Saturday, December 20, 2008

Cambodia's heartthrob - Preap Sovath


Preap Sovath # 1

He appears to be the undisputed star of modern Cambodian music. It's true sometimes I mention his name just to see the flutter of joy. I have yet to be caught off guard. Unanimous. "He's the best. He's the number one." Obviously I don't have the ear to hear what the entire country and diaspora hears, but I appreciate it just the same.

His videos have an overaching theme. He stands or sits on a plank of wood by a lake or the ocean with his shirt unbuttoned, pouring his heart the girl. Memories from the past.

Except in this video. He's so crazy and that's why we love him.

Go Preap Sovath! "Tell me what you want me to do!" (I need to find that song/video.. it is gold in my currency).

Sunday, December 14, 2008

New Music: Emily Wells

Emily Wells is a mastermind. She plays the violin, banjo, keyboard, beat-maker, xylophone, vocals and whatever she can loop (which she does live at her concerts.) I found her through the Hotel Cafe tour and really love the original music she is putting out. It's definitely some of the best new music I've heard as of late.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

US Department of Laughs

My grandpa sent this listing from the US Department of Laughs. Good eye, Pop!

The US government has a new website, It's another attempt at scare mongering in the style of the old "duck and cover" advice after WWII.

The fun thing is that these pictures are so ambiguous they could mean anything! Here are a few interpretations.

If you have set yourself on fire, do not run

If you spot terrorism, blow your anti-terrorism whistle.
If you are Vin Diesel, yell really loud.

If you spot a terrorist arrow,
pin it against the wall with your shoulder

If you are sprayed with an unknown substance,
stand and think about it instead of seeing a doctor.

Use your flashlight to lift the walls right off of you!

The proper way to eliminate smallpox is to wash with soap,
water and at least one(1) armless hand.

Hurricanes, animal corpses and the biohazard symbol
have a lot in common. Think about it.

Be on the lookout for terrorists with pinkeye and leprosy.
Also, they tend to rub their hands together manically.

If a door is closed, karate chop it open.

If your building collapses,
give yourself a blowjob while waiting to be rescued.

Try to absorb as much of the radiation as possible with your groin region.
After 5 minutes and 12 seconds, however, you may become sterile

After exposure to radiation it is important to consider
that you may have mutated to gigantic dimensions: watch your head.

If you've become a radiation mutant with a deformed hand,
remember to close the window. No one wants to see that shit.

If you hear Brittany Spears or Evanescence on the radio,
cower in the corner or run like hell.

If your lungs and stomach start talking,
stand with your arms akimbo until they stop.

If you are trapped under falling debris,
conserve oxygen by not farting.

If you lose a contact lens during a chemical attack,
do not stop to look for it.

Do not drive a stations wagon
if a power pole is protruding from the hood.

A one-inch thick piece of plywood
should be sufficient protection against radiation.