Friday, January 30, 2009
Happy Fishnet Friday! We made it through another week. Woohoo!
For Muriel's continued NSFW Fishnet Friday fun check out Nuclear Tentacles.
Red and Black by ~Late-Bloomer27
As I commented earlier, the octu-baby generator Nadya Suleman's story just keeps getting more and more unbelievable. Perhaps she should start a blog like Casey Serin. Not only does the Suleman drama include foreclosure, bankruptcy, an unemployed adult living with their parents and government assistance, but 14 f-ing kids and in vitro fertilization and God knows what else will surface. This is beyond insane!
Laid Back Pin up by ~erikfoxjackson
Harlem Shakes - "Winter Water"
Fearing Words and Punishment
... Stupefaction ...
H/T Wagga for this find: Street View vehicle kills Bambi
Oh, this is so fucking groovy:
Fearing Words and Punishment
posted by Dan
Harlem Shakes - "Winter Water"
A worm runs away from home. A short note in the middle of the night, and across the field in the rain. Out of breath and hearts racing, worm reaches the city limits and turns back only for a second before heading out into the cold open air. Barely stopping to sleep, worm eventually meets others, a new gang of friends. Starts a new life, and for weeks doesn't even think about back home. Until one day worm mistakes a worm for someone he knew back home. A beautiful young worm, reminded him of a worm, a special worm, who of course wouldn't still be so young. But it all came flooding back. Now worm sees leaves and bark and earth and water, and thinks, "Yeah, worm would like this." And at nights in the new life, worm finds himself thinking, too much, of a worm.
Doug Randle - "Coloured Plastics". What seems at first like a jingle is in fact a wistful complaint, or rather it's a jingle for post-industrial angst; a psych-pop ditty that sounds as good now as it must have in 1971, warm & catchy & spry. Listening to Randle's rediscovered and reissued masterpiece, Songs For The New Industrial State, it's an outright travesty that he's been left out of the canon. And not just the Canadian pop canon; this is the stuff of John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, the Velvet Underground's Loaded. He quotes Simon & Garfunkel here (sorta), but it's to connect the dots between their NutraSweet folk-music and this world's plastic-wrapper gloss. Nostalgia's a complicated thing in a cellophane present: even the most beleaguered hearts get some battery-powered sun.
Sister Suvi - "Longlegs"
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Craigslist Men Seeking Women:
To the woman that crapped in my car… (NE Portland)
We met on Craigslist so I am hoping that this post finds you. I know that it could quite possibly be the most humiliating first date that you have ever been on, but I am willing to look past that.
I thought we had chemistry sitting at McMenamins sharing that basket of Cajun Tots while drinking the Terminator Stout. I really felt like there was a connection there. I found you to be intelligent and witty and looked forward to further conversation with you.
At some point in life, everyone has gambled on a fart and lost. It just happened to be on a first date in the passenger seat of my car. Please don’t feel bad. The package I sent you with Pepto the next day and the note that said “First dates are always a crap shoot. Call me” was meant to be funny, not offensive.
I have gambled on a fart and lost on multiple occasions. The first time I did it was very memorable. It happened when I was five and sitting on my uncle's lap. I am lactose intolerant, but love cheese. I probably win 95% of the time, but I don't think anyone wins 100% of the time. That's why they call it "gambling". I'm the last person to judge you for crapping your pants. In fact, I am impressed by your boldness. The timing on the other hand, could have been a tad bit better...like when you're not sitting on a heated leather seat...
What I am trying to say is that if you want to go out again, I would be more than happy to take you someplace where we can get a meal that is high in fiber and less taxing on the digestive tract.
I await your call,
P.S. - If you shat yourself on purpose to end the evening early…Touché…
Original post quoted above was reposted here after being taken down.
Bella sings for you.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
bathing in gasoline
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!
How can this Bikini Machines girl look so miserable yet have a perfectly clean fireplace? WTF? I have a mountain of ash everywhere that I would photo and post if it weren't for concern that some typical Marinite would sue me for it (wasted so much time on stupid trials in jury duty around here). It is a well managed pile of ash that does not represent a risk to the special enlightened people of Marin.
BTW. don't forget to check out Katrin and Nadine over at Nuclear Tentacles!
Sister Suvi - "Longlegs"
Blogger ate my post update while I was distracted, but Wagga sent me a linky to this groovy site for depressed, Aspergers, IT cases who need a plan. Hopefully, they'll keep it updated...
Flowing Heat has some tentacular, tanuclear bathing in gasoline with geisha and tentacles finds such as...
Yes, I am well aware that the above relates to Japan and the below relates to Bowie/China. I miss my friend from Japan who would drag me to aging Bowie concerts where he didn't do much, but smoke cigarettes and wheeze. I hope she's doing OK these days.
She thought I looked like Bowie which made me consider a sex change except for my lack of height.
Monday, January 26, 2009
In not so PETA-friendly news, we have this bizarre hospital fetish restaurant in Latvia:
VanGogh and Marilyn via t e l e s p h o r e
Hurricane Dog was the most intense hurricane in the 1950 Atlantic hurricane season. The fourth named storm of the season, Dog developed on August 30 to the east of Antigua, and after passing through the northern Lesser Antilles turned to the north and intensified into a Category 5 hurricane. Dog reached its peak intensity of 185 mph (295 km/h) over the open Atlantic, and after weakening passed within 200 miles (320 km) of Cape Cod before becoming extratropical on September 12. Hurricane Dog caused extensive damage to the Leeward Islands, and was considered the most severe hurricane on record in Antigua. Many buildings were destroyed or severely damaged on the island, with thousands left homeless just weeks after Hurricane Baker had caused serious damage on the island. In the United States, the hurricane caused moderate coastal damage, including damaging several boats and causing 11 offshore drownings. Strong winds caused widespread power outages across southeastern New England. Damage across its path totaled about $3 million (1950 USD, $25.7 million 2007 USD).More vintage Sweetness Yodel with a Big Mouth:
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
A future photographer.
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!
Muriel shares her Fishnet Friday Fishnet Stockings over at Nuclear Tentacles!
The Fishnet Friday Fiesta continues!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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Saturday, January 17, 2009
Plate of Shrimp
La la la la la la dada da la la!
Harkening back to a missing lobster in a plate of shrimp.
In other news, Tanuki received some rather amusing junk mail today:
In 1970, Bowie released his third album, The Man Who Sold the World, rejecting the acoustic guitar sound of the previous album and replacing it with the heavy rock backing provided by Mick Ronson, who would be a major collaborator through to 1973. Much of the album resembles British heavy metal music of the period, but the album provided some unusual musical detours, such as the title track's use of Latin sounds and rhythms. The original UK cover of the album showed Bowie in a dress, an early example of his androgynous appearance. In the U.S., the album was originally released in a cartoonish cover that did not feature Bowie.
His next record, Hunky Dory in 1971, saw the partial return of the fey pop singer of "Space Oddity", with light fare such as the droll "Kooks". Elsewhere, the album explored more serious themes on tracks such as "Oh! You Pretty Things" (a song taken to UK #12 by Herman's Hermits' Peter Noone in 1971), the semi-autobiographical "The Bewlay Brothers", and the Buddhist-influenced "Quicksand". Lyrically, the young songwriter also paid unusually direct homage to his influences with "Song for Bob Dylan", "Andy Warhol", and "Queen Bitch", which Bowie's somewhat cryptic liner notes indicate as a Velvet Underground pastiche. As with the single "Changes", Hunky Dory was not a big hit but it laid the groundwork for the move that would shortly lift Bowie into the first rank of stars, giving him four top-ten albums and eight top ten singles in the UK in eighteen months between 1972 and 1973.
Bowie further explored his androgynous persona in June 1972 with the seminal concept album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which presents a world destined to end in five years and tells the story of the ultimate rock star, Ziggy Stardust. The album's sound combined the hard rock elements of The Man Who Sold the World with the lighter experimental rock of Hunky Dory and the fast-paced glam rock pioneered by Marc Bolan's T.Rex. Many of the album's songs have become rock classics, including "Ziggy Stardust," "Moonage Daydream," "Hang on to Yourself," and "Suffragette City."
The Ziggy Stardust character became the basis for Bowie's first large-scale tour beginning in 1972, where he donned his famous flaming red hair and wild outfits. The tour featured a three-piece band representing the "Spiders from Mars": Ronson on guitar, Trevor Bolder on bass, and Mick Woodmansey on drums. The album made #5 in the UK on the strength of the #10 placing of the single "Starman". Their success made Bowie a star, and soon the six-month-old Hunky Dory eclipsed Ziggy Stardust, when it peaked at #3 on the UK chart. At the same time the non-album single "John, I’m Only Dancing" (not released in the U.S. until 1979) peaked at UK #12, and "All the Young Dudes", a song he had given to, and produced for, Mott the Hoople, made UK #3.
Around the same time Bowie began promoting and producing his rock and roll heroes, two of whom he met at the popular New York hangout Max's Kansas City: former Velvet Underground singer Lou Reed, whose solo breakthrough Transformer was produced by Bowie and Ronson; and Iggy Pop, whose band, The Stooges, signed with Bowie's management, MainMan Productions, to record their third album, Raw Power. Though he was not present for the tracking of the album, Bowie later performed its much-debated mix. Bowie sang back-up vocals on both Reed's Transformer, and Iggy's The Idiot.
The Spiders From Mars came together again on Aladdin Sane, released in April 1973 and his first #1 album in the UK. Described by Bowie as "Ziggy goes to America", all the new songs were written on ship, bus or trains during the first leg of his US Ziggy Stardust tour. The album's cover, featuring Bowie shirtless with Ziggy hair and a red, black, and blue lightning bolt across his face, has been described as being as "startling as rock covers ever got." Aladdin Sane included the UK #2 hit "The Jean Genie", the UK #3 hit "Drive-In Saturday", and a rendition of The Rolling Stones' "Let's Spend the Night Together". Mike Garson joined Bowie to play piano on this album, and his solo on the title track has been cited as one of the album's highlights.
Bowie's later Ziggy shows, which included songs from both Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane, as well as a few earlier tracks like "Changes" and "The Width of a Circle", were ultra-theatrical affairs filled with shocking stage moments, such as Bowie stripping down to a sumo wrestling loincloth or simulating oral sex with Ronson's guitar. Bowie toured and gave press conferences as Ziggy before a dramatic and abrupt on-stage "retirement" at London's Hammersmith Odeon on 3 July 1973. His announcement—"Of all the shows on this tour, this particular show will remain with us the longest, because not only is it the last show of the tour, but it's the last show that we'll ever do. Thank you."—was preserved in a live recording of the show, filmed by D. A. Pennebaker and belatedly released under the title Ziggy Stardust - The Motion Picture in 1983 after many years circulating as an audio bootleg.
Pin Ups, a collection of covers of his 1960s favourites, was released in October 1973, spawning a UK #3 hit in "Sorrow" and itself peaking at #1, making David Bowie the best-selling act of 1973 in the UK. By this time, Bowie had broken up the Spiders from Mars and was attempting to move on from his Ziggy persona. Bowie's own back catalogue was now highly sought: The Man Who Sold the World had been re-released in 1972 along with the second David Bowie album (Space Oddity). Hunky Dory's "Life on Mars?" was released as a single in 1973 and made #3 in the UK, the same year Bowie's novelty record from 1967, "The Laughing Gnome", hit #6.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Sister Suvi - "Longlegs"
I had put in an inquiry for an interview with Professor Chomsky through an administrative aide in the Linguistics Department at M.I.T. who I "met" while he was auctioning a 1st edition of Come Back, Dr. Caligari on eBay (I lost). I said the interview was to be published in RADAR Magazine, which wasn't true because they had already stiffed me on my last published submission, but I wanted to meet Professor Chomsky badly enough to lie; not that I was too confident it would help much. I had pretty much given up when, weeks later, my phone rang.
'Is this Bachem?' a familiar voice asked.
'This is Noam Chomsky. I'm in Los Angeles and calling to follow up on your interview request. Are you available to meet?'
'Um, yes, of course, absolutely; when and where?'
'Can you get some Tina?'
'Uh, 'tina,' sir?'
'Tina. Christina. Crystal meth.'
'Oh, I didn't-- wow, is that really how the term is derived?'
'Do you want to question etymology with a Professor of Linguistics, or should I go ahead and trace the development of the term 'imbecile' for you?'
'Look, sure, I can probably get some. Can I take you to dinner for the interview proper?'
'Do you think I want to do meth to stimulate my appetite? Let's just get this out of the way: imbecile comes from the French imbécile.'
I took a deep breath, wishing I could start the call over. 'Where would you like to go?'
'I've heard intriguing things about Valley Ball on Roscoe in Studio City.'
'But...that's a strip club.'
He sighed. 'The French imbécile derives from the Latin imbecillus...'
I would come to dread his sighs.
'Where can I pick you up?'
Killing Lies one stroke at a time.
Said the Gramophone has such good taste: The Mittenstrings - "Rochester Said".
Blackout Beach - "Astoria, Menthol Lite, Hilltop, Wave of Evil 1982"
Sister Suvi - "Longlegs"
bebe le strange
The last Fishnet Friday with George W. Bush in office. Woohoo!!!
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Inject and Infect
Modern vintage pornography
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Paranaiv Blog Paranaiv by Are Sundnes
BREAKING NEWS Dewey FLOWING UPDATE from Wagga:
YOSEMITE -- Mother Nature can be such a tease.
During the 3.5-mile journey to Dewey Point, cross-country skiers and snowshoers are allowed only a glimpse of the grandeur ahead.
Fractal Wolf by ~artofpain