Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Are You Asparagused? Vol. 2

Are You Asparagused? v. 2

1. Devotion-Between
2. Surface - Spacecraft
3. Traum - Hölderin
4. Speed Display - Moebius/Plank/Neumeier
5. Wassensteyn's Hochzeitnacht - Emma Myldenberger
6. Annanas Symphonie - Kraftwerk
7. Time and Illusion - Raw Material
8. La Fille Du Rochelais - Chalibaude
9. Cha Tatch Ka - Bernard Estardy
10. Suspiria (narration) - Goblin
11. Ages of Ages - Temple

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Are You Asparagused? Vol. 1

Are You Asparagused? Volume 1


To Download the .rar file, you will need the at least Stuffit 10.0 to unzip. The file will download to your desktop, double click it and it will unzip to a folder containing the mix. Enjoy...prepare you head accordingly.


1 - Ala Tul - Agitation Free
2 - To Another Universe - Brainticket
3 - Andas - Epidaurus
4 - Phoenix - Deuter
5 - Tunnel 4, Red Noise - Patrick Vian
6 - Canto Funebre - Flaviola
7 - Schmetterling - Broselmaschine
8 - Tamboura - Kollektiv
9 - Tribute to Frank - Odin
10 - Solar Plexus - Moebius/Plank
11 - Die Prüfung - Walter Wegmüller
12 - As If I Have Seen This Before - A.R. & Machines
13 - Epilouge - Brave New World

Friday, April 28, 2006

its a WAR

Crosby Stills Nash and, our man...Young will be playing on my birthday this year.

How Legendary Is Stillsy...very.

Download Neil's entire Living With War:


Thanks to my main man Chris - http://chrisgoesrock.blogspot.com

Friday, February 03, 2006

Touch It Players - Tonight at Happy Ending

I'm not going to get as carried away I'd like...I've got work to do you know....HOWEVER, this has been one of the more exciting weeks ever. The picture below is about everything I've ever wanted to see. I came of age with Robbie Fowler and at my age (his age) my most glorious red moments have been basking in his brilliance.

The offsides call on Wednesday hurt...badly. It would have been perfect...but the chances will come and I believe we will see some glorious moments from our # 11. PS.. would it really hurt Cisse to swap numbers with Robbie so he can once again don the 9 shirt...wouldn't that be becoming of the Lord of Frodsham?

Outside of this glorious news...I finished reading a terribly depressing yet morbidly fantastic book last week. The book is Extinction by Thomas Bernhard

It is basically 400 pages of complaints about his family and about Austrian national identity. Its odd because he is such an amazing writer, that you don't even mind the constant nagging and fanatical cynicism. Bernhard had a rare disorder and knew he was going to die young for most of his life...I guess its pretty hard to keep your chin up under those circumstances. Below is a great picture of the good man..

Todays musical selection is absolutely far out.

Sunbirds - Sunrise.mp3

This can be found on CHERRYSTONE'S ROCKS



The HushHush Weekender with Very Special Guests!

Tim "Love" Lee (Tummy Touch Records Boss)
Bruce Force
Coach MP Messenie

Along with your pal Andrew Potter aka The WiZ

The very dangerous Touch-It Players, have assembled some members of the notorious crew for a bash like no other. Known for turntable hijinks, and saucy behavior, the Players have the market cornered on good times, pretty crowds, and big beards. Groovy knows no greater friend.
The Hush-Hush Weekender has been electrifying downtown crowds in the cozy, underground space that is the downstairs at Happy Endings. Mattie and Druzzi from the Rapture, the Bangers and Kaiser P host this off the wall, on the shit, night, that has played host to possibly the best line ups in NYC, a veritable who’s who of downtown darlings.

MAX PASK & MARCOS Knowmatic Tribe
JDH Fixed/We Are 138
CARLOS No Ordinary Monkey

10PM to 4AM

Friday, January 20, 2006


Being as it is a given that Liverpool will take care of business on Sunday, I'm on to a lighter topic of Canadian Black Metal. How could you not be interested in the music made by this guy !!

Yes, I know, handsome. I wonder how his mother feels.

This is
Detsorgsekalf !!

CHECK OUT thier amazing VIDEO

How is that for entertainment. I realize that I should now include some actual good music. This is a fucking absurdly good kraut jam that I found on William Berger's POSTS on WFMU's Blog. Its like a melting rainbow of golden tapioca Enjoy !

Here goes: Patrick Vian - Tunnel 4, Red Noise.mp3

Friday, January 13, 2006


Yes, I'm sorry... it's been far too long since my last post. Asparagus has found himself a job that requires my actually atention! No more daily blogging for me... although I will do a good one weekly. The music will remain...excelcior.

The Reds of course are pretty much on auto-pilot, doing what is expected from the Champions of Europe....winning with class and flair.

Our new boy Daniel Agger should be a help to the tired legs in the back. He will be Sami's prize student.

I actually don't have time to talk loads of football rubbish, so I'll stop here. Oh.. not without giving much respect to LEGEND Robbie Fowler's hat trick last week for City. What a dickhead Psycho is for not giving the legend more of a run this year. Rafa, have him back!!


Jaga Jazzist - Finland.mp3

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

another gift from Asparagus...yes, another!!

First, a tidbit of RED transfer gossip:

n the dance floor, eyeing up the talent, is Benitez, Liverpool's hugely impressive manager. His possible targets include Daniel Agger (Brondby), Nemanja Vidic (Spartak Moscow), and Christian Wilhelmsson (Anderlecht). He understands the inherent perils. "It is difficult to sign in January because the best players are playing in good teams," Benitez observed.

The Spaniard smiled when asked how much homework he did checking into backgrounds. The widening of his lips indicated his research had been thorough into Pepe Reina, Momo Sissoko, Peter Crouch and Bolo Zenden. Good characters all, they arrived last summer and have done well, barring poor Zenden, currently in a Colorado clinic having a knee repaired.

"I knew both Pepe, who is very, very positive, and Momo, who is a good worker," Benitez said. "Bolo has experience of playing over here, he was out of contract and a good option for us. It was easier with Peter because he is English and we were talking about him for three months before the end of the season. But it is not normal for all of your players to do so well so quickly."

Benitez's disappointments so far have been Josemi, Fernando Morientes and Antonio Nunez. Overall and overlooking a bizarre decision not to re-sign Michael Owen, Benitez excels in the market: Xabi Alonso is a joy to watch while Luis Garcia has grown in stature. While acknowledging the dangers of shopping in January, the Kop await their wise leader's next signing with relish.

New York Style football with a military excort. This is one of our mini Nike-sponsored tournaments. Photo curtosy of GERHARD STOCHL


Tuesday, December 20, 2005

I'm off.. happy hoidays all...

I know its been a few days...I've been silently fuming over the 3 disallowed goals in the World Club Championship final. Its a big heap of shit. Going all that way to Japan to get robbed of the only trophy Liverpool has not won. My man Gerry from THIS IS ANFIELD sums it up best.

Now the lads are probably a bit burned out. Looking forward to Rafa bringing in (3) ..i hope...more players. Traore GONE, Pongo LOAN HIM OUT, Kewell SELL SELL. We need another centerback to cover for Sami and Carra, another back (although I'm liking Warnock), and another holding midfielder...Momo needs some time to develop, his passing and timing is shit.

That being said...I look forward to a good crhistmas campaign. starting with Newcastle on Monday. A must win.

My christmas list:

1. Pablo Aimar
2. Stelios Gianakoplos
3. Olaf Mellberg

Its a long flight to Liverpool.

MUSIC MUSIC: I'm off to California for awhile.. See you in the new year. Here is a nice little can can.

Friday, December 16, 2005

1st Annual BROWN CUP football awards.

Asparagus the Archdruid's 1st annual Brown Cup football awards.

Today I present my alternative top 10 European footballers of the year. What a load of balls!! you are saying to yourself right now. Well, your right. I'd be interested to hear what you have to say however. My choices are based on a bit of alternative criteria... Fat twats like Fat Frank Lampard have no place in the brown cup circle.

1. RONNIE FUNNY-MOUTH - Not much argument here. If Barca wern't so promising at the moment, he would surely be in second place. But he is the fucking master. He cant be stopped. But the one thing that CAN stop is his fucking horrendous SHAKA BRA celebration. He looks like a retarded island-dokey that is admiring the good surfing conditions. Come on Ronnie..your better than that.

2. GERRARD - Yes, that is the cup he is hoisting. He is the most complete player on the planet, he scores, plays everywhere, crunches tackles, sprays passes around like a fucking gunslinger, and plays for his hometown club. Probably will go down as the greates Liverpool captain ever... Souness meets Dalglish. Fucking legend.

3. ROONEY - The only think I like about Rooney is that he doesn't give a fuck, and he's from Liverpool (even if a Blue). He is so fucking absurdly talented, that after the world cup, he might move up a notch in the Asparagus Brown Cup world rankings. His touch and instincts are the best I have ever seen and he is about the only thing I feel United have going for them. I'd like to see him go off a bit more though, he's fun to laugh at.

4. TOTTI - Yeah, don't like it? Too bad...my list. I laugh at you and I laugh at Christain Poulson. We SPIT ON YOU. In all seriousness, have you see dude play when he is not being a twat? He does things that Ronaldinho might consider attmpting, but no one else. His skill is out of hand, and he keeps the ball in traffic better than anyone. Before you start your bitching, please just watch him a little closer and observe the technic. Maybe you'll learn something.

5. HENRY - There my man is with his hot wife at a Knicks game last year...his courtside tickets were compliment of Jay-Z. What a stallion this man is. I'm a Red, make no mistake, but T.H. is class. When he can be botherd he is the best in the world. I've been to Highburry af few times in the last few years, and was awed in his presense..I admit. He can be a bit of a pussy and jumps over alot of legs to preseve his tender ankles, but he is very very rarely off target. When he gets to Barça, he will absolutely tear new assholes. With all that time afforded him on the ball, he might score 50 goals. Lets see how it plays out.

6. ROBBEN - It pains me so to have anyone in blue on this list, so I will show the man in Orange. Robben is the best dribbler and controller of the ball while at FULL PACE that I have seen in my days. Did Maradona or Gazza run this fast at people with the ball glued to thier feet? Did they fire balls into the box with this sort of absolute precision? Get fucked, the guy is a genius. Holland are my pic for the cup...yessshh..datch wat I schay.

7. SHEVVA - Nice miss douchebag!! No, really thanks. We owe you one. Not sure if we'll get a chance to owe you that one however. Milan are so shit right now they probably wont progress past the next stage. I don't think they are as cohesive as Bayern at the moment. Back to Shevva, he'll make his comeback, he already put in 4 in a game in Istambul to help slay the dragons. On the otherhand, Asparagus could maybe put one one or two past Ferenbache.

8. ADRIANO - He will wear the Brasil #9, because little Robinho is a chump. Adriano has all the Brasil skill plus more power on the shot that, well, than my main man Didi Hamann ( I had to put his name in somewhere ) . I've never seen anyone lash at the ball like Adriano and he is on the Brown Cup list just by the pure balls he plays with. He also scored the winner in the Milan derby last week...and he has the balls to stay at Inter. Respect.

9- LEO MESSI - Yes, he looks like an 80's stoner reject. Yes, he is 18. Yes, his last name is frightfully close to mine. Mark my words, he will be European player of the year within 4 years. He just signed a basically lifelong contract with Barça and they broke thier neck to get him a permanat Spanish visa. They know he is the future world player of the fucking millenium. You just have to watch him play. Its like a video game. You can't get the ball from him, he'll go around you the long way, he'll make you look stupid and just when he obviously will score, he'll dish it off to overrated Eto'o. When he grows up a bit he'll be taking all the glory. You heard it here.

10. BASTIAN DEISLER - Yes! my man! Asparagus loves himself a propper nutter. Deisler is indeed a propper nutter. Why not Ballack at least in the 10 spot? Why?..because I dont like him. I like Deisler, and he has the total game. He goes in very hard, he scores, he passes, he covers ground, and he loses his marbles. I think he will dominate the world cup midfield, I hope England do play German and he seriously maims Fat Lampard. Then Lampard goes off, and Cole comes on, Deisler maims Cole as well. Germany go to 10 men, still beat England in penaltys...Chelsea are left with two critically injured twats, Liverpool win the 06-07 league.

There you have it.


Ok, Ok... to the music. Something epic to fit my epic and undisputable! yes updisputable list!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Minotaur Shock Mix Madness...

No stories or news today...I can't be assed. He is an image of my man Crouchy doing this business earlier today in Japan. We'll play Sao Paulo in the final... big deal.

In other news: Dickhead at Parkhead? wow. He and John Hartson on the same team...shit. Its only a matter of time until Duncan Ferguson joins them.

OK.. Music bonus today. The best mix this year come to us from Dave Edwards, who is no other than the mind behind Minotaur Shock :

Bristol-based multi-instrumentalist/programmer David Edwards, aka Minotaur Shock, creates pretty, folk-tinged electronica along the lines of Four Tet and Boards of Canada. His debut EP, 2000's Bagatelle, was one of the first releases from the U.K. indie electronic imprint Melodic; the following year's Motoring Britain EP and full-length Chiff-Chaffs & Willow Warblers reflected the move from the colder, harder-edged IDM of the '90s to the softer, more organic style of the early 2000s. 2002 saw the release of the Rockpoolin' EP, which introduced a more melodic take on the Minotaur Shock sound, the 2003 compilation Rinse collected Edwards' vinyl-only EPs onto CD. Minotaur Shock moved to 4AD for 2005's Vigo Bay EP and Maritime full-length, both of which were influenced by Edwards' love of the seaside and sleek '80s pop like Steely Dan and Hall & Oates.

This was a mix-promo that was released in VERY LIMITED quantites by his new label 4AD.

Minotaur Shock - 4AD Promo Mix.mp3

Here is the TRACKLISTING, straight from the man himself. Praise be unto him. Enjoy.

> 1 Pulse - Todd Rundgren (Rhino)
> 2 Wake Up - XTC (Virgin)
> 3 The End (edit) - Mouse On Mars (Thrill Jockey)
> 4 The End - Mouse On Mars (Thrill Jockey)
> 5 Making It Pay - Dabrye (Ghostly International)
> 6 The Boy Is Mine (Club Version) - Brandy & Monica (Atlantic)
> 7 Studio 54 Dub - Mad Professor (Ariwa Sounds)
> 8 All Night Long - Mary Jane Girls (Universal)/Transistor - Radian
> (Thrill Jockey)
> 9 Botas de Oro - Terrestre (Static Discos)/Transistor - Radian
(Thrill Jockey)
> 10 AEO (Parts 1 & 2) - Brian Briggs (Bearsville)
> 11 Ave Fifi - Telex (Sire)
> 12 I Need Somebody To Love Tonight - Sylvester (Fantasy)
> 13 Hyperactive! - Thomas Dolby (Manhattan)
> 14 Memory Lane - The Rotary Connection (Cadet)
> 15 Like A Motorway - Saint Etienne (Heavenly)
> 16 Do The Whirlwind (Halma's Remix) - Architecture in Helsinki
> 17 Myopia (edit) - Plaid (Warp)/Blue Bell Knoll (edit) - Cocteau
> (4AD)
> 18 Ghouls n’ Ghosts - Tim Follin (Unknown)
> 19 Bostich - Yello (Do It)
> 20 It's For You - Out Hud (K7)
> 21 The Amusement - Andrew Poppy (ZTT)
> 22 Wordy Rappinghood (Acapella) - Chicks On Speed (Labels)
> 23 Evilos (TM) - Comtron (Black Label)
> 24 Vigo Bay (Club Mix) - Minotaur Shock (Unreleased)
> 25 Robot Rock (Soulwax Remix) - Daft Punk (Virgin)
> 26 Good Life - Inner City (Virgin)
> 27 Boat Music - Jeans Team (Louisville)
> 28 The Red Shoes - Ada (Areal)
> 29 Last Train To Trancentral (LP Mix) - The KLF (Arista)
> 30 Nerves - Metro Area (Environ)
> 31 Down By The Water - PJ Harvey (Island)
> 32 Happiness - Superpitcher (Kompakt)
> 33 Rocking Chair - Dean Friedman (Chiswick)