Sunday, June 29, 2008

Here are some more of the best George Carlin Quotes, Jokes and Lines:

Here are some of the best George Carlin Quotes, Jokes and Lines:
If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
What’s all this stuff about motivation? I say, if you need motivation, you probably need more than motivation. You probably need chemical intervention or brain surgery. Actually, if you ask me, this country could do with a little less motivation. The people who are causing all the trouble seem highly motivated to me.

Ever wonder about those people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backward.

I like Florida. Everything is in the 80’s. The temperatures, the ages and the IQ’s.
The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life.

The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other going in opposite directions.

If a man smiles all the time he’s probably selling something that doesn’t work.

Honesty may be the best policy, but it’s important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.

Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

If man evolved from monkeys and apes. . . why do we still have monkeys and apes?
The main reason Santa is so jolly is because he knows where all the bad girls live.

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, “Where’s the self-help section? ” She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

If a man is standing in the middle of the forest speaking and there is no woman around to hear him. . . is he still wrong? (yes)

If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

Is there another word for synonym?

Isn’t it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do “practice”?
Where do forest rangers go to “get away from it all? ”
What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?

If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?

Would a fly without wings be called a walk?

Why do they lock gas station bathrooms? Are they afraid someone will clean them?
If a turtle doesn’t have a shell, is he homeless or naked?

Why don’t sheep shrink when it rains?

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The MLS reveal their new uniforms!


Record-tying heat in Puget Sound

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Greenlake today.

My Morning Jacket enjoys slow rise

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My Morning Jacket's Jim James (center) is "really happy and proud about" the band's new album.


Thanks to Mandy of 85th and Stone for this one!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Doveman Covers The Footloose Soundtrack

thubmnail icon: Doveman Covers The Footloose Soundtrack


Click the pic to download the cover track for free.

Fleet Foxes, The Hold Steady, The Dodos, Vampire Weekend, and Les Saavy Fav are all playing at the Capitol Hill Block Party.


http://www.thestranger.com/blockparty

FLEET FOXES, MENOMENA, THE CAVE SINGERS, THROW ME THE STATUE, JAGUAR LOVE, AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT, SCHOOLYARD HEROES

Already Confirmed! Vampire Weekend, Les Savy Fav, DeVotchka, The Hold Steady, Girl Talk, Chromeo, Kimya Dawson,The Dodos, U.S.E., Jay Reatard, Akimbo & many, many more!


Thursday, June 26, 2008

Tim McGraw personally ejects jackass from concert at White River.

Download the new Girl Talk Album (for free!).

thubmnail icon: Girl Talk's Feed The Animals Is Out Today

Like Night Ripper, the new CD Feed the Animals will most likely be the best mix CD of the year. Download the whole album here.

Check out the sample list for the first song:

"Play Your Part (Pt. 1)" - 4:45

0:01 UGK with OutKast "International Player's Anthem (I Choose You)"
0:01 Spencer Davis Group "Gimme Some Lovin'"
0:01 Roy Orbison "Oh, Pretty Woman"
0:01 The Unicorns "I Was Born (A Unicorn)"
0:32 DJ Funk "Pump That Shit"
0:55 Cupid "Cupid Shuffle"
1:08 Pete Townshend "Let My Love Open the Door"
1:19 Unk "Walk It Out"
1:59 Twisted Sister "We're Not Gonna Take It"
2:00 Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Phenomena"
2:04 Huey Lewis & The News "The Heart of Rock & Roll"
2:13 Lil Mama "G-Slide (Tour Bus)"
2:29 Ludacris "What's Your Fantasy"
2:36 Temple of the Dog "Hunger Strike"
2:49 Birdman featuring Lil Wayne "Pop Bottles"
3:01 Rage Against the Machine "Freedom"
3:02 Birdman and Lil Wayne "Stuntin' Like My Daddy"
3:04 Aaliyah featuring Timbaland "We Need a Resolution"
3:05 T.I. "What You Know"
3:17 Edwin Starr "War"
3:41 Sinead O'Connor "Nothing Compares 2 U"
4:13 Shawnna "Gettin' Some"

(which samples "Blowjob Betty" by Too Short)

4:32 Jay-Z "Big Pimpin'"

Jason Bateman talks Arrested Development on Countdown.

Kiss, Ramones Members Guest With Pearl Jam In NYC

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder on stage at Madison Square Garden

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

High Street Balls

This is an amazing video by some WWU kids who wrote/sang/ and edited this video.  If you went to WWU this is a required viewing...all will enjoy...

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Two Best Albums Out Right Now

Undoubtedly many of you have heard about the Fleet Foxes by now. They are a local rock group that combine simple folk (think My Morning Jacket circa The Tennessee Fire or The Shepards Dog Iron and Wine) with luscious Beach Boys style harmonies to create a sound that is both simple in instrumentation yet non-linear in song structure. I have not stopped listening to this record for two weeks straight.
Download: 'White Winter Hymnal' (MP3)


The next album you need to get is by a lesser known band named the Dodos. Their album Visitor is hard to pigeonhole but I'll do my best to at least clue you in as to what bands I believe inspire their music. Picture a more acoustic everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to song arrangements similar to Arcade Fire, combined that with occasional background vocals that sound like the punkier choruses of Modest Mouse songs, add on some lo-fi production like that of Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, throw in some blues and then finally some Beta Band reverb and I think you would have a general idea of what the band sounds like.
You can stream the whole album here.
They play Seattle next Wednesday at Neumos.
Download:'Fools' by the Dodos (MP3)

Video: Pearl Jam and My Morning Jacket Dream On at Bonnaroo

Friday, June 13, 2008

Tornados are not small.

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More on Russert.

Tim Russert Dies Of Heart Attack At Age 58





This is shocking. I have watched him every Sunday for the past five years. Plus, he's been all over MSNBC this year with election coverage. Very depressing.

Billy Quan from Almost Live!

Sub Pop is giving away a free MP3 of one of the most best songs on the new Fleet Foxes record.

This is one of the best records of the year. Easily. Fleet Foxes are the bomb.

Sub Pop Oral History: "Going Out of Business Since 1988!"

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Click for a visual history of Sub Pop

Click here for the full story!

Monday, June 09, 2008

E.D. Hill and everyone else at Fox Noise is insane! A terrorist fist pump? Really?

The new iPhone is here!

Listen to the New My Morning Jacket album Right Now!

Spin's Four and a half star review.

Rolling Stone's four star review.


Entertainment Weekly
gives in a A.

Obscure Sound gives it a 9/10.

My first reaction? Hmm. Hard to say. Musically it's all over the place. There is funk, soul, 70's James Taylor stuff, and some harmonies the Beach Boys or Bee Gees would recognize. Of course there is also some killer riff's, folky lyrics, and some class alt-country jamming that will make the traditional fan happy.
I'll give it a few more listens before I pass judgment, but lets just say My Morning Jacket has really expanded it's musical experimentation in the same way artists like The Beatles, Beach Boys, Beck, The Who, Queen, U2, Wilco, Flaming Lips, and Radiohead have all done. Will all the fans remain on board? We'll know soon enough, but my guess is most-likely.

Update:
I thought I would add a bit more in regards to the "experimentation" I refer to in the above paragraph. It was obvious on Z and even more so on Evil Urges that Jim James is a HUGE Prince fan. I get it. But I still don't know what to make of 'Highly Suspicious'. It's like Prince meets Krautrock meets hair metal. I played it for Rachelle and she loved it. I hated it initially. It threw me for a loop and on my first listen I felt the track stopped the album dead. Now I am not so sure. The damn thing is stuck in my head and I think I may actually enjoy it. I just kind of wish it wasn't My Morning Jacket maybe. I doubt I'll be the only one polarized by this song, but one song does not an album make, and the rest of Evil Urges is fantastic. I can't wait to see them on the 28th of September in Seattle.
Read my old review from the Showbox in 96 here.


Sunday, June 08, 2008

Friday, June 06, 2008

Premature Evaluation: Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends

Stereogum goes into great detail about why their last album was awful (same thing I complained about, "lets remake our hits") and highlights the different direction the bad takes on this record. I am not too impressed with the single, but I am willing to give the album a listen since their first two records are my favorite Travis/Early Radiohead rip-off records to come out in the last ten years. In fact seeing Coldplay with 300 other people at the Showbox at their first US show in 2001 was pretty damn cool.

Now, if Coldplay actually matured and actually made an OK Comptuter, Kid A, or In Rainbows...well, then they'd really have something.

Adviser Says McCain Backs Bush Wiretaps

Whatever happened to Republicans who favored a smaller and less intrusive government? Do traditional Republicans exist anymore?

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

A Great New Mix For You All!



Click image to see the full track listing!

Who wants a copy? Here is the iTunes version (it's missing two songs.)
The Dodos and the Duke Spirit are two new bands everyone should check it. My Morning Jacket's new record comes out next Tuesday.





Obama Becomes First Black Democratic Presidential Nominee

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U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. announces his candidacy for president of the United States at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Ill., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007.
(Charles Rex Arbogast/AP Photo)

Scream, shout, jump up and down. No matter. The gay-marriage issue is over and done with. The upshot: love won.

Designer of Pringles carton buried in crisp tube

Pringles crisp packet

AP tally: Obama effectively clinches nomination