Tuesday, November 25, 2008


There's a Ralph's Corner Bar group on facebook that has nearly 300 members. There's a thread about favorite jukebox songs, and someone mentioned this one. I haven't heard this in a long time - brings back some good memories.

Joseph Beuys - Erdtelephon

Monday, November 24, 2008

Norwegian Black Metal

Vice does consistently great documentaries, and this one about the Black Metal band, Gorgoroth is no exception. It focuses on the controversial and charismatic lead singer of the band, Gaahl. This is part one of five (the entire running time for all five parts is about 30 minutes.) See the rest at http://www.vbs.tv/shows.php?show=1072

Don Glut - Wrath of the Sun Demon

I heard Don Glut on Around Comics again which reminded me to look around the interwebs for some of his 1960s amateur movies. I found a few good clips - here's one.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Welcome to Marlborough Town (Please Visit. We have very good Music Here)

Please visit Marlborough Town. As you can hear, our music is very good. Please Tour Marlborough Town. Please? Our music is kinda electronicky and sorta fresh. You'll like it here. Put some malt vinegar on our potatoes. Mmm.... You'll order seconds. Maybe you would like to write us a new theme song...? Not that our current one is bad, but a little healthy competition is good. We have blood pudding... Bet you can't get that in Fargo.

Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz


This makes me want to start exercising.

Cloudland Canyon

Sunday, November 16, 2008


I just went and saw an Anchorhead reunion show at the Hexagon (which is just a few blocks from my place). It was nice - lots of North Dakota folks there. Oscar came all the way from Williston. And I saw Danny and Tara there. Good times. Well, no Anchorhead videos on youtube, so I had to settle for this montage of photos from the last night at Ralph's. I only saw one person I recognized - about halfway through there's a shot that has one of Aaron Esterby's drinking buddies in the background. Weren't you guys there that night? Anyway, here's to Ralph's and Anchorhead and stuff.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Round Midnight

Mrs. Autumn and Her Two Daughters by Sigmar Polke

Hey, Steve - This is the Sigmar Polke painting I was telling you about that is on display at the Walker. Its hard to get a sense of it from this small image as the original is MASSIVE. Check it out if you make it over there anytime soon.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

siskel and ebert and the movies and the asshole

Survivors get TONS of Experience. SURVIVE THIS SCHNEIDER!

Like many shows developed by Lear, One Day at a Time was more of a comedy-drama, using its half-hour to tackle serious issues in life and relationships, particularly those related to second wave feminism. The show's nine years give it the second-longest tenure of any Lear-developed sitcom under its original name, after The Jeffersons (All in the Family and its continuation series Archie Bunker's Place had a combined 12-year run, but only eight of those years were under the show's original name).

Friday, November 7, 2008

Face Dancin' Face Dancers

Wacky. Bet they can't face dance to my favorite song though. By my "favorite song" I mean The Catiline Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Playing Matador with Charo and Don Rickles.

New Proofs
for Einstein's Theory
of Relativity.
By Dan Liebert, Verbal Cartoonist.

1. Did you ever sit on a train that isn't moving and then the train next to you starts to lurch forward and you feel like your train is going backward? Isn't that nauseating?

2. Or you can't wait for that big piece of cheesecake. Oh boy! Cheesecake! And five minutes later you can't imagine ever eating cheesecake again.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pancho and Lefty and the Rest of Your Memories

The Wave subsided and Alejandro found that he was genuinely surprised to be alive. Not only had his home been washed away, but virtually everything, everyone in his little town had been swallowed by the ravenous waters. He snapped out of the daze induced by this seismic reality shift and his adrenaline kicked in. In his panicked state, he hungrily searched for anyone, anything. He began to sing to himself in order to calm his nerves; "Living on the road my friend - Was gonna keep you free and clean..."