Friday, December 22, 2006

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Acoustic Shred

Rodgrigo y Gabriela on Letterman

And if you want to shred it up yourself, try to keep up with Mr. Fastfinger in this fun Flash guitar site.

Futurballa will be home for the holidays, so light or no posting until January 2nd. Wishing you all HAPPY HOLIDAYS (take that, Bill O'Reilly) and best wishes for the New Year.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

I'm Gumby, Dammit

A few months ago, at the comic book store, I came across a new Gumby comic. They were promoting it pretty heavily, offering a free miniature Gumby with purchase of the #1 issue. I don't usually venture over to the kids comics, sticking to adult titles and superhero books, but I thought I'd give it a try. I was glad I did.

Flaming Carrot creator Bob Burden and artist Rick Geary have done a kid's comic with some very trippy art and storylines. Issue 2 is due out next week.

On a side note, I once met Gumby's creator Art Clokey at a party in Hollywood. This is back in the '80s and people of my generation were gathered around him like he was a rock star.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Have yourself a very scary Christmas

As the holiday season approaches, this old chestnut comes out of the dungeon. It's become a bit of a Futurballa tradition to post this take on the scariest Christmas song ever, and this year via youtube, with visuals.

And here is a whole page of lyrics to Cthullu Carols.

Friday, December 01, 2006

The Fool Sells Out

Pal George of the Fool in the Forest Blog has expanded into eCommerce by opening an aStore at His shoppe, These Foolish Things is a small but ecclectic collection of literature and music. Knowing his more middlebrow self, hopefully he will expand into some more popular fair in time.

We're talking Mel Brooks, George!

Check it out for some interesting holiday shopping.

Update: A link to These Foolish Things has been added to the sidebar, so you can do holiday shopping long after the holidays have ended.