Monthly Archives: June 2007

Search of the Weak

Every so often, children of the internut will get lost on their way from a to b.

those determined to carve their own slice of information from this world, those attempting to make contact with other dr quinn medicine woman fan-fic writers, and those hoping for some pretty pictures to look at before Mum gets home, often end up right here, at the magic cauldron.

but it is not googles fault that we are so magnetising !

To make things fair, Shenanigans and myself will be listing the best search terms that inadvertently lead to our site. And make suggestions on where they should have gone instead.

This first installment begins with two search terms which captured the imagination of my imagination.

“I am so hungry I might even die”

eat up


Lack of Hunger Relief




“yiddish magical shows”


the magic mirror


Lakho, lakhee” she says. “Alacazoo.” Ah yes — from all the famous Yiddish magic shows! “Now I pull a rabbit from my own tuckus. Alacazoo!





any more suggestions?

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quel horreur








in a frenzied attack of procrastination, i just squirmed my way thru Hostel II. to be blunt, it is a ghastly slice of sadistic cinema, anyway you chainsaw it up, and in no uncertain terms i feel quite ill. i don’t quite know what posessed me to d/l this movie, as i normally stay far, far away from such silly nonesense, but such is the nature of yer one shenanigans. anyway, i was hiding from this, the posting of a simple playlist from the show la mitt et moi conducted this very morn. unfortunately the fleetputer was fritzing up untill around the 10am mark, so we could only record our show from then. if you missed it, tsk tsk tsk indeed, and i think you should self-flagellate yourself by sitting thru ‘hostel II’. either that or you can listen to the last hour of joyful goodness and light banter here. also, this week, there ar some crafty links disguised as titles, thanks to the credited mp3 blogs, where you might be ble to d/l a tune or two.. but shh, right?!




  • Somebody come and play – the kids (off the sesame st LP)
  • puppet on a string – sandy shaw (nice one
  • web 2.0 – thunderous olympian
  • come back home – copperpot feat. KRS ONE
  • fo’eva blunted – nine
  • he hit me (it felt like a kiss) – the crystals
  • push it – salt n pepa
  • watermelon man – herbie hancock
  • can’t stand me now – the libertines
  • i dig you – boss hog
  • isis – yeah yeah yeahs (cheers to
  • this sentence will ruin/save your life – born ruffians
  • back for good – the wedding present
  • what’s the altitude – cut chemist feat.hymnal (hats off to
  • swastika eyes (david holmes mix) – primal scream (ta muchly
  • temperature’s rising – mobb deep
  • jesus wants me for a sunbeam – the vaselines
  • white wedding – queens of the stone age (thanks
  • please don’t go girl – nkotb (poptopsy)
  • love love love – donny hathaway
  • untitled – p money & rodney p
  • clam, crab, cockle, cowrie – joanna newsom
  • here i come – the roots
  • tambourine – universal robot band
  • over the rainbow – wing



untill next time, then.. (be good to each other! it’s easy, just lay off the blow-torches, baby..)





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Set of Greys Anatomy More Exciting Than Greys Anatomy

All type of shit has gone down since Isaiah Washington called co-star TR Knight a f****t on the set of Greys Anatomy.

Knight got hurt feelings, came out, and the sensitive side of the world rallied around until finally Washington got news he wouldn’t be coming back to the old whospital. Dude had gone to counselling, done some PSAs, and apologised to all type of minorities, but the ABC network was like ..nah.

This must have been a little humiliating

Now Isaiah Washington, who incidentally has a dimple right in the middle of his chin, is mad as hell !

So here is a brilliant interview which hints at some trouble in mind. Among other things, Isaiah claims TR Knight conspired to rid the tv show of its male leads, and over 18 months, orchestrated the events which have ended in Washingtons demise.


TR Knight, the gay one.

This is indeed a cunning plan, and it makes sense. If I were part of an ensemble cast, I’d start knocking them off as soon as possible.

But forreals, this is far deeper than gossip and fingernails. The interview is a fascinating read, and the comments that follow are an insight. To the people witnessing this, these aren’t just two dudes – Washington is a straight black man and Knight is a white gay man. The black community, and the gay community, and the black-gay community, all have their own judgements on the events, and it’s at once an education and a headache to read about. Just like school. You can sense the obligation these minority groups have to support their own, whether they are right or wrong.

Also – dude compares himself to Malcolm X and Paul Robeson. Ain’t no thing.

Also, blonde chick on Greys Anatomy Katherine Heigl cried during Borat ! and far prefers ‘The Notebook’.

Times is crazy.

Anyways, Washington says the truth shall set you free. He says he is going to clear his name and tell the press everything. I love it when people decide to tell everything. It’s going to get crazy and ugly and entertaining.

Also see

You Can’t Have It Both Ways

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shhh…it’s a secret

you know, there’s nothing i like more than a good, old fashioned secret or a right crafty idea. apart from maybe a lovely cheese and tomato sandwitch, handcrafted by my dear old sausage mitton. anyway. i was going to add a new & exciting secret to our ‘secrets’ page, when i chanced upon something rather splendid, on-web. it’s this rather dee-lightful site, the brainchild of one mr frank waren, which combines both a fistfull of secrets and a cunning scheme.

it’s a simple idea, as most of the good ones prove to be, namely an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard! brilliant! apparently it started way back when (nov ’04) when warren printed 3,000 self-adressed postcards and distributed them to the public; strangers in the street, left in library books and stuffed into sock drawers across the nation (the US). About 100 made their way back to him, and he thought that would be that, but no! to this very day, he continues to recieve secrets on postcards, and has over one hundred bloody thousand of them!

secret book

as well as the regularly updated website (which it is claimed to attract 3 million (crikey!) visitors a month), Frank Warren has also produced three (gasp!) deliciously humerous and poigniantly tragic books, jam-packed with all the scintillating secrets he has amassed. As well as featuring in gallery instalations, a travelling art exhibition, and a music vid for the All American Rejects, ‘Dirty Little Secrets‘, Warren has even been featured on some televisual programmes, like Today, 20/20, and, er, Fox News. Probably cos he’s won so many Bloggy & Webby awards. No small surprise, then, that it’s ranked as the 3rd most popular blog on the ‘net by New York magazine.

To further the hat-doffing in Mr Warren’s general direction, it must be mentioned that profits earned by his project go to a suicide hotline. in 2006, FW posted a plea for support for this help-line on his website, and in just one week, more than $30, 000 was raised by the kindness of a mere 900 visitors. eh? gives you something to think about, doesn’t it..


It should perhaps be noted that as well as such charming disclosures as above, the content of some of the secrets shared highlight the more dubious nature of our fellow men and women. this no doubt has contributed to the huge success of the project. people love to know that there are those who are worse off than themselves.

as you may well know, we here at The Magic Cauldron love a good secret! just have a look at our secrets page, oh ye of little faith. and have done for ages! honest, we’re no bandwagon-jumpers.. but saying that, if you happen to have a sordid lil’ secret to tell, why not send it to us?! we might even put it in a book. or on a T-Shirt if it’s really juicy!





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Mitties on Fleet Tonight

hot coat of arms !

Mittins will be filling in for old plum Richie on the Cher Bro Show tonight ! 7-9pm on Fleet FM.

Auckland 88.3

Welly 107.3

Internut Fleet Website

The Cher Bro Show is all New Zealand music. So that’s what Mittins will be playing.

EDITED TO ADD – the playlist !

Can’t Let You Down – Hollie Smith – from her debut album Long Player

Urban Maori – 4 Corners – from the album The Foundations

Crazy Yes Dumb No ! Remix – Mint Chicks feat. David Dallas – from Shot Then

Blue Skies – Die! Die! Die – from their Myspace page

My Friends – Motocade – Into the Fall EP

Lost Highway – The Hungry Eyes – from their Myspace page

2 Minute Noodles – Mareko

Just Roll – PNC – from his debut album Rookie Card

Sensation – Fan Club – Kiwi Classics Volume 5 !

I Want To Be Your Girlfriend – Bachelorette

8hr Crush – Frase+Bri

Sing – Wing – from her album Wing Sings the Carpenters

Flying Lizard (congo remix) – Grey Lynn Separatist Movement

Getaway – International Flannel

Come Back – Garageland

King Kong –Voom

Advice for Young Mothers To Be – The Veils from their album Nux Vomica

Elimination – Deceptikonz from their debut album Elimination !

Behold My Kool Style – Dam Native

Soft Rain – Bunny Walters – from The Very Best of Bunny Walters

The Enigma Pt. 1 – Con Psy a.k.a. David Dallas – from the Fuck Music Bootleg album

Mt. Maxxx – Goldenaxe!

And It Was Easy – Darcy Clay from his Ep Jesus I Was Evil

BBC Blues – Motocade Motocade

Spanish Goat Dancer – HLAH

Giving Up Is My New Morning Sun – Sam Flynn Scott

Midnight – Hammond Gamble

Also happy birthday to Andy who had his birthday today – the same day as his show ‘Beautiful Mess’ on Fleet 9-11pm !


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The History Of Televison.

hallo. do you want to hear a story about what happened when televison was born? well okay then, i will tell you. but you have to listean closely.

the hitsory of televison

one day, televison was born. everybady was so happy ! because now they didnt have to talk to anybady anymore. goody goody goody ! everybady could be quiet and no more talking and no more doing. talking and doing was o-v-e-r. now pepople could sit down more often and eat lots of snacks to keep warm like a bear. televison was here to stay and if you didnt have a televison you could get shot in the eyes. There was happiness everywhere. Little children were locked in the basement for days with the televison and grownups could watch babies being made. And when remote controls was born a few years later, nobady even needed legs anymore ! infact, some people chose to put their legs into the attic for storage. You see, What nobady realised was at the same time televison was born, so too was born couches.

couch is born

Couches was the disciples of televison. If you don’t believe me DO THE RESEARCH. There was no couaches before televison. Period. Couches was made just so that peoelple could watch televison for longer. And in later years, the same went for the couch that folds out into a bed. This was good for when grown ups watch baby making on televison, then try to re-enact it for themselves. When couches was born, people could sit longer to watch televison. What Good news ! This was pleasing to everybody, doublefold.

But it was all a cunning plan to hide the secret truths of it all.. The secret nobady realised !  couches was the evil hencheman of televison ! 

When you look at actors such as shannen dogerty or mayim bialik, would it surprise you to learn that these actors once sat on a couch such as yours? well it is true. But these people are different from you or i. because one day they sat on the couch for so so long, their very own couch swallowed them up and took them to televion land !  It is a complicated thing that happens, but it is true. And  also, frightening. How do you think people get inside televison for you to see? It is not complete magic ! the televison abducted them. and that is how they became actors.  Some of them will never be good actors and some of them get better and better as they are forced to live in televison land. Some of them like tina yothers are wonderful and go on to write autobiographies at the age of thirteen. But some others are destined to always struggle, or get drunk, like paula abdul. Even so, she gets paid a lot of monay, and alchohol is expansive on a daily  basis. 

where is paula

You may be listeaning to this and think to yourself “oh lovely ! I want to be an actor on the televison !” but remember a few things. one is, you will have to get some of your ribs removed, so you look skinny and not like the fat ones that watch you on the televison. Two is, you will never be allowed to blink your eyes. and if you do your eyelids will get sliced off and fed to susan lucci. Also, remember, if you want to be in televison land, you must sit on the couch for a very very long time. even if you sit on the couch for a whole month without moving, it is not long enough ! shannen Doherty had to sit on her couch for 86 weeks until televison would take her. Even then it tried to get rid of her sometimes ! but shannan Doherty is a gypsy with her own bag of tricks. Televison lost the battle. 


The nessxt time you watch televison will be sooner than you think. It might be in the next second. you will not have to talk to anybody or look at their ugly faces. You can watch anything ! you don’t have to use your arms or legs to watch televison. Televison will be your friend when nobady likes you or wants you around. When you are an orphan televison will be your family. Televison will teach you how to make a baby, or make pot pourri. Televison will frighten burglars. Televison will help you get to sleep. Televison has Gilmore girls. televison will love me forever and ever.    

I hope you have enjoyed the history of televison. 


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2060 and before !

News Alrert ! 

Isaac Newton drops science and predicts the end of the world.

In Otter News :

APRA silver scrolls are open for nominations. The Mint Chicks will win. Everybady love Mint Chick.

Dawnrad is back in business, at least the t-shirt business ! psh-clink !

Does this mean they will produce album #2 for Mareko? Also does this mean Aaradhna will start appearing on Shortland Street? 

There might be a new funny show to watch on Thursday but it is on pretty late for a school night !

Finally, I know many TMC readers are wondering, and no, we have not yet received word from Ellen Degeneres, adopted motar of The Magic Cauldron. There must have been a problem at the post office or something.

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