Saturday, March 8, 2014

Song of the Day: "Pauline Hawkins"

Cast of Party Down South... probably
Drive-By Truckers, their name has a hyphen so I don't hate them for egregious grammatical nonsense. Otherwise they've hidden off my radar for a good decade now.

Seriously, I think they opened for U2 or the Rolling Stones, possibly around the time Kings of Leon did and it was a good 5 years from then that I first heard KoL... or maybe I'm wrong about that but I know I've heard of them but not heard them.

Blah blah blah they're southern rock which leads us into the reality show Party Down South which I've never seen and yet, cast photo above, end of nonsensical allusion to beefcake.

Enjoy the song Tom Petty fans (fellow Tom Petty fans).



Song: "Pauline Hawkins"
Artist: Drive-By Truckers

Friday, March 7, 2014

Song of the Day: "Louder"

This is the title track from Lea Michele's debut album. I'm going with this ahead of the overly earnest "Cannonball" because, well, this song is awesome and that song is not.

If you want to watch the video for what might be a response to the death of Cory Monteith, go right ahead. Bad hair, bad make-up, faux angst. Whatevs.

I'd infer an actual connection if Michele had written even part of the song. She didn't cowrite this either, but it's not supposed to be connected to anything.

See how that works?



Song: "Louder"
Artist: Lea Michele

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Song of the Day: "Squirrel of Possibility"


My selection of this Punch Brothers song was not merely a flimsy excuse to post a crasher squirrel photo.

Or was it?



Song: "Squirrel of Possibility"
Artist: Punch Brothers

It take the Village People...


Happy to get this meme on...

Pharrell may have lost his Oscar bid but at least his name, and his hat, survived potential devastation by John Travolta (or Hurricane Jan Thozomas as she'll be known from now on).

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Great Moments in Brand Identity

One of these logos is for the Peter Northstars, a minor league hockey team owned by legendary adult film star Peter North. The other is for Norco Inc. a regional supplier of welding equipment, medical equipment, safety equipment and gasses.

Which is which?

Hint, the upper tip of the N is supposed to be an ejaculating penis.

Amazingly the one on the left belongs to the Peter Northstars (but you already knew that). But Norco does a much better job conveying a splatter of jism.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Song of the Day: "Coming of Age"

Will F the Peeps avoid a sophomore slump?

Supermodel is out in a couple of weeks. So far so good



Song: "Coming of Age"
Artist: Foster the People (F the Peeps)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

For the time being I have no problem allowing the Daytime Emmy to count...

Although probably not the Latin Grammy. Or the Part-Time Tony.

Congratulations to Robert Lopez who becomes the youngest EGOT winner with his Oscar for Best Original Song for "Get Some Snow" from the hit film Freezing sung by international superstar Adele Nizam. Or so John Travolta's new hair plugs lead me to believe.

Lopez earned a Tony for Avenue Q (therefore by the power of osmosis I have part of his EGOT), 2 Daytime Emmys for Wonder Pets and a Grammy (and 2 superfluous Tonys) for Book of Mormon. He thanked Josh Gad in his speech tonight... take that, relatively obscure acting references! Lopez is also the quickest to secure EGOT.

Seriously Liza, what is your fucking problem? The dude knocked out all 4 in a decade. He's not even 40.

Speaking of Liza, OMGOMGOMG Lorna Luft. Am I right?!

Actually between Liza and Lorna and the lesser other Luft and Bette and Pink did it seem like a lot of the producers' ideas got switched relatively late in the game? Also was a patch of Liza's hair blue?

Spike Jonze (nee Adam Spiegel of the catalog family) added an Oscar to his Grammy positioning himself with one of the easiest awards to get (the Emmy [and Daytime Emmy--there's a fucking category for parade coverage]) and one of the more difficult (the Tony--you must originate the role and hope the 26 voters actually make it to see you and/or don't already dislike you for some reason).

And so concludes today's EGOT updates and I totally didn't pay attention to the short subject or documentary crap so who knows if someone from that isn't advancing also. As long as that piece of shit song from U2 didn't win...

Song of the Day: "Can't Remember to Forget You"

Eventually Rihanna will sing on every new record.

My hips told me that.

And hips don't lie.



Song: "Can't Remember to Forget You"
Artist: Shakira/Rihanna