Off of 2003's Dear Catasrophe Waitress
Me seeing Pavement in the rain last week? Incredible. Let's top it off with seeing Belle & Sebastian tonight while the remnants of a tropical storm named Nicole hits Williamsburg Waterfront. They best play I'm a Cuckoo or there might be a problem with a band of Scots and a wet Ryan.
(via Brookyln Vegan)
Deerhunter's Halcyon Digest is out today, you should get it in some form. Also I really like this picture of Bradford Cox, he kind of looks like a dinosaur.
An altered live version of the best Prince song ever, I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man. One question guys, how is Prince from this planet? Just sayin'.
Charlie's creepy Uncle and his weird thing with hands (and the whole "We're Lawyers" deal) is my 3rd favorite gif as of late... Right behind Katy Perry from SNL this week (watching Brian watch it during the Eagles game yesterday was the best) , and this cat with the sunglasses that is now the background of my phone.
(via The Daily What)
Joel Godard, give me a beat: Kind of expected but still unfortunate, Max Weinberg won't be back as Conan O'Brien's band leader on Conan come November. His replacement, Kevin Eubanks. (Or former Late Night announcer, Joel Godard). (via Vulture)
Video Hits One - Sleigh Bell's Infinity Guitars: Would it be too foward of me to ask Sleigh Bell's Alexis Krauss for her hand in marriage on this blog? Yeah, probably. But the video for Infinity Guitars is definitely what's up. (via Stereogum)
Favorite memory from the Pavement show, the lightning bolt right before Stereo: Pavement played Central Park's Summer Stage all week long, I was there on Wednesday, so were some people at The Awl. It was really really really good (and really wet and lightiningy). (via The Awl)
What does Cafe Amore mean? Oh, mediocre pizza: Don't get me wrong as I think both Bravo and Cafe Amore are the epitome of shitty pizza. But the only reason I tend to think Bravo Pizza is kind of better is that the temp agency I used to work for always catered luncheons at my job with Bravo pizza, and free pizza is always delicious. (via Slice)
Stuffy needs to be signed for the Giants' Offensive Line: I really hope that under that villainous hood, Eli's nemesis is Phillip Rivers. (via Oreo's youtube)
Regine... : Every time I see Arcade Fire, I'm always like "Regine is looking kind of cute," so yes Hipster Runoff, Regine Chassagne could be "the next female indie sex icon." (via Hipster Runoff)
Obligatory SplitSider Link - SNL Season 36 Fall Preview: SNL's upcoming host schedule is nuts - Poehler, Cranston, Lynch, Emma Stone, and Hamm. Also, the real David Patterson is going to be on the show tommorrow, CAN'T WAIT! (via Splitsider)
2 year old sings Sprout and the Bean off of Joanna Newsome's The Milk-Eyed Mender, just as adorable as the time those other kids sang Pavement's Stereo.
"1993: The significance of Michael Jordan's first three-peat is completely lost on 9-year-old Daniel Bouton, who is unable to get over the fact that he saw the Suns Gorilla dunk from the three-point line at halftime."(via The Onion)
Just imagine what would have happened if that kid saw the Suns Gorilla dunk through a ring of fire?
"Me: If a year ago you said community was the best show on nbc on thursdays, i'd call you a liar. Now the liar speaks the truth .
Brian: so true."
Yes, Fire Joe Morgan is back (for a day) at Deadspin. Ken Tremendous "gives it" to that Mitch Albom guy, and by "gives it" I mean he pretty much murders him on some article in which Albom was blaming fantasy baseball for this and that. Come on Albom, Fantasy Sports isn't going anywhere, let it go. Also, read the titties v. vorp article, this guy also "gets it". Deservedly so, too.
Two of everyone's favorite dudes, Will Arnett and Michael K Williams aka GOB from Arrested Development and Omar from the Wire returned to boob tube this week, albeit in different shows and possibly different roles (well, Steven Wilde might a well be GOB). in HBO's Boardwalk Empire and Fox's Running Wilde. Boardwalk (can I can it Boardwalk?) was as expected incredible with Buschemi being the best and all. The only small complaint I had was that I wanted more than like 5 seconds of Michael K Williams, I know The Wire wasn't all Omar-y from the start but come on, it's Omar in a suit, he needs screen time. And Running Wilde, oh Running Wilde. Some good GOB being a rich asshole jokes that got me laughing but definitely needs to find it's footing because I dunno if the "girl from Felicity and her daughter teach GOB how to love" show is going to work.
"Reid called Vick on Tuesday evening and told him he was starting. Vick was at a charity event. "It came as a complete surprise," a source close to Vick told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio."(via ESPN)
Move over Drew Brees, we have a new man of the year. Seriously, charity events? But so far in this two week old NFL season, Mike Vick is my story of the year, and we believe in Michael Vick and the Dream of Horses.
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Pavement played Gold Soundz off Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain on the Colbert Report last night. They play Central Park's Summerstage all week starting tonight, I'll be there tomorrow. CAN'T WAIT!
"J.J. Abrams and frequent collaborators Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Alias, Mission: Impossible 4) began pitching a comedic drama to the networks that would have Michael Emerson and Terry O'Quinn — a.k.a. Benjamin Linus and John Locke/Smokey — playing former black-ops agents."(via Vulture)
I'm a bootlegger, Jerry - Panda Bear Edition: You mean you weren't at the Panda Bear show with me on 9/11? Grab the bootleg from 9/11 from NYC Taper. (via NYC Taper)
And another reason to be a self loathing Yankee fan: Good news, Arod's top of the 9th home run to beat Buck Showalter's Orioles! Bad news, a lot of criminals have something in common, the interlocking NY. Seriously, couldn't these criminals be wearing Dallas Cowboy or Tampa Bay Rays fitted hats? (via NY Times)
It's Always Sunny - The Best of the Worst: Yay! It's Always Sunny came back on Thursday and Dennis Reynolds is MARRIED, MARRIED, MARRIED. Vulture runs down the worst thing each member of the Gang has done over the course of the last 5 seasons. (via Vulture)
Obligatory SplitSider link of the week: Seriously, Splitsider should be your new favorite blog. This week, Jefferson D'Arcy from Married with Children saves Christmas from Alec Baldwin's athiest brother in Christmas with a Capital C. (via SplitSider/The Awl)
You know I could use somebody... somebody to remind me of great links like this: On the way back or way to Panda Bear, Afif asked me if I checked out the Alt Report robot audio on the Alt Report. So I checked it out one day at work this week, and wow, it was epic. (via the Alt Report)
First, Win Bulter sleeps with the Alt Report Robot's Girl, now he's a "fucking hoopster": We know Win Bulter can throw down the rock dating back to that whole "Win Bulter stole my basketball" debacle and now he's on probably hitting threes over dudes on the Spurs who aren't Tim Duncan while wearing Pistol Pete jerseys. (via Deadspin)
Boo-urns, that Joaquin Phoenix documentary is a fake: Now where will we go for our all "is this dude for real" celebrity news? Oh, hello James Franco. (via Animal NY)
Manning. Bowl. 2: Giants roll into Indy after a sloppy win over the Carolina Panthers. Peyton and the Colts open up at home after getting Arian Foster'd and being upset by the Texans. Who you got? All I know is that the G-Men will at least cover. (via NY Mag Sports)
(via Gorilla Vs. Bear)
How did I celebrate 9/11? By seeing Animal Collective's Panda Bear at Governor's Island! Seriously, best 9/11 since 9/11/00. Man, Comfy in Nautica into Slow Motion, such a banger.
Being sick is dumb, guys*. What's not dumb is LOLSlater, and my dude, Rod Belding. Also is that a young Peyton Manning in the background?
* Word to the wise, don't go to gym without an umbrella when it's supposed to rain, and wonder why you have a crazy sore throat less than a day later.
Dear Andy Reid,
As you probably know, Michael Vick is the latest acquisition to my fantasy football team, The David Bowies (Sprawl 2: Bowies Beyond Bowies version). And since we both know that concussions and fantasy football victories are both very important issues, I urge you to start Mike Vick on Sunday. Go Eagles! Go Bowies! Go kind of heartwarming stories!
Just like on the track, Nicky Minaj KILLS IT on Monster with Kanye and Jay-Z at Jay's Home and Home concert with Eminem. Still kind of wish Justin Vernon was on stage with them at Yankee Stadium though, would have been insane.
It's a video about It's A Book: Some of you might disagree with me but when the day this video and book by Lane Smith that teaches kids about that bound paper form of communication otherwise known as a book becomes a reality, it's gonna be all types of horrible. (via Obsolete)
Rudy, Rudy, oh: According to Sega Genesis' Joe Montana Football's Joe Montana, that famous scene in 1994's Rudy where people are all like "Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!" and dudes are throwing down their jerseys didn't exactly happen like it did in 1975's real life. (via Animal New York)
Answer - Burt Cooper, kind of f-ed: Question - What if fictional Burt Cooper really had one testicle in the 1930s - 1940s? Also, Mad Men was on some next next level shit last week, but you already knew that. (via Basket of Kisses)
He's still on fire: The rosters for the NBA's Eastern Conference teams in NBA Jamincluding current stars as A'mare Stoudimire, Leborn, D-Wade, John Wall, and Jarrett Jack. But the bigger and better news is Jam is now all about legends and mascots such as Patrick Ewing, John Starks, Dennis Rodman, Manute Bol, AI, and THE RAPTOR in the upcoming must buy for the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, and the PS3. (via ESPN)
Date with Ikea if done by cats and not Pavement: Okay, imagine a 100 cats let loose at an Ikea. Alright, got an idea in your head? It's no where near as awesome as it really came out. (via Gizmodo)
We (me) really like SplitSider (and Louis CK too): 2010 is really Louis CK's year and truth be todld, I don't think I could like FX's Louie as much as I already do. Another thing I really liking is The Awl's new comedy blog, SplitSider which is where said Louis CK article from and "holy cow," it's great. (via SplitSider)
G-Mennnnnnnnnnnnn: I don't think I've been looking forward to a day like I am looking forward to this Sunday in forever, with football really starting with the Giants opening up the new Giants Stadium against the Carolina Panthers. My thoughts on the upcoming season? What Will Leitch said. (via NY Mag)
So imagine a music video for several tracks of Girl Talk's Night Ripper set to like every internet gif ever and you still wouldn't complete grasp Cache Rules Everything Around Me. Also that Jay Z/Ricky Gervais gif is still the best.
These predictions are never right but Eli Manning hanging with Diddy is never wrong.
New England 11-5
New York 9-7*
Tennessee 9-7 *
San Diego 11-5
Kansas City 6-10
New York 10-6*
Green Bay 14-2
New Orleans 13-3
San Francisco 11-5
St Louis 5-11
AFC - Pats, Ravens, Colts, Chargers
NFC - Cowboys, Packers, Saints, 49ers
AFC Jets, Titans
NFC Giants, Vikings
Ravens over Jets
Packers over Vikings
Packers over Ravens
We here at OAB (me) love great album art, we(me) love tacos, and we (me) also love the Hood Internet. So what's not to love about AlbumTacos.tumblr.com? We also love Pinkerton but Weezer's new record, Hurley yuck.
"Q: Beyond your stand-up gigs, what’s next for you?
A. I’m going to do this sports show. It’s like a “Daily Show” for sports that they’ll put on Comedy Central. It’s supposed to be weekly. They eventually want to do it daily, but I don’t. It’s very hard to make something funny every day."
Yes. Yes. Yes.
He slipped on nuts: I only watched the online clip of Jon Glaser on Fallon but Aziz Ansari mentioned that the Roots played Glaser out the the Slipnuts theme song from that Conan skit from what seems like 8 million years ago. Like seriously, Conan hosting Late Night seems like 15 million years ago. But anyway, watch the clip as Glaser, Osama Bin Diesel and some other guy slip on some nuts at a Slipknot concert at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford and black shirts look on in disgust. (via Aziz Ansari)
Oh yeah, Glaser was on Late Night: As mentioned above, Glaser was on Fallon and he was played out to the Slipnuts theme but did I mention that he was wearing a motorcycle jump suit with Jon's Delocated mask with the stars and stripes and sang Philadelphia Freedom? Okay, I did right now. Anyway, Glaser is THE BEST. Seriously, he's all caps the best and you should all be watching Delocated. (via Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)
The Breeders if the Breeders' guitars sounded like Lasers: Check out the Sweet Bulbs song, Kissing Clouds, it's really good. If the laser Breeders description didn't win you over, maybe the Sweet Bulbs song, Springstung will. (via Gorilla vs. Bear)
How much Bradford Cox is too much Bradford Cox?: Check out the video for Helicopter off of Deerhunter's forthcoming, OAB most anticipated, Halcyon Digest. (via Deerhunter's Halcyon Digest site)
The R(oom)PG: Saturday Sharing would have been done like two hours earlier if I didn't spending a good portion of my morning playing Newgrounds' The Room game. Oh hi, RPG Denny. (via TDW)
Judge Freedom? You cannot judge Freedom: Truth be told, I'm reading Jonathan Frazen's Freedom and it's the first book that I had a guy who I'd describe as "future Ryan" come up to me and ask me how it is. And since I'm only 40 or so pages in, I felt I couldn't give an adequate response to "future Ryan" or side with either Sam Maclaughan or Dustin Kurtz on whether it's the book of our generation or just a 700 page waste of time. (via The Awl)
Bought - It's Always Sunny coloring book: OAB Confession, while I am reading a 700 page novel but I am also buying coloring books based on FX sitcoms and plan on coloring the shit out of Dennis Reynolds. (via It's Always Sunny Tumblr)
Pitchfork places Nirvana's Smells like Teen Spirt at 13 and Pavement's Gold Soundz at 1 on their top songs of the 90s countdown, what kind of world are we living in? A world that I like living in, that's for sure.