"Now this is surgery, so don't eat anything before you come in. Because I'll have a big breakfast waiting for you."

I'm gonna go ahead and drop this a day early, cuz I'm generous like that. Here's May's mix, Dr. Spaceman. Featuring songs from Love Is All, MGMT, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, LCD Soundsystem, New Order, Beck, Caetano Veloso, The Cellos, Javelin, Toots & The Maytals, Pylon, Chromeo, Gorillaz, Super Furry Animals, Suburban Kids With Biblical Names and, possibly, some medical advice from Ho Chi Minh city medical school graduate Doctor Leo Spaceman peppered in there. It's a doozy.

Get it here.

As usual, there's more mixtapery madness to be found on the Master List. And please feel free to share and promote the mixes or leave a comment if you're liking what you're hearing. Thanks, and remember, science is whatever we want it to be.


In the Not-Too-Distant Future

So, tonight's the night. The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Super Friends Club (MST3KSFC for short) is hosting their third MST3K Drink & Draw, which is pretty much what it sounds like.

At 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific, you point your Netflix machine here and draw whatever madness pops into your head as you watch the silhouettes of a dude and some robots take a part a truly terrible movie, in this case, 1997's Future War. Then you post it on the Internet. Simple.

Oh, and you're supposed to drink while you do it. I have part of a liter of Hawaiian Punch chilling in the fridge just for such an occasion. My life is like a rap video.

Anyway, so it's on like Donkey Kong tonight. I made a poster for the event based on this "cyborg" from the film:

So yeah, join in! I'll be posting my stuff on Twitter/Facebook, much to the annoyance of the three people who haven't hid my feed yet. Make sure to let me know if you'll be playing along, too. I would love to see your stuff.

If you just want to see what others are drawing and/or drinking, you can follow along on Twitter using this hashtag (or follow MST3KSFC founders Jen and Chris for the hilights) and check the Flickr group pool for goodies.

Anyway, hope to see you there. I'll be in the front row, next to Tom Servo, being a smart-A.


Put You On My Wall

So, I've been busy lately reworking our posters for the Sparkle Power shop. Totally refreshed and reworked, we're currently offering:

Mixtape = Love posters in charcoal grey, sea-foam and light blue.

You & I Are BFF posters in four color combinations.

And of course, the new and improved La La Love You posters in pink, orange, yellow, green, aqua and light blue.

All of these posters measure 11" x 17" and are printed via a professional-grade inkjet photo printer onto off-white 80# French Paper Company cover stock. As I said, they're all available in the Sparkle Power Etsy shop. Convo us for bulk orders. We aim to please.


Betwixt A Rock & A Hard Place

So I finally got my submission for Best Mark My Words done last night before Lost. The word is "betwixt," which apparently doesn't mean when someone shares their Twix bar with you. Good to know. Here's my selection:

You can check out the other words posted over on the site.


Sailin' Takes Me Away

Sorry for the lack of updates this month. I've been workin' on my abs. And this type of stuff:

Ballin / No Homo

But seriously, I've had an extreme case of the bloggage, which is to say, I can think of nothing worth blogging about. So yeah, if any of you have a topic that you think, "Dang dude, I wish Dylan would finally just blog about _______," now's yr time to speak up. Seriously, please give me some ideas. I want to blog, really, but I have no good ideas.

In the meantime, I'll be sailin' my mamma-jammin yacht with my homie. Like a piiimp.


Lots of Fun

This is no prank. This ish is for reals. April's mix; check it:

It's spring. It's getting warmer, the days are getting longer. Roll down the windows while you drive around. Turn the volume up in your hoopty. Bob your head and pump your fists. Show that Easter Bunny who's boss.

This month's mix features springy, sprongy tracks from (deep breath) Frightened Rabbit, Surfer Blood, Oranger, Fungi Girls, Grandaddy, Sparklehorse, Big Star, The Thrills, Clem Snide, Sufjan Stevens, Freelance Whales, Badly Drawn Boy, Real Estate, Loudon Wainwright III, The Dodos, Earlimart, Josef K, Throw Me the Statue, The Moping Swans and Pretty Girls Make Graves. So yeah, you're gonna enjoy it.


01. "She was not the cure for cancer."
02. "Lucid afternoon dream, cosmopolitan scene."
03. "It's a shiver, a sigh, it's a wooden goodbye."
04. "It's a gorgeous day."
05. "We'll sit for days talk about things important to us like whatever. We'll defuse bombs, walk marathons and take on whatever together."
06. "Dogs will wag their tails and birds will sing. Hell, it's hard world for little things."
07. "Music so loud I can't tell a thing."
08. "I came to the city to build a mountain of envy and to marry a Kennedy."
09. "Punched in the brain, in the gut, in the tear ducts, too."
10. "Don't give up. Let's go. Forget about yourself."
11. "I've arranged for your phobias to be performed by a string quartet."
12. "Our love is alive, you know it's never spent."
13. "Your worries ain't so different from my own, though I'm far more accident prone."
14. "Salt my wounds, chlorine my eyes, I'm a self-destructive fool."
15. "A coward's way to be inviolate."
16. "Our heads are sad, our bones are tired as hell."
17. "Otherwise, he'd beat his chest."
18. "Each tug just pulls me through."
19. "Fumigated hags with privilege in their bags."
20. "Keep on doing your thing you do now."

Download it here and, as always, check out the Master List for even more mixtapery goodness.