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April 8, before and now. [What Day Is It?]

April 8th, 2013 by

It's April 8, so let's listen to the song played by Jeff Mangum himself.

Here are two live versions, one from 1998 followed by one from 2012.

(Thanks Susanna. Videos via YouTube users lloplop & yourapologist.)

Against "Amateur Hour" as well as its opposition. [What day is it?]

March 17th, 2013 by

St. Patrick's Day is amateur hour.

THIS IS NOT AMATEUR HOUR

"THIS IS NOT AMATEUR HOUR. Happy St. Patrick's Day."

The fact that the preceding image exists to splay on a print-on-demand garment is further proof of this post's initial stipulation. Look:

Wearing this hoodie would immediately identify you as an amateur.

"THIS IS NOT AMATEUR HOUR. Happy St. Patrick's Day."

Counterpoints exist, but why would you ever want to be the person wearing this shirt below in public?

ST. PATRICK'S DAY IS FOR AMATEURS

"ST. PATRICK'S DAY IS FOR AMATEURS"

Just terrible.

Listen, St. Patrick's Day is to drinking what Valentine's Day is to loving -- if you genuinely care, you do it based on what your heart says, and you don't need the calendar to tell you to do it.

As ever, as far as we know, the best celebratory thing you can do to recognize St. Patrick's Day is to enjoy Brad Neely's "Bring The Gold."

And remember, there were never any snakes on √Čire to begin with.

(Images via threadrock.com, lookhuman.com, and flickr.com via sanfrancisco.grubstreet.com.)

Facts about George Washington delivered in song form. [What day is it?]

February 18th, 2013 by

George Washington's birthday is actually February 22.

Brad Neely
will help with the remembering:

seeking hand-me-downs [Fuck You Friday]

October 26th, 2012 by

It's a Fuck You Friday.You know what fucking day it is?

You know.

You know.

It's a Fuck You Friday.

" -- but shit / it was ninety-nine cents!"

(Thank you Eve & Abe for the initial viewing.)

ON FIRE

September 17th, 2012 by

On fire:

Uno Morales

FIRE

Fugazi - "Margin Walker" live in St. Louis, 1988

SeBADoh - "On Fire" live at All Tomorrow's Parties, 2012

(GIF via unomoralez.com. Fugazi via YouTube user ritesofspr. SeBADoh via YouTube user tommygunx.)

The horror of the unblinking yawner.

November 5th, 2011 by

Cats make the biggest face when they yawn.

It's awesome.

Except when sometimes it goes wrong.

Cricket's yawn.

From the Tumblr account of Yuko Ota, one of the two behind the mighty webcomic Johnny Wander:

Cricket yawning. Photoshop doodle.

When the kitten yawns, she looks positively fiendish. I am not kidding, the face she makes straddles the line between disturbingly cute and disturbingly otherworldly. Do cats usually not close their eyes when they yawn? I think Rook closes his eyes when he yawns. Maybe Cricket is some sorta changeling.

Cats' yawns take up their whole head, their whole face.

The Deftones knew that. Hence what was on the cover for their 1995 single "Bored."

Deftones' cover for their single Bored

Here's the video for that song.

And the next time a cat yawns near you... watch.

Viking arrivals. [What Day Is It?]

October 9th, 2011 by

Do you know what today is?

It's October 9, and that means it's Leif Erikson Day.

Leif is credited with one of the first "discoveries" of what is now America.

And so, in his honor we present Joel Veitch's immortal (now deleted off of his site rathergood.com by fear of lawsuit) take on Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song."

With viking kittens.

Yup. You'll see; but beware... thar be auto-play ahead, matey.

Fuck you, I'm a wizard. [Fuck You Friday]

September 2nd, 2011 by

It's a Fuck You Friday.Friday.

Friday, Friday, Friday.

It's a Fuck You Friday. Always. No exceptions -- ever.

It's important. Always.

Now, this:

FURTHER EVIDENCE:

Wizards have powers. It's key to know that. And y'know what?

Fuck you.

(The Final Battle by 5-Second Films. Wizard song from Sifl And Olly by Liam Lynch and Matt Crocco via YouTube user vinylsaurus.)

Buzz likes the Giants.

August 19th, 2011 by

image

He does. Look:

Found inexplicably on the intro page of Hydrahead's website. Looks to be screencapped from Game Two of the 2010 World Series in SF between the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants.

Go Buzz go. And let's go Giants.

Comforting Static In The Channel

June 6th, 2011 by

STATIC STATIC STATIC

Familiar? Somehow comforting? Yes.

Comforting like an old shirt.

This tangent leads to this:

Jawbox playing "Static" live, 1992-02-15 in Houston, TX.

And back to this:

Anamanaguchi playing "Airbrushed" live.

Synopsis: Distortion is not a bad thing.

(Image via the band Anamanaguchi's blog. Jawbox live video via YouTube user thedesiresymposium. Anamanaguchi video via YouTube user kozue255.)