The Richter Scales: Men Who Blog

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Voices for Hurricane Relief

The big show is this coming Sunday, October 30th, starting at 7:00 PM at the Unity of Berkeley Church! Buy tickets online for just $20.

The line-up includes:

Richard Bob Greene (emcee and performer)
The Richter Scales (that's us!)
One of Each

Space is limited, so buy tickets soon, and tell your friends! We hope to see you on Sunday.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The future is now!

When I auditioned for The Richter Scales back in August of 2000, it was at Mark Casey's San Francisco apartment, which was not big on space. While I waited for the previous auditionee to finish, I sat outside in the stairwell with a copy of Our Dumb Century: The Onion Presents 100 Years of Headlines from America's Finest News Source. It was a fine way to pass the time and distract me from my pre-audition anxiety.

Fast forward to last month-- September 14, 2005, to be exact-- when Gillette announced a new razor. It's called the "Fusion", and it sports not only five blades but also two lubricating strips.

Five blades?

If this sounds familiar, it's because you read about it in The Onion a year and a half earlier. An excerpt:
Stop. I just had a stroke of genius. Are you ready? Open your mouth, baby birds, cause Mama's about to drop you one sweet, fat nightcrawler. Here she comes: Put another aloe strip on that fucker, too. That's right. Five blades, two strips, and make the second one lather. You heard me—the second strip lathers. It's a whole new way to think about shaving. Don't question it. Don't say a word. Just key the music, and call the chorus girls, because we're on the edge—the razor's edge—and I feel like dancing.

-- "Fuck Everything, We're Doing Five Blades" (February 18, 2004)
And they say irony is dead. Ha!

Monday, October 17, 2005

Voices For Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert Sunday October 30th

It's official!
Dear A Cappella Friends, Romans, etc...

The Voices For Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert is set for Sunday October 30th at 7pm at the Unity of Berkeley Church (2075 Eunice St.).

Our fantastic line-up now includes:

Richard Bob Greene (emcee and performer)
The Richter Scales
One of Each

Please check out this site for all of the details:

Space is limited, so you may wish to buy tickets soon. Please do spread the word. We all hope to see you there!


David Taylor

P.S. Thanks to Tim McGraw and Stephen Saxon for their hard work and kind support.

Tickets are $20 each in advance (buy yours now!) or $22 at the door.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Critical analysis of Gwen Stefani's Hollaback Girl

Well, perhaps not that critical, but this song has been the subject of much Richter Scale conversation over the past six months. This post seems to answer a number of our questions.