Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Birthday to the LP!

In case you guys needed a reason to celebrate today, besides it being the Summer Solstice (longest day of Summer, fuck yea!), today is also the birthday of the long playing (or LP) record format. On this day in 1945, Columbia records released two albums simultaneously, which were the first 10 inch and 12 inch LPs released. Those two albums (respectively) were a reissue of Frank Sinatra's "The Voice of Frank Sinatra" and Mendelssohn Concerto in E Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64. Well, technically LPs were introduced by Columbia two days earlier at a press conference, and I suppose RCA should really get credit for releasing them way earlier in 1931. However, since RCA chose to release them right before the Great Depression, initial sales naturally suffered and they were pulled off the market two years later.

In honor of the occasion, Wired has posted on some of the best album covers of all time. I thought I'd share some of my favorites with you.

Of course.
First album ever.
Bitch is hot.

Is it just me, or does this thing look like it moves?

That's it for me. Did I forget anything?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Platte River Rain

This is for all the STLers that haven't been able to get a Cello Dave fix in a while. Paul and I went down to the Holland Lawn last Friday to check out Platte River Rain. Pretty darn good.

You can buy the album on iTunes, or if you come up to Omaha for CWS, I'll get ya a copy. (You see what I did there? You need to come to Omaha, and then it's free. So come.)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Uff! Brazil goal against North Korea

wanted to make sure you guys saw this one. rusty, i forgot the correct width and height for posting videos. what is it again?

Watch your mouth

"False friends" are two words, from two different languages, that sound the same but mean different things. For those of you going abroad (particularly Turkey, Iran or Swaziland), it's important that you pay particular attention to these types of words. Here are some examples:

Lawman (Surinam): Lunatic
Sky (Norway): Cloud
Alone (Italy) Halo
Bless (Iceland): Good-bye
Fart (Turkey): Exaggerating
Bog (Russia): God
Turd (Iran): Fragile
Chew (Ethiopia): Salt
Babe (Swaziland): Priest
Made (Netherland): Maggot
Pasta (Portugal): Briefcase

Monday, June 14, 2010

Maybe this will get you going

From The Oatmeal's "3 Most Common Uses of Irony" (actually pretty informative).

Trace That Tune

Did you know that...

...actually came from...

Kind of a cool story. Check it out here.

Sweet Fish - Trancing Things

Song is "Please Don't Go" by Barcelona

Hello Folks

This kid is going strait to NASA (if it's still around). Incidentally, this is exactly how I took care of my first beard.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Eclipse Soundtrack

Much like the second, the third installment of the Twilight series has a pretty good soundtrack. Again, some big names and decent songs here. And again, this is the full tracklist, so I don't necessarily stand by every song. And again, direct all inqueries related to the movie's release date, cast, plot line, etc. to Rusty.

Yup, still posting. How's it going, Jason?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

New Ratatat

I'm just gonna keep posting until you fuckers give me something new.

New Band of Horses

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Jim Joyce/James Joyce

Alrighty, I know not all of you are baseball fans, but something major happened yesterday. Armando Galarraga pitched a perfect game (21st in history. That's right, in the history of major league baseball) and it was ripped away from him on a blown call by veteran umpire Jim Joyce on the 27th out. Watch the play here. This would prove to be the worst call of Joyce's career, though he has been described as one of the best umpires in the game. It was very emotional for both Galarraga and Joyce, but it seems the call will not be overturned, even though Joyce admitted he had "kicked the shit" out of the call after watching the replay. Both Galarraga and Joyce have been applauded for their conduct following such an historic event.

Those of you English majors out there might remember an Irish author named James Joyce that wrote about the "epiphany". Will Jim Joyce's call be Bud Selig's "epiphany" to install an instant replay policy in major league baseball? I think it should, and I think Galarraga should be awarded the perfect game. Selig stated today that he will not overturn the call, probably because of the tradition of baseball, and the "human element" that makes the game so great. But come on man, it will still be a great game. Make an exception. Unfortunately, Bud Selig will not.

James Joyce- epiphany in Dubliners. Jim Joyce- epiphany in baseball. Coincidence? I don't think so.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sleigh Bells

I posted a song or two from these folks while they were touring with Yeasayer. Here is (almost) the full album. Kinda girly but I've been digging it lately.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Stream Full "Brothers" Album

Bout fucking time . . .

Michael Michael. Motorcylce

Solution to Grooveshark Posting Problems

Good news! I figured out how to post shit from Grooveshark again. I don't know if anyone else was having problems, but everytime I tried to post a new playlist I got an Embed Code error. Turns out the codes provided by Grooveshark in the Copy & Paste step are incomplete. After far too much guess and check work I realized the following modifications will make the playlists postable:

Go to the very last line of the embed code where it says:

wmode="window" /

Erase the space between "window" and the /.

Add the following symbols in its place:


After the / add the following:


I tried to type out what the whole thing should look like but the blog thinks its code. Lett me know if you can't get it to work and I can email the full instructions.

New Broken Social Scene