I'm not sure when I stopped reading Penny Arcade, or why. Currently going through the strips from some time in August (although there are probably some before that that I skipped, too).
The weird thing is, I don't even know the games referred to in, say this here strip, and the thing still makes me laugh. Either That's True Talent, or I still need more sleep.
Also found the official site for Stephin Merritt, mentioned in the next/previous entry. I'm confident I'll be spelling his first name wrong several different ways if I try typing it rather than cut&pasting in future.
What you will find here is information on Stephin Merritt and his bands The Magnetic Fields, Future Bible Heroes, the 6ths and the Gothic Archies. As stated above, this is the official MF Website, and is updated frequently with information directly from the band.
Somehow this question does not seem odd on this site: Anybody out there got a copy of 69 Love Songs?
Merge Records released 69 Love Songs in 1999 and by Circus Records (UK) and Zomba Records (Germany) PIAS (Europe) and W. Minc (Australia) in 2000. The domestic release of the album is available as a 3 CD box set with a 75-page color book featuring an interview with Stephin, and it is also sold as individual CD volumes and on a 12 song "sampler" CD featuring selected songs from each of the three volumes. Circus Records released their own 7 song sampler called Excerpts from 69 Love Songs and W. Minc Records released a 6 song sampler they called a Radio Sampler. Several new vocalists join The Magnetic Fields on 69 Love Songs including: Claudia Gonson (drummer/manager of The Magnetic Fields'), LD Beghtol ( Flare ), Dudley Klute, Shirley Simms; as well a few new instrumentalists: Chris Ewen (Future Bible Heroes) and Daniel Handler (author of A Series of Unfortunate Events ).
I vaguely remember the NPR story on the release from 2000, despite forgetting the birthdays of friends and family. This probably means something, but I'd rather not think about what.
np - Suzanne Vega, "Marlene on the Wall"
Oh, shut up.