...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.

Friday, May 11, 2012

My Bloody Valentine - the good and the bad

My Bloody Valentine is reissuing their stuff...FINALLY!!! That's the GOOD, and it's an awesome GOOD at that. Bad news...CD only. So no new vinyl yet and that sucks. On the bright side, besides Loveless and Isn't Anything, they're also putting out a new collection of EPs, neatly titled EPs 1988-91. I don't have any of the EPs, so I'll probably fork over the cash burgers for that. More GOOD...a new MBV album on the horizon?!?! FCKYA. Here's an unreleased track found over on the Pitchforks...

  Latest tracks by My Bloody Valentine

my favorite tune off of Loveless...

  some more potential BAD...according to Slicing Up Eyeballs, there may be an issue with the labeling of the 2 CDs contained in the Loveless reissue. Ah jeez.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Moonlit Matinees are Back at the Oakmont Theater

Now in its 10th year.  All summer long, Friday and Saturday nights at 10:00pm in Oakmont.  Check out the listings:

May 25 & 26 - Pee Wee's Big Adventure
June 1 & 2 - Die Hard
June 8 & 9 - ET - The Extra Terrestrial
June 15 & 16 - The Princess Bride
June 22 & 23 - National Lampoon's Animal House
June 29 & 30 - Predator
July 6 & 7 - Labyrinth
July 13 & 14 - Ghostbusters
July 20 & 21 - The Jerk
July 27 & 28 - Back to the Future Part II
August 3 & 4 - Escape from New York
August 10 & 11 - The Big Lebowski
August 17 & 18 - The Shining
August 24 & 25 - Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Predator? Big Lebowski? Fast Times? FCKYA!!! Surely we'll be visiting Oakmont on a few occassions this summer.

Thanks to Mr Nick on the heads up.  I guess this means The Room will be put on the shelves for the summer, which is the bummer part of this.

Liverpool vs Messi

thanks to TB for that!

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

1975. Yes, indeedy.

Yeah, it would've been 10 times better had we beat those bastards ourselves. But there's still something bitter sweet about seeing the hated Flyers go down in flames.

It was fun viewing. We saw Giroux snap, Laviolette whine about a non-offsides call (pretty fitting), Rinaldo impersonate a hockey player, and Bryzgalov implode for the series deciding goal. AWESOME. We also had a lot of fun with our new toy created by TB, the #stunned tumblr (see above).

Today we celebrate. Tomorrow, we reflect on who was really to blame for the Pens collapse.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

GBV - Class Clown Spots a UFO

pretty cool fan vid for the title track of GBV's new album...


thanks to savannasaurus who seems to make quite a few of these. nicely played. Also just heard... GBV is playing the CBGB Fest in NYC this July...same place we'd seen Pavement play a couple years ago.

Also, this is kinda old news, but there is now a GBV Vimeo page. And they added one of our videos... FCKYA!!

Monday, May 07, 2012

Best Player in the World Cries, Snaps

I thought only Crosby cried?  Guess not.  Claude Giroux, the NHL's latest Best Player in the World sheds tears to the refs, throws a tantrum, and then head hunts Dainius Zubrus...


The most hilarious part of this video is at the :56 mark (right before Giroux starts whining), when Devils D Mark Fayne nudges Claudia into the bench, Pierre McGuire comments "he's not happy with that." What a baby. Embarrassing.

Easy call for Sheriff Shanahan, here. Or at least it should be. Puck is way gone. Claudia is in the middle of a hissy, and targets the head of Zubrus. Should remind a lot of folk of the James Neal hit in the 1st round.

Now a slew of Flyer "media" folk are stuck trying to dislodge their thumbs from their sphincters. Meat head Chris Therien, the Flyers radio color man, had a whole lot to say about Crosby's antics in Round 1, and the Ovechkin hit the other night on Dan Girardi. Predictably, he remained objectively quiet on the Giroux hit last night. At least until he started dropping child molestation jokes on Twitter.

Stay classy, Flyers.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Breathless - TONIGHT at Regent Square

Liverpool loses. TFC stinks. After today's big Milan derby (FORZA INTER!!!!), I'll have had my fill of sports for the weekend. Tonight at Regent Square, 8:00pm showing of Jean-Luc Godard's 1960 classic, Breathless


NBC blows. Saturday night hockey has now become Sunday night hockey. Sorry, not interested. And fuck The Killing. That show has had enough of my time.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

The Cup Changes Everything

maybe.  C'MON YOU REDS!!!!!!!

a look back at our last FA Cup winner...

Friday, May 04, 2012

The DEVILS!!!!!

never thought i could root so hard for Ilya Kovalpuke and the NJ Devils. Brayden Louganis took a break from his dives to make a bad line change. Game. Mike Milbury told me so.  Devils up 2-1 in the series...

watching this series is really really tough. Can't stand the douche bag Flyers. And hearing Pierre McGuire pucker his lips while he spews a bunch of his "objectiveness" is even tougher. REAL TOUGH.

Besides that.  Zach Parise.  What a fucking player.

And how in the world is New Jersey shutting down the Best Player in the World?!?  Might as well face it...the Pens suck.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

PISSED JEANS coming to Pittsburgh!!!

Pretty jackt for this. Allentown's own, Pissed Jeans....next Saturday at The Smiling Moose in the South Side!! FCKYA!!!! Get TICKETS HERE.  our favoritest video ever...


punk rock like a bastard...

Live at Primavera...

Heads UP: this is a very strange 6:30 START TIME with the doors at 6:00. All ages, unfortunately (no offense, kiddies)...meaning me and my booze will be segregated.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Nail Yakupov

Kid appears to be pretty good...

What I think the Pens should do:

Trade their best 2-way player and best playoff performer of 2012 for another star player who sulks during crunch time, takes stupid penalties, and drops passes into empty spaces that lead to odd man rushes the other way. NOT that I'm stereo-typing, or anything.

As the video info states, Yakupov draws comparisons to Pavel Bure, Alexander Ovechkin, and Ilya Kovulchuk.  And those 3 guys have a ton of Stanley Cups between them, so I say go ahead and pull the trigger.

LET'S GO BABY PENS!!!!!!!  Bring us Calder Cup glory!