Thursday, September 23, 2004

The Return Of Don Diablo Con Carne

Dan Woodward, aka Don Diablo Con Carne, former lead vocalist for the Hound Dog Blues Revue came into town this past week. Got to hang out with The Man last Tuesday. The only casualty this time around was the death of one bottle of Glenlivet and the partial wounding of another...well, when I left it was still breathing. Damn, that's some good stuff.
Dan, you come into town more often.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Indiana University study: having children significantly lowers parents’ IQs
The IQ tests show that when a child is born, the part of the brain that makes one think objectively takes the biggest hit when it comes to losing brainpower. “This explains why every parent thinks their child is the smartest kid in class or the best athlete, even if that child is as dumb as a box of rocks or needs a calendar to time their forty-yard dash. People who before were intelligent and open-minded turn into raving lunatics who want to blame a teacher or coach every time their mediocre child fails,” said Lee.

I've found that Fark really helps me get through the day...

Friday, September 03, 2004

Latest Mix CD

Let's Go For A Drive

1. Shaw Brothers Intro Fanfare (0:15)
2. Cheap Trick - Hello There (1:40)
3. Stiff Little Fingers - Suspect Device (2:43)
4. Bauhaus - Ziggy Stardust (3:13)
5. The Clash - Tommy Gun (3:17)
6. The Sex Pistols - I Wanna Be Me (3:08)
7. Black Flag - Wasted (0:51)
8. Thee Michelle Gun Elephant - Jenny (3:21)
9. Toy Dolls - Spiders In The Dressing Room (1:56)
10. Ministry (feat. Gibby Haynes) - Jesus Built My Hotrod (Short, Pusillanimous, So-They-Can-Fit-More-Commercials-On-The-Radio Edit) (3:42)
11. X - Los Angeles (2:25)
12. Cheap Trick - I Want You to Want Me (3:38)
13. Oasis - Stand By Me (5:56)
14. Boa - Duvet (3:23)
15. Brian Jonestown Massacre - Love (3:53)
16. The Chords - Sh-Boom (2:27)
17. The Harptones - Life Is But A Dream (2:43)
18. Dolly Parton - Jolene (2:38)
19. Thee Michelle Gun Elephant - G.W.D (3:54)
20. Generation X - Ready Steady Go (2:58)
21. The Clash - This Is Radio Clash (4:11)
22. Toy Dolls - Dig That Groove Baby (3:00)
23. X - Johnny Hit And Run Paulene (2:50)
24. The Sex Pistols - EMI Unlimited Edition (3:15)
25. Thee Michelle Gun Elephant - Musashino Elegy (Live)(5:05)
26. David Bowie - Rock 'N' Roll Suicide (3:02)
27. Big Black - Bombastic Intro (0:35)

Latest Chinatown DVD Haul

Went to Curiosa last weekend. Maybe I can be bothered to say something about that later. Or not. Or maybe now: Mogwai played My Father My King. My goosebumps had goosebumps by the end. Aside from that, overall it was great (except for the jackass couple of youngsters behind us who apparently only like The Cure, and at that only like 7 or 8 very popular Cure songs. The girl looked pretty hip, though...until she spoke)
Anyway - picked up some DVD's in Chinatown:
Breaking News
One Night In Mongkok (both obtained at Sung Sing Center)
both excellent movies - is it possible that Hong Kong cinema is getting back on it's feet?

also got:
Jiang Hu - superbad box set
Ju-On: The Grudge
Ju-On: The Grudge 2
and Beat Takeshi's Zatoichi

and the guy at QQ Entertainment - I think that's what's called...across the street from the Ten Ren Tea store - gave me a nice Jiang Hu poster for buying the box!
I heartily recommend both of these joints for you Asian Movie Buying Experience in Frisco. (You might want to check out what QQ has, then hit Sung Sing since they're the cheapest in the area, then head back for whatever Sung Sing doesn't have - QQ tends to have more Korean and Japanese movies and they seem to get older flicks back in stock - sometimes at Sung Sing, if you miss it, you miss it.)

And, of course, I find out that Ju-On is supposed to be getting a pretty nice DVD here from Lion's Gate to tie in The Grudge - the US remake/remix/reimagining starring that cute Sarah Michelle Gellar.

And also, Miramax, those purveyors of quality Asian Cinema are supposed to be releasing a rumored to be uncut DVD, with possibly some extras, of Zatoichi coupled with - or possibly packaged with, I'm not 100% sure - the long awaited DVD of Sonatine.

And speaking of Miramax, they actually put Hero out. And it's here in the greater Fresno/Clovis area. Well, I'll be....