Random observations, teachings and musings of a well trained cubicle superhero.

Monday, October 31, 2005

OK Go next Monday @ the Horseshoe.

OK Go!
The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON
Monday November 07, 2005 9:00 pm

“OK Go on Oh No” wmv
300 real 300 quicktime 300 750
“A Million Ways” Dance wmv
300 real 300 quicktime 300 750
“Get Over It” wmv
300 real low high
“Don't Ask Me” wmv
300 real 300
“You're So Damn Hot” wmv
300 real low high
“Don't Ask Me” Orange wmv
300 real 300

Jaysay: After some of the most technical violin work I have EVER seen or heard last Sat, it can't hurt to endulge in a little musical powdered doughnut. Like audio Simpsons after watching PBS.

Saturday, October 29, 2005


Friday marks the two-year anniversary of the death of legendary singer/song-writer Elliott Smith, and yesterday Gorilla vs. Bear brought to my attention 22 "new" previously-unreleased Elliott Smith tracks, currently being called From A Basement On The Hill II, to my attention. All 22 songs, many of which are thought to be from the original Basement sessions, are available for download here, courtesy of Elliott Smith B-Sides. MTV.com also has an article on the leaked tracks, which you can read here. Below you can download "Needle In The Hay", my favorite Elliott Smith song, and "Miss Misery" the song that propelled him to fame on the Good Will Hunting sound track.
via: http://goodweatherforairstrike.blogspot.com/

Jaysay:this blog made my ears happy.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly Like a graphic novel come to life, "A Scanner Darkly" will use live action photography overlaid with an advanced animation process (interpolated rotoscoping) to create a haunting, highly stylized vision of the future. The technology, first employed in Richard Linklater's 2001 film "Waking Life," has evolved to produce even more emotional impact and detail.
Trailer - 1:11 stream, download(right click-save as)
(wmv was the best looking they had @ fullscreen)

Science Fiction / Drama
Richard Linklater (dir.)
Keanu Reeves
Robert Downey, Jr
Woody Harrelson
Wynona Ryder
MPAA Rating: R
In theaters: Coming soon
Official Movie Site

Boards of Canada - Campfire Headphase

boards of canada
BBC :: boards of canada - listening post
Boards of Canada's 1998 debut Music Has the Right to Children cornered an aesthetic of whacked-out fuzzy keys and lolling half-time hip-hop drums. Back then the leftfield scene was bolstered by such plodding experimentation - it was fashionable to embrace it. Now it seems just as fashionable to reject it.
For certain twentysomethings, BOC represented a soothing stroll into nostalgia. Arriving at a time when technology was beginning to encroach on daily life, they offered something simultaneously modern, hip and warmly retro.

Fast forward to 2005 and detractors might point out a lack of musical progression while the world around them has caught up.
Like its predecessors, The Campfire Headphase is rooted in the present, whilst still looking to the past. Warbling guitars are the only new addition here, influenced by BOC's relationship with UK artist Bibio. And whilst their practice of degrading audio to Dictaphone degree appears more extreme this time around, the familiar BOC 'memory wash' remains constant.
This album moves like a daydreamed walk through your old junior school, and while it fails to surprise it doesn't disappoint. Have a listen

Arctic Monkeys in Canada

tickets have arrived.. ARCTIC LYRICS HERE
edit: band website notes gig @ Lee's Palace on Nov14
reedit: Toronto show tickets available at
ticketmaster.ca $10+Tax/Fees
Article (Domino Records)
Video -I bet you look good on the Dancefloor(WMV)
Audio - Fake Tales of San Francisco
Article-BBC Album review

It's a testimant to the following the Arctic Monkeys have gained that only 2000 people actually own a legally produced song of their's yet they're selling out gigs across the UK in record time. And here lies the key to the Monkeys unbelievable fanbase - relation - they are one of us.
Yes there are other bands out there doing the same, but they aint talking about fit
birds dancing to electro pop like a robot from 1984. These aren't the prententious skinny tie wearing plonkers who feel it's there duty do be seen at fashion shows to get record deals.

The Arctic Monkeys are REAL.

I have no clue who they are but I quite enjoy their stuff.
Re-edit: Arctic Monkeys recently performed on the BBC, your better MP3 repositiories may have a copy, or ask your local Jtronforce member.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Tonight on College: Big&Smalltown DJs

Make It Funky presents a pre-Halloween affair featuring Bigfoot Records' artists Smalltown DJs alongside Big League Chu and Taro vs Farbsie vs Sun-Predictable.
Swallow Lounge, 326 College.
via: Eye.net
Smalltown DJs: "FunTime"-(full mp3),
clips: "Same Old Situation", "Sunshine"


Friday, October 21, 2005

A quoi ça sert l’amour?

A quoi ça sert l'amour?
A quoi ça sert l'amour? is a charming animation by French production house Cube about the trials and tribulations of love set to the tune of a wonderful duet between Edith Piaf and Theo Sarapo. This short is but one of several (mostly commercial) animations on the site…
via: http://www.chrisdiclerico.com/page/2/ (<3++)

Don't let Panda Fall! Shoot Ninjas!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Brenda is lucky.

Congratulations! You're an official winner* in the PEPSI® and DORITOS® BE FIRST TO PLAY™ promotion! We're excited to give you the NEW Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system before it's available to the general public! Plus, in a few days, you'll be receiving your 'Party in a Box' to get the party started for you and your friends! If you haven't received your 'Party in a Box' within 2 weeks, please give us a call at 1.866.no-you-didnt-win! and leave a message when prompted. You'll be receiving your new Xbox 360™ with a game by November 22, 2005. Thanks for your continuous support and enjoy your Xbox 360™ Prize Package! Sincerely, Pepsi-Cola Canada Ltd. and Frito Lay Canada

Video iPod, watch tiny Lost for $300USD

video ipod showing Desperate Housewives.

Apple Unveils IPod Capable of Playing Videos, Deal With ABC to Sell Episodes of TV Shows
SAN JOSE, Calif. Oct 12, 2005 — Apple Computer Inc. introduced an iPod capable of playing videos on Wednesday, evolving the portable music player of choice into a multimedia platform for everything from TV shows to music videos.

Videos will now be sold online alongside songs on Apple's iTunes store.

Citing a groundbreaking deal with ABC Television Group, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs said video offerings via iTunes will include episodes for $1.99 each of the hit shows "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost," which will be available the day after they air on television.

Jaysay: Damn. I'm in, unless the screen is ugly. oh wait $300 USD? I'll just buy Pat's when he finally hacks it to play video and sound then promptly gets bored with it.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Manhole discrimination.

Manhole discrimination.
Originally uploaded by flylife.

Question: Why are manhole covers round?
Answer: Squarism.

Stop the violence. It's hip to be square.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Meebo Web Based Multi-Messenger

Meebo - Freeware Multi-Platform IM Client

[via Freewarefreak.blogspot.com]
Meebo is a browser-based IM client that connects to AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo, Jabber, and Google Talk IM networks. If your employer has locked out all connections excluding those on port 80 (default web traffic port) you can use Meebo to get online when the normal IM applications won't work. This type of blocking is usually accomplished using a firewall, but Meebo allows you to get around it.

Meebo is still in alpha, so it's a very early version that is basically still being tested. It may not be the smoothest solution out there, but if you're looking to IM and can't use the usual routes on your computer Meebo will get the job done.

Meebo Home Page (no download needed)

VIA http://freewarefreak.blogspot.com/

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Chris promoting lung cancer

Originally uploaded by flylife.

So earlier in the day I get a message from Chris mentioning that WalMart has a sale on fog machines....possibly a joke.

Not a joke.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

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What's new on Gmail?

What's new on Gmail?
Just Launched!

We spent 20 minutes writing this entry, and then the browser crashed. Good thing there's auto-save. It saves. Automatically.

Export contacts
Export your Gmail Contacts and save them in a file for back-up or to use in another account or service–great if you're using Gmail's free POP access. Learn more

More ways to access your Gmail account
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Monday, October 03, 2005

Current (the MN radiostation I was mentioning)

Minnesota Public Radio

Audio Launch audio streams
Minnesota Public Radio® is one of the nation's premier public radio organizations. With headquarters in the heart of downtown St. Paul, Minnesota Public Radio operates a regional network of 37 stations, covering Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin, the Dakotas, Michigan, Iowa and Idaho.Minnesota Public Radio is also the country's biggest station-based producer of national public radio programs. Live events produced by Minnesota Public Radio range from a regional book club and onstage performances to political debates and rural community forums.
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