Friday, October 26, 2007

MESSY DAY(S)...the Airplane

For a while now C6 has been wicked into "awts an cwafts". One day, over a month ago, I took out a big cardboard box and we decided it was an AIRPLANE. Since then, almost every day we draw on it with crayons, paint on it, put stickers on, glue pompoms on, glue beads on, glue cotton balls on, then paint OVER the stuff we glued on...add more layers of stickers...glue on toilet paper rolls...paint them...etc. We cut out pictures of food from magazines for the "airplane food"...drew dials, on off buttons...etc...there's an ignition switch where he can put a key in. There's also a place for him to plug in his headphones.

He loOooOooves hangin' out in his airplane.

It is awesome.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Ivy - Edge of the Ocean

A couple of years ago the song "Edge of the Ocean" by Ivy was on constant play in my head. I'd almost forgotten about it! Oh no!!! But it popped back into my head today and I'd like to share it with yez. Isn't it beautiful? I hadn't seen the video before today but it is quite fitting I think. Love it all.

Freezepop: Less Talk, More Rokk

Love! Them!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Salteens, Mark Mothersbaugh and a theremin on Yo Gabba Gabba

C6 has TOTALLY warmed up to Yo Gabba Gabba. (His very first time acknowledging it in a positive way mentioned here.) Well, we can't get past one particular episode that we DVRd (because he wants to watch it over and over...his modus operandi). In it, the Salteens perform an extraordinary song that WILL make you happy. It'll chase the grumpies away! I can pretty much guarantee it.

Hey! Did you know that Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer do some of the animations on Yo Gabba Gabba? Pissa!

We both really enjoy watching the Draw-with-Mark-Mothersbaugh part of the show. Of course you remember Mark from Devo! ("Real Devo" as C6 calls them, vs. "Kid Devo", which is Devo 2.0) Mark is so much fun - C6 loves his glasses!

In the Salteens episode, a guy named SoCo (on the rocks?) demonstrates a theremin. C6 LOVES this part, too. I love theremins! Some of you that were at my birthday party at the Kirkland many, many moons ago (the one where I smashed a pinata with my bass!) may remember that I guest-played the theremin with friends Curious Ritual. I hardly even used my hands!!!! HAhrhHArh!!! (use your imagination.)

When I played in Orbit, guitarist Fred played a theremin on the song "I Wanna Make You" It was always a real crowd pleaser! Here's the video for "I wanna Make You" (the video is pre-Fred and Linda.)

Scurvyann, over-n-out!

PS: Girls's Gone Child has a nice little somethin' bout Yo Gabba Gabba tunes right here.

Monday, October 8, 2007


I can't believe I missed their reunion show Saturday night. Crap.
I love them. Don't you?

There's a nice bit of stuff on Scarce here at Speed Of Dark.

...and here's an article on Scarce from The Boston Phoenix.

...and a great review of the show here at Pocket Full of Chump Change.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Another delightful chicken dish

I was looking for a recipe for something delicious, interesting, and healthy that the three of us would all enjoy. I found this Chicken and Basil Stir Fry recipe and it fit the bill.

I made a couple of changes to the recipe. I didn't use Thai basil, regular ol' basil worked just FINE. And I didn't use as much garlic as the recipe called for - I only used 2 cloves. I used red, yellow, and green bell peppers to make it all purty-like. I served this over brown rice (or "tan rice" as C6 called it)...and THEY ATE IT! MmMmMmmMmm - it was gooooOOooOOood. Next time I will double the amount of liquids to make more sauce - cuz it'd be nice to have more flavor on the rice, knowwhatimean?

Delightful, I say!

It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

It has been awhile. But I think it is peanut butter jelly time RIGHT NOW, don't you?

Now sing with me:

If you aren't familiar with this particular piece of art, you can read up on its history here.

My other favorite silly old web thingies are Badgers! and, of course, The Hampster Dance.


PS: Yikes!!!! I almost forgot Spiderman Has Made You Gay!!!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Pick it up!

C6 FINALLY allowed himself to watch a little bit of Yo Gabba Gabba last week at Grandma & Grandpa's. (He hadn't been into it at all.) I was psyched, because *I* finally got to see it, too! On the episode we watched, Tony Hawk skateboarded! And we watched this WICKED cool animation for a really fun song called "Pick it Up!" - performed by GOGO13. We both LOVED it.


It has a real 2-Tone -ska style feel to it - both sonically and visually. The footprints/dance diagram, the mod bullseye, checkerboard the dad's shoes are like the 2-tone logo guy...I have a dress very similar to the little girl's and I feel like breakin' it out an' SKANKIN' right NOW!*


*while pickin' up the house...

Friday, October 5, 2007

What's Your Themesong?

Sweetney posed the question "what is your themesong?"
Since high school, mine has been the song "Green Onions" performed by Booker T & the MGs. Well alrigheeeeeet! So do you have a themesong?

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Goodbye, Freeman Frank.

My friend Freeman Frank (Ad's dad) passed away early Wednesday morning. He was a real gem - something special. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Goodbye, Freeman Frank. We miss you.

(Photo is from early 90's - Miles Dethmuffen.
That's me holding a really cool photo of Freeman.)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Ad Frank and the Fast Easy Women

Last Thursday was the much-anticipated Ad Frank/Freezepop rawkinroll show at the Middle East. I love rockin' the downstairs stage at the Middle East, I do. I am going to toot my own horn here: I did pretty well for someone who still limps and kinda hurts and doesn't really have her balance back yet. (The bum leg situation explained somewhere in this post if you need catchin' up.) I almost fell over a couple times but nothing too extreme. I managed to stomp on my instrument cable and disconnect it from my tuner. But that's not cuz of anything medical...I just get a little stompy sometimes. Can't hep m'sef!

Did you miss the show? Pity. It was amazing. And we looked fabulous. Witness:

All of these rather splendid photographs were taken by Rick Webb. Take a looky at his stuff - he took tons of great shots of Freezepop too. Now I wanna get me a fancyass camera!!! (I'm savin' my pennies...)