Gators don't sweat.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Patton & a Parrot

Did you see Peeping Tom on Conan? The Peeping Tom Media blitz is go! SuicideGirls has a great interview with Patton that spells out some of the process behind Patton's approach to writing music and writing for the different projects. I've heard this album called accessible and even "Patton's pop album", but in this interview he tells us where that comes from and I follow where he's coming from a bit more. I always looked at Tomahawk as more or a direct descendant of Faith No More than anything else, but until reading that interview I forgot that Patton's not really the main writer there. Anyway, you can stream the whole Peeping Tom album at their myspace. I like it, but coming on the heels of the Gorillaz's and Lovage's, & Handsome Boy Modeling Companies of the world, it's not all that much of a departure.

About two years ago or so, T-Bone gave me a CD-R, no case, labeled simply in sharpie ink, Jud Jud. I listened to it a few times and then lost it. Now I have a little context to go with all of it.

Also hot off the wire, I totally knew I was forgetting something the last time I updated. Thanks to The Old Dog for reading my mind and e-mailing to remind me - June 6th, 2006: National Day of Slayer!!! Oh, hell yeah! Plus, while I'm being all metal, go check out Hatebeak.

If you're looking for a good read or two, I can recommend an article about Sunn0))) and a very interesting article about sober hipsters. I read this just minutes after snarkily posting a comment about Dave Mustaine's music going downhill since he got sober, and it almost made me feel a bit bad about posting that, but not really.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Highway to hell (we're on the)


*This is a scary article. Be careful where you dispose of your boarding pass.
*More scary ish.
*1 in 136 US Residents behind bars.
*The army's recruiting Autistic kids?
*Heh, yesterday I walked past the Haunted Hooters and the marquee read "Welcome NRA". I just shook my head and chuckled, but it was probably actually aimed at the National Restaurant Association. The President addressed them here yesterday.
*Condeleeza's top ten. (and a mixtape with a song about Condeleeza on it!)
*Make a distortion pedal out of a walkman.
*Os Mutantes are back (and headed to Chicago!)
*Sly and the Family Stone. Sweet!

*uh, wow!

*that clip recommended by the always entertaining Dan Gleason. Hit up his spot for more goodie goodie gumdrops.

Monday, May 22, 2006

oh yeah...

Status ain't Hood has a review up of the NYC show of the Thrones/Growing tour. Which reminds me, they're playing the Bottle on Sunday. Sunn O)))/Boris is Friday night at the Logan Square Auditorium, too. Anyone want to go? I already have a ticket for the Sunn O))) show, but I'd love to end the weekend with even more noise.While I'm at it, I'm headed to see the Liars/Apes show at LSA on June 18th, anyone down for that?

While I got you...

If you want to step up your shirt game check out these bad boys. The Donkey King one is pretty sweet.

And, uh, this is very fascinating and disturbing...

The Wonderful World of Marvel Comics folks! I think this is why they went bankrupt in the 90s...