Archive for October, 2004


… and the immortilizing honor of posting the 5.000th comment goes to none other than our favorite Reekin’ Burt, aka David Walley. Congratulations buddy! No prize I’m afraid, but a plug for your excellent book “Teenage Nervous Breakdown” should suffice. :)

Great Googly Moogly!

Being a bit late to the party, I’ve decided to give Google Ads a try on these pages. I settled for a pretty unobtrusive ad-placement (they’re below the “Recent Chatter” box to the right). Does this mean we’re only in it for the money? Well to the degree that, yes, we do have bills to pay and a gentle click every so often from our esteemed readers could help in doing just that (wow, that came out very subtle!). We’ll see how it works out.
Speaking about bills, this morning I went to the post-office to pick up my Barfko-Swill package. Thanks to the Belgian customs services I had to shell out an extra whopping 25.32 € (!!) just to get my sweaty hands on it. Got home and started listening to “Joe’s Domage“. It’s still playing but, from what I’ve heard so far, it ain’t half as bad as some had made it out to be! Stay tuned…



Bush ‘n Bulbous

John Cleese: “How many Bush administration officials does it take to change a light bulb? None. There’s nothing wrong with that light bulb. There is no need to change anything.”

Postmodern DIY

Here’s a great idea involving old record sleeves — and Kinko’s.

It’s A Has Been, Jim

At the small chance that you hadn’t come across this already: Has Been — William Shatner’s new album as produced by Ben Folds and featuring, among others, Adrian Belew. You can listen to some tracks here (via evaristo). A classic in the making, I say.

Déja Voo

Guess what: the rock-concept-opera-album is making a comeback. Run Forest, run!

Pungent 3D

This morning at KUR headquarters: a slight headache, pungent cigar remnants and some very entertaining 3D Bush animations. Oh, and looking up the correct spelling for “pungent”, along came this.

This morning, at KUR Headquarters

I demand an explanation!

Kwizz of the month

You are .swf	 You are flashy, but lack substance.  You like playing, but often you are annoying. Grow up.
Which file extension are you?

The Zappa Composing Method

“When composing, would he go straight to drawing notes on music-sheets, or would he use a piano/guitar and hum along until something good came along? How much of his compositions were accomplished during rehearsals, and how much was defined right away on the “drawing board”? To what degree did FZ’s “sidemen” contribute to the tunes?”
Questions, questions…

Zappa Misc

Our Brazilian pal Filipe sent us links to some Zappa-related mp3-downloads you will no doubt enjoy: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6.

” I think I did OK in the debate”

Verbatim highlights of the daily journal of George W. Bush for the week previous to the third debate.

Olympia En Regalia

Goodbye Sandwich, hello Paris. Also: an interesting write-up on “Peaches En Regalia”.

A Hideous New Trend

Sears poncho, anyone?