Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Special Guests for NYE!

Wanted to let you know that tonight at the Rendezvous for the NYE celebration, there'll be some exciting "special" guests: Jose Bold, doing some numbers from the new december album, plus the HALF BROTHERS, featuring this guy, Rick Miller:

(photo courtesy of Beelzebub)

Friday, December 26, 2008

A Few Words About NYE

Okay, now that we ate Christmas, we're putting together the order for NYE. Any song requests?

Jose Bold will launch Operation Destroy All That Was 2008. The Half Brothers will counter-attack with a short set, then "A" will finish off the carcass through midnight.

Our apologies in advance if some of you don't get seats; we're not really in control of the door situation but we'll do our best. Our advice would be to arrive at 9:15pm, pay at the main door, and form a little line at the Jewel Box entrance. We'll open the JB doors at 9:30 and commence the out-rocking shortly thereafter.

Oh, and if any of you have a mechanized singing Christmas toy, and are coming to the show, would you bring it?

See you then.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snowpocalypse Status Update

Basil: Snowed in at home.
Evan: Snowed in at home.
JohnO: Snowed in at home.
JohnA: Snowed in at home.
Kirk: Snowed in at home.

Rob: Status pending. Probably at Fifth Avenue Theatre.

David: Belize

Friday, December 19, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


On JohnO's NEW December album!
Just kidding, it's not a sale.
He's giving it away free online.
As free as the wind blows.
As free as the nose blows.
Olé! Olé! Let's all go swimming!

Here's What I Came Up With

Jingle cat,
Jingle door,
Jingle sufficiently the stamen.

Oh what John Quincy Adams it finishes to 12-grain,
In a Sikhism-Chinese Star open Krokus.

Yeah, that was a dumb post.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Got Any Posts for This Blog?

Not really, it's pretty quiet. So here's a holiday Madlib to keep you entertained!

Jingle __(noun)__,
Jingle __(noun)__,
Jingle __(adverb)__ the __(sex organ)__.

Oh what __(former President)__ it __(verbs)__ to __(type of bread)__,
In a __(religion)-(murder weapon)__ open __(metal band)__.

We'll turn the best one into a song at our New Year's Show*!

*No we won't

Friday, December 5, 2008

Immaculate Conception

We've been working on a film score for The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle, a feature film by l'extraordinaire David Russo (whose video provided the moving backdrop for noSignal). I can't sum it up for you, but it's got janitors, breathtaking animation, and the harmonic convergence of unlikely people through even unlikelier means. And Dizzle will now be appearing at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. A big fatty fat fat YAY to that: !!!

After Dizzle, we should re-score this.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Best Resurgence of a Theremin (nerd-pop)

Look! We made a Best-Of-2008 list!

Spam Subjectline of the Day

"Kanye West's mother's plastic surgeon speaks."

This sentence reminds me of one of the things I love about language: From a few simple rules, an indefinite number of different things can result. For example, here we have the rule that

For any grammatically well formed sentence of the form "Noun verbs" (e.g., "Kanye West speaks"), we may make a new well formed sentence by making the noun possessive and adding a new noun after it.

So "Kanye West speaks" becomes "Kanye West's mother speaks" which becomes "Kanye West's mother's plastic surgeon speaks."

-which can become, "Kanye West's mother's plastic surgeon's scalpel speaks."

-which can become...