Monday, June 21, 2010

Broken Social Scene - Lover's Spit

'World Sick' by Broken Social Scene on Q TV

Sound of the Week

This Canadian indie-rock collaborative has been making music since 2002. Their latest, Forgiveness Rock Record, was released this May. The lead single, World Sick, is lushy and dreamy, reminiscent of 2003's You Forgot It In People.

Fun Facts

  • The band started in Canada in 2002 with two members, Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning. Realizing they would need more members to tour, the band now fluctuates with anywhere from 6 - 19 members at any one time.

  • Before settling on vocalist Lisa Lobsinger in 2005, the band featured Emily Haines (Metric), and Leslie Feist (Feist).

  • Many of their songs feature horns, woodwinds, and violins.

  • Their 3rd studio album, You Forgot It In People, won the 2003 Juno (Canadian Grammys) for Best Alternative Album.

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Tubes - She's A Beauty

Classic Video of the Day

City Sound-Bites

Recently Heard in the City

Lady #1, pointing at imitation Cap'n Crunch: Get those, it's the same thing
Lady #2: No, he won't eat those.
Lady #1: Well, then he's an asshole.

--Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn

Teen hipster girl to friend : On a scale of one to ten, how many cars are comin

--33rd St & 8th Ave

Angry man on cell: Don't talk to me like that! I'll leave you! I will leave you! You know how many women there are in this world? (pause) A thousand!

--45th St & 8th Ave

Druggie clerk on cell: I mean: come on, man! That's my fucking apartment. If he wants to smoke weed or shoot up in my apartment, it's like, whatever. But crack? No. That's my fucking home. Seriously.

--St. Mark's Place

Bored babysitter: Suzie*, if Jimmy* kicked you in the head, would you cry?

Suzie*, slowly: Yes.

Bored babysitter: Then why did you kick him in the head?

Suzie*: Because I want him to cry.

Bored babysitter: Fair enough.

--85th St & Riverside

ER Dr : What's your boyfriend's last name?
Bimbo: I don't know, but we're friends on Facebook, I could look it up.

--Beth Israel Emergency Room

One-armed cracked-out dude to equally cracked-out girlfriend: And he's lookin' at me like he ain't never seen nobody stealin' before!

--Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick

Woman on phone: Hi, honey. Did you find the frogs with the red eyes? (pause) Oh, do you think your mom will like the quail? (pause) It's 30% off, right?

-Lincoln Center

Girl to friend: So they, like, told me I should come up to the school for two days and, like, go to some dinner on the first night and then do campus activities the next day. But I don't know. That's, like, two days of my life.

--6 Train


Monday, June 14, 2010

Solutions For Mother Earth

Those of you that know me know I am anti-pretty much everything....authority, government, umbrellas, it's not like me to be political. However, may I suggest using the following national resources to plug this horrific spill in the Gulf??

Joe Jackson: Perhaps this would get him to STFU!
Jon Grosslin: For making us hear the word "Douche" way too many times.
Rush Limbaugh: Do I really need to explain this choice?
Lindsay Low: For scarring my eyes with that fake-tan orange skin.
Spencer Pratt: For being born.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Questionable Food Item of the Day

This lovely little sandwich is a secret item at McDonalds called the McGangBang. It's pretty much a McChicken Sandwich getting ganged by two cheeseburgers. Calories? 750. Cost? $2.16 Love America!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tame Impala - expectations

Tame Impala - Solitude is Bliss

Sound of the Week

Tame Impala

Tame Impala is a three-piece indie band from Perth, Australia. The genre? I will describe it as psychadelica, hypno-groove, beat-poet-ish fuzz-rock. You? Their debut LP Innerspeaker, which seems to be about love and loss, was released this May and was mixed by Flaming Lips collaborator Dave Fridmann.

Fun Facts

  • Band Members: Kevin Parker (vocals, Lead Guitar), Dom Simper (Bass Guitar) and Jay Watson (Drums, Backing vocals).

  • The band counts among it's influences Massive Attack, Beck and The Doors.

  • They will be performing thier first US tour this summer with MGMT.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Dumb-Ass of the Day

This lovely mugshot is one Christina Gamble, a 43-year old woman from Quakertown, Pennsylvania. What is her offense? If it's listed here, you know it's Dumb.

Gamble claimed she fell and hurt her back while working in a restaurant. Apparently, this fall (bet it was a cucumber slice on the floor) left her unable to stand or change postitions. According to authorities, she received more than $22,000 in disability payments since 2007.

The problem? While she was collecting on her extremely-debilitating injury, she was also working as a stripper at a fancy little place called "C. R. Fanny's Gentlemen's Club." No, I did NOT make that name up. I guess making sexy-times with a pole is gentler on the body than carrying a tossed salad to a table.....

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tom Petty - You Got Lucky

Classic of the Day

Back in the day when MTV showed videos, I would watch this one everyday before 8th grade while chowing down Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts. GoodTimes!

Questionable Food Item of the Day - McRibbles

Introducing McRibbles!! Bet even Fred Flinstone would pass on this....Just add Magnormously-Sized Fries, an Unfathomable amount of ounces of Coke, and a couple of those sweet Cherry Pies......then go try Spin Class!