sick muse.

This song has been stuck in my head for the last few days thanks to an old NPR Music podcast on my phone, hosted solo by Robin Hilton.

And here’s Black Sheep as a bonus. I still love Metric.

Also, Jeff Grosso’s “Love Letters to Skateboarding” is coming back for a Second Season. I’m wicked excited about that.

This is your brain on Hogs. And remember, Knives Don’t Have Your Back.

bacon bits for 6.17.09

Here are some random bits for you today.

The new Moby album, Wait for Me is available to listen at Tomorrow night at 9PM CST Metric will be performing live from Washington D.C. and, also tomorrow, the new Regina Spektor album Far will be available for online listening.

Barrel Monster creator Joseph Carnevale was arrested in Raleigh recently for larceny. Weak. I can only hope he has to pay for the barrels ($120 apiece) and doesn’t do any real jail time. If I were the owner of the construction company, I would have kept the barrel monster for my office.

My friend Rip sent me a text message a while back that said “Mt Dew in retro cans is made with real sugar…and it is delicious.” And he’s right. Mountain Dew Throwback is delicious.

My friend Meglet sent me a link to My Milk Toof which is cute and amusing. Something to read when you don’t have other stuff to do. I also enjoy Bad Paintings of Barack Obama and Texts From Last Night is my new addiction. It shouldn’t be, but it is.

Those are your bacon bits for now. This is your brain on Hogs.

more and more and more.


It’s no secret that I heart NPR. I adore just about everything about NPR except A Prairie Home Companion…and even then, I still think it’d be cool to hang out with Garrison Keillor. I love Car Talk, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, This American Life (Ira Glass is more of a stud than Steve Inskeep…sorry, Steve.) Anyway, if you’ve paid any attention at all to my Facebook page, my Facebook group, my Twitter or myBlip FM you can’t have helped but notice that my beloved NPR is streaming my even more beloved Camera Obscura’s newest album, My Maudlin Career. You can get a preview of the first single, French Navy on today’s All Songs Considered at In addition, there is some awesome stuff from Metric, John Vanderslice and PJ Harvey. There is all manner of other badass audio available from Metric vocalist Emily Haines. I’m sure if you do a search you can find much more fantastic stuff. Feel free to post it in the comments if you think I should give it a listen or, perhaps, play it on my show.

Talk hard!