Two mighty albums released this year make a reference to Himmler…

The Shins – Australia

Dare to be one of us girl
Faced with the android’s conundrum
I felt like I should just cry
But nothing happens every time I take one on the chin
Yeah Himmler in your coat you don’t know how long I’ve been
Watching the lantern dim starved of oxygen
So give me your hand and let’s jump out the window

The Tragically Hip – World Container

There’s a world container with your name on it
and a billion ways to go berserk
when the country quits on you
it must be dinner
and the Himmler on this one is, there’s no dessert
(he’s the one who couldn’t imagine
all the people living life in peace, yoo hoo oo oo oo)

So why Himmler? Heinrich Himmler was a prominent member of the Nazi party and primarily responsible for the entire Holocaust (as organizer). The “Himmler” on his story is that the British captured him but committed suicide before he could be put on trial at Nuremberg.

How to delete a song in an iTunes playlist

If you use playlists in iTunes to listen to your music, then you may have noticed that it is impossible to delete a song while viewing the playlist. You might need to delete a lost song or just to remove a song you are too embarrassed to even have on your computer (where did that Wham! song come from anyway?).

I discovered a keyboard shortcut that allows you to do this, simply press control-shift-delete after the selecting the song(s) you want to delete. That’s it, hope it’s helpful for you.

Calvin & Hobbes Snowman Art

I’ve always been a big fan of Calvin and Hobbes, there’s something very Zen about that boy and his stuffed tiger. I still remember the final strip in the paper and it always takes me back.

But! Just in time for our first Christmas without snow (in recent memory), here are some of the best C&H snowman strips. Hope you get a kick out of them too. Merry Christmas!

Calvin and Hobbes Snowman Art, via Digg.

The other D

The greatest band of all time is finally coming out with the greatest movie of all time. Tenacious D In The Pick Of Destiny hits theaters November 22nd and I can’t wait. I’ve been a big fan of the D since their days on HBO. Their album was OK but it’s their bootlegs that are hysterical. The best one I’ve listened to (a few hundred times) is them live at the Largo Pub January 21, 1999. Just amazing. (Un)Fortunately, it is not for the little ones.

They have a website up for the movie now and you really should sit through the first couple of minutes where they intro the website – more comedy genius.

Easy Wind

Easy Wind at McGarret'sAs of a few hours ago, the collaboration between my brother Tim, Kevin Barry and Mike Hogan is now called Easy Wind. We’ll be playing our first show at O Restaurant & Lounge on Saturday at 10pm for a private birthday party (that’s open to the public).

We’ll play our first real show at McGarret’s on Elmwood Nov. 2nd.

The October Buffalo Storm

What a week it has been. The storm was truly something to witness. I just posted a few pics on Flickr, shown to the right. It’s day 6, still no power in Kenmore – many of the streets around us do as of 6pm tonight. Hopefully tomorrow? We’ve been at my parent’s house for 3 days after 3 days in the cold and dark at home. Thank God they got power when they did.

Jack’s a trooper, Jen’s a rock and grandparents are the best hosts to have.

Some links for you…

YouTube: Sleepy Kitty (aaawwwwwww)

Pathetic Fallacy on Buffalo Hardcore

Fantastic hosting at Media Temple – think I might make the switch from Godaddy.com for Wnymusic. Double the money but 5 gazillion times the features (SSH!)

Jeremy Enigk has a new album out – World Waits – AMG hates it

Firefox 2.0 RC3 is out. Using it now. The tabs look pretty but built-in spell checking for from textareas is where it’s at

Mike Watt – legendary bass player with the Minutemen, among other things, now playing bass for the reformed The Stooges (first album since 1974’s Raw Power)