Friday, June 30, 2006

Music Downloads!

So you've been thinking of downloading new tracks to your's some suggestions of new music I've added to my library that are definitely worth checking out:
Under the Influence of Giants, "Mama's Room"
Office, "Wound Up"
Paul Oakenfold (f. Brittany Murphy...yes that Brittany Murphy!), "Faster Kill Pussycat"
Stevie Wonder, "If Your Love Cannot Be Moved"
George Michael, "An Easier Affair"
Keane, "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore"
Taxi Doll, "Waiting"
Dixie Chicks, "Easy Silence"

Some of these aren't especially "new", just stuff I've stumbled across and love. Share with your friends and spread the fun around. Now it's time to go out and buy the new India Arie CD...Have a great holiday weekend, everyone!

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Who are you calling NELLY?

The third great music item I snagged last week was the new Nelly Furtado CD, "Loose." It's Fabulous! And I don't use the F word lightly! Of course you've already heard the siungle burning up the charts "Promiscuous" with Timbaland (She even performed it with him on Fox's So you Think You Can Dance!) I can't stop listening to "Maneater." Other great tracks: "Afraid", "Showtime", "Say It Right". Make sure you download "Undercover" which is on the iTunes version as an exclusive track. Last thought: The record label has really hussied (hussified?) up Nelly though. She used to play all her own instruments and shit like that. Now, her contract requires her to bare her navel and always look seductive while singing--it's right there in the album title, for gosh sakes!! We still love Nelly anyway, especially cause the music is so slammin'. Go get it now. More tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Trip the Station, Change the Channel

"I'm Going to Tell You a Secret" about the next CD of new music I picked up this past week...actually it's a CD AND a DVD! How fun is that? It's a documentary of Madonna's Re-Invention Tour from a year or two ago, the tour my Dads saw in Boston! The DVD has the documentary by Jonas Akerlund which has concert clips and behind the scenes footage. The music CD has a bunch of live tracks from various performances. Highlights: Madonna before the show talking to her dancers: "I'm not going to get pissed off at businessmen playing with their Blackberries during the show or people leaving to get a hot dog whenever I sing a ballad. Just f--k them and their hot dogs." Ah, as much as you can put the Kabbalah in Maddie, you can't take the bitchy fun out of Maddie. I don't know what that means, but you must see how her dancers tear the roof off the joint in "Hollywood"! On a side note: The Dads and I would love to catch her new show in Boston again this year, but we need to know: What is the deal with the purple leotards all the time?? Is Olivia Newton-John her understudy for some performances? More music stuff tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

It's the Bloody Pet Shop Boys!

Well it's been a good week for music, so I thought I'd share some new stuff that I'm listening to on my iPod (Frida's playlist!)...
First up, the "gay U2", the Pet Shop Boys have released a new album "Fundamental" (and a bonus disc "Fundamentalism") which has some stellar tracks. Not as complete all the way through the album as their previous works, but check out "Minimal," the "Fugitive" and "Flamboyant" mixes, even the duet with Elton John "In Private", but for sure check out "I'm with Stupid" which becomes exponentially funnier when you realize the double meaning of the lyrics having to do with Tony Blair's weirdo relationship with GW Bush. And for lyrics of the year award, download right now "The Sodom and Gommorah Show" which boasts: "Sun, Sex, Sin, Divine Intervention, Death and Destruction/The Sodom and Gommorah Show is a once in a lifetime production." So over the top, I love it. What are you still reading this for? It's on the Hype Machine, for gosh sakes! Go get it now!
Tomorrow I'll write more on the other discs of new music I've snapped up this past week! Stay tuned!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

And I thought Bush was Against Gay People...

Here's a pic of GW caught in the act of a steamy hug in public with a graduating midshpman from the Merchant Marine Academy...I heard he really enjoyed it. When James Dobson from Focus on the Family hears about this, his head is gonna explode!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Spider Pug

"Spider Pug, Spider Pug"...wasn't there a cartoon song about this? Oh wait, that was Spider-MAN. This was forwarded to my email (yes this 21st century princess is connected!) with the title "why dogs attack their owners." Now you might be thinking, "Frida, I've seen pics of your dads dressing you up in sweaters, coats, and sundresses." Yes, they like to make me look smashing depending on the weather and occasion, but I don't think they've ever crossed the line into halloween costumes. (But never say never.) oy!

Friday, June 16, 2006

Websites as Graphs!

Hey, I caught onto this from Mag's blog (, aka "You forgot Poland." It's a pretty nifty site (Websites as Graphs) at that allows you to type in any URL and viola!: it shows it as a pretty graph! I did it with mine as you can see the reults! It really got me thinking how everything really IS connected. The Circle of Life. The Food Chain. Global Warming. You know, all that good stuff.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Happy Flag Day

So today is a holiday...FLAG DAY! And as a reminder (which I'm sure you all have forgotten and become complacent), there is still a REVOLUTION going on. Viva la Frida! And of course, the revolution will not be televised--it'll be blogged. And since it is Flag Day, here is a pic of the new flag I've designed to stir everyone to blind patriotism.

Many have asked: "Frida, what is the best way to celebrate Flag Day?" I am here to serve you with the answers to your burning questions with Dear Abby flair and style. Here, now, is a list of potential Flag Day activities for all good Patriots:

1. Wire-tap the phone of someone you love and then turn over the details of their internet browsing activities to the government for "processing."
2. Torture your brothers and sisters. (Extra Patriot points for "waterboarding"!)
3. Drive aimlessly in your brand new Hummer so that you waste precious resources and destroy the environment...wait a minute, "the environment" is just some concocted liberal fiction from a hollywood movie called "An Inconvenient Truth" by some cry-baby election loser!
4. Go down to your local park on a nice sunny day and play a game called "Keep Away" as in, "Keep Marriage Away from the Gay People." It's like cooties; your marriage will crumble in divorce if they get anywhere near it. Way more dangerous than those FAKE scares like avian flu.
5. Invade a country, destroy its infrastructure, destablize its economy, kill its civilians and then blame it on the "insurgents" for the mess! Make sure you bring your flag though so the people know who the liberators are!!
6. Sing the national anthem...but in English gaddam it! And only on your 10 minute break from picking in the fields.
7. Give some no-bid contracts to your friends to boost their millions and then make sure to remind them to take advantage of their tax cuts so they don't lose out! Moral of the story: Always be a friend.
8. Shoot your friend in the face when he does that stupid quail impression. Moral of the story: Help your friends help themselves.
9. Leak the name of a top secret operative to the press and then play the "indictment" game!
10. Blow off your hand with a poorly lit bottle rocket and/or other firework of your choice.

Oh, I could go on, but really, I'm sure you have your own Flag Day traditions...
Viva America! Viva la Frida!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Mount Rushmore

Hi all! In honor of the American Holiday of Flag Day coming up tomorrow, I thought I'd ask my dear readers what exciting things they do to celebrate it each year. What family traditions do you participate in for Flag Day? Maybe you change the window decal or magnet of the flag that's on your truck because it's looking a little faded from the sun. Maybe you re-enact scenes from Betsy Ross's life story, especially that sewing incident. Or perhaps you and your family huddle around the computer and try to re-design how to mathematically fit in an extra star into the blue box in case Puerto Rico would ever be recognized as a state. All very nice traditions. In honor of such swelling examples of patriotism, I'm posting a pic of one of our national treasures: Mt. Rushmore, featuring our finest Presidents. Enjoy.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Stop Teaching!

No, my dad hasn't started protesting the National Education Association or begun advocating home schooling (which is the real definition of stopping teaching I think), but in fact his sign read "STOP TEACHING HATE!" while he was interviewed by Channel 35 news about the protest he and I were participating in outside of Senator "My Family is More Christian than Yours" Santorum's office. We (and I say we because it was my first protest with my fact, first protest ever!) got lots of supportive waves and honks (and fingers! I wonder what that means? But they were smiling! So it must be a good sign!). I don't think many people support the Federal Marriage Ammendment anyway (at least I hope they don't), which should really be renamed "Let's Keep Benefits to Us Straights" or "Why Gay People Threaten the Health of My Marriage More than Things Like Divorce or Adultery" or even "Wasting Your Tax Dollars and Representatives Time on Things that Will Not End Civilization as We Know it Unlike Global Warming"...any of these would do a better job at telling people what the bills is REALLY about. So if you are intrigued to find out more on this divisive issue...check out our good friend Greg's blog where you can see a video clip of my famous Dad! YAY, DAD!