Jim Shelley & Book Of Kills

The Sun Turns Our Patio Into A Lifeless Hell!

Ooohhh! It's "Odds and Ends Thursday"...

I didn't even know the Dead Milkmen were still together, but gosh durn it, they are and have been for the past thirty years! This new video (well...new to me...actually it has been out about four months), "The Sun Turns Our Patio Into A Lifeless Hell", from them is definitely genius. Check it out. Please! Also watch their even newer video, "Ronald Reagan Killed The Black Dahlia".

Five quotations from George Harrison:

"Having played with other bands, I don't even think The Beatles were that good."

"Rap music is just computerized crap. I listen to Top of the Pops, and after three songs I feel like killing someone."

"In the end, this world will go under because of the stupidity of people."

"I believe I love my guitar more than the others love theirs. For John and Paul, songwriting is pretty important and guitar playing is a means to an end. While they're making up new songs I can thoroughly enjoy myself just noodling around with a guitar for the whole evening. I'm fascinated by new sounds I can get from different instruments I try out. I'm not sure that makes me particularly musical. Just call me a guitar fanatic instead and I'll be satisfied."

"I'd rather be a musician than a rockstar."

The inimitable Patsy Cline (still the greatest country singer ever?) died in a plane crash on this day in 1963. Patsy, aside from her extraordinary vocal skills, is also remembered as country music's first "cross-over" star.

John Belushi, the greatest Saturday Night Live! star of all time, died of a drug overdose on this day in 1982.