A second of your life...ruined for life.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Little Song, A Little Dance,

A little seltzer down your pants...

Kenny Larkin, techno artist/producer and stand-up comedian. Here he is on "Sprockets":

Here he is DJing at the Awakenings Festival in 2008, a whole festival inspired by a Robin Williams movie:

A special Sade mix:

And at The Improv in Hollywood, in early 2003:

"Man, is he funny...I feel so white!"

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

I "saw" this yesterday...

...while looking for info on Stump. Here is Kev Hopper, Stump's bassist, playing musical saw on TV, maybe in 2004:

And a short improv by Hopper and Richard Sanderson:

Filmed by Rob Flint in Blurrovision.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Black Irish

"a traditional but not very factual term that is commonly used among Irish communities to describe a dark brown/black hair phenotype appearing in Caucasian people of Irish descent. This can be distinguished in contrast"

"the English name comes from the Irish Dubh Linn meaning "black pool". It is located near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin Region. Originally founded as a Viking settlement"


Half-Irish Content

"Stump were an Anglo-Irish indie/experimental/rock group featuring former Microdisney members Mick Lynch (vocals) and Rob McKahey (drums), along with Kev Hopper (bass) and Chris Salmon (guitar). They formed in London in 1983. The original"

Here's a video with a handsome Gretsch guitar, maybe even more telegenic than the white guitar in the "True" video...

If you can handle fretless bass, gratuitous harmonics, etc., then check this one too (and this one has an orange Stratocaster that's pretty sweet) (I think they spent their advance on cool guitars...or just rented flash instruments for videos.)

Irish Content

Cathal Coughlan sings songs from the Auld Sod...

(Starts Quietly.) "Westlin' Winds"

Microdisney, "Gale Force Wind"
"Now sub-human and I don't know why..."

Microdisney - "Everybody Is Dead"

That was no strange hat. Back in Dec 1987, most umbrellas were still pretty primitive.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Beware the Ides of March

According to Plutarch, Caesar was warned by a seer to be on his guard against a great peril on the Ides of March. On his way to the Theatre of Pompey (where he would be assassinated) Caesar saw the seer and joked "Well, the Ides of March have come," to which the seer replied "Ay, they have come, but they are not gone."

Well, you win some, you lose some...

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