Hasidic Jewish Reggae

September 8, 2009

And I like it:

I Don’t Know You Anymore

May 12, 2009

Hark! Prompted by a fresh deluge of email notifications from spam comments, I no longer tarry but have returned to my blog.

I have a serious post in mind, but first, a silly / sappy / angsty one. Savage Garden’s “I Don’t Know You Anymore” (yes, I may be the only heterosexual male who will admit to liking the often soothing, often angsty, always cliche pop mix of the now- Australian super-duo) here in all of its live concert glory:

And yes, he’s wearing a mesh shirt.

Obama’s Inauguration in Kenya

January 25, 2009

My friends Bobby and Candice evidently couldn’t score purple tickets of their own (they live in Uganda) so they roadtripped to Obama’s father’s home village in Kenya and witnessed the celebrations there:

Obama McCain Dance-Off

January 25, 2009

How did I miss this when it came out in late October?

Somewhere Different Now

January 9, 2009

It’s not the best live recording ever, but I really love these lyrics:

Now I don’t mind saying, I believe in the waiting
In the visions of grandeur, and the random encounter
I’m not on fire, not burned out
Just somewhere different now

The really fast blues

January 7, 2009

I was trying to upload a video of me playing some guitar to YouTube, and somehow it got scrambled in the upload. Does YouTube not like AVI files?

Anyway, the sound is at normal speed, but the video for about 60 seconds of audio was compressed into 16 seconds. I’m really fast:


January 7, 2009

I know you’ve probably seen this video a dozen times already, but it just popped inexplicably back into my head. Love the music, and the joy:

Apples and Onions

January 6, 2009

Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard

Do watch. However, the best part is the MacBook Wheel’s sentence completion function. Megorious provides a list of the sentence you see briefly in the video. I knew this was worth looking up when two of the suggested sentences caught my eye:

The aardvark asked for a dagger.

The abortion went well.

Wow. The complete list–my favorites are in bold:

The aardvark admitted its fault.
The aardvark admitted it was wrong.
The aardvark asked for an aardvark.
The aardvark asked for a dagger.
The aardvark asked for health.
The aardvark asked for a ride.
The absinthe arrived by airmail.
The abortion went well.
The actor asked for an aardvark.
The actor asked for abstinance.
The actor asked for redemption.
The advertisement was effective.
The agile aardvark arrived by airmail.
The agile aardvark bathed with beauties.
The agriculture was cultivated by the coral.
The aggravated driver beeped on his horn.
The aggravated rooster scratched the dirt.
The Althusserian scholar gave his copy of Lacan’s “Ecrits” to the abortion doctor.
The amiable Althusserian scholar asked the aardvark for an absinthe.
The amiable crocodile brushed his teeth with a toothbrush.
The amiable doctor performed the operation admirably.
The annex was covered with asbestos.
The annex was crawling with beetles.
The apple was airmailed by the doctor.
The apple was consumed by the amiable crocodile.
The apple was inquiring about the amiable crocodile’s friend.
The aquamarine lifevest was not used.
The aquamarine lifevest was unpopular.
The armchair was uncomfortable.
The armchair was favoured by the amiable housecat.
The ass asked for a better absinthe.
The ass brayed the moon.
The assumptive doctor did not accept our personal check.
The assumptive agricultural expert eyed out absinthe suspiciously.
The attractive peanut farmer graded the term paper.
The attractive rooster preened its feathers to attract absinthe.
The auxiliary generator has malfunctioned.
The awning covered the agile aardvark during the amiable rainstorm.
The awning was too tall to touch.
The babbling baby asked the aardvark for some absinthe.

“Oh Bama” by Girlyman

January 5, 2009

One of my favorite groups doing a brief update of “Oh Donna”: