Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday Mix-Up #8

I'm still soaking up the sun and rolling in the dirt here in Boise, but that doesn't mean I'm going to deprive you of This Goodness!

Song: Tom Sawyer (Rush, Moving Pictures, 1981)
Covering Band: Mindless Self Indulgence

The first time I listened to this version on the album You'll Rebel to Anything I thought, Hey, I've heard these notes before. Then the middle of the song happened and I realized what it was. YAY!

That is all.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday Mix-Up #7

What's this? A Monday Mix-Up from beyond the grave?

Ok, so I'm not dead, but I am currently at Annual Training for the Army. So let's give an extra special thanks to that whole Schedule feature. And an extra EXTRA special 'Huzzah!' for me for thinking ahead and getting these scheduled so you poor folks don't have to go without them for three whole weeks. I know, it would be crushing...

On to the song! As promised, this week I'm showcasing the work of Warren Fitzgerald. He's the guitarist for this wonderful covering band and the guy lip-syncing in the video.

Song: Don't Stop Me Now (Queen, Jazz, 1978)
Covering Band: The Vandals

Rad? Yes. Spiritual? Almost. The best song ever? Probably not, but awesome nonetheless.

That is all.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday Mix-Up #6

Welcome back to Monday Mix-Up.

This week is special. Why? Because you get to watch THIS!

Song: I Am The Walrus (The Beatles, Hello, Goodbye, 1967)
Covering Band: Oingo Boingo

I don't get this song. But it's Oingo Boingo that's ok.

*BONUS GOODNESS: That punky little guy attempting the splits at 1:19 is none other than Warren Fitzgerald. Guitarist for The Vandals and producer extraordinaire! Maybe I'll have to find some of his work for next week...

That is all.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Once upon a time, there was a loving husband who wanted to buy his lovely wife flowers for Valentine's day.

While contemplating where to get flowers, he saw a commercial on the tele-tube for and a promotion they were running.

Cool, he thought. I can get a good deal on flowers for Wifey.

So he went on the inter-webs and ordered the flowers (which ended up not being the greatest, but ok) and paid for them with his magical plastic rectangle.

Six months later, he noticed a strange charge on his bank statement. $14.95 for Easy Saver...

Strange, he thought. So Wifey did a search for easy saver and found this.

They checked their bank statement back through February and - what do you know - these charges had been coming out since the loving husband purchased the mediocre flowers.

The screwed-over couple called the number from the complaint site and, after a quick rant at the guy on the other end, were promised reimbursement in 7-10 days.

Moral of the story: Don't buy flowers from! It'll sign you up for a scam, wherein you give them fifteen bucks a month and get zilch for it. It's apparently how they afford to sell the flowers that cheap or something.

That is all.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Monday Mix-Up #5

Screw intros, we've got TWO videos today...lets get to it!

Song: Umbrella (Rihanna, Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded, 2008)
Covering Band: Vanilla Sky

When I found this video (6/10), I really REALLY wanted to put it up immediately as a 'Wednesday WTF?'.

But I restrained myself. I'm quite proud.

No, I'm not a great fan of this song originally, but I think it's great covered. See also: All Time Low.

That is all.