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On Easy Listening: Harvey Milk, "A Small Turn of Human Kindness"

And I don't care if HM think I'm a hipster twat for saying that, neither. I've done the whole "self-deprecate my deadly-serious art via humor" thing myself (cuz frankly it feels silly to sit and chat about Deep Dark Life Feelings).

Posted on May 19, 2010 at 5:04 pm 0

On Easy Listening: Harvey Milk, "A Small Turn of Human Kindness"

Not only does their musick rule (Skull Socks and Rope Shoes = zenith of sludge-metal), but they also have a t-shirt that features a witch on the toilet messily eating a McRib and reading a newspaper with the banner headline: "McRib is Back".

I proudly wear that one, as well as the one of E.T. wearing a Bob Marley tee and smoking a joint.

FUCKING GENIUSES.

Posted on May 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm 0

On Hooray! "Tourists" Lane Proposed for NYC Sidewalks

Because tourists are so slow and annoying, right?!!?!? LOL!

Because I TOTALLY have NEVER been trapped walking at a slime mold's pace behind a languorously weaving, sexting, blathering, generally oblivious "New Yorker" on the sidewalk.

Posted on May 19, 2010 at 11:10 am 0

On Many of Your Favorite Bloggers are Fake

The bloggers at summerofmegadeth.tumblr.com are looking for me. Are they "real"?

To them: If there was any way I could actually contact y'all on your site, I'd be happy to out myself and be best pals 4EVER and we'd all go see that Rush doc together and LAAAAAAAAAAAFF thinking about how they're from Canadia and have that 20-odd-part song called "By-Tor and the Snow Dog" on Caress of Steel etc etc.

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 2:20 pm 0

On Many of Your Favorite Bloggers are Fake

I see right through bloggers' plastic macs.

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm 0

On In Praise Of Pop Stars Who Let Their Mouths, Mascara Run

DEATH TO FALSE WEIRDO(E)S!

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 1:21 pm 0

On The Awl Radio: "Car Phone!"

I only made it 41s in, but I have to say that this Dead C record is gonna be their best yet!

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 9:56 am 0

On Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010

Dio was always bummed that the Dehumanizer LP was ignored, but it kinda isn't so great.

HOWEVER: stuff like Children of the Sea RULES.

Ever hear his doo-wop band called Ronnie Dio and the Prophets from the early 60s?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlRJJ65sqbI

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 11:53 am 0

On Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010

Funny thing was, I was so fixated on Dio that I was completely oblivious to the guys he was with (Tony Iommi! Geezer Butler! Vinny whats-his-face!) and totally ignored them.

So I inadvertently sorta blew off Black Sabbath. Oops.

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 11:49 am 0

On Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010

I never played D&D or read comics, but I love me some Ronnie James Dio.

Dio's vocals on Rainbow's albums are his best. Catch the Rainbow is one of the most narcotically gorgeous songs ever recorded.

He embodied all that is positive and honest about making music. (An anti-Kesha, so to speak).

Randomly running into him in midtown a couple years ago and babbling for a couple minutes about how great Stargazer is (the end of that tune makes me CRY, for true) while he shyly and graciously took it all in was A Life Highlight for me.

RIP RJD

Posted on May 17, 2010 at 11:29 am 0