30 September 2006

Ted Leo - Me & Mia

Ted Leo, sans The Pharmacists, doing a very shweet solo version of "Me & Mia"...


Hotcha! Hank

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29 September 2006

Something 4 The Weekend # 7

This week's edition of Something 4 The Weekend features Chisel, the band fronted by Ted Leo before he put together The Pharmacists. I really have nothing to say about Ted Leo except that he's fucking awesome and I've loved everything he's ever done...Enjoy, and have a great weekend!

Chisel: It's Alright, You're OK: 128kbps mp3


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27 September 2006

Doug Fudge, Private Eye

Doug "Fudgie" Fudge is a character in my comic strip, Kieth The Perpetual Teen...As the title of this post makes clear, Doug Fudge is a Private Eye, and as such, he is a master of disguise, and this is just one of his beard and moustache index sheets, which I am offering here as a handy tool for yr next espionage/criminal activity.

[Click on the image to enlarge.]


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If I'm not mistaken, this randy photo of Winona Ryder is part of a PETA anti-fur campaign, though it might have something to do with Oil of Olay...Skin cancer?

Anyways, what matters is that our beloved Winona Rough Ryders, THEE BST's fantasy football team, is currently 0-3 in this young football season. I'm in a new league this year, a league that started late and did an Autodraft the very afternoon of Kickoff Thursday...Yeah, I'm blaming Autodraft for our beloved Rough Ryders' rough start...That, and the fact that my team had the last pick in the 10-team league Autodraft...I mean, those of you who know me, know that my fantasy football skills are nearly legendary...Hell, it paid for this PC I'm blogging from right now...

But mostly this is just an excuse to post this randy photo of the #1 chickaboom on my Laminated List...


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Xiu Xiu: Boy Soprano

This is the Xiu Xiu video I was looking for...16 bit goodness and another fine song from a band that would be HUGE in a different world...Enjoy!

Hotcha! Hank

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Xiu Xiu: Hello From Eau Claire

I went searching for a different Xiu Xiu video, and found this one, which I really enjoy...I think it's footage of a chubby Madonna at 13...Even at such a tender age, the talent is there, innit?

The name of this song is "Hello From Eau Claire", and all you need to know is that Eau Claire is a small city in the great state of Wisconsin, where dancing chubby girls are the norm.

Hotcha! Hank

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Of Montreal Steakhouses

Of Montreal is a cool psych pop band outta Athens, GA (home of REM from the previous post), who have licensed one of their songs, "Wraith Pinned To The Mist" for an Outback Steakhouse television commercial. The first time I saw/heard this commercial, I nearly plotzed my Sansabelts..."Is this Of Montreal I'm hearing?" I asked myself.

"Yes, yes it is." I replied.

I'm always tempted to cry "SELLOUT!" when I encounter such things, but hey - I'd rather have Kevin Barnes and his band make some money off this than having "I Feel Good" by James Brown licensed for the 3 millionth time.

That's beside the point, though...According to Barnes himself, it was impossible to say no when he was approached about the project, and I can appreciate that...It's a wonderful life when a band like Of Montreal plays to images of meats and sauces.



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22 September 2006

The Positively Obvious YouTube Maneuver

SLEATER-KINNEY: "Jumpers" vidja...SCORE!!!!!


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Something 4 The Weekend # 6

Last month Sleater-Kinney played their last gig in their hometown of Portland before going on "an indefinite hiatus". Some would say the band had "broken up", and I guess they did, but I suspect they'll eventually get back to playing a charity gig here and there, maybe do an album in 2014, if the world hasn't ended by then...Hiatus or break-up, it's sad either way. S-K were a great rock band, one worth championing...Rooting for...And we may never hear anything new from them, ever again..."One More Hour" was the last song they played at that last gig...

Sleater-Kinney: One More Hour: 128kbps mp3

They had a damn fine run, though...A solid decade plus...Seven great and solid LPs...An electrifying live show I only had the pleasure of seeing once, back in the heady Hot Rock days before the end of the century...They fucking ruled...One of the finest straight-up rock shows I've ever seen...Nothing fancy, just pure spirit and fury...

Sleater-Kinney: Entertain: 128kbps mp3

Ahh, Janet Weiss (the one in the middle)...It might just be the bangs, but I look at her, and this feeling comes over me...It's just a hunch that she just might be the most perfect woman alive...She's pretty, but in this unassuming way that just kinda sneaks up on ya after awhile...I look at her and the first word that comes to mind is "fun", and then "sweet", and then "smart" and what else do ya want or need in a woman? Well, yeah, the sexy bit...I lust hard for Janet, but I also think she's one of the finest drummers working the rock world these days, and yeah, that figures into the lust, too...She joined S-K for Dig Me Out, and that's when the band finally became this undeniable force of Rock nature...

Sleater-Kinney: The Ballad Of A Ladyman: 128kbps mp3

In a cool and righteous world, Sleater-Kinney will someday be inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame, whether or not such an honor actually matters...

And finally, singer/guitarist Corin Tucker and her husband, Lance Bangs, have a son named Marshall Tucker Bangs, which just may be the coolest fucking name I've ever heard in my life, and makes me love Sleater-Kinney all the more...It also makes me want to pull out some old Marshall Tucker Band vinyl, but that'll hafta wait...

So, enjoy these three tunes from one of the all-time great power trios in RAWK, and take time out of yr afternoon tomorrow to go pick up one of their albums...They're all good to great, from beginning to end, so you can't go wrong...

Hotcha! Hank

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14 September 2006

Something 4 The Weekend # 5

I've been listening to nothing but Pavement at work for the past two weeks. They're definitely one of my favorite bands of all time, and I find that when I pull out the CDr with their complete discography in MP3 format, I can't stop listening...I seem to discover new, hidden melodies with every listen, and as time goes by, I believe more and more that Stephen Malkmus is one of the most underrated guitar players in the rock pantheon...

So, anyways...It's just been announced that Matador will be releasing a deluxe, 2-disc commemorative edition of their Wowee Zowee album this November, and in honor of that momentous occasion, here's a song from their Brighten The Corners album...Weeeeeeeeee!

Pavement: Embassy Row: 128kbps MP3

Hotcha! Hank

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12 September 2006

Shine, sweet freedom!

Thank baby Jebus we live in a country where our President can desecrate the flag without fear of reprisals and general bitchiness from the more patriotic and conservative among us. And thanks to President Bush for reminding us of the fact.


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Is It Just Me?

I haven't seen a copy of Playboy in several years, but if this month's centerfold is any indication, the magazine has definitely taken a turn for the worse. Now, I'm not a fan of fake boobs and airbrushing, but this is the first time I've ever seen a Playboy model and said to myself, "there's no way in hell I'd ever tap that." And I say that as a dude who kinda likes hirsute women, ya dig?


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09 September 2006


Seeing as we're already a third of the way through the month of September, I guess it's about time I link to my monthly podcast, EVERYTHINGATHON! , available for stream and download from my main website, Thee ButterScotch Threshold.

This month's episode is the annual back-to-school special, and this year, we join famed radio disc jockey Mitch Lovitz (ageless and timeless, he is), for an hour of his regularly scheduled "Sock Hop Saturday Night". What that means is a bunch of rockin' tunes from the 1950's, programmed and sequenced for maximum entertainment value.

And that's about it, babycakes...Check it out, and enjoy!


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01 September 2006

Celebrity Blog Rip-Off Maneauver # 2

Agent: "So, here's the deal. It's a remake of The Wild One as a slapstick comedy."

Zach Braff: "No fucking way. No no no."

Agent: "Hear me out, Zach.!"

Zach: "No way. That's just stupid."

Agent: "You'd play the Brando role, which means narration, just like you do on Scrubs."

Zach: "I'm listening."

Agent: "You and all the bikers would ride Vespas and scooters instead of big motorcycles."

Zach: "I'm on mine right now!"

Agent: "There ya go!"

Zach: "But I drive a scooter on Scrubs already...And we do tons of slapstick too."

Agent: "There ya go! It's another piece of the Zach Braff jigsaw puzzle. A perfectly natural fit. The next logical step."

Zach: "I dunno man. I wanna do serious films."

Agent: "Zach, baby, you've got your whole life to make serious films, I'm telling you, this can't miss."

Zach: "You haven't convinced me."

Agent: "How about Will Ferrell as Chino, the leader of the rival gang, played by Lee Marvin in the original."

Zach: "Ferrell won't do supporting for a guy like me."

Agent: "No, I talked to his people. He's interested. And Scarlett Johansson is penciled in to play the female lead - your romantic interest."

Zach: "She's sexy."

Agent: "She's sexy, and she's good box office."

Zach: "But she doesn't do slapstick."

Agent: "Are you kidding, Zach, she can do anything. Did you see her in Woody's latest? She was hilarious."

Zach: "She is sexy."

Agent: "Yes, she is sexy. So, whattya think?"

Zach: "I dunno, Barry."

Agent: "Alright, how about this...Black Rebel Motorcycle Club does the soundtrack."

Zach: "The entire soundtrack?"

Agent: "The whole shebang! And it's perfect because that was the name of Brando's gang in the original. See where this is going?"

Zach: "They're one of my favorite bands!"

Agent: "I know they are, baby! I'm telling you - this could be huge!"

Zach: "They won't change your life like The Shins, but they're damn good."

Agent: "Yes, they are...So...you in?"

Zach: "Listen, I'm in Starbuck's parking lot right now. Let me down a vente Caramel Macchiato to clear my head, and I'll get back to you."

Agent: "Cheers, mate."



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Something 4 The Weekend # 3

Another Friday night, another Something 4 The Weekend, and tonight it's "Weekend Warrior" by Ted Nugent, and yeah, it's the third song in a row with "weekend" in the title, but this ain't gonna be a thing, ya dig...

I was a huge Nuge fan back in my youth, especially the Double Live Gonzo album, and I was 12 when that LP came out...I gave up on Terrible Ted with the release of Intensities In Ten Cities in 1981, and so what's weird about all this is that by the age of 15, I had all the Nugent I was ever gonna need, and here we are, 25 years later, and those first seven albums are all I've ever needed, and damn if they don't hold up pretty well.

Once upon a time, way back around September of 1967, I would argue that Nugent was Jimi Hendrix's equal, and that would require an Amboy Dukes track or two streaming here at Hot Poop to prove my point, but quite frankly, I'm too tired for that right now...

Anyways, enjoy this roaring chug of a song from our favorite Motor City Madman, excepting Jack White (weeeeee!) of course...

Hotcha! Hank

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Stumping For Christianity

Another week, another disillusioned soul has claimed to have seen an image of the Virgin Mary, this time on a tree trunk.

Now, maybe it's just me, and I'm not seeing it, but this is easily one of the lamest Virgin Mary sightings I can recall in the past few years. I realize that whitish part of the stump is supposed to be the Holy Mother, but to me it's really nothing more than an amorphous shape. C'mon you people of such little faith that you must imagine sacred images in "profane", everyday places, I think you can do much, much better than this.


BTW - apparently Toni Filipertis, the witness to this miracle, is part of a family that has made similar claims to similar sightings in the past. Either the Filipertis family has been specially touched by the divine, or they're just touched in the head. You make the call.

Hotcha! Hank

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