Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Cat Loves Tape!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Oh Chunklet, we love...

What's The Difference Between Paste Magazine And A Bucket Of Shit?

Unlike PASTE, even a bucket of shit knows Sufjan Stevens sucks.


"waiting outside the kennedy center at 4:30 in the morning to get tickets to the Sufjan Stevens Concert. Man it was cold. There was supposedly like 3000 people out there. Only the first 1000 or so got them

from Brooklyn Vegan

Monday, January 29, 2007

Asians Had Never Been His Friend

Ace video for Love is All's "Aging Had Never Been His Friend"

Thursday, January 25, 2007


I loved The Finches last year and Ithink I'll love them this year as well.

The House Under the Hill taken from the upcoming record Human Like A House from the legendary label Dulc-I-Tone released on Jan 30, 2007.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007



Monday, January 22, 2007

Plane Pumpkin

Cat Spends Weeks in Airplane Cargo Hold

A 12-year-old orange tabby named Pumpkin is doing well after spending three weeks in the cargo hold of a United Airlines passenger jet.

Thanks M.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Mouse on Marrs

On how Mr. Johnny Marr ended up as a member of Modest Mouse from HARP magzine...

HARP: About a year ago you received a rather unexpected call from Isaac asking you to join this band. How aware of Modest Mouse were you at that point?

I was aware. Some of the songs that I liked I really liked —“Satin in a Coffin,” “Dramamine.” Obviously “Float On” and a couple of things off The Moon & Antarctica. So I knew what they were about. But I just didn’t think I was at a place in my life where I wanted to pack up and join a band as a guitar player.

HARP: Part of that, I imagine, had to do with leaving your family. You had to relocate to Portland for a while to do this, right?

I was in Portland for a lot of the time, yeah. But my family, luckily for me, is very excited that we have a new record in our lives. That got us through. Both my son and daughter and my wife are really excited [about the new record]. You know, both my kids play?

HARP: Actually, someone told me that your son is a really big Modest Mouse fan.

Yeah, he knew the riff to “Ocean Breathes Salty” before I learned it. [laughs] So that was kind of handy! I am sort of philosophical about being away from home. I was away for a long stretch of time when we were writing the record, but luckily they’re really big fans.

HARP: I also heard that that when you were deliberating over joining the band, your son basically pulled you aside and said, “Dad, you have to do this.”

Well, I’d kind of made up my mind [when that happened]. I was talking to them about being on tour. I was saying, “This record might keep me away next year. What do you think?” And he was like, “What are you even asking me for? It’s Modest Mouse. Go do it.” [laughs] But there was a very symbolic moment when I was driving over to the rehearsals one day. I got attached to a couple of the songs in a big way and I found myself accelerating because I was excited to go and play the song we were working on. I thought to myself, at that moment, “Shit, you’re doing it. You’re getting attached.” They didn’t even know if I was going to be able to make the entire record.

HARP: For a lot of people your membership in this band is sort of surprising. There are some fairly notable differences between the six of you. Aren’t you sort of a health nut?

Yeah, for me it’s no kind of Aerosmith deal or anything. People might think it’s in the interest of being sedate and conservative, but it’s actually the opposite. I’m really intense about it. I don’t have any truck against psychedelics, not in the slightest. I’m not into alcohol and I loathe cocaine. I think it’s really corny and anti-creative. But yeah, I’m very intense about it. It’s not a silly vanity thing.


The news single "Dashboard"

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Meow Aboard

KINOKAWA, Wakayama -- A 7-year-old cat called Tama has been named a special stationmaster at a railway station here by the local Wakayama Electric Railway.

Two other cats were named deputy stationmasters at the same Kishi Station on the Kishigawa Line in Kinokawa. Stationmaster Tama, wearing a railway cap, and two other cats often welcome passengers at unmanned Kishi Station.

The operator of the shop at the station has been keeping the three cats. Wakayama Electric Railway officials will give cat food to them as a reward for their "work."

Article Link

Monday, January 15, 2007

Tu Dos

I'm not a fan of U2's music but I think this new video for their song "Windows in the Sky" is really well done. It's a montage of clips from other well known artists like Elvis Costello, Charles Mingus and even Arcade Fire that are synched to the song.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Cat Food Burglar Nabbed By Doggie Door

The Thief has one of the largest faces I've ever seen...

Here's an ARTICLE about the story

Thursday, January 11, 2007


To be frank the new Beach House video for 'Master of None' reminds me of my 11th grade year when I did lots of L.S.D and thought I was Jack Kerouac. I even signed an autograph for someone as Kerouac, how pretentious! That is why Acid is dangerous cause it makes you annoying.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


Monday, January 08, 2007


"Cindy Neff swears that Mickey loves to dress up in jammies and get carried around her neighborhood in Auburn, Maine. "

Friday, January 05, 2007


365 days ago we started this blog, we now deeply regret that decision.

Sea Dog

I've just begun to come around to the El Perro Del Mar world after not getting into a certain song friends raved about early last year.

On a U.S Tour in March and playing San Francisco at The Great American Music Hall on Monday, March 12, 2007

The excellent animated video for 'God knows(You gotta give to get)' below. More clips from the director Asa Arnehed


Woman in Japan jailed for injuring neighbor with music

From The Associated Press

TOKYO — A Japanese woman charged with inflicting injury on her neighbor by blasting music at her house for 2 1/2 years was given a 20-month prison term, a court official said.

Miyoko Kawahara, 59, was sentenced Tuesday by the Osaka High Court, revoking an initial ruling that had given her a one-year prison term, court spokesman Takanao Kawasaki said.

Kawahara, of Heguri in western Japan, was arrested in April 2005. She was accused of causing insomnia and headaches to her next-door neighbor by playing loud dance music almost 24 hours a day on a portable stereo she had pointed at her neighbor's house, 20 feet away.

The two women had had several disagreements that police did not elaborate on.

"The defendant ignored calls by local authorities and continuously played music at a high volume for some 29 months," Kyodo News agency quoted presiding Judge Hiroshi Furukawa as telling the court.

In handing down a longer prison term than a local court ruling last April, Furukawa told the court that the defendant "still maintains a hostile attitude toward the victim and it is highly likely she will commit the crime again," Kyodo said.

Doctors had diagnosed the neighbor as having insomnia and headaches they attributed to the noise. Kawahara started blasting the music in November 2002 and continued until her arrest.

Under Japanese law, those convicted of inflicting injury on another person face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $2,500.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Kitty Set Up

For weeks, Piedmont police were stumped by the Beanie Baby bandit. The popular stuffed animals were mysteriously showing up overnight on porches and in the yards of two homes on Rose Avenue. One of the families feared a stalker.

Now, police in the tranquil East Bay city think they may have identified a suspect: Gertie, one of the family's cats, which was caught on a surveillance camera carrying the plush toys in its mouth.

A felonious feline? Maybe not. Two-legged creatures might still be involved, police said.

"The cat was caught on tape, but we don't know if it was moving the Beanie Babies from the location where somebody put them," police Capt. John Hunt said Thursday.

Full Article

Thanks M

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Number Two with a Bullet (to the Head)

The Beach House debut was our second favorite record last year although it jumped to number one whenever the staff was engulfed with depression but often times fell back to number two because it was too difficult to rise out of bed to crawl the two feet to the record player to play it.

A live clip of them playing "Apple Orchard"

Cat Vs. Nerd

Nerds always lose