Monday, November 21, 2005

Now Youse Can't Leave

Oh man, this story is almost to good to be true...

"Irked by a reporter who told him he seemed to be 'off his game' at a Beijing public appearance, President George W. Bush sought to make a hasty exit from a news conference but was thwarted by locked doors." [More]

Don't believe the article and the picture? See the classic video here.

What else?
Show of hands, has everyone seen that DirecTV commercial they've been running for a couple months? It's the one where the colored gentlemen is sitting on the couch and his son runs in to hang out, sees his father is watching sports and says "" as disappointedly as possible.

I think we oughta check with Child Welfare Services first, but I'm pretty sure this is grounds for beating a child. Oh, football? C'mon, ya little fruit, you see football and you get fucking excited. Next time you walk in here with a sourpuss face after seeing some helmeted bohemoths on the teevee, you're catching a backhand to the right cheekbone. The time after that, it's a closed fist. Let it be known.

Danger is My Middle Name
Almost every summer, the Phish from Vermont makes its way to Camden, New Jersey for one or two shows. And every year, the words "Roll 'em up" are uttered thousands of times. The place is basically a crack den, no more, no less. It's also the last place you want to be a dirty hippie with a broken down car after midnight, a scene I've witnessed every time we've been there.

And for the second straight year, Crackden NJ has been named the most dangerous city in America. So thanks for the kickass Wilson, YEM > Ghost > Maze > Catapult > Maze opener last year, but thanks as well for scaring the shit out of me, always.

The Weekend
Day Off late wake-up > The Last Waltz on the couch > Day Off nap > Three sets of Tea Leaf Green > 4 am grilled cheese > Saturday late wake-up > Ohio State-Michigan > Interview with TLG for the Live Music Blog > Three hours of Umphrey's McGee > Last two sets of Tea Leaf Green's late-night show > 4:15 grilled cheese.

Needless to say, I didn't get much sleep this weekend, and the feet are still aching. But I caught nine hours of incredible live music, made some new friends, danced my ass off and slept like a baby last night.

Slack Song of the Day: After the weekend I picked out my favorite three songs from each of the shows and found suitable replacements to stand in as today's keep-ya-busy-all-day, nine-part can find them right here over on the Live Music Blog, where we also posted the Torrents to download.

Here's a teaser: The Garden Part III from 12/29/04 KPFA Studios in Berkeley and Sex in the 70s from 6/30/05 High Sierra Music Festival.

Slack Link of the Day: Oh, and if you watched Family Guy last night and didn't quite get the Peanut Butter Jelly Time thing, click here, sit back for 10 minutes and enjoy the hell out of this. That might be one of the greatest completely obscure references in television history.


At 1:42 PM, Blogger MDS said...

I had the same reaction to that DirecTV commercial. Instead of pausing the TV to play with the son, why the hell wouldn't the father encourage the son to watch football with him? As Daniel Stern so eloquently noted in City Slickers, sometimes when a father and son can't talk about anything else, they can talk about sports.

At 2:22 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

So you're in favor of beating kids, too? Good, I'm not alone.

At 2:40 PM, Blogger offpeak34 said...

tea leaf green absolutely rocked! even after the shows i can't really stop listening to them, and i really can't wait til the next time they're in new york.

the DirecTV ad makes me think a little about the family guy from last night, although peter and stewie beat louis, so i guess it's a little different.

anyway, TLG is great. i don't know if i have any point at all, my brain is still trying to recover from the weekend, but wow!

At 3:03 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Yeah, these guys are rockin' my world as well. That place was just so much like a big party, not a small concert. Such a good vibe, such great music.

At 4:24 PM, Blogger offpeak34 said...

yeah, it was definitely an awesome time, and the place provided an awesome atmosphere. i just had to buy the 7/22/05 SBD they're selling on the TLG website, giving it a listen to right now. this stuff is great


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