Monday, May 26, 2008

Lyrics Quiz: I'm Not

  1. "I'm not aware of too many things. I know what I know, if you know what I mean."
  2. "I'm not the kind of girl who gives up just like that. Oh, no."
  3. "I'm not big on social graces. Think I'll slip on down to the Oasis."
  4. "Well I'm not the world's most physical guy, but when she sqeezed me tight she
    nearly broke my spine."
  5. "I'm not a drowning man! And I'm not a burning building! (I'm a tumbler!)"
  6. "I'm not sleeping - oh, no, no."
  7. "And I'm not a man who likes to swear, but I never cared for the sound of bein' alone."
  8. "I'm not a prophet or a stone age man. Just a mortal with the potential of a superman."
  9. "I'm not the kind that needs to tell you just what you want me to."
  10. "I'm not sayin' this just to be nasty. I sincerely wanna f*** the taste outta your mouth."

Eric adds:

11. I'm not the one who's coming back for more. You know why, been through this so many times.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Baseball: Promotions

Best sports promotion ever: miniature bathroom stall with a "bobblefoot" being given out by the St. Paul Saints. (They're having a "Moment Of Noise" tribute to Marcel Marceaut tonight.) One of these giveaways is already on eBay, and bidding is currently at $102.50.

Sports Illustrated (from 2004) lists the Top 10 Minor League Promotions, half of which were run by Mike Veeck teams.

Mental Floss lists "Five Ballpark Promotions That Went Wrong". Includes the Cleveland Indians' "10 Cent Beer Night" for a game against your Texas Rangers.

YouTube: Recent Music

After those nostalgic "Remember The Eighties?" videos, how about some brand spanking new ones?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

YouTube: 80s Acts

I suddenly had a hankering to hear "Driving Away From Home" by It's Immaterial, and luckily YouTube was there to satisfy. ("Ed's Funky Diner" is also worth hearing.)

And while we're in Liverpool in the '80s, "Hollow Horse" by the Icicle Works.

I could only find this version of "Soul Train" by Swansway - interesting, but not as good as the single version. Two of them later formed Scarlet Fantastic and had a hit with "No Memory".

Another great '80s single: "Heart And Soul" by T'Pau. (Didn't know that was a Star Trek reference.)

Roddy Frame covers "Jump".

This doesn't have a proper video, but it's such a great song: "Return To Yesterday" by the Lilac Time.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Lyrics Quiz: Alliteration

A little alliteration can really enliven a lyric. Which artists recorded these gems?

  1. "Some silicone sister with a manager mister told me I got what it takes."
  2. "It's not 'natural', 'normal' or kind, the flesh you so fancifully fry."
  3. "And if it snows, that stretch down south won't ever stand the strain."
  4. "We got the bubble-headed bleach-blonde who comes on at five."
  5. "Chickity China the Chinese chicken. You have a drumstick and your brain stops tickin'."
  6. "Wordlessly watching, he waits by the window and wonders at the empty place inside."
  7. "A little old lady got mutilated late last night."
  8. "FDA, big bankers buying. Fake computer crashes, dining."

Music: Camille

Recommended if you like French pop, art-funk and quirky vocals: Camille and her new album "Music Hole". She was one of the vocalists for Nouvelle Vague.

She's well represented on YouTube:

Sunday, May 11, 2008

YouTube: Tindersticks

Tindersticks have a new album out, "The Hungry Saw" (but not in the US yet).

Here's a selection of videos to tide us over.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Lookalikes: Ron Wilson

Here's a coaching lookalike that Shell can't pooh-pooh. San Jose Sharks coach Ron Wilson and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" actor Jamey Sheridan.

On the subject of ice hockey, who has the worst broken nose in the sport? Stéphane Robidas. (I tried translating this French blog into English using Babel Fish, and the name "Pat Brisson" came out as "Stalemate Brisson". Also, the Stars "occupy at present the 3e row of Pacifique division behind powerful Ducks d' Anaheim and Sharks de San Jose"

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Movie Quote Quiz: God

  1. "God has a hard-on for Marines, because we kill everything we see. He plays His games, we play ours."
  2. "You want to talk to God? Let's go see him together, I've got nothing better to do."
  3. "Blame is for God and small children."
  4. "The Christians are so poor..." "How poor are they?" "Thank you. They are so poor that they only have one God. But we Romans are rich. We've got a lot of gods. We've got a god for everything. The only thing we don't have a god for is premature ejaculation...but I hear that's coming quickly."
  5. "We're on a mission from God."
  6. "Whether or not what we experienced was an According to Hoyle miracle is insignificant. What is significant is that I felt the touch of God. God got involved."
  7. "The only proper authorities I am aware of are my commanding officer Colonel Nathan R. Jessup and the Lord our God."
  8. "If someone asks you if you're a god, you say YES!"
  9. "How shall we fuck off, O Lord?"
  10. "In Limerick, you are only allowed to say you love God, and babies, and horses that win. Anything else is softness in the head."