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Heavy Rotation Vol. 13

September 6, 2009

Suggested new titles:
Heavy D and the Rotation
Heavy’s 5-Man Rotation
He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Rotation
Rotations Are Heavy
(apologies to L7)
CLT’s Tastemakery & General Condescension

Previous volumes available in the Heavy Rotation Archive (for the low, low price of a mouse-click).


Chemical Brothers – Private Psychedelic Reel
Last track off their masterpiece Dig Your Own Hole. A monumental build leads to all hell breaking loose and some masterful tweaking of builds and drops all the way thru. Named after the Beatle’s rumored “music to take drugs to” collection. The Brothers routinely close their shows with this headcrusher, which is truly best experienced live.

Two vids (album version and live video):



Death in Vegas – Aisha (featuring Iggy Pop)
Iggy joins the Richard Fearless production collective (sans peanut butter) to deliver some very dark lyrics about serial killers over the greatest cycled riff since metal lost all of its hair. Nothing subtle about this. Just great rocking fun, all huge riffs, killer drums and menacing vocals. Rock like rock should be.

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Fischerspooner – The 15th
Electro-weirdos Fischerspooner take on a Wire track with some unexpectedly amazing results. Begone angular guitars! Make way for some perfectly lovely synth pads and vocal reverb. Beautifully done. Wouldn’t look out of place soundtracking some sort of heartsick montage in an ’80s teen romance flick or being belted out by everybody and their mother in Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest (if that latest is Magnolia… it would seem terribly out of place in There Will Be Blood).



Hardknox – Fire Like This
You know this song. You just think you don’t. Once you click play, it’ll all come rushing back. Another breakbeat/big beat group from back in the early ’00s, when heady young record execs thought techno would take over the US. Needless to say, MCR, Nickelback, Limp Bizkit, Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas, etc. Still, an enjoyable track that asks nothing more than to get your ass on up out of that chair, whether to bust a move or bust some heads.



Kitchens of Distinction – Quick as Rainbows
Those of you who grew up like I did (white, suburban, mid-30’s) will immediately be transported back to the MTV of yore, whose Sunday nights were essential viewing, what with 120 (fucking) Minutes playing the music you actually listened to. Chiming guitars, airy vocals, soaring synthwork. All this added up to college/alternative rock that actually was still the “alternative.” A gorgeous heartbreak of a song.

All files in one easy-to-abuse zip file: Heavy Rotation Vol. 13 (link opens in new window).


[All music posted on Fancy Plans… is kick ass and too awesome to be contained. All music is also posted temporarily and, due to it’s high level of ass-kicking, should not be distributed without a prescription and care should be taken while operating heavy equipment or dancing around the living room (clothing optional, but do remember that the blinds are open/kids are still awake).
Should you wish to have your brilliant artistic statement forced back into confinement, please email me at Feel free to leave a comment, as that will probably be noticed sooner.
By all means, if you like what you hear (and you will), please support the totally rocking artist(s) by purchasing some music or heading out to see them live.]

Most Popular Occupations for Online University Graduates

August 22, 2009
Your online university: offering such diverse courses as solitaire and avatar-bungling

Your online university: offering such diverse courses as solitaire and avatar-bungling

Congratulations [insert name here]! Your hard work has paid off. After a grueling 22 hours in 8 weeks of online courses, you have now completed the coursework necessary for a degree in [insert choice here].

Your diploma and degree should arrive in 6-8 weeks, possibly sooner, if we can find someone who knows how to install a dot matrix printer ribbon.

Once again, congratulations and best wishes on your continued success in life! [omit sarcastic laughter]

If you have received this form letter, please take the time to review our list of Most Popular Occupations for Online University Graduates. Remember your degree is somewhat open-ended because of our lack of state certification. Many of the occupations listed may intersect tangentially with your course of study. Thanks for your business and we hope to see you again and again.

If you have yet to enroll, please see some of our available courses here.

Most Popular Occupations

  • Dianetician (additional study needed for Bachelor of Scientology)
  • Phrenologist
  • Clip Art Wrangler
  • Sexpert
  • Aromatherapist
  • Frivolous Lawyer
  • Chain Mail Author
  • Envelope Stuffer
  • Mixologist
  • TS Prostitute Sexer
  • Netscaper
  • File Sharer
  • Plasma Marketer
  • Squire
  • Alcoholic
  • Pirate (Music)
  • Pirate (Somali)
  • Pirate (Yarrrrr)
  • File Naming Conventioneer
  • Collections (Credit Card)
  • Collections (RIAA, ASCAP)
  • Collections (Student Loans)
  • Scam Artist
  • Scam Victim
  • Mathmagician
  • Online University Career Counselor
  • Clothes Horse
  • Pommel Horse
  • Reality Show Contestant
  • Reality Show Host
  • Blogger
  • Currently Unemployed
  • Jiffy Lube Technician
  • Jiffy Pop Technician
  • Narc
  • Miner (Data)
  • Miner (Outdoor)
  • Miner (Canary – interns only)
  • Creationist
  • Accidental Parent
  • Alarm Clock and Toaster Repair
  • Universal Remote Setup Technician
  • Petty Crook
  • Insurance Adjuster
  • Lobbyist
  • Clive F. Cussler Co-Author
  • Fancy Plans… Fact Checker
  • Death Panelist
  • “Skanky” Model
  • Interpretive Exotic Dancer
  • World of Warcraft Guild Leader
  • Dirk Cussler
  • Lead Singer – Nickelback
  • Crocodile Hunter
  • Wedding Planner (3rd and up Marriages)
  • “Libarian”
  • Religious Cult Member
  • Department Store Santa Claus
  • Radioshack Battery Club Member
  • Journalist
  • Drugstore Cowboy
  • Rhinestone Cowboy
  • Breast Inspector
  • Meth Manufacturer
  • Meth Dealer
  • Parolee
  • Boxing Promoter