Reminder: Election Night Party

Just a reminder for area folks–

and I are having a shindig at our place here in Lawrence on Tuesday, November 4th — Election night! An opportunity to sit a room with our fellow snarky Liberals, nosh on nibblies, maybe have a drink or six, and watch the writhing death-throes of the Republican Party.

After you vote, come on over around dinner-ish. The returns will be on all night long — MSNBC, so we can enjoy the running commentary of Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow — and we’ll cheer the wins, boo the losses and mock the conservative commentators.

RSVP via comments or email! BYOB and something munchy to share. Some drinks and group-dinner-ish stuff will be provided as well.

Friday Music (Halloween Edition)

Yeah, I know — I almost never do holiday-themed entries. Sue me. I’ve got some fairly good finds this year:

First up, the best track from Rob Zombie’s most recent album — he opened his show with this one when I went to see him last year. Rob Zombie – “American Witch.”

A new horror-themed electro-industrial act, which I’ve only just discovered and like quite a bit. Plus, gotta love the song title. Zombie Girl – “Blood, Brains & Rock n’ Roll.”

Saw this performer at the Scream Awards on Spike TV last week — kind of a gothy-electro-pop chick from Estonia. It’s a brainworm: Kerli – “Walking On Air.”

Speaking of goth chicks — the original and still the best: Siouxsie & the Banshees – “Spellbound.”

The man behind the theme to Mad Men works his magic on a spookier vein: RJD2 – “The Horror.”

I was pointed towards this by , so blame him. Tragedy is a NYC-based tribute band that does all-metal covers of Bee-Gees tracks. Let that sink in a bit. Here’s the best, featuring the most intentionally-hilarious ‘occult-metal spoken word bridge’ EVER towards the end: Tragedy – “You Should Be Dancing.”

…and lastly, because this is the last entry before Election Day, and this is the scariest thing in the world to the conservatives out there: I give you the famous track from the viral video: – “Yes We Can (Obama for America).”

Tennant to Leave Doctor Who After 2009 Specials

It’s official — announced today by the man himself: Tennant will only do the 2009 specials, and a new Doctor will feature in the 5th Series.

The news has appeared on the Outpost Gallifrey news page, as well as The Guardian newspaper, the website for BBC News, and, finally, on the official Doctor Who website.

Tennant is quoted as saying: “I love this part, and I love this show so much that if I don’t take a deep breath and move on now I never will, and you’ll be wheeling me out of the Tardis in my bath chair.” Tennant also says, “I think it’s better to go when there’s a chance that people might miss you, rather than to hang around and outstay your welcome,” he said.

As usual for a long-time Who fan, I am filled with a mix of wistful disappointment and excited anticipation.