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¶ posted by Elliott at 10:52 PM
Here's a Black Friday Bonus for ya... If you remotely enjoy Ween, you need to download this. Somewhere around a year or more before they recorded "The Mollusk", Dean and Gene spent a week in a beach house in NJ recording some demos. The house flooded and they lost all the tracks they had done and when it came time to record Mollusk, they had to start from scratch. Years later Deaner was there going through the house cleaning it out before selling it and found the original demos. DAMN amazing stuff. Some songs made it, some they forgot about - all are here. Take a rip!
1. Mutilated Lips 2. Cold Blows The Wind 3. The Mollusk 4. Waving My Dick In The Wind 5. Kim Smoltz 6. Ocean Man 7. Koko 8. Did You See Me? 9. Flutes Of The Chi 10. She Wanted To Leave 11. Vinnie The Eel
¶ posted by Zazz at 10:10 AM
VAMPIRE WEEKEND - COUSINS MOUNTAIN - NEVER IN MY LIFE HAWKWIND - SILVER MACHINE THE BARRERACUDAS - NEW YORK HONEYS THE SMALL FACES - MY MINDS EYE THE FALL - C.R.E.E.P. YEASAYER - AMBLING ALP ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT - ON A ROPE ROBERT POLLARD - DANCING GIRLS AND DANCING MEN NO AGE - LOSING FEELING THE FLAMING GROOVIES - I CAN'T HIDE ROSE TATTOO - NICE BOYS THE CLASH - BANKROBBER THEM CROOKED VULTURES - NEW FANG BLUE OYSTER CULT - CITIES ON FLAME WITH ROCK AND ROLL SPOON - MYSTERY ZONE THE BIRTHDAY PARTY - JENNIFER'S VEIL BLACK SABBATH - IT'S ALRIGHT KURT VILE – HUNCHBACK KING TUFF – CONNECTION JOHN LENNON - GIMMIE SOME TRUTH ATLAS SOUND - DOCTOR THE WHIGS - IN THE DARK PETE TOWNSHEND - EMPTY GLASS BIG BOI - SHINE BLOCKAS (FEAT GUCCI MANE)
¶ posted by Elliott at 12:09 AM
Monday, November 23, 2009
WHAT UP WITH THAT
Did we talk about this skit the first time it happened? At first I thought it was too soon to run it again, but that was before Jake "the Snake" Roberts came out.
Angrydog1295 has some strong opinions on "gamers" and their lack of a social life. He engaged in a lengthy debate on this issue with hankey on the comment thread to my Modern Warfare 2 review. Angrydog1295 tried to silence hankey with the following bombshell, but somehow it didn't work.
I rarely ski sober. When I grew hydroponic glaucoma self-help, I got $5000 a pound. And that was in 1989!
So, you were saying?
Who ever said football players were fun or cool? Because they play a video games?
Ecstasy was made illegal in 1985 or 86. Around that time, I will never forget taking a roadtrip to UVA to visit a friend. We walked into the basement, looking for a beer. Everyone was having a blast, dancing, smiling, etc. Someone pointed in the corner to a couple of kegs, where there was usually a few dozen. Everyone was on Xtc. The band playing was some white guy from South Africa, with a violin player. Dave, Dave, oh, what was his name again. Meanwhile, You and all you loser gamers are sitting caged up in front of the TV, smoking the bong ( probably with my product ) And I am out and about seeing Dave Matthews play way before he got big.
Maybe u should mature or grow up yourself that peace u wrote on modern warfare made me never want to read one of ur articals again.you r offically a moron
This one's great, too:
That I also concur that your an idiot. I didn't want to go through the hassle of registering to a subpar new website just to tell you that like the other gentleman, so I figured I'd just shoot you an email to let you know. The scene made total sense, it was the trigger to cause russian to go to war with america. I mean you have to have some sort of mental handicap not to see that and it goes right along with the first modern warfare. "Games should tackle morally ambiguous situations in a thoughtful manner, challenging players to think long and hard about the actions and decisions they make." Are you serious? like dead serious? Honestly man, I'm going to have to take a page from McCain's playbook and tell you to get a life. I mean thats humorous. Think long and hard about the decisions you make is something my grandparent's would say to me and the last thing in my life I want to remind me of grandma lectures is my friggen video game. Especially one thats based on war, terrorism, and shooting people. The game even gives you the option to skip the damn level in the beginning. Basically old people like you and if your not old (like mid to late 40's at the very least) then your a loser of the truest form lmao..
God what a lame, "ohh i'm such a little girl that a video game where you shoot innocent people (have you ever play grand theft auto retard? Or are those innocent people OK to kill cuz the graphics are bad?) in an airport is so offending to me that I have to write douchey little articles about it that makes me look like a complete idiot and compels others to email me to let me know if this." like seriously your sad about innocent people getting killed? Write a fucking article on darfur and do something productive instead of looking like a complete douche with a high stuck up his ass.
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¶ posted by Elliott at 11:21 PM
choice comments from my Boston Herald review of Modern Warfare 2
I had to register to tell you that you're an idiot. If you think games need "morally ambiguous situations," then you're missing the point of gaming entirely. Games are a means to escape from reality, to kill time, to find a place of enjoyment. They don't need meaning...you end up creating it for yourself. It seems as if you're the type who'd enjoy a round of Windows solitaire. Or is that too violent for you? Again, you're an idiot.
I also had to register just to say you're a total moron. "games should mature with their audience" what load of garbage is that? Games should be fun! I did not buy this game or any other to learn ethics or morality... if you do not like one scene in a game that you were not forced to play anyway, don't pan the game, pan yourself a crybaby who should be playing sonic...
I signed up to comment...
And I was writing out a long rant because people complaining about this stuff really get on my nerves, but I decided F@#% it...
You don’t have to play it, the game cautions you about it and asks you if you want to skip it...
That part is very crucial to the story, whether its played or you find out what happened in the briefing...
IF YOU DONT LIKE IT, THEN DONT BUY IT OR WATCH IT OR GO ANYWHERE NEAR IT!!!
I see the game as a way to help instill patriotism in the young people who play. I give it an A. Go play Hello Kitty Island Adventure.
With everything wrong in the world and especially the US, this is the NEWS and moral issue of the day you choose to debate... Get a life... never have I seen a paper so out of touch with the generation of today... Boston Herald is stuck in the 50\'s mentality and hasn\'t figured out that June and Ward Cleaver were a TV show and not reality...
Games making you kills others is total BS, dis Hop Scotch,Tag,Hide and go seek when there was no video game ever make Jack the Ripper kill no,as someone mention before they were born killers from the start same applies today,Wackos kill cuz that's what they like to do or want to do so get off your high and almighty horse and accept the fact that killers of others are born with a problem that we don't see till it is toooooo late.
Looks like someone had a deadline to meet and decided to reheat some old news and feign outrage instead of actually doing some work.
We're talking October 31st when articles about this started flooding the net. The discussion took place, the optional nature of the scene was announced in response. Everyone moved on.
Except Garrett here... who apparently lives under a rock somewhere and missed the whole thing.
I'm not going to bother rebutting every oddball claim made in the article... because it's already been done, one hundred times over, on every other news site in existence.
But seriously, Garrett, you're wrong. Spend 15 minutes researching about the story you wrote and you'll find out why.
I registered just so I could tell you that your article is a waste of internet.
If you didnt want to play the scene you didnt have too.
I think its a great scene that makes the game more dramatic.
Just like when you watch a movie and innocent people die, doesn't make the movie "immature" as you say.
whatever...who gives a **** what the 'boston herald' thinks. no one reads the peice of crap reads anyway....unless peices like these written out of desperation.
unless its some sort of petty weird attack, no one reads the crap.
Its just a video game. If you want to write a review, fine with me, who's gonna care. But your 'opinion' is as influential as toilet paper.
Have a good day
and who the hell lives in massachussets unless sad uptight comformsit little twits...who? no one would live there willingly.
you and the progressive agenda has failed to pan out as the dominant perspective of the world......while your at it, save the paper you use to print your newspaper. Paper is valuable nowadays....we don't want it being wasted.
wake up and smell the ashes....
above I wrote 'your opinion is as influential...'...by opinion I mean grand philosophical arguements relating to morality and its implications for society (but really political correctness passing as such).
in other words, if the peice was a complain on gameplay experience...thats fine, in fact, quite encouraged (we don't want lame games with unabashed strings of 'shocker' peices with no coherent plot, that is quite lame and sales will be more due to marketing and prequels rather than product), but any extrapolation to society based on abstract social issues implies, or any moral philsophical 'controvery' or contention, is kind of irrelevent at this point for the reasons stated prior. Thats all I was saying, as rude as I may have been.
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¶ posted by Elliott at 9:11 PM
RIP Jerry Fuchs. He was a year or two older than Dark and I and went to Walton. I actually knew his younger brother better but got to hang out with Jerry a few times in Athens once he joined Maserati after Phil left. My most amazing memory of him was at SXSW this past year when Zach from the 40 watt asked me to play between bands, which meant the amazement of playing right before Maserati. Needless to say I was thrilled. After I was done, Maserati got on and completely annihilated the place. A packed house was standing around afterwards clamoring to talk to the dudes, and Jerry came walking through the crowd and walked right by me. He stopped, came back and said, "Man that was some funny shit earlier, thanks for playing."
Jesus, its hard to think about how kind that simple statement was, and how much it meant to me. At the time I was pretty awestruck just knowing his lineage, but thinking about that today I was happy to even cross paths with him. As few times as it was. Truly one of the best drummers i've ever seen live. Hilarious dude. Kind guy.
Been thinking about the dudes from Maserati all day today. I cant imagine what they are going through. Its truly like losing a brother. Keep your heads up guys, remember him for being one of the family. RIP JERRY.
It’s a Champagne Jam, Dammit: The Classic Center is holding a contest in which the winner gets to open for the Atlanta Rhythm Section on Nov. 20. ARS, whose commercial success peaked in the late 1970s, has retained its legendary Southern-rock status through several seismic shifts in popular tastes. Although always a little more slick and urban cowboy-ish than, say, The Allman Brothers Band, its appeal remains pretty strong, especially in the South. Among ARS’ achievements are two top-10 hits, five in the top 40, and playing the south lawn at the White House during Jimmy Carter’s presidency. The contest to open for the band is wide open, and all you have to do is drop off a demo and fill out a one-page form. The winning band will receive $375 for playing the gig. Entry forms can be obtained from the Classic Center main administration office, and they’ll even fax or email it to you if necessary. While it remains unclear whether this contest was put together solely for the enjoyment of Je Suis France (who have a serious taste for ARS), I’ll be a little disappointed if this slot goes to some humorless bunch of guitar noodlers. ARS always brought the party; be prepared to bring yours.
¶ posted by Zazz at 11:33 PM
The Dawgs really had nothing to lose. If we lost to the number #1 team in the nation, people would expect it, especially with the season we're having. I thought that was at least something to use as motivation, as if the '08 timeouts werent enough. After watching a majority of both the FLA/ARK game and the FLA/MissSt game - I found myself actually getting my hopes up b/c both of those teams kept every aspect of the Gators in check. Mainly they were stopping the offense, and the Florida defense gave up some huge drives. Putting it all together, Florida was not as good as they were last year and were absolutely beatable. But could our listless unorganized Dawgs do it? Obviously not.
Penalties absolutely killed us in the first half. Whether that was BS calls from the refs, or just plain undisciplined play - they took the legs out from under us. The one that hurt most was the holding call on Caleb's huge run near the end of the second quarter. We were down 17-10 at the time and were driving from inside our own 10. Caleb's run took it to midfield. If we could have come out of that with a touchdown or at least a fieldgoal, and run the clock down, we could have gone in at halftime at WORST down 4. Instead we go down 14.
One other thing that just popped in my head - Blair Walsh might be the second best player on the entire fucking team. He is a god damned stud, and yes its fucking SAD as hell when you're talking about Georgia Football and the fucking kicker is the second best player on the team and the only one playing lights out.
I'm sorry for the dude, but Joe Cox had the worst game of his career dating back to Pop Warner on Saturday. At times he looked poised and calm, but the other 90% of the game he looked like a deer in the headlights. For every one perfect pass he makes (like the beautiful first touchdown), he makes 57 TERRIBLE passes. Laura and I left the game in the 4th quarter when he sailed that pass (like EVERY pass) and got AJ hurt. That was very difficult for me to watch. Very difficult. If AJ wasnt the best UGA player I have ever seen play in person, and he IS the BEST UGA PLAYER IVE EVER SEEN IN PERSON, Joe Cox probably would have been benched after the 4th game and the Dawgs would be 1-7. Time for Richt to get Murray some snaps.
Thorn said he watched Richt a lot during the game when things were going bad for our defense. He said that Richt did a lot of buzz-bys of Willie Martinez and would say something to him and Willie would turn around shrug his shoulders and not have answers. Sad when by every account 45,000 Dawgs fans could tell you what play was coming on 3rd and 2 when a stop would mean getting us a chanct to pull within 7.
What is scary is we could lose 3 more games this year. I think Kentucky will probably be a win, and Auburn is doable because i think they arent as good as their record shows. Thank GOD those games are at home though b/c if not I'd be even more nervous. Dont get me started on Tech, they are on fire right now and as much as I would love to return the favor from last year - things arent looking good.
On the way out of the game I heard one Gators fan yell "we knew you guys were bad, but not THIS bad!" Absolutely right. I get this feeling that the team is severely unorganized and big boss man needs to whip this shit back into shape. NOW. When was the last time you were nervous at every play other than when AJ has the ball or Blair is kicking a FG? We've lost our confidence in making plays.
One silver lining, although it might be faint, is that this game will hopefully be much different next year. Florida loses a lot more than we do, and if we get Murray some play this year in some BIG SEC/RIVALRY games - he could be more prepared than Cox was this year. Plus Florida will also lose assholes on both sides of the ball. Lets quit puttin' on costumes and man up to this mental block we have against Florida.
All this being said Florida whipped our ass, again. Things need to change, and it needs to stop taking a fucking modern miracle for the Dawgs to win in Jax. Either way we had a blast down at the beach, gonna post some vids and pics sometime soon.