At some point in mid-2005, I don’t remember the exact time, my friend Mr. Porcaro and I decided to photoshop our good friend Mr. Catchings onto various indie rock album covers. Hilarity ensued. Mr. Behrend later contributed one final album cover, which has unfortunately been lost in our unorganized archives. However, all of the remaining photoshops were saved, to be treasured forever into time immemorial.
But lo and behold, inspiration struck again this evening, and Messrs Behrend, Porcaro, and I collaborated once more for another series of Catchings photoshoppings. The results follow.
The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers
Bjork – Medulla
Deerhoof – Milk Man
Andrew Bird – The Mysterious Production of Eggs
The Mountain Goats – Get Lonely (this has enormous animated gif potential)
Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
Of Montreal – The Sunlandic Twins
Sleater-Kinney – The Hot Rock
Basement Jaxx – Rooty
Jay-Z – The Black Album
Barenaked Ladies – Stunt
New Kids on the Block – No More Games
The skeleton pants are part of the original album cover, and are not connected with Mr. Catchings in real life in any way. They are just a completely inexplicable aspect of the album. Mr. Catchings is, however, responsible for the elf hostage.
There is a possibility of more products arriving shortly. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, links?
- The top albums of 2006 so far, as compiled from various sources in the blogosphere. Not a terribly exciting list in my opinion, but seeing such consensus is interesting.
- Buy some clothes made of bamboo, reportedly extremely soft, and antibacterial, antifungal, etc etc.
- Creepy stalking in today’s comics.
- Use Google Earth to spy on sensitive North Korean military installations, in high resolution. Still the best country ever.
- The Manipur Bush-Quail has been rediscovered!
- Make your own low-cost and efficient planners from scratch. Almost makes me want to get organized.
- If you really want to know my views on the tragic Israeli-Lebanese conflict, this sums up my views pretty well, specifically the Israeli response to the proportionality argument.
- Bush gettin gangsta yo.
And in birding news, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been quite active on campus recently. I saw three individuals in front of Sharples yesterday, including fantastic looks at a perched female, and this morning I heard one flying by while working in the Wister’s Beech site, plot 1. I’m still surprised that I don’t encounter them more often, considering the vast numbers of flowers on campus.