Archive for November, 1999

Smith surrounded in controversy

Tuesday, November 30th, 1999

The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith is a man surrounded in controversy no matter where he goes.  At home?  Controversy.  At work?  Controversy.  Even while on a simple jaunt to the store for a gallon of milk, Smith nevertheless invariably finds himself inextricably enmeshed in an abundance of controversy.

Traffic & weather together

Friday, November 26th, 1999

“Roads are looking clear tonight with only minor delays at the bridges, and a two car accident at the 270/46 interchange,” said Rev. Smith today in a grainy low-fidelty voice.  “Skies are cloudy, but no chance of rain.  Lows in the 40s tonight, rising to the mid 50s by morning. Your next update in ten minutes.”

Smith’s HOMUNCULUS featured at mp3.com

Monday, November 22nd, 1999

A “mellow-tempo song with a different but eminent sound.  Don’t miss it! ” says mp3.com about HOMUNCULUS, a song from Smith’s 1998 album IDEAS FOR SONGS which is available at www.mp3.com/revbps.  This is Smith’s second time this month having a featured song in the Alternative/Leftfield genre where several of his songs are currently in the top 20 chart.

C. Everett Koop recognizes BRAD: the game

Friday, November 19th, 1999

The prestigious C. Everett Koop Award for Excellence was bestowed today upon Rev. Smith’s BRAD: the game.  It marks the first time this award has been given to a website, usually having been reserved in previous years for canned good products and occasionally other members of the former US surgeon general’s immediate family.  “I am deeply honored,” said Smith at a gala event in Washington, DC, “and profoundly confused.”

New computer virus only affects Smith

Wednesday, November 17th, 1999

IBM, Microsoft, and AOL today issued a joint warning against a deadly new computer virus that is rapidly spreading across the internet through the use of e-mails, file downloads, and even simple web-surfing.  Experts stressed that although this virus is entirely harmless to any computer it infects, its sole danger is that it could “completely annihilate The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith on contact”.

Population holding steady

Tuesday, November 16th, 1999

Slightly allaying people’s fears of overpopulation, Rev. Smith today announced that for the 26th year in a row, his poulation has held steady at 1.  ”This news comes as a great relief,” said Smith’s mother who has long been a proponent of controlled population growth.  ”When I first heard that he had doubled in size, I feared the worst.”

Mustache comes under fire

Saturday, November 13th, 1999

A pleasant social gathering turned ugly this evening, when Rev. Smith’s new facial hair styling came under heavy scrutiny by his peers.  ”Woah, what the hell is that?” asked one.  ”He looks like Hitler,” announced another.”  Smith, denying the similarity to the noted German evil-doer, has announced no plans to shave in response to these comments, and repeatedly made clear that he will not be attempting to grow it into a handle bar mustache despite perr pressure to do so.

LIFE & DEATH released, CD available online

Wednesday, November 10th, 1999

The new album by The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith is now available through mp3.com, and for a limited time is being offered for a special low price.  Check the music page here for more info, or go straight to Rev. Smith’s site at mp3.com to hear several songs from the new album.  And then buy yourself a copy - heck, why not?

Smith stands at periphery of celebrity

Friday, November 5th, 1999

A new study published this morning by H-NET/Fritz Media lists The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith as the 3,043rd most famous living American.  This position places Smith just outside the category of “celebrity”.  Smith’s current status is 157 notches higher than last year’s study, but he has failed to rise above the “occasioanlly noteworthy” category since 1993.

LIFE & DEATH tracklist

Wednesday, November 3rd, 1999

Presented here are the titles of the songs that will appear on the upcoming album LIFE & DEATH by The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith:

PLUNGE
DROWN
RUN
THE APPLE
COME ALONG
DESTINY
I LIVED
LOVELY DAY
WASTED LIFE
SPIRAL
REST
PIPEFUL OF PAIN
THE NIGHT
REQUIEM
ME
LAST WORDS
WHY DO WE DIE
CIRCLE
RISE
IT’S OVER

Falsely Accused

Monday, November 1st, 1999

The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith is on the run from the law, accused of a crime he did not commit.  Now he has 24 hours to clear his name, and his only hope of survival is his chimpanzee partner and a beautiful raven-haired woman who wants him dead.  When you’ve got nowhere to turn, and everything at stake, sometimes your worst enemy can be your only friend.  The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith is: Falsely  Accused.