Wednesday, July 18, 2007

When do you have enough keyboards?

Two? NO!

(Devo - Peekaboo!)

Three? NO!

(Berlin - Sex (I'm A...) [truncated])

Four? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

(Kraftwerk - Pocket Calculator)

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Logic puzzles

I don't read the Daily Kos blog, but another blog I read has noted that Kos is being bombarded with hate mail by viewers of The O'Reilly Factor, which airs on Fox News. Here's one of my favorites:
I have never seen so much hate you would embarrassed Nazi’s

Why can’t people like you just make a living, instead of hating everyone else?

Are you all muslims?

I just say fuck you, asshole

It's so beautiful, it's almost a work of art.

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Mathematics of Tears for Fears

As readers and friends know, I'm a big metal fan. I'm also, generally speaking, a fan of any kind of dark music. If it's brooding, if it's moody, and if the music is good, chances are I'll like it.

Synth pop and synth rock, I've come to find, have a great ability to have melancholy and black atmospheres. Sadly, from what I've heard, most bands don't approach that area, instead focusing on upbeat pop. That's why I have to give majors kudos to Tears for Fears, who released an entire album of bleak songs in their debut, 1983's The Hurting. Perhaps the most well known track is "Mad World" -
All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere



(Not sure what the hell is going on two and a half minutes into this)

The group had other songs, too (duh), including "Change"...



(Again with the weird dancing)

..."Memories Fade"...



(Even in concert, there's the crazy arm movements)

...and "Watch Me Bleed."



(This is an early show, so they hadn't quite mastered the spastic dancing yet)

I'm always looking for good synth music, and I know some of you know more about that music than I do, so hook me up.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Things we learn from Wikipedia

About porn star, I mean, "veteran American adult film actress, nude model, script writer and director" Chloe Hoffman:
A childhood accident when she was 11 on the monkey bars damaged her clitoris. The vaginal area was reconstructed but she accidentally tore out some of the stitches in ballet class a few weeks later. In her words, her clitoris is "always hard but I don't feel anything".
I uh, um, yeah, that's...I...yeah.