This weekend I caught a brief interview with “Dirty Uncle Mike”, the lead singer of a band called Dicktionhead. While at the Galway Arms Irish Pub to see them play, Wendy also phoned in a Restroom Review.
Were you ever a fan of the V mini-series in the eighties? Well ABC is airing a remake in November. This episode includes an audio preview – but check out the video version at ABC.com.
The song of the day is the difficult child by Dicktionhead and the website of the day is picnik.com. The show closes on Movie by Katie Davis.]]>
Recently I picked up a toy for the office called the Mir:ror by Violet. It’s an RFID reader designed for the average consumer and it’s a pretty fun little product.
The song of the day is Before Daylight by Zach Harjo and the website of the day is WeChooseTheMoon.org - a cool interactive recreation of the moon landing. Finally, the show ends on Beautiful Lie by Beth Thornley.
See you at the Oregon Brewfest!]]>
Want to get addicted to a simple little video game? Try out Shift.
The song of the day is One Day Soon by Mark Colety and the website of the day is bing.com. We end the show on a CrapMonkey Spool Sample featuring Tesla’s Forever More.]]>
Discover Magazine has a cool series called “20 Things You Didn’t Know About…” that is worth checking out. The topics of “Television” and “Time” are certainly worth a read. Are you in to retro 3D? If so, get your glasses on and check out Swell3d.com. However, if this episode is getting you into too good of a mood, maybe you should take a look at thingstobemiserableabout.com.
Finally, there is just a smidge of beer news in this eposide (since I missed the Washington Cask Festival). Seattle Beer Week is coming up in May. Check out the Seattle Beer Week website to learn more about what that entails.
The song of the day is Hangman by Zach Harjo and we close the show on Broken Halos. Both songs are from Zach’s upcoming album called Dark Poems. It’s not out yet, but you can catch Zach this Wednesday (April 1st) on KEXP or on Saturday April 4th at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard. The website of the day is Playboy’s cover-to-cover site, a free archive of high quality, scanned playboy issues spanning the publication’s history. Also included in this episode is a restroom review of Sully’s Lounge in Queen Anne.
What’s wrong with the picture below? This is a rare glimpse of the Seattle Space Needle at night without its normal illumination. The lights were shut off for one hour on Saturday night in observance of Earth Hour. As you can see, very little of the rest of the city played along.
By the way – on Thursday, April 2nd, there will be a Tweetup at Pyramid Alehouse in Seattle. I hope to see you there! (Click the link to RSVP).]]>
Mix 2009 is coming up next week (March 18-20) in Las Vegas – be sure to check it out in person or online if you’re interested in the future of the web. Also, It’s never too early to start planning for the Oregon Brewers Festival (July 23-26th). Get your hotel now and I’ll see you at the brewfest!
The song of the day is flickr, by Jonathan Coulton (view a great video version of it here – and a live version here). The website of the day is washingtonbeerblog.com. The show closes on a song called Amway, by Fanny Alger.]]>
I’m extremely pleased to note that Redhook has released their Double Black Stout for a limited time (production of the beer was halted in 2000). This was my favorite beer back in the late 90s when it was brewed with Starbucks coffee, and it’s still quite delicious today – though I don’t know what coffee they use now.
Lately I’ve been using a new service call ChaCha. This service is a great way to get information on the fly – just text 242242 with any question, and they will text you back an answer.
The website of the day is Truemers and the Song of the day is Evelee, by Darren Lucas. Today’s episode closes on Something New by John Francis. Click the Arrow below to listen to the episode.
It’s the first day of Fall and what better way to celebrate than with a CrapMonkey Podcast. First off, I want to invite you to a benefit for Jeff Fielder who recently had some of his favorite instruments stolen while he was on the road with Sera Cahoone. It will be at Station in Ballard on October 3rd (download flyer) and you may also make a donation to the Fielder cause via PayPal (note: I accidently said Oct 4th in the podcast – please note my slip of the tongue!). In this episode, we chat about technology topics including the Democratic National Convention Online Media Gallery, Chrome, Internet Explorer 8 beta 2, and Zune 3.0. We also chat about some low tech but useful gadgets including the SwirlyGig and the Ring Thing. In beer news, Budweiser released their newest beer American Ale (strangely released shortly after being bought by InBev). Finally, I want to encourage you to check out the History Hackers pilot which airs Friday on the History Channel.
The song of the day is (fittingly) Rob You Blind by Jeff Fielder and the show closes on Last Disguise, also by Jeff Fielder. The website of the day is ThrilltheWorld.com.]]>