Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Video: World’s Ugliest Dog Contest 2011 Highlights


Here’s what you missed at the annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma Marin Fair in Petaluma. If you’ve seen the awesome Worst In Show documentary you’ll recognize many of the ugly dogs (and their owners).

Contrary to their gnarly appearances all are healthy and super-loved by their owners.

Not just another quirky Petaluma event (they’ve got tons) it also serves as a great case for pet adoption. Every animal deserves a good home, “ugly” or conventionally cute.

See the rest »


Fab: Moog Filtered Ale from Asheville Brewing Company + Bönus Moog Mix

[UPDATE 6.4 –> Now available for purchase at Bruisin’ Ales]

This limited edition brew from Asheville Brewing Company will benefit the Bob Moog Foundation.

When you drink this in your egg-shaped chair with built-in speakers, rocking out to my Moog Mix below,  take additional comfort in knowing proceeds will support the Foundation’s interactive educational programs to teach science through music—as well as the eventual creation of a Moogseum. Yes, a Moogseum. Full story at Craft Beer News »

• •    • •


Killer Watts “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly” from The Many Moogs of Killer Watts

The Electric Moog Orchestra “Cantina Band” from Moog Music From Star Wars

Stereolab “Variation One” from Moog Soundtrack

Robin Workman “Mamma Mia” from Moog Plays ABBA

Midlake “My Young Bride” (Moog) from Roger O’Donnell Moog Mix

• •   • •

Drink up with the Ümlaut: more Beer
Rock out with the Ümlaut: more Music

Follow ÜÜ on Twitter »

Ünnecessary: BRÖÖ Craft Beer Shampoo
Beer: Vintage Schaefer Moog Spot


MP3: Friday Five 04.03.09 Double-LP Covers Edition


A double-shot of covers for this fine Friday.
Rock out with the Umlaut:

Side A
Donny Hathaway “Jealous Guy” (John Lennon)

Radiohead “Nobody Does It Better” (Carly Simon)

Maritime “Boy From School” (Hot Chip)

Dawn Landes “Young Folks” (Peter, Bjorn & John)

Crooked Fingers “When You Were Mine” (Prince)

Side B
Beck “Do You Realize?” (Flaming Lips)

Jonny Polonsky “In Bloom” (Nirvana)

Killer Watts “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly” (Ennio Morricone)

7 Seconds “99 Red Balloons” (Nena)

Good Riddance “Come Dancing” (The Kinks)

Rock out with the Umlaut every Friday.