Thursday, April 24, 2008


The first week of the 2008 NBA Playoffs has left me profoundly depressed. The regular season was the epitome of hype, and so far this year's 'offs have been The Phantom Menace, with SAS/PHO representing a midget Boba Fett. Something had to give, I suppose, but why in the name of all that is holy did it have to materialize as 2-0 almost across the board? The East is easier to figure out than who framed Roger Rabbit; but the West was/is supposed to be a slugfest. Not so. (Fuck.)

Ironic, then, that the only series notched at a game apiece is Detroit/Philly -- and we know how that one will go. I'm sure there's some underlying principle here, something along the lines of "Once an NBA season reaches critical mass..." but I'm not sure I like it. In fact, I'm sure I don't.

That said, the undeniable truths are:

1) Quality NBA coaches are as rare as quality NFL quarterbacks, so Philly Jax, Pop, and, maybe, Byron Scott -- I've fallen in lust with the Hornets and I can't deny it; I'm about to alley-oop to Tyson Chandler and I think I like it -- are title faves. If the Celts prevail, it will be despite Doc Rivers, sort of like how Eli Manning won a Super Bowl.

2) Shaq is fat, and PHO white or orange don't flatter the Big Sand Dune.

3) Tracy McGrady is gonna own the TNT booth someday/next week.

3.5) Whatever happened to Mark Price? He's the NBA's Joe Dante.

4) Watch me crank that Superman and Dwight Howard this Chris Bosh.

5) Gilbert Arenas is fat, and WAS puke-gold does not flatter your favorite blogger's favorite blogger.

6) To paraphrase Masta Ace (whose day is steadily approaching), "Punks be all up on it like a [New Orleans] Hornet."

I'm fairly sure I wrote that before, but in commemoration of my new-found Hornets jocking, it should be repeated.

7) Wherever there's an angry basketball fan in Seattle, I'll be there.

Monday, April 21, 2008


Standing outside the entrance to Insa-dong, that bastion of foreign newbiness, a woman was shouting about the human-rights violations against the the Tibetan people by China. Me, I just wanted to sit down and smoke a square. My cigarette addiction has waned of late, but we're still talking between 10 and 20 per diem. That lust sated, I fixated next on a libation to both quench my thirst and perk my senses -- for both would later be massacred -- and settled on iced green tea. This was in Samcheong-dong, which, for the uninitiated, is turning into a fucking joke (it was my first time there, mind you, but I could see the telltale signs, like 6000 won for iced green tea, and lots of unshaven white people with poor posture).

For dinner we took the subway to my home away from home, Hongdae, and ate

(burnt baby flesh)

samgyeopsal and drank from bottles green and full of promise. Then, for good measure, a trip to the Mecca -- aka Bundang -- for pool, more green bottles full of promise (this time German beer), karaoke*, and the requisite late-night/early-morning snack to fill bellies full of booze and stave off the headache harbinger that manifests itself at such an opportune hour. Like those Vote or Die T-shirts, shit didn't work. Still, Legs woke me up in time for the 3rd quarter of Mavs/Hornets game 1, which was awesome in so many ways. But after the elation of Chris Paul -- my new boyfriend, because apparently D-Wade is dating Star Jones -- bitch-slapping the Mavs into perpetual panic mode had worn off, this little tyke was rearing to head home, drink some cranberry juice (for my period), and read the dust jacket covers of books on/in (can I get a ruling?) my bookshelf before saying a prayer and closing the evening watching Byron Allen on Comics Unleashed and imagining that the servicemen* who protect this country aren't amused by such idiocy.

But I still can't get that lady caterwauling for Tibetan freedom out of my head. Mostly because she was pretty cute, but also because I wish I could stop having to listen to people whine on the most beautiful day of the year. Make me feel guilty on a crummy day, okay?

Folks should get down in the sunshine.

* I got the gong for singing "Fake Plastic Trees," which is like a Jerry Lewis telethon getting preempted by a Skittles ad.

** Call Steinbeck sentimental -- or a Commie -- but he was also the original Lennie Bruce. Peep game:

"...When I was a kid my 'ol man give me a haltered heifer an' says take her down an' git her serviced. An' the fella says, I done it, an' ever' time since then when I hear a business man talkin' about service I wonder who's gettin' screwed."

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Samurai Slowdown

I'm pretty sure that there was a PKast in the works, but sometimes things have a way of spinning out of control, or well below control, if you follow me. We're a capricious bunch, this crew, and occasionally we act more like the Mighty Soju Slothful Rangers than actual contributors.

Guilty as charged.

A couple of our misguided rabble have kids, while some of us are depressed by the fact that we're getting shorter as time flies by our eyes. A couple of us are raging, closet alcoholics that seethe with incessant animosity toward the Beijing Olympics, because we haven't anything else to rally behind at the moment. Others are just alcoholics. We're busy, okay?

All this decadent avoidance of meaningful contributions need not imply a lack of commitment, quite the contrary: we're so dedicated to imparting knowledge upon our growing fanbase, that we dare not indulge in drivel.

For example, I had this dream last night, one that should be mentioned solely for the sake of artistic reinforcement. In this tumultuous fantasy, I was back at the first house that my parents ever owned, up atop a hill named, ironically enough, Hillside Drive. It wasn't a particularly large house, but it easily served the purposes of two adults and three children (with room to spare). Anyway, during this dream I had reverted to the age of sixteen (just because that's the kind of thing you inherently know within the framework of any given mental concoction), and I was going into my parents' bedroom to get a safety pin from the sewing machine contained within but, as luck would have it, my mother was there, underneath the covers.

Now, you may have guessed as to where this story is headed, but you're wrong (this time). I stumbled upon something far worse than any Freudian tragedy of angst-ridded youth; not only was my mother in bed, but she had been getting it on with none other than Mr. Han, the villain from Enter the Dragon. No, Han didn't have the fake hand attached, nor did have have some manner of dildo attachment; it was merely a stump, plain and simple, but he was frolicking with my very own mother. At this point, I made a vocal objection which consisted of something akin to 'Get your extra ordinary hand off of my mother, you son of a bitch!' to which my mother replied that everything was okay. I was not distracted by mother's plea, and would have none of these shenanigans.

Han's response was to call upon Bolo, the scariest thug this side of Hong Kong. Pleasantries aside, Bolo (pictured above, beside Bruce Lee) really scared the shit out of me when I was much younger. Objectively, I understand that in accordance with the film, Han was a much deadlier opponent, but nonetheless, Bolo frightened me as a kid, and wouldn't you know it, Bolo busted out from the bedroom closet to mop the floor with me. It wasn't the older Bolo from later films such as Bloodsport (even though he could be in a wheelchair and still manage to kick my ass) but the same Bolo presented in the classic Lee film.

Call it cowardice, call it tactical retreat, I got the fuck out of there, ran into the adjacent bathroom, and locked the door. As Bolo began to punch his way through the flimsy obstacle, I pulled open the drawers to find something useful. Oddly enough, the drawers were filled to the brim with kitchen utensils, which wasn't so bad, as I located several knives of varying sizes. Utilizing these instruments of culinary excellence, I managed to stab his exposed hands and arms. This action managed to slow him down a bit, but much like the scene from the aforementioned film, in which some unfortunate cronies kick the Chinese juggernaut, this only served to piss him off immensely. Using what little time I had, whilst Bolo screamed and bared his teeth in quick succession, I climbed out the bathroom window into the backyard. At that point, I ran as quickly as I could, but ran into a bunch of mulberry trees and became entangled by the juicy fruit. Then I awoke and wondered if any mulberries were available in Korea.

Dreamy stuff, literally.

Speaking of phantasma, am I the only person that adores this song, beyond teenage girls and dainty Europeans? I told myself that I would refrain from referencing anything Australian in this, or the next, post, but I just couldn't help it. I may be a bit tipsy, mind you, and I'm not the biggest fan of Minogue by any means, but I won't apologize for my adulation of the song. Make that the Fever album in its entirety.

At this point, I hesitate to regurgitate that as a kid I had a bit of a crush on Virginia Hey (also known as the Warrior Woman) from Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior. Fuck. I just did it again.


George Miller

P.S. Psychedelic Solicitation

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Intro Music (to a Film)

Never have I been happier to listen to Burrito talk and manlove for myself, but the P-Kast shit needs theme music and, preferably, a voiceover from Meathammer.

How about this shit?

Buy the elbow when I drop it.

Say K'mochi.


The bar was long and blue. There may have been a coin-operated pool table. I don't remember much in that department, but I suppose that's to be expected when you start drinking midday on the hottest day of the year. Still, there's stuff I do remember, and vividly. I was wearing a gray shirt; just plain-old gray, but that shirt connoted power, like the drab outfit of a fascist dictator. It's been over ten years since I've worn that shirt, but I'm sure it must be around somewhere back home, lonely and forgotten. Shirts don't decompose like half-eaten apples and dead carcasses. No, you'd have to burn it or shred it if you wanted that old shirt gone, and I don't think anyone ever cared enough to want it gone from the face of the earth that badly, least of all me. It's probably bunched up and smelling like mildew in my closet back home, or maybe in the basement. Sometimes I think about that shirt. It was plain, simple, nice.

My hair was the same length all over my head, the result of growing out what I'd shaven clean bald from my scalp over half a year prior. By evening my face was crimson from sitting out all day on the cottage porch steps, drinking bottle after bottle of Miller Genuine Draft. I must have had at least a dozen and a half, but youth scoffs at such an amount, and on into the late-night hours I drifted aimlessly and drunkenly.

On our way home the next day we stopped for breakfast at a diner. I ordered a grilled-cheese sandwich with bacon and tomato. My brother -- convention be damned -- smoked a cigarette while he ate. After our meal we stopped for gas and I bought a 500ml carton of orange juice.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Conflict Resolution

This is how you solve problems, PK style.

(It also pushes the crap downward.)

Get Up

This morning, nursing a hangover with dusty air and a cloud-strewn sky with an inherent hope of greatness (it's all related), I made my second pilgrimage in less than 24 hours: first, Bundang, second, Kyobo bookstore. I almost picked up Bram Stoker's Dracula, but, word to Harper Lee-bad karma, opted instead for John Steinbeck's masterpiece of fiction, The Grapes of Wrath (aka The Angry Grapes, if you're Japanese.)

In high school I wrote an essay on the novel, and, fuck you and me both, it was purdy darn good; so much so that my teacher was offended by my accurate criticism of the third chapter, in which a land turtle climbs an embankment, gets lucky when one driver avoids it, then gets knocked -- literally -- on its ass when a second driver purposefully tries to run it off the road. Turtle = working-class foundation of the nation; second car = the mechanical nature of oppression. Duh, not that hard to figure out. But my teacher, Mr. Pupa (he's probably dead now, so I'll resist calling him a cocksucker for giving my essay an 85), insisted that Johnny S wrote that chapter as, much like the first, mise en scène.

What a dumbass.

It Mehmet ocurred to me today, however, that what I once adored as a 17-year-old (virgin) might not hold the same impact it once did, because The Grapes of Wrath, while acknowledged by smart people as one of the greatest American novels ever written, is sentimental like a motherfuck, and that trait, somehow, makes it poor fiction.

To dumb people.

Tell me -- because I'm too lazy to tell myself -- what, exactly, is so wrong with sentimentality? In this time and age (where redundancy reigns), it's clear to me that any emotion from media is treated with cynicism; and if a film, TV show, book, or astral projection makes you feel a genuine emotion, it's automatic(For the People)ally labeled as ham-handed, ham-fisted, or hammy. Or, if you're a vegetarian, cheesy. (If you're a vegan, I have no idea; tofuey, perhaps?)

Why would a person be offended if an episode of Full House makes him feel a sense of genuine human empathy? Why does Tom Joad's speech at the end of the novel continue to be called overly sentimental as though that's a bad thing?

Anything that makes you feel good is not wrong, nor is it bad drama.

(Unless it's cocaine.)

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

From under Someone Else's Bed

I once hung out with people (believe it or not), and did stuff like eat pizza while playing Zaxxon one-handed.* Admittedly, it seems like a lifetime ago, back when I was frightened to sleep without the comforting gaze of my buddy, the Glo Worm, to keep my hysteria toward the encroaching darkness in check. I can't -nay, won't- shy away from confessing that fear of the unknown night was merely one of my irrational childhood fears, the greatest of which was my staunch aversion toward arachnids, especially spiders and tarantulas. Fun fact: I've traveled to New Zealand (specifically South Island), but not Australia. I'll give you three chances to guess on a major factor in that decision, and no, Denz has nothing to do with it this time. Yes, I was terrified of several things in my youth, but tonight's post is about being frightened of the dark itself, and the 'new' Twilight Zone.

Any studious listener of the PKast would, hopefully after vomiting profusely, recall my verbose description of an episode from the aforementioned series, namely Ray Bradbury's the Elevator, during which I cataloged the horrific nature of Stephen Geoffrey's performance, as well as the pervasive cheesiness of the series as a whole. I recently completed my viewing of the first season, and while I do not regret my casual stroll down memory lane, I will attest to the notion that the series itself was severely flawed, almost fatally so. Having said that, I do think that the series had its high points, even if Bradbury's work really doesn't qualify as one of them. If anything, the arachnoid deus ex machina both serves, and severs its function; for anyone over the age of twelve, it rarely tingles the spine, except for an almost automatic knee-jerk 'I didn't see that coming' reaction.**

The venerable Joe Dante's contribution to the series, however, plays upon the notion of dark, fearful symmetry with his usual sardonic directorial acumen. In the Shadow Man,*** Dante introduces us to the timid, adolescent Danny Hayes, a clever, studious boy easily disturbed by the slightest jolt of morbidity. Deathly afraid of the dark, Danny elects to sleep with several lights, television, and radio turned on, until he turns thirteen, at which point his flabbergasted mother decrees that he'll just have to grow up and deal with his fear. Without giving anything pertinent away, I will state that this is where the tale becomes interesting, as something emerges from beneath his bed, much to the boy's chagrin.

As noted previously, this episode stands in stark contrast to the shock value of the Elevator not only in its subject matter, but in its presentation and outlook. In Bradbury's story, we are given two brothers that are, inevitably, prey for something wholly beyond their control, and ours (namely, a big, genetically enhanced spider). In the Shadow Man, viewers are privy to something entirely different; that the majority of viewers -whether it be in hindsight or contemporarily, nerdy males aged twelve to thirty- could identify with Danny is unquestionable. The conundrum, in my mind, is whether I, as a viewer, am supposed to fear the dark (and what it may hold), or to dread the price of becoming 'cool' with the society that helped generate Danny's fear of darkness.
Sparkles Says: It's all about the hubris!

Kmart Says: No it's not. Get the fuck out of here.
Fear not, as I am scarcely capable of waxing philosophical about anything, let alone an episode of a defunct TV series from the mid-eighties. What I am trying to imply, haphazardly, is that the genius of Dante is that he plays upon a fear of the dark with the utmost sagacity. The titular Shadow Man is a murky, nondescript shade that doesn't inspire extreme fear, either now or when I was a lad. Unlike the Elevator, I can smile watching the Shadow Man tonight just as I did twenty some years ago, albeit a twisted smile that reflects my amusement with the scenario played out.

Even so, given the gaze of a man who lost track of his prime, I can't help but wonder about the fate of young Danny with respect to projection. I am no longer afraid of the dark, but unlike that character, I recognize that there are things to fear within said darkness, things that are no more -or less- supernatural than a bag of Cheetos. By extension, I suppose that some girl walking alone on a dimly lit university campus sidewalk after hours may fear me, not because I'm scary, but due to the fact that I (or anyone else, for that matter) represent the blackened visage best described as a Shadow Man. That nameless girl was probably coming from the same collegiate party that I had been, each of us drinking extensively, trying to be cool but lamenting what the result could be, even with all the lights burning brightly. She probably scares me as much as I do her, but I can't decide if that is because she's cool, or because there may be something hidden behind her, in the darkness beyond the streetlight.

If that sounds awkward, then perhaps you should watch Dante's the Shadow Man, because that's what it is all about, in its own way. For the majority of the episode, you're wondering just what it is that should perturb you, and what it is you should be grinning about. They may be one in the same, and that is what is most frightening above all.****

All on a 13 inch, black-and-white Zenith television.


Rockne S. O'Bannon

* That was two weeks ago, with Sparkles at the helm. Korea still believes in classic gaming.

** Except for you, dear reader, as I've already mentioned the ending. Sorry about that.

*** For those curious souls, the episode is available for viewing at YouTube. Watch it!

**** Originally, the sentence had been written with 'salivating' in lieu of 'frightening.' Weird.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Pride (In the Name of Love)

Have the citizens of Earth -- the important ones who love the god-blessed sport of basketball -- gone completely insane?

Kobe. Garnett. James.

Chris Paul is projected third or fourth (Lebron deserves MVP like I deserve the Man Booker Prize) in MVP voting to those cats? Really?

Come the fuck on.

Prince Paul -- I refuse outright to call him CP3, 'cause my nickname is better -- has put together a season for the ages: his team is first in the DEADLY Western Conference, and my magic 8-ball says that's exactly where they'll finish the season. In first. Sure, they'll probably get bumped out of the 'offs in the 2nd round (possibly first if they face the Nuggets), but give credit -- word to Guru -- where it's due.

Give Kobe the mivip and he's this year's Dirk (first round exito); give it to KG and piss off Shaq, who did the exact same thing for the Heat in '05-06; Hold on...

If Chris Paul were white...?

Oh, I'm going there. I'm also saying that were Prince Paul in the league a lot longer than he's been (three years), he'd be a shoe-in.

But for some fucked up reason we can't set a (funky) precedent. He's too young. Don't want to blow up the kid's ego too soon.

See, the NBA, as much as I love it, doesn't reward quick progress, no matter how phenominal. And in Paul's case it's pretty fucking outstanding. And non-vaingloriously. Extra points.

Again, the Hornets didn't make the 'offs last year. This year, they're taking the tight West.

Give. It. Up.

This is exactly like the time when The Wire didn't receive any Emmys.

(I'm going to fill this post with one-sentence paragraphs until someone recognizes just how

large my penis is

remarkable the Hornets' season has been. And it's all due to Paul.)

Don't hate youth, old fuckers who report on b-ball.

Chris Paul is the MVP. And if you disagree, you've probably watched more ball this year.

Don't get it cloudy.

Someone's gonna die.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

The PKast (Volume 1.5)

Take only what you need from it.

Awake (Review)

Going to the movies when nothing good is playing is a poor excuse to visit the cinema. "What'd you see?" someone asks, and you respond, "Battlefield Earth," adding the qualifier "because nothing else was playing."

That's like eating gum for breakfast because you don't have any eggs in your fridge (yes, it's exactly like that).

So why did I agree on Friday night to see Awake? Not because nothing else was playing, but because my girlfriend, still recovering from a tonsilectomy, asked me to. Still, that alone wasn't enough to make a cold-hearted bastard like myself agree. No, it was Roger Ebert's three-star review of the film that proved the tipping point.

See, I read Ebert's reviews like your moms does Reader's Digest Condensed Books, and he postulated that the reason he enjoyed the movie was because he hadn't seen any advertisements for the film, nor the film's poster (Jesus, look at it up there; that's a crime), which he claimed gives away a crucial plot point. I read (the first paragraph of) that review around the time the movie was being advertised for release here in Korea, and, imagining that I might enjoy the film were I to go in fresh, I stopped reading it right there.

Make no mistake, the plot twist, which comes midway through the picture, is unexpected. It's also original. It's shocking, and set up very well. It is not, however, effective, because it makes an intriguing movie completely dislikable.

Dislikable because you suddenly hate pretty much every character you've been introduced to, including the protagonist, whom it's hard to feel pathos for when you keep thinking about how much of a dumb fuck he is.

(Spoiler warning from here on. I don't think I'll get many complaints.)

Awake stars Hayden Christensen (NOOOooo! Although he was pretty okay in Jumper) and Jessica Alba (whose nipple you can see beneath a wet undershirt, close up, for a couple of seconds, so maybe that alone is worth the price of admission). Christensen plays Clay, the son and heir of a

(shyness that is criminally vulgar)

business magnate. Alba plays Sam, his fiancee, though Clay's protective mother doesn't know about their engagement. Terrence Howard -- who is slowly turning into the new millenial Samuel L. Jackson, i.e. a very good black actor who won't turn down any role, no matter how shitty (see: Brave One, The) -- plays Jack, the surgeon who first saved Clay's life when he had a heart attack, and who later befriended him when he discovered that Clay needed a heart transplant.

The movie begins by informing us that out of the millions of patients who receive general anesthesia every year, roughly 30 thousand experience what is known as "anesthetic awareness," a phenomenon where a patient undergoing surgery is aware of what is happening to him or her, and feels the pain of the surgery.

Yowza. I joked to my girlfriend that it was a good thing we'd gone to see the movie after her operation.

That's a good premise for a movie, I suppose, but only in theory. See, in practice, you can't have a film about a guy having his chest cut open, his heart removed, and everything else that occurs during a heart transplant, because that would be too unsettling for an audience to bear. Admittedly, the 10 or so minutes that the movie actually devotes to this concept had me feeling pretty uneasy.

The rest of it had me feeling pretty pissed off, and the only reason I'm writing this review instead of watching season 4 of The Dark Tower 2.0 (aka Lost), is because there could have been a good movie in there somewhere had the tone been different.

Clay marries Sam on the night he finds out he's to have his heart transplant the next morning. He's rushed to the hospital where his mother, adamant that Dr. Jack, who has several pending malpractice lawsuits, doesn't perform the surgery. Clay's mother insists her doctor friend, Jonathan Neyer, who has had his "hands inside presidents," handle the operation, but Clay balks*. He's in good hands. He's got his girl, his best friend, and his Orange Crush. Fuck you, Mom, and your stuffy old medicine man.

Youth gone wild. Can't tell them nothing.

Maybe you should have listened to your moms, Clay, because it turns out the whole thing's a scam. Sam, Dr. Jack, some English bird, and Fisher Fucking Stevens (shoulda left the cineplex when THAT credit appeared on screen) want Clay dead so Sam can get his inheritance and the quartet can split the pie four ways.

Clay -- because he's AWAKE -- hears all this. I dunno, but if my chest were open I'd be like


Anyway, Shooter McGavin busts them all (I'm dead serious), and Clay's moms OD's on pills so that her doctor friend, Jonothan Neyer, can remove HER heart and give it to her son.

The operation is performed, while, in the spirit world, Clay tells his mother he won't leave her. That's when Clay's moms reminds him that Clay's pops was a coke-sniffing spousal abuser whom she deaded with a fireplace poker, and Clay had ereased that memory since he was young.


The coup de grace, however, comes at the end. Dr. Jack, who opens the film with narration calling Clay his friend, ends it feeling sorry for the guy he tried to kill. To tell you the truth, I feel sorry for everyone involved in this monstrosity. Because there are no happy endings here. Jesus, Clay wakes up with a new heart that will last as long as the first generation iPods, his moms is dead, his fiancee conned him for his money, his best friend did the same, and now he remembers that his pops was a deadbeat.

Almost awesome enough for me to give it 2 *_*


* by which I mean he acts stubbornly, not that he makes an illegal motion while one or more runners are on base.

Thursday, April 03, 2008


Sparkles's secretary (who looks exactly like Kate Winslet minus the chub, plus the legs): Sir, Billy Mitchell is on line two.

Spark: Who?

Sec: Billy Mitchell.

Sp: I don't know a Billy Mitchell.

Se: Well, sir, he says he knows you. He told me...

Billy Mitchell: Listen, Forbes, you know exactly who I am, so don't play dumb.

S: THE Billy Mitchell?

William "Mitchy" Mitchell: Knock it off. You better give me the respect that I deserve or I'ma take it by force. Blast you with a .45 colt, make you summersault.

s: Oh, the Pac-Man guy.

Mitch: S'right.

e: You're amazing.

Billy Mitchell: I'm okay, I guess.

o: Hey, have you ever thought about not being such a reclusive douchebag? I mean, it works for JD Salinger, but, sorry Mitchy, no one really cares about you. Nor your hot sauce. And those ties suck balls. Are you a Scientologist?

Billy: A what?

i: Maybe I spelled it worng.

n: Anyway, have you beaten Contra 4 yet?

Bill: I beat it the day I got it, asshole.

f: Beat Nanostray 2?

Bi: Matter of time. I could shoot the Sphinx's nose out of Napoleon's hand.

o: Hold on, what?

B: I'm on some bullshit, don't worry about it.

r: Yeah, I know how it is. By the way, the Internet hates you. King of Kong crucified you.

b: Well, what can you do?

b: Not much, I guess. Still, isn't there some pride at stake?

What's at stake now?

I dunno, you called me.


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The PK 27 -- Track Sitars, Pots, and Pans

Just because I'm on semi-hiatus doesn't mean you don't need to groove.

Give the Cold War Kids some love. They're like Maroon Five without the suck, Starsailor minus the suicide.

Bask in exaltation.

Harbinger: The PKast is prepped and ready. And if you think I'm aping Bill Simmons by resorting to links and podcasts because I've lost my writing mojo, you, sir, are perceptive.