Happy New Year!

January 1, 2007

Welcome to 2007.
It was nice to see that Dick Clark is still alive.

Pick your poison. Here are some resolutions:
In 2007, I will…
a. Cut down. (We Will Never Drink Again– The Devastations)
b. Get fit. (45 and Fat – Baby Bird)
c. Be nice. (A Better Version of Me – Fiona Apple)
d. Share. (The Money You Have… – The Oxford Collapse)

Death Cab For Cutie – The New Year


Merry X-mas!

December 25, 2006

Merry X-mas to everyone who wants to be wished a Merry X-mas and isn’t offended by the statement. To those not in the first group, have a very special Monday! Take the day off! Especially you, Tom Flynn (The Trouble With X-mas), but not you Mel Gibson (LA County DUI, 2006). You’re a fucking psycho. 

12 days of X-mas – Muppets & John Denver

And to save you the window shopping, PNC has calculated just how much the twelve days of X-mas is going cost your true love in 2006. The PNC X-mas Index.

Yes, pear trees are up 40%! Sell! Buy!
(To a healthy economy in the new year.)
We hope you get everything on your list.
Listen: Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt

Happy Festivus!

December 23, 2006

I gotta lot of problems with you people…
(and by you people, I mean Michael Richards).

Seinfeld – “The Strike”

A Festivus gift: The Coup’s My Favorite Mutiny, from Pick A Bigger Weapon.

And now for the Feats of Strength…

Happy Chanukkah!

December 20, 2006

Kislev 25, 5767.
(Yes, this is a few days late.)

Eight songs.
They have nothing to do with the festival of lights. So everyone, enjoy the tchotchke !

In honor of the rebel forces, these eight songs go out to Mattathias and his sons: John, Simon, Eleazar, Jonathan, and Judah (for your listening pleasure).

Yeah, fuck you, Antiochus IV Epiphanes.

The Chanukkah List Eight:

1. Cake Like – Lorraine’s Car (Directed by David Wain, feat. members of The State)

2. Birdmonster – Cause You Can from No Midnight, available by direct order, here.

3. Lifetime – Starsixtynine from Somewhere in the Swamps of Jersey, available on Jade Tree Records.

4. Minus the Bear – Pachuca Sunrise from Menos El Oso, available on Suicide Squeeze Records.

5. Mirah – Cold, Cold Water from Advisory Committee, available on K Records.

6. Beck – Pink Moon (cover of the Nick Drake tune, unreleased, thanks Indie For Bunnies)

7. Charlotte Gainsbourg – The Songs That We Sing from 5:55, available on Because Music.

8. The Spinto Band – Oh Mandy from Nice and Nicely Done, available on Bar None Records.

A Great Miracle Happened There,
From: Your Invisible Friends 

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2006

“Thanksgiving would be the perfect holiday… well, if it weren’t for the conquering.” (Or so says one of my colleagues at work.)

So grab yourself some stuffing, put on Fugazi’s “Smallpox Champion” on repeat, and reflect upon all of the many reasons you are thankful for reservation casinos and gambling.

Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving from your invisible friends.

Sarah McLachlan & Cinder Calhoun (Ana Gasteyer) – “Basted in Blood,” from Saturday Night Live.