Monday, February 27, 2006

Memo From The Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols declined an invitation to join the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a hilarious dead-on memo. The Hall of Fame, the Grammys, Hard Rock Cafe, and other manifestations of the "rock and roll establishment" serve only the executives and accountants who profit from the products they foist on consumers whose idea of music is a ring-tone. Just as McDonalds is anti-food, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is anti-music.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Great God Pan

The Great God Pan blog is a good source for super-obscure California hippy culture past and present.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


When I was 15 I realized that life was absurd. I guess my viewpoint hasn't changed that much because Dada looked just as disturbing and fun yesterday at the National Gallery exhibit as it did when I was a 15 year old checking out library books on Dada and Surrealism. Every era needs its agitprop. Even ours...

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Monday, February 13, 2006

Good News Regarding Belle and Sebastian

Their new album is sooo good. Good hooks, good songs, good recording, and if you buy the deluxe edition with the DVD, good packaging. It is better than "Boy With the Arab Strap". I thought they were as done for as a deep-fried Snickers bar but they are back in full glory and life is good.

Saturday, February 11, 2006


Well I listen to the weather
And he's changed his tone of voice
They can see it on the radar
Only seven hours away

"Snowstorm" Galaxy 500

Monday, February 06, 2006

Babylon System is a Vampire

The District of Columbia requires that all adult residents who have not been convicted of a felony in the past ten years serve five weeks on a Grand Jury. All cases that go in front of a trial jury (a.k.a. Petit Jury) must first appear in front of a Grand Jury. The Grand Jury must vote to issue an indictment for the case to proceed to jury trial. This might be old news to those of you who watch Law and Order. Thanks to my Grand Jury experience, I now know what a pimp circle is, and what smoking boat means, and a host of other things I'd rather not know.