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Six-Word Reviews of 763 SXSW MP3s
I was wrong.
Paul Ford is hardcore. He listened to all of the 2008 songs, all the way through, and wrote six word reviews of each.
|7||Adam Kesher||P-Katherine||Thin white men, tight black pants?|
|18||AM||Old Song||Someone’s been eating Hall and Oatesmeal.|
|79||Blue Rodeo & Friends||This Town||You’ll pay for this, Steve Perry.|
|184||The Deadbeat Poets||Ernest T.||“Dear Wes Anderson, here we are.”|
|258||Furthest Drive Home||Forget His Facade||Treacle. I want to stab dolphins.|
|274||Great Lakes Myth Society||Heydays||I call this genre “Dayjob Rock.”|
|332||Jon Mueller||Homeostatic||The drum solo has achieved singularity.|
|338||KaiserCartel||Season Song (live)||You know what audiences love? Whistling!|
|350||Kevin Shields||Muscle Hair||Like a dog fucking a blender.|
|382||Limbeck||Let’s Get Crazy||Where is the crazy you promised?|
|740||WIZ KHALIFA||SAY YEAH||Bitches AND money? In ONE song?|
|741||Wolff||Addition By Subtraction||Wizards of Gondor, unleash your tubas!|
Plus digressions such as:
AWESOMENESS VS. CUTENESS
It's easy to quantify male vocalists: they are either douchebags, or, if they play guitar as well, double dog douchebags. But I also found myself dividing the female vocalists — and there are surprisingly many, which is a promising development — into two camps.
First, there are twee little things who will sing about forest sprites and make you collages when you have the flu. Then there are the tougher ones who wear glitter and make eye contact.
The question I asked myself, to divide between the awesome and cute, was: would this woman (1) help you to get an abortion? Or (2) just write a song about it? The ones who would drive you to the clinic without judging you, in my opinion, make better vocalists. I could be wrong but I think Martha Wainright, and the women from Creature, would go with you.
It's a hacked Philips 7000/17 S2 box (apparently running 4.0.1b-02-2-240), so I can't apply DirecTV's software update. Any idea how to fix this? There is no zoneinfo directory on the Tivo file system, so I don't know where its DST rules live. The clock is correct w.r.t. GMT, it just doesn't know what the new DST rules are.
I don't understand why this didn't happen last year. I think I would have noticed.
* It stopped recording The Daily Show at the proper time because I use a "manual" recording for that one (to stop getting a dozen copies of it a day when Comedy Central botches the metadata, which is often).
"Arbeit Macht Funny"
that's a big rock
"Left: All the water in the world (1.4087 billion cubic kilometres of it) including sea water, ice, lakes, rivers, ground water, clouds, etc. Right: All the air in the atmosphere (5140 trillion tonnes of it) gathered into a ball at sea-level density. Shown on the same scale as the Earth."
DNA Lounge: Wherein I plug the absinthe.
The new bar is under the main stairs, and open most nights. We have a few varieties of absinthe, and also use that bar to stock the various other strange and higher-end liquors that we occasionally get in.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that there are photo galleries up now of the Informatik show and Dirty party last month.
I wish the Centro camera wasn't so utterly worthless:
Also re-discovered on my phone: here's bathroom graffiti from some random Mission bar from a few weeks ago:
my inner nerd is curled up in the corner, crying.