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1 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 7:52:32pm

Good band. Is Rivers Cuomo related to the political Cuomos of New York?

2 Sharmuta  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 7:53:05pm

Love Weezer- even in matching white track suits, they rock!

3 Killgore Trout  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 7:55:18pm

re: #2 Sharmuta

I assume the jump suits are a tribute to Devo.

4 Liberally Conservative  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 7:56:19pm

I listened to the new album...it's not bad, although hearing Cuomo sing about high school stuff isn't the same as it was in Blue and Pinkerton : (.

5 Charles Johnson  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 7:56:58pm

This is an incredibly sarcastic song. It's about partying but the melody is reminiscent of the Volga Boatmen.

6 Sharmuta  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 7:59:50pm

re: #3 Killgore Trout

I assume the jump suits are a tribute to Devo.

I like that they stay a little nerdy. Here's a rarity from their old days- Jamie:

7 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:10:00pm

re: #2 Sharmuta

Love Weezer- even in matching white track suits, they rock!

Wasn't Weezer the little rich kid on the Little Rascals?

8 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:10:21pm

re: #7 NJDhockeyfan

Wasn't Weezer the little rich kid on the Little Rascals?

SMACK!

9 von  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:12:12pm

It's SO much better live! Thanks for the post. What are your thoughts about the rest of the album? I was a little disappointed...but maybe live they would all be better!

10 Mark Pennington  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:12:13pm

Love this line: "gotta stop mixing alcohol with pharmaceuticals
And the unusual is the fucking usual. Man, my life is beautiful."

I like it.

11 Racer X  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:13:02pm

Interesting tilt-shift video of soccer match highlights.

Origin II


State of Origin' is a best of three series between the Maroons (Queensland) and the Blues (New South Wales), and this game was the 2009 decider. Sorry Blues!

Scenes from this short will be rolled into the Little Sydney project, but I've released this as its the final game tonight, and a lot of people will see the footage on Channel9.

This was shot by me from 2 vantage points in Sydney's ANZ Stadium. New for me is the extended reach using tilted lenses, as well as a faster shutter rate to capture action without having to shoot video. I'm shooting timelapse so have taken some liberties in recombining the footage to tell my version of the story.

Thanks to Liam Berkery & Matthew Callander from Channel 9 for organizing access and featuring my work within the broadcast. Thanks also to Liam & Mike Roveto for helping me on the night.

Music:

“ON + ON” (Heatley/Mahon/Neeson/Waters)
Performed by The Answer
From the album ‘Everyday Demons’

13 Charles Johnson  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:17:29pm

re: #9 von

It's SO much better live! Thanks for the post. What are your thoughts about the rest of the album? I was a little disappointed...but maybe live they would all be better!

I really like this album. Every time I listen to it I hear new things.

14 Sharmuta  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:18:43pm

re: #13 Charles

Have you had a chance to see them play?

15 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:19:46pm
16 Charles Johnson  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:19:53pm

re: #14 Sharmuta

Have you had a chance to see them play?

No - never saw them play live.

17 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:20:48pm

re: #12 Racer X

Meet 'Giant George' the 7ft-long blue great dane who could be the world's tallest dog

That's one big Blue Dog. I wonder how much money Obama promised him for his vote on the health care bill?

/Must I?

18 Sharmuta  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:21:04pm

re: #16 Charles

I saw them touring after they released the blue album, and they had great energy- looks like they still do, so I hope you can catch a show.

19 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:22:05pm

I hope the health care bill passes, for purely selfish reasons, I can't afford my insurance premiums any more. How soon after it's passed will it kick in?

20 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:25:18pm

re: #19 Alouette

I hope the health care bill passes, for purely selfish reasons, I can't afford my insurance premiums any more. How soon after it's passed will it kick in?

2014.

21 cliffster  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:27:17pm

re: #19 Alouette

I hope the health care bill passes, for purely selfish reasons, I can't afford my insurance premiums any more. How soon after it's passed will it kick in?

Four years after the taxes for it kick in. Only giving benefits for half the decade makes it easier to claim you are not in the red for the full decade. Hope you keep your health in the meantime..

22 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:27:57pm

Have to start preparing. I'll still be too young to qualify for medicare, unless they lower the age to 60.

23 Irenicum  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:28:04pm

Just discovered Brandi Carlile. Amazed. I can't wait to see her live.

24 Racer X  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:28:05pm

re: #15 Alouette

Why does that photo look so fake?

Tilt-shift foto?

25 albusteve  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:28:23pm

a white Gibson GS....sterile dood

26 Vicious Babushka  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:29:00pm

Good night everyone.

27 albusteve  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:29:53pm

they remind of Devo...probably not a cool thing to say

28 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:30:02pm

re: #19 Alouette

I hope the health care bill passes, for purely selfish reasons, I can't afford my insurance premiums any more. How soon after it's passed will it kick in?

We are going to pay for it for the next 3 years before ObamaCare™ kicks in. Expect your premiums & taxes to increase for the next 3 years.

Change!

29 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:30:10pm

re: #26 Alouette

Good night everyone.

Good night Alouette.

30 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:30:36pm

re: #28 NJDhockeyfan

We are going to pay for it for the next 3 years before ObamaCare™ kicks in. Expect your premiums & taxes to increase for the next 3 years.

Change!

Hope!

Puke!

31 cliffster  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:31:46pm

re: #26 Alouette

Good night everyone.

Night Alouette

32 Irenicum  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:32:57pm

Here's the official video for Have You Ever by Brandi Carlile. Sorry for the commercial at the beginning. This is my new favorite song.

33 Randall Gross  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:32:59pm

re: #5 Charles

This is an incredibly sarcastic song. It's about partying but the melody is reminiscent of the Volga Boatmen.

It's got kinda of a Clash undertone to it as well.

34 albusteve  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:34:04pm

re: #28 NJDhockeyfan

We are going to pay for it for the next 3 years before ObamaCare™ kicks in. Expect your premiums & taxes to increase for the next 3 years.

Change!

premiums are already skyrocketing...30%, even more in some cases

35 albusteve  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:34:59pm

re: #33 Thanos

It's got kinda of a Clash undertone to it as well.

after my time...am I missing anything?

36 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:36:41pm

re: #34 albusteve

premiums are already skyrocketing...30%, even more in some cases

That's nothing, wait till it's free.

37 Randall Gross  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:36:54pm

He's got that Angus foot action thing going on that some guitarists pick up to keep beat. Very good music and ... the guitar work is sparse but artful

38 Randall Gross  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:38:07pm

re: #35 albusteve

after my time...am I missing anything?

?!

39 sngnsgt  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:42:10pm

re: #36 NJDhockeyfan

Fact of the matter, my only regret is I have but one upding to give.

40 mich-again  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:45:08pm

re: #25 albusteve

psst, I think you meant SG

41 jaunte  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:45:40pm

re: #5 Charles

This is an incredibly sarcastic song. It's about partying but the melody is reminiscent of the Volga Boatmen.

Pretty grim scenario:

Monday to Sunday I hit all the clubs
And everybody know me when I pull up
I got the real big posse with me, yeah I'm deep
And if u lookin for me I'm in vip

Just follow the smoke; they're bringing bottles of the goose
And all the girls in the corner getting loose
Screw rehab I love my addiction
No sleep no sleep I am always on a mission

42 albusteve  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:47:28pm

re: #38 Thanos

?!

[Video]

I'll pass...not my thing, I'll refrain from comment because I can take a joke

43 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:47:36pm

Porcupine Tree fans might dig this band, Age of Silence. Sort of a modern rock/avant garde metal supergroup. The quirkiness and vocals may take some getting used to, but I quite like them!

44 albusteve  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:49:25pm

re: #40 mich-again

psst, I think you meant SG

that's not a Buick he's playing?....you're right of course, good eye

45 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:55:19pm

re: #42 albusteve

I'll pass...not my thing, I'll refrain from comment because I can take a joke

If there's one "new" band I think you'd like, it's probably the White Stripes.

46 mich-again  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:56:18pm

re: #44 albusteve

The SG has a great shape for playing rock leads way up the neck, and its lighter than a Les Paul which is nice. Theres a lot to like. I'm a LP guy though.

47 albusteve  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:56:19pm

my kind of gittar playing...Dick Wagner and Steve Hunter (repost)

old time, I guess

48 Killgore Trout  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:56:27pm

re: #43 WindUpBird

Interesting. I kinda like it but it's overproduced for my taste. I might like them better live.

49 mich-again  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:59:05pm

Digging this show called Pass Time on Speed. Ask the car owner some questions and then guess the 1/4 mile time. Really nice cars and a bit of stratgery.

50 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 8:59:57pm

re: #48 Killgore Trout

Interesting. I kinda like it but it's overproduced for my taste. I might like them better live.

They're all nordic metal guys, I don't hold out much hope of them touring the states. :P Though I am a fan of laboriously produced studio records, three of my favorite albums are Warren Zevo's Transverse City, David Bowie's 1.Outside and Skinny Puppy's Rabies, after all. 8-)

51 albusteve  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:00:14pm

re: #46 mich-again

The SG has a great shape for playing rock leads way up the neck, and its lighter than a Les Paul which is nice. Theres a lot to like. I'm a LP guy though.

one of my favorite pickers, Joe Walsh, played one...except here where he bangs a Strat

52 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:01:46pm

re: #46 mich-again

The SG has a great shape for playing rock leads way up the neck, and its lighter than a Les Paul which is nice. Theres a lot to like. I'm a LP guy though.

Ya just can't fetishize drums the way you can guitars. I'm jealous. :D

53 averagecdn  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:02:30pm

I don't post here much, but I do read daily.

I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I hope everyone has a safe and fullfilling break during the holiday Season.

Thanks to you Charles for your work this year, God knows it couldn't have been easy, but if it means anything you've made one person a lot more concerned and interested in the environment and it's nice to read a site that isn't an echo chamber for the same message; left or right.

Best wishes all,
AverageCdn

54 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:03:27pm

The Tyranny of Evidence: Do Scientists Use Dogma?

This is the best philosophy of science video I have seen in a very long time. I hope that Charles sees this.

55 albusteve  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:04:11pm

re: #49 mich-again

Digging this show called Pass Time on Speed. Ask the car owner some questions and then guess the 1/4 mile time. Really nice cars and a bit of stratgery.

whoa..I'm in for it...something about fast cars

56 Killgore Trout  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:04:30pm

re: #52 WindUpBird

You're a Portlandiot. Have you been out to see Storm Large and the Balls?
Storm Large mashup Iron Butterfly and ABBA

I haven't seen them for a few years. Not sure if they're still together.

57 albusteve  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:06:46pm

rock and roll on wheels...

Image: 1969CamaroSS.jpg

58 Killgore Trout  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:06:48pm

This has been brewing for a week or so, looks like they're getting serious....
National Strike January 20th – All Patriots on deck!

If they can get Glenn Beck on board when he gets back from vacation they have a shot. Stay tuned to a right wing blog near you.

59 Dancing along the light of day  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:07:10pm

re: #53 averagecdn

And, a Merry Christmas to you!
(You should post more!)

60 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:08:19pm

re: #56 Killgore Trout

You're a Portlandiot. Have you been out to see Storm Large and the Balls?
Storm Large mashup Iron Butterfly and ABBA

[Video]I haven't seen them for a few years. Not sure if they're still together.

agggggh I have not, but I really want to :( I know all about Storm, have some of her records, used to be a fan of her husband Davey Nipples' band The Sweaty Nipples, watched her Rockstar Supernova performances and heard her constantly on the Rick Emerson Show (best show ever). I am such a pacific northwest music dork, it's silly.

My favorite band in Oregon isn't Storm and the Balls though, it's Floater.

61 albusteve  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:08:52pm

classic red Gibson SG....
Image: Gibson-SG-STD1.jpg

62 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:10:06pm

re: #57 albusteve

rock and roll on wheels...

[Link: www.collectormotors.com...]

Rock 'N' Roll High School

63 Bagua  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:10:13pm
Can't Stop Partying

Dem Cant Stop The Time


- Fanton Mohah
64 mich-again  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:10:14pm

re: #52 WindUpBird

Ya just can't fetishize drums the way you can guitars. I'm jealous. :D

New word alert!

65 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:11:26pm

re: #64 mich-again

New word alert!

It's a real word, I swear! [Link: www.thefreedictionary.com...]

66 Dark_Falcon  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:12:22pm

re: #54 LudwigVanQuixote

The Tyranny of Evidence: Do Scientists Use Dogma?


[Video]This is the best philosophy of science video I have seen in a very long time. I hope that Charles sees this.

I recommended the video to him to help ensure that he does.

67 albusteve  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:12:26pm

the legendary Gibson Les Paul Gold Top...

[Link: www.casadistortion.com...]

68 mich-again  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:12:37pm

re: #61 albusteve
Looks like Angus Young's guitar, except that one is in a lot better shape.

69 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:13:15pm

re: #62 NJDhockeyfan

Rock 'N' Roll High School

I own that movie on VHS!

/and don't think I don't notice your Slap Shot Hanson icon :D

70 albusteve  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:14:08pm

re: #62 NJDhockeyfan

Rock 'N' Roll High School


[Video]

kids are so goofy eh?

71 Killgore Trout  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:14:11pm

re: #60 WindUpBird

I'm biased towards 3 Leg Torso because I used to ski with some of them....

72 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:15:13pm

re: #67 albusteve

the legendary Gibson Les Paul Gold Top...

My favorite guitarist at the moment, he totally rocks the Les Paul Goldtop in addition to Gibson Flying Vs: BRENT HINDS

73 Jadespring  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:16:49pm

Evening all.

I just watched District 9. Great movie. One of the best ones I've seen this year.

74 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:18:23pm

Just heard this on Hannity:

"The Uni-bomber has a higher favoritability rating than Congress."
~Frank Lutz

Heh.

75 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:18:24pm

re: #71 Killgore Trout

God damn these guys are awesome!

76 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:19:34pm

re: #69 WindUpBird

I own that movie on VHS!

/and don't think I don't notice your Slap Shot Hanson icon :D

I saw the Ramones at Toads Place in New Haven.

77 albusteve  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:19:58pm

re: #72 WindUpBird

My favorite guitarist at the moment, he totally rocks the Les Paul Goldtop in addition to Gibson Flying Vs: BRENT HINDS

what's wrong with his arms?...does he have some sort of disease?

78 albusteve  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:21:50pm

re: #76 NJDhockeyfan

I saw the Ramones at Toads Place in New Haven.

been there...Little Feat and Sonny Landreth if I recall...cool old joint

79 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:22:17pm

re: #77 albusteve

what's wrong with his arms?...does he have some sort of disease?

He has many many many many tattoos. :D

Give the man props, he's a hybrid picker who plays banjo style, can effortlessly switch between metal, country, bluegrass and blues, with technique and creativity coming out of him in a flood.

80 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:24:01pm

re: #78 albusteve

been there...Little Feat and Sonny Landreth if I recall...cool old joint

I saw Molly Hatchet there too. I love that place. Waitresses bring you beer while you are standing in front of the stage.

81 albusteve  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:24:21pm

re: #79 WindUpBird

He has many many many many tattoos. :D

Give the man props, he's a hybrid picker who plays banjo style, can effortlessly switch between metal, country, bluegrass and blues, with technique and creativity coming out of him in a flood.

never heard of him....how can I give him props?

82 albusteve  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:27:12pm

re: #80 NJDhockeyfan

I saw Molly Hatchet there too. I love that place. Waitresses bring you beer while you are standing in front of the stage.

heh...they do that elsewhere bro...I've been to so many clubs I can't remember them all...House of Blues serves you right down in front...but I love old road houses and gin joints like Toads...the very best venues to see live music

83 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:29:51pm

re: #81 albusteve

never heard of him...how can I give him props?

Haha fair enough. Though his band's doing pretty well these days, what with the grammy nominations and being given accolades by Time magazine: #3: Cracl The Skye

84 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:31:53pm

re: #82 albusteve

heh...they do that elsewhere bro...I've been to so many clubs I can't remember them all...House of Blues serves you right down in front...but I love old road houses and gin joints like Toads...the very best venues to see live music

I'm on the wrong coast to know anything about those venues, but I recommend the Tractor Tavern and the Moore Theater in Seattle, and Berbati's Pan and the Crystal Ballroom in Portland for live music.

85 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:33:54pm

re: #82 albusteve

heh...they do that elsewhere bro...I've been to so many clubs I can't remember them all...House of Blues serves you right down in front...but I love old road houses and gin joints like Toads...the very best venues to see live music

I remember when the Rolling Stones were rehearsing in Ct for the Steel Wheels tour and just before they went to NYC to kick off the tour they showed up at Toad Place unannounced and played a dozen songs. I spoke to a bouncer who was there. He said they just walked in, set up, and started playing. How cool is that?

86 albusteve  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:39:36pm

re: #85 NJDhockeyfan

I remember when the Rolling Stones were rehearsing in Ct for the Steel Wheels tour and just before they went to NYC to kick off the tour they showed up at Toad Place unannounced and played a dozen songs. I spoke to a bouncer who was there. He said they just walked in, set up, and started playing. How cool is that?

they have done several gigs like that...the Stones take their music seriously, even when others don't think they do....Jagger and Richards are obsessed with their sound, timing and are very insecure as to their quality...they work pretty hard to bring it to the house...something they don't get much credit for...and with that...
thank you Charles and Los Lizardia...I'm out like Sonny Liston

87 NJDhockeyfan  Tue, Dec 22, 2009 9:41:45pm

re: #86 albusteve

Here some blues for ya.

88 757sean  Wed, Dec 23, 2009 9:20:02am

I've tried to give the new stuff a fighting chance, but haven't been all that impressed. Sounds more Green than Blue....

FWIW, I've been very impressed with Matt Sharp's new Rentals stuff this year. Weezer just isn't the same without him.


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Two thematically-related stories on the BBC at the moment: UK drug company Glaxo 'paid bribes to Polish doctors' UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama has discovered. Tamiflu: Millions wasted on flu drug, claims major report Hundreds of millions of pounds may have been wasted on a drug for flu that works no better ...

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