Flight of the Conchords

| <a href="">Ryan</a> sent along a link to <a href="">Flight of the Concords</a>' <a href="">Business Time</a> last week and I'm still laughing over it. With some exploring at a fansite, <a href="" title="What the Folk!">What the Folk!</a>, I dug up a trove of other amusements, including <a href="">She's So Hot Boom</a>. For more info, I turned (as usual) to the <a href="" title="Flight of the Conchords - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia">Wikipedia article</a>. And if I had HBO, I could have caught a repeat of them on <a href="">One Night Stand</a> this past Wednesday. But alas, no. » about 100 words

Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls

The Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls: just another example of why New York is cooler than New Hampshire. Photo by Rocco Kasby, performance by the Pink Slips. Yet again, a tip of the hat to Ryan Eby for the pointer. Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls , Rock Camp, Rock Camp For Girls, Willie […] » about 100 words

PodBop Rocks Your Calendar

Ryan Eby pointed out PodBop, a site that podcasts sample tracks from bands coming to your area (or any other area you select), and we both wished we’d thought of it ourselves. There’s nothing coming to Warren (of course). But they’ve got coverage for Denver, where I’ll be in May, so it immediately found a […] » about 300 words

Magnetic Fields, Earworms, Fido

I can’t get Fido, Your Leash Is Too Long, from The Magnetic Fields69 Love Songs, out of my head. This entry is an attempt to kill this earworm by posting the lyrics. If this doesn’t work I’m checking out Maim That Tune.

Fido, your leash is too long

You go where you don’t belong

You’ve been digging in the rubble

Gettin’ bitches in trouble

Fido, your leash is too long

Fido, your leash is too long

I don’t know where I went wrong

You scare me out of my wits

When you do that Shitzhu

Fido, your leash is too long

Fido, you’ve gone far enough

I must have all of your love

You just run out of luck

I don’t care what you foxhounds

do, but your leash is too long

Simon Mahler Audioproduktion

Simon Mahler did the audio for Benjamin Stephan and Lutz Vogel‘s Trusted Computing movie. The movie is good, but I realized I was letting it play in the background just to hear the soundtrack, so I finally looked up Mahler’s and found the three free song downloads.

It’s good stuff, but I’m wondering where the album is…

Queen Mashups Are All The Rage

Michael Sauers pointed out Q-Unit, a mashup of Queen and 50 Cent. They’re sure to have Disney (the rights owner for Queen’s catalog) on their back soon. At least, it didn’t take Disney long to shut down The Kleptones, whose “A Night At The Hip-Hopera” has a spot on my iPod.

And that’s where the story comes around, are we at the point where we can say Queen’s music has taken on the status of a modern fairy tale? And are these artists — The Kleptones and Q-Unit — the new Disneys, remaking old tales for new times?

Bad Covers: Oops! I Did It Again points out that the folks at Supermasterpiece are claiming priority over Britney Spears’ Oops ! I Did It Again. Their story is: “Oops ! I Did It Again” was recorded in April, 1932 in a Chicago studio, most likely Nearlie’s or West and Fourth. Cut for the Decca label by Louis Armstrong and elemends […] » about 300 words

DRM: Bad For Customers, Bad For Publishers

The news came out last week that the biggest music consumers — the ones throwing down cash for music — are also the biggest music sharers. Alan Wexblat at Copyfight says simply: “those who share, care” (BBC link via TeleRead). Rather than taking legal action against downloaders, the music industry needs to entice them to […] » about 600 words

Shatner’s Return: Has Been

William Shatner has a new album out. Most people receive this news with a smirk, or a chuckle, or a dumbfounded look. Let me assure you, he can’t sing any better than you think, and probably not any better than in his previous albums. But here’s the thing: the first single Common People, really is good. Well, good in one way or another. I laughed the first time I heard it, and the second time, and again and again.

An iTunes user writes: “You will be amazed twice. Once when you see the [artists name], and the second time when you realize you love this song.”