Sunday, May 28, 2006

Lost In Russia - The Unofficial Video Appendix


The gig is up. I found this video, revealing your secret identity as spiderman. So this is what you've been doing in Russia. How long have you been hiding this. It is a gift. Use it for good. Or for low-budget music videos.

Follow up on Finn...ish band Lordi

The masks came off, and then someone took pictures, and then published them, and now likewise go the gloves.

Here are the controversial photos of Lordi without their costumery.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Sunday, May 28th At Local 506, Chapel Hill:

Reintroducing Gil Kolchek(sic), on keyboards and guitar. Long-thought lost, Kolchek was recently found hosting Ecuador's number one game show, "Trato Hecho".

Monday, May 22, 2006


Whoops, actually it was the Finnish group Lordi(shown above) who narrowly beat out the Russians to win the contest. Hopefully, there wasn't any sort of similar confusion between our friend and some sore losers.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

This Friday: The Sames' Final Show

Here's the word from Zeno and the boys:

"the love triangles, bitter rivalries, artistic differences, drugs, andhead games have finally done in the ill-fated sames. the final strawwas when tim, high as a kite, showed up to practice wearing a grassskirt and punched mas in the groin.we're playing one more show, however, this friday, the 19th, at thecat's cradle in carrboro. it's a free show. and there will be free foodavailable at 8pm, come early to nibble'n'chat.joining us to make music will be some of our favorite bands from thearea, some of the desperados who've played with us, supported us, andhumiliated us during these last five years: the rosebuds, schooner,pleasant, audubon park, north elementary, and the torch marauder. plus,there will be a special appearance by the elusive pox family singers. alittle something for everybody. really, it's just a rock'n'roll partyto celebrate our demise. and david nahm is hosting, so prepare yourselves for plenty of juggling, impersonations, and the typicalbarrage of poorly timed racist's free, for christ's sake! and smoke-free, to boot.come say, "sayonara, suckers."thanks for listening.and for making us the #1 party band on the eastern seaboard!"

How will AP play with Finn in Russia and Ben serving a six game suspension? Submit your guess in the comments section.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Grant McLennan, RIP

I've been reading several remembrances today regarding the passing of Grant McLennan of the Go-Between's, from my favorite sports blog to Linc's myspace page. I never was good at keeping track of who sang what with McLennan and Robert Forster, but various obituaries have pointed out that McLennan sang some of my favorites. I first saw the Go-Between's mentioned in a zine by Jim Wilbur, who listed "16 Lovers Lane" in his personal top ten. I ran across a copy of "Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express" at a church rummage sale, and quickly fell in love with the song, "Apology Accepted", which was McLennan's. Their albums were then reissued and I found many great songs. I finally got to see them recently at the Cat's Cradle, and the only complaint I can remember, is that they didn't play every song I wanted to hear, but that's only because there were so many.

Thursday, May 04, 2006


"DON’T buy the new Springsteen album, it’s a rip-off!

i’m not a big fan of “The Boss”, but i was interested in hearing him attempt a few Seger songs, just to laugh at his weak attempts, but the songs on the record are from some grandpa dude named Seeger. it’s like kiddie music, “froggy-went-a-courtin” and “buffalo gals”, shit like that.

put a Seger sanction on the sales of this motherfucker."

(courtesy of my friend John W.)

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

This year's Kentucky Derby Field

1. Brother Derek, $1,114,980: Winner of six of his seven races in California and third in his only loss. Made his only start outside California in last fall's Breeders' Cup Juvenile and finished a distant fourth.
2. Lawyer Ron, $940,800: Dominance in Arkansas preps was reminiscent of Smarty Jones in 2004 and Afleet Alex last year. Has won all seven of his dirt races and lost all seven on grass and the Polytrack surface.
3. Barbaro, $750,000: Undefeated in five starts, but only the last two have been on dirt. Trying to become the first horse to win the Derby off a five-week layoff since Needles in 1956.
4. Bob and John, $590,370: Could be trainer Bob Baffert's fourth Derby winner in 10 years. Passed up the Santa Anita Derby to make his first start outside California in the Wood Memorial and won on a sloppy track.
5. Sinister Minister, $465,000: Sent from California to Kentucky by Baffert for the Blue Grass Stakes, he scored a frontrunning 12 3/4-length victory.
6. Private Vow, $417,888: As a 2-year-old, he starred in New York and won a Grade II at Churchill Downs but was seventh and third in his 2006 races in Arkansas.
7. A.P. Warrior, $323,185: Son of 1992 Belmont and Breeders' Cup winner A.P. Indy is trained by John Shirreffs, who won last year's Derby with 50-1 long shot Giacomo.
8. Sweetnorthernsaint, $320,000: Came from Maryland to win the Illinois Derby by 9 1/4 lengths. Jockey Kent Desormeaux won the Derby on Real Quiet in 1998 and Fusaichi Pegasus in 2000.
9. Sharp Humor, $280,000: New York-bred Florida Derby runner-up is son of Distorted Humor, sire of 2003 Derby winner Funny Cide.
10. Bluegrass Cat, $275,480: Excelled in New York last fall, but his only victory in three starts this year came in a minor stakes race in Tampa.
11. Steppenwolfer, $230,000: Ran well in Arkansas but couldn't catch Lawyer Ron.
12. Keyed Entry, $205,000: Three triumphs in five starts and has never run a bad race.
13. Showing Up, $201,500: He's 3-for-3 since starting his career Feb. 11. Trained by Barclay Tagg of Funny Cide fame.
14. Point Determined, $200,000: Baffert trains well-bred colt with good California credentials.
15. Cause to Believe, $192,500: Distant third in Illinois Derby after winning California Derby and El Camino Real Derby in northern California.
16. Deputy Glitters, $163,750: Tampa Bay Derby winner regressed to sixth in the Wood Memorial.
17. Storm Treasure, $155,000: Only win in six starts was a 7 1/4-lenth maiden race triumph at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6.
18. Jazil, $150,000: Also 1-for-6 but was a fast-closing second in the Wood.
19. Seaside Retreat, $125,807: Won 3 of 4 in Canada but 0-for-3 since moving to U.S.
20. Flashy Bull, $109,000: His dad, Holy Bull, sired Giacomo. He's 1-for-9 but often in the money.

Monday, May 01, 2006


Audubon Park is a band. On his birthday, Stingy Jones sang "Cut Your Hair" with the band at Local 506. Stingy's stepmom's brother is this guy, who was in the film "The Country Bears" as a stuntman. That's basically like three degrees, though I'm sure Kalb can give us a more precise ruling.