whoa. 16 year olds are a rather interesting thing in general. spending all night at a sweet 16 party for well-off nyc teenagers is a whole other level of whoa. although i have to admit, getting hit on and having your ass grabbed by hot teenage girls does do something for one's ego.

in sadder news, the japanese band DMBQ was in a serious car accident en route to brooklyn. their drummer, Mana "China" Nishiura, did not survive. the other members are in the hospital and are expected to recover. more info at toddpnyc.com.
*UPDATE: apparently some girl driving another car swerved off the road and then back on, hitting the DMBQ van and causing it to crash. this other driver did not sustain any injuries.



so i have been sitting on this album for a while now, itching to post the shit out of it. but alas, i swore to secrecy upon receiving it. however some other mp3 blog-types got their hands on it without any such restrictions, and therefore lifted mine. so i finally get to share with you the Bonnie 'Prince' Billy (Will Oldham) and Tortoise collaboration. it's all covers folks, and we know i like myself a good cover. i especially like a good cover of "Daniel". . . oh so ripe for interpretation. so here's a track from "The Brave and The Bold" due out some time next year. dig it.

• Tortoise & Bonnie Prince Billy - Daniel

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  1. ok fess up, what 16 year old knows this pic is out there and has told 960 of her friends to look at it?

  2. its now 6 years this past week since Mana's untimely death, all we Shonen Knife fans miss her terribly, she was a wonderful giving person, who had just gotten engaged and had her whole life in front of her.
    Mikey (AKA Shoknifeman)