...randomness surrounding Guided by Voices, Robert Pollard, and other great indie rock bands; a quasi objective look at "my" sporting teams; the random horror film; plus other crap as we see fit...all with a Pittsburgh based feel.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Busey + Peterson = Gold

If there was something worth ending my posting leave of absence, it's this.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Friday the 13th!!



We'll be visiting the classic Sean Cunningham original tonight. FCKYA!

Check out the Friday the 13th blog for all sorts of fun stuff today.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

PIRANHA

So I hear Liz Shue is in the new one. I don't mind the remakes, as long as people pay homage to the original classic...



What about the god damn piranhas?!?
They're eating the guests, sir.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Penguins All-Time Team

Can't wait to check out the Consol Energy Center this Sunday at the Open House (well...open for season ticket holders :)

:53 mark, check out our interactive pal Weldycakes...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Needed a day off...

another great trip across the border to...Canada. TFC...WINNER!!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

So I checked out 'The Runaways' this past week


Meh. I dunno. Maybe I was expecting a little more. Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning were awesome, and Michael Shannon as producer Kim Fowley was fab and all. I guess it just seems a tad watered down for the screen. Doesn't help that Lita Ford had zero to do with the production (a mutual choice, I believe), and other than Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, the rest of the band members are ignored. It's definitely worth a watch, but don't get your panties in a bunch.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Bangs - Death by Guitar

Live from Portland last week for the Team Natalie Benefit

In case you've been living in a Mammoth Cave



Tobin Sprout (guitar), Charles "Mitch" Mitchell (guitar), Greg Demos (bass) and Kevin Fennel (drums) will be joining Pollard on classic GBV songs from 1992-1996 from the albums Propeller, Bee Thousand, Alien Lanes and Under The Bushes, Under The Stars.

17 Dates across the U.S. from the 9/29 - 11/07. We will be at 8 of them.

FCKYA!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Eddie Vedder digs the Moses

kinda old news on this one, but for those outta the loop...


"It sounds to me like Robert Pollard uncharacteristically took ten years to make this one... He will tell you otherwise, but I don't believe him. It's too fucking good.

If it were any other group this would be seen as their masterpiece. I think for Bob it's just another good day of weaving words into a kaleidoscope of one of a kind, thought-provoking perspectives.

Robert Pollard rules. All hail the King."

-Eddie Vedder 6/15/10

Curious if Eddie's heard Elephant Jokes or We All Got Out Of the Army. He'd probably crap himself.

You Weren't There: A History of Chicago Punk, 1977 - 1984

Up over on Pitchfork right now...clips from the 2007 Documentary. Featuring one of our personal favorite dudes, Jason Narducy, rawkin the Chicago punk scene at AGE 10(!!!) with his band Verboten...



BTW...you can buy the DVD along with an limited edition LP on vinyl for a mere $30. Check it out from Factory 25 HERE.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Now we come to Drag Days...

New (i think) fan video from UTBUTS. One of my favorite GBV tunes from this era...only played once live in November 2006 at the Bluebird in Indiana (per the almighty GBVDB that is). Hope to hear it again in October...



That Bob Pollard sure writes some good songs, eh.