Sunday, November 29, 2009

Separated At Birth II

Stephen Stills

Steve McMichael

Friday, November 27, 2009

Separated At Birth

Michael Keaton and Lars Ulrich

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hope For Our Future

via The Daily Show. Makes you proud to be an American. Make sure you watch the part at 4:17.

Happy Thanksgiving, Turkeys!

New York, NY

London, England

Cleveland, OH

Las Vegas, NV

Chicago, IL

Hollywood, CA

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Muppet Tribute #3

Sam the Eagle strongly dissaproves of the last post

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Someone posted this on FB recently, and I was reminded how hilarious it is.

Just picture him in a cardigan writing the lyrics: "Soar with healing in her wings/As the land beneath her sings/Only God, no other kings".

The Attorney General of the United States.

And in other news, the country he loves so deeply is still acting like Pakistan.

One More Anniversary Post

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I'm not one of those weirdos who thinks celebrities are real people, but c'mon. Are they afraid flats make her butt look flabby?

And oh yeah, can somebody get her a fucking umbrella?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Caption Contest!


Lesson learned- NEVER speak out against Sting

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Whiter Shade of FAIL

what the hell

I realize I'm late to the party on this, but ctfo. He's rejuvenating his skin??? DuPont must need a new celebrity spokesface of terrifying whiteishness for their line of chemical peelers, "Dr. Hauschka's Jacksonizing Face Mask"

ps - evidently they have a new product to lighten the color of your eyes, too; take a close look at how dark brown his irises are in '08...yikes. hope there was a signing bonus for that.

In Honor of Muppetry


Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Happy 40th Birthday to Sesame Street's a favorite of mine from the first year:

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

More Halloween Action

Bee as U2. Only difference: U2 is balder. Nick not going bare chest/vest is a shame.

Hayward as Journey.

Life on the road is rough.

A look for the ages.

Making plans for Jimmy.

Check the lit up fretboard.


Wait 'til Otis sees us!

Love the one-armed dress!

Beastie Boys: the whole set.

One for the Poncy Lads X-Mas Show

The QD .and I were watching the Double P last week when an ad for Sting's new album "If on a Winter's Night" came on. When we heard the song accompanying the ad, we looked at each other with jaws dropped. I mean, I've been disdainful of Sting since well before "Desert Rose", but "Soul Cake" sounds like a true Poncy Lads original. If he'd hired Sean Connery to sing it ala William Shatner, he'd a been on to something. Turns out he's off the hook for the writng (but doubly on the hook for taste), as its his version of a traditional song from Cheshire, recorded also by Peter Paul & Mary.

Consider the lyrics:

A soul cake, a soul cake,
Please, good missus, a soul cake,
An apple, a pear, a plum or a cherry,
Any good things to make us all merry.

Consider also that this is the song he picked to advertise the album.

Akin to "Egg Cream" by Lou Reed in its food themed sing songy ridiculousness.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Finalmente: Que Rico!

As promised, the final act of Halloween:

#1: All Night Long: The Hitmaker shows us how it's done.

#2: The Glamorous Life, indeed.

More videos here.

Monday, November 2, 2009

ECB Pt. 2

After a bizzare set by all girls vampire band All in the Fangily as Mama Cassand The Lemonade Bubblegum came two truly inspired concepts. The first was Mean Ohio, who whipped the place into a frenzy with their incendiary take on the Stax Soul review, complete with spot-on costumes and a set of R&B classics played like a combination of Sam & Dave, the Sonics, and Sha Na Na on crack.

These guys were a tough act to follow, but no problem for Kid Million, who killed it as the Beastie Boys with Howard behind the turntables and Brendan, Riff, and Alvy as MCA, Mike D and Adrock, trading rhymes and moves with vigor and ease. David's Adrock was the most inspired vocal performance of the evening...take that Ursula!

Last up was the ten piece Que Rico! Latin Big Band, bolstered this year by the Sure-Bet Horns. From the stage the highlight was Smooth Operator, played in a sultry and smoky latin groove with Jane Rico on lead vocal and an electrifying solo from Nicky Rico. Sadly, my camera done run out one song into Beastie Boys, so maybe Tony Rico may has some QR to post...

After a night like that I can't wait to see what lies in store for next year. We want the Lads back!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Exquisite Corpse Ball Recap Pt. 1

Simo and the 'bots get photobombed by Alvy

I know I'm prone to hyperbole, but last night's show at Silvies was sick. Building on the inaugural show's foundation, this year's acts raised the bar by presenting a show mixing full blown concept pieces, accomplished playing, and bizarro antics. This is part 1. in a two part toast, chock full of vidja for lads and lasses who couldn't be with us this year, but will be next, right?

Nick Markos and Bee kicked of the evening as U2 with a great sounding career-spanning set of tunes, one rehearsal and pre-show threat level orange alerts notwithstanding. Sadly, my video of this set is marred with poor camera position and loud audience banter, both of which were soon remedied

Next up, Heavy Boxes played a subdued set at Kate Bush, with the highlight being a duet on "Don't Give Up" with Evan and Melanie performing the song in a revolving embrace, with only the featured singer visible during each part. You can see that here.

Hayward Bluegrass then took the stage as Journey, playing a set of the band's favorites with a down-home twist, Neil"Sherm" Schoen tearing it up on guitar, and Stevie "KP" Perry laying it down on lead vocal.

Things began to heat up with the next two acts, the twin eighties assault of Mr. Shankly as XTC and The Arch Viles as the Clash, with Jon Singer shredding on guitar, bass, and vocals in both. With Adel and Liza absent this year, the celebrity quotient lay with Mr. Shankly's drummer, who played in The Romantics as well as The Elvis Brothers (with guitarist Rob Newhouse, also in this band). A whole ton of folks came in just to see them and they did not dissappoint. Jon wins the award for most difficult bass line of the evening with "Mayor of Simpleton":

Next up was the Arch Viles as The Clash, who gave the room a smoking set including London Calling, The Magnificent 7, Janie Jones, and Guns of Brixton, complete with Hunter S. Thomson on bari sax. Wag was on the drums for the second of 3 times (with a 4th appearance on turntables).

Stay tuned for Part 2, which covers the three remaining acts, two spot on full concept experiences with Mean Ohio as the Stax Soul Review and Kid Million as The Beastie Boys, and of course a little Que Rico thrown in for good measure.