Tuesday, December 30, 2008

now the dummy musicians of the year.

This is an open letter to some musicians/bands that let me down this year.

Weezer- The Red Album - wow. what a piece of crap. You know what I liked you more when you only had made two albums and then you decided to have a mental breakdown and smoke alot of weed. Since you came back all you have done is make crappy albums. Okay, your right, the "Green Album" wasn't terrible, but it was crappy in comparison to the "Blue Album" and "Pinkerton". Face it, your best albums are behind you, please hang up your spurs and stop making music before I hate you as much as I hate Nickelback.

My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges - Another disappointment, though this one wasn't a really a bad album. It was just not what I want from you. I understand the desire to experiment, however, this album made you sound like you asked Pharrell for help. Don't. Just keep on with the good old southern style rock you do great before you get passed up by talented bands like Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, and Blitzen Trapper. Please your better than the last effort.

Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul - Now I realized I am the only person on this side of the pond who gives a damn but still I listen anyway. I keep listening to Oasis can still make a good pop song as well as anyone, though on this last album I started to doubt them alittle. Really not a single memorable song on this one. Just disappointing from one of the best britpop bands ever. These guys wrote WONDERWALL. They have moments of brilliance yet this was nothing special. Thanks guys.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - The Effects of 333 - I understand that this album was made over 4 years in a bus/motel rooms and you guys lost your drummer... again. However, you guys need to stop being such bottom bitches. A CD of AMBIENT MUSIC?!?! What were you clowns thinking. I even like ambient/instrumental albums but you failed to even make a good one. You said that you had been working on this project for years? When? I even paid good money for this. You guys broke my heart. Last year you were my number 2 album of the year with Baby 88, now your the biggest disappointment of '08. You guys almost made me shed a tear.

Monday, December 29, 2008


If Hitler was this mad last year...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Best Albums of 2008

Allright I've been talking about it for weeks now and I will deliver THE GREATEST ALBUMS OF 2008. That's right download these to if you like good music folks. Whereas some year-end music reviews will include Randy Newman's new stuff his will not (though I have always enjoyed "I love L.A." I can't say the same about the actual town. I think I will reserve that for another list. A list of towns that doesn't give the songs about them justice.) Anyways heres the list:

10. Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts/The Slip - Wow, 2 great albums in one year and one of them was free. A great traditional Album along with an even better Instrumental album. Ghosts may be the best thing that Reznor has put together since the Fragile. Truly a duo that can be described as beauty and the beast.

9. Al Green - Lay it Down - It's about time that Brother Al realized that he didn't need to make a contemporary album. News flash Al your not Usher. As long as he goes this route I am down with Brother Al.

8. Black Mountain - In The Future - Canadian prog rockers decide to fly the freak flag. Awesome. If you like your rock with a psychedelic aspect to it get this album. Huge Drums and great guitars really raised my eyebrows on this album.

7. Clinic - Do it - Rad music from across the pond, for fans of Franz Ferdinand and other new wave-ish bands. I was tremendously surprised to hear it sound this good. I had listened to it for about 3 weeks straight right after it came out. Truly one of the surprises of the year for me.

6. Black Angels - Directions to See a Ghost - UNBELIEVEABLE. The Best psychedelic album of the year, this album was so great it inspired me to go out and get everything else this band did. Please check them out if you like psycheledic rock written by the most paranoid stoners I have ever heard. Songs about vikings are also common as well as a 16 minute jam that will blow your mind all over your face. Simply just a strong album by a great band.

5. Beck - Modern Guilt - Dangermouse and my favorite Scientologist make the funkiest album about the end of the world. If your a fan of the pop music of the sixties Dangermouse puts together some of the best beats anybody has crafted in a while. This was another album I listened to for about 2 months straight. I listened to it to the point that it screwed up my top 25 list on itunes, I am just now getting everything else caught up with this album. Luckily though if this is the music of the end of the world sign me up.

4. She & Him - volume one - Actress Zooey Deschanel and local boy M. Ward make the best Alt. Country Album of the year. Can we go back in time and replace Reese Witherspoon in Walk the Line. Seriously this girl has the singing chops. I don't care if she never makes another movie again just keep making music.

3. Sigur Ros - Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust - I may be a sigur ros fanboy but I thought this album was beautifully constructed. From top to bottom I can't think of a miss on this thing. I never would have thought that Sigur ros would have made such an easily accesible album for people since the music they make is typically so introverted. However this is a truly happy album with great songs. If you have never heard Sigur Ros you should definitely start with this album.

2 Santogold - Santogold/Top Ranking - I don't care if people are saying that she is just an M.I.A. clone, she's amazing and I would disagree with the statement. She has expanded herself sonically far more than M.I.A. with song types as varied as Dub, Pop, Electronic, as well as Rock. She weaves through these different types of music seamlessly and comes out with beautiful music with production from Switch and Diplo. And she did this twice this year is which is remarkable. I don't believe anyone is as thankful she decided to stop writing songs for Ashlee Simpson as I am, I'm just thrilled that she decided to plant her own flag as an artist. I will even leave you with two videos from her.

1. Deerhunter - Microcastle/Weird Era Cont'd - Unfreakinbelieveable. Awesome. What do you do when you find out that your album is leaked online a month before it gets released. If your in Deerhunter you go to the recording studio and make a companion cd that's just as kickass as the actual cd. The album brougth the 90's alternarock back to me that i had missed for so long. If you miss the old school lowfi kind of guitar rock of some bands like pavement please scoop up these albums. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Sorry about the quality of the videos, deerhunter are too cool to post actual videos.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

that time of year.

Since it's that time of year I will leave you with this classic, I hope everyone will be this excited for something.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I love local business commercials

This may be the coolest thing that I have seen in Portland since I got back to town.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Less Airport Jackassery

Well it was an impressive flight from Vegas. A couple things were creative though that that will mark it as one of the more memorable trips ever. First was how I had my espresso truffle spilling it all over me. That made me realize that it's always humiliating spilling a drink on your pants, especially when said drink stains for a while. Now I initially had thought that my stain was just isolated to my knee, unfortunately there was some on my crotch as well. This changes the level of said embarrassment significantly. I'm used to looking like a clown at most places and am typically the most under dressed person while in a crowd, though I that's hardly because I have a stains on my gear. Perhaps it was that I was raised to dress well when getting on a plane for the first part of my life but I was actually a little humiliated. I assure you that the focus of my concern wasn't the fact that with a stain on my crotch would surely inhibit my opportunities to join the mile high club but for the plain fact that I hate having any kind of stain on my crotch. It's like I just pissed all over myself and I didn't want anyone to know, but I had no way to cover it up. Best case scenario for m now is merely a squeezer and I'm not sure if that counts.

Now concerning the actual flight. After hearing nothing but nightmares coming from Portland about road/air traffic conditions and the amount of snow all over town. Mostly though I was concerned that while flying into Portland I would be routed into some other airport, that I had no interest in being at. I was also afraid that turbulence would be so terrible that my hymen would rupture. Needless to say I had overreacted and the flight was fine with the exception of how late the plane was taking off. Besides that flight was great and I give Alaskan Airlines a tip of the hat.

Airport Jackassery

I thank God everyday for free Wifi for without it I would go crazy. Todays musings include me following one of my favorite comedians Zach galifianakis (sp?, though I could check, I've decided not to waste the time to correct it each time on this post.) What an awesome comedian, if you enjoy outsider art or fringe comedians I strongly suggest that you check him out. I finally had a chance to check out the short video he did for Absolut vodka. It's been out for a while I just never remember for some reason to check it out. Needless to say it's awesome, I'm more impressed that absolut even has a link for it off their website since it's just barely a commercial and them just acting retarded.

He has also had the opportunity to work with Fiona Apple on a number of occasions including a video for her song "Not About Love" which he played his standard spaz type but worked with equal hilarity. I would post the video here but I guess Fiona and her crew don't appreciate people posting the video so I will just go ahead and link you to it. Click HERE.

Heres another little jam with the 2 of them. This one written by Zach this time. Unfortunately no video you just get the audio this time. Coming from Vegas this song is representative to many of the clowns that come to this town.

And lastly a nice little video of him from his performance at University of South Carolina. watch out though as this video is a little emotionally aggressive towards the bush administration. But it really showcases what you get from a performance from Zach.

At the rate that that my flight is getting cancelled I may also post my best albums of 2008 soon.

Monday, December 15, 2008


I have a new love in my life, and her name is Vimeo (it's obvious that a website like this is female since I'm no homo). Anyway, it's fantastic to see user created material that is so professional and endearing to people. It's special when a semi professional artist can make something that is as creative as some of these videos. Including this video with music from one of my favorite bands for years. Stop motion has never looked this good.

A SHORT LOVE STORY IN STOP MOTION from Carlos Lascano on Vimeo.

Now not all of the videos are as serious or artistic as that one. This video is just funny, who was aware that russians LOVED Gorbachov still.


Did you ever see this interview with Mike Tyson? He should have stopped boxing a long time ago and switched over to Interviewing, me might have only ended up half as crazy. He hits Nick with some tough ones thats for sure.


I have spent about an hour just going through these videos and they are remarkable, I love the fact that you can watch them in HD as well. Gorbachov has never looked better.

This is cool

Heres the new video for the NASA album with artwork done by Shepard Fairey.

N.A.S.A. "Money" feat. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge, & Z-Trip from Paul Griswold on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

one for my boy Big Baby Jesus

So I've been going through Itunes and renaming everything to organize it to make it more efficient. Now I have a grip of music on this thing, music that no human being has heard or listened to in over 10 years. Now I'm not sure why I have a whole album by Dovetail Joint still, but I do. Anyway, as I'm going through this I came across probably one of the greatest hype men of all time. ODB, man was he awesome. This in turn lead me on a search of him on youtube for some of his most memorable videos, and perhaps one of the greatest moments of MTV news history. I would have imagained that even the great Kurt Loder may have even showed an element of emotion as he saw this clip.

I swear to god Kurt Loder has never changed the tone of his voice once in 30 years. I haven't seen him on tv now for years, but I'm confident MTV is just waiting for the right moment to roll his corpse out. After that I needed to see my favorite video of his. I mean Fuckin Dolemite was in the video, ODB even gets a hug from Dolemite. That's amazing!

I have only seen Dolemite beat up white people in his movies, this is a stretch for him. Well beat up white people and have sex with chicks, but not much cuddling, which is why the hug is a surprise. Also that video has a pre-milkshake/nas Kelis. All in all one of the greatest videos ever. Too bad both Dolemite and ODB are deceased I would have loved to have seen a sequel. Though for more clips of him dressing up funny there is this video though not as good as previous.

Now the Old Dirt Dog has passed on years ago. Though he still has some stuff that comes out from time to time including an album that Kanye was producing up until his death that still has no release date. But there is this cover of a Britney classic he did with Mark Ronson and Tigger. Sorry this isn't a real video (though I wish that it was, and I have ideas for it) it's the only place I could find the song.

I was at this point back in it with my man Super Bastard. I wondered where did he spend his food stamps, his welfare money, even where he spent his real money. Luckily youtube has all the answers.

That man is an inspiration. Now comes the difficult part, can I pull off wearing a t-shirt of my fallen hero. Or do I resemble Bill Gates/Opie too much to not even try.

Problem there is that I can't find any place that is actively selling it. Also the cool thing about that shirt is that on the back it has all of his nicknames:
(Big Baby Jesus, Sweet Baby Jesus (from ODB: Dirty Minded Documentary)
Dirt McGirt, Dirt Dog
Russell Jones
Ason Unique[8], Unique Ason
Joe Bananas
Old Dirty Chinese Restaurant (from Chappelle's Show)
The Bebop Specialist[8]
The Man of All Rainbows[8]
Prince Delight[8]
The Professor[8]
Rain Man[8]
Super Bastard[8]
Peanut the Kidnapper[8]
RJ Tha Mad Specialist[8]
Freeloading Rusty[8]

or theres this shirt.

Any help would be appreciated.

Friday, December 5, 2008

have I found a calling?

Hands down one of the greatest ever shows on the internet. I cannot express your need to watch all of these. I am ashamed with myself that I had not thought of recording this. I remember back in the day me and one of my buddies (Covert) one have deep philosphical/political discussions while inebriated.  We realized the absurdity of this activity, but we carried on anyways and had always claimed that we should record our discussions.  One of which is a rap about beer that we claim is maybe one of the smartest things we had ever uttered but couldn't remember what it was.  Anyway here is what our discussions would have sounded like perhaps if we were being interviewed as we were inebriated.  

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


What is with all the new webshows that are coming out? Smoe of these actually have strong casts that I'm familiar with, and impressive looking budgets. Take a look at this one for example.

I'm am actually very excited for the countdown to the show actually comes out. Most webshows I come across have been out for a while and I just happen to stumble across them randomly. I am literally frozen in anticiapation of this.

If your not familiar with Rob Huebel he came from one of my favorite sketch shows Human giant. And since I have a deep desire to spoil all 3 of my readers here is a clip of Rob cutting off his penis with pruning sheers.

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

Monday, December 1, 2008


Today I had jury duty, this is a very bad thing. I had no interest in this mainly because I was concerned that I fit the profile of the type of person who would be selected to be on a jury. I also didn't have a plan to get out of it or a good reason why I couldn't participate in this rather important civic duty. So I did the only thing I knew to do when I don't want to do something...just hope I don't get picked. As I defeatedly make my approach toward the courthouse a gentleman who appears down on their luck approaches me. He asks me if I have any money that I can spare, so I graciously give him 2 bucks. He asks what I'm doing by the courthouse today as I'm getting money out of my wallet, I respond that I'm there for jury selection at noon. He then tells me that he has to be there at 1 for a court appearance. Instantly, I am hoping that I can get out of serving today because I will be asked to serve in his trial. This is all I thought for 3 hours. Luckily though, the case I guess I would have been in ended in a plea bargain before it went to trial. I am just going to credit this to karma and figure that if I hadn't given the money to that guy I would be sitting in a courtroom the next couple of days. And that people is why you give money to bums.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Lawyer's please respond

I have jury duty tomorrow and am just wondering what the definition of a hate crime is in Nevada. I just need to do the best I can to come close to that without crossing that. Any assistance would be helpful with this.


Allright it's been a big day. I sat at a sports book all day, I haven't done this in a while. Really I don't think there is anyplace as masculine (nqq) as a sports book. This is mostly because of the fact that it's a room of nothing but dudes and cigarette smoke. The only females there are cocktail servers. Now This was by no means a classy sports book, this place attracted the bottom level of society. Needless to say, it was awesome. There was one gentleman there who referred to the cocktail server as "mama", this guy was at least 60 and looked like he was born with a cider jug in his hand, the girl maybe 28. There was also the standard table of 5 guys that make offhand comments about what they would like to do to said cocktail server as well. While I was there losing two out of the three tickets I realized there was no better place to people watch in this whole town. Sports books have their own type of energy there, it's baffling how quickly you can gain friends, well if your a friendly person, otherwise, you can just as easily get into a brawl. Now I'm just waiting for the Bears to cover 9 points and make sure the game stays under 46 points.

Also Jim suggested that I check out this video, it's inspiring to say the least. Now banter.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

New band alert

Yeah, this band just blew my mind all over my face. If your a big fan of bands like Sonic Youth or Pavement this band is the next coming of early nineties alternative. I can't stop listening to both of their albums (they released 2 albums at the same time). Personally, I like "Weird Era Cont'd" more but "Microcastle" is a little tamer. Just when you thought alternative music had died and was over with it just keeps making a comeback. Thankfully I can still get all the guitars I need from this band and another band Yeasayer which have dominated my Ipod. It seems about a year ago I think I listened to mostly hip hop, now I hardly listen to Hip Hop it seems, alternative has made the great comeback, we still have yet to see if the Kanye album grows on me. Heres a song for the meantime.

Friday, November 28, 2008


If your a big fan of Micheal Cera you need to check out his webshow. It's definitely one of the best shows online now, great one-liners. Follow the link here and you can watch all 10 episodes in about an hour and a half.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Allright just a big Happy Thanksgiving to all the Jackasses out there.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

This is Terrible news

Ok, a few days ago I posted about NASA album. I have been emtionally captured by the album. That's a lie. Honestly I need it like a fat kid needs cake. There thats an honest depiction of how enamored I am with the album. The object that gets the most of my attention on that album (so I thought) would be the Song by RZA and Nina Persson (the girl from the cardigans) "Electric Flowers". Now as I actually pay attention to the tracklist that song happens to not be on it. I am actually distraught and disappointed. I am just praying that it shows up somewhere as a B-side, or as a secret track (which would be even better). Just watch the video and fast forward to 5:18 to hear the song that has captured my heart.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

dancing with the stars season 7

brooke fuckin brooke are you kinding me!
lance and lacey should have won they did the best free style dancing to hip hop and all the fuckin old judges couldnt understand the concept. i think they like brooke because she was the only lady on the show. lance and lacey were the 2 best dancers on the show and lacey is the hottest chick on the show! i chose lacey and lance to win the whole thing back on the first show and they came close. i chose lance because lacey is so hot. anyway lance and lacey are the best and they should have won and by them making the top 3 i still have my steak of 5 reality show were i chose 1 of the top 3 and 1 show girlicious that i chose all 4 girls from the first episode.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

This could be awesome

At Adultswim they are accepting viewer auditions for the role of Carl in the live action episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force. If I was any fatter and bald I would be thrilled with the opportunity to portray my idol onscreen. In the meantime I guess that I'm stuck just being me. Here is the website you can go and see Carl explain it himself as well as the auditions.

Go watch slumdog millionaire for FREE!

I cannot wait for the opportunity to see this movie. The concept of someone from a ghetto who was destined to know answers to questions on a game show just seems amazing. Plus, I know that I can count on Danny Boyle to make this movie visually pleasing, so I'm excited to see what he can do in such an exotic location as India. You can go here (the link is on the left hand side of the page underneath showtimes) and sign up for a free viewing of the movie since it will be a while before it gets out of LA, or if your like me where most art movies never come to your town.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Die you robot bastard!

If you have time to kill, and your a nerd and have a love of cheap user made movies check this out. This is a video from one of the creators of channel101. It's actually not a bad video considering that it consisted exclusively of cardboard, I should actually say that it was all cardboard plus 18 thousand dollars. He has since moved onto working on the Sarah Silverman Show and his own other jackassery. All in all a great time kill. The good news about Robot Bastard is that he didn't just have one episode, after his head was reattached I think he made appearances in music videos, like this one. However, I cannot confirm this.

Friday, November 21, 2008

americas next top model cycle 11 what the fuck!!

what the fuck Mckay wins she is not the hottest did not take the best pictures and just posses like shes smegul from lord of the rings what the fuck was tyra thinking. i chose Analeigh as 1 of my 2 at the begining of the season and she made it to the top 3 the other one i chose Elina came in 4th or 5th i just cant believe that tyra would make another bad call and chose the wrong winner Analeigh by far should have won she has that look that turns heads and makes everyone wonder who she is not to mention that she also has the girl next door look and she is a better looking version of Michelle Trachtenberg. this is why this show sucks and you never see any of the winners doing anything big. because tyra always fucks up and chooses the wrong person.

mckay winner americas next top model cycle 11


my choice and the women that should have won americas next top model

Lauren Conrad the biggest slut on the hills???

Lauren Conrad the biggest slut on the hills????

FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!
Let’s go back to the Laguna Beach days. When lc was in love with Stephen but Stephen was in love with Kristen. I love me a love triangle. There was like two episodes that they had lc and Stephen giving each other the “fuck me” eyes and in both those two episodes they left together and went back to lc’s place and the show ended. On the season 2 or 3 finale Stephen went to the bay area to go to school and Lauren was moving to go to fashion school. He drove and she got on a plane but who picked up lc at the airport. Yes Stephen. I didn’t mention that this whole time Stephen was going out with Kristen. The whole time Kristen was his girlfriend. Nothing says slut like fucking another girl’s man. As the show moves on and it becomes the hills Lauren takes home countless guys and they just end with the door closing. Why don’t we ever get to see more this was all before the show became fake like it is now it had the disclaimer before saying that it was real not like now they don’t show that disclaimer anymore. I believe that she is the biggest slut on the show but they make her out to be the angel on the show. Every show has a bad guy Laguna Beach it was Kristen because she didn’t like lc. On the the hills it’s Spencer. They can’t have more then one bad guy. Besides lc narrates the show and the producers can’t make her mad because she would walk. It’s unreal that they can show everything about everyone else but lc. I think that she has kissed about 10 to 20 guys just on the shows not even what she does when the mtv people aren’t there. So to end this shit Lauren Conrad is the biggest slut on the hills more then anyone else on the show and I could make a good argument that she is the biggest slut on TV right now if you follow the show from Laguna beach to the hills there’s no way that you cant agree with me because its all there for everyone to see and tell me that you don’t think that LAUREN CONRAD IS THE BIGGEST SLUT ON THE HILLS

Pussy and Prune Juice

Wow, this album sounds awesome. Great Concept. I am more enthusiastic about this album than anyother. The People involved in this make it seem like that it can't disappoint. I just can't believe that I just stumbled upon it. I love the fact that David Bryne is doing a song with Gift of Gab, I just can't believe my boy Ryan who works for Z-trip (The DJ on 2 of the tracks, and makes a cameo in the video) hadn't spilled the beans to me about this. Also on the full track listing I see that my Sri Lankan princess makes a cameo as well.

Heres a full track listing for this album called the Spirit of Apollo
01 Intro
02 The People Tree [ft. David Byrne, Chali 2na, Gift of Gab & Z-Trip]
03 Money [ft. David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge & Z-Trip]
04 NASA Music [ft. Method Man, E-40 & DJ Swamp]
05 Way Down [ft. RZA, Barbie Hatch & John Frusciante]
06 Hip Hop [ft. KRS-One, Fatlip & Slim Kid Tre]
07 Four Rooms, Earth View
08 Strange Enough [ft. Karen O, Ol' Dirty Bastard & Fatlip]
09 Spacious Thoughts [ft. Tom Waits & Kool Keith]
10 Gifted [ft. Kanye West, Santogold & Lykke Li]
11 A Volta [ft. Sizzla, Amanda Blank & Lovefoxxx]
12 There's a Party [ft. George Clinton & Chali 2na]
13 Whachadoin? [ft. Spank Rock, M.I.A., Santogold & Nick Zinner]
14 O Pato [ft. Kool Kojak & DJ Bãboa]
15 Samba Soul [ft. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien & DJ Qbert]
16 The Mayor [ft. The Cool Kids, Ghostface Killah, DJ AM & Scarface]
17 N.A.S.A. Anthem

I really can't elaborate more on this, I'm too excited right now. I just hope this is more Handsome Boy Modeling School and less Peeping Tom. Well the album come out February 17th so mark your calendars. Here are some links one here is to a mix of sample of their songs as well as another link here to a Song by Kool Keith and Tom Waits.

PS. Does anybody else think that Squeak E Clean kinda looks like Sean Penn. I'm just throwing that out there, if you don't buy it just throw it right back.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

wow the 70s seem kickass

These clips make my hate television of the 80s. As I write this I can't think of a real culturally important show in the 80's except for maybe the Cosby show, Cheers, and Night Court. Besides those three shows I can barely name another show during that decade and Night Court was the only one of those three I even liked. The crappy television must have been my inspiration for the sheer amount of reading that I did when I was young. I used to be a smart motherfucker, now I can just hold my own pretty well (though I still worry I may be illiterate). I never read now but I have 10 times the channels and actual television programming is far better. Let me say if Battle of the network stars or anything else that was as entertainging at that was on when I was a child theres a chance I could be totally retarded now.

Now maybe it isnt just the Battle of the Network Stars the show that was awesome, It would also be the actors in the show and how they carried themselves. Telly Savalas is wearing a track suit and smoking at the same time, Robert Conrad is a damn racist, really there is no way a show like this could ever be put on tv now. Impossible, television studios would never let their bread and butter talent commit public suicide like that. I mean Gabe Kaplan got bullied into a competition by a complete asshole. Today if Robert Conrad would have said what he said 20 years later he would have been replaced on his show in a cocaine heartbeat. It would have been like Becky was replaced on Roseanne, people would just turn on Baa Baa Black Sheep and it would have been Kirk Douglas.

All in All Tv in the 80's must have sucked. I pray that one day a show like this can come back one day, with maybe one of the characters from Lost being the Team captain of ABC and Steve Carell leading team NBC. Now I don't watch anything on CBS or watch shows on FOX that casts human beings so I'm open for suggestions on them. If theres a petition out there to get Battle back on tv please let me know. I have now spent too much time fictionally trying to put teams together for each network. Yikes.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Board certified phyician and addiction medicine specialist

There is a discussion I often have with my cohorts, that Loveline is without a doubt the greatest radio show of all time. They aregue that it may be some other show that is rather completely unimportant and not part of my own childhood. This makes their opinion wrong. Now in regards to loveline I am only referencing the years that adam carrolla was on. They are aware of the show but mostly in the sense that there was a television show called loveline and their were people that called in and discussed their problems. The Tv show was very restrictive and very censored. Many of the shows standards were eliminated. Particularly Adams rants, as well as the nature of the calls were not as exciting as the calls they would take on the radio show.

The radio show that taught me the most about all the nothing I know, if that makes any sense. Be it about drugs, beastiality, or anyother outside the norm addiction. I am pretty boring in regards to the topics they discussed it. It is hands down the most entertaining show about people I have ever heard. When I was a younger Outlaw I was always prepared for bedtime because it was at 10pm, the start of loveline sunday through thursday. It would be on the air till midnight, though I would be asleep much earlier. I have been stricken again with loveline mania (if interested in a stream of the show you can go HERE). More than 10 years after I had started listening to it from my room as I went to sleep it has grabbed a hold of me again.

As I listen to this show Drew and Adam had the kind of on air chemisrty that I don't even think Johnny Carson and Ed Mcmahon ever quite achieve. Hilarious and thought provoking, the show seemed to constantly make heavy issues lighter than they may necessarily seem, basically giving everyone the sense that everyone had problems and that it was no big deal and everything could be repaired. Mostly the repair was lots of counseling and never having any children was the most common suggestion to a caller. However, that was said with love.

The radio show is still on though Adam has moved on. He now comes on the radio in the mornings now, which incidentally is convenient for me since I can now listen to him in the morning from 6 till 10. Yikes, I am starting to come off as a crazed stalker. Perhaps this is a good time to end this post.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dinner last night

So last night I went to Nora's Wine Bar. Amazing. Very good food, great atmosphere, good wine. I mean anyplace that is as casual as that and offers such a good experience is obviously in my top ten places to go to. I have a hard enough time putting on anything more than a t-shirt and sandals (a polo shirt is as fancy I get) that made this place wonderful. The salad was delicious as well as a ridiculous shrimp pizza. By the time the waiter was asking if we wanted dessert I couldn't handle any more. Next time I go I think I may just be gross and belly up at the bar.
Where they have this contraption a device that pours three different sized servings to the individual. The concept is that the guest can buy a prepaid type credit card, then select the wine of their choice and the size of the serving they want to try. Definitely a place to go if your not that savvy when it comes to wine.

Monday, November 17, 2008

going for a record of most posts in one day

This is a somber little video made for the best song on the new Eagles of Death Metal Album.  Enjoy.


Did you know you can look illiterate in your own blog. I'm impressed with how terrible my writing has become, hopefully constant blogging will help.

before people forget

Before that new Ti/Rihanna song gets too played out lets not forget about this gentleman.

Welcome to Modern Jackassery

This is a blog that will mostly go unnoticed and be very uninfluential.  Because of these facts be prepared if you are sensitive, I will hardly be censoring myself at all and will probably offend some.  Anyway I hope to post daily, as I have much free time (I work one day a week at my main job), on any topic that interests me.  Enjoy the blog and please comment.