Wednesday, September 16, 2009

O-Issue, day 16: Theist delusions

Dear God,

Please let this not be the third straight night of sleeping in the office. People have had sex on that couch. Also, I have things for tacos at home.



Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday OMV: Couldn't wait for Friday edition

Production's actually been a good time. Is that weird?

We've gone through at least three '80s playlists—the proper, big-haired '80s, not my punk rock crap—watched Turkish Star Wars, and marveled over possibly the worst book advance we've ever received. Oh, and there were those shittonnes of work we did too. Fun stuff. Yeah, I know I'm lame.

Out of all of us, Jake's probably had the most exciting summer. Sure, I saw girls wearing lettuce, but I didn't stage any guerrilla rap performances at four different colleges.

If you ask me, the best part (aside from the masterful rhymes of course) is Jake's warm-up dance. Or end-of-a-long-road-trip dance. It's unclear.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday OMV: Crooner mic action edition

Not even the O-Issue can stop the Friday OMV. My love for low art conquers all.

P.S. Kind of a non sequitur, but the juggling part made me think of Willy, who, by the way, is still awesome.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Time isn't on my side

Flying to Chicago in a bit. John sent me the link to the new Polvo album. Click the "listen" button under the upper left thumbnail, I think they have all the songs up. Probably won't get to it for another week, so, if you actually do listen to it, let me know how it is.

UPDATE: Holy hell, this is the stuff. Polvo is basically what all little guitars want to be when they grow up. Party on, dudes.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday OMV: Live from New York edition

Mkay, I know how y'all love to hear me bitch about work, but I'm going to take a break from that real quick to talk about awesome music. Today I give you the men of Chavez, who are one of about 6 bands in history to write a perfect rock song. Unfortunately, they've been pretty much inactive for about a decade. Like pretty much all my favorite bands. Sigh. What can you do.

Pre-1999 though, these guys used to make funny videos--think the Pavement aesthetic with a higher budget. As in weeks past, I can't choose, so it's a two-for-one deal.

First is "Unreal is Here," a good slow cooker tune. No time for deep linking today, so I leave it to you to find the $83,000 check to Chavez Kids, Donal Logue's cameo as a sound guy, and the guitarist doing a layup...with his guitar.

And then there's the video for "Break Up Your Band." The song's great; the video's a great acid test for whether or not you have a certain sense of humor.

Hope that didn't grossly offend anyone. Actually that'd be kinda funny.

All right then. Back to work.


"Documents and Presentations will not be editable on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, from 12:00 - 1:30 pm PDT; all documents and presentations should still be accessible."

Okay seriously Google, what is your beef with the Maroon? *@$#%. Time to switch to Bing.

Friday OMV

I'm proud to announce that I've finished editing almost every article in the O-Issue.

That has to do with food.

On a brighter note, my uncle sent me a fucking fantastic birthday present.



UPDATE: Y'all, I am not feeling this 2003 edit to Thriller. "There's no escaping the jaws of the alien this time"? Isn't the song about hellbeasts? Not extraterrestrials? Maybe they were hinting at one of Wacko's projects that never saw daylight—in this case, an Alien vs. Jaws feature film. Naturally, he would've played the former.

P.S. Annie, are you okay? :o)