Monday, February 11, 2008

THIS. . . . IS. . . . FLENKER!!!!!

Welcome all, to the beginning of the celebratory week, starting off with my 300th post! It's going to be a lot like the movie 300, but with less half-naked dudes and no weird dancing naked girl, but more grunting, more gravely voices, and more over-the-top dramatics. And who knows, I may kick someone down a well!

What else can you look forward to seeing? Well, my daily music recommendations will be back for a little while, maybe another photo story or two, a couple guest posts, maybe the force behind the Unified Theory of Flenker, and some highlights from the past. Oh, and I've decided I'm going to become a cheese connoisseur, so you have that to look forward to, as well.

Today, besides the wonderful photo above (it's supposed to be a 300, get it? Made with relics from my diet of late, frozen pizzas, beer, and Diet Dr Pepper), I'll start right in on the music recommendations!

This is one group that I've been really excited about lately, I'm not sure if it's because I really like their stuff (I do!) or that I think the girls in the band are really cute, especially the lead singer.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you - minipop!

(there's a couple places where there are some pantheon-level bad acting moments. It's alright with me, they're a band, not an improv troupe)

I first heard them on my XM Radio as I was driving back from Austin, and damn, I liked it a lot. Somewhere on their myspace page, they describe themselves as "dream pop;" I can't think of a better way to describe them, that's exactly how they sound. They have the above song, along with a few others, on their myspace page, which at the moment is serving as their only website. Play them, feel dreamy, sit back, comment, and enjoy the ride that will be Celebration Week!

Any suggestions on anything you can give would be great, if you have a band I should check out, a favorite post from the past, a delicious cheese I should check out, let me know! And be sure to check out my friends off to the right there. There are some excellent blogs, something to entertain, or just kill time. And, as always, leave comments. We get warm fuzzy feelings when people do that.


standoutinacrowd said...

I think Dr.Pepper should sue diet dr. Pepper for taste infringement.

H said...

Happy 300th! Also, kind of digging Minipop. Though I will openly admit to not watching the video, just putting it on in the background and listening to it while doing other things.

Jack said...

Check out The Flight of the Conchords. (youtube)

charczuk said...

I got a coupon for 40% off of CDs at Borders. I went there looking for MiniPop because of this post, as well as a few others.

I ended up walking out of there with a $5.00, Grammy Award Winning Flight of the Conchords EP...I didn't use the coupon...I guess I would have saved two was the only album I could find that I was looking for going into the store...the only one I could find that I wanted to purchase in the was a highly disappointing CD shopping experience at Borders...

Hannita said...

Drummer Chick? Check. Large Cheshire Cat? Check. Good Sound? Check.

I like them. Nice choice to start the week.

Flenker said...

stand - I think I should take that case myself

h - thanks! you should watch the video. It kind of reminds me of the video for "Tonight, Tonight."

jack - I love Flight of the Conchords! I spent an afternoon plowing through the season at Charczuk's place. It was a good afternoon

charczuk - I haven't been to a Borders in a long, long time. But taht sounds like a disappointing trip

hannita - glad you like them!

Whiskeymarie said...

Ooh, I hope there will be swords and codpieces!!!
Tell me there will be codpieces?

Flenker said...

whiskey - of course there will be swords and codpieces, it doesn't have to be any special day for that, though. I call them "Thursdays."