Slint is reuniting for some "very special appearances".
No one can get me a Christmas present better than that news. Four dates confirmed in the U.S. so far in March. I will take off and travel wherever it is necessary. I will pay through the nose for tickets.
So far it's only confirmed that McMahan, Pajo, and and Walford are part of this "reunion", leaving only Brashear absent from the lineup that recorded Spiderland.
I know this doesn't make any sense to 95% of you reading this.... but OMFG!!!!!111!!!!!!11!!one!!!11
Edit to add: I bought two tickets to the show in Chicago at Park West... I don't know who I'll get to go with me, but I've got two tickets to Slint in March motherfuckers! Yowwwwwwwww! Talking with mybluenotepad a while ago they're supposed to be playing Irving Plaza, too - just not yet confirmed. If they do and I can get tickets, I'm there, too.
Out of curiosity, I wondered if the domain motherfucker.com had been taken. I mean, I assumed it had, but it occured to me that I didn't know what, if anything was there. When I plugged it into my browser, it gave an error message. Usually this indicates that the domain is good, but something is wrong at the website. When it can't find it at all, Windows goes through that whole process of sending you to search pages (or in my case, Google cos I gots me the Google bar). Anyway, I decided to go to the people I've bought my domains from to run a search on it. Lo and behold, not only is motherfucker.com taken, so is .org, .biz, .net, and every other dot you can think of.
But what was funny is, the website then proceeded to make alternate suggestions for my domain request, since motherfucker.com was already taken. It made for a very funny list.
"X" marks ones which at least one primary .something-or-other extension has already been used.
X - themotherfucker
X - emotherfucker
X - imotherfucker
X - motherfuckers
I'm so tempted to buy "extramotherfucker.com" just so I could have an e-mail address from there. You're not just motherfucker, you're extramotherfucker. I have to admit, "realmotherfucker.com" and "motherfuckercentral.com" would be pretty good, too. Or maybe get "onesmoothmotherfucker.com" so I could have the subdomain that was "soopageek.onesmoothmotherfucker.com"
So I'm tempted but not totally moved to do this just for my own amusement. I have the webspace and can easily host another domain. As a joke, would anyone else be interested in having their own subdomain and email at "extramotherfucker.com"? Maybe the splash page for "extramotherfucker.com" could be a list of everyone that is "extramotherfucker" with links to whatever webpage your little deviant hearts desired in subdomains "yourname.extramotherfucker.com" with email addresses firstname.lastname@example.org? I'd simply set you up an FTP account to upload your pages and you can go to town. If, say, three people are in this with me, I'll buy the domain name this week. ;-)
Edit To Add: After the first comment I got from bustednut it occured to me how the last part of the previous paragraph doesn't read how I intended it to read. By "in this with me" I don't mean monetarily, I will buy the domain name and host it at my webspace. I just want it to be for the amusement of more than just myself if I'm going to do it. So, one down two to go... who else is down?