Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Mighty Boosh - Genius Fooking Comedy!

Fer those of you who don't know, there is an absolute cracker of a comedy running on Astro ch731 (BBC Entertainment) every Sat nite (1230am me thinks) called The Mighty Boosh.

Its manic, psychedelic, chaotic & plain out-of-this fooking world funny & keeps wifey & meself in fooking stitches every sat nite. Fer those who have ch731, please tune in. Fer those who don't, do keep yer eyes peeled fer the DVD box set.

The two main protagonists, Julian Barrat & Noel Fielding, have been winning all sorts of rave reviews & comedy awards in the UK. Call me Anglo-centric but proof again that the one thing the Brits know how to fooking do is comedy.

The Mighty Boosh follows in the rich tradition of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Extras & Little Britain. Completely original, funny as fook & damn fine tunes to boot too.

Fer a sampler, me has posted two vids fer yer enjoyment. First one is a just bonkers monologue about this guy's "novella" about "a chewing gum called Charlie". Second one is a little taster of their musical prowess.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Annual FFS get-together

Ok, guys & gals, just a lil reminder. The get-together is this saturday (27 June), 730pm onwards @ Rennie's Pub in Jalan Gasing, PJ.

Simple directions, if yer coing from KL via Federal Highway, please exit at EPF building. Ye'll see the other major landmark, St Francis Xavier church on the other side of the road. Ye'll also see an Esso & a row of shophouses. Rennie's is on the opposite end from famous Ipoh Chicken Rice shop & just a few doors away from 7-11.

To view map, please click here: http://www.streetdirectory.com/malaysia/kl/travel/travel_id_/travel_site_163123/?x=794921.49&y=343851.779 . (Rennie's is situated on same row as Bank Simpanan Nasional & CIMB).

So far, Premo, Anba, Achilles & ClassyAdele canna make it.

Maybes: Gavin, Akuani, Kevo, J or Ji, Amir Hamzah.

Confirmed: Kerpov, Bernard, JonC, Becky, Tinesh, Leah, LesMalais, Moz, Surin, Senorita, Ridzzy, Anand, Les & Nanda. (Did I miss out anyone. If so, me sincere apologies!)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Music fer A Bad Hair Day - The Cure: Disintegration

Fer a change, the free download fer the coming weekend will NOT be of the Hammer-Of-Thor variety. Have been listening to quite a bit of Robert Smith lately & thought me'd share this slice of gothic pop with yer.

Me remembers first coming across this outfit when me was but a wee lad watching a Top of The Pops vid & there they were in their full technicolour splendour doing The Love Cats. That was in 1983. Cue forward a decade or so & The Cure had become the UK's biggest musical export alongside Depeche Mode.

Disintegration probably represents the zenith of The Cure's commercial prowess with it reaching numero uno in the UK & second spot in the US album charts. That doesn't mean this is a sell-out effort. Quite the contrary. Full of lengthy mood pieces which has all the frazzled quality of the lead singer's hair as well as the sweetness of his cherry red lipstick, tunes like Lullaby, Pictures of You & Fascination Street simply beg you to dim the lights, put on some incense & chill the fook out.
To download The Cure's Disintegration (1992), please click here: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OPFGDU0C .
Hope ye enjoy this. Look forward to yer comments & do please check out the vid below!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ignorance is fooking bliss . . .

A student walks into me office to hand me a report. Small talk ensues. Me makes a remark about some teacher being as evil as Darth Vader.

"Who's Darth Vader?" she asks to abso-fooking-lutely stunned silenced.

This was quite a few months ago. Why didn't me blog about it earlier? Coz me hasn't quite fooking recovered from the mental shock yet.

So much fer the fooking "INFORMATION" age, eh?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

"Break" Dance

Am sorry but no dance craze is surely worth breaking yer knob over . . . . Ouch & double fooking ouch!

Jamaica bans organ-breaking dance craze
KINGSTON (Jamaica), June 14 – A popular dance in Jamaica faces restriction by the government after being blamed for a spate of broken penises, said media reports on Wednesday.
The erotic dance style known as “daggering”, features couples simulating dry sex in various positions to the beat of the music. The steps generally include extreme gyrating, heavy pelvis-thrusting and daredevil leaps.

According to media reports, couples have taken the dance moves to the bedroom with disastrous results.

The warning against the dance came from Jamaican doctors, prompted by being presented with a range of fractured penises caused by rough intercourse. The number of cases have tripled in the last year, the UK’s Sun reported.

Jamaica's government, concerned about the dance's growing popularity and public protests, has now banned ban songs and videos with blatantly sexual content, reported news.com.au.
Jamaica's Broadcasting Commission, which defines daggering as a “colloquial term used in dancehall culture as a reference to hardcore sex or what is popularly referred to as ‘dry sex’ or the activities of persons engaged in the public simulation of various sexual acts and positions”, enforced the ban in February.

“There shall not be transmitted through radio or television or cable services, any recording, live song or music video which promotes the act of ‘daggering’, or which makes reference to, or is otherwise suggestive of ‘daggering’,” the Jamaican Broadcasting Commission's official statement said.

According to The Sun, “daggering” is just a new name for an older dance style that has existed for a number of years in the Jamaican dancehall music scene. Jamaicans are apparently divided over the dance and the subsequent banning of the style – with some musicians saying it restricts free speech – but others support the government ban. – Straits Times

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Instant Dandruff Removal (Obituary: Slowly We Rot)

Dirty, grungy & heavy as fook! Had this blasting at full tilt during me commute to work this morning & it sure has put me in a fooking great frame of mind. Though released 20 years ago, this debut platter from Florida's mightiest death metal exponents still packs a punch as decisive as a right hook from a young Mike Tyson.

The first time yer ears are assaulted by John Tardy's Satan's bowel movement vocals, ye'll swear ye've just been flushed down Hade's toilet. The crunching guitar attack (especially Allen West's filthy, slightly unorthodox solos) will have ye reaching fer that volume knob. The rhythm section is no slouch either & ye'll see why Obituary are considered one of the tightest live acts around.

Me knows me has raved bout this lot before & have posted their other LPs fer download, but this debut outing is still one of the landmark releases in the death metal scene.

To download Obituary's Slowly We Rot (1989), please click here: http://rapidshare.com/files/1893992/1989_-_Slowly_We_Rot.rar

ps: Fooking brilliant this is, so please take the time to download it. Look forward to reading yer thoughts on this album. Have a great bangin' weekend!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Back in Black

What tha fook?

In the tragi-comedy that is Bolehland, it seems wearing black at selected coffeeshops is now an offence . . .

Grounds for dissent in a KL coffee party
KUALA LUMPUR, June 10 — Dressed in black, the colour of protest, 200 activists sat at cafe tables quietly drinking coffee — black, of course. Bewildered, police stood outside and watched the coffee drinkers without interfering.

The protest at three cafes in Kuala Lumpur was their way around a ban on unauthorised protests. It was the latest twist in a row over the governing Barisan Nasional coalition’s seizure of power in Perak.

“Police were coming down hard on us and so we used this unique way to protest and tell people to demand an election in Perak,” said Wong Chin Huat, a protest leader and academic at the city’s Monash University campus. “We managed to send the message across.”

However, Sunday’s protest — which the academic called a “mild form” of civil disobedience — did not last long. Within half an hour, the managers of the cafes — outlets of the popular Old Town White Coffee chain — had ushered the protesters and other customers out the door. A spokeswoman said the three were shutting temporarily for “regular maintenance and renovations”.

She said it was unfair of protesters to use the chain’s outlets for the protest. “We have loyal patrons who are unhappy with so many people suddenly appearing all wearing black, which we associate with death. This is very bad for business.”

Undeterred, pro-opposition NGOs yesterday announced they would repeat the protest tomorrow — at seven Old Town outlets in the capital and Penang. The protesters, who announced the location of the protests via the social networking website Facebook, urged the coffee company not to close the outlets. “We are only drinking coffee and paying for it,” one protest leader said. “They make money, we get our message across.”

This time, police will be waiting for them. “We are monitoring the targeted outlets and if necessary will arrest any person wearing black as they approach the outlets,” a police spokesman said. — South China Morning Post

ps: All ye emo & metal warriors beware . . . yer wardrobe can get ye fooking arrested!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Price of Greatness or Just Silly Money?

Is this dude worth 68 million euros?

Yer thoughts, people?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Thani Time!!!

Time fooking flies. Doesn't seem like a year since we last got together (@ Fatty Crab) & Kerp, Bernard, Ani have all said its time fer our annual get-together.

So me is suggesting 27 June (Sat, 730pm onwards) as a tentative date. Open to suggestions fer venue though somewhere in PJ is preferred. Me would like to propose Rennie's in Jalan Gasing as the food is halal & the beer is cheap. Plus, we can always move to Old Skool next door fer some live music & pool after chit chat. (fer those who don't know, its just opposite EPF building & two doors away from7-11).

So how? Invitation is open to all usual visitors here. You know who ye are, so please leave yer suggestions in comments box.

ps: Outstation boyz - Moz & Anba - time & date okay with ye guys? And Anba, please bring yer fiance.