Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Phalen Opens Up...




And he's single, ladies!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Meet Donald Trump's Propagandist

I can guarantee you that well over 
50% of that meal was his own body hair.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


2015: Didn't I tell you we have the best chronic in Canada? Let's blaze this whole zone


2017: Nah, bro. I'm all out. It's dry as hell around here. 



Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

HANGOVER FRIDAY END 2 END BURNER PLAYLIST: "The Apocalypse Will Not Be Televised"

Hey, kids! You know what time it is, don't you? That's right!

There is one rule: only albums that are good front to back. Most of these can be found on the various streaming services.




BLOCKHEAD
Downtown Science

Kicking things off with a personal favorite in the instrumental hip hop category. This is by one of Aesop Rock's main producers.






THIN LIZZY
Live and Dangerous

A master class in live performance. Hat tip to my friend Casey for suggesting this one.
 





THUNDERCAT
Apocalypse

Super spaced out jazz fusion from one of Flying Lotus's collaborators. Hat tip to friends Dirty and Spence for turning me on to this guy.






MURS
The End of the Beginning

This one takes me right back to my last year living in Hattiesburg. This soundtracked many hours of delivering sandwiches and pizza.






SAVALAS BROTHERS
Tough Guy

Thinking about Hattiesburg days inevitably brought me back to this local classic. I am not exaggerating when I say the albums from this crew had a profound effect on me as a young musician. Literally! I bought their old effects pedals, the computer they produced this on, and equipment to record the earliest Hosey tracks!

I think this is easily one of the two best albums to ever come out of Hattiesburg. And the other one is by the same crew (saving the other for next month's list).

Not on Spotify, but you can stream it at Bandcamp.
 





 TOBACCO
Ultima II Massage

It's 5pm on Friday so the office is quiet and that means I can get a little weird with this last one. This is just straight up acid trip music. Highly recommend.

Hat tip to friend Deb for turning me on to this album.
 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

DJ Trump's First Week of Executive Orders


Is nothing sacred anymore?I




Nerds are going to be very mad about this one.




This motherfu--




Now he's already trying to pick a fight with Canada.




I guess he's on the George Lucas payroll now?

Saturday, January 28, 2017



"Hi! Are you awake? I have opinions about Pavement I didn't get to last night."

Monday, January 23, 2017

"Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever?"

I was sick all weekend and wanted to find out if this adage is true and where it came from. Settle in, because the history of this one is pretty interesting:

(SHORT VERSION FOR LAMERS WHO LACK CURIOSITY: This saying is bad advice. Ignore it.) 

It turns out that this little gem of "wisdom" is actually a dangerous mistranslation of an even more dangerous myth. The earliest permutation of this phrase we can find comes from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (~1398 A.D.), which makes this one of the oldest wive's tales still kicking around as common knowledge. It has survived OVER 600 YEARS!

So there must be some truth to it, right?

Well, the phrase as originally written in Ye Olde English was "Fede a cold, starb a feber." (Those aren't typos; the English simply hadn't invented the letter V yet.) Now, it's important to note that "starb" is a verb in Olde English that means "to die." So the translation should be "Feed a cold, die of fever."

In other words: "If you eat when you have a cold, then you will die of fever."

Okay. So that's a little more sinister than the phrase as we know it. What's going on? Well, back in the 14th century, before the scientific method was codified, it was common belief that digesting food raised the body temperature.* So the thought followed that eating when you're feverish would only lead to making the fever hotter.

So people wouldn't eat when they had a cold.

Unfortunately, this led to so many people dying from lack of food when they suffered from a cold, that that earlier weird verb, "starb," took on a new meaning; it no longer meant "to die" but instead specifically "to die from hunger."

And that verb eventually mutated into the modern word "starve" as we know it.

The phrase would eventually be reborn as the one we are familiar with today, "Feed a cold, starve a fever," because of a poor understanding of Old English.

So the original phrase was based on the flimsiest principles of what was considered "science" by 14th century standards, and the modern version is a mistranslation with ZERO basis in science.

For the record, when you have a cold or fever you should eat as usual when hungry. What is important is that you drink as much water as you can. And then some. Keep drinking water.



*N.B. They weren't totally incorrect about digestion raising body temperature, but it is a very slight increase.