Wednesday, November 29, 2006

The joint is jumpin'

Duke Robillard (ex-Roomful of Blues), live in Paris, October 2006:

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Kill the hippie! Kill the hippie!

It's official: The Young Ones is Britain's 31st best sitcom EVAR!

*smashes other 30 shows over head with cricket bat, screams "shut up you bastards!"*

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

More like Steve McQueen than Sheryl Crow will ever be

Five reasons this clip (the car chase from "Bullitt") is cool:

  1. It's probably the number one non-Carroll Shelby reason '67 Mustang fastbacks rule. (Make mine red, though.)

  2. The moment, right around the time the bad guys notice McQueen in their rearview and smoke the tires on the Charger, that the soundtrack music switches from the magnificent Lalo Schifrin to the gifted, Detroit-based composers FoMoCo and Mopar.

  3. Like every movie of the '60s and '70s, every single city-streets shot contains at least one VW Bug. Punchbuggy would be a bloodsport.

  4. The drinking game: Every time the Charger loses a hubcap, take a swig.

  5. Steve McQueen. 'Nuff said.

Monday, November 6, 2006

Welcome to the jungle, baby!

Exhibit A: David Foster Wallace, author of "Infinite Jest"
(photo from the Onion's rather amusing Sunday Magazine thingy)

Exhibit B: Axl Rose, author of that bit at the end of "Sweet Child O' Mine" that goes, "Where do we go now a-whoooahooahoooahoa sweet chi-ee--iiii-ee-iii-ee-ii-ee-ii-eee-iiiild of mi--eee-iiiiiiine"

Am I the only one who notices a resemblace?