It’s Friday, so you know what that means! It’s time for
Quentin’s Keep Yourself Distracted Picks of the Week
(What the hell is that?) It’s the thing I do every Friday (It’s never been done before) The readers probably don’t know that (Fair enough).
If you’re into music I recently got back into The Front Bottoms, not that I was ever out of (that doesn’t make sense) the band that I’ll soon have to induct into my top five favorite bands. I had heard their newer stuff, but recently while on youtube searching for some Kanye West songs I stumbled onto some older The Front Bottoms stuff I hadn’t heard before – I don’t know how youtube gets me from Kanye West to The Front Bottoms but it’s coolio, not the rapper, with me.
The old, but new to me, songs are off their old, but new to me, album I Hate My Friends. I don’t know how to buy this album, otherwise I would because I like to support bands I like – mostly though I just like to let people know that I like to support bands I like –, but luckily for me, and now you, most of the songs are on youtube, so we can all listen and be happy and depressed and dance and lie on the floor and sing so loud it hurts tomorrow.
Here are some of my favorite songs by The Front Bottoms I stumbled upon, with links to their youtube video.
Taking My Uzi to the Gym – “And I will get on my elbows until all my fingers go numb. And I refuse to take another breath until you change who you have become.”
Hello World (not on I Hate My Friends) – “It used to go question and then answer. We were younger and it was easy. And now it goes question and then question. Question, answers don’t come so easy. But I am a grown up, so I should find something to occupy my time, instead of notebooks filled with nonsense, looking for answers I’ll never find.”
Twelve Feet Deep –“Since when did ‘I wanna hear your voice’ not become a good excuse? Calling you three in the morning, laugh at sleep that we’ll both lose.”
And this is an oldie (technically newer) but a goodie
“And I will remember that summer, as the summer I was taking steriods, ’cause you like a man with muscles and I like you.”
On the podcast front you must make sure to check out both episodes of The Todd Glass Show that Gary Gulman was recently on – just to be safe just listen to every single episode of The Todd Glass Show, you won’t be disappointed. I was so excited when I found out Gary Gulman was going to be on not one, but two episodes – I hate that I said “not one, but two” seems so cliché, like saying cliché. Gary Gulman is one of my favorite….(favorite what?) Everything. Don’t get me – socks for Christmas, mother – wrong, I’m obligated to hate him because he’s funny and pretty damn attractive – I actually would like socks for Christmas if you’re reading this mother – but he’s just so damn charming that he seems to have some kind of force field disabling my jealousy.
Here and then way over Here are the links to Gary Gulman’s episodes of The Todd Glass Show, and the second Here also has Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan from Broken Lizard, the group behind the movie Super Troopers and Beerfest. And for those who don’t know, The Todd Glass Show is a comedy podcast with lots of silliness and occasionally some serious talkie talk.
Dana Gould was on an episode of the Adam Carolla podcast this week. They did the thing where they listen to clips of Huell Howser and Dana Gould does an impression of him and it’s freaking hilarious. Here’s the link to that.
Now that were done with the lesser known podcasts, on this week’s episode of the highly popular Sarcast (it has 7 likes on Facebook) we used to have 8 likes, Chris and I talk about his date having an interesting connection to his favorite band featuring lesbian sisters – not dating each other – from Canada. No, not the one you’re thinking of. I’m talking about Tegan and Sara. Then we talk about Penises, but it’s not like most weeks because this time it was actually the topic, not just us always finding a way to segue anything into talk of penises. Then I tell the tale of my weekend drinking endeavor that ended in someone getting laid! Spoiler alert, it wasn’t me. Then we talk about Belts, but you’ll have fallen asleep by that point. Linky, linky, link.
So there are some things you can do this weekend if you find yourself bored, and if you found yourself here then you must be bored. Also, sorry that all these things were ear related. Next week I’ll have some visual stuff. Actually next week I probably won’t do this, which means I can make all the promises I want and I don’t have to worry about keeping them. Next week free porn for all!!!! (Great, give the people something that’s already available in abundance.)