penny arcade

Gabe & Tycho have kind of, maybe, somewhat, lost their razor-sharp edge as they’ve become fathers and gotten older.  On the other hand, they tend to strike these gold mines of quality on a fairly frequen basis.  Today’s comic is one of them.

zelazny & gaiman, gaiman & zelazny

One is dead, one is alive. One was Polish, (but wrote Greeks, Indians, and Englishmen) , one is English, but has a knack for writing immortals and Americans….as well as screenplays, comics, children’s books, and so on. More importanly, they both share an uncanny knack for myth and population in their writing – that is to say, you finish a book (or comic, film, and so on) that they did, and your first thought is “But what about the rest of the world! What about the rest of the characters? What about New York? (in This Immortal) – What about Death and Delirium? (in Sandman) – What about Tak and the witches in the east? (in Lord Of Light) – What about the monsters in the rest of the city? (in Mirrormask).”

You, poor reader, are left desperately hoping for more. Isn’t that a shame?

Neil lives here. Roger lives on here. If you read any one thing by either of them, read Lord of Light and all of Sandman. But then you’ll have to read them again. And then you’ll probably need to know more…

i love the house of saud

Obviously, the thing to do with all the terror, war, hate, and general hideousness in the world today is to write an opera about it. Peter Cook and Dudley Moore would be proud:

“With the events of our contemporary world having taken several turns toward the surreal and unbelievable, The Beastly Bombing reflects on these events by approaching them in an equally bizarre way, namely by framing them in the plot mechanisms and music of a Nineteenth Century comic operetta. Inspired by Gilbert and Sullivan, The Beastly Bombing takes familiar elements such as The Mikados crown prince traveling in disguise and The Sorcerers love potions and updates them to present times with undercover presidential daughters and ecstasy pills replacing love potions. Stephen Schwartz, the composer of Wicked and Godspell, called The Beastly Bombing the most offensive and morally unredeemable musical he ever heard.”

old man

I, personally, know that I’m old (and out of shape!) when I managed to hurt my knee dancing around to Shiloh. Well, specifically to Shiloh playing a LoStep track, but whichever. Shiloh are pretty good times, say I.
I was also going to write a long and profound post about the development and progression of popular house music, but I think I’ll wait a bit, as I want to get some useful work done today.

love shack

Two more things that I can check off my DJing to-do list:

– Played a B-52s accapella:

– Dropped ‘Rockit’:

…the adventure continues tonight at Hush, where I am opening for the always-mighty Shiloh!

Tony DiTerlizzi

Lives at:

Whilst his choice of web design is something I find deeply questionable, I cannot find any sort of fault with the man’s art:

petter – some polyphony

…but this is fantastic, especially the B1, ‘Untight’.  Clips are at Juno.

Also, I fixed all the links. WordPress >> me.

not quite the abyss

Fellow west-coast canucks will know about the sinking of the Queen of The North – if you’re not one of those, suffice to say that a passenger ferry sank awhile back,which caused all kinds of fuss and looks to have killed two people.  The only bright side is that we get to see videos of the submursibles doing salvage.  Give it time to load, and play your best creepy underwater music to complement it.

oh! dj gigs!

I should probably post these:

July 21st, Victoria, BC: ‘In The Mix’ at the Jungle Room. Tagging with Kenzie, Xavier, and D-Set.

July 22nd, Victoria, BC: Opening for Shiloh at Hush, with Cory J.
August 5th, Vancouver, BC: Playing the stage at Apex Project.

August 25th or 26th, Victoria, BC: Opening for BT at Hush, with DJ What

September 2nd, North of Victoria, BC: Dust Up 2, with Cory J.

those crazy cyberfetishaliens

Beesign has been around forever and may not be safe for work. Beesign creations probably want to devour you and / or all that lives. Beesign may make you question your sexuality and your wardrobe. Beesign doesn’t speak your language.
As far as I am concerned all of these things are good things.