Friday, June 30, 2006
Dave's Monster Engine site is under a revamp that should happen next week, so I cannot yet show off the real artwork, but I can tease a bit. Here is the original artwork that Dave based his paintings on:
It goes without saying we are incredibly proud of Max and happy that Dave is getting such high accolades. I take full credit. :)
Also, according to Dave, along with the site revamp and some other cool artwork he's working on, he has a really big announcement coming soon that is VERY cool. We'll probably have him on the show so he can talk all about it first. Stay tuned to Jawbone for more details.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
This episode of Jawbone is sponsored by Drakes Fruit Pies! Please mention Jawbone when ordering from this site. You know, just for the hell of it.
RUNNING TIME: 47:54
Buckner and Garcia Official Site
Jerry Buckner Official Site
Pac Man Fever
Ode To A Centipede
Mr. T (exclusive)
ET, I Love You ((exclusive)
Buy the album here.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006
Hi. I just wanted to let you know that I intend to contribute to the Jawbone PME fund with the money I raise from my cuss jar. Over the last few years I have been using more and more of those colorful adjectives that I should not be using. So, I have decided to start a cuss jar to try and make me start. I am calling this the Jawbone Cuss Jar and am going to donate all of the money in the jar to the Jawbone PME fund. I will put $1.00 in the jar every time I use the ‘F’ word and all other words will be fifty cents. I have attached a picture of the jar. Notice I have Darth Vader and a Jawa guarding it. This way I know the money will be safe. I will try to keep you posted weekly on the total in the jar.We thank Randy for his effort. And anyone who is around Randy, please get him to drop as many F-bombs as possible!
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
VTAW: Drinking With You
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.
I am a fan of The Office. So kill me. I think the American version's office couple, Pam and Jim, hold a slight edge over the UK's version office romance, but I still feel the UK version is superior. Either way, I love the show and this is the only thing I could think about after hearing Jonathon Coulton's newest TAW.See the Flickr page for additional notes on the image.
Friday, June 23, 2006
RUNNING TIME: 50:08
Michael J. Nelson Official Site
Satellite News: Mystery Science Theatre 3000 Official Site
Plan 9 From Outer Space
Mike Nelson's Movie MegaCheese
Mind Over Matters
The MST3K version of the Jawbone theme song done by D. Verada
When I Held Your Brain in My Arms
The Greatest Frank of All
Mighty Science Theatre
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Knightwise Wedding Portrait
Originally uploaded by jawboneradio.
Jawbone Wedding Photography is now open for business. I'm kidding. Ok, half-kidding. This was a portrait that was done for The Knightwise Podcast for his wedding happening next month. They didn't hire a wedding photographer, so they opted for a portrait done by yours truly. All I can say is Borgs Rule!
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Taking a break from techno and synths for a second, let's switch gears and serve up a grand old guitar riff. Today's riff comes from The Smithereens. This isn't my favorite song by the Reens, but it's still a good one. Try and get this tune out of your head today. Whee!
Thanks for bearing with us and thanks for listening to Jawbone!
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
It was a very strange day indeed when Ministry's Alan Jorgenson and Paul Barker went from Depeche Mode dance-style pop to fist-banging hardcore industrial overnight. But it did usher in the great heyday of Chicago based record label Wax Trax. Jourgenson went on to influence others such as NIN's Trent Reznor, Fugazi and more. This is the signature song off their 1988 LP, "The Land of Rape And Honey." It was also the cause of much controversy during my first year on the air at WBWC. It ended with the DJs not being allowed to play this song during regular rotation and not before 9 PM.
Monday, June 19, 2006
THIS JUST IN: Connie Chung has a nervous breakdown on the air!
"THE ratings-starved Maury Povich and Connie Chung weekend show on MSNBC ended its short, six-month run with a bizarre send-off - sure to live on as a tone-deaf stunt Chung will not soon be allowed to forget. Perched on the edge of a white grand piano and decked out in a full-length evening gown, the former CBS and CNN anchorwoman warbled a farewell song that put down Dan Rather (with whom she co-anchored the CBS news in the early 1990s), her husband and cable TV - all at the same time."Via Drudge.
You have got to love the Japanese. Ok, maybe you don't. But this has got to be the weirdest Japanese video I've seen to date. What gets me are the old men exercising and chanting these bizarre American phrases. If anyone can explain this to me, I'd love to hear what's going on. Thanks Dan!
Got this from several people including DJ Hojo and Randy in OK: Messin' With Sasquatch, which seems to be a viral campaign for new brand Jack Links Beef Jerky. Bravo. Check out the commercial. And Sasquatch even has a MySpace profile!
It goes without saying, we love Weird Al. And you can download a new free Weird Al song here. Thanks to Randy for the heads up.
From Wayne and Aaron: Some KFD News. And just for good measure, here's the American version.
From Charley: Trypod Viral Marketing.
Check out Chad's new blog: Life of Mimcry. Cool drawings and more!
This just in from The Very Cool Dept. Videos of Jonathan Coulton performing live. For some of us, this is as close as it'll come to us actually seeing him perform.
From Neil: Fans of Joel, Mike and the Bots will dig this link: Be Your Own MST. I was looking into this for the podcast, but there seems to be no way to record this for an audio or video presentation that would be even slightly worth watching. Too bad, because I really dig this idea.
Also the "Send Jawbone to the PME Fund" continues along. Thanks to all who have contributed: Dave, Sebastian, Clinton, Matt and Tim have helped to get us closer to our goal! You can check the link on the side to see how well we're doing and even to contribute!
Thanks again for all the support and thanks for listening/reading Jawbone.
Today's flashback goes back to 1988. This was the first song I ever heard by Cocteau Twins and still remains my favorite. This song goes out to my friend Soosan. I think I was sitting on the floor of her dorm room when I first heard this tune. Ahh, memories.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
The sweet sounds of Germany are coming at you today on Jawbone Radio. This was one of the very first songs I ever heard by Kraftwerk and still remains one of my favorites. I remember making fun of the album when I was a kid. Now I can appreciate automaton German music for all it's worth today.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
We figured we would roughly need around $800 for two round trip tickets to California and for hotel accomodations. So as of right now, we are starting The "Help Send Jawbone to the PME" Campaign. Here's what we're doing: You can start donating by clicking on the graphic below. This will take you to a form to donate.
For every donation over $50, you'll get an actual original 8 1/2 x 11 black and white drawing done specifically for you by me and delivered to your doorstep via the US mail.
Also for any donation you make, you will be placed into a drawing for a guest spot on an upcoming episode of Jawbone Radio.
Lastly, for the first person who donates over $200, you will get an original drawing (your choice) of one of the Jonathan Coulton "Thing A Week" Images. These are pretty valuable to me and it pains me to let any of these go, but I'm willing to do it for the good of the show.
So that's it. Hopefully, this isn't considered too cheesy and it all ends nicely with Nora and I on a plane to Ontario in September. Thanks for being fans of the show everyone. And even if we don't make it there, at least it will be fun to see if we can.
Animator vs. Animation, by 17-year-old Alan Becker, draws a scene in the epic wars waged between the drawing and the drawn. Tensions draw high as the action starts simple and accelerates both in quantity and quality through the work, and the clever manipulation of screenshots will likely draw the appreciative attention of anyone who's ever worked in flash.
Got a comment on the last video about Bowie. So, aiming to please all our readers and listeners, here it is. Peter Murphy and Bauhaus doing their cover of Ziggy Stardust. Enjoy!
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 3 minutes
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Jonathan Coulton | Soft Rocked By Me
They Might Be Giants | Am I Awake?
Oh, man. This was a great song back then and still is a great song today. Former Bauhaus frontman, Peter Murphy, graces us with some good ol' atmospheric goth rock for a Wednesday morning. This, along with Bryan Ferry's "Is Your Love Stong Enough" is probably one of my favorite "tunes in a pinch" meaning I enjoy sidling up to random people and pinching them during the song. Enjoy today's flashback!
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
"...the process of becoming an effective World of Warcraft guild master amounts to a total-immersion course in leadership. A guild is a collection of players who come together to share knowledge, resources, and manpower. To run a large one, a guild master must be adept at many skills: attracting, evaluating, and recruiting new members; creating apprenticeship programs; orchestrating group strategy; and adjudicating disputes. Guilds routinely splinter over petty squabbles and other basic failures of management; the master must resolve them without losing valuable members, who can easily quit and join a rival guild. Never mind the virtual surroundings; these conditions provide real-world training a manager can apply directly in the workplace."Whodathunkit? Check out the whole story.
What do you get when you cross Daleks with a Ford and Gary Glitter? You get this awesome little tune from 1988 by The Timelords and KLF, "Doctorin' The Tardis". Incidentally, this was one of the first songs I remember playing when I was a DJ at ol' Bee Dubya (WBWC 88.3)
[cue cheesy DJ voice] This one goes out to all you Dr. Who fans out there, especially Chad and Amanda who are welcoming a new Dalek named Max into the family![/cue cheesy DJ voice.]
"Greetings, I'm just emailing you to tell you about my link dump, called The Almighty Dump I just started it today, so it would be cool if you could mention it on your sites/podcasts, because, after all, a link dump is no good without scavengers to poke around in it."Go forward and searching the dump!
Monday, June 12, 2006
Today's video comes from Euro Industrial Dance Club kings, Front 242. This is one my favorite tunes to mix with, "Headhunter". Git down!
Anywho, let's dump gang!
With all this World Cup soccer talk on the blog and on the show, how could this week's Link Dump not include this little song sent to us from Chris C. I'm rooting for the kitties to win.
Worst Video Game of all time? According to OwlBoy, it's not Fester's Quest as we stated on show 114, but this game which managed to get a 1.0 ABYSMAL rating from Gamespot. In all the years, I've been surfing GameSpot, I've never seen that before. And quite frankly, I'm kind of upset that I did. BTW, you may want to check out the video of the game at the very bottom of the page just to see how really bad it is. Unreal! (Incidentally, just picked up Daxter for the PSP...great game! If you have a PSP, definitely check it out.)
If you really want to play some good games though, Wayne in the UK sends us this site that allows you to play Classic 80's Arcade games right from your desktop. Star Castle is in even in there! Woo Baby! Come on Sugar!
Remember when John Madden was Hot and Fast? Me neither. But Wayne thankfully reminds us.
From Chad: Hulk Sells Cars. The name says it all.
Also from Chad, he sends us his interpretation of the new Batwoman's new nemesis:
"Well a friend of mine and myself were talking about the new lesbian Batwoman and he wondered aloud about what her nemesis would be. He came up will Bull-Dyke and subsequently came up with Bull-Dogg. Here is my version of what she'd look like. Hopefully this will be my first ink and photoshop color project."See the image in all its glory here.
From Denny Blaze: He really is Blazin'. Good for him. Check out his latest music video via Doogtoons.
Monica from Jersey sends us the science/art link of the week. Aptly named: The Art of Science. And as we end on a high note, that does it for another LD: RWS. Keep the links comin' folks and be sure to check out the podcast.
Guten tag, Jawbone fans! We start off another summer blockbuster week with not one Caption This photo, but TWO Caption This photos -- one from Randy in OK and another from new papa, Chad from MATB. Somehow these two photos seems destined to be one with another. Thank the Lord that this blog allows them the opportunity to come together as soulmates. Have at it!
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Friday, June 09, 2006
Got this hilarious e-mail from Phillp today:
"Len, after reading the Show 114 comments about soccer, I followed Wayne in the UK's suggestion to take a look at http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com. I had a Richard-Dreyfus-in-Close-Encounters-staring-at-a-pile-of-mashed-potatoes moment when I saw a picture of the cup itself. It looked eerily familiar. Then it struck me: alien hand grasping the planet earth War of the Worlds style! NO!That is really strange, Phillip. In fact, I'm wondering if me singing "Tom Cruise Crazy" will end tragically with me and my entire family bludgeoned to death with one of these FIFA trophies. Let's hope not.
We Americans know and care nothing for soccer, and this may be our salvation! Perhaps we collectively sensed something that nobody else could. The Soccer Overlords may have already assimilated many of your soccer-crazed foreign listeners, but please get the word out! "
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Originally uploaded by spunkwhy.
"(this campaign)...hopes to expand its market share by, well, going after those that live the gay lifestyle and portraying that lifestyle in their ads."Discuss!
RUNNING TIME: 50:23
Video Game Album
Pac Man Fever
God of War
LockJaw Self Adjusting Pliers
Jonathan Coulton | Tom Cruise Crazy
The Ropes | Kill Her Off
Monday, June 05, 2006
Recently, I've gotten some pretty cool photos from fans and listeners and I thought I'd share two of them with you. The first is from Dan Burke who we featured at the end of show 111. They played a cover of Jonathan Coulton's song "First of May" in front of Swem Library at William and Mary. According to Dan, they got attention from various folks:
"We actually performed the song twice. The first time, no one was really listening and I think we scared away an old dude. The second time, we played for a really hot girl, and she enjoyed it."Hilarious. Lucky for us, they documented the event on black and white film and shared it with us. You can see a large version of their photo here.
Also, Steve from For What It's Worth shares a really cool photo of their travels to the Bigfoot Country and the Bigfoot Museum a few weekends ago. You can see a Bigfoot sized photo of their travels here.
Wayne from the UK sends us this video about the last time someone "made whoopee". It's pretty funny actually.
Also, Wayne wants to know: Are you an average homeboy? Take the test. This will count toward your final grade.
DJ Hojo send us this little dittty: Cosby Bebop. Oh, and are you part of the Secret Wars? Enlist now.
And remember the Ooze Squirtgun from a few weeks ago? It met the movie Office Space and here's what happened.
And that will do it for Link Dump this week...that should give you enough to do while you are supposed to be working on your GPS reports. Enjoi!
Nephew Marks continues providing the interesting science portion of Jawbone by sending us these videos (video one, video two and video three) that deal with hydrogen and water as the next fuel sources. Pretty cool stuff to see! Could this be THE FUTURE? You decide.
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Friday, June 02, 2006
Last but not least, Ben sends me this interesting take on the whole situation. Hilarious.
Thursday, June 01, 2006
DC Comics is resurrecting the classic comic book character as a lesbian, unveiling the new Batwoman in July as part of an ongoing weekly series that began this year. "She has some past connection with Bruce Wayne. And she's also had a past love affair with one of our lead characters, Renee Montoya."Thanks to Mark for the link.