Miscellaneous

Get Your Name In “Clerks II” Credits

Just so y’all know, the first 10,000 people to befriend myspace.com/moobysclerks2 on myspace will have their names featured on the credits to Clerks II, coming out July 21st. As of 6:25 pm, Central Time, there were over 3000 friends and the spots are going fast, so hurry up and do it. Burning Oak has it’s [...]

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Rockin’ The World Cup #08 – Togo

Well I thought Togo was going to be a complete b*tch to post about, but by the mercy of whatever lord the people in Togo worship, an angel has blessed me with an email containing a few great tracks for me to post. Many thanks to Zappa3000 from So The Wind Won’t Blow It All [...]

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New Stuff: Shapes And Sizes

Artist:  Shapes And Sizes Album:  Shapes And Sizes Label:  Asthmatic Kitty Records Year:  2006 Just got a new release in today from Asthmatic Kitty Records. It’s the self-titled, debut full-length release from Shapes And Sizes, set to drop on July 11th, 2006. It’s also their first release from the Asthmatic Kitty family. The album is [...]

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Rockin’ The World Cup #07 – Australia

I’ve been looking forward to this Australia post for a couple days now, because it’s a country where not only do I know some of the artists, but I actually really really like the ones I’m going to post on. Australia seems like a place that would be full of rebellion and great music, seeing [...]

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Rockin’ The World Cup #06 – Ukraine

Back today with some more World Cup action. Ukraine just put a hurt on Saudi Arabia’s chances of going anywhere after today. Good, that’s how I called it in my pool ;) . Anyways, I know nothing about the Ukraine, other than my roommate keeps yelling “THE UKRAINE IS STRONG!!!” everytime they score since we [...]

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Family Groove Company’s “Cool Site Of The Month”

I nearly forgot to post about this, buuutttt…… Burning Oak happens to be the FamilyGrooveCo.com “Cool Site of the Month.” Thanks guys, gotta share the love. I happened to be reading outside by my window this morning with a little background music, about 3/4 of the way through my book (H.G. Wells’ The Island Of [...]

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Rockin’ The World Cup #05 – Japan

My impression of Japanese music has always been that it is wierd, eccentric, and pretty frickin’ out there. While I’m sure they’ve got just as many regular musicians as we do, I still harbor a sentiment that Japan would be a good place to find some odd tunes. That said, here’s some crazy ass improvisational [...]

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Rockin’ The World Cup #04 – The Netherlands (Holland)

The next entry in our Rockin’ The World Cup series is The Netherlands. I’ve asked my blogging-friend and current Netherlander Hans Werksman to guest-blog this particular post, and he doesn’t fail to impress. Hans is the editor of Here Comes The Flood, a favorite music blog of mine and one I recommend checking out. He [...]

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Rockin’ The World Cup #03 – Croatia

So I’ll tell you all here and now; I don’t know jack about Croatia. Hell, I didn’t even know where it was until I checked out the map today. That said, let me see what I can dig up. According to the good ol’ CIA Factbook, it’s slightly smaller than West Virginia, and is a [...]

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Rockin’ The World Cup #02 – The U.K.

So here we have the lovely United Kingdom, home to crumpets, tea, and wierd food. OK, a couple of those might be stereotypes and slightly ignorant American assumptions, but we’re all human. Anyhew, England has one of the most publicized soccer leagues that Americans see. How many of us that don’t follow soccer have any [...]

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