Thu, 26 July 2007
Are we out of the woods yet? Probably not. The doping dragon seems to be a multi-headed beast. Posted by Rob.
Tags: Tour de France, doping scandals, doping theories, men in black, cycling, cycling's darkest days
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Wed, 25 July 2007
In today's podcast I talk about a new tapas bar/restaurant in Kagurazaka (El Pulpo), an old one in Osaka (La Sevillana), the drinks at La Sevillana and the seafood served at El Pulpo, though I am no seafood expert in any language. The cicadas are warming up their engines--Japan loves its cicadas or "semi." Many a haiku has been writ [sic].
What else? The book I'm reading by Denis Johnson, "Jesus' Son," Lou Reed, bicycle racing (especially the Tour de France), keirin racing, Cerezo vs Verdy (tonight's match at Ajinomoto Stadium - check out the virtual cameras & mapping!), Dean and Urban Decay (NHM), Shonen Knife, Mt. Fuji, nature, vending machines on mountain tops, concrete-lined rivers, and just when I say I ain't got nuthin' to say, you're right, there's still a bit more!
Don't forget to vote at podcastalley.com, post comments below and record a voice mail on "MyChingo" over there on the top right side of your screen.
Corrections: It's "homologous" not "exogenous."
Links and stuff coming sooner or later, as usual. Posted by Rob.
Sun, 22 July 2007
Here's an update of our most downloaded files and a snapshot of the next 40 files on NFTOS, #s 120 to 160.
120. Charles Billard: ALT Rap Answers the Questions. 121. Panic Living #6: Earthquake!. 122. Panic Living #2: Business as Usual. 123. Picnic video. 124. Talk Show #15: Deepresso. 125. Bicicleteiros #3: 23 Minutes in Brussels with Hans & Rob. 126. Panic Living #7: National Rain Appreciation Day. 127. Panic Living #9: Our first TOP 100! (from #100-57). 128. Talk Show #13: Alex, Makiko, Patrick Widdess and Rob in Kagurazaka. 129. Rule No. 1: Don't Talk About Bike Club (that's BikeClubOsaka.com ) with Erik. 130. Talk Show #14: Summer [was] Almost Over with Alex & Rob. 131. Priceless Talk #1: Appalachian Adventure with Hans & Rob. 132. Anonymous: Indian Technician remix. 133. DJ Bobo (a.k.a. Renew Audio): Shark Attack! 134. Rob creates the Groove Harvest poster. 135. Panic Living #4: Ray Dunlap calls. 136. Alex & Rob: Talk Show #20. 137. David Roy as Pastor Ted. 138. Makiko's Nature video. 139. Jerry Gordon: Playing with the Arrow 3. 140. Alex, Jonny Heartbreaker and Patrick Widdess: 3 Men and a Couch. 141. The QuickFlickWorld Tokyo Crew: Nakameguro to the World Pt 1 recorded at Cafe Combine. 142. Makiko & Rob: What are you making? 143. Panic Living #21: Allergies. 144. Priceless Talk #11: ...and then there were four. 145. Charles Billard: Triple Decker. 146. Beb's Trash Talk (in Japanese). 147. Priceless Talk #9: Solo en el Suelo (until joined by Hans and Waka). 148. Bicicleteiros #1: Let's Roll!. 149. Prapatang Kitchen #4. 150. Panic Living #22: Breath of Life. 151. Me and TripleB #1. 152. News From The Tub with Rob (not available). 153. What is Nama? 154. Panic Living #18: "Nama." 155. Nama Artshow Info for 4/1. 156. Leftover Turkey (Thanksgiving in Shibuya) video. 157. Alex Brooke: Crap Hotel in Nagoya. 158. Scrambled Eggnog video. 159. Panic Living #17: Peace from the Other Side. 160. Panic Living #14: Latebreaking News! (...at that time). 161. Alex's DJ Sayonara @ Cafe Absinthe.
(more links coming soon!)
And here are links the previous 1-121 countdowns: 94-121, 81-93, 41-80, the TOP 40).
Photo: Found Alex online, lookin' all buff and tan. Posted by Rob.
Fri, 20 July 2007
I've been trying to find out why a certain podcast that I disabled or hid was still getting a lot of hits, and I came across our ranking on podcast alley--1604th so far for the month July! Well, one person had already voted, so with my vote that should make two. Please go vote at http://podcastalley.com/podcast_details.php?pod_id=17959# ...It's democratic or something. I promise not to bring this up again (unless it works). Photo: DJ El Gringo @ Cafe Absinthe back in the day. Posted by Rob.
Category:report -- posted at: 3:36 PM
Thu, 19 July 2007
Decided to post this one now, rather than save it for the next music program, which I'm having a hard time completing. I've had it long enough. Peter has a lot more where this came from! This one's a cover. Who can call it?
hey, i've been working on new music for the new album and live show. and i thought i'd do a cover of a [band name] song for the live set. i've attached an mp3 of it for you to check out. i'm not going to put it on any album, so it's kind of an exclusive. i do have it on my myspace site, but you can't download it from there. i figured you could put in on a show if you wanted.
the song is "new dress." the original is from [band name]'s album [album name]. i don't know why i picked this song. it's not even in my top 20 fave [band name] songs. i was just walking around the other day and it popped up on the ipod and i liked it.
anyway, i hope you like it, and keep up the good work.
Posted by Rob.
Thu, 19 July 2007
isabelle billard (mime) / nicolai maruhama (music) / mamiko sugaya (buyou dance) / yangjah (contemporary dance) jerry gordon (music & poetry) / loneseome hope (music) / kristy farkas (music) / ilbong (contemporary dance) / bun (music) / kalna (music) / miyamoto shoutarou (music) / wataru (music).
090-9889-9523 / email@example.com
Takedao Tunnel Event is coming soon! Sunday, AUGUST 5th, from 14:00 to 22:00 a ten minutes walf from Takedao Station, (3 Stations from Takarazuka), in an abandoned train tunnel along Mukogawa River in a very natural landscape. In order to do the email flyer (that you can print yourself to distribute), I would need the confirmation of participating members. (See list above)
Participating artists, please email me your telephone number. I will contact you soon about the schedule.
AND FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE BUT ARE NOT YET ON THE LIST, PLEASE CONTACT ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE : 090-9889-9523 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Rob.
Category:events -- posted at: 2:15 AM
Wed, 18 July 2007
Links coming later. It's naptime now. Posted by Rob.
Sat, 14 July 2007
While I was on vacation, Libsyn updated their service, so I couldn't edit any previous blogs with their links intact. Now it's working fine again. It was probably just a PC/mac thing, but it did get me to start backing up whatever I post on the blog on a clipboard as well. So that's why I ended up with some of the links on this post and the rest of the links, 94-121, elsewhere. What a pain in the ass! Thanks for fixing it, Libsyn.com!
81. Alex Brooke: Prapatang Grooves. 82. Charles Billard & Kurochi Sound System: The Voist. 83. Talk Show #4: The Summit. 84. Smouldering Door: Dancing Charcoal Pixies. 85. Anonymous: Indian Technician voice sample. 86. Linguistic massacre: Excusez-moi. 87. Alex and Greg Diss Grunge. 88. Panic Living #11 Tippy Top of 100. 89. Alex recites Orange Princess. 90. DJs Wes & Akio @ Cafe Barbes. 91. Prapatang Kitchen #1 with Alex. 92. Temakizushi Party at David Roy's. 93. Voice of Flying Koala. 94. Sayonara from Alex and Waka(yama). 95. Priceless Talk #8 with Andrew in Auckland. 96. Panic Living #13: Unlucky?. 97. Tsuchifumazu art show. 98. Limelight Circus LIVE @ L'Institut Franco-Japonais. 99. Hans with Horns on Cinco de Mayo. 100. Talk Show #17: Channeling The Departed Spirit of Alex. 101. ALT Rap (DJ Kung-fu Grip remix). 102. Neil & Brazil. 103. Panic Living #5: Don't Cry Over Spilt Coffee. 104. Birthday Greeting from Hans. 105. Charles Billard & Co.: G.I. Joe. 106. Talk Show #9: World Peace Squared. 107. Meet the I. 108. Jerry Gordon: La Stish. 109. Rob: Ichijiku Chant. 110. Bashiri do Cavaco: Smoke on the Water. 111. Cycling in Osaka. 112. Patrick in Tokyo 25-Nov-2006. 113. Alex: Prapatang Kitchen 2 video. 114. Jerry Gordon: ALT (Anarchy Larynx Tatoo). 115. Panic Living #12: Indian Summer. 116. Panic Living #6: Earthquake!. 117. Charles Billard: Pajammin' Party. 118. Hans Discusses Sweden vs Germany and Dragonflies. 119. Quest: That Ass Is Your Meal Ticket. 120. Panic Living #8: National Couch Appreciation Day. 121. Hans Birdwatching in Colorado.
(see the rest of the links: 94-121, 41-80, the TOP 40). Posted by Rob. .
Category:what is NFTOS? -- posted at: 10:16 PM
Fri, 13 July 2007
Hey, we're back (Hans in Baltimore, Rob in Tokyo) with more Tour de France trash talk. Also in sporting news, The Beckham (I heard a staff member at Home Depot Stadium actually call him that) arrives in LA. Los gringos bail out of Copa America early, but Freddy Adu saves face in the under-20 World Cup taking place in Canadia [sic].
The YouTube video is Señor Coconut playing a cover of Kraftwerk's "Tour de France" at Sonar Sound, Tokyo back in 2006. Follow the related links in YouTube to other versions including the German version by Kraftwerk featuring vintage Tour footage, and this remix!
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Tue, 10 July 2007
No es lindo, pero éste podcast fue grabado casi todo en Español... It ain't pretty, but we recorded this mostly in "Spanish," with a bit of Portuguese, French, Italian and Japanese for seasoning. English was later added for consistency and clarity. And as you can see from the video clip I've added below, we're not the only ones slaughtering the Spanish language. Posted by Rob.