Thursday, July 31, 2003

Actually, they will be in Milwaukee this Saturday, but no Madison stop :( . Which is too bad, because Eef Barzelay is so cute in his little suit!
no. no i did not. isn't clem snide coming to madison in the next couple of days?
Hey Liz- did you know Clem Snide asked Jimmy's Comet (local Madison band) to open for them for part of their upcoming tour? Wild!
Now I just need a black cape and a mustache when I'm using Kazaa . . .

Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Our show should begin webcasting within the next two weeks!
yes. one of them is me.
and what do you mean by comeback? they've always been stars in my book.
So, while perusing upcoming concerts in Chicago (of which there are so many- oh why can't I be in a bigger city?) I've discovered that Hanson is playing at Schuba's. And it's already sold out. Did I miss some sort of recent comeback or something? Isn't one of them married now?

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

sounds like a lovely plan.
NEWSFLASH: today at lunch, don't tell mom the babysitter's dead was on. needless to say, i stayed and watched it. i mean, how could you not? what? my job? yeah. i eventually returned.
I vote we begin preparing around 5:30. I also vote that Swedish Meatballs Thursday start around 7, because I have another DOIT software class that evening. Lasagna Wednesday, however, can commence at any time.
maggie. you are such a tease!
i am excited for turkey taco tuesday. when are we eating?
El Burrito Elegante looks el disgusting. Speaking of burritos, has anyone see the new Chipotle ads outside the restaurant? "Size matters: big hands, big feet, big burritos?" I feel violated every time i walk by.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation put together THIS little page. I'm sure we all want to learn how NOT to be sued for file sharing. Am I right...or am I right?

Monday, July 28, 2003

i now distrust artist direct. the whole time i have been listening to death cab for cuties's we have the fact and we're voting yes, i THOUGHT i was listening to a song called little fury bugs (seeing how i got the song titles from them). turns out the song was really called 405. stupid artist direction and the mass confusion i have suffered. i should sue.
Alright everyone! After one week of trying, we've finally got a guestbook up on our page!!! So do us a favor and sign it, we like to know who our friends are.
well, due to this society's double standards, there are none.
Here's my question about this article: where's the "good boy" cards?
yes. life at 449 has never been so exciting.
looks like the heavenly states are going to be interviewed on the show this coming saturday. be sure to tune in, for it will be my LAST PFFR show! sad!

Sunday, July 27, 2003

Finally, with only two weeks before moving day, we have seen our neighbor naked in his window.
Japanese spastic-rock RULES. Especially when it's fronted by a bearded Japanese man with a tree on his head. Good times at the terrace.

Friday, July 25, 2003

Pictures of our last WSUM soccer game are now up on the pictures page!

Thursday, July 24, 2003

oh no! i've found another "the streets!" dizzee rascal: there's something about British hip-hop that i am really drawn to. everyone should listen to "i luv u." it's a classic in the making.
To the mystery person who used my new form to ask if it worked, yes, indeed it does.

Becky, I insist that there be a scene on your roadtrip involving a karaoke bar and a pregnant girl who wants to be a rock star.
I want everybody out there (where is there you ask? silly you, you are there, which is where) to know that at the crack of dawn tomorrow I will be taking a roadtrip with:
1. my mom
2. my friend's mom
3. my friend's dad

hmmm... I think there just might be a crazy teenage love connection in this trip, very similar to the movie Crossroads.
I like July. I mean, it's like your in the summer mode... but you still gots a little more time to chill.
looks like our weekend is jammed packed with musical offerings. AND one of my best friends (who's delightfully inappropriate) from high school *might* visit!

PFFR show news: looks like we are going to interview Heavenly States on Aug. 2!
Upon checking out the concerts going on this weekend, I've discovered that Tom Green's old sidekick, Glenn Humplik, plays guitar in a Canadian band called "Daiquiri" that will be opening for some spastic Japanese band at the Union Terrace this Saturday. If that doesn't suit you, apparently Butch Vig and Duke Erikson from Garbage made an 80s cover band called "The Know-It-All Boyfriends" that occasionally plays around Madison. They'll be at Cafe Montmartre on Saturday as well. Crazy stuff.
My HTML class has not gone to waste! I have put up a great and wonderful form on the "Our Show" page. Stay tuned a month from now for an image rollover on the home page. What a fun surprise that will be.
see...that's an example of why i could never write music reviews. how do you think of things like "actively exploratory approach to Dismemberment Plan-style atmospheric drone-funk." i mean, "drone-funk" is a phrase all of its own...and perhaps one that should not be used very often. hmm. how do you think i could incorporate "drone-funk" in law exams?
According to the Onion's review of the Broken Social Scene, they have an "actively exploratory approach to Dismemberment Plan-style atmospheric drone-funk." Jigga-what?
It's not that it might be the last game, it will be the last game- it is definitely mathematically impossible for us to go to the playoffs, ha. I probably won't play tonight, but I was planning on coming to take some pictures to put up on the pictures page. The world needs to see Aaron's masking tape bra for his nipple rings.
i haven't necessarily avoided them...just never felt like eating one. but i did -- now i can move out of wisconsin with a lighter heart.
are you going to the WSUM soccer game tonight, nicole? even if you don't feel well, you should come and be entertained...afterall, it might be the last game. maybe we can even muster up a win...or maybe we can just have a lot of fun.

in MUSIC news, i finally have my own copy of the new starlight mints. huzzah!

Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Why have you avoided them Liz? They are really good, much better than a hot dog. Probably more real, too.
dear readers. tonight...for the first time...i am going to eat a brat. i have successfully avoided said meat for the four years i have lived in wisconsin, but no more! what next? perhaps i will go to a fish fry for the first time next friday? must-get-all-wisconsin-culture-in-before-i-move.
Tonight I'm taking an advanced HTML class. I'm apparently supposed to learn about: webforms, CGI scripts, JavaScript, and image maps. I currently have no idea what any of those really are, but I'm sure they'll be really cool.
oh! hipster bingo rocks...we'll have to play. i'd like to point out the PBR...but what's up with the 8-foot tall guy?

bored? want to test your pirate IQ? nicole and i got all the questions right.
Hipster Bingo: very funny. Could be useful for Liz in hunting down the two males pictured on our homepage in Portland.

Tuesday, July 22, 2003

I think I could see that book at Urban someday.

I just emailed the band Single Frame to ask them if they are going on tour anytime soon, and what happened to the "Ashtray" part of their name. Their response: Tour coming this fall, and it was just time for the ashtray to go.
becky and i are thinking about making a "bad pirate joke book."
here's a sneak peak:

what's a pirate's favorite food?

wasn't that brilliant? you don't need to say anything. i know that's what you are thinking...
Hey, look at this! It's a tour diary of the Sex Worker's Art Show! But wait . . . how could she leave out Madison and WHAM?
And in more fun, here's a bunch of Harry Potter sexual innuendos.
HAHAHA. well, they'll probably put you in the crappiest seat because you are supposed to be 'blind' and wouldn't be able to see said crappiness.
soon, the coolness of portland will be a reality. and we can drink PBR 40s on the street like all the portland indie rock scenesters/hipsters. if drinking PBR makes me hip...that's just sad -- and hilarious.
So, I bought tickets to Portland to visit Liz August 16-21, which is very exciting. I think I dreamt about how cool Portland is last night. However, I was just looking over my email ticket info, and for some reason it says I am a "blind traveler" in the special needs section. Okay?!?! Is there some way I could exploit this?

Monday, July 21, 2003

Yes, we interacted once, thanks to my 7th grade history/english teacher's random connections to the state of Kansas. I'm sure he remembers me, I'll see what I can do. Maybe he can come on our show and do some political commentary on the state of radio in the country.

If people don't send us pictures, we may just have to surprise them with pictures of our own. I'd be wary of this. We definitely have some incriminating ones out there, and if you haven't noticed, we have had over 1300 visitors to our site. I'm sure only 1250 or so of them were Liz and I.

Also, feel free to provide us with suggestions for a picture to go on the homepage; the old school radio is sort of a filler for now until we think of something REALLY cool. I'm picturing it changing regularly.
yes! dear friends, send pictures. i'd like to at least PRETEND to have more than three friends (well, i guess two, since i've never met Justice Souter. but you met him, didn't you, nicole?)
Hey, check this out! Madison is the starting point of the national anti-Bush campaign.
New website is up and running!! And on Wednesday I have my advanced HTML class, so we'll see what more fun things we can do to the site. If anyone wants to be featured on the "Friends of the PFFR" page, send us a picture, or arrange to have me take one with my spiffy new digital camera!

Sunday, July 20, 2003

so, i've finally returned to the grand city of madison. while on my way back, i managed to attend a wedding. as a result i have created a list of songs that should never be played ever again:
1. The Love Shack
2. The Electric Slide
3. Y.M.C.A.
4. anything from the movie Grease

oh, and i managed to clear the dance floor...again, i mean that in a bad way. you'd think my request of justin timberlake's "rock your body" would really get things going, but people seem to prefer some good ole B-52s. hmph. good thing i'm involved in radio. i really know what the people want to hear. i'll wallow by listening to the new earlimart CD.
Let's think about this. What exactly makes this college radio-related? Are college radio people sluts?

Saturday, July 19, 2003

So, last night, The New Pornographers were on Subterranean on MTV2, the only hour of MTV really worth watching. I was too tired to stay up, so I taped it and asked that no one changed the channel. This morning I wake up to find an hour of Fox was taped. And for some reason, this is the only show that MTV doesn't replay 300 times a week. Just the once. Arrrrrrr.

I'll drown my sorrows by having my parents buy me things in Chicago this weekend. Off I go!

Friday, July 18, 2003

do you know what i like more than pirate movies?! PIRATE JOKES! woo hoo
as for the email, indeed, 'afterglow' is from minneapolis. gotta love those minnesota bands.

speaking of minnesota and bands, i am sad that i will miss fountains of wayne tomorrow night (they be playing in minneapolis, yar). but, i must celebrate the long-awaited (long-awaited at 22?) marriage of two great high school friends.
Whoa! Check out this email Liz and I just got:

Hi Nicole and Liz,

We recently got word that we've gotten a couple of spins at your radio
station, and wanted to say Thanks.

I'm not sure if it was your show (The Perfect Face For Radio) that we
playled on, but it sounds like a pretty cool format. I loved the playlist
on your website. Two hours of great music!

Do you know if the station streams your signal over the web? I couldn't
find a link it that but if they do I'd love to tune in.

Keep on playing great music. Way to keep it Indie!

Michael Handler
The Afterglow - Bitterwarm

Sweet! A perusal of their website seems to indicate they are from Minneapolis.
Check out's random thought of the week. Arrrrrrrr.
Welcome home Liz! Well, home to the midwest. You missed a killer soccer game last night. The WSUM Kugelee Birds 91.7 lost, 5-0. But it was still one of the funniest things ever. The ref yelled at us for always being late. Programming Director Aaron is also the funniest soccer player I've ever seen; he fashioned himself a masking tape bra of sorts to protect his nipple rings, and he kept adjusting it while out on the field. Then he'd punctuate every time he touched the ball with a big "woohoo!" Quality. On a sad note, Dr. Jay Gordon was injured and may be out for the season. ("the season" being one more game).

Thursday, July 17, 2003

BACK...sort of. portland was glorious. except for the bout of food poisoning or SARS or monkeypox or some unknown mysterious illness. word of advice: it's not a good idea to go to the dentist when suffering from mysterious illnesses.

anyways, i am bummed about the white many movie stars can jack white date in a given year? THAT MEANS...aug 8 (aka my last night in madison) best be a fun one (and it couldn't be a fun one if lame milwaukee is involved -- sorry, lame milwaukee. i'm just not a fan).

i feel like i should say more, since it's been a while. well, i think i will draw out my homecoming as long as possible. afterall, it's good to feel missed.
I just love it when people can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality, though I know it's hard when reading Harry Potter. The last line of this article is my favorite.
Arianna Huffington rocks.

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Apparently the broken finger Jack White sustained in his car accident last weekend has led the band to postpone all tour dates through August 10- so, including the Milwaukee show August 8. New dates haven't been rescheduled yet. This is all Renee Zellweger's fault.
So last night I drank for the first time since my birthday! Let's have a huzzah for that! Bless you, Union wine-tasting mini course. I also got a super cool Broken Social Scene/Stars poster from the Seripop art show (see it here; and here's the one Maggie got). There were lots of awesome posters, I wanted them all, but alas had only 12 dollars to spend. Apparently, according to Craig, the DPC is going to be opening for the Broken Social Scene at the terrace in September??!?!?!?? I'll believe it when I see it on Pollstar, but if true, this pleases me greatly. I'm listening to them right now in celebration.

Tuesday, July 15, 2003

This is exactly what we should be praying for right now. If there is a God, He/She will definitely focus His/Her attention on this.

While your at it, check out the image of the week at HI-larious.
Here's an interesting take on why we need telemarketing.

Monday, July 14, 2003

Well, with Liz in Portland for the next 5 days, it looks like this will be more of a Nicole's Live Journal than a blogger. Feel free to help me out on that.

In PFFR news, The NEW! Perfect Face for Radio website is about done, and should be up soon (that is, when Liz returns so she can put the redirection link up). Hopefully it will be seen as a small improvement, or at least a fun change. Feedback will be welcome.

In music news, apparently Jack White got in a car accident over the weekend and broke his finger (?!?!?). More scandalously, he is also apparently dating Renee Zellweger. Give me a break.

In concert news, Built to Spill is touring and coming to Chicago Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 17 and 18. I will be forcing someone to go to the Thursday show with me.

Saturday, July 12, 2003

Oooh Liz, if you catch this before you go . . . guess what some totally random girl requested today? Lazy Lane! Guess who called from excitement after hearing Lazy Lane was requested? Looks like they are going to play on the August 9 show in the studio. Must be part of our cult following.
nicole, i am ever so sorry that you had to do the show by yourself...and even more sorry that you are feeling ill. i am in minneapolis and this will be my last blog for a while. i have a 6 am flight tomorrow. i don't think i'm even going to bed tonight. it'll just be me, a tv, momma's cooking and poppa's bottle of jameson. i love home!
I feel horribly ill, but here I am, doing the radio show by myself anyway with Liz out of town. I'm sure you can hear it in my voice projected over the airwaves. It would be really embarrassing to throw up while on the air. But I'm a trooper!

Friday, July 11, 2003

i KNEW i deperately needed it! pirates are just plain cool. who's with me for plundering the lakes of madison? we have floaties.
Nicole's review of Pirates of the Caribbean:
THIS MOVIE ROCKED MY WORLD. Geoffrey Rush said "Arrrrrrrr," a parrot said "Shiver me timbers," there was a monkey in a pirate outfit, and Johnny Depp was glorious in ways I'd never thought possible. 5 out of a possible 4 stars. As the Onion said, it's the pirate movie that nobody knew they desperately needed.
"he's not a blacksmith...he's a pirate." i long to say that line to somebody and i vow someday i shall.

line from the best movie of the summer: Pirates of the Caribbean. EVERYONE SEE THIS MOVIE. IT IS FILLED WITH PIRATEY GOODNESS, ARRR.

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Check out this Page 6 story about Abercrombie and Fitch's next catalog:
"THE Bruce Weber-photographed Abercrombie & Fitch quarterly is looking more like a porno magazine than ever. We just got an advance copy of the new fall clothing catalog, which has drawn the ire of parents and politicians in the past, titled "Back to School: Philosophy and Nudity." It has two naked men and a woman on the cover. They frolic inside, simulating sex scenes, threesomes and naked group outings with other unclad lovelies. One photo shows a naked woman riding a horse bareback and another shows a naked man playing suggestively with a palm tree."
I HATE this store, and shall continue my boycott of them. Unless they have some really nice sweaters in the fall.
i harbor secret desires that our neighbors will invite me to play their bean bag toss. but they never do, thus is the story of my life.

so, i'm going to some high school friends' wedding soon. best friends combined with alcohol? oh yeah! the last wedding i went to, i totally cleared the dancing floor. and i don't mean that in a good way.

Wednesday, July 09, 2003

OUR WEIRD NEIGHBORS ARE PLAYING THEIR BEAN BAG TOSS RIGHT NOW. It's late and I want to go to sleep, and I can hear some guy explaining how to play it to some girl. It is a bean bag drinking game. Next it will be drinking bocce ball. They are 55-year old women trapped in 20-year old male bodies.
so, like seven (ehhh!) kids would be picked in a class. those seven kids would each tap the thumb of someone in the class. then that person had to guess which of the seven picked them. i so could teach the second long as the kids played duck duck gray duck and not some effed up verison titled duck duck goose.
disturbed? yes. surprised? no.
Check this or this out Liz- are YOU a Dan fan?
HA. Check out Captain Graham Mueller's play-by-play of our last soccer game. Game 2 is tomorrow at 5:30- hopefully I won't be on my deathbed at that time.
Arr, Matey!

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Hey, you guys didn't tell me you had a newsletter out! That's pretty neat. How do you play 7-Up? Is it like Duck-Duck-Grayduck?
Hey! We were just talking about the game "Head's Up 7UP" the other day, weren't we? Now I'm listening to Built to Spill, check out this Twin Falls quote:
"7UP I touched her thumb and she knew it was me, although she couldn't see, unless of course she peeked"
What great song lyrics. Except I still can't remember exactly how the game was played . . .
Whoa! What happened to blogger? Is it a new format to match our future updated website?
Meanwhile, Michael Savage is a bad, bad, bad man. He will not be missed, and he should just fade away into oblivion.
YES!!! one conservative loser down, 4309435 to go....

Monday, July 07, 2003

aren't we ALL so funny...har har har. yuck it up, clowns. yuck it up. i'll see you in court

in about three years
Now that's funny. Though I think Liz could also find love with a man who belongs to this.
Perhaps Liz can find the perfect man here or here. Such fine, upstanding American institutions.
i think MY moving to portland makes portland sound really cool...
web update. we are currently working on a new and improved web site. since we lack basic web design abilities, it's probably going to take a while. HERE'S a sneak peak.
Here's a cool interview with The Decemberists, who rock my world. It makes Portland sound really cool.

Sunday, July 06, 2003

thanks, nicole. i like the orange. size small, please.

oh! according to ELI:
my name is liz engborg. my name is liz engborg. i am a robot. i am a robot.
A shirt for Liz

Friday, July 04, 2003

This is hideously disgusting.

Thursday, July 03, 2003

anyone else moving to portland? well, you can't unless you pass THIS test
Everyone go here and listen to the song "Heart." It's the most beautiful song I've heard in a long time. I'm still wiping away the tears :) .
The rumors are true - I felt absolutely awful this morning, and not only cancelled work, but an important meeting with my group for class. I've called the doctor and word is, stop taking my evil medication, and if that makes me feel better, we'll switch to different medication instead! I just love being ill! Someone kill me now. Though the one bonus is, I am staying home watching videos, and just saw the video for Interpol's "Obstacle #1," which was awesome.
Here's a review of that famed Stephen Malkmus show in Milwaukee, by the way. It sounded excellent.
there's a nasty rumor going around that nicole is sick....
anyways, i was interested when i heard that stephen malkmus was opening for radiohead. now, that i am listening to some old pavement, i am super excited. i hope stephen malkmus pulls a "milwaukee" and only plays pavement songs when i see him in seattle.

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Ok . . . that last post was actually by Liz. Why it came up as Nicole, I have NO idea.
But if you are reading this blog right now, you'll have noticed I've learned how to do embedded frames! Let's have a huzzah for that!
no, i did NOT add to our visitor counter...i don't even know how. i guess it's the cult following again...they're always so up in our biznass
NO WORK ON FRIDAY!! what ever are we going to do? i think we should have a big ca-brewing jubilee...anyone else interested? (nicole, we'll make you some nice lemonade).
There is nothing more heartbreaking than taking a basic bartending course when you CAN'T DRINK ALCOHOL. I'm still crying over it.

Liz, did you add to our visitor counter when you changed our homepage, or did like 70 people look at our website last night?!?!
a book? i would have guessed that tori would be sending instructional videos. wait, i believe she already has those.

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Ah, I have just received my birthday present from dear Tori: "Sex for One: The Joy of Self Loving," by Betty Dodson. Could I have expected anything less? Look for me to be reading it at work in the computer lab, offending business students daily.
His and Her Vanities rocks my world. I see big things for this awesome Madison band. I also see Liz and I in super cute complimentary His and Her Vanities t-shirts.
i think someone has taken over my IM identity. who out there has my IM name and password? i hate to break it to you, but i am not cool and therefore not worthy of being. BE GONE, IM IMPOSTER!

nicole, back me up here, but isn't his and her vanities the best band...ever? actually, after that encounter, i am beginning to feel kind of cool. so, IM imposter, what say you now?
This morning I went to the station and ransacked the local music section, including cds from the German Art Students, P'Elvis, Transformer Lootbag, and Jimmy's Comet. I feel like I should be more in tune with the local music scene.