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by grant
Sat Oct 25, 2003 1:55 pm
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: RIP Elliott Smith?
Replies: 20
Views: 10809

Figure 8 as double four.
by grant
Thu Oct 23, 2003 7:10 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: elliott smith dead at 34
Replies: 3
Views: 2230

See here
by grant
Wed Oct 22, 2003 2:14 pm
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: RIP Elliott Smith?
Replies: 20
Views: 10809

Has anyone else seen the frighteningly prescient review for Figure 8 at amazon.co.uk?
by grant
Wed Oct 22, 2003 8:35 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: RIP Elliott Smith?
Replies: 20
Views: 10809

From The Guardian : Wednesday October 22, 2003 US singer-songwriter Elliott Smith has died, according to reports. Websites and various radio stations are reporting that the singer passed away yesterday (October 21) at the age of 34. A statement from the Los Angeles County Department of the Coroner's...
by grant
Mon Oct 20, 2003 2:30 pm
Forum: Swoon
Topic: powerpop?
Replies: 19
Views: 13193

heather wrote:what the fuck is "powerpop"?
Music on the continuum drawn between Bram Tchaikovsky, Cheap Trick up to actionslacks and Death Ray Davies.
by grant
Fri Oct 17, 2003 8:13 am
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: How will you feel then?
Replies: 47
Views: 20859

Can you make less people buy tickets to your shows? Continue to play small gigs even though there are arenas of fans? No, and yes, respectively. I believe the Rolling Stones occasionally play small clubs under an assumed name, or else with next-to-no notice. It's not unheard of -- simply rather dif...
by grant
Fri Oct 17, 2003 8:05 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: getting all JFK
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Notice that the quotes were from Dann, Mann and Mann (no relation) respectively.

Who wrote the story?
by grant
Wed Oct 15, 2003 11:38 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: peanut-butter toast
Replies: 42
Views: 17944

Re: peanut-butter toast

B)help me compile a fascinating little list of strange american regional food dogma. On Cedar Key, an island off the west coast of central Florida, they still serve a local delicacy -- green peanut butter ice cream salads. With lettuce and fresh hearts of palm. There's a discussion of them here, at...
by grant
Wed Oct 08, 2003 9:37 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: i might study in england!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1750

You can actually get sausages made from cheese there. Isn't that a lovely thought?

Brilliant people in some ways, the Londoners.
by grant
Tue Oct 07, 2003 2:21 pm
Forum: Band Nerd!
Topic: That wooden thingy
Replies: 14
Views: 12165

Back in the day, there were also bird calls (killdeers? grouse?) made using much the same principle -- two wooden flaps clapping against a center stick.

Astonishing like the birds themselves in sound.
by grant
Fri Oct 03, 2003 5:48 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: liberry!
Replies: 28
Views: 13423

If you enjoy Hiaasen, you should read the Miami Herald. Not only does he write columns for the publication, but most of his plot elements are actually based on local news. His book on Disney is also worth a read -- Team Rodent . You will understand why that three-fingered hierophant stirs in the Flo...
by grant
Fri Sep 26, 2003 11:26 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: the end of the album? uh.
Replies: 21
Views: 11882

You might find more about that onthe Merge Records website... apparently, it's no longer part of their catalog, but may be availableelsewhere.
by grant
Wed Sep 24, 2003 6:30 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: liberry!
Replies: 28
Views: 13423

A collection of the writings of GK Chesterton. If you enjoy the character "Gilbert" in the "Cereal Convention" Sandman arc, you are guaranteed to enjoy GK Chesterton, since they are, in fact, one and the same.
by grant
Fri Sep 19, 2003 7:14 am
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Sean's diary updated: Last Three Chapters
Replies: 7
Views: 3517

Lovely ending. They come to dance. There is wisdom in that.
by grant
Wed Sep 17, 2003 11:17 am
Forum: Give Me a Moment
Topic: Strange Currency
Replies: 49
Views: 29244

I was going to let that one pass; in such poetic expressions, it's best to let beauty supersede truth. However, it may interest some of you to learn that "Betelgeuse" is Arabic for "Armpit of the Central One." European astronomers more generously describe the star as the shoulder of Orion, the Hunte...
by grant
Fri Sep 12, 2003 11:02 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: Sean's Stranger Article
Replies: 5
Views: 2463

I've used this article to start a bit of a discussion hither, at the Cross+Flame religious forums.
by grant
Fri Sep 12, 2003 10:56 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: is it socially acceptable...
Replies: 14
Views: 6122

Goodness. I'd never admit to such a thing in open company. Using a snuff spoon, perhaps. In extremis . http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:dgXGYlWN28cC:www.londonsilverspoons.com/george2/2/Dscn1140.jpg But a jam knife? Emily Post would not approve. Leftover salsa is best enjoyed as a seasoning on ...
by grant
Fri Sep 12, 2003 10:51 am
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: more mournings
Replies: 7
Views: 3422

Don't forget John Ritter, actor and son of Tex Ritter, the baritone (like Warren Zevon) who sang "Big Bad John."

Everything is connected.
by grant
Wed Sep 10, 2003 2:07 pm
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: the end of the album? uh.
Replies: 21
Views: 11882

I'm actually rather glad to own the Sixths' first album, Wasps Nests , in that format. It's lovely packaging, and it makes it fun to select songs as I want to hear them. Pity it's (apparently) too expensive for the label. I imagine it doesn't make efficient use of resources. What I'd love is if a ba...
by grant
Wed Sep 10, 2003 2:03 pm
Forum: Cattywampus
Topic: rest in peace
Replies: 9
Views: 4405

Heaven help the one who leaves....

What exactly is the band chanting during the end, do you know?

Look away down something avenue, is it?