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CBT – Free MP3s – Sleater-Kinney Thursday, May 31, 2007

Posted by athleticsupporter in athleticsupporter, music, rock & roll.


The RIAA is cracking down on people these days for grabbing copyrighted songs. That doesn’t mean you need to go pony up money to get your groove on, it just means you have to be more creative in where you look for music (legally**).

Today, we are gonna pimp out NPR, who has an ongoing concert series where they post performances from both well known and lesser known artists for download and streaming.

This week we have a seriously badass punk/rock trio from Washington State, Sleater-Kinney (wikipedia). SK is: Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss.

This performance is from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. on 08/03/2006. One notable thing about this performance is that it is one of the band’s last gigs. They stopped performing together as of 08/12/2006.

Downloads, streaming, and more info after the jump…

The Most Cromulent Simpsons Episodes of All-Time: #10 Thursday, May 31, 2007

Posted by cdnmoose in CDNMoose, the simpsons, total cromulence, TV.

Not since Navin R. Johnson got the new phonebook has anyone been so excited over something so…uneventful.

And yet I can’t help but fake-scream: The Top 10 is here! The Top 10 is here!

Yes my friends, this is a very special entry indeed. Not only are we cracking the Top Ten, but we’re a mere 64 sleeps until “The Simpsons Movie” arrives.

In bonus news, 64 is *by far* my favourite centred triangular number. By. Far.

Anyway, today’s entry contains a 50-second section that I still look at and smile, but at the time I know I watched with actual tears streaming down my actual face. Man, that was fun-nay back in the day.

To find out what makes me cry (other than the dolphins), please come with me and we will debate why Germany is a superpower, despite not getting money from the US.


Real World Vegas Reunion – Buckle the Fuck Up! Thursday, May 31, 2007

Posted by The NY Kid in Fuck You Nibbles, MTV, reality TV, undergroundBTO.

So last night the first episode of the Real World Las Vegas: Reunion season aired, and it sure was feisty. I was pretty disappointed to learn (on the Casting Special) that the “season” would only last two weeks, but based on last night’s performance there is still a ton of potential for death and herpes. Follow me after the jump for all the bloody details.


Traveling Exploits: No. Sleep. ‘Til Beckley Thursday, May 31, 2007

Posted by Suss-- in gordonshumway, Pants Party!, suss, Suss Travels More Than You.

Wow. So this is what Ohio looks like. Tuesday night and last night marked the first consecutive nights I fell asleep in my own bed. While I reacquaint myself with the gadgets this place has — wow! a fridge! — let’s rewind back to a notable Pants Party that occured under the radar of the collective inseam of DeadOn and Deadspin. (more…)

Your Morning Rock – May 31st, 2007 Thursday, May 31, 2007

Posted by Jerkwheat in jerkwheat, music, music video, Your Morning Rock.

I apologize for the lack of my regular features this week (well, except for YMR – it’s still rolling) but it’s one of those weeks where the real world is keeping me super busy. Next week should be a return to normality and the good news is that it’s already Thursday. Let’s have a nice, relaxing YMR shall we?

Tied to the 90s: 10 1990s songs I was reminded of by listening to Sirius 24-Lithium Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Posted by Yostal in 90s rock, DeadOn's Resident Pop Culture Historian, Gen X&Y, Reasons why I am single, Tied to the 90s, Yostal.

Tied to the 90s

Welcome back to “Tied to the 90s“, a not-very complete guide to a decade that was. I’m your host, Yostal, and once more, I’ll be taking you through the pop culture landscape of the 1990s. If you have any suggestions for future columns, please email me at GoinYostal@gmail.com or leave me a comment.

This week’s edition comes to us from my favorite new toy, Sirius Satellite Radio. Having just picked up my first new car in almost a decade, one of the things that I adore in it is my six-month trial subscription to Sirius. I had never fully grasped why someone would need satellite radio, but having had it for a little over two months now, I can definitely see the appeal. Just look at Sirius 24-Lithium. All 90s alternative and grunge. Talk about a channel right in my wheelhouse, this channel has so many of my favorites, and some nice surprises, mostly in songs I had not thought about in a long time. So now, a list of 10 songs that I was reminded of by listening to Sirius 24. However, for the purposes of this list, I have only selected songs that are available to be downloaded from iTunes, as so not to create a tease by telling you about them, only to not give you access to them.) (By the way, an awesome site, you can see what Sirius 24 has played for the last four hours by clicking here.)


Inferno III – Everyone Hates Aneesa Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Posted by The NY Kid in Fuck You Nibbles, MTV, reality TV, undergroundBTO.
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As we all know, the Good Guys were devastated last week by the loss of Timmy after he was disqualified in the Inferno, and his announcement that he is retiring made them all extremely despondent. Follow me after the jump to see if any of them fashioned a noose out of shoelaces and ended it all.


Real World Vegas Reunion – The Casting Special Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Posted by The NY Kid in Fuck You Nibbles, MTV, reality TV, undergroundBTO.

Although they called this the “Casting Special”, that seems a bit of a misnomer since they didn’t really have to “cast” anyone. It’s a reunion show, for fuck’s sake! Before the new season of the Real World begins, we are treated to a retrospective of what happened 5 years ago when the cast filmed their original season, as well as some discussion of what the cast has been doing since their season ended. Follow me after the jump for all of the juicy details.


Your Morning Rock – May 30th, 2007 Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Posted by Jerkwheat in jerkwheat, music, music video, Your Morning Rock.
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Sorry for missing ya yesterday, glad to hear you kids treated Mr. Yostal well. I’m back from quasi-vacation and I’m ready to rock. Let’s start off with some good old fashioned YMR.

DeadOn Goes To The Movies Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Posted by The Fan's Attic in athleticsupporter, BowdenBowdenBowden, CDNMoose, just some poor attempts at humor, Lady Andrea, more indepth than probably need-be, new movie releases, The Fan's Attic, Things too long to read.

As the summer movie season rolls along, we here at DeadOn are committed to giving our readers critical, well-thought analysis because we don’t want you to waste your hard-earned money on bad movies, long lines and spending time with inordinate amounts of teenagers.  That and we can’t get enough of seeing our own words in the blogosphere.   We are bound and determined to be the eyes and ears for our readers….  Well, at least the eyes and ears for the 85 other writers on this website, who account for most of our readers. 

The big movie this week was Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World’s End starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom.  And without further ado…


Table For Two? Better Make It One Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Posted by Suss-- in (You Didn't) Ask DeadOn, athleticsupporter, BowdenBowdenBowden, CDNMoose, Clare, goathair, jerkwheat, JukeboxHero, Lady Andrea, Len Bias Cocaine Surplus, Lingering Bursitis, suss, svpimh, The Fan's Attic, undergroundBTO, Yostal.

Three day weekend? You better believe we all participated in some kind of cookout. Or, failing that, we at least ate some kind of food with our loved ones.

In one of the worst transitional nut grafs in (You Didn’t) Ask DeadOn’s brief history, we now bring you to this week’s question for the DeadOntourage:

What restaurant would cause you to break up with your significant other if they didn’t like eating there?

In actuality, no committed relationships were fractured in the making of this week’s installment. Any recent breakups are purely coincidental and we hold no responsibility for hearts broken.


Your Morning Rock – May 29th, 2007 Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Posted by Yostal in jerkwheat, music, music video, rock & roll, Yostal, Your Morning Rock.

Good morning ladies…and gentlemen, I’m Mr. Yostal and I’ll be your substitute teacher for “Your Morning Rock” today.

Mr. Jerkwheat has left me very specific instructions as to what does and does not go on here, so don’t try and think you can pull anything on me. If you try anything, I will make you pay in a way that you cannot possibly imagine. Are we clear? Are we clear? Good…then this will go just splendidly.

You know I didn’t mean, what I just said, but my God woke up on the wrong side of this bed…and it just don’t matter now….


Oh screw it…here’s a second video, just because I can and I loves me some Neko Case…

Playoff Beards Don’t Lie: Finals Preview Monday, May 28, 2007

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Sens 1927 Stanley Cup RingBecause the Stanley Cup Finals start tonight, because it’s a slooow Holiday day at DeadOn’s U.S. offices, because Deadspin has a “real” finals preview up, and because there was no new “Sopranos” last night (I felt the need to post *something*), I bring you today’s news in playoff beards.

You see, I’m a Canadian, and I’m a big hockey fan (which may of course be redundant) and every year, I grow a playoff beard to support my team (before you ridicule me as being totally retarded, I have three words for you: Cindy Lou Who).  

“So, Moose…who’s your team?”

Before I answer that, here’s some quick back story: Vancouver got the Canucks soon after I was born in Victoria. Calgary and Edmonton got teams right when I moved to Red Deer (aka “the piss break when driving between Calgary and Edmonton”). Then I moved to Ottawa in ’92, right when the Senators came into our lives. As such, I am routinely scouted by the cities of Portland, Las Vegas and Kansas City to move there for expansion purposes (you should see the gift baskets).

Anyway, yeah, I’ve lived in Ottawa exactly as long as the team has been here, and have been a season ticket holder since day one. I travel to see them on the road whenever I can and as such, I have been booed, punched and, yes, pissed on in enemy rinks all across North America for wearing Sens colours. Good times, indeed.

In short, I am a pretty enormous Sens fan (in both team passion and in overall girth).  

As a fan of hockey’s “playoff chokers”, that means most years the beard never makes it past the “whispy awkward teenager” stage as the Senators wave to the teams passing them on their journey to the cup. This year? I’m a friggin’ lumberjack (and that’s okay). And though I cannot wait to shave off this itchy motherfucker, the fact that it is getting nice and bushy is a growing good news omen for my favourite team (with each passing day, it makes me look a little more like Happy Gilmore’s caddy…but, you know, fatter).

Oh, fun fact: I married my wife expressly because her Grandfather won a Stanley Cup ring with the 1927 Ottawa Senators that has been passed down to her (pictured, above). It’s my dowry.

Anyway, here’s a Senators finals preview, in case you’re stuck at work and bored today…


Memorial Day Salute the Troops Monday, May 28, 2007

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Memorial Day is here again and while you celebrate the unofficial start of adamsiraqpicsmarch-may06-07.jpgsummer with drunken debauchery at cookouts, our servicemen and women are over seas fighting for us. We really couldn’t ask them for more, they have already given us freedom and a day off from work, but they are givers goddamnit! Our troops won’t rest until we are free from both terror and boredom, which is why I bring to you the best our boys have to offer. Sit, back and enjoy these videos, and feel free to bust out the ol’ USA! USA! chant at appropriate times, and don’t forget to donate to our friends over at the the Adam Knox Fund.


Saturday Afternoon Standup – Jim Carey CSI: Miami Special Saturday, May 26, 2007

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Little change of pace this week. I wanted to put up a bunch if clips from the 1996 Dana Carvey HBO Critics’ Choice special, but youtube is sorely lacking in that department. Instead I bring to you a clip from Letterman of Jim Carey making fun of the ridiculous one liners delivered by Caruso at the start of each episode.

Hit the jump for a compilation of actual openings to CSI: Miami, complete with The Who. It does not disappoint.


New Movie Releases – Weekend of 5/25/07 Friday, May 25, 2007

Posted by Tuffy in movies, new movie releases, tuffy.

…and Disney execs feel fine

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley

Pitch: The Enchanted Tiki Room movie didn’t make it out of turnaround, so I guess we’ll have to make the most popular movie of the year instead. sigh.

Synopsis: Pirates flirt, fight, and fey their way through a lumbering three hour film.

Target Market: People that like rollicking. Are you a rollicker? You look like a rollicker.

Why You Should See This Movie: You haven’t stopped masturbating since you saw Johnny Depp on “21 Jump Street”.

Also releasing:

There is one interesting bit of counter-programming this weekend:
BugAshley Judd continues her quiet tour de force as a woman on the run, hiding out in the Rustic Motel with Michael Shannon. Both struggle with inner demons that manifest as a bug problem. Or is it more…? (Warning: Harry Connick Jr. plays another psychopath. Please, I’m begging you, Hollywood: send him back to Louisiana. For America’s sake. Please.)

Your Morning Rock – May 25th, 2007 Friday, May 25, 2007

Posted by Jerkwheat in jerkwheat, music, music video, Your Morning Rock.

Well, I’m off to the airport and will touch down in Detroit around 11:30 or so. I won’t be back until Monday night so you won’t see another YMR til Tuesday. Enjoy the long weekend everyone. May your favorite adult beverage be flowing like water! Let’s have a little fun with today’s selection…


CBT – Free MP3s AOL Videos Thursday, May 24, 2007

Posted by athleticsupporter in athleticsupporter, music, rock & roll, the balls.

Something a little different this week for your free music fix.

AOL, for the past few years, has been doing a thing they call “Sessions”. Occasionally these tracks make it out to iTunes or see some MTV time, but they have them all available on their website for your viewing**.

Many artists (but not all) go the route of stripping the songs down, and the performances are usually pretty good. And in the case of Maroon 5’s acoustic treatment, even better than their new album.

Links after the jump..

The 20 Most Cromulent Simpsons Episodes of All-Time: #11 Thursday, May 24, 2007

Posted by Shakarean Hutchinson in Not better than the SOFTBALL EPISODE, SA, the balls, the simpsons, total cromulnce, TV.
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10 more weeks until “The Simpson Movie” graces the big screen and we run out to see it. I’m going to try and wash all that bad season finale karma off of us by giving you the 11th most cromulent episode of the show ever and ever and always.

One of the advantages of being poor is that you never go anywhere during the holidays/vacations times of the year. Be honest, looking back at your childhood, was those family trips to Disney World or the Grand Canyon that great? I think not. Well, I never had to worry about any of that shit. I also didn’t sign up for any of those little leagues or go through the premise of our next episode. And to be honest, I don’t think I missed a damn thing. There was nothing better than running around playing tag with your friends from the neighborhood on a July evening underneath the night lights, the humidity getting to you like a motherfucker but a slight breeze coming in from the ocean. You may scoff now, but when you were 8? That that was the life.

So while our next episode is a good one, bah on it as well. Kids don’t need to go away for the summer. They need to live it up without expectations for as long as they can. Cause once they hit high school it all goes down the shitter. (more…)

American Idol: Sparks, they are a flyin’ Thursday, May 24, 2007

Posted by ladyandrea in American Idol, Lady Andrea, reality TV.

Holy balls, a two hour results show. I’m here with you, gang. I’ll talk about the good, the bad and the unlistenable. This is going to be even worse than the 3-hour Survivor. The only way the American Idol finale could be more awful would be if Blake and Jordin had to go on a “Fallen Idols” walk and then burn the Idol stage in effigy. Actually, that would be pretty cool. As Seacrest gets us started, I type, “If someone has to sing with Meatloaf again, I’m gonna be pissed. That was terrifying.” Turns out I’m not that far off. But we’ll get to that in hour 27. There are many “celebrities” with us tonight, including Jeff Foxworthy, Michael Chiklis (WTF?) and Teri Hatcher’s Skeleton. (more…)