Thursday, December 28, 2006

Breakfast of the Gods


Brendan Douglas Jones has created a violent, dark, and funny web comic using all of our favorite breakfast cereal characters. It starts off with Frankenberry killing Honey Bee at the order of Count Chocula.

'Nuff Said

Link to Comic
Cast of Characters
RSS Feed


Here's a sample page:

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Musica!


The Melancholic Man, originally uploaded by think cink.


Ever since I became aware of a desire to be unique from other people, music above all else has separated me the most drastically.

The above quote is the opening statement from the latest Adherical Lyrical post on the Holland Project blog. It captured my attention and I had no choice but to read on.

Its great, it shows how some people that are seen as disenchanted are actually enchanted. I wish that everyone who doesnt understand why peircings, why tattoos, why eyeliner, skulls & crossbones, and dissonance, would read this.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Reno Santa Pub Crawl '06

Last night I took part in the Reno Santa Pub Crawl. If you have never done this I highly suggest it! If you went downtown last night you would have seen Santas everywhere. All of the bars on the route were packed with wall to wall Santas. Louis Basque Corner and Abbys Highway 40 in particular were packed. The streets from fourth to downtown had groups of Santas wandering all over.



There were afro Santas, pimp Santas, sexy Ms. Clauses, Toga Santa, one guy looked like a cross between a Moses, Elvis, pimp Santa, reporter Santa and lots of other varieties.



One of the really interesting stops was the Mens Club. We went in there and there were 20 Santas sitting around watching a stripper on a pole. One Santa (I suspect the real one) shook his butt at the stripper so she got down, took his belt and spanked him with it.

Santas like The Mens Club too

See all my photos from the Reno Santa Pub Crawl

Corporate Santa (photographer)
Corporate Santa

I hope to see you all out next year.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Another reason I love The Hype Machine...

Instant Mother Fucking Christmas station! (and its not the same old shit!)

My fav find, "Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis" - Neko Case

Found through the Hype and originally posted on Vinyl Mine

(Dynamical & BNon-linear will return to its normal kid friendly non-cussing format after christmas when those fucking kids get all their fucking presents)

Friday, December 15, 2006

I want first chair in the slot machine section of the Reno Philharmonic


Seriously, I love Reno. Earlier this month 4 slot machines from IGT were featured as intruments in a holiday concert at the Philharmonic. Click the pic to watch the vid.

From the RGJ page:
As part of its holiday concert earlier this month, the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra performed "Holiday Fantasy Concerto for Four Prepared Slot Machines, Orchestra and Chorus on Leroy Anderson." The piece was arranged and composed by music director Barry Jekowsky and was played with actual slot machines prepared by IGT for the concert.


Awesome.

RIP: Walt Disney 12/15/1966

Walt died 40 years ago today. Sadly I have no pictures of his cryogenicaly frozen corpse to post with this notification.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Inconceivable! (Re-Cut)

There is a new genre of YouTube vid, the Re-Cut no doubt started by 10 things I Hate about Commandments"

People take existing movies or TV shows and re-cut a trailer that will make you want to quote Inigo Montoya.

Here is a great Mary Poppins one called "Scary Mary"



The Forrest Gump one is hilarious too. But if you want one that is topical check out Seinfeld Recut (Not Work Safe)

Monday, December 04, 2006

Gogol Bordello and Primus

So i had all kinds of fun this weekend but the concert was the tip-top.

We snuck down into some seats about 20 ft from the stage for the opening act (aka the main act for Morsa and I), Gogol Bordello. Not that we sat in the seats. We just danced in front of them. They were all energy. I don't know enough about punk to join in on the punk is dead debate but I can tell you it lives in the heart of Eugene Hutz the lead singer.

During the show Eugene climbed down into the audience, started climbing over seats, climbed back, and then flung himself backwards about 6-7 ft. back onto the stage from the front seat. Later he kicked his mic over and a rodie had to come out and replace it while he was running around stage. The front part of the crowd was jumping and dancing and one couple was waltzing all the way up and down the isle.


My pictures arent even worth showing so instead check out other peoples pics on Flickr. Ok seriously, even if you dont give a fuck about this band look at the pics they are hilarious.



Primus was a totally different show but equally awesome. I always kicked myself for not seeing them when I was in the bay. The crowd stood for the whole show, the music was fucking amazing. The guitarist at one point played a banjo with a distortion petal. Les played some weird instrument apparently called a"Whamola"



In an article where Les talks about his gear in it he says

“Everyone wants to know about ‘Whamola,’ which is named for the instrument I play on a tune. It was given to me a few years ago in Vermont at 3 am by two guys who had waited at my hotel after a show. It’s a weird washtub bass-type instrument with a single D string on a stick, a pickup, a peg on the bottom like an upright bass, and a big handle that you pull to change pitch. I play it by beating on it with a drumstick. For the track, I sent the Whamola through the SansAmp distortion and the Korg envelope. The Whamola sounds good on tape, but when you hear it live it’s incredible—it’s like your face is melting!”


Google Whamola, its fun and, yes inquiring minds, of course there is a Wiki entry.

When they walked off stage the crowd actually did the lighter thing



And they came back and played...