Feb 26, 2009

Bollywood Babes

Jesse Randhawa
Weinstein back with another edition of the babes of the motherland.
Another hot piece of curried chicken. She's been modeling for years but she really gets attention for her Naomi Campbell like behavior.
She used to be married to some schmuck, but now she's moved on to feeling up on Weinstein gefelte.

Feb 25, 2009

Hump Day Eye Candy Extravaganza

Yuko Ogura sure has toned down her kawaii look as of late and has turned her damn sexay image to full blast!!

pics courtesy of Lunar Babes

and just incase you forgot what made Yuko so fauckin adorable

Feb 24, 2009

Feb 23, 2009

Diggin' In The Crates "Giving Some Love To My Homies" Edition

This week, just like the title of this post says, I'm showing some love to some homeboys of mine who just put a new record out...

Artist: Northern Liberties
Title: Suffocation
Label: self-released
Vinyl: 100 copies each of clear vinyl and multi-color vinyl.

On October 30, 2004, I made my second pilgrimage in as many years to one of Philadelphia's finest alternative/indie rock venues, The Khyber, to witness a performance by my good friend, punk legend Mike Watt (The Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Banyan, Iggy Pop & The Stooges), who was then touring behind his third solo album The Secondman's Middle Stand

Most likely by coincidence, all three of the acts on the bill were three-piece units. Only the first band of the night, the Perfection!sts, was a conventional guitar/bass/drums unit. Watt's band on this outing, as on his then-new album, was an organ/bass/drums band. And then there was the band in the middle of the bill. I'll let my paragraph on them from when I reviewed the show for PunkNews.org tell it:

Second opening act Northern Liberties (who also run their own Worldeater label and distribution company) -- a trio consisting of bass, drums and percussion -- played a high energy set of music from their debut full-length album Erode + Disappear. With K's effect-laden, pick-driven bass covering all sonic frequencies and most of the melody, singer/percussionist Justin came off like a tattooed, ultra-hyper, depression-and-epilepsy-free Ian Curtis as he sang and played, unpreturbed by minor mishaps with both the mic cord coming out of his delay pedal and with accidentally knocking over a pitcher of water on the stage floor (where Mazich had to set up his organ right afterward - fortunately, no Stone The Crows like electrocution mishaps occurred) - definitely one of the best unsigned bands I've ever witnessed. 

After the evening ended, I met lead singer/percussionist Justin Duerr, bought copies of his band's first CD Erode + Disappear and their 7" Easter Island off of him (the CD itself was $6 for a full-length album!). I played the CD in my car on the drive home and was hooked for life. Since then, I've been following the band's releases (three more CDs, a limited edition DVD, a split 7" and three side project releases by Justin) as well as keeping a good correspondence (and trading mix CD's) with Justin (not surprisingly, my CDs had some J-pop goodness, which he dug immensely.) All are highly recommended by me.

Their newest release is rather interesting as it's their first non-7" vinyl effort. The record consists of one 29-minute, 51-second song entitled (what else?) Suffocation. Despite the length of the song, it seems to go by pretty quick. The band only intends to play this piece live twice, once on March 20 in Philadelphia and once in Bethlehem a week later. The vinyl itself (which Justin tells me is the band's preferred way to experience the recorded version of the song) has a locked groove on side two, but they're not putting CD and iPod owners out either, as every copy of the album has a bonus CD with some extra tracks (a few drones excerpted from the multi-track recording of the song, plus some live tracks from a California radio appearance). The album's cover itself is silkscreened by NL's bassist Kevin Riley.

Vinyl collectors may want to jump on this soon - there's only 200 copies pressed, and mine was numbered 59. Check the band's website at http://www.northernlibertiesband.com

Feb 19, 2009

Bollywood Babes

Kangana Ranaut

This classy lass (pronounced Kung*guna Run*aut) used to be a fashion model in Mumbai. Some horny old producer saw her and insisted she be in his next movie. Well you gotta hand it to the old fart, he does have some taste. I'd like to taste some of her, if you know what I mean.

She has given interviews before and people hate them, mostly because of her awful English. The indian accent isn't the greatest and her lack of knowledge in English really makes it even worse. But Weinstein doesn't care.

Feb 18, 2009

Hump Day Eye Candy Extravaganza

was discussing with eriku over the weekend how Anime-Expo has really been bring out the big guns when it comes to their "Guest of Honor" each year. Last year they brought out Shokotan, the year before that was Aya Hirano(not sure if she was a guest of honor or not but she WAS there) and great god almighty this year they're bringing out Morning Musume...now I maybe day dreaming here but for 2010..for the love of jeebus...bring me NAMIE!!!

...pics from the lastest issue of WoofinGirl

...namie looking all sexy and sweaty as the spokesperson for Coke Zero

Feb 17, 2009

Adventures in Food

Banana and Caramel Crepe (The Mission, SF)


Chicken Pesto Pizza (Embarcadero, SF)


Taco Thursdays (Richmond, CA)


food face: wasabi, lemon wedges, ginger, squid (American Canyon, CA)


Chicken, Mushroom Sauce, Pasta and Greens (Jack London Square, CA)


chocolate, tofu, marshmellows, fruit (Embarcadero, SF)


sea urchin (American Canyon, CA)

Feb 16, 2009

Diggin' in the Crates "Honey I Shrunk The Bosstones" Edition

After an unintentional one-week hiatus... funny thing is, I picked this up the day before said hiatus...

Artist: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Title: Devil's Night Out LP & Where'd You Go? EP
Vinyl: 2x 10" heavy vinyl

Unafraid to take advantage of the rising demand for vinyl, long-running independent label Taang! Records apparently decided to do something special with not one, but two of the titles from one of their biggest-selling acts. This release is a special repackage of two Bosstones titles, their first LP Devil's Night Out and a subsequent EP, Where'd You Go? (the title track of the latter notable for being in the film Clueless and more recently in the ever-addictive video game Rock Band 2, the rest of the EP featuring ska/punk rearrangements of Aerosmith, Metallica and Van Halen songs... and you thought their pole-axing of KISS' "Detroit Rock City" was a left-field turn!), on two 10" records in a gatefold sleeve.

If it seems to some vinyl trainspotters like it's pushing it to be putting an "LP" on two less inches of vinyl than normally acceptable, it should be noted that Devil's Night Out is less than a half-hour long total. 

Pic of one of the discs (specifically, the one corresponding with Devil's Night Out to show how "small" the record is compared to a 12" record. 

And further showing off some of the Bosstones' musical roots, the labels on the records are emulations of some famous old-school soul, reggae, and ska record labels (top to bottom, the labels emulate Stax (Atlantic era), Channel One, Trojan, and 2-Tone). Given that on their cover of "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" the Bosstones slipped in a few bars of the Specials' "Niteklub" (specifically, the couplet starting "I won't dance in a club like this...")

No downloads this time around since both titles are in print, but both releases are easily found on iTunes, eMusic, and Amazonmp3.com.


Was watching this film yesterday and really appreciated the effort they put into the fight scenes. Movie Martial Art* at it's best.


Feb 15, 2009

Holy Shee!

Does Gawd luv me? I feel like I'm must be doin sumthin right!

Feb 14, 2009

Requiem for H!I

I saw a link for Hello! Island on the Feed of Pop's sidebar, I clicked and investigated. Going through it I came across the "Pedo Files" thread and freaked the fuck out. I even went onto Hello! Online and said it was the scariest place I'd ever seen on the net. There I was assured by some Hello! Islanders that it was not what I thought and that I was welcome to come have another look.

With some apprehension I returned and found that the thread was actually just a humorous one and that no paedophilia was contained within. I stuck around but I was still up on my high horse. My mind hadn't yet reconciled the way young Japanese idols made me feel with the way British culture is and was generally...

It was at a time that more or less coincided with me joining YODC. Maybe some of the crew here can still remember how racked with guilt I was back then about my feelings in regards to Koharu. It matters because I think with YODC's support I was able to get a better grip on H!I's humour.

I was a little too sensitive at the time to equal or emulate the humour (although I sometimes tried) but eventually I just got the hang of sitting back, letting it happen and enjoying for myself at times the very liberal policies in regards to posting... Other forums would probably break a stick in their ass if they had posting like we had on the Island. That's why and how most other forums became unbearable.

H!I was special. It had it's own rules that freed people and it had it's own culture. Today there is still the blog There is never a wrong thread to post a Risako. which is H!I to the bone, and today is Valentine's Day, and yesterday when the Island officially died was Friday the 13th ... I know we all try to find meaning in this life and when I heard about the death this evening it was as if stars really did cross for me, not just hypothetically given the 2 days but actually for real.

R.I.P. H!I I ♥ U

Feb 12, 2009

J-Music Clip of the Week "Mixed Up" Ver.

Happy Birthday Sabin... Langdon! I posted Berryz already LOL

So this is it now:


Champion of the Week: Langdon Alger


Anime Expo® Announces Morning Musume As First Official Guests Of Honor For 2009 Convention In Los Angeles

Nation’s Largest Anime and Manga Convention Welcomes Japan’s Top Female Group from Hello! Project

Anaheim, California and Tokyo, Japan (February 12, 2009) — With excitement beyond belief, Anime Expo® proudly announces the attendance and performance of Japan’s most celebrated and top all-girl music group MORNING MUSUME (also referred to as “Momusu”) to the nation’s largest anime and manga convention held July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More information can be found on the website www.anime-expo.org.

....so whose down to make the 6hr trip to LA?

Bollywood Babes

Padma Lakshmi

Haw Shit! I forgot someone who I always watch on the telly. Ms. Lakshmi is the ever so fine host of Top Chef on Bravo. Not only that but she used to have her own show on the Food Network.

She is known for dating Salman "Satanic Verses" Rushdie. Weinstein was trying to date her but was disappointed to find out that she dates older men. Her current boyfriend is in his 60s. What kinda BS is that?

Weinstein Out!

OK, one more.

Feb 11, 2009

Hump Day Eye Candy Extravaganza

apologies to all you non-Rika fans but this is what my fauckin dreams are made of..

Tales From The Office: New Speakers and Hip-Hop

It appears this gentlemen works in the same building as the urban radio stations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Speakers were installed near his workspace. He does not like the music being played through those speakers. Instead of using his personal work e-mail to complain to his boss, he used the group e-mail that everyone in his department has access to.

Berryz Kobo - Dakishimete Dakishimete

Christian Bale takes David to the Dentist

First it was this. Then came this...and now...the mash-up:

Feb 7, 2009

Tsuji's Home Videos

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Because I'm too lazy to dig through my footage right now I am re-posting this clip of The Chocolate Chip Cookies performing at Yoyogi Park. Plus this deserves some shine, the more people that see them the better.

Anyways this was taken on a Sunday afternoon in January 2007 hanging out at Yoyogi Park.
Sunday at Yoyogi is a great way to get free entertainment...

Feb 6, 2009

Champion of the Week: Jockeys Win or Die Trying

Check out this drama:

Seriously. It's like they're The Right Stuff or something. And how much you want to bet that scene plays in slow motion? Thanks, Animal Planet. We really need a reality show about jockeys. It's not like they're trying to win a date or something.

Or are they? Behold, the chick jockey:

Let me guess, some producer finds out there's a woman jockey in professional horse racing and thinks, "...she'll break that locker room apart! Tiny broken hearts all over the stable...sold!"

But really, this week on Jockeys:

Oh no!