Thursday, August 31, 2006

this just in...

If you write "prolly" instead of "probably", you are an asshole.

names for bands vii

Start a band this Labor Day weekend and ruin your neighbor's barbeque...or not.
* Beer Pressure
* Loud Sighs and Alibis
* Heavy Petting Zoo
* Canine Cologne
* Whore of Plenty
* Skullcrap
* Rat Bastard
* Full Body Erection
* Plague Never Dies

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Friday, August 25, 2006

Thursday, August 24, 2006

something does not add up

Going by the above dates, Lester would have only been fifteen when World War II ended. Am I missing something? There has to be quite a fascinating story here.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


a-hunting we did go

I went used CD hunting on Saturday with my good friend Harry, and then on a solo safari the next day. Here is what I captured:

Jethro Tull--A Little Light Music: Live acoustic performances of classic Tull tunes, and a nice arrangement of John Barleycorn Must Die.

KTU--Eight Armed Monkey: Bizarre prog/electronica featuring two members of King Crimson and a European who plays the accordion more like Ritchie Blackmore than Frankie Yankovich. Strange and haunting music.

Morphine--The Best of, 1992-1995: I already own every Morphine CD but needed this one for the three previously unreleased songs, all of which are very cool.

Frank Zappa--The Dub Room Special: I have had this on VHS for years but am so happy to have it on DVD now. Killer live performances from 1974 and 1981, plus twisted clay animation from Bruce Bickford. Thanks to Harry for spotting this one.

Nick Drake--Bryter Later and Pink Moon: Folky, jazzy, mellow, wistful, spooky, dreamy, thoughtful. A timeless voice singing timeless songs.

Depeche Mode--Music for the Masses and Violator: The remastered editions, each with a DVD containing a mini-documentary about making the album, plus a 5.1 mix and bonus B-sides. Who knew there was a video made for Pimpf? Great stuff.

Eric Tamm--Brian Eno: His Music and the Vertical Color of Sound: Well-researched and insightful book on Eno's music and methodology. This will be a good one to leaf through while floating down ambient streams.

And to recap, all of these purchases were used. USED, I say! Good savings, good times.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Thursday, August 17, 2006

blasphemy, blaspheyou ii

I awoke this morning with a throbbing headache. So I quickly said a prayer to St. Joseph, the patron saint of chewable aspirin. Within the hour I was as good as gold, as right as rain. Thanks, St. Joseph!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

how was your tuesday?

Mine was fine, thanks.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Sunday, August 13, 2006

names for bands vi

Silly is as silly does...

* The Zombie Lima Beans
* Bitchcomber
* Sinners On Parade
* Tasty Souls
* Lorena and the Choppy Phallus Seas
* East Clintwood
* Friendly Fascists
* Rust and Relapsation
* Spiritual Deficit
* Crasshole

Saturday, August 12, 2006

worm's eye view

Metroparks, Cleveland Ohio

Friday, August 11, 2006

dash away all, dash it all away

Honour thy mistake as a hidden intention
-- Brian Eno

Thursday, August 10, 2006

dark secrets exposed

The cover of In the Court of the Crimson King is tattooed across my entire back, but it was done in lemon juice so you have to hold me up to a light bulb to see it.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

wandering allowed

It's hard sometimes to know if I'm on the right path. But as long as I'm moving forward and enjoying the scenery, the path can't be very wrong.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Monday, August 07, 2006

one year already?

Today marks the first anniversary of lowercase lifestyle. Thank you to everyone who has perused and posted, chimed in and chatted, or simply lurked and then left.

In the past year I posted 93 times--that averages to less than twice a week. Blech. I promise to be less a slacker and more a yakker in the months ahead.

Expect more of the same, more of the different, and an indeterminate amount of the random.

I have nothing to say, and I am saying it.--John Cage

Sitelurkers of the world, unite and take over, hand it over.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Saturday, August 05, 2006

how i spent saturday afternoon iii

Kent State University, Stark Campus
Canton, Ohio

Thursday, August 03, 2006

when i am king iv

There will be an advisory board to approve or deny cover versions, thus preventing sonic atrocities such as Bruce Dickinson's slaughter of All the Young Dudes.

(A tip of the crown to Kevin M. for the genesis of this royal decree)