Monday, January 30, 2006

Friday, January 13, 2006

The Ultimate Showdown!! Watch it. You won't be sorry.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

I found this picture of (L-R): my cousin Patrick, STV SLV, Natron, Sam & Ben - from the Hanalei/Sleep Out show in Richmond, IN last year. Check out how the girl's head is exploding in the background. Plus, everyone just looks so fucking awesome. Posted by Picasa

I just found this awesome picture of Natron & thought I'd post it. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Auld Lang Syne & Guid-willie

Auld Lang Syne is an odd sort of song to have attained general currency, the words written as they are in a dialect that hardly anyone speaks or understands any more. It has a peculiar power, though, perhaps especially so around midnight after a long evening's drinking and fellowship. Its currency, by the way, is global: visiting the People's Republic of China in 1982, as that nation was just emerging from the long, xenophobic Mao Tse-tung despotism, I found that there were three Western tunes known to everyone under thirty: a feeble pop tune named Red River Valley, the old classic Clementine (which, however, Chinese people all believed to be of North Korean origin), and Auld Lang Syne.

The dialect here is Lallans, the speech of lowland Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries. "Auld lang syne" translates literally as "old long since," i.e. times long past. "Guid-willie" means "hearty," or "filled with goodwill." A "waught" is a deep draught of some potent drink.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o' lang syne!
[Chorus, twice]

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne!

Then here's a hand, my trusty frien',
And gie 's a hand o' thine,
And we'll tak' a right guid-willie waught
For auld lang syne!
[Chorus, three times]

And of course, the incredible mp3 of Auld Lang Syne (complete with guid-willie reference.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

It's nice to see some continuity from NYE04 to NYE05. The picture on the left is from 04 at AO's apartment. The right side is from last night at the Dojo. Ed and I did not plan on repeating our classic NYE pose but it looks like it will now have to be a tradition. Posted by Picasa

shark attack!!!! Posted by Picasa

LADIES LOVE K?AWES. DUDE W/ CHOKER LOVES K?AWES too...apparently.... Posted by Picasa

NO HAY BANDA!!! Posted by Picasa

CROKE LOVES K?AWES. Posted by Picasa

ED LOVES YOU. Posted by Picasa

BAKER LOVES K?AWES. Posted by Picasa

NYE05 Posted by Picasa

NYE05 - night of the living dead Posted by Picasa