02 February 2009

The Change We Need?

More Cowbell.

28 January 2009

Barack in the Box

Yeah... you know I ordered one. http://barack-in-the-box.com/

Presidential Etch-a-Sketch

This pic is amazing. When I was a kid, I could draw three things with my Etch-a-Sketch: stairs, windows & boxes.

Barack Obama Action Figure

Ever wished your President could kick some serious ass? Enter the Barack Obama action figure. He appears to be the same size as a G.I. Joe, meaning you can accessorize him with machine guns and shit. I've ordered mine from the manufacturer in Japan ($50 plus shipping) and will report back when it's arrived.

DiD Toys: http://www.onlinedid.com/products/obama_action_figure/

Make Your Own 3D Barack Obama Art Cube

Think Obama's a square? A block Barack head? Print out the graphic below and follow the instructions for your very own cube Barack, courtesy of cubecraft.com.Click below to download and print:

One Week in

We're one week in to the Obama presidency, and well... it doesn't seem the Oluster is wearing off Obama Oyet.

So, I'm gonna jump on the Obandwagon - until I get bored with it, my blog's going all Obama, all the time. So, welcome to Frank the Obunny's Obrillobama Oblog.

10 January 2009

Pandora Picks

I've been using Pandora (http://www.pandora.com/) on my iPhone off and on since summer. Got back into it yesterday. I'd forgotten the cool music it accidentally finds for me

The Lovetones - check out "Mantra" from their album, Meditation http://www.myspace.com/thelovetones

The Village Green - "Let it Go" from their self-titled album http://www.myspace.com/villagegreen

Gliss - "Blue Sky" from Love The Virgins

The Ponys - "Double Vision" from Turn the Lights Out
Free downloads from The Ponys & Matador Records -
1209 Seminary: http://www.matadorrecords.com/mpeg/the_ponys/ponys_1209_seminary.mp3
Poser Psychotic: http://www.matadorrecords.com/mpeg/the_ponys/ponys_poserpsychotic.mp3
Double Vision: http://www.matadorrecords.com/mpeg/the_ponys/ponys_doublevision.mp3

05 January 2009

Get thee to El Corazon January 17

Rock's biggest badass, Lemmy (uh... Motorhead) - along with Slim Jim Phantom of the Stray Cats and guitarist Danny B. Harvey are a-comin' to town. To El Corazon. Capacity 807 (uh... right). Tiny Club. Loud music. Strong drinks. You don't get a chance to see your idols this close that often.

18 December 2008

Global warming, my ass

So, we've got a bit of a winter storm going on in Seattle. I go to check out channel 13's website, and amidst the WINTER STORM UPDATES and gridlock due to snow and ice videos, an ad to prevent global warming. What the Fuck?

15 November 2008

Dr. Pepper, Axl Rose & Chinese Democracy. Oh My!

Dr. Pepper isn't the plastic surgeon who lost a malpractice suit for botching Axl Rose's facelift. Turns out Dr. Pepper is a soda-pop.

Still, Dr Pepper is making good on a promise to provide every person in America a can of the soft drink if Guns N' Roses' “Chinese Democracy” were to arrive in 2008, and has revealed details of the plan.
“We never thought this day would come,” Dr Pepper Vice President of Marketing Tony Jacobs said Wednesday. “But now that it’s here all we can say is: The Dr Pepper’s on us.”

Interested fans are being asked to visit DrPepper.com (http://www.drpepper.com/) on Nov. 23, the day “Chinese Democracy” is released in the U.S. exclusively via Best Buy. After registering online, fans will receive a coupon redeemable for a 20-ounce Dr Pepper wherever the drink is sold.

The twist: The coupon is available for only 24 hours and will expire on Feb. 28.

"Chinese Democracy" is the album Guns N' Roses started writing & recording in 1994 (when Guns N' Roses was still Guns N' Roses). Axl Rose has used a revolving-door lineup of musicians to record and tour promoting the album since the Clinton administration.

The first single from "Chinese Democracy" - the title track - is now available on iTunes. Many tracks surfaced on the internet earlier. Frankie's had a listen, and they're not any worse then the Chris Cornell / Timbaland fiasco.

13 November 2008

Chris Cornell + Timbaland = What The Fuck?!

Okay, it's been a week and a half and I'm ready to comment on the VERIZON WIRELESS presents Chris Cornell w/Timbaland at The Showbox Sodo presented by VERIZON WIRELESS. Did I mention VERIZON WIRELESS sponsored this. The wireless carrier, VERIZON WIRELESS didn't want you to forget who was the show's sponsor, with video screens, backdrops, excessive shoutouts from Timbaland's DJ... Commercialism at its worst.

As for the show - it sucked mightily. Timbaland clearly didn't connect with the audience (though he tried). He actually sang one more Soundgarden song than Cornell did (rattled off a verse from Black Hole Sun).

Cornell took the stage about a half hour late, where he commenced to play the yet-unreleased pile o'crap Timbaland-produced "Scream" album in its entirety. As this was an all-ages show, the stage curfew was midnight. That meant Chris could play only two songs after forcing the audience to hear his new album. Those two songs - not Soundgarden, not Audioslave, not Chris Cornell solo material. Two Temple of the Dog tracks.

I caught Cornell at the Paramount in Seattle last year. Long, amazing setlist.
I've Megauploaded a couple nice examples of that tour:

Buenos Aires, Argentina
December 8, 2007

02-Let Me Drown
04-Show Me How to Live
05-You Know My Name
06-No Such Thing
07-Be Yourself
08-Hunger Strike
10-Like a Stone
12-Arms Around Your Love
13-Black Hole Sun
14-What You Are
15-Rusty Cage
16-Can´t Change Me
17-Slaves and Bulldozers - Bela Lugosi's Dead - 4th of July - Whole Lotta Love

Berlin, Germany
May 20, 2007

03-Show Me How To Live
04-You Know My Name
05-Arms Around Your Love
06-Hunger Strike
07-What You Are
08-Rusty Cage
09-Be Yourself
11-I Am The Highway
12-Scar On The Sky
13-Can't Change Me
14-Wide Awake
15-Doesn't Remind Me
16-Billie Jean
17-Zero Chance
18-My Wave
19-Jesus Christ Pose
20-Black Hole Sun
21-Say Hello To Heaven

05 November 2008

Get Your Grunge On

I found a great soundboard recording of Alice In Chains, recorded live at Key Arena in Seattle in 1992.

Alice in Chains
Seattle Center
Seattle, WA

1. Junkhead
2. Put You Down
3. It Ain't Like That
4. Love, Hate Love
5. God Smack
6. Sickman
7. Bleed The Freak
8. Dirt
9. Sweet Home Alabama (tease)
10. Man In The Box
11. Dam That River
12. We Die Young
13. Them Bones
14. (another tease)
15. Hate To Feel
16. Angry Chair
17. Rooster