Your Weekend Justice #186: Android Has No Baklava

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck, which welded your car doors shut because it wanted to see you try and get in through the windows. Except it also welded your shoes to the floor. Sorry.

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Starsky and Hutch

Agenda:

  • Revelations beyond just diet soft drinks
  • Jon’s studio destruction
  • “Studio” size enhancement
  • A North American Zune…in the wild, even
  • Polka karaoke
  • Fringe f*ckery
  • SPOILERS: American Horror Story
  • Jon is the Sound Board
  • Widge’s television report
  • Transporter the Series
  • Steampunky Brewster
  • Converting to the iPhone and fun with Android
  • Not into comics
  • Walking Dead the game and bye-bye, showrunner
  • House of Cards
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  • By | 2017-09-24T22:28:27+00:00 January 25th, 2013|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|0 Comments

    Music Tuesday: Pogues, Nick Cave, A.C. Newman & More…

    Shane MacGowan of the Pogues, live at the Olympia in Paris

    Widge here. Yes, it’s late but I’ve been sick as hell and even though Monday is gone where I am, dammit, we still need music. So, you know what? It’s time to make the donuts. More music picks for your Monday whenever. Rob’s leading the charge because I’m hopped up on meds. More than usual, I mean. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

    First up, Rob throws down with the excellent Pogues in Paris. He says, “A great 2CD or DVD or Blu-Ray set featuring a Pogues concert from 2012. A great liner booklet is also included.” I’ve included “If I Should Fall From Grace With God” below for your dancing and dining pleasure. It’s available in umpteen different formats–and a CD/DVD limited edition combo is available, but that’s Amazon UK, just FYI. Your cheapest bet is the MP3 bundle of both CDs for less than $10. (Amazon: Blu-Ray; CD; DVD; MP3; Vinyl. Amazon UK: CD/DVD Combo.)

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:28:28+00:00 January 22nd, 2013|Music Whenever|0 Comments

    Music Monday: Jukebox the Ghost, Sillyboy, The 1975 & More…

    Jukebox the Ghost

    More music picks for your Monday. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

    First up, yet another song that I have no idea how I first ran across it: it’s “Don’t Let Me Fall Behind,” by Jukebox the Ghost. They’re a trio out of Brooklyn that, if Wikipedia is to be believed (and why not, for it’s always right), got their names by combining bits from Captain Beefheart and Nabokov. That just makes one’s head ache. After the break, they’re performing the song live at WFUV from last September. It’s a little raw but it gets the point across. It’s tasty. This is from their album Safe Travels and the MP3 version’s currently only $5. (Amazon: CD; MP3; Vinyl.)

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:28:29+00:00 January 14th, 2013|Music Whenever|1 Comment

    Music Monday: Milk Carton Kids, Beans on Toast, Burial & More…

    Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale

    More music picks for your Monday. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

    We begin this week with Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale, aka The Milk Carton Kids performing “Permanent.” I was wondering why the video has their individual names and not the duo name, but apparently they came up with the name later. And while the version I had originally heard was taken from Ryan’s solo EP, Kenter Canyon, you can find the live version with the two of them together on Retrospect. (From Amazon: Kenter: MP3; Retrospect: CD; MP3) Although, psst…they do give away music on their site.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:28:32+00:00 January 7th, 2013|Music Whenever|0 Comments

    Headsup: The Fish and Balloons Are Coming Right At Me!

    There’s a lot of stuff that comes out all the time, and the companies are want your attention and mostly…your coin. But, you know, it’s your coin and you have to take care where you spend it. With these posts we try to take you through recent releases so you can make up your mind. If you find the info here to be of use, do us a favor and purchase stuff from Amazon through us. Especially if you were going to buy the stuff anyway. That gives us kickbacks, which help pay for things. Like the server. And coffee. And therapy. We thank you.

    Finding Nemo 3D Blu-Ray
    Up 3D Blu-Ray

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:28:34+00:00 December 31st, 2012|Headsup|0 Comments

    The Story of Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas”

    White Christmas

    Make no mistakes about it; the version of “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby is the heavyweight champion of the world. Although over five hundred artists have recorded Irving Berlin’s classic song none of them can even begin to hold a candle to Crosby’s version, which has sold over fifty million copies and remains the best selling single of all time. It has withstood the test of time to become one of the most significant American recordings in history.

    The song has simple but contradictory beginnings. We do know that the great American composer Irving Berlin wrote it in 1940 either in Arizona at the Biltmore Hotel or at the La Quinta resort (note: no relation to the chains of today) that served as a getaway for many of Tinseltown’s luminaries. The latter is more likely.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:28:36+00:00 December 24th, 2012|Stimuli|0 Comments

    Music Monday: Modestep, Bad Veins, How to Dress Well & More…

    Modestep

    More music picks for your Monday. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

    We begin with Modestep, whose debut album, Evolution Theory, is apparently out in January. Here, they enter the BBC Live Lounge last year to cover some Coldplay with excellent results:

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:28:55+00:00 December 10th, 2012|Music Whenever|2 Comments

    RIP: Dave Brubeck

    Dave Brubeck at piano

    Your friend and mine, Jonathan Maberry, mentioned that it’s been a rough week for the good guys. And we have now lost one of the best.

    As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, my first memory is of music: Bob Dylan’s “Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again.” The musical artist that I heard next was either Miles Davis or Dave Brubeck. So when he came to my hometown for a concert and I got to meet Dave Brubeck and shake his hand, I was gobsmacked. Apart from my immediate family, Brubeck was one of the people I had known for as long as I could remember. I have never been without a copy of the album Time Out. When one mysteriously dematerializes from my possession, I replace it. It’s Just How Things Operate.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:28:57+00:00 December 6th, 2012|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Music Monday: Bat For Lashes, Alt-J, Helldorado & More…

    Bat For Lashes

    More music picks for your Monday, curated by Rob & Widge. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

    Rob: The Haunted Man, this deep new third album from the Mercury Prize-Nominated Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) highlights her growth as a songwriter who is not afraid to speak her mind. She got there by drawing and illustrating her thoughts, resulting in songs that are dark, sparse and filled with resonance and emotion. The album’s two singles, “Laura” and “All Your Gold” show just how good she can be at making her point and framing it in melody and vibrant instrumentation.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:28:57+00:00 December 3rd, 2012|Music Whenever|0 Comments

    Music Monday: Metric, Sigur Ros, Union of Knives & More…

    Metric in acoustic mode

    More music picks for your Monday. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

    Oh, Metric. You with your Emily Haines and your devastating cover versions. And your cover of the Tom Waits-penned Marianne Faithfull classic, “Strange Weather,” makes me want to drink almost as much as the two better known cited versions. Just perhaps a lighter whisky. Just keep covering the songs and killing us softly. No, we’re fine, thanks.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:29:00+00:00 November 26th, 2012|Music Whenever|1 Comment