Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
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
Monday, January 29, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
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.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Mouse on Marrs
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
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."
Monday, January 15, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
Cat Food Burglar Nabbed By Doggie Door
Here's an ARTICLE about the story
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Monday, January 08, 2007
Friday, January 05, 2007
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
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
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.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Number Two with a Bullet (to the Head)
A live clip of them playing "Apple Orchard"