Saturday, October 25, 2008


via everywhere


Love Young Master Turner and Young Miles.

Turner and Kane played four covers in the set, the first of which was The Beatles' 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' from the 1969 'Abbey Road' album, to the delight of the Liverpool crowd.

What Mr. Gunn says

Friday, October 24, 2008

Holy hell

That's a whole lot of tickets to move in one day. FOR ONE ACT.

Oasis have since added third nights in Manchester (June 4) and London (July 9) at the same venues.With tickets going on sale at 10am(BST) this morning (October 24), the band had sold half a million tickets by 3pm. Oasis co-promoter Chris York of SJM Concerts speculated that "this has to be the most tickets ever sold by an artist in the UK in one day".

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Please, Jesus

let this happen...

Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt, aka Vince Noir and Howard Moon, are sat backstage at Brixton Academy surrounded by gifts from fans, Pot Noodles and sweets.

They've just begun a massive three-month tour round England, Scotland and Wales but they're already thinking about the next step.

The duo say breaking the States is definitely high on their list.

Random ten

1. Sister Rosetta (Capture the Spirit)- Noisettes
2. Who'll Stop the Rain?- Stereophonics
3. Supersonic- Oasis
4. Country Girl- Primal Scream
5. Shotgun- Junior Walker & the All-Stars
6. 16 Days- Whiskeytown
7. I'm Scared- Duffy
8. DARE- Gorillaz
9. Round Round- Sugababes
10. Police On My Back- Lethal Bizzle

11. Thick As Thieves- The Jam
12. Happy Jack- The Who

Wednesday, October 22, 2008



my new obsession with Protea, my mom commented-

I'm a little worried about your attraction to protea...although if it were joke..

This is an Antherium, generally referred to in Iowa's Coolest Flower Shop as "little boy flowers."

Yes, I crack peen jokes with my mom. Isn't life grand?

(it really is)


so the other day, I was driving through town when I noticed an unusual amount of blue hairs at the town hall. Flu shots were being offered there.

Some codger in a Lincoln nearly nailed me backing out of a parking stall. He had bumper stickers on the battered fender. One was McCain/Palin. The other read "I'll Fight For Freedom."

I thought, "Shit, hoss, you ain't fighting for nothing but position at the buffet line."

By all means, let's elect another one, because the last 8 years have been so fucking wonderful.

Hee hee. Go Chuck!

If the election were held today, veteran lawmaker and Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said Democratic candidate Barack Obama would win.

"Maybe two weeks from now, I may be saying the same thing, Obama's going to win, and could win with 100 electoral votes to spare," Grassley said in a noon visit with the Lion's Club.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

If a flower could be a Panda,

it would be a "Pink Mink" Protea. Cuddly, soft, fuzzy and adorable.

I'm in love.


I want these earrings from Topshop, and could actually afford them. However, I have a severe nickel allergy, and would feel like moles were burrowing under my skin if I wore them.

Damn my tendency to be a delicate flower.

Today at work,

we were discussing my many fears. Heights, spiders, driving when it's raining, and most the most odd one- nubby-textured things.

I freaking cannot handle textured things, such as the grapevine wreaths that have the ends trimmed so that there's a cluster of sharply cut ends... *shivers*

I'm also not crazy about crocodile skin-patterned things. Icky.

And this costume of Lovefoxx CSS's... eek.

Had to share. Sorry.

Monday, October 20, 2008


The 'Phonics on Live Lounge. God, Kelly is fine.


Actual quote in Q from Noel Thomas David Gallagher-

"It was genius," he says of Jay-Z's response. "It had turned into a moral issue, like I was some kind of musical racist. But I actually like Jay-Z. Look, his profile went through the roof, Wonderwall went back in the charts, everyone's a fucking winner."


Matt Taibbi has a blog? With post titles like-

Wall Street: Less Responsible Than a Coked-Out NFL Running Back


Sunday, October 19, 2008

'From Despair To Where'- Manic Street Preachers

1. Sean's gloves. Cool.
2. Nicky's sunnies. Cool as hell.
3. Richey is beautiful. Full stop.
4. James. My Lord. Is un-BELIVEABLE.

Even cooler

Um, this one made me tear up. The sheer joy on these kiddos faces...

So cool

Speaking of Burt,

Baby girl Adele will be performing with him at the Electric Proms on Wednesday.

Legendary American songwriter and performer Burt Bacharach opens this year's BBC Electric Proms at the Roundhouse in London. He performs with the BBC Concert Orchestra accompanied by guest vocalists, Adele, Beth Rowley and Jamie Cullum. Burt's unparalleled six-decade career has defined romantic song with cherished hits such as Walk On By, The Look of Love, and I Say A Little Prayer.

Rock on,

Burt Bacharach...

"I was never political, not until George W got in office and the way the election was stolen from Al Gore. I've got these two young kids and I'm worried about the world they're growing up in. I'm scared to death now. I wish that England and France and Germany and Italy could vote. I want Obama to win so badly. I don't understand what's going on with Palin who is against abortion; against abortion on incest, against abortion on rape. I just can't understand how you could feel that way."

And he's so right- Aretha Franklin's take on 'Say A Little Prayer' is far superior to Dionne Warwick's (which is brilliant).

Holy crap!

Not having endorsed a Dem since LBJ, the Houston Chronicle endorses Obama/Biden.

The incoming administration must immediately focus and engage on so many fronts. The tasks at hand will require stamina, creativity and leadership abilities to replace partisan gridlock with a national consensus on what is best for the American people. The new leadership team must have the intellect and temperament to tackle complex issues with equally sophisticated solutions. The current go-it-alone mentality in the White House on foreign policy must give way to an effort to work in concert with our allies while engaging our enemies at the negotiating table as well as on the battlefield.

After carefully observing the Democratic and Republican nominees in drawn-out primary struggles as well as in the general campaign, including three debates, the Chronicle strongly believes that the ticket of Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden offers the best choice to lead the United States on a new course into the second decade of the 21st century.