Thursday, July 26, 2007

The sky above the port was the colour of a television tuned to a dead channel

It's Which-X-Are-You time again!

I am:
William Gibson
The chief instigator of the "cyberpunk" wave of the 1980s, his razzle-dazzle futuristic intrigues were, for a while, the most imitated work in science fiction.

Which science fiction writer are you?

Thursday, July 19, 2007

You know those guitars that are, like, double guitars? (AKA the ICFBTHDG's 138th200th episode spectacular)

Zack Kim plays the Simpsons theme.

Two guitars not enough for you? Okay, then, double it with the Aranjuez Guitar Quartet:

Also, in lieu of intelligent commentary on last night's Rush gig, I direct you to the estimable Sir Mark de Zaugg, with only the additional comment that the sound managed to suck in an entirely different way where Melvin and I were seated. Yay for the acoustical properties of western novelty-shaped hockey arenas! The show itself, though? Frickin' sweet, man. I wish they'd have gone as deep into the '70s stuff as they did on the Vapour Trails tour, but the swing era tribute Neil ended his drum solo with and the South Park and Bob & Doug Mackenzie cameos went a long way towards making up for it.

Gentlemen, start your engines

The 1941 Indy 500, in glorious colour!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Wizard of Waukesha

An hour-and-a-bit long documentary on one of the true giants of the twentieth century, jazz guitar virtuoso and inventor Les Paul.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Well, Bert would be happy with this one, then

Top Gear's James May races a Ford SportKa against... are you ready for it? A pigeon.