50FootWave Gives Away New EP

December 16th, 2005 | music

50FootWave is Kristin Hersh’s current band. I heard and liked some things I heard by them earlier in the year. And at this link you can download their new EP for nothing.

With “Free Music” 50FootWave is seeking new earballs. We thought it’d be interesting to ask for your energy & enthusiasm rather than your money and see what happens. To that end, please share this music in any and every way you see fit. Burn CDs, post the mp3s, seed Torrents — whatever’s comfortable for you.

The Weekly Katie West

December 16th, 2005 | people I know

Katie West pays homage to The Heroic Dog-Eating Squirrels Of Russia. Next year, Katie West migrates to katiewest.ca.

Two Drunken Writers, 3am; A Warning To The Children: This Is How You’ll End Up

December 15th, 2005 | brainjuice, people I know

Kieron Gillen, drunken games/music journalist:
Half-way through uploading Mint Royale/Lauren
Laverne’s “Don’t Falter” for Laurenn.

Warren Ellis, drunken funnybook hack:
I love that.

I rambled off some drunken notes on it
like most REALLY HAPPY SONGS its got a core of
sadness too it. It’s what stops you choking. And,
with a personality as visible as Lauren’s, you
can’t help but be happy for her that she’s that
happy. “You must be sad to risk your heart for
love to find you”.

I thought the line was

“You must DECIDE to risk your heart for love
to find you”.

Also: the ghost of Dave Balfe.

You know, every time I write an analysis of a pop
song there’s a lyric I’ve got entirely wrong which


And yet Patton just told me that on eBay right
now someone is selling a piece of toast upon
which Tookie Williams’ face magically appeared
this morning.

So there is balance in the universe.

But I wish somehow that it had been Dave
Balfe’s face.

Such perfect synchronicities only exist in a world
where I’ve completely committed myself to
booze, rather than the half-arsed lazy mode I
find myself.

I blame myself. A toasted Balfe face could have
been ours, if only I committed.

Edison Hate Future

December 15th, 2005 | brainjuice

Cthulhu Dildo Cthozy

December 14th, 2005 | researchmaterial

This eBay link is only good for a couple of days, so grab the pictures now — the Cthulhu Dildo Cthozy: