Friday, December 28, 2007

Norwegian F-16 sprays Russian Tupolev

Norwegian fighter planes took off yet again to identify Russian air crafts violating Norwegian airspace.

The Russian Tupolev 95- Bear has been a frequent visitor along the Norwegian coast this fall. On December 24th, - Two Norwegian F-16s tracked two Tu-95s over the Barents Sea along the borders of Norwegian air space continuing towards Shetland.

A strange incident occurred on the second lift-off Monday the 24th, when an F16 from the 332 Bodø based squadron dumped 500 kilos of pink dye while intercepting the Tu-95s. Norwegian Military officials deny that this was an aggressive response. "The crew of the Tupolev Tu-95MS strategic bombers on the planned flight over the neutral water area of the Barents sea and Arctic oceans, reported that they witnessed F-16 interceptors of the Norwegian air forces approaching them", Interfax news agency quoted Alexander Drobyshevsky as saying. The Russian pilots claim that the dye could have caused major engine failure, and that only luck prevented the oily dye from being sucked into the air intakes, according to a statement made through Interfax. The dye is normally used for rehearsal purposes, and is non-toxic, non-flammable and bio-degradable, according to sources. The Norwegian F16 pilot; who has been grounded until further investigations have been carried out, has not been available for comments.

Forsvarsnett (Royal Norwegian Air force)

Friday, December 21, 2007

A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas!

Another favorite here at Brainwerk studios. The Three Suns. Some say this was the peak of their career here with A Ding Dandy Christmas! What Lenny Dee does for the organ, these guys do for the xylaphone and tuba. Is this not one of the coolest covers ever?

Go here for the three suns

Ho dee ho dee ho dee hundred

Uncle Waldemar Hepstein just informed me that the first day of christmas is the hundred year birthday of the 20th century's foremost vocalist-dancer-bandleader-composer-linguist-actor-snitch (and the most well dressed gentleman), Cabell Calloway III.

Off with the ho-ho-ho-music and get on with the hi-de-ho loud to the max!

Cab Calloway - Minnie the Moocher

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Brutal Christmas

Imagine if you will, a 15 year old anemic, mute and disgruntled from receiving too much nitwear, abandoning the half drunk christmas carolers in favour of the goth-poster filled bedroom, putting on a CD... We'll it's gotta be this one...

Merry Christmas from Dimmu Borghild

Hilly Kristal sings a Christmas carol

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Do fries go with that shake?

This is an actual job application a 17 year old boy submitted at a McDonald's fast-food establishment in Florida...and they hired him because he was so honest and funny!

NAME: Greg Bulmash

SEX: Not yet. Still waiting for the right person.

DESIRED POSITION: Company's President or Vice President. But seriously, whatever's available. If I was in a position to be picky, I wouldn't be applying here in the first place.

DESIRED SALARY: $185,000 a year plus stock options and a Michael Ovitz style severance package. If that's not possible, make an offer and we can haggle.


LAST POSITION HELD: Target for middle management hostility.

SALARY: Less than I'm worth.

MOST NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT: My incredible collection of stolen pens and post-it notes.



PREFERRED HOURS: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL SKILLS?: Yes, but they're better suited to a more intimate environment.
MAY WE CONTACT YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYER?: If I had one, would I be here?

DO YOU HAVE A CAR?: I think the more appropriate question here would be "Do you have a car that runs?"

HAVE YOU RECEIVED ANY SPECIAL AWARDS OR RECOGNITION?: I may already be a winner of the Publishers Clearing house Sweepstakes.

DO YOU SMOKE?: On the job no, on my breaks yes.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DOING IN FIVE YEARS?: Living in the Bahamas with a fabulously wealthy dumb sexy blonde super model who thinks I'm the greatest thing since sliced bread. Actually, I'd like to be doing that now.



Tuesday, December 11, 2007


Ok, because the daring videos of Kristoffer Schau was deleted by the user. Here is a substitute - Kristoffer as a baby, 'cause being a baby is envious... no commitments, you're fed, looked after etc..

Vintage Dopeheads

Dope and Glory - Reefer songs from the 30s and 40s... CD1 & CD2. Thanks to El Diablo Tun Tun. And remember - just because the tunes are performed in a giddy manner, doesn't mean that drugs are less harmful. Most of the performers have passed on!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Autocannibalism, not for the faint of heart

Currently Norway's got a tv-show/reality/comedy/religious, where Kristoffer Schau is committing all of the 7 deadly sins, hence the name of the show "the 7-deadly sins" (homepage)

As the program commences along a sinfull road towards WRATH, we're taken to Israel where mr. Schau undergoes a circumcision in a Jerusalem hospital...

Quote mr. Schau: It seems to me that I almost always inflict lasting injury onto myself by what I do. But the physical repercussions this time are more noticeable...

See the clips that were too much even for Norwegian TV:

Off with it - now eat it (YouTube) UPDATE: removed! (should have figured out it was just viral -ad)

Walkin' 'round in women's underwear

Lacy things -- the wife is missin',
Didn't ask -- her permission,
I'm wearin' her clothes,
Her silk pantyhose,
Walkin' 'round in women's underwear.

In the store -- there's a teddy,
Little straps -- like spaghetti,
It holds me so tight,
Like handcuffs at night,
Walkin' 'round in women's underwear.

In the office there's a guy named Melvin,
He pretends that I am Murphy Brown.
He'll say, "Are you ready?" I'll say,"Whoa, Man!"
"Let's wait until our wives are out of town!"

Later on, if you wanna,
We can dress -- like Madonna,
Put on some eyeshade,
And join the parade,
Walkin' 'round in women's underwear!

Lacy things... missin',
Didn't ask... permission,
Wearin' her clothes,
Her silk pantyhose,
Walkin' 'round in women's underwear,
Walkin' 'round in women's underwear,
Walkin' 'round in women's underwear!

More Bob rivers here
Unknown - Walking Round in Women's Underwear

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Retro Christmas

"The compilation features 25 songs, one for each day until Christmas day. The theme is as the title of the compilation suggests, mostly 50s, 60s and 70s Christmas songs. You will most likely recognize the titles, but probably not have heard them played like this (well, not all of the songs anyway). Happy holidays from Ultra Swank!" Get it from Ultra Swank!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Se Torsken - Codpaste

Codpaste with People Like Us and Ergo Phizmiz (link to page, with podcast)

"Codpaste" is a weekly podcast series in which the two artists People Like Us and Ergo Phizmiz will attempt to compose collage music from the very beginning, in a "work in progress" style, attempting to open up the creative process. The theory is that it is rare to see compositions made from the outset, and usually the audience are only invited in once the piece is finished, done and dusted. It could be that new light may be shed on the creation of art if the curtains are opened and the audience are given access to the raw, the imperfect and the wrong as well as the polished and the finished.

Intelligence vs Intelligence

The Iranian nuclear weapons program was ended in 2003 according to this american intelligence eastimate (pdf).

In August this year President Bush "warned" the world of a nuclear holocaust in the middle east. That could be set off by... Iran...

It is admirable to see a man like mr. Bush still standing on his feet, when he repeatedly fires shots at them.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Free Classic B-Movies

Until recently I wasn't impressed by video podcasts - that was, not until I found the "Cult of UHF" . An impressive array of the strangest b-movies - right there at your convenience to watch.

Cult of UHF is dedicated to the worship of the Holy Static and the cheesy B-movies that It provides since November 2005.

Long past are the days of rabbit ears and Ultra High Frequencey independent local stations that channeled the word of b-movie marathons and sunday afternoon Kung-fu theatre, but now thanks to video podcasting the format of hosted late night cheese can carry on!
So turn down the lights, grab your iPod and settle in for some goofy skits and some great old B-movie classics.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

Being Boring

I am the most boring writer that has ever lived. If there were an Olympic sport for extreme boredom, I would get a gold medal. My books are impossible to read straight through. In fact, every time I have to proofread them before sending them off to the publisher, I fall asleep repeatedly. You really don't need to read my books to get the idea of what they're like; you just need to know the general concept. read on - or listen(mp3)

Archie says:

Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury:

"It is one thing to take over a territory and then pour energy and resources into administering it and normalising it. Rightly or wrongly, that's what the British empire did - in India, for example. It is another thing to go in on the assumption that a quick burst of violent action will somehow clear the decks and that you can move on and other people will put things back together - Iraq, for example." more (Guardian UK)

And the photo is not of the Anglican church leader btw

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Jack Fascinato - Music From a Surplus Store

Despite his long association with Tennessee Ernie Ford and his formidable library of choral arrangements of Christian hymns, Jack Fascinato is one of the "names to look for" in Space Age Pop. His album, Music from a Surplus Store is one of those records that die-hards spend years searching through thrifts and garage sales to find.

Thanks to the always excellent XTABAYS World you can get your hands on this GREAT 1959 release! Go There Now!

Read more on Jack Fascinato on Space Age Pop.

The Jezebel Spirit and the Twit - repost

"The Jezebel Spirit"
written by Brian Eno & David Byrne

VOICE: Unidentified exorcist, New York, September 1980

Do you hear voices? You do, so you are possessed. You are a believer, born again And yet you hear voices and you are possessed. Ok, are you ready to give us a listen? Put your hand over there. We want this figured out. Ok sister; You have a Jezebel spirit within you, You have a spirit of grief, You have a spirit of destruction. Jezebel, Spirit of destruction, Spirit of grief, I bind you with chains of iron. I bind you out of that bounded heaven. Loosen your hold and come out of her now. (It’s no good our sister.) Out. Out Jezebel. Come out now (Go ahead) Out in the name of Jesus. Come out destruction. Come out destruction. Come out grief. Jezebel you are going to listen to me Jezebel (Go ahead sister; keep going. Jezebel will abandon you) She was intended by God to be a virtuous woman. You have no right to her. Her husband is the head of the house. Out Jezebel. Out. Out.. Let Jesus in. That’s right. I break your power Jezebel. Loosen your hold on her mind. Go ahead sister. Go ahead sister. Use your head. That was easy. You can sit down now.
The Jezebel Spirit

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Scary planet sounds

Hear intriguing radio waves that NASA's Cassini spacecraft collected near Jupiter in January 2001.
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Listen closely to hear ghostly planetary plasma waves collected by NASA's Voyager 2.
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If you're squeamish, you may not want to listen to the strange whistle of ultra-cold liquid helium-3 that changes volume relative to the North Pole and Earth's rotation.
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And beware the weird radio emissions Galileo gathered from Jupiter's largest moon, Ganymede.
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Thank you NASA