Monday, May 30, 2011

The Chuck Norris of guitars?

I have a new favorite guitarist, and wanted to share in hopes that he'll be your new favorite guitarist too. His name is Tosin Abasi. I was introduced to his instrumental project recently, called 'Animals as Leaders'. Think Periphery, but instrumental and jazzier. In fact, Misha from Periphery helped out on the album, playing keyboards and programming the drums.

Here is Tosin, playing 'Song of Solomon' from the album. And before you ask, yes, that's an 8-string guitar.

Here is the official video for 'CAFO', also from the same album:

Someone on YouTube called him 'The Chuck Norris of music.' I don't know if I'd go THAT far, but the Chuck Norris of guitars? No question.

Animals as Leaders is on the road through July. However, his new project (titled T.R.A.M.) recently signed a deal with Sumerian Records, and hopefully the album will be released soon.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Your Honor, I present to you, Exhibit A:

Pics from the 'Midge Got Him Some Booklearnin'' Party, also known as 'Illegal Omaha'.

Loitering, Public intoxication:

Cavorting with sexual predators. Seriously. This guy told us he had 4.7 Terrabytes of porn at home. Who else tells people those kinds of things? Men with beards, that's who:

Breaking and entering:

Making random oral sexual propositions:

The transference of head lice:

That last one might be a bit of a stretch, but no one knows what Furry party that Sonic hat has been to.

In all seriousness, it was a lot of fun. Midge, you should graduate more often.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

The Midge got him some book learnin'

This weekend, our very own Midge is getting his Doctorate's degree. I don't know how many professors he had to blow, or how much blow he had to sell to pay for school, but all I know is, it's happening. Some folks from this site will be convening upon Nebraska for this occasion:

The Miles
Lord Bling

And that's just who's confirmed. I'm sure there will be other surprise guests. No matter what, it's going to be one for the record books. Fortunately, the weather is looking like it will cooperate. The forecast for Saturday is partly cloudy, with a slight chance of loud noises:

In case you were wondering, there will be free parking:

Here is a sociologist's estimate of what Ryan's yard will look like on Sunday morning:

And here is a projected satellite view:

I'd like to say 'Actual pics coming soon', but it depends on your definition of 'soon'. Hopefully CowboyLaw can help us determine the proper statutes of limitations.