Friday, December 31, 2004

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"mediocre generica tabs"??? "i want to find some crappy music so that i can play it for myself!"


now, "cool 2004 tax loopholes forum" or "tomasita's green chili," i can get behind.

Thursday, December 30, 2004

for posterity, i'll post this bundle of SXSW photos that i got from my friend pauliehoff...

a really cute photo of myself and dutcher...

dutcher, matthew and walter...

hayden and i, evidently arguing about something intriguing as dutcher watches on, intrigued:

bethany and me!

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

adam gives us this link to satellite images of parts of the world, including the Sri Lankan coastline -- eerie before-and-after shots showing the effect of the horrendous tsunami that hit last sunday.

additionally, adam helpfully provides a comprehensive list of aid agencies taking donations for tsunami victims' aid. as soon as that paycheck rolls in, i plan to hit a few with some dollars...

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

RIP, Susan Sontag

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

awwww...some holiday cheer! Scared of Santa photo gallery

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

oh this is too good not to keep on hand, probably over in the side bar...

ukulele boogaloo songbook

Date announced for new Harry Potter Novel

well, it's about time! and not soon enough. well, whatever, i'm still waiting with bated breath...

something i've been wondering a lot about lately, but not having time to research, here's one good resource: Save Social Security: Where Do Your Legislators Stand?

Monday, December 20, 2004

Your Dominant Intelligence is Musical Intelligence

Every part of your life has a beat, and you're often tapping your fingers or toes.
You enjoy sounds of all types, but you also find sound can distract you at the wrong time.
You are probably a gifted musician of some sort - even if you haven't realized it.
Also a music lover, you tend to appreciate artists of all kinds.

You would make a great musician, disc jockey, singer, or composer.

What Kind of Intelligence Do You Have?


from that colored fella

Saturday, December 18, 2004

okay...just one more...

a different drum.

and we hadn't even played this one since october!! yes, we rock. we so do.

lynn, john, and wendy gettin' down...

...and then we pulled out the handbells...all havoc broke loose!

here we are, singin' around the piano...

and then of course, me and my glory, whilst singing "babydoll," my very own song!

for whatever reason, there are no good photos of matt available. and i don't want him thinking he's not a great, yea, even a photogenic drummer. so please, matt, accept my apologies. we'll have an all-drummer photo shoot one of these days. just you and the camera, baby. LOVE the camera!

from tonight's show, i present: strawberry.

(listen to how cool wendy sounds, how great john sounds when he comes in with his crunchy guitar on the second verse! and all the rest of us are right on, of course!)

Friday, December 17, 2004

okay, i'm sorry. please forgive me for posting that last song. here's a better one, with a better video, to boot!

(yeah, it's kinda depressing. but really good! i love the flies. they make the whole video.)

while you're anxiously awaiting the casting couch's secret amazing christmas song (to be unveiled at the show tonight!), sate your questing holiday spirit with the second-best holiday song ever!

from chris dove. you'll have to decide whether or not you want to thank him.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

prepping for the big show...

and AT the show, which turned out really well, the whistles and bells (quite literally) all sounded faboo!

and of course, the marquee shot!


Wednesday, December 15, 2004

from Elizabeth McQueen:

Austin’s Elizabeth McQueen and The Firebrands get “Happy” on New CD

Austin, TX—The American Bands Doing English Music Are Coming!! The American Bands Doing English Music Are Coming!! Well maybe only one is. Elizabeth McQueen, Austin’s Roots Music Darling, and her band The Firebrands have completed their new tribute to the music of England’s pre-punk/pre-new wave roots music scene known as “pub rock.” Paying homage to such great acts as Graham Parker, Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Squeeze and many others, this new CD titled “Happy Doing What We’re Doing” fizzles and pops with upbeat tunes culled from these English greats. Named after a Brinsley Schwarz song, the CD starts off with infectious pop courtesy of the pen of Ducks Deluxe and never lets up until the final strains of Dr. Feelgood’s “That’s It I Quit” have died away. Street cred (or is that pub cred?) is even provided in the person of Austin de Lone—original member of Eggs Over Easy, the original pub rock band—who guests on the CD.

McQueen’s musical quest for pub rock fame began with 2003’s “The Fresh-Up Club” released on Gravitron Records. She was soon after spotted playing her own brand of contagiously happy roots rock at venues coast to coast as well as in Europe.

This sophomore release from McQueen and company is scheduled for a February 22, 2005 on Freedom Records, the eclectic indie that brought the world debut CDs by The Derailers, Jon Dee Graham and Beaver Nelson. Distribution will be handled by City Hall Distribution and Texas Music Round-Up.

Look for regional and national dates to follow. Or just check down at the local pub!

To request an advance copy of the CD or just to chat about the good old days when music was music, contact David Sanger at 512-480-0765/ email info@lazysob.com or Elizabeth McQueen at 512 971-5767/ email elizmcqueen@yahoo.com. And check www.elizabethmcqueen.com for more info on Elizabeth and the band.

I'm tellin' ya, she rocks. an' she's playin' my wedding! so go check her out!

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

read melissa's latest domestic disturbance!!

this one hits close to home, for me.

more later. right now, i'm off to see ray wylie hubbard! who--hoo!!

official notice:

the casting couch will be performing two shows this week, and you should come see and hear one or both of said shows...

Wednesday, Dec. 15th at Room 710 - 9:30 - A musical extravaganza - playing along with fluffers union, cue, and band X (no, that is not the name of the fourth band. no, i have not done adequate research)

Friday, Dec. 17th at Hole in the Wall (10:30) - the casting couch and fluffers union. that's right, kids, It's Euphemistic Band Name Night at the hole! a fun time will be had by all.

Come join us and see what new goodies we have for you. Perhaps some Christmas carols have been arranged! Perhaps at least one has! Perhaps it is still in the process of being arranged! Surprises are in store for all who seek them! Ho ho ho! Etc.

OH! Don't forget to check out our super-mega-new-and-improved website if you have not done so already! it's www.onthecastingcouch.com

see you soon,
the casting couch

the sporadic blogger strikes again!!!

molly ivins: Social Security suicide.

Monday, December 06, 2004

latest earworm: "mystery turtle".

from maggie osterberg. she da bomb!

oh, dear.

Your Boobies' Names Are: Silk and Satin

Get your own Boobie Names

Saturday, December 04, 2004


link from spidra!

Thursday, December 02, 2004

so are ya still pissed off about this last election? wanna do something that can make a difference? how about a boycott? this is as good a place to start as any.

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