September 12, 2007
About five or six years ago I got a free Electronica CD in Road Records with the Halfset track ‘Laptop Dancer’. Since then I’ve listened to that track on repeat for about an hour once a week. It reminds me of home. This track from their gig in the Sugar club is pretty good too.
September 11, 2007
Can someone tell me why indie folk legend Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy is in the new Kanye West video? This just seems like a very wierd hip-hop dream … athough it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve had one of those.
Kanye West – Can’t Tell Me (dir. Zack Galifianakis)
September 10, 2007
Here are three top quality sketches from Big Train. The last two have some good Linehan and Matthews cameos. Oh, and they’re extremely funny too…
Big Train – Cake Factory
Big Train – Join the Army
Big Train – Jesus and Satan Office Joker
September 8, 2007
I know ‘100 greatest…’ lists are meant to be taken with a pinch of salt, but this is bloody ridiculous.
18. Shania Twain
20. Mike Myers
27. Celine Dion
29. Jim Carrey
39. Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart
40. Avril Lavigne
41. John Candy
51. Pamela Anderson
56. William Shatner
82. Dan Akroyd (Ok…maybe he deserves it.)
But the most annoying thing about this list is that Candian-born writer Saul Bellow actually won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976 but didn’t even make the top 100. Clearly in the eyes of the Canadian Public literary classics such as Herzog and Seize the Day are no match for cultural milestones like Skater Boi, So I Married an Axe Murderer or ‘The Excellence of Execution’.
September 8, 2007
If you like unusual comics then check out the biography of Ronald Reagan at The Slate.
I always found it unsettling that he chose to name a missile defence program Star Wars. The clip below explains why: