Thursday, June 15, 2006

Josh Cheslow: The Mayor of Marshmallows and a Puppety Oddball

Next in my series of ringtones, here's Josh Cheslow with his ringtone. Click on the image (or here) to launch the flash animation.
This best exemplifies what goes on in my mind when The Chezz calls. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Gratuitously Long Post Title Which Does Its Best To Emulate The Very Long Song Titles Listed on Wikipedia Under A Similar Heading

Check out this Wikipedia entry for Songs With Particularly Long Song Titles. It loooks like a solid competition between:
  1. Sufjan Stevens (4)
  2. Of Montreal (3)*
  3. The Flaming Lips (2)
My Favorite Titles:
  • The Black Hawk War, or, How to Demolish an Entire Civilization and Still Feel Good About Yourself in the Morning, or, We Apologize for the Inconvenience but You're Going to Have to Leave Now, or, I Have Fought the Big Knives and Will Continue to Fight Them until They Are off Our Lands! By Sufjan Stevens (Illinois)
  • Regretting What I Said to You When You Called Me At 11:00 On Friday Morning To Tell Me That 1:00 Friday Afternoon You Were Gonna Leave Your Office, Go Downstairs, Hail A Cab, To Go Out To The Airport, To Catch A Plane, To Go Skiing In The Alps For Two Weeks. Not That I Wanted To Go With You; I Wasn't Able To Leave Town, I'm Not A Very Good Skier, I Couldn't Expect You To Pay My Way, But After Going Out With You For Three Years, I Don't Like Surprises. (A Musical Apology) By Christine Lavin (Future Fossils)
  • I Got My Heart Broken By A Girl On Myspace®, Tragedies Like This Have Left Me Wondering Where Exactly My Life Is Going and Made Me Consider Spending Less Time By The Computer. By Sever The Head of Potemkin.
  • I'm a Cranky Old Yank in a Clanky Old Tank on the Streets of Yokohama with my Honolulu Mama Doin’ Those Beat-o, Beat-o Flat-on-My-Seat-o, Hirohito Blues. By Hoagy Carmichael.
  • Multi-Variational Stimuli of Sub-Turgid Foci Covering Cross Evaluative Techniques for Cognitive Analysis of Hypersignificant Graph Peaks Following Those Intersubjective Modules Having Biodegradable Seepage. By Man or Astroman (A Spectrum of Infinite Scale).

*Two of them are about Dustin Hoffman in one way or another.

Music at the Push of a Button

I'm working on a big mix for the summer. So I've spent a lot of time sifting through music, and my computer has not been holding up well. The computer regualrly overheats and has no more storage space. It takes the computer about 7 minutes to boot up, which is a pretty long time.

This morning I made a disc to listen to in the car while I go and get my coffee. I decided to shut the computer down, before I left so it would not overheat.

When I got home with my hot coffee, I had a number of very good ideas about what to put on and off the mix. I was excited to make the playlist updates on the computer. I nearly lost my enthusiasm when I thought about how long it would take to boot the computer up. As the computer began its long start-up sequence, I glanced at my clock-radio(pictured), and thought, "music at the push of a button! How novel!" I pushed the on button and was instantaneously able to enjoy mid-day jazz from Newark. The speed of delivery made my head spin.

Two Options:
1 - You could click here and listen to my local jazz station wherever you are.
2 - You could click here and listen to Clock Radio by Action Figure PartyPosted by Picasa

Monday, June 12, 2006

Picture in Grayscale

I just downloaded Picasa from Google. It's easy to use: it took a minute to take my picture, make it grayscale and post it here.

Now I need more data storage for more music projects. I'll need a good 500 gigs, at least.

This summer's mix is on the way. Keep the suggestions to yourself and consider the following:
  • Jenny Lewis and Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur Coat
  • Theivery Corporation - Versions
  • The Boy Least Likely To - The Best Party Ever
  • There's more, but I don't' want to give too much away. Let's just say that there's going to be a lot of covers, some comedy, sound clips, and maybe even something original.
  • Wait-n-see....

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