If you're going to listen to a brass band play a waltz, it might as well be a joyously exuberant one, with a unabashed sense of humor and a firm conviction that notes were made to be bent. Right? Oh, and it might as well be played, by, say, a Texas Czech (yes, a Texas Czech) band. Right? OK then, here's Circling Pigeons Waltz
by the Joe Patek Band
of Shiner, Texas
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posted by flapjax at midnite
on Dec 31, 2013 -
Now listen dear children, and you will hear,
A story fantastic, a story so queer,
It's all about Santa, and his helpers three,
there's Hardrock, and Coco, and Joe.
Ooh dee-o laadee I laa-dee I-a,
Donner and Blitzen, away, away
Ooh dee-o laadee I laa-dee I-oh,
It's Hardrock, and Coco, and Joe.
- Frosty the Snowman (original)
Chicago Kids TV
posted by JHarris
on Dec 24, 2013 -
"'If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.' So goes the old saying. Yet conditions in some American facilities are so obscene that they amount to a form of extrajudicial punishment." Mother Jones is profiling "America's 10 Worst Prisons."
Facilities were chosen for the list based on "...three years of research, correspondence with prisoners, and interviews with reform advocates." [more inside]
posted by zarq
on May 14, 2013 -
This past weekend was Canadian Football League (CFL)'s title game -- for the Grey Cup. But almost as much as the game itself, a sideshow eruption of an old feud took centre stage this year. 48 years ago, Hamilton Ti-Cats' Angelo Mosca was widely ripped for having levelled BC Lions' running back Willie Fleming with a "questionable"
hit in the 1963 title match that took Fleming out of the game. Hamilton went on to win and BC's quarterback at the time, Joe Kapp, has apparently been fuming about the hit ever since. When he and Mosca appeared on stage together at this year's CFL Alumni Luncheon, it was game on all over again. (Some coverage has since suggested it was staged but a viewing of the video
, which has since gone viral, leaves that an open question. Mosca, who followed his football career with several years on the pro wrestling circuit
, swings a mean cane, while Kapp appears to have kept his right cross in form.)
posted by Mike D
on Nov 28, 2011 -
If you were to ask me "What is the most artistic
drum solo you've ever heard?", I'd say "You mean the one with the most exquisite sense of dynamics? One that doesn't bludgeon you over the head, but instead pulls you in with its subtlety and restraint? Where masterful technique is purely at the service of musicality
? That best conveys a musical vision and a deep understanding of the interrelationships of percussive timbre and tone that make up that remarkable instrument we call the drum set?" You'd say "Yeah." I'd say this
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posted by flapjax at midnite
on Sep 24, 2010 -
On a Friday in the waning months of the 20th century, a Macromedia employee was getting ready to meet with the creator of Beavis & Butthead
the next Monday to demonstrate Flash v.4's new feature, synchronized audio tracks – a feature he needed to learn over the weekend. So he put together the simplest model he could: a floating skull sans
lips, tongue or physique. The meeting was postponed, so the employee continued to spitshine the animation and put it on his website. His friends e-mailed their friends, and soon, everyone met a heavy-metal animated floating skull demon and his adorable little devil pal. Sparks had created Radiskull, who will kill you one by one
. (Atom) [more inside]
posted by MikeHarris
on Dec 22, 2009 -
Breakfast at Sulimay's with Bill, Moon, Joe and Ann: 1
featuring reviews of The Thermals, Joanna Newsom, The Decemberists, and Clipse. l
with The Knife, Deerhoof, and Paul Wall featuring 'lil Keke. l
with Asha, TI, Toby Mac.
with the Shins , !!!, and Common. l
with Bjork , Wilco , and Black Reble Motorcycle club. l
with Santogold, Portishead and Death Cab for Cutie!
more (v) yt
posted by vronsky
on Mar 12, 2009 -
"Authored by the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM), the Joint Operating Environment (JOE 2008
) outlines a strategic framework and forecasts possible threats and opportunities that will challenge the future joint force." One portion picked out by the media: Mexico and Pakistan are the two countries most likely to undergo "sudden collapse
". [more inside]
posted by 445supermag
on Jan 15, 2009 -
Joe Strummer Dies at 50.
Not exactly what I was hoping to get for Christmas... I have a feeling that my wife is going to be quite sick of Sandinista! and London Calling after today...
posted by badzen
on Dec 24, 2002 -
Did any other Metafilter parents (or other grown-up fans of children's television) catch Joe's introduction
on Blue's Clues tonight? I've always made an effort to watch whatever my son's watching, so I'm a little sad to see Steve go, but my four-year-old approves of the new host. I am very happy to see that Steve Burns has already moved on to new, exciting things
(including an upcoming album that features several members of the Flaming Lips
). The whole ordeal reminds me too much of the last time a beloved host
posted by Eamon
on Apr 29, 2002 -