SAM & FUZZY, by Sam Logan (updates M/W/F)

House of Cards, Pt. 13

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Sep 4, 2006

Tat tat rat

Ratatat can be described by words arranged into phrases: one part thick electronic beats, one part juicy guitar riffs, one part Super Mario Brothers synths. (No parts vocals.)

But while their first CD was primarily a dance/hip-hop affair, their new album applies their trademark instrumentation to a much wider range of genres. In addition to more "traditional" Ratatat dance songs like Wildcat, you get really strange rock-influenced stuff like Tropicania, or almost Beck-like blues numbers like Loud Pipes. And hey, if you don't feel like settling for my shaky textual approximations, you can check out two of those songs at the band's (ugh) MySpace page. Maybe you will like it! Maybe it will change your life.

(Or maybe it will kill ten or fifteen seconds of your time before you close the window in disgust and send me a disapproving email.)

Sam Logan

Sep 1, 2006

She's all right, selling me watches

Whew! These double-length comics always seem to take twice as long to get ready for updates. I wonder why that is?

(PS: I don't actually wonder that, please don't email me about it.)

It's my birthday on Sunday, right smack in the middle of the long weekend! I figure the occasional epic 3-day birth-celebration is nature's way of making up for all the years where my birthday fell on the first day of school. Anyhow, don't forget to tune in on Monday, even though it is a holiday. Sam and Fuzzy never takes a day off!

(PS: Except when it does.)

Sam Logan

Aug 30, 2006

Destroy rock and roll

A few months ago, I mentioned an upcomming website redesign that never actually materialized. But now, I'm happy to report that I've powered through my designer's block and finally come up with something that I like.

Now it's only a matter of chopping up my design and coding the sucker. That's no small job, but it's strictly grunt work that doesn't rely on inspiration or imagination. So, I should be able to finish this beast without taking another six months. Woo!

Sam Logan