Wil Wheaton, big Damned fan

By that I mean he’s a fan of our beloved band The Damned.

One his blog, he posted a list of songs that played on his iPod.

This afternoon, while I drove around town doing some errands, the following songs came up in the following order:

Tool – Stinkfist
REM – Driver8
The Damned – New Rose
Charlie Parker – Relaxin’ with Lee
Wilco – Summerteeth
Joy Division – Atmosphere

It’s like it was reading my mind, man.

If it was “reading his mind”, then he must be a fan. You’ll note some other favs our “ours” on there too.

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Playing right into Jello’s hands

I just heard the new version of the old Dead Kennedys song “California Uber Alles”. It’s by Jello who guest sings for the Melvins and is on the album “Sieg Howdy“.

If you’re not familiar with the song, the general theme is that the governor of California has aspirations of taking the presidency and turning it into a dictatorship. With the song title being German of course subtly inserts the idea of Nazism to the theme.

What’s interesting with “now” of course is the current governor. In case you’ve been hiding under a rock ever since the turn of the century, the current governor of California is of course Arnold Schwarzenegger who is Austrian. Some people argue that the Austrian folks are really all just Germans. I’m not so sure I would agree with that, but I’m a lover not a fighter so I stay out of it. So with Schwarzenegger having whatever conenction to Germany he has, of course plays right into Jello’s hands.

Jello delivers. He has updated the song to poke fun at Schwarzenegger and fun it is.

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“Kindergarden Cop in every school”…..Classic!

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Urgh! A Music War

I can remember well saying up late on a school to watch Urgh! A Music War. It was awesome. I was barely awake. I think I even failed an algebra test over it. I eventually got it on tape.

Urgh! A Music War is a British film released in 1981 featuring performances of punk and New Wave music, filmed in 1980. Among the artists featured in the movie are The Go-Go’s, The Fleshtones, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, XTC, Devo, Oingo Boingo, Gary Numan, Klaus Nomi, Wall of Voodoo and The Police. These are many of the most popular groups on the new wave scene; in keeping with the spirit of the scene, the film also features several less famous acts, and one completely obscure group, Invisible Sex, in what appears to be their single public outing.

If you think that lineup sounds like the cats meow,, then take a look at the whole thing….

  1. Opening credits
  2. The Police – “Driven to Tears”
  3. Wall of Voodoo – “Back in Flesh”
  4. Toyah Willcox – “Danced”
  5. John Cooper Clarke – “Health Fanatic”
  6. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – “Enola Gay”
  7. Chelsea – “I’m on Fire”
  8. Oingo Boingo – “Ain’t This the Life”
  9. Echo & the Bunnymen – “The Puppet”
  10. Jools Holland – “Foolish I Know”
  11. XTC – “Respectable Street”
  12. Klaus Nomi – “Total Eclipse”
  13. Athletico Spizz 80 – “Where’s Captain Kirk?”
  14. The Go-Go’s – “We Got the Beat”
  15. Dead Kennedys – “Bleed for Me”
  16. Steel Pulse – “Ku Klux Klan”
  17. Gary Numan – “Down in the Park”
  18. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – “Bad Reputation”
  19. Magazine – “Model Worker”
  20. Surf Punks – “My Beach”
  21. The Members – “Offshore Banking Business”
  22. Au Pairs – “Come Again”
  23. The Cramps – “Tear It Up”
  24. Invisible Sex – “Valium”
  25. Pere Ubu – “Birdies”
  26. Devo – “Uncontrollable Urge”
  27. The Alley Cats – “Nothing Means Nothing Anymore”
  28. John Otway – “Cheryl’s Going Home”
  29. Gang of Four – “He’d Send in the Army”
  30. 999 – “Homicide”
  31. The Fleshtones – “Shadowline”
  32. X – “Beyond and Back”
  33. Skafish – “Sign of the Cross”
  34. Splodgenessabounds – “Two Little Boys
  35. UB40 – “Madame Medusa”
  36. The Police – “Roxanne
  37. The Police – “So Lonely”

I think I wore out the fast forward button on the remote going back and forth between the Wall of Voodoo clip and the Dead Kennedys clip. I saw the soundtrack once or twice on vinyl. I could swear I remember seeing it on CD as well, but well….beer will do that to you sometimes. Been drunk before? I have….

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Axeman has a new website!

I got the following email a few days ago from Allen. It was one of the major reasons I went did some work on the site. Take a look at his website man, it’s really cool!

It’s finally here!!!!!!!
The all new and IMPROVED Allen Creswell website!!!!

After much time and a lot of hair pulling I have managed to complete my portfolio site.
It’s best if you have a high speed connection, otherwise it may take a while to load some of the pages.
You also need a Flash plug-in but I find it hard to believe that there is anyone out there who doesn’t have one by now.
Take a look and let me know what you think.

Check it out here:

http://www.allencreswell.com/

BTW My portfolio show is June 13th and 14th 4-8pm. If you’re gonna go, let me know and I’ll get you the details.
Graduation is Saturday, June 17th. YEA!!!!!

Congrats on the graduation my man!