Kitty Kitty Bang Bang set list

I had the pleasure this past Tuesday of spinning before, after, and in between two great bands on the Boardner's stage: Big in Japan and Father Tiger. Here's the cover-version-heavy setlist. Spotify users can subscribe to the playlist here.

"Coast Is Clear" - Curve
"Like An Animal" - The Glove
"Brother" - The Organ
"Gimme Shelter" - The Sisters Of Mercy
"Undertow" - Lush
"Confide In Me (Radio Edit)" - Kylie Minogue
"Good To Be Alive" - DJ Rap
"Lint Of Love" - Cibo Matto
"Satellites" - Doves
"Magic" - Ladyhawke
"Can't Stand Myself" - Last Amanda
"Oops Oh My" - Ladytron
"Ava Adore" - The Smashing Pumpkins
"Into a Swan" - Siouxsie
"In Your Car" - Kenickie
"Ghetto Love" - Spinnerette
"Undertow" - Warpaint
"I Feel Love" - Curve
"Ooh La La" - Goldfrapp
"Jager Yoga" - CSS
"Eyes Be Closed" - Washed Out
"Getting Away with It" - Electronic
"World In My Eyes" - The Cure
"Fire Woman" - The Cult
"Need You Tonight (Static Revenger Mix Edit)" - INXS
"Punkka" - Paul Oakenfold
"Disco 2000 (Nick Cave Pub Rock Version)" - Pulp
"Strangelove (Gucci Guilty Pour Homme)" - Bat for Lashes
"Fascination Street" - Xu Xu Fang
"Turning Japanese" - Liz Phair
"Erotica" - Madonna
"Poker Face (Jody Den Broeder Remix)" - Lady Gaga
"She Wants" - Metronomy
"Anarchy in the U.K." - The Sex Pistols
"Shining Road" - Cranes
"Blue" - Elastica
"Dressed Sharply" - An Horse
"Sometimes" - And One
"Peek-A-Boo" - Siouxsie & the Banshees
"Criminal Intent" - Robyn
"Romeo Me" - Sleeper
"Take Me to the Riot" - Stars
"The Great Commandment" - Camouflage
"One" - Sky Ferreira
"Creep" - The Afghan Whigs
"Love My Way (Psychedelic Furs Cover)" - Cruel Black Dove
"Primary [Studio Out-Take]" - The Cure
"Everyday Is Like Sunday" - 10,000 Maniacs
"Broken Bones" - Chatelaine
"The Emperor's New Clothes" - Sinéad O'Connor
"Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites (Original Mix)" - Skrillex
"XXXO" - M.I.A.
"Lights" - Ellie Goulding
"Info Freako" - Jesus Jones
"The Con" - Tegan and Sara
"Atomic" - Sleeper
"Now They'll Sleep" - Belly

F*** My Life

I haven't killed this much time on a website in years. A cross between, Twitter, and a suicide hotline, lets users post one- or two-line stories about their depressing lives, which people can vote and comment on. You can start with the Top FML page, but the entire site has a suprisingly high signal-to-noise ratio if you're into this kind of thing (which I obviously am). There are also mobile and iPhone versions if you need a quick pick-me-up on the go. (via Courtney Riot on Twitter)

LA Weekly for iPhone

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LASpeaking of Andy Baio, this isn't as nice as the mobile version of Upcoming on Leaflets, but if you want to get a quick look at movies, concerts, and gallery showings currently going on in and around Los Angeles, try LA Weekly Go Mobile, my skunkworks repackaging of LA Weekly's listings. For better and worse, it loads the widget as one big bolus, so while it takes a few seconds to come up, it then lets you click around instantly to different days and categories once it loads. This is both unofficial and a work in progress, so there's a ways to go, but I welcome the suggestions of anyone who happens to stumble upon it.

Update: the mobile calendar widget described above has been replaced by an official mobile version of the site that offers access to a greater range of the Weekly's content.

Shamrock Shakes

X-Entertainment: The Quest For McDonald's Shamrock Shakes!

McDonald's has long offered triple-thick "Shamrock Shakes" around St. Patrick's Day, but as the treats have become more elusive in more recent years, they've garnered a cult following on a level similar to Tori Amos, the simple difference being that people will still buy Shamrock Shakes when they hit 40.

My top ten arcade games of all time

A friend on a private board recently asked me what my favorite arcade games of all time were. So here they are in the order thay came to me:

Tempest still has a weird hold on my imagination. When I saw it in roller rinks and bowling alleys back in the very early 80s, I thought it was one of the coolest things I'd ever seen. I've never revised my opinion downwards--having barely played it since then and not having had my memories smeared by playing it recently, it still makes me a little dizzy just thinking about it.

Star Wars: More good vector wireframe action. There's a reason this style still forms a basis of what we think is the future looks like. I've actually been playing this recently on my Wii, and prefer it to the much more elaborate GameCube game it was bundled with. There's still something to be said for having your mind fill in the blanks here and there.

Gauntlet: My dad would get pissed when he'd take my cousins and me to the local theme park and we'd want to pump quarters into this rather than run around and ride the rides.

Golden Tee: Good bar fun. I never even played it that much, but I have a ton of memories bullshitting with my college buddies over the course of many games.

Galaga: Perfect in its simplicity, anyone can pick it up and have some laughs in seconds. It also has the "but can it run Linux"-type factor of being available on everything from Palm Pilots to the newest consoles.

Tekken 2: I pick the second one only because it was the first one I saw and it blew my mind wide open. After not owning a console since the Mattel Intellivision, I went out and got the Playstation to play Tekken 3, the PS2 for Tekken 4, and will probably cave in on the PS3 for Tekken HD or whatever they call it. I've seen vegan hippies playing this game turning into monsters, screaming, "Take it! Oh, is that how your Daddy used to give it to you?"

Elevator Action: Significantly less classic than most everything else on the list, for some reason this one always had lines among my friends at the roller rink in 5th grade. I've always wanted to go back and see how it stacks up. But at the time, the interactivity with the environment made it seem like fun.

Q*bert: I probably got gimmicked by the faux-3Dness of it at the time.

Dig Dug: Getting into some pretty stock choices here, but I still like playing it, probably because your enemies actually blew up rather than vanishing.

Finally, Asteroids, due to the aforementioned good times back in the day.

I should say for the record that I always have and will suck at Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, and I've never been able to get into Super Mario Brothers, even the new one. My favorite early console game was Tron Deadly Discs for the Intellivision. Dear God, look at that screenshot, but it was fun as hell.