Monday, October 31, 2005

Halloween 05 photos

Christina, as the new silent ninja batgirl, was awesome. She really had to twist my arm to get me to go as Batman. Happy Halloween!

Couple of drink recipes

From the awesome Mr. Jeffery Rowlands, the Abu Gharaib.

First you mix equal parts scotch and vodka...
Then I attach jumper cables to your testicles.

Next, the Jackie-O, from one of my favorite bands ever,  Rusted Shut.

Many of you have been raving about the "Jackie-O", a legendary
aperitif and emetic that we served way back in the day at Chez
Imbecile. It is certainly one of Don's favourites.
So here I share with you a fail-safe recipe for same:

1. In a pint glass, add 4 ounces or full shots of Stolichnaya Russian
Vodka. If you're me, or it's the day after you paid the rent, or if
you're Domokos and you just don't know any better, substitute Taaka
vodka---it goes for about $7.99 per 1.75 litre bottle at Spec's.

2. Throw in some ice: three or four cubes should suffice.

3. Add 6 ounces of Mogen David MD 20/20. The RED one. Tuesday was a
good year.

4. Stir with a knife or ice pick, or, I don't care, a claw hammer.
Now is as good a time as any to be cussing your ex girl/boy fiend's
guts out under your breath.

5. Bottoms up!

After three or four of these babies, you might want to refer back to
the recipe, if you can find it. Or try to figure out where it is that
you live. And your clothing will likely begin to resemble the Chanel
suit worn by Jacqueline Kennedy on the afternoon and evening of
November 22, 1963.Important historical reference makes this drink a
festive American holiday tradition around Thanksgiving time.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

My parenting role models

This is SO bad but SO good.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Oregon RIAA Victim Fights Back

This is the case peer-to-peer file sharers have been waiting for. Tanya Andersen, a 41 year old disabled single mother living in Oregon, has countersued the RIAA for Oregon RICO violations, fraud, invasion of privacy, abuse of process, electronic trespass, violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, negligent misrepresentation, the tort of "outrage", and deceptive business practices.

Haw haw. Go Tanya!

Bacharach teams up with Dre for protest album

A friend of Bacharach said: "Burt's pissed at the administration, concerned about the world he is leaving to his children, and you can feel it."

That sound you hear is the sound of my brain exploding. I can't wait to get this album.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The tomb of Odysseus has been found...

"The tomb of Odysseus has been found, and the location of his legendary capital city of Ithaca discovered here on this large island across a one-mile channel from the bone-dry islet that modern maps call Ithaca."

Supposedly this is right down the road from where my maternal grandmother's family (Alevizatos) is from...

Sunday, October 02, 2005

[broadcast] sunday, 10.02.05 - commercial suicide membership drive

hello friends,

It is my pleasure to invite you to listen to another broadcast on Commercial Suicide, Austin's weekly experimental/art/new/noise/weird show. This week I will be doing an all-Austin show, including pieces by Brekekekexkoaxkoax, Field, the Gates Ensemble, Rick Reed and Josh Russell.

Tonight is the last night of KOOP's membership drive and things aren't going so well. The membership drive was delayed two weeks so as to not compete with Katrina relief efforts; now we are competing with two other local radio pledge drives. Our target is $40K and as of this morning we have less than $28K.

In order to keep KOOP's doors open and the transmitter humming, Commercial Suicide needs you to represent Austin's experimental/art/new/noise/weird scene by contributing to KOOP. Contribute what you can! $5 or $10 pledges from starving musicians can really add up. EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS. At the $25 level you can be a voting member, and help determine the future of KOOP Radio!

You can call
512-472-KOOP (5667)
(888) 917-KOOP (5667)
to pledge until 10 PM CST tonight. If you can, call between 8 and 10 PM CST while the show is on the air, to make sure your interest in Commercial Suicide counts. Or you can pledge online at

Help us make our goal, and keep community programming alive!

Thanks, and happy listening -


about Commercial Suicide and KOOP:

Commercial Suicide can be heard on Austin's KOOP Radio 91.7 FM, on Sunday July 31 2005, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM central time. Our playlists are at

If you are out of the Austin listening area you can check it out at You will need the free real audio player; if you do not have it instructions are available on the KOOP site.

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