

Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution - Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution

Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution
Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution
(ABC S-175 [1970])

A1 Sha-La Love You
A2 Teaser
A3 Wild Dreams (Jelly Beans)
A4 Kissin' Doll
A5 Magic Feeling
A6 Live
B1 Rollin' in the Clover
B2 Yummy Love
B3 Vibrations
B4 Daydreams
B5 Blind Date
B6 The Evolution Revolution