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Music

the complete idiot’s guide to billy pilgrim

This week’s mp3 collection comes from a band you’ve probably never heard. Or heard of. Or if you’ve done either, it was...

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Music

all rise

One of my favorite all-time songwriters is Lowell George, the guitar god who put together Little Feat: Lowell was the living embodification...

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Current Events

happy fucking friday!

From Billmon: Mr Powell’s bleak assessment, less than three weeks before Iraqis are due to elect a parliament, reflects what advisers...

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Music

foggy morning

Just a reminder: the Jefito Best of 2004 mix is still available here. I’ll keep it up for…I don’t know, maybe another...

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Music

another point in space

Twelve years of being a “professional” music critic and seven of running a “record label” made me a target for...

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Books

2004: the year in books

Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood– great, auto-biographical graphic novel about a girl growing up in...

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Music

Crapsterpiss Shitter: Foreigner, “Unusual Heat”

Some questions are dangerous to ask, and not meant to be answered. Like, “Would you rather French-kiss your grandmother, or slide...

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CAPTAIN VIDEO!

CAPTAIN VIDEO!: Jefferson Starship, “Find Your Way Back”

Today we’ll be looking at one of CAPTAIN VIDEO!‘s favorite bands, Jefferson Starship—or Starship, or Jefferson Airplane,...

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Music

KWEEN!

Hello my friends, we are champion! There is another dust-biter! Scaramouche!...

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Television

love that Bea Arthur

Watch a complete version of the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special! Marvel at the vocal stylings of Bea Arthur with the Cantina Band! Christmas...

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Music

bwahahahahahahahaha

Former MTV stars Matthew and Gunnar Nelson have opened up a Detective agency in Los Angeles. We specialize in solving the toughest cases...

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Music, Television

oh yeah, and another thing…

Apparently, the E! network is airing some reality series called Love Is in the Heir about an Iranian princess who wants to be a country...

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Popdose

awesome

Theatrical release date: October 22, 2004 DVD release date: Dec. 21, 2004 According to the IMDB, “This movie has the shortest period...

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Television

www.assclown.com

And here is why I do not watch “The Real World”: Be good. Be bad. Be MIZ. That’s the saying… Why you ask? I...

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Music

gotcher holiday music right here…

So, I don’t really like Christmas songs. I mean, I don’t even really celebrate Christmas. But in much the same way I am...

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Popdose

stone reader

If you have ever really loved a book, I think you’ll enjoy this movie. I did. —– EXTENDED BODY:...

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CAPTAIN VIDEO!

CAPTAIN VIDEO!: Yes, “Owner of a Lonely Heart”

CAPTAIN VIDEO! remembered “Owner of a Lonely Heart” as being sort of disturbing and a little avant-garde–in other words,...

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Current Events

what about now

So. Say hello to the new boss, same as the old boss. Now what? There’s a great quote somewhere about the problem with intellectuals...

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Current Events

he is us

Walt Kelly always thought of himself as a newspaperman…...

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Current Events

no matter the outcome

Many’s the time I’ve been mistaken And many times confused Yes, and I’ve often felt forsaken And certainly misused Oh,...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

oh, the humanity

Now, here’s what I think, and you can disagree with me if you want: You’ve got to feel just a little bit sorry for Randy Quaid....

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Music

100,000,000 pairs of acid-washed jeans can’t be wrong

You guys, the new Bon Jovi single is one of the most unbelievably awesome things I have heard all year. In the year 1992 AN (After...

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Music

hating Rod Stewart, cont’d

From Billboard: The third time is the charm for Rod Stewart, who with his latest collection of standards sits at No. 1 on The Billboard 200...

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Music

and here is where we just stop trying

“He looks like a transsexual minotaur.” So says a poster at my favorite online den of negativity, The Velvet Rope. And he/she...

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Music

Oh, goddammit

Kenny G is the latest artist to turn to a wealth of fellow recording artists for an album of collaborations. Due Nov. 23 via Arista,...

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Music

(no subject)

From a Lucky Magazine interview with Ashlee Simpson: LM: What are your takes on lip-synching? AS: I’m totally against it and offended...

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Current Events, Television

Har!

Also: If I ever meet Jon Stewart in person, I will fall on the ground and kiss his feet. And this transcript from his appearance on...

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Books

Reading is, like, fundamental and shit

Hey, I remember now: Graphic novels are cool. My latest acquisition, recommended by , is the One Volume Edition of Jeff Smith’s Boneg...

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Music

O Canada, Why?: Bryan Adams pt. 2

So, when we last saw our intrepid Canadian guitar-slinging meathead, he was on top of the world: His career-defining masterpiece Reckless...

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Music

O Canada, why?: Bryan Adams pt. 1

Bryan Adams has a new album out. It’s called Room Service: I think this is cause for some exploration into the Bryan Adams catalog...