Et In Arcadia Ego

It’s Novelty Song Day today. Okay, I may have made that up, I just needed an excuse to put this song up:

Scala On The RocksCreep

Because every song sounds better when it's covered by choir-girls, especially when it has swearing for juvenile giggles. Although you do run the risk of ending up with a song that sounds like St. Winifred's School Choir singing "Grandma" (for all Americans - it's exactly as sickly-sweet as it sounds). However, this cover manages to sound rather menacing in parts, so I thought I'd share it with you.

Roy VedasFragments of Life (Latin Version)

Ah, the vocoder. Who knew that one day it would breathe new life into Cher's career? We can thank Homer Dudley for that, although it also helped to encrypt phone calls between FDR and Churchill during WWII, so I suppose "Believe" was an acceptable sacrifice for the defeat of Nazi Germany. Mostly. Anyway, from 1998! The world of yesteryear and the world of tomorrow combine to create a sonic masterpiece that troubled the chart for all of one week!

Next week! Obscure tracks from an album that never existed, trapped in a world it never made!

currently playing: The Delays — Wanderlust

My First McDonald's,2763,1214696,00.html

currently playing: Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over The Sea

There's No Chance of Error!

Boys don’t cry. Or they’d better not, considering it messes with the iris scanners.

But technology is never wrong!

currently playing: Manitoba — Crayon

I'm The Man Who Links You

The Bush Pyramid: How to elect a President via Amway.

Music Globalisation? (it's not an article I agree with, but it is thought-provoking)

London's hidden Underground


More comics should have cigar-smoking dolphins

currently playing: Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci - Patio Song

45 Minutes For Lemonade?!

Congratulations to Laura, Leigh, Kavi, and Stacie for graduating from UNC today!

currently playing: The Temptations — Pap Was A Rolling Stone

The Conservative Party:

Riding the cultural zeitgeist like it’s 2001.

currently playing: The Primitives — Crash

Rockist! Popist! Duck Season! Rabbit Season!

They defected. Once, they were a second-tier Motown band, struggling to make themselves known amongst the other giants on the label. In 1971, they broke out of the maximum-security Detroit prison and headed for Atlantic Records, where they met a man called Thom Bell, the producer behind the “Philadelphia Sound” (horns! trumpets! Big Band Sound!). Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no-one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire The Spinners.

The Spinners — I'll Be Around

Formed as a reaction to being refused entry to Studio 54, the shadowy CHIC Organisation was a constant thorn in the side of people who hate fun. Groups that were funded by these members of the New Order include Sister Sledge (sadly, not a real nun), Sheila and B. Devotion, ABC, Madonna, David Bowie, and The Power Station. They remain sorry about The Power Station. CHIC currently resides in the fifth sub-basement of the MI6 building in London, waiting for the day that London is attacked and the building transforms into London's final line of defence; a 200-foot-high killer concrete robot.

ChicWhat About Me?

Incidentally, does anybody else feel uneasy about the choice of song for Euro 2004? I appreciate the sentiment, I suppose; it's about a period when two opposing sides of Europe came together for a game of football. But it's still about the First World War; aren't we past that sort of jingoistic image by now?

currently playing: The Postal Service — Sleeping In

Creepy Websites!

Note reassuring use of Flash.

Worth visiting so you can check out Guest House Kabul and Guest House Baghdad.

"Hi! We're hired killers! But doesn't our site look professional?"

All these companies are listed in a US State Dep. document about the Security companies currently doing business in Iraq. Amusing/Dull-horror-causing note at the top of the document:

The U.S. government assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons or firms whose names appear on the list.

Also: the most tasteless job ad in history?

currently playing: Radiohead — Black Star

The Mouse Strikes Again

Um, if Disney said this back in 2003, then why are we only hearing about it now? Something seems odd.

(And it's not like this will stop a US release. When the same thing happened to Kevin Smith's Dogma, the film was quickly snapped up by another distributor. So I don't think it's quite as bad as the article sounds, although it is discouraging, if not surprising, that Disney are blocking the film)

currently playing: Orange Juice — A Place In My Heart

25 Years And We're Still Paying

“When Margaret Thatcher dies, I hope that they install a disco dance floor on top of her grave. It’ll make things easier.”

currently playing: Gene — I Can’t Decide If She Really Loves Me