Ruminations of a Squirrely Dog

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July, 2010

Old Guys Rule!!

I have to admit even though I try to keep up with what’s new in the music world, a lot of the “alternative” music coming out these days is pretty freaking boring and wimpy. It’s pretty bad that when I do actually listen to the radio I listen to the knuckle dragger metal station. Even though it’s fairly mindless crap, at least it does not put you to sleep.

At least we still have old guys like Nick Cave to wake us up once in a while. If you have not heard his Grinderman project check the album out for a sleazy, dirty, and slightly chaotic mess of rock and roll.

Their next album imaginatively called Grinderman 2 is coming out September 14th on Anti-  Records. You can listen to the first single Heathen Child below. If you feel like taking a shower after listening I understand.

Heathen Child by MuteRecords

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We need to change our way of thinking about jobs

I’m not one to stand on my political soapbox very often but this article really struck a nerve with me. Having worked at a manufacturing company for many years that really struggled to keep things going at times due to really unfavorable support from local and national government I have seen what this article talks about first hand. Our economy will continue to struggle as long as all decisions are based on the bottom line and what our Wall Street numbers look like. Support companies who make quality products here. Take 15 minutes and read the article at this link:
businessweek.com

Wonderful things found through mindless surfing

Came across this pretty entertaining band from Israel called  Monotonix. I don’t know if they always play in the middle of the crowd like this but it looks like a really rowdy fun time. Apparently the Seattle police shut down this particular show after 14 minutes. I wish I would have went to see them when they were in town a couple of weeks ago!

I came across this really cool stop motion animation on The Nerdist blog (which I recommend if you have not visited). Pretty cool what you can do with a few candles and a little imagination.

Super Crazy Rainbow Guy

Okay, I realize that this blog has just turned into me posting a lot of videos, but I just couldn’t resist posting this one. We should all get this  excited about life’s little pleasures. (well maybe not this excited)

Awesome new video by BLU

I was first introduced to BLU in a flash class a couple of years ago. Even if he is not your cup of tea, you have to be impressed by the creativity and the amount of work that go in to his pieces. This is the newest video.

Bicycle Jousting

OK this looks like it could actually be a little more exciting than the roller derby I went to see a few weeks back ( I wanted to like it a lot more I really did , they were all such great people). Bike Jousting on high bikes. It seems you can’t fall hard enough off of a regular bike so let’s make it so we sit a few feet higher so we can get better bruises. This is actually a video from A Holy Ghost remix of LCD Soundsystem’s Drunk Girls. I prefer the original version but this is kind of interesting in a discoish way. Still think LCD’s This Is Happening is the album of the year at least until the new Grinderman album comes out!