Thursday, February 26, 2009

Parenting Tips

"My mom licked me - that was her punishment. If I was a little uppity or if I didn’t listen or if she wanted to get my attention, she’d lick the side of my face or under my armpit. My mom’s a six-foot-tall amazon and she’d say, ‘’You came out of my vagina and I own every part of you,’’ and she’d lick me like I was her wee pup and she was a lioness. It was humiliating and really intense. Very primal. It’s not spanking, but it definitely works."

- Rosario Dawson tells The New York Times

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My Indie Credibility

Happy Ash Wednesday! See you at 10:30 at the Rainbo (in 1995)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Message From Miss-Information

We are looking for FAMILY RECIPES for a TV pilot. If you have or know someone (within the U.S.) who has an amazing secret (or not-so-secret) family recipe that has been handed down from generation-to-generation, that is “to-die-for” or has made them well-known within their town or community, (snacks, appetizers, soups, salads, main courses, or desserts) and they are willing to share the recipe’s long, rich history within the family, along with sharing the actual recipe itself, then contact us immediately, so that they can be filmed for a new TV series. Send us a short paragraph about the family, their background, the name of the dish, a brief description of the recipe, its food category (see list above) and most importantly contact info with a working phone number. We will contact you within 24-36 hours. Please contact us by e-mail ASAP and put “Family Recipe” in the subject line.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday dance party

Thanks to BA's Blog...this must be how those news folks keep in shape.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A (NSFW) Song For Thursday

"Balzac was a writer, he lived with Allen Funt." So true.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Simo and Tony B.'s Uke Round-Up

Our one year Anniversary show this past Saturday wildly exceded our expectations! Inexplicably, by our 9:00 PM start time the place was packed to the back like the Lads on Halloween, with new faces outnumbering familiar 2 to 1. It stayed that way for 17 acts over 4 solid hours, including everything from Hank Williams and Sam Cooke to Joy Division, Iggy Pop, and Nine Inch Nails. David and Eva, we missed our early show anchors and hope you're feeling better Eva! In addition to our usual favorites we had lots of new acts like Jaques Hammer & Wanda Drug, The Poison Darts, Mark Janka, The Elvis Twins, and Heather Smith, who gave us a terrific set of Fiona Apple style originals. As usual, Heavy Boxes and The Sure Bet Quartet(formerly Teachers Gone Wild) both killed it, and Tim & Jane brought the house down with their version of Closer (see below)

Here are some selections for you:

Also, after eluding me for the better part of a year, C. Everett Uke's resemblance to our own Shanghai Shecky dropped on me mid song like a ton of bricks.

People Who Should Go To The Gas Chamber

Some people are just determined to be assholes.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Vote: Is It A Bit?

It starts out funny, then it gets annoying, then it gets funnier again when Letterman gets pissed. What do you think - is Joaquin messed up on the drugs, or is it some clumsy attempt at a meta-conversation about the absurdity of celebrity culture? Either way, I was rooting for Letterman.

Joaquin's Val Kilmer-as-Jim Morrison vibe is off the charts.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Engrish lessons

Indeed, the coffee is bleak.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Billy Joel, Elton John to play Wrigley Field

The Piano Man and the Rocket Man are pairing up for a concert this summer at Chicago's Wrigley Field.

Promoters announced Tuesday that Billy Joel and Elton John will play together at the home of the Chicago Cubs on July 21.

The singer-songwriters will perform duets playing twin pianos and trading vocals. Each will play a set with his own band, followed by both bands joining for a finale.

Tickets, which go on sale Saturday, range from $55 to $175 before fees and service charges.

Joel and John started their hugely successful "Face 2 Face" concert tours in 1994. They played together in the Chicago area in 2001 and 2003.

I honestly don't know how I feel about this. I am intrigued and repulsed in equal amounts. The answer: free tickets. I need free tickets.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Us !

One week til our One Year anniversary show. I think it calls for some out of town special guests, don't you Tony?

Friday, February 6, 2009


What's the only way I could love this blog more?

Congrats Simo!

"He a hater" is the funniest thing I've ever heard.

Happy Birthday to the Diva!!!!

Eva it is your special day and in honor of your birth here are some of your favorite things.

It should be noted that I almost got teary eyed with love and adoration while listening to Ambrosia and thinking of her while searching YouTube. That seems unhealthy. Maybe I should talk to someone. And maybe David should call the authorities.


Not only did Eddie Vedder do a karaoke version of "Where The Streets Have No Name", he did it at CUBS FANTASY CAMP.

Pearl Jam can eat a bag of dicks, but I bet Eddie's nice. Best part is during the intro when some dude yells "I'm goin' hungry!"

The Only Item On Our Baby Shower Registry

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Yaweh or No Way

No posts for a day? Colbert oughta straighten that out.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

David after the dentist....or "Is this real life?"

Maybe I'm a sicker person than I thought but I think this is adorable. Maybe because I've felt this way so many times in life....and not only after the dentist.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I Knew It Was Good For You

Michael Phelps Snapped Doing Bong Hit

"You could tell Michael had smoked before. He grabbed the bong and a lighter and knew exactly what to do. He looked just as natural with a bong in his hands as he does swimming in the pool. He was the gold medal winner of bong hits. Michael ended up getting a little paranoid, though, because before too long he looked like he was nervous and ran out of the place.”