Carnage, n. to consume alcoholic beverages until destroyed

Oh man - we're sexy

Friday night was the boat cruise, and I discovered a few things about myself:

1. I can drink a lot more than I thought.

2. People stare at you when you're a drunken, sweaty, dancing mess. Stare and judge.

3. Speaking in a Polish accent BRINGS the party.

4. People should dance more.

I could write more, but I believe these pictures convey the evening better than paragraphs ever could.



These are some happy people

Wong + Sharma = a lot of nose

More composed this time

This would be repeated...many times


Heartbreaking Realities of the Modern World

1. You are not now, nor have you ever been, the Mack Daddy.


Come Together - Vodka steez

Please be going to read Voska Dour for the seeing of video where me, that is TBW, and he, that is Voska Dour, break it down free-style Come Together sing song, all while being the filmed by Japanese girl.

Fairies play bad rock

Will over at New and Used Records has the most amazing post about the band Hinder...of whom I've never heard. Amazing because they call out current ACOAI favourites Ok Go.

Says singer Austin Winkler:

"I would definitely agree as far as NY and LA with some of that artsy bullshit like OK GO, bands like that. I think they’re a bunch of fairies. I mean, they got on MTV, the VMA awards and they got on there and danced like a broadway show. That’s not fucking rock 'n roll, that’s not rock 'n roll at all."

Read the rest of the post here.

This reminds me of the good ol' days when Matt Good called out Nickelback, except in that "feud" both bands were...well...pretty crap.


Voska Dour try kill me

Tonight Voska Dour came to my newly clean-ish apartment with his friend Rie from Japan, bringing with him two bottles of Polish National Pride. One, Wodka Zoladkowa Gorzka, translates as "bitter stomach vodka." The video will indicate that the product is as advertised. The other bottle contains a genuine blade of buffalo grass and is called Zubrowka. Both left me feeling like someone had Roto-Rooted my colon. However, before that feeling set in we ate pizza and rocked out acoustic guitar styles to Summer of '69 and Good Riddance. And Rie filmed Voska Dour breaking out his own verses for Come Together - hope to have that video up soon.

For some reason the whole affair made me think of this song...which QMFM provided on the drive back from Charlie's with Wilson Phillip's Hold On right after it. Kismet.

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen


New York, please wait for me

"Don't jump! You have so much to live for!" - the Suicide Mission

Okay. A while ago I had an idea for a Guerilla Youth Theatre Troupe who would stage impromptu plays and such in public spaces, really for no apparent reason. The idea went the way of most of my ideas, that is to say nowhere, and I quickly forgot about it. When I heard about flash mobs the idea was renewed, but by then I was quickly souring on education and young people in general (terrible whippersnappers all), so I forgot about it again.

Then today I came across Improv Everywhere, a group operating out of New York who stage mass...missions. Just reading about their slow-motion shakedown of the Home Depot brings a tear to mine eye. And who hasn't wanted to ride the Skytrain without any pants? Am I right people?

And I must agree with the voters on the site - the Moebius Strip mission is definitely the most awesome thing to happen in a Starbucks ever. I can't even read the rest of the missions; I get too geeked up and want to throw myself through a law school window.

YouTube I want your babies

YouTube makes me so happy. I could go on and on about it, but I'll post this simple example. About five years ago I was really into a Japanese band called Zoobombs, who no one even in Japan had seemed to have heard about. And on a lark I typed Zoobombs into YouTube - and of course it has 16 videos. Bomb the Bomb was by far my favourite track, and the video is awesomely crappy.

Naturally they're also on MySpace.


This is the song that never ends

When Hey Ya! blew up huge, you just knew radio was going to kill it. And kill it radio did, deader than Freddie Prinze Jr...he's not dead? Are you sure?

Then some British boys came along and did nothing very good themselves, but somehow managed to breathe life back into the song. Of course, the original is amazing despite the overkill, so it was probably not much of a task. This one goes out to Voska Dour who has been NEEDLING ME ENDLESSLY ABOUT POSTING IT.

Razorlight - Hey Ya!



And then the mushroom ate me

By now you've probably seen enough "Video game music performed on a ________" to last a lifetime. Even so, I don't think you've lived until you've seen The Legend of Zelda performed on a ukulele.

And I'm sure you've all seen the Jake Shimabukuro video where he plays While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Here he is in on a Japanese show doing a Guess-That-Song music quiz and then playing the song with a guy with the ultimate guitar hair.

And since I can't get enough of the ukulele, here's Jake again playing his song Let's Dance. Please note the best guitar-player face ever - I think his eyes roll into the back of his head.

Always one step ahead of me

3 New Mac Ad Ideas from the inimitable McSweeney's.


You listen and then you understand

The always excellent New and Used Records has a recent podcast up with links to all of the songs. Links = mad happiness. And the first band, Asobi Seksu, is coming to Vancouver to play the Media Club.


He be returning

And has brought pictures.


Mad blogger linkaaaahge

If you wandered over here from here then you read about these boys and if you looked at the comments you heard the song. But if you didn't, here it is again. It's that good - it needs to be posted everywhere. Hand claps. Spangled boots. Tell me you're a keeper...pronounced "keepah." Hell tiresome paper dreams is pronounced "tysome papeh dreamnmnmns."

The Kooks - She Moves in Her Own Way


Wayback Wednesday and the Future

"You're crazy like that glue/to think that you could outdo my one-two/that's sick like the flu."

What happened to you Craig Mack? In 1994 you were the first artist signed to Sean Comb's Bad Boy Entertainment; one year later you were nobody. For one summer you basically were hip hop, introducing the world to the Notorious B.I.G. Now you can't get credit on guest appearances. It's 2006 Craig Mack and no one knows who you are - but this song still makes me ridiculously happy.

Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear

"When I swing I'm far fetched like hicks from hicksville."

The future of hip hop will come from England. Mark my words - the British are coming for your rhythm.

Roots Manuva - Juggle Tings Proper (El-P Remix)


School tomorrow I couldn't be more thrilled

Ok Go went to the VMAS and basically tore the place down.

I'd post other performances, but really - why bother?