Monday, February 28, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

What Your Fave Classic Rock Band Says About You.

From McSweeney's. The whole list is killer, but here's a taste:

The Doors: You have been bitten by an animal while trying to get it stoned.

The Who: You own a Goldwing with a baby-changing station.

Crosby, Stills & Nash: You own an oversized hat.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: You own three or more oversized hats.

Jefferson Airplane: You make your living buying and selling oversized hats.

Aerosmith: You know a store that still sells puffy Reeboks.

Van Halen: You have a Peeing Calvin bumper sticker on your Jeep.

Sammy Hagar: You have a Peeing Calvin bumper sticker on your Subaru Brat.

Bad Company: You have sustained several alcohol-related injuries involving sheetrock.

Journey: You own those running shoes that are shaped like feet.

Blue Oyster Cult: You have snorted cocaine off a copy of Type 2 Diabetes for Dummies.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday Feature!

"Great", "Fantastic" and "Awesome" sounded too arrogant.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

01 and 10

So, the blahblahsphere is all atwitter about the new Radiohead record, The King of Limbs. I think it's about halfway good, sometimes boring, sometimes actually a bit annoying. But having listened to it a few times, I started thinking about In Rainbows, which I would contend is their best record end-to-end.

On one of my (somewhat frequent) trips down the e-rabbit hole, I stumbled across this rather compelling hypothesis that IR was made as a full-on companion piece to Ok Computer, and that if you feather the two sequences it gives you one mind-blowing bouquet of awesomeness.

I was real skeptical. Then I listened to it. Totally works.

Is it merely the product of one band making two similar-sounding records, or were the lads who Noel Gallagher famously dismissed as "fookin' students" really on some next-level secret squirrel shit?

Y'all can listen here if you like.

And just for whatevs, notice the 10s on the IR album cover?

Monday, February 21, 2011

An Artist In Our Midst

You'd think that after 16+ years together, I'd know everything about Eva, right? WRONG! It turns out she's awesome at drawing stuff! When she gives Ellery her bath every night, she picks up a multicolored crayon and draws pictures to order. Here's some of her recent handiwork:





I know - is there anything she can't do?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fosse Fosse One, Fosse Fosse Two

The fact that this seems like a Martin Short routine makes it MORE awesome, not less.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


(You probably could watch this at work, but you might get some looks)

LA's teenage horror-rap crew OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) absolutely DESTROYED it on Fallon last night. Only two of their MCs were there - sadly, not including my favorite, Earl Sweatshirt. I think he got sent to boarding school. No, seriously.

OFWGKTA is obsessed with murder, rape, bodily functions - basically pushing beyond shock into legit creepiness. There is nothing redeeming about the content. NOTHING. On the other hand, the beats and the rhyming are so on point that the hipster critical mass is ballooning at an exponential rate. Check out Mos Def (who was not on the show, but just there hanging out) run up to the camera at the end and start screaming "Swaaaaaag!"

Tyler, The Creator - he's the one in the Supreme hoodie - has now signed to XL, home of Radiohead, MIA, Vampire Weekend, etc. He tweeted last night "My 19 Year Old Life Is Fucking Great."

Ya been warned.

Thursday Feature!

You take care of your teeth, they'll take care of you. And that's one to grow on!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Graffiti Corner

Man has expressed himself on walls since the cave drawings at Lascaux. This new LE feature seeks to document the best in public expression. Join me, won't you?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentimes!

Glida & Bill, Studio 54, Valentine's Day 1978.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thursday Feature!

"Yeah, I worship Satan. That's why I got the Ford Fiesta in RED."

TV funhouse

I hope 31 teenagers had their minds blown by this. Killer.