Friday, February 24, 2006

"Aaaah, that's one heck of a nurse."

Perhaps one of the greatest televisual artefacts of the Jack-FM generation, and the greatest justification for Phil Collins' existence outside of that one point in "In The Air Tonight" when the tom-toms come in--c'mon, you know you air-drum to that when no-one's looking, too--Brit puppet satirists Spitting Image doing the video for Genesis' "Land of Confusion." The following are not safe from mockery: Reagan, Thatcher, the Ayatollah, Godzilla, Mr. Spock, Live Aid and of course, Genesis themselves. Click the pic and crank yr speakers.

(I still reserve the right to find the earlier, obtuse and pretentious prog rock of their Peter Gabriel/"The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" era better musically, though.)

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Watch for flying hippies

Das Oldendukeboys ich hab gern ein whole mess o' trouble; Herr Enos, Herr Cletus unt Boss Haagendazs ist hot on zee tail, but zer ist ein shortencuten...

Imagine the damage he could have done with a kazoo or jew's harp...

Rajesh Pabary, prosecuting, said that when the officers arrived at the flat in Seaford, East Sussex, last June Jones "armed himself with the didgeridoo and shouted, 'I'll f***ing have you and any copper who dares to come in.' He continued to shout in a similar vein, swinging the didgeridoo at windows. They did not smash but bowed a little.

When asked why he committed the assault, Jones replied, "He tied me kangaroo down, sport. He tied me kangaroo down!" (Thanks, Melvin!)

The man in black meets the bird in yellow

Johnny Cash rewrites Don't Take Your Guns To Town for Sesame Street. Counting ensues. [via screenhead]

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

I've got some photos up of the Calgary World of Wheels show.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Two fingers, my friends.

I may very well have blogged this video before somewhere else, but WFMU's got a great video of gypsy jazz guitar legend Django Rheinhart. That guy played better with only two fingers on his left hand than most guys--yours truly included!--can with five. Killer.

Some more guitar video goodness:

Frank Zappa doing the Allman Brothers' "Whipping Post"--not really into the rhythm section sound on this, but Frank's solo is devastating

Joe Maphis, country picker extraordinaire, puts his double-neck Mosrite through its paces on what looks like the Barbara Mandrell Show

Surf guitar legend Dick Dale, circa his '90s comeback, doing "Nitro"

You know what you are, Randy? A reshitivist.

Announcing the Swearing Festival.

Because, in the words of Trailer Park Supervisor Jim Lahey, "A shit leopard can't change its spots."

Wednesday, February 8, 2006

It seemed funny ten minutes ago

sight gag in response to this