The War Against Terror and the War, On Drugs
Two series of subtle yet completely bent digital art prints by Nigel Ayers.
Monsters of Myspace
From well known targets like the Brian Jonestown Massacre to unknown podunk metal bands, no one is spared the punishing rod on this hilarious assessment of online music's biggest offenders.
Top 50 Music Videos of 2005
With Aphex Twin, Jason Forrest, Gorillaz, and Steve Malkmus figuring into the top ten, so as to have an idea of where they're coming from. Includes links to watch every last entry.
Helping Hand Monkeys
Sure, one day they're helping feed disabled people, and the next thing you know, you're riding down the beach on a horse with a mute girl looking at a half-buried Statue of Liberty.
For the Jr. NWOBHM fan in your life.
Fantastic collection of artistic video clips constructed in "the eastern European style". Yeah.
Dude, Dwight Yoakam? Good times!
Do you think I look like Kevin Costner? I don't think I look like Kevin Costner
After a simple registration and a quick photo upload from your hard drive, this website will "analyze" your face (complete with cool "analyzation" graphic effect) and tell you what celebrity you most resemble. I tried it with 3 different pictures, including one where my face is almost entirely obscured by a dead fish, and each time I was told I look like Kevin Costner.
The Jaap Blonk Organ
Crank up speakers, mouse over entire middle row in one motion, imagine you are having heart attack.
Best Media Errors of '05
Including, but not limited to: "Norma Adams-Wade's June 15 column incorrectly called Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk a socialist. She is a socialite."
The Krautrock Album Database
A great resource, complete with tons of mp3 samples, and only slightly marred by the GIGANTIC FONTS used throughout, though to unintentionally hilarious effect when it offers the chance to LEARN HOW TO RATE THE ALBUMS IN THIS DATABASE!
Get your 90s Punk On
At the new Static Party MP3 blog, from the same fine folks who deliver the great Crud-Crud resource of strange and wonderful sounds. Although brand new with only scanty content at this point, this'll surely be a joy if you spent the 90s dwelling in the sub-sub Helmet/Blues Explosion realm.
No, not that kind.
This month's collection of
links were hunted and gathered by Evan "Funk" Davies, Listener Ian,
Brian Turner, Ken Freedman, Doron, and the editor.