Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Monday, December 26, 2005
Now, when people call us "cowfuckers", they'll be correct.
This Bovine Love Hormone victim wasn't even the cows' owner, they were on someone else's farm and they caught him with motion sensors. Isn't that what Ben Dover was in jail for in Fletch Lives? I don't remember.
So, he would stop by for some love after going to a nearby strip club, but if he was compelled to do the hippity dippity with a cow afterwards, what could the strippers have looked like?
On a trip in 1998, I was listening to the radio and he was being interviewed for writing a cookbook. I thought that was remarkable, because he was so good at being an oddball. Writing a cookbook didn't seem "in character".
Anyway, it's too bad, I bet he had a lot of good stuff left.
Saturday, December 24, 2005
Friday, December 23, 2005
Advance tickets will be refunded, but the rest of the bands are still kickass, so make sure you still check out the Red Sea tonight if you're in the area.
Thanks for your patience and have a great holiday weekend!
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Makes me wanna buy a toque. Yeah, they sit in line for hours at the doctor, but think of the fun they can have while they're waiting (and even better, they can be tested right away!)
Who... wants... to... get... nasty?
I still like the fact that she gave 'em Hell on her discussion board, though.
Whenever you put your life, whether it's your career, art, or health, in the hands of someone else, you better be able to trust them.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Ummm...that's fucking awesome. It's Return to Castle Wolfenstein, the last coupla seasons of The X-Files, Universal Soldier, and Island of Dr. Moreau directed by Eisenstein. I'd pay to see that.
Monday, December 19, 2005
Even though I think that Christmas commercialism is lame, I still like buying presents for my family, so I'm going to try and get that done this week. I thought I coulda taken care of some of that this weekend, but I took a sabbatical in the HQ and watched The Dukes of Hazzard which was unexpectedly funny, but then I went to King Kong yesterday and that movie was inspiring. As self-indulgent as it was, it really seemed like the filmmakers were just terribly excited to be making a movie, so let's make the biggest, baddest one that we possibly can. It's giddy with itself and that's fun to watch.
I didn't even pay attention to the holiday season this year, but it's already the 19th and the year is almost over. There's only 5 days to buy presents and my time is running out. Plus, Christmas and New Year's are on a weekend this year, that my friends, is totally weak.
I also watched our buddy Jim on Premium Blend on Friday night and I thought he did a pretty good job. He was a little nervous but that's part of his character, though. I think Timmy was correct when he compared him to Steven Wright, he's a funny character comedian. He aimed for some big jokes and I think he hit on a bunch of them. I hope that he gets some more attention from this appearance though. The live tapes I've seen of his really are spectacular.
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Alright friends, I know Mike already blogged about tonight's show, but I just had to mention that it is going to be a PARTY with all kinds of fun surprises.
Trust me. I stayed up really late last night making special presents for you good boys and girls!
Mike, Ben, and I will have our stockings out at the merch stand, too, so you can fill out cards for us (if you so choose). We'll post our favorite ones on the web site, so be creative!
Looking forward to tonight. Nothing I love more than some good holiday cheer!
P.S. Don't leave without getting your 2005 edition of the Sunspot Christmas card!
I know I'm not much of a holiday guy, but this is for a good cause. There's no cover charge, so you can use the money you'd pay on cover towards picking up one of the new benefit CDs, which feature area bands re-interpreting some of your holiday favorites. And it's tax-deductible, baby!
On the Ipod right now: "Princess" off of I Hate You. You Always Do This. by our friends in Union Pulse. Nice guys, if we do another Guitar Bar show early next year, I'll probably give them a call.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
He's definitely guilty of being ugly. There's a whole bunch of gimmes here, but I'm going to show some uncharacteristic restraint. You've gotta respect a guy who tries the Strange Brew scheme in real life, though.
I'd like to blame it on the cold weather, but really, I've just had some sand in my vagina.
Holy shit, here's some good news, though. One of the guys who used to be on my TV show in college and someone that we reguarly hang out with when we play in Austin, Jim Hamilton, will be on Premium Blend this Friday on Comedy Central.
Congrats Jim! Check out the website for the Premium Blend episode. They have a picture of him and everything. He cut his hair so he doesn't look like a Breck girl anymore, but they have a video bit of his on there too. That's awesome, I'm really looking forward to seeing it.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Yeah, I know, but I hang out mostly with alcoholics.
I was thinking that if we're going to have a death penalty, it should be a public, not a private, event. If the US government is going to kill another citizen in order to "protect" me, I'd like to see my tax dollars in action. It might be a touch morbid, but public executions used to the be par for the course. Why should now be any different? The death penalty is supposed to be punishment and a deterrent, but it doesn't feel very real (for me, particularly, because no one ever gets executed in Wisconsin.)
Executions on television might desensitize some people to the process, but it would also make it real for those who might not grasp the enormity of deciding someone's life or death.
You could even have a "Execution" channel that shows the Gas Chamber's Greatest Hits. We're not surrounded by death like other generations were. Everyone's scared of it, but the process and the gory details which most of us who aren't in the medical or funeral professions lack (but are probably still familiar to underveveloped areas of the world.) Actual, physical death is something most of us don't encounter the hard facts of it until much later on in life. Have you ever seen a dead person outside a funeral home? I haven't and I've never watched a man die (I do love "Folsom Prison Blues", however), but I gotta believe that it makes the fragility of the human experience pretty fucking real for the viewer.
Have you ever watched "Faces of Death"? It's mostly special effects, but it's still disturbing if you think it's real. One time I rented a "Banned on Television" video from the greatest video store in the Midwest, Four Star Video Heaven, and I watched it with my girlfriend at the time thinking it was going to be some tits and ass from Eurotrash TV. But it was just all kinds of gruesome deaths.
Like security cameras from a gas station robbery where the attendant was murdered. Listening to the poor guy all alone as he laid there and the gurgling sound of his blood was so horrifying. That was enough for me, by the time we got to the guy who fell out of a hot air balloon and into a power line, we physically couldn't handle it anymore. Real death is fucking scary and I was totally unprepared for it.
Which makes me feel sorry for these guys who clean up human remains- Aftermath, Inc. I remember when we saw their truck pass us as the band was driving through Chicago one time. "Specializing in suicide, accidents, and dismemberment" I think is what the side of the van said. On their website they list referral fees for funeral directors. Business is business, I guess.
Anyway, I've said this before, I'm not a death penalty kind of guy. But I think that a lot more people would be forced to confront their opinions if they had a closer relationship with death. Seeing a public execution might do the trick, it makes you see exactly what you're agreeing to when you buy into the social contract.
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Thursday, December 08, 2005
She's just all slutty and bulbous, like the Pillsbury Doughwhore. I dunno, I just lack the vision I guess, to see what Tommy Mottola saw in her. She's all in the news today for getting the Lifetime Achievement award for whoring at the Grammys.
The cold weather this week is starting to get to me. Today, especially. It's hard to feel great about everything when it's fuckin' nasty outside. The shitty Wisconsin weather gets to me more and more every year. Now I know why old people move to Florida. Why waste your years of your life scraping your fucking windshield?
I'm looking forward to the Christmas Party for the Ringin' A Bell CD next week, though. I kinda think that Christmas is bullshit, since most people don't give a shit about church anymore. So, what's the point? Why go through the motions if you're not a believer? Why go to church one day of the year? Tradition? Are you keeping some guilty memory alive?
I'm not saying that the world is full of hypocrites, but it is.
Well, then, Christmas should be about family and generosity. That's bullshit too. Every day should be about family and generosity, you don't need some fucking sale at Kohl's to remind you that you should be good to the people you care about.
Christmas isn't even supposed to be the big Christian holiday, Easter is (not that a Virgin Birth isn't a miracle, but rising from the dead after three days takes that cake, I think.) We just made it that way because we want people to buy more shit. We need an excuse to get them to buy more shit, so here comes Santa Claus.
I dunno, I think the holidays should be for the people who really get something out of it, the people who really believe in something. Not for the rest of us who feel some social obligation to buy shit.
I'm not hating just to hate (except for that Mariah Carey part, but I enjoyed that), but if you're going to do something shouldn't you really go for it? If you're going to do a religious holiday, wouldn't it be freeing and wonderful if you actually believed in something that has to do with that religious holiday for more than one day a year?
Why is so much of life going through the motions? We do it because other people expect us to? So, we rule our lives around other people's expectations? Isn't that kind of fucked up?
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
On the happy side, Eminem's getting back together with his ex-wife, Kim. He's only referred to her as a bitch on record about a million times. But he's rich as fuck. Integrity doesn't buy diapers for Hayley, I guess, but daddy's mention sure is fun.
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Friday, December 02, 2005
At the Memorial Union there's Something 2 Do, Sunshine Policy, and Mustard Plug. Man, there's not a lot of ska bands around anymore. There was a time when half the bands in Madison used to skank.
The Dammitheads are at the Angelic with Bascom Hill.
PINE and John Masino Band are playing at The Klinic.
It's a good night to party. I just hope I don't piss myself.