Monday, January 19, 2009


I made it here.

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Happy 63rd, Dolly!

Dolly Parton hits the big six-three today.

How well do you know your Dolly Parton jokes? Match questions 1 through 5 with punchlines a through d. Answers are provided below.

1. Have you seen Dolly Parton's feet?
2. What do you call the sweat on Dolly Parton's chest?
3. How can you catch Dolly Parton?
4. Where does Dolly Parton take her laundry?
5. How did Dolly Parton get two black eyes?

a. With a booby trap.
b. Burger King.
c. She went jogging.
d. Mountain Dew.
e. Neither has she.

Answer key: 1-e, 2-d, 3-a, 4-b, 5-c.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Sure, Why Not?

By me posting this link to a free download of Neko Case's new song, she'll donate five bucks to the Best Friends Animal Society.

When asked by the defunct magazine Harp to name three influences, Neko raved about Girl Trouble -- also one of my all-time faves. She hung out with them when they all lived in Tacoma and she go-go danced in their Cold Shoulder video, and she presumably inspired their song "Neko Loves Rock 'n' Roll." Like Girl Trouble's "My Hometown," Neko also paid tribute to their beloved burg in "Thrice All-American" ("it's a dusty old jewel in south Puget Sound"). By the same token, Girl Trouble was also a big influence on me -- their boss 'zine Wig Out! is what made me wanna write.

I like Neko too -- she figured prominently in the New Pornographers' kickass Mass Romantic album, and her "Star Witness" is one of my favorite songs in recent years.

So, yeah, save the kittens!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

We Hardly Knew Ye: Ron Asheton

Stooges guitarist dead at 60 -- read more here.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Mick Franken

Among the handful of Stones tributes and/or spoofs I've seen over the years, this one's the sharpest, and the funniest. Ladies and gentlemen, in the role of a cross-eyed, thick-butted, circa-'81 Mick Jagger, U.S. Senator-elect Al Franken (D-MN)...

Other notable works: Stuart Saves His Family and Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot.