January 7th, 2006

Sigur Rós Live

Sigur Rós
Live In Reykjavík 2005

Sigur Rós, accompanied by Amina and a nine-piece brass band, held a very special concert in their hometown Reykjavík. Seventeen musicians were on stage at once, and the audio and visuals, backdrops and lights all came together magnificently. In the words of the band: "our best concert this year". Below you will find links to a full webcast of this 132 minute concert, as well as photos and a review of the show.

Full Webcast

windows media: 34k | 300k
real media: 34k | 300k


Ný Batterí
Untitled #4 / Njósnavélin
Með Blóðnasir
Sé Lest
Olsen Olsen
Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása
Svo Hljótt
Untitled #8 / Popplagið / The Pop Song

Video Clips
(1:35 mins / 3.4 mb)

Sé Lest
(2:30 mins / 5.6 mb)

Olsen Olsen
(2:07 mins / 4.7 mb)

(5:19 mins / 10.8 mb)

Untitled 8 / Popplagið / The Pop Song
(7:22 mins / 16.3 mb) - OMFG, I almost came on myself watching this one.

Download Full Video

More Sigur Rós torrents here.

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Embattled Rep. Tom DeLay today abandoned his bid to remain as House majority leader, clearing the way for leadership elections among Republicans eager to shed the taint of scandal. In a letter to rank-and-file Republicans, DeLay said, "I have always acted in an ethical manner."

Kos has more.

You cannot make this shit up.

Nothing makes me happier than when some right-wing fundie goes down in flames, particularly when the one in question is not only a preacher but a member of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and the Southern Baptist Convention.

What makes this so fucking delicious you ask?

Only the fact that he got arrested in some park in Oklahoma for trying to blow a cop!! HA HA HA HA HA!! AAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!! I bullshit you not, check it out! The official rebuke is here, the police booking is here, and a bit o' snark from the General is here.

I swear, between this, the fall of Tom Delay, Duke's wire and Pat Robertson's new "HEY LOOK! I'M FUCKING CRAZY!!" stunt, they sure are scattering like the fucking roaches they are today.

Open letter to God

Dear God,
I really, REALLY want to believe in you and I know you want that to. Since you brought it up, I have a favor to ask. If you could find the time, and I know that you're a very busy ...guy?... whatever, could you please fucking kill smite the fuck out of rapture the following people, for a start, as that would really assist you in your campaign towards making me devout:

James Dobson, Phyllis Schlafly, Tom Delay, Louis P. Sheldon, the entirety of the Fred Phelps cult, Rick Santorum, Jerry Falwell, Benny Hinn, ALL of the staff at Fox News (except for poor little Alan Colmes), Ann Coulter, Roberta Combs, Sadie Fields, Rod Parsley, Paul & Jan Crouch, Alan Keyes, Tim & Beverly LaHaye, Michelle Malkin, John Hinderacker, The entire Bush family, Toby Keith, Sue Burmeister, Nancy Schaefer, and William Donahue. Oh, and Pat Robertson and Pat Buchanan. And let's not forget Stephen and Irene Bennett, the past school board of Dover, Pennsylvania, and the principals, board, and donors to "The Discovery Institute" and the Thomas More Law Center.

Please check up on this blog (I know you read it, don't lie) as I'm sure I'll be adding several more people to this list.

Also, thank you for bunnies. And baby duckies. And ice cream.


I know, I know, but it was interesting - I don't mind those kind so much!

The 7X7 meme

1. Seven things to do before I die:
  1. Lose 25 pounds and get into shape
  2. Visit Auschwitz
  3. Go to the spot in Memphis where Jeff Buckley drowned and honor him
  4. See more concerts
  5. See my pictures in a gallery somewhere
  6. Spend more time at the beach
  7. Be happy

2. Seven things I cannot do:
  1. Eat an oyster
  2. Compromise my principles and values
  3. Back down when someone gets in my face
  4. Throw the first punch
  5. Play the harp
  6. Connect sex and emotion together congruously
  7. Forgive and let go of 99% of my grudges

3. Seven things I do ritualistically everyday:
  1. Have coffee
  2. Read the newspaper/watch CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN
  3. Feed people and/or animals
  4. Remember and think about someone I miss who is no longer here
  5. Sing out loud
  6. Read part of my current book before I go to sleep
  7. Make sure that the very last thing I see before turning out the light & going to sleep is the picture of Damien beside my bed, then I close my eyes and turn the light out so his face is the last thing I look at - just in case I die in my sleep, 'cause you never know

4. Seven things I say most often:
  1. Motherfucker!
  2. Because SHUT UP, that's why.
  3. I love you
  4. Fuck off, just FUCK OFF!!
  5. What the shit is this?
  6. What in the goddamn hell....?
  7. Please is a nice word!

5. Seven books I love:
  1. Beach Music - Pat Conroy
  2. A Million Little Pieces - James Frey
  3. To Kill A Mockingbird - Harper Lee
  4. Possessing The Secret Of Joy - Alice Walker
  5. The Best Little Boy In The World - John Reid
  6. Permanent Midnight - Nick Stahl
  7. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

6. Seven movies I watch over and over again (or would if I had the time):
  1. The Big Chill
  2. Say Anything
  3. Mommie Dearest
  4. A Cool Dry Place
  5. Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back!)
  6. Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown!
  7. 9 To 5

7. Seven Twelve people I hope do this meme as well:
  1. envirobear
  2. jongrizzman
  3. sapphsmum
  4. albumlady
  5. 2fruition
  6. bitterlawngnome
  7. bubba
  8. lifeasicit
  9. anthrophile
  10. bigfundrew
  11. princessnoire
  12. arie