Thursday, March 31, 2005

T-Bonk! You foolin' around again?

Dunno who this is, but it reminded me of Bonkers. That or a NickDub wanna be:

Makes coming to work today worth it

My co-workers and I were walking back to the building from lunch today when the following happened. We saw a woman drop a few things out of her purse while fishing for her identification badge. She was hustling so she must have forgotten to pick up the tube of what looked like toothpaste that was now lying, face down, on the pavement. My buddy, reached down to retrieve the tube and return it to her, and in the process managed to kick it with his foot. This action turned the tube over to reveal.....VAGI-GUARD. We broke out laughing, man that was the best laugh I've had in months. He left the tube where it was, what do you think that woman would have thought if he had actually returned it to her in the lobby of our building?

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Big Belly, RUMOR?

So I made the promised trip to Canal and Centre to find Big Belly the trash compaction system and IT WASN'T THERE!! I had intended to place my brown bag in it and photograph it and generally admire, but it seems to be missing. So, I'm now on a hunt to find it. However, in the course of 30 minutes of walking I was able to witness the following list of interesting "only in New Yawk" kind of things.

1) While eating my veggie burger in front of federal court building I eavesdropped on a group of lawyers discussing the merits of some out of court settlement that they had happily arrived at this morning between some woman with a now-broken back and a scaffolding company.

2) I observed an overfed Latina with a stroller pleading with a court officer to tell her where she could find the location that she had been told was "RIGHT HEAH ON LAFFYETTE STREET" for sending cash to Rikers Island.

3) I narrowly missed getting hit by a flying gob that some chinaman on Canal Street launched in my general direction.

4) I was pushed aside by a man who was louldly pronouncing that another man on the street was packing a gun and was intending to shoot him.

5) In the City Hall subway station I walked behind a rather large african american guy tooting on a harmonica and singing "amazing grace" as loud as he could.

6) On the subway I witnessed a struggle between a toddler and his teenage mom for "The Star" magazine, during which the child would reach out for the mag and his mother would quickly slap his hand back with a quick stroke. The toddler was bawling as loud as he could and his little hand was getting redder and redder with each reach and subsequent strike.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Finally! Some chicks showed up at The Trough!

the trough

Wis. Professor to Test Stun Guns on Pigs
Cheese Head!!!!!!!!!

Damn! Our own NickW is a paradin' communist!

Monday, March 28, 2005 Michael Jackson : Jacko on Trial : News Michael Jackson : Jacko on Trial : News: wanna be sick.. read this article as the author says its quite the testament to the "Stinking shitpile that is American culture.".

The Anti-Pig

one for my environmentally conscious brothers

Big Belly , worth a field trip to canal street?

Sunday, March 27, 2005

sow and piglets.

sow and piglets.
Originally uploaded by chelle_x.
just blogging because I can. Happy E.

Saturday, March 26, 2005


originally uploaded by nick w..
Happy Easter, y'all.

Yeah, we were sitting around the house watching Arizona vs. Illinois, and visualized pigs as peeps. I'm under a lot of strain.....

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Ten Bonus Track

the trough
Tanks for posting my Gene Krupa piece, Snuf. Much obliged.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Who's going to Elyse's CD release?

testbloggoggledoppler adargangerrangerrickrubin

Ok, I'm here in blog land...I have nothing of note to say...enjoy!

BMW's Hydrogen Fuel Cell car

Unlike Bush, the Germans are actually trying to keep the world green instead of a filthy, oily brown. Check out this interesting video about advancements that BMW has made in hydrogen powered cars:!s6.68639_315529/63.c9478/2??cm=VHI

Monday, March 21, 2005


031705Stylin, originally uploaded by T-Bonk!.

Beat you to it. This was thursday! Today I was HURTIN!

Sunday, March 20, 2005

First Day of Spring?

Originally uploaded by stusutcliffe.
So what did you pigs do on this first day of spring?

Classic Stevie Ray Charles

As I was archiving some old material, I found this classic bit from Stevie, October 2000:
SRC Snippet

Saturday, March 19, 2005

oh, the fun.

here's an embedded flash object.

Friday, March 18, 2005

snarking for the money

dudes. da man is slave driving me... i'm working on another Friday late. Dinner is cold and the kids caint remember my name. Somebody put together a jam and help my ass out.

A Treat

Last year, four of the famed Pigs ventured off from the drove into a studio to muck about in the sonic filth of guitar hero, instrumental rock and roll. A camera was on hand to document the event which had lilting melodies, hard driving rhythyms and very intense moments. And of course, it wouldn't be the Pigs if it didn't have a bit of long-winded dreck in between those high points. But it is well worth the watch and listen.

If you're an occasional or closet listener of Satch or Vai (and have a high-speed connection), check out this vid:
large, 245MB Windows Media Video

FYI - things start heating up after about 25 minutes, rise and fall and eventually end with a smoking blues climax.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

the trough

As requested

Monday, March 14, 2005

You say your going to Boima?

Hey now piglings,
Good to be back on USA Firma 3rd world smiles & problems none the less. As always an adventure. Looking foward to many more. Hope to feed from the trough soon
Burma Bob

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Problems with Blogger

If you've had trouble posting like I have, Blogger support knows about it and is trying to fix it:

Friday, March 11, 2005

For you geetar gearheads..

Interesting ticle about Eddie Van Halen's sound:

the trough

the trough
Hey, Snuf! How come U never put up the cuts where you're not playing drums? U feel insecure? Huh?


030305JamSnuf, originally uploaded by T-Bonk!.

Uncle Jooon!


030305JamNickW, originally uploaded by T-Bonk!.

Got Woody?


030305JamMaxxBeer, originally uploaded by T-Bonk!.

Man! I'm JAMMIN'!


030305JamSRC, originally uploaded by T-Bonk!.

Feeeeelings. Nothing more than feeeeelings...


030305JamStu, originally uploaded by T-Bonk!.

This thing's only got four strings?


030305JamTbone, originally uploaded by T-Bonk!.

Yeah, baby! Here I come!


030305JamSRCSnufStu, originally uploaded by T-Bonk!.

Happy, happy! Joy, joy!


030305MaxStuPost, originally uploaded by T-Bonk!.

I think I figured out how to post Pictures. Here's some from the last jam and it's afterbirth.


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Worst Album Covers Ever

Greetings, o pigs.
There's a bunch of these sites around, but this one had some particularly horrifying covers. Check out "Orleans"...ooooooh!

Elyse gig tonight (Th, 3/10) @ C-Note

FYI, pigs.
10:00p -11:00p Gig at the C-Note
157 Avenue C
New York, NY 10009

Hans Broeking: Drums, Josh Dodes: Keys, Gary Ptak: Bass, Arthur Rotfeld: Guitar

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Wired News: SXSW's Torrent of Free Tunes

Wired News: SXSW's Torrent of Free Tunes:
check it out .... cool free music. hey, can we get a page of all the free music on the web up? Can it be a Wiki?

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

aright where you all at?

so, its tuesday, its 9:30 and i'm still slaving at the anvil for the man. And ain't no-body blogging. where the farge is all you pigs?

Sunday, March 06, 2005

new music posted on

A surprisingly strong set of material poured forth from the lads last Thursday. A lot of pent-up rage was released, many winter doldrums were shaken off, much bourbon was drunk and other devices to lower the defenses of better judgement were exercised. It must be noted that the bass seemed to be the instrument of the evening, with many songs following the four-stringed instruments' lead. Big, 256Kbps MP3s available on our home page. Songs are numbered in chronological order.

"Fifteens my limit on schnizengruden"

Originally uploaded by stusutcliffe.
I shoulda used the flash.. the pics are grainy, but I was trying to get candids without the intrusion. Anyway, check a sample on my flickr site. If you don't want em public, let me know and I'll protect them or take em down.

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Storm Pig Revolution !


for those of you who couldn't get enough of those pigshots

Friday, March 04, 2005

There's the culprit uncle J!

There's the culprit uncle J!
Originally uploaded by stusutcliffe.
Hmm. find the booze, win a prize

uncle junior hits the streets of new york

How much bourbon did uncle junior actually consume on Thursday evening? Who needs red Bull?

I figured it out!

Snuf! I'm back. I had to do some deep digging in my memory banks to retrieve the info, but now I'm back. How do I put pictures on this here blog?

Costco Hot Dog and Pizza = shatsplosion

In a tragic turn of events, the joy that an expensive pizza and hot dog
from Costco brought, soon turned into unstoppable intestinal rumblings and
a fountain of excrement. Details to follow..


I wish to put forth the argument that excessive volume is a narcotic. One to which all of us are inarguably, gloriously and tragically addicted.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

bringin the bass and the mic tonite

chef j is iffy, so I've got the Nick W. bass


i'm gonna move out to country baby. gonna paint my mailbox blue. gonna paint some flowers on it. gonna pay some trailer park dues

from the text pager....

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

I'll get this email thing right sooner or later

Kind of a goofy Dad thing... but I took my boy out for boy's only
dinner at the local diner friday night. No beer yet. Anyway, his hair
is getting long, his mother likes that, but I find that the older I
get, the more like my own Dad I get. So I say,
"JD, you want to get a haircut tomorrow?"
He says "Yes Daddy."
So I say, "You want to get a short haircut or leave it a little long?"
and JD says "No Daddy, I want a haircut just like you."
Kind of makes for a nice Friday night.

just testing my email blog thang

So that wasn't such a big dog that storm. Wha happen? I went to bed thinking big snow!