Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Swastikas are the new ... not swastikas

Oh man, this article has been going around, and I just wanted to share. It's an article about a couple who named their son Adolf Hitler Campbell, and were denied when they tried to get a cake with their son's name on it for his third birthday. My favorite part of the entire article has to be when they mention that they also have a 2 year old daughter named JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell. I mean, I feel like you could be a little more creative than having your kids middle name be Aryan Nation, neither of those are even real names and it is also two words. I think we should just get rid of middle names altogether come to think of it.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Record Update

I've still been intaking records pretty steadily, I made a stop at the CD Cellar the other day and got some good record jankity:

Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline is wonderful, and I got it for a dollar. I've been jamming to it with the JX-70 in my undies a lot. It's a great way to start the day.

John Mayall with Erip Clapton, Blues Breakers - Been liking blues lately, I like trying to play blues riffs. I like the fact that it can be very segmented so I have time to think about what I'm going to try and do. I'm terrible, but it's fun.

Someday me and Danlee will be able to jam the blues and I can sing about my sad sad life as a bachelor.

Monday, December 8, 2008

HOME: The Post-Parlo Records Split CD Series

This is a really cool series of CDs, where post-parlo records will get two artists they like together and ask them to contribute songs themed after the concept "Home". I agree that might sound a little cliche, but it works. I know there is one with Bright Eyes & Brit Daniels (Spoon), and another with Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) & Andrew Kenny. I just got the mp3s from Amazon, you should check it out the cd here, I can't believe I just found out about it now, there are 5 split CD's so far.

You Remind Me of Home from the Ben Gibbard split is off the chains, really good.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Blog War Update

This blog war must come to an end, and I say let's end with something we can all agree on. Andy Lost.

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Fondlers

I've been watching this video that my brother John made multiple times a day for the past week, and just realized I should share it with you people. If you don't know, John treats his gear right, takes it out to romantic dinners at Red Lobster, massages its knobs daily, even flips some switches when the mood is right. This two part short film revolves around the gear, starring John O'Hallaron and Eric Schaeffer:

The Fondlers Part 1
The Fondlers Part 2

Parry Gripp Update

Will just had one of these video as his gchat status, and it turns out Parry Gripp made a bunch of hilarious stupid songs to play over stupid videos on YouTube. I couldn't tell you why this is still funny to me. Here are a few:

Chimpanzee Riding on a Segway:

Hamster on a Piano:

Ultimate Frisbee:

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Blog Wars

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Also, I was talking to Tommy over break about the new Kanye album, and I must have misheard when he said that this album was good, or maybe his mouth was so stuffed full of Kanye's cock that I couldn't understand. Christ, Kanye is simply wanking it through auto-tune for 11 tracks of pure diarrhea. I'm going to listen to it again now, and maybe I will change my mind, but I'm going to wear a poncho this time just in case I'm in the splash zone of the shit spraying out of Kanye's mouth. We'll see.

Unreal City

Well, I posted earlier about the Unreal City album, Ephemeral Subsistence, coming out and it did at some point between then and now. Ephemeral Subsistence is out on CD, pick it up online wherever or hit your local strip mall and stop off at Hot Topic to pick one up !!!!! I just read this little bio of Unreal City on Smart Punk and I can't tell whether it's funny or if it makes me really sad that I lived in and really love Pittsburgh:

Once known as “Hell with the lid off,” Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has yet to escape its tormented past of the steel industry collapse. Culminating into more than just an ongoing economical depression, the decline over the last few decades has toiled on the ambitions of locals who have harbored bleak and desolate perspectives. There are those exceptions with hope or optimism, and there are those at the bottom who wallow in the misery of it all. UNREAL CITY is music for the bleak and miserable only. Engulfed in an atmosphere where the sun only shines 59 days a year, this is depressing, haunting music for failing people in resentful unrest.

Check out those classy quotation mark images I found on Google! Anyways, buy the CD, it is mean.

In personal news, I'm not sure that I posted about the drunk bus experience with my coworkers. My boss was on the bus, which I thought would be wierd, and was kind of wierd until everyone in the world got shitty. In the end he ended up calling me at 3:00AM to leave me a message that he had my wallet, and I picked it up from his house the next morning. Anyways, we had a nice chit chat and that was that. I'm glad he keeps his work and personal lives seperate. Here's a picture of me and my friend Shaun. Yeah I've been working out the forearms, if you were going to ask. No big deal.