Category Archives: The Outer Reaches

Klaus Nomi on “TV Party”

Is it really almost 4:00 a.m.? 

Today Travis and I had another minor marathon of Twin Peaks, when perhaps we should’ve been outside enjoying the 60+ weather before Nature turns Oklahoma into a hockey rink on Monday.  But who needs Vitamin D when you have David Lynch?

After lusting over Audrey Horne for a couple hours, Brett and Blake came over and we caught up on The Office so that we could all lust over Jim because he is so NICE and so puppy dog CUTE. 

Then Halley joined the fun and we watched The Dark Knight again so that we could lust over either Christian Bale or Heath Ledger, depending on personal preference for chisel-cheek Brits who act like Americans with weird superhero accents or dead guys in makeup.  Too bad the movie somehow caused Blake to gain two pounds.  Hahaha.  What a fatty.  My real question of the night was how tiny little Halley was able to eat nearly an entire box of dry cereal while we watched the movie.  I think she might not be a human.

On the drive home I was unable to find the button on my Civic that turns the car into a motorcycle.  I knew someday I’d regret not buying an Accord.

Klaus Nomi anyone?  Anyone out there at all?  Should I keep blogging or just put “The Correct Use of Soap” on the record player and talk into the mirror?

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The Hanggai Band

This post is dedicated to my close friend, Jennifer, who is spending the next few months working in Asia, hopping between China, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia. 

The Hanggai Band are a group of Mongolian musicians living in Beijing who filter traditional Central Asian sounds through a slightly more modern approach.  That’s not to say that this is the Inner Mongolian retort to Vampire Weekend by any stretch of the imagination, but rather a respectful update on centuries-old techniques. 

Here is a video, featuring a short live performance, from within the YouTube wasteland, no doubt stealing precious space from videos of drunk guys lighting their farts on fire:

You can download a live track by The Hanggai Band on the always wonderful blog Benn loxo du taccu, to which I owe a debt of gratitude for turning me on to this music.   And if you like what you hear, you can find the album on eMusic.