Make: Online : Automatic album art with a little help from Flick-ipedia:
"1. Go to Wikipedia and hit “random” and the first article you get is the name of your band.
2. Go to “Random Quotations”. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page will be the title of your new album.
3. Go to Flickr and click on “Explore the Last Seven Days”. The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover."
kudos to John and the Parade of Flesh crew, and to all the bands for dragging their hangovers up from Austin to put on a great show.
Howl brought the rock. They were so loud and, to quote the singer, it was "kinda early for this...shit." The Fresh and Onlys were great, although they were obviously the worse for last night's wear. Too bad the sound guy screwed the sound up. The Sleepy Sun was by far my favorite and one of the bands folks were especially excited to see. Interesting sound and some really nice kids from San Francisco. Pterodactyl was upstairs and although I could get up to see them, what I heard from the downstairs stage was some very cool, loud-as-hell instrumental rock. I wasn't in to The Coathangers, but they had the crowd bouncing with them. Abe Vigoda was a big hit, glad we saw them. We left early, but the crowd was already getting up for The Ohsees. I'm sure they were great.
The Brass Ball Steampunk Trunk & Fashion Show | Lizard Lounge | Dallas | pegasusnews.com: "When: Friday, March 13, 9 p.m.
Where: Lizard Lounge, 2424 Swiss Avenue, Dallas
Cost: $10 - $15
Age limit: 17
* Gothic / Industrial
* Fashion / Beauty
Presenting fashions from the fabulous new spring collection of Lip Service clothiers. Also featuring sideshows, caricatures and mystical illusions."
(from The Giraffes)
"Hola, hombres y hermosas.
You know, every time we Giraffes announce we're going on tour (which we are, in April), people always write us, all like, "come to my town, A-Holes!", even though their town is, like, 3,000 miles away, and only accessible through a winding series of snowy mountain passes, with burros carrying our amplifiers and a wizened sherpa cryptically warning us to turn back. Yes, we're talking about Ohio.
Anyway, here's a live FREE show *everybody* can enjoy: you can see
The Giraffes, Friday night, March 13, at 11.30 pm,
perform a full set of new hits and old favorites LIVE at SpinTheBottle.com.
A quick word about Spin the Bottle: it is a long time web broadcast network, helmed by Tad Low, the mastermind of both Pop-Up Video and Pants-Off Dance-Off. He accosted Carson Dailey (remember him?) live at the TV Guide awards (remember them? No, of course you don't. No one does). He has hosted some of NYC's most debauched fondue parties, and, for you local residents, if you look for the banner on West 29th St., then cross the road, looking to the third story window and you'll see a roughly six-foot tall painting of Mr. Low himself, naked with a full erection. Absolutely true.
Anyway, he's just turned his office into a live performance studio with lots of fancy new equipment, and what better band to "break in" the new digs than the Giraffes, no? Keep in mind, you won't need a password / account / your girlfriend's credit card when she's not looking. Just go to SpinTheBottle.com and enjoy the Giraffes Concert Experience (TM) live on your sperm-encrusted laptop or dad's home computer. For added realism – verisimilitude, if you will – throw beer, raw chuck or pie filling at your roommate or your cat.
The show will also be archived for your pleasure, in case you are out seeing
some half-assed buzz band that night, or catching up on your Tivoed CSI: Miami. SpinTheBottle.com for The Giraffes and other eye-catching programming.
The Giraffes LIVE
11.30pm Friday, March 13th
with the pleasing folk-sounds of Bucky Hayes at 10.30
Have a Scary Good Time This Friday the 13th
Turn your luck around this Friday the 13th with some great specials at the Belmont Hotel. BarBelmont guests will enjoy $1 off well drinks, beer and wines by the glass while viewing Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “Psycho”. Munch on complimentary popcorn or order tasty snacks from BarBelmont’s menu. Movie starts at 8:00 pm. To take advantage of our special standard room rate of $89, please contact the hotel directly at 866-870-8010.
Twitter Poll: Covering North Texas musicians - Dallas Morning News 4:30 PM Mon, Mar 09, 2009 | Permalink | Yahoo! Buzz
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Twitter Poll Guidelines: We, that's GuideLiveMusic, ask our followers on Twitter a question every Thursday. We're hoping these polls will not only help us get you know you better, but also help you get to know the Dallas-Fort Worth music scene better. The polls close around 4 pm every Monday, and shortly after we'll post the question and results here on our Playlist blog for everyone outside of Twitter to respond.
Last Thursday we asked, Which local North Texas musicians/bands would you like to read more about? The results:
Links go to the artist's Web site or MySpace page. So click away and discover some new local talent.
exwindchaser: don't wake aislin
yoitsadrian: Don't Wake Aislin!!
linzmat: "Don't Wake Aislin"
themark23: Chris Holt's current band The Slack deserve some more coverage. One of the best things we got going on right now in the DFDub IMO.
brandonbrown: Don't Wake Aislin!!
kylernichols: Don't Wake Aislin!
iPodFood: shock of pleasure!!!
HarrisonBlum: Slow motion red lights are an amazing upcoming poprock dance band. http://www.myspace.com/slowmotionredlights
BeccaSchrier: Don't Wake Aislin
altagato: any Texas Country/Red Dirt bands that are live/local but maybe not famous
innocentabroad: Deliver Us From Moscow.
preciouspro: dont wake aislin'
LTH27: Macon Greyson, that's it. Best local band out there
Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive - Highway robbery? Texas police seize black motorists’ cash, cars � - Blogs from CNN.com
Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive - Highway robbery? Texas police seize black motorists’ cash, cars � - Blogs from CNN.com: "You can drive into this dusty fleck of a town near the Texas-Louisiana border if you’re African-American, but you might not be able to drive out of it—at least not with your car, your cash, your jewelry or other valuables."
Kundra became 'web 2.0 famous' last Fall when as D.C. CTO he switched 38,000 District of Colombia government employees off of Microsoft Office and onto Google apps instead. What kinds of crazy moves could he make as the government's CIO? We can only imagine."
"For a certain kind of geek, there's no more important film than Disney's 1982 cult hit "Tron." The story about a man trapped inside a computer who must continually fight for his life by riding light-bikes across a digital playground didn't do so well at the box office but gained a massive following in the years since. "
WEB-ONLY | Second class action filed alleging improper spying of Web users to create 'tailored ads'
Plaintiffs' attorneys have filed a second class action alleging illegal spying of Internet users to create tailored advertisements. On March 2, a class action suit was announced against behavioral advertising vendor Adzilla Inc. and a host of Internet service providers, alleging that they secretly tracked Internet users' surfing activity, in violation of their privacy and data security rights.