Conan O'Brien's Legally Banned From Being Funny on TV live @ the Orpheum Theatre, Mpls, MN
Everything you could have wanted out of a Conan Show. The band (sans Max Wienberg) Triumph-the Insult Comic Dog, Masturbating Bear, Random clips of Walker Texas Ranger, rock-n-roll, a Brian Setzer cameo, an f-bomb-dropping Andy Richter and of course, the man himself, (and the more famous of two O'Briens in the house that night,) Conan. Commence hilarity.
This Heat-Deceit DL
A friend of mine turned me on to this one. She discovered it while Pandoraing a Suicide station. Interest in Suicide (the band, not the action) is hot right now thanks to MIA's sampling of an entire song. But that's besides the point. That point being that This Heat's Deceit is g-to-the-ood. It's like punk rock dropped acid and went to a party where 'world music' was being played on the stereo.
Urban Exploring in Duluth, MN
Saturday the HDD staff made a run up to Duluth for a day of checking shit out. Highlights include Graffiti Graveyard, Forgotten Park, Lester River, Enger Observation Tower, lunch at Hacienda Del Sol and retailing at Last Place On Earth and Electric Fetus.
Urban Bird Rescue
Friday night BNB rescued a fledgling sparrow from certain death in downtown Mpls alley. Saturday morning his loving gf and fellow do-gooder brought the now very resilient sparrow, named 'Birdis', to the Golden Valley Wildlife Rescue while he went to Duluth to check shit out.
Up three games now on the Magic; and looking like the world champions of '08. Very real chance we could see the sweep tomorrow night. Shoutouts also to the Phoenix Suns for an impressive game 3 win over the Lakers tonight. Anybody but the Lakers, please.
Dub Police-Scion Sampler CD
This little gem came in a swag bag I scooped at the Scion Video Installation show at the Pink Hobo Gallery in Mpls a couple weeks ago. All tracks from the UK Dubstep label, Dub Police. 10 out of 7 times (you read that right) free comps are garbage; but not this one. Low end sub for your face.
Stranglers-Rattus Norvegicus cassette
First got into this one from my uncle who gave me a used copy on cassette when I was young and impressionable and just getting into punk rock. Recently was reminded of it when someone said 'summer' and 'bummer' in the same sentence. Been listening to it on the regular again ever since. It's like the Sex Pistols and the Doors shared needles over lunch break at an art school.
Can't fully enjoy one without a little of the other. Doctors recommend at least five to ten minutes of air conditioning every hour during the hot days. No arguments here.