Thursday, October 28, 2004

2004's Scariest Halloween Costumes
via boing boing

Monday, October 25, 2004

Friday, October 22, 2004

miss texas does chopin

avant-garden? I see I'm not the only one who is reminded of nancarrow ...

martin lutherrhea
Archaeologists in Germany say they may have found a lavatory where Martin Luther launched the Reformation of the Christian church in the 16th Century.

The stone room is in a newly-unearthed annex to Luther's house in Wittenberg.

Luther is quoted as saying he was 'in cloaca', or in the sewer, when he was inspired to argue that salvation is granted because of faith, not deeds.

The scholar suffered from constipation and spent many hours in contemplation on the toilet seat.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

jandek live

Which is a big deal to very special people. I never got the Jandek cult, but the sample tracks here are listenable for at least minute, or even more! He could be bigger than Hanson. Really, they're ok.

more live grand funk railroad here.

Monday, October 18, 2004

heaven is a funky moose

steve perry grooves to wildlife theology

Friday, October 15, 2004

martha and the muffins!

have aged alright, and have their own website. mp3s are up at moistworks. Scroll down to Oct. 13th for Muffins.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Periodic Table of Atomic Music
Every art form of the early Cold War era had to deal with the arrival of atomic bomb in one manner or another. Some artists were reserved and intellectual in their approach to the awesome new phenomenon, others less so. The world of Pop Music, for one, got an especially crazy kick out of the Bomb. Blues, jazz, gospel, rock and country musicians embraced atomic energy with wild-eyed, and some might argue inappropriate, enthusiasm. These musicians churned out a variety of truly memorable tunes featuring some of the most bizarre lyrics of the 20th century.

The Internet Resource for collecting medical, surgical, apothecary, dental, and bloodletting antiques.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

old cooties
Lice could have jumped from them on to our ancestors during fights, sex, clothes-sharing or even cannibalism.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

cecil mcbee and the right of personality
Sometime after the jazz musician Cecil McBee played in Japan for the first time, someone opened a CECIL McBEE clothing store there and now it's a successful chain. McBee has sued in Japan under a theory of right of personality, with mixed success.