Saturday, August 25, 2007
Ol' buddy Sarah G married longtime boyfriend Phil this Friday and it was a blast. The bridesmaids' dresses complemented the church's color scheme, the music selections were perfect, and the cake tasted exquisite.
Here are some video clips as well. That kid rocked Brass Monkey. While dancing I stepped on each of Kim's toes, but she was a great sport about it.
The first dance as husband and wife:
Oh, and the vows.
Early that morning I noticed the hotel marquee spelled Sarah's name without the H, so I made a call.
Finally, I got to meet some of Phil and Sarah's friends from Machias for the first time. They were surprised to know even I knew about the magic that is Scottie2Hottie.
Scottie2Hottie's Real World Audition
Congratulations again to Sarah and Phil!
Monday, August 20, 2007
2. Let There Be Light
4. New Jack
6. Phantom Pt II
8. The Party
11. Waters of Nazareth
12. One Minute to Midnight
What does it sound like? Imagine if Daft Punk's Homework met the breakdown in Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and decided to collaborate on a remix of Modest Mussorgsky's Night On Bald Mountain. Don't believe me? YouTube to the rescue. Enjoy!
Daft Punk videos rock, hard
A Filipino prison practices "Thriller" (compare to track 1, "Genesis" and note some lyrical hints of MJ and the Jackson 5 in "D.A.N.C.E.")
"Night on Bald Mountain" from Disney's Fantasia (compare to track 10, "Stress")
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Original phone booth
A second floor office behind a glass wall
The 14th floor has a fireplace in an all-wood "oval office" boardroom.
The shadow of the Electric Tower on top of the Goldome Building.
An eye-level view of the top of the Central Terminal
Other pictures are here.
In any case, the lobby is open to everyone on weekdays, and it looks great.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Look closely. No, not there. Lower. Lower. . . . Okay, you see the boat? Click on the picture and read the caption.
"On both days, tours of the schooner will be available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as walking tours of the Canal District at 1 and 2 p.m." and GUESS WHO GAVE THE 2 O'CLOCK TOUR?? No, really! Guess! Come on!
You guys are no fun, you know that? I make the front page with Lindsay Lohan and nobody even cares.
See if I come to your funeral.
Meanwhile, this next song pretty much defines me as a person. Once I put this music to a computer animation of the Lincoln-Douglass debates and then played it in a history class. Best presentation ever.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
So anyway, here are some pictures from the night. The Cincoshakes were delicious.
We ventured to the Jolly Jug, a place known to many as the place Vincent Gallo robbed when he was a teenager in Amherst. (Others like their tacos.) The blurry, second picture shows that our corner of the bar was inhabited by two different jukeboxes. Here's top secret hidden video of them playing simultaneously, which was retarded. And loud.
We even saw a local celebrity: Lou, the guitarist from Mexican Cession! The guy that tore it up every encore playing Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher!" Here, Brian: you better not be using an RSS feed right now, because this .mp3 is dedicated in your honor.
Mexican Cession - Bagel Pimp
Friday, August 10, 2007
Here too is a short interview where Haale describes her Persian instrumentation.
Beth Hirsch shared the double bill
Dave smuggled a glass out the door. Guess where he hid it?
The new paint job on the Old Pink
They're Baaaaaack. . . .
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
I actually put this together a month ago but never got around to posting it. You can hear the tracks as individual .mp3 files or in one big .zip. Let me know about any dead links.
Last month's tracks
Enough of my yakkin', let's boogie.
Afghan Whigs - Dixie Peach Promenade
Atmosphere - My Alien Girlfriend ft. Murs
Bad Plus - Tom Sawyer (Rush cover)
Beth Orton - Heart of Soul
Hives - Supply and Demand
Jesus Lizard - Nub (live)
John Zorn - Litany V [not for the weak]
Kings of Leon - My Party
Kleptones - 18:00 War of Confusion
Loose Fur - The Ruling Class
Mudhoney - You Got It
My Brightest Diamond - Freak Out (Gold Chains Panique Mix)
Nine Inch Nails - Hyperpower
N.W.A. - 100 Miles and Runnin'
Queens of the Stone Age - Goin' Out West (B-side)
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Bedbugs
Tom Waits - Step Right Up
Velvet Underground - Venus in Furs (Norman Dolph acetate take; recently discovered)
Vietnam - Priest, Poet, & the Pig
Wilco - Camera (Australia bonus track)
Monday, August 06, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
For some strange reason my roommate decided against going out at one in the morning, so I packed up and headed to Nietzsche's on my lonesome for part of the Infringement Festival. Knife Crazy is an off-kilter band with interesting dance moves, as you'll see in the video.
Pocket Gallows, a Pennsylvania band, played right before. While a lot of people stayed in the bar during this one I thought they had a good sound. Too bad they're too abrasive for most listeners. Here's their very short last song.
Well, I liked it.
Here is a slideshow of random pictures I've taken over the summer. In general they follow the order of:
Greek Restaurant in Mississaugua
Front Park/Connecticut Street Armory
Ani Difranco's Church
Allentown Art Festival
Thursday At The Square
Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lafayette Tap Room(check out this site!)
Taste Of Buffalo
Gusto at the Albright-Knox
Fish Fry at Cole's
Sorrento Italian Festival
I Spy Exhibit, Buffalo Central Library
Dinner, Buffalo Brew Pub
Scott's New House, Clarence
River Lea/Beaver Island Historical Society
Vagina Exhibit on Allen Street
The Last Picture Took Itself
You'll probably notice a strange dot at the top of some photos. Since those were taken I've bought a new camera, explaining the better resolution near the end. Have you been to any of these places/events?
Music: Mouse On Mars, "I Go Ego Why Go We Go"
Architecture In Helsinki, "Heart It Races (as played by Hey Willpower)"