Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It's time for COMIC CON 2009!!

Hey kids... it's that time of year again - July! Or, as we know it, Halloween in Summer.
It's time for Comic Con International in sunny San Diego, CA.

As always, we are going to be running late getting down there. But, no matter, so long as we check into our hotel before the next morning, and get some sleep... so we can grab out free breakfasts in the morning... we'll all be happier for it.

Stay tuned as I put the updates online of where we are, what we're doing, and who we're seeing (or who we're doing, um... whatever).

Monday, March 30, 2009

Bad Band Photos - Funny collection with funnier captions

Rock, blues, country, hip hop... no one is safe here. Not even family singing groups.
A friend sent me this link from Rock And Roll Confidential (Your Band Sucks) website. Awesome!

It's a list of photos that never should have been taken of bands of all genres.
What makes it great are the even funnier captions someone wrote for them.

Just so you get the ongoing inside jokes... "brick-walling" is a term to anyone who has ever posed by a brick wall (you know, to "look cooler"). It's consider a very bad trendy idea. Railroad tracks are the equivalent to brick walls as background decoration.

Click on the first photo in the top left corner. Then continue from there by clicking the arrow to the right (unless you want to go to the previous photo).

Top 10 Stupidest "Black Metal" Band Photos

"Top 10 Most Ridiculous Black Metal Pictures Of All Time"

Here is something that is sure to put a smile on your face. These are two webpages dedicated to the stupidest "Black Metal" band outfits / make-up.
I have to say that these two webpages are a cure for constipation. I about crapped myself a few times, laughing so hard at the sheer stupidity of everything on here.

Don't just look at the photos, read the commentaries. There are two especially funny comments on the first page -
Band ..2 - "What's with the shin guards? Since when does Satan have a hockey team?",
and also Band ..1 - "It looks like he punched a fucking procupine."

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Black Metal Pictures -

The Other Top 10 Most Ridiculous Black Metal Pictures -


Rules For Bands (taken from "Summer Of The Living Dead" site)

(The following was taken from a webpage called "Summer Of The Living Dead" which takes about the problems inherent in our musical culture today. It was actually written in 1995, but still seems to hold. The writer was a bit out there and wordy, but the ending - which is what I have reprinted - is rather amusing.)

The following set of rules for bands should be instituted worldwide as ironclad law (with stiff prison terms for violations and, in extreme cases, summary execution), through international plebiscite or, if necessary, an armed campaign of subjugation.

1) You may not record a new album simply to have some new product to promote so you can tour, then never play any of the songs.

2) You may not make a big deal of band members' newfound clean-and- soberness when drugs and alcohol were all that ever made your music listenable.

3) If you are a peace-and-love style folkie who has been revealed as a secret wife-beater, you are banned from touring and recording for life (this is the James Taylor rule).

4) If you ever recorded a song with references to Eastern religion, you may not accept more than $10 and a bowl of rice for any performance.

5) You may not advertise that your band contains "all original members" and proceed to list them if no one knew your names in the first place.

6) You may not reunite if your band has a three-letter name beginning with Y and ending with S.

7) You may not replace dead members of your reunited band with their children. (Julian Lennon, take note: you come near any of the Beatles and we're letting Mark Chapman out and giving him a howitzer.)

8) You may not use the name "'X' Brothers Band" for a band which no longer contains more than one brother (this is the Allman Brothers rule).

9) Backup bands of deceased star "Y" may not bill themselves as "The "Y" Band."

10) Only one farewell tour per band. We don't think that's too much to ask for. If we all work together we can lick this thing.

And remember, your mind is a room that you have to live in. Don't fill it up with crap.

Summer Of The Living Dead

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sony's New "Must Have" Product

The new Sony “Stupid Piece Of Shit”

Yet another "must have" product from the fine people at Sony (as brought to you by The Onion)