Thursday, May 29, 2008

Words That Start With the Letters "SM"...

...are overwhelming awesome.

smitten; smart; smash; smurf; smile; smirch; smoosh, smooth

And these are words I've come up with without even looking in the dictionary.

Sure, you can say that 'smash' isn't necessarily awesome, i.e. His face got smashed in by a baseball bat. However, I'm saying that the words, on balance, are good words...or that words that do have multiple meanings that start with the letters 'sm' have good meanings as well.

Maybe I just have no idea what I'm talking about...

This is all in my quest into finding the unifying theory of life a la Sickboy in "Trainspotting"...not really but kinda.

Seriously though, this is one of the downfalls about the proliferation of blogs - fools like myself who just carry on writing about nothing in particular who just waste bandwidth and ether or whatever the fuck space it takes up to actually type these letters out onto the world wide web.

At least the Mets won today and we're riding a nice three game winning streak. And with that, I've probably disinterested six out of the seven readers in this stupid web blog altogether.

Maybe some Johnny Cash will get train(wreck) back on track:

By the way...I caught a few minutes of The Simpsons episode "The Mysterious Voyage of Our Homer" today. You knew Mr. Cash was the voice of the Coyote, yeah? What a episode.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

New Weezer / Old Weezer

Weezer's come out with a new single that they've posted on youtube. It's infectiously super poppy. Hate it or love it or be ambivalent about it...I'll always have a soft spot in my music library for some Weezer.

Btw, if you get 3 or more of the internet references in the video...yeah, you spend a lot of time in front of the computer, but not only that, you're a geek and a nerd. If you don't get any of the references, don't're not missing anything at all (except for all the references in the new video). If you're wondering, yes, I'm a geek and a nerd...but you obviously already knew that.

Here's a video from a track off their first and my favorite Weezer album. Honestly, I think it may be top 36...all-time. No joke.

And one more for the road:

(Don't you feel like going to a rock show now?)

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Don't know why, but I'm really into Nirvana today. Actually, I do know why - I caught the last 15 mins of Nirvana Unplugged on VH1 Classics. Amazes me how it's been 15 years since that recording.

The comments for the above video are absolutely highlarious. But more importantly, I love, love, love the bassline in "Love Buzz".

Here's another favorite of mine:

Remember when MTV used to be so fucking cool? Wha happened??

And finally, a song I used to jam out on my double bass:

Monday, May 12, 2008

Yakiniku West

A dope spot to get your grill on in the East Village.

218 E 9th St b/t 2nd & 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 979-9238

Check out this guy's review of the joint: Review

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Ben Watt Mix On Transitions - 04/05/08

Howdy -

It's been awhile. I've been up to no good again. Oh yeah...and water is still wet.

Here's a mix by the venerable and supremely awesome Ben Watt from Everything But the Girl. His record label Buzzin' Fly just launched their newly revamped website, so check it out. (How hot is their logo, btw?) Anyway, he recently did a guest mix on John Digweed's Transition Radio Show on Kiss 100. I haven't gotten around to listening to it yet, but I'd wager that it's hot.

Link to mix ~~~> taken from


1) Ben Watt - Synth Intro
2) Oscar Brand Show and WNYC - Bob Dylan Interview, 1961
3) Radiohead vs Stimming and HOSH - Radarhead (Ben Watt mashup)
4) Richard Burton - Dylan Thomas Under Milk Wood
5) Shadow - In Flux - Mowax!
6) Sassomatic - Butta - Moodmusic
7) Closer Musik - 1 2 3 No Gravity (intro extracts) - Kompakt
8) Gavin Herlihy - Give Me A Funf - Buzzin Fly
9) Stimming - Danke - Buzzin Fly
10) Miles Davis - Concierto De Aranjuez (Adagio) (Ben Watt montage)
11) Daso - Pars Tensa - Connaisseur
12) Jonas Bering - Cant Stop Loving You - Kompakt
13) Trentemoller - Miss You (Trentemoller mix) - Audiomatique
14) King Of The Hill - (Hank) - Fox Broadcasting Company
15) Two Armadillos - Nostalgia (Tobias mix) - Buzzin Fly
16) Ben Watt - Synth Outro
17) Richard Burton - Dylan Thomas Under Milk Wood
18) Mission Impossible - Original Tv Series