Monday, December 21, 2009

The best Albums of 2009

Allright I realize that I have been off the grid for a while and now your wondering if you should ever read anything I say after I left you like a dead beat dad you skips on your visitation weekend. However I pledge to make it up to you by giving you some good best of year lists, and really there aren't ever enough of those are there?

In this case we're starting off with the best Albums of 2009 I hope you enjoy these since I expect that you will be trying to download the torrents as your reading them.

11. (I know eleven is a ridiculous number to start with but I couldn't leave the album off my list, sorry) Handsome Furs - Face control This is an example of a husband/wife team can pull off some great rock music. Typically electronic drums just drive me crazy but this album changes that. Great lyrics as well as great arrangements make for a great album any day. If your a fan of Sunset Rudown or Wolf Parade you woe it to yourself to scoop this up. Also I would like to congratulate this band on avoiding the sophmore slump, now go make a third album.



10. Sunset Rubdown - Dragonslayerm This is another band that fell out of Wolf Parade and put together a great album. Dragonslayer though is this bands fourth effort and It may be there strongest. They came far and aren't afraid to spread their wings sonically. While making straight forward alternative to even dipping their feet in prog-rock craziness they seem right at home doing anything. Truly an interesting album from a band that has a great history.



09. The Decemberists - Hazards of Love Okay if you don't dig this after the first listen give it a few. Any band that rights a fairytale rock opera is bound to raise eyebrows. With a story that vould have been written by the Brothers Grimm Colin Meloy and company put together one of the best albums of the year with songs about a shapeshifter that falls in love and what he goes through to protect his love. The album does a great job of going back and forth between slow and fast paced songs and achieves a terrific balance of the two. I would love to see this on stage rather than on the video the band is putting together but in the meantime I can just put this on. (listen to "the rakes song" and the wonderful "Isn't It a Lovely Night?")

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08. The Doves - Kingdom of Rust If your kind of in the mood for a rainy days type of record look no farther. With reverb drenched guitars this trio from Manchester did it again. A few years after their previous album "Some Cities" these guys made another hit. Also on some tracks including 10:03 they even sprinkled a touch of pyschedelia on the album.



07. The Horrors - Primary Colors Wow. This is a band that I couldn't have been happier with. This was another great Sophomore album, however in this case it's different. Different in the sense that the band's first album was an abortion. Please if I was this band I wouldn't bring it up at all. This is perhaps why this band actually left their previous label. Also they changed direction. No longer are they more focused on being a punk band, they've decided to change direction and become more of a post-punk band. Going away from being another crappy British punk band that brought in an occasional synthesizer and trying to go to becoming the next Joy Division is always a good plan. With great songs about telling a chick that she's better off without him(Who can Say) to seeing how life is a journey that where sometimes you need to take a different direction than most and invite others on your journey (Sea Within a Sea). Breakout tracks are "Who can Say" and "Sea Within a Sea"





If you decide to get this album be sure to get this single that was released about 5 months ago. Beautiful and it's painting a much nicer and acceptable (optimistic) view on life.



06. Wilco - Wilco (the Album) This is the sound of Wilco trying to just remake something that will get them the same success they get on previous albums like Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and A Ghost is Born. Clearly they haven't tried to extend their range or bring anything new to the table. Yes I may be giving them a pass for this album. However this is not taking that much from them. I LOVE those albums and aren't that worried. I'm merely excited to see what else this band is willing to do when they have the ball in their hands. That being said there are some REALLY good songs from this album. Specifically the songs "You and I feat. Feist" which is a great song about relationships and the strength you get from the other person. The darkest song though on the record though is one of the best written songs they've had about a man who had just killed someone and driving away "Bull Black Nova" which is lead by a great guitar solo which reminds the listener that this band is a rock bad first and pop-rock second, that's just if you needed a reminder.





05. Modest Mouse - No Ones First and Your Last Heres another complaint that someone may have. This isn't a traditional album, this is a collection of B-sides and basically is just an EP. However, what's cool about this collection is that they are just cuts that work as a B-side collection because they were songs that were left out of the last 2 LP's so at least the music is relevant to what they are doing currently. Too often a collection of B-sides get released over a bands catalog and the music itself is no longer cohesive to create an album of random songs with varying styles. Hoewever, Modest Mouse gets it right and releases some great songs that no fan should go without.



04. Mos Def - the Ecstatic Mos Def comes back with his strongest Hip-Hop album since Black on Both Sides here. Going away from what he was trying to do the previous albums with adding his rock band Black Jack Johnson here he goes straight to Hip-Hop. With great production from Oh No and Madlib he makes an amazing album that's also very personal. My favorite track though is one that seemingly has a beat that sounds part negro spiritual part club banger. In one word: Amazing.



03. Girls - Album Heres the great Lo-fi album of the year. this is an album for a generation that asks "what now?" Here the band doesn't answer you, what they do is basically go "yeah I'm a mess as well so I can't help you too much". Which is actually pretty helpful. On the song "Lust for Life" songwriter Chris Owens basically accepts that he's screwed up and is just fine with it. With a great mix of garage aspects but with a light nod to optimism made this a phenomenal hit. Though they can hit some lows this band accomplished alot and needs to be recognized.





02. Phoenix - Wlofgang Amadeus Phoenix No other band came with this much hype. You could really say that Phoenix is a pop act and you wouldn't be wrong. Clearly slick this band brought guitars to a euro-pop surface and made what could only be considered fun. Really this is the sound of a band coming out to take over the world.



01. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz Okay and the winner is the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Now many people complained how this great garage band turned into a dance rock band but honestly the new formula copmliments the band just as well. It was as if the band sat down with Deborah Harry (Blondie) and everyone was content with being the version of Blondie for the 21st century. While some of the songs are perhaps almost made for the dance floor however, the band is still willing to go to the same depths emotionally as they pulled off years ago with the song "Maps". Songs in particular is the anti-"Maps" cut called "Skeleton" which is the about the end of a relationship. Really haunting and beautiful this album was what stood out for me at the end of the year in what was honestly a disapointing year in music.



Friday, September 18, 2009

Pull out your flannel people. PJ is back

Yep, Pearl Jam just released a new album and the new video was directed by Cameron Crowe. It's definitely one of their catchier tunes, though the video itself is disappointing. I wanted to believe that if these two paired up it would be a little more impressive than a over the top Concert video but whatever. This is what we got.



Another song that I have been playing ad nauseam is a bit of a golden oldie. This is a jam from INXS and reminds me alot of a song that New Order may have done in the mid 80's if INXS wouldn't have beaten them to it. Anyway it's a good song, enjoy.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

HBO's Bored to Death




I just saw the first episode of HBO's new comedy "Bored to Death" and I'm a little disappointed. I expected a lot from this show, and honestly with a cast like this who wouldn't. Jason Schwartzman plays a writer with writers block who turns to being a private detective, Zach Galifianakis as Jason's best friend, and Ted Danson as Jason's pot addicted boss. When I heard this idea it really struck me, I have always loved the idea of an everyman character trying to become a detective, perhaps it is my own desire to escape into that world. Noir films/books have always created worlds that I wish that I could be in. A world of femme fatales and shady cops sounds great.

Unfortunately none of this seemed to translate to the the TV show. I understand that this was merely the pilot, but it was hardly gripping. Maybe there was too much Jason Schwartzman, the best scenes were when he was there with Ted Danson who looks primed to be the best thing on the show which is impressive because Galifianakis is always seemingly the first person to steal the spotlight (see: The Hangover). I still have hope for the show, though I can only promise that I will watch the next few episodes before I write it off completely.

You can make your own judgement though, if you go to this link you can watch it there. (LINK)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

since I like to spread rumors




You would have thought I learned after I had my hopes up about the Radiohead EP about 2 weeks ago, unfortunately I didn't. Supposedly at Miceage.com Al Lutz is reporting (LINK) that at D23 (Comicon for disney fans) that Captain Eo will be returning to Disneyland. Yep Disney is trying to cash in on the George Lucas produced/Francis Ford Coppola directed 3d short film to make some money right after the King of pop passed away/killed. Lucky for you though folks if it's been a while (at least 20 years seemingly for me) since you last saw Captain Eo I have dug through the mess that it is the internet to bring it to you.



Also is it just me or is "Hooter" a rip off of "Max Rebo" from Return of the Jedi?
His instrument is almost the same as well.



Again folks no need to thank me.

short notice




My "stone cold lead pipe lock of the week" is here.

I suggest that you at least catch it soon as the moneyline is at +145. Easy.

I also like:
Utah -20 against Utah St.

My final ticket of the week besides a moneyline bet for the ducks was this.

Stanford -15.5 (WSU)
Oregon +3.5 (Boise St)
Utah -20 (Utah St.)

Actually I'm pretty concerned about the Stanford as the day has progressed, I'm a little nervous now. Well Good luck people.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

about time chef

The album everyone gave up on ever seeing is about to come out. I know Chinese Democracy already came out, I'm talking about Only Built 4 Cuban Links II, the follow-up to Raekwon's smash Only Built 4 Cuban Links which was released in 1995. He released other 2 other albums but this is the sequel to one of the best Wu albums. Anyway heres the video for the first single.








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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The movie of next summer

Is it to early to be waiting for July 19 2010? Honestly, to see the trailer for this movie when I went and Saw Inglourious Basterds was a treat. Christopher Nolan is one of the best storyteller's out there and have no concern that this movie will be another amazing movie. With him at the helm and with the cast that he has I can't imagine it to fail.

I bet Dr. Drew would kill hiimself now



No way on Earth could you get Dr. Drew to do this now.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Venture Bros. Season 4

The best Show on Adult Swim has returned. Hands down no show has the same kind of draw and use of various pop culture references. Or maybe it was my childhood raised partly on old Johnny Quest cartoons that brought this interest in me, whichever it was doesn't take away from how well written this show and it's characters are. In the meantime the Trailer for season 4 was released today though the episodes won't come out until november, so in the meantime I can watch this over and over.

more Them Crooked Vultures

Just an extended version of the trailer for the album from Them Crooked Vultures. I really can't wait for this album.

Monday, August 17, 2009

kinda bummed




Well no EP, damn internet hype machine sucked me in. However, the band did release that song and made it available as a free download. It's definitely worth the free Download.

These Are My Twisted Words

(If you do a google image search for the word "disappointed" this is the first image that comes up that fits the format of this blog)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

NEW RADIOHEAD EP TOMMORROW!?!?!?




According to the word on the street theres a new Radiohead EP that will be released tomorrow. I say this because it's in secret and there hasn't been anything officially announced from the band. I actually kind of have a lot of faith in this news, the band has released 2 new songs in 2 weeks. One song was a song about the last survivor of WW1 who had recently died which you could buy from their site with proceeds going to a charity and the other was supposedly a song that was leaked off this track. I'm just glad to know there recording at all really though they say they have no plans for an LP anytime soon. The sites reporting this mystery EP are Pitchfork and Stereogum.

Heres the leaked track via youtube.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Damon Weaver DID IT!!!

THis kids the man. I'm honestly impressed, I Honestly feel pretty good for the kid. If you hve followed Damon Weaver as I have you would understand. If you think I'm lying I wrote about him in January (LINK).

Thursday, August 13, 2009

short coen bros. film

Heres a short Film the Coen's put together for the celebration of the Cannes Film Festival turning 60.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Remember this band

The Supergroup of all Supergroups has formed. Them Crooked Vultures is a band consisting of Dave Grohl (drumming again), Josh Homme (of Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal), and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) is releasing an album. Heres a clip of something they've released already, enjoy.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Paper Heart



This movie is pretty quiet yet I'm very interested in it. Some of the videos that have come out are pretty awesome as well, just clips of the Charlyne Yi asking different people how they define love. Some are just funny some are almost real, especially the Bobcat interview.



you can see the other interviews here at the Official site and clicking on videos.

Do you like Interpol?

The frontman of Interpol (Paul Banks) has a side project, say hello to Julian Plenti.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Trailer Park Boys

If you were ever interested in an Office type mockumentary about 3 perpetual convicts trying to live in a Trailer Park in Nova Scotia look no farther. Clearly Trailer Park Boys is the show for you.

Honestly the Characters and the writing make this show, As much of a dumb concept that this is they pull it off as maybe one of the smartest shows on TV with the rapid fire way that you will catch a Rickyism or anything else in the Dialogue. If you don't have Directv like me go out of your way to cop it.


They have bigger fans than just me.


a classic scene.

Just watch the show people.

No ones first and your next

The music video that Heath Ledger was directing for Modest Mouse's song "King Rat" finally debuted today. I think it's a good video but creepy how subtle he is on the subject of whaling. Beware it's a little graphic.



I will say that it's cool that for the first month whenever anyone buys the video off itunes the proceeds go to Sea Shepherd Consveration Society (they're the crew from "Whale Wars" on Animal Planet. So go buy this it's for a good cause and enjoy the multiple viewings.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

new Coen bros. trailer

This looks interesting, the trailer kind of reminds me of Barton Fink and Raising Arizona for some reason.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Raaaaaaaandy part 3 (the return)

I was surprised that they made a third since the second one wasn't as funny, but here you go for part 3.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Paul Scheer vs. the Lost Creators



This was awesome and I'm excited for damoncarltonandapolarbear.com. I plan to keep to keep tabs on this place, Paul Scheer is a genius.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

new teaser trailer for Burton's Alice



Honestly I'm a little concerned. I was very excited about this when I first heard about it since Burton is such a very visual director, however, I fear he may have gone a little overboard. Depp as the Mad Hatter just kind of looks frightening, and the rest of the actors look very strange i.e. Helena Bonham Carter as the Queen of Hearts. Hopefully I'm only worried because of the poor quality of the video and everything will look more believable when a decent quality video is released.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Hitler was a smart guy

Great analysis of twitter in this.

more Raaaaaaaandy

Heres part 2

2 ultra-violent videos from 2 great albums

I recently was called out for not discussing the Dead Weather. Honestly, it's an allright album, I hang it up on the wall next to an album by the Raconteurs. Here is there video for "Treat Me Like Your Mother", enjoy. Though I will warn you, incase you didn't read the subject title of this post both of these videos are very violent.



Really that's a great video, just a beautiful use of natural light. Actually, that's the only thing that draws me to that video besides the song. So does that make it a great video? Maybe I should just say that it's a good video. Too bad the guy who directed that directed the very underrated feature "Sexy Beast" as well as this classic music video.

Next up is the new video from the Yeah Yeah Yeah's.



Again pretty violent, but a good song. Actually that's from a great album. I think that may be the best album I've heard all year, nothing else pops out as really special this year with the exception of the last Bruce Springsteen album. I just love the Yeah Yeah Yeah's album "It's Blitz". If you haven't copped this yet get it. One of the highmarks of that album is the song "Skeletons" which may be the anti-thesis of this earlier song by them.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Moon and Sam Rockwell



Yeah so about three weeks ago I saw "Moon" and it was pretty damn good. Honestly if you are a fan of Sci-Fi this is required viewing. Especially if you like your Sci-Fi with more of a psychological angle and less of an emphasis on action. As I recall the only arguement about this movie was that it drags on occasion. I also remember that most of the movie plays out like "Space Madness". Go watch this, though if you didn't see "Up" go see that instead.

Ren and Stimpy - Space Madness


Part of the reason I went back to thinking about "Moon" was when I someone reintroduced to "Robin's Big Date" which I hadn't watched in years.

new thom yorke song

Here is a cover Thom Yorke did for a charity album. Ciao My Shining Star: The Songs of Mark Mulcahy supposedly it goes on sale on 9/29. i can't wait.


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Monday, July 13, 2009

randy with 8 a's (Raaaaaaaandy)

This is awesome, I can't wait to see Aziz in Funny People. I am already kicking myself for missing aziz when he came out to Vegas.



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Friday, July 10, 2009

new great song



Great song. I honestly would have gotten the album if it was out.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Another new Modest Mouse song

With the ritual of releasing a new ep every month for independent record stores here is the one for June. Enjoy. (LINK)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thank you Artie Lange

Recently Fox analyst Joe Buck got his own show on HBO where he was to replace Bob Costas. This is god-awful. I hate Joe Buck, his his hatred of Baseball while he broadcasts it along with his completely unemotional play-by-play style is the most boring type of commentary. Why this guy gets his own show to discuss sports is crazy. Luckily the great Artie Lange is available to deep-six such a thing on the first episode. Here is the audio from the Howard Stern Show (where Artie is a regular) with the complete segment of Artie on "Joe Buck Live". Your welcome people.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

and Ted Danson???

Wow I need to see this show. Supposedly it comes out on HBO in September sometime, i haven't seen a date posted for it yet, but this show looks awesome. I have been a long time fan of detective stories and i think they have the talent to put together something good and still comical. Also Zach Galifianakis is involved as well as Jason Schwartzman, I am very confident in these two and I doubt they will disappoint. September really won't come soon enough.

Allright I'm struggling embedding this thing. Heres the link to the trailer. (LINK)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Good New Music: The Horrors - Primary Colours





This is not what I expected from "The Horrors" on their second album. I am very thankful for this, the orginal album was more garage punk and screaming than anything I really listen to. That's why i'm thankful the changed course on this second album. It was convenient since they changed labels as well. they clearly matured and went in the direction of being more of a post-punk/shoegaze band now which is something I am finding myself more and more interested in all the time (I did say Deerhunter made the best album of last year). The two songs that I found videos for are clearly the standout tracks for the album, you can tell they are leaning in the direction of Joy Division and My Bloody Valentine. Hopefully they will stay the course for a long time.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Review: Up



Eric Cartman once said "you have got to learn to chill. Life goes by pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once in a while and do whatever you want all the time, you could miss it." These are words that I do my best to live bye, unfortunately, I can't do it to the extreme that a sociopath like Cartman does.

Carl Fredrickson is on the opposite of this lifestyle. He is burdened by carrying the guilt of his inability to take his wife on the adventure that he had promised to give her. There is an incredible silent montage (probably the most moving scene in the history of Pixar) where it shows Carl and his wife going through 50 years of marriage and dealing with standard hardships in life where they are forced to use all the money saved up for the trip. Be it a flat tire, new roof, or paying for his wife's hospital bills there was always an important reason to take their savings and put it to immediate work. After she passes away he becomes colder and embittered and looks at a mural that was painted which was painted to remind the 2 of this adventure that they had dreamed about and feels the shame and guilt for never being able to give his love what she had dreamed of.

When he is forced to go to a nursing home he devises a plan to float his home to the land that they had dreamed of. At this point Russel (a make shift boy scout) appears in. Carl who has now become this man who closed himself off now needs the help of someone else to maneuver his house to Paradise Falls. From here the story gets a little convoluted but doesn't lose any points.

This may be the best Pixar movie and probably the best movie I've seen at this point in the year. Even the short film "Partly Cloudy" was amazing. It was so amazing that it inspired me to go and buy it on itunes when I got home. Do not miss this movie, especially if you like Pixar in general. The characters were great and had some great and touching moments, even the dialogue was great, hardly anything I expect from an animated film. The theme of the movie is that you need to be greatfull for everything and to be excited about the moment. That you are constantly participating in the adventure of life and that as Russel says ""It might sound boring, but I kinda think it's the boring stuff I remember the most." This is far from boring and was the most enjoyable movie of the year, not funniest, just the most enjoyable movie. Now go out and enjoy your own adventure.

9.0/10

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Review: Land of the Lost



Honestly I just watched this last night and I don't remember much of it. Really it was just a standard Will Ferrel comedy, you should already know what your getting before you walk into the theater. The effects aren't that great, but neither was the television shows. The acting is what you would expect from this kind of movie, nothing special. Honestly, Danny Mcbride wasn't able to do his usual schtick since it was only a PG-13 film.

Hmm, so far I make this movie sound terrible, it wasn't. It did have some funny references and some decent physical comedy. Danny Mcbride did offer some good lines, none of them memorable though, but I assure you they were funny. My final feelings on this are that this was an unbelievably forgettable film and nobody needs to burn any calories to go see this in the theater. If you are desperate for a time killer go crazy and see it, theres just simply no reason to NEED to see it.

6.5/10

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Review: The Hangover



It was a while ago now that I actually watched this, unfortunately I just haven't had the time to throw this out. Anyway, to the review. The Hangover is the Newest movie from Todd Philips, the man who brought you "Old School"and "Road trip" and this time he pulls out his funniest film yet. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis all gave amazing performances, especially Zach. Zach Galifianakis has finally showed himself to the world as one of the funniest people in Hollywood. Now the rest of the world will see what I knew about months ago (LINK). There were also some great cameos from Heather Graham as well as a cameo from Mike Tyson that promises not to disappoint.

I also want to give credit to director Todd Philips for showing this adventure in the way it was. The movie really opens itself up to comparison of another great movie that many people would not have seen coming, specifically "Memento". I haven't been inspired by another movie to watch that but this one definitely did.

Honestly I thought this was great, I would party with these guys anyday.
8.5/10

Debbie Gibson is an actress now?

This may be one of the coolest trailers ever. How is it possible that I missed this?

too bad Aloha High School never had anyone interesting graduate

Here is a clip of comedian Eugene Mirman delivering a high-school commencement speech at his alma mater.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Chris Outlaw Needs to get a new computer.

Look everyone, I dont want to beat around the bush here but Chris Outlaw needs to get a new computer so he can do the podcasts. So what I was thinking was Chris needs to man up and go get one. He is pulling in mucho dinero so whats the problem??? All I am saying is when Chris decides it time to take this to the next level we can finally get the word out to the street. So join me in letting chris know he needs a new computer.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

wow a running segment for Modern Jackassery?

That's the plan, each week during the summer i will watch and review a new movie that goes into the theaters each week, regardless of whether or not I am excited for them.

Our first installment will be Terminator: Salvation.



This was a movie that came out a week and a half ago (though I will work on my timing I will probably be watching on the tuesday after the release.) Anyway back to the movie, Without watching the third one, which I had zero interest in watching, the story on this one wasn't that spectacular. Which was surprising after how much emphasis Christian Bale said was put on story and Character development. What was up front and seemed most important was the effects. Summer movies have always been style over substance and this is no different unfortunately.

One of the gripes I always have in a dystopic future where humanity gets it's asskicked on the regular is the part where Villians are everywhere and far more intelligent than the humans are for some reason unable to defeat the humans even though they know where they're located. I just need to know why they haven't been completely overtaken. I played Starcraft, I know how this worked.

the movie was full of cliches as well, including a great scene which felt like it was taken out of a Bond movie. At the end of the movie it asks the viewer what makes us human? My short answer is that a robot would know better.

OVERALL 6/10

Thursday, May 28, 2009

since the spelling bee is going on now...

Here are some memorable moments in Scripps Spelling Bee history.





maybe the most controversial one.


and my favorite.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

worst webtoon ever



Destroying the tradition of good web cartoons comes William Shatner and the Gavones. I remember when Icebox.com was available with nothing but great innovative cartoons. Now we have "the Gavones". Enjoy.

and the star wars fans have spoken



That was quick.

remember modest mouse?

Satellite Skin


Heres the video for the new Single "Satellite Skin" from their upcoming "Nobody's First and your next" album. Enjoy Jackasses.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

MAD MIKE SUCKS!

Hey Mad Mike, been chekcing out this site recently? Didnt think so. How's business? Still putting TV's everywhere in shitty vans? Well enjoy - you can have the name Mad Mike along with the other 50,000 other people. MAD MIKE SUCKS!!!!!! Call me by my real name - Miguel Sanchez.

Modern Jackassery?

Well, Well, Well, Looks like Miguel Sanchez a.k.a - Mad Mike is the one who lasted the longest on this site. I assure you ladies and gentelman that I will continue this site going and soon as we get this on the radio the site will even be better. Thank you for your support and time in reading this message.

Mad Mike

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

this looks amazing



I can't wait for this movie, it looks like it maybe will be a little like Solaris, which is not a bad thing. Unfortunately I will bet money that this skips over Vegas.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Are you a fan of the Decemberists?

I think one of my favorite things about this song is the way they sing about my favorite type of murder, infanticide.



I would actually like someone to do this for the real story of the "Hazards of Love". It's such an interesting story that I would love to see someone actually put the story to video.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Beware pdx westside

Monkees with Herpes have broken out are running amok in PDX.

Monkeys escape from primate research center










Friday, April 3, 2009

Cable news awesomeness

I may have gotten on this late, but oh well. Anyway here is a cablenews anchor explaining PG profanity in regards to the Britney Spears "If you seek amy" song. I hope this lady moves on to deciphering songs by too short.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Just found this

The New Dangermouse project "Joker's Daughter" has a video out. Honestly I didn't know there was a single, but here it is.

interesting...



Perhaps I wouldn't have had my ass kicked in Chemistry if this was how class was presented.

Obama the coolest president?



I think there may be a small amount of discussion on this topic. I mean he's pretty boring in some departments but he does have some interesting qualities. For exmaple one of his favorite TV shows was "The Wire", needless to say that is pretty kickass. Anyone who is a fan of "The Wire" gets my vote for being a badass immediately.

Also our President happens to be a big fan of hip-hop and refers to Public Enemy as an influence. Also Kickass, if the President is a fan of "Fight the Power" I'm down for that ride.

Lastly, he may have the best fan art of any president.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

And the award for best April Fool's day joke goes to...

Trent Reznor come collect your prize. Honestly this is pretty damn funny, the tracklist alone makes this. I also have to mention the super trendy plastic sunglasses ala Kanye. I almost wish that this was real. (LINK)

strange turn for the Zep


I was never a huge fan of the Led Zepplin. They just never grabbed me the way they grabbed others. But one of the strangest things I have ever heard has been posted. Bjork to be the lead singer of the Zep when they go on tour this year. I am imagining that this is just a April Fools joke. Heres the post (LINK).

a turn for an ex-member of arcade fire

One of the people who was in the Arcade Fire when they originally formed has a new band and a new CD, as well as a completely different sound. I never would have expected this kind of pop sound from anyone involved with the Arcade Fire.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sorry it's been awhile

It has been a while in between posts I realize. However, I at least have some Awesome news this time. (e.g. no videos of super toilets.)



If you have been as excited as I have in regards to the "Where the Wild Things Are" movie the trailer is now available for you viewing pleasure and it looks amazing. I can not wait till this comes out since I loved the story as a little Outlaw. Also this is just a great example of a great trailer, good music, good visuals, and it's pretty minimalist.
Anyway Enjoy. NOW BANTER!!!



By the way the song in the trailer is by the "Arcade Fire - Wake Up"

Friday, March 13, 2009

Twitter

Twitter has got to be one of the more entertaining things online. I think it works great to go with Facebook. I don't think it can ever replace what Facebook does but I enjoy it alot more. Twitter seems more Celebrity Friendly, in the sense that you can follow conversations between 2 of them. It also makes it available for A/B/C celebrities to talk to their followers. It is merely an easy to use social media application that gives no real information about the users and allows them to discuss anything.

During the first week I was on twitter I watched a particularly interesting conversation between Rainn Wilson (Dwight) and Dr. Drew discuss what type of Vagina a Mermaid would have. I was instantly hooked. Watching this back and forth was one of the most interesting time wasters that I had ever seen. Thanks to Twitter I never would have realized that mermaids would most likely have a Cloacae combo type vagina. This was strange to watch unfold to say the least however it so far hasn't been the most outrageous thing twittered.

The award for the most outrageous thing twittered would go to Diddy. Honestly I think Diddy may be insane. that guy posts so often it's crazy, for example it seems he records mostly at night and goes to sleep around 10am. He also seems like a pretty positive human being which many celebrities appear like. However, I think you are less interested in what kind of human being he is and more interested in an example on how he posts the most outrageous things. The most outrageous thing that Diddy ever tweet about was On February 27th when he was live tweeting while having tantric sex. This is just another example of how nobody can do it like Diddy. If your interested Diddy supposedly went 6 and a half hours before his back started cramping.

Not everything on twitter though involves people talking about strange conversations and Diddy going crazy. There is also some cool and interesting stuff going on. I just got this today thanks to Kovas (music producer). Though I now worry that M.I.A. is going out of her way to just remake "paper planes". Honestly I haven't seen music this lazy since 50 cent made "Candy Shop" and "Magic Stick". Hopefully the final product isn't such a cookie cutter remake.

Twitter is not designed to ever replace Facebook. Facebook offers so many features and allows for easy access to meet people from work, and from school. In regards for Twitter you have to do all the legwork yourself. They accompany each other wonderfully, and in the way social media works I will unfortunately need both for a while. Well until I can follow diddy's sexual conquests on Facebook.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

one of the coolest things I've heard in a while

This is one of the funnest things I've heard in a while. It seems like that there used to be a lot of video game covers by bands. Nine Inch Nails did a famous cover of the Zelda theme song on their shows for example. And I've heard some mainstream songs going 8-bit before but I think that this may be one of the more enjoyable ones. The standout parts of the track for me were "Golddigger" and "What you know". Awesome.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Who Watches the Watchmen? ME!



As a fan of the book I was a little excited about this, though I was concerned about how a book that was so cinematic in the way it was done yet, so unfilmmable would translate to the screen. The story was great and some of the acting was wonderful. I understand how so many people were unsatisfied with Malin Ackerman's performance of the Silk Spectre 2. Rohrshach and Comedian were pulled off the best, there performances were fantastic. Truly in a movie where there are no real likeable characters they were pulled off the best. My only real gripe with the story was terrible makeup job that was put on Nixon. That was a little distracting.

The one thing that so many fanboys were unhappy about was the change in the ending. I'm still uncertain why it was necessary, and the new ending doesn't take away or give anything different to the overall story. Overall the movie was enjoyable. Though I would only go and see this if you had read the book. I also look forward to it on Blu-ray if it puts the "Tales of the Black Freighter" intermingled through the movie.

OVERALL 7 out of 10

Are these people serious?



I need this for the days after I eat at Roberto's. Also I'm not so sure that they are actually pouring 4 chess sets and I didn't count 18 hot dogs. I think that St. Thomas Creations should be reported to the better business bureau.

Friday, March 6, 2009

More New Music

It seems like theres going to be a ton of worthwhile music that's coming out soon. I just heard about three more cd's that will be out before years end that I am excited for.

Firstly, theres the new album from Sonic Youth The Eternal. Needless to say I'm excited about this, after their last attempt I am back on the SY bandwagon. As long as they stay with that recipe I won't be away, also I saw them with Pearl Jam in concert and it was amazing. As long as they stay with the old recipe of just going with a lo-fi stripped down guitar sound that they did on their last album I will be there to see them again.



Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is currently recording a new album that is supposed to be out before the end of the year. This band has yet to disappoint me on one of their studio albums, though I was horrified though by their self released album last year though, and am wondering how they can outdo their last effort. Baby 81 was my favorite album of 2007 so I am on pins until this arrives.



Lastly I just heard from Pitchfork that Jarvis Cocker will be releasing his new album Further Complications May 19th. His last album was great, and some of the stuff that he did when he lead his previous band "Pulp" was remarkable. I just hope he can bring back some of the wittiness that he had on his last album. Anyway here is a real video from his last album. Enjoy.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A cool new Banksy

This may be desktop worthy. It's a little cooler than the nature pics I have from Costa Rica. I see that there appears to be a "Romany W.G" credit there but I am still going to credit it to Banksy anyway. If you google Romany WG it takes you to a different type of artist.

LINK HERE

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tron 2.0

I honestly didn't think I would care about this at all. I wasn't a fan of the original film, Then I had seen a Nike commercial by Tron 2.0's director. The commercial itself was unappealing though it did show an interesting use of CGI. Needless to say that will be more than necessary in a Tron vehicle. Actually heres that commercial.



The real news though about this is that Daft Punk is reportedly going to do the soundtrack. When I heard that, this movie immediately became relevant. There really is no other option when you need a futuristic soundtrack.

Monday, March 2, 2009

It's the bitches that will get cha's!


Joe Pesci, what can the guy not do? The answer in short is nothing. He is one of the best actors of our time and anyone that disagrees will find their head in a vice. Cause as Joe would put it “Nobody pull’s the wool over a Gambini”. The first movie that I remember watching Joe in was Home Alone. Of course I was a kid and I wasn’t allowed to watch most of the types of movies he was in. He did however play a great role in that movie but it wasn’t until years later after watching Goodfellas for the 100th time that, I started to question how he could kill people so easily yet he couldn’t catch one little kid? He even had Daniel Stern the voice over actor for the Wonder Years helping out but the two of them could not catch that kid.
Never the less Joe is still a fine actor for his roles in Raging Bull in which he broke his nose sparing with my boy Bob DeNiro. In Goodfellas as the sick Tommy DeVito who killed Spyder (which by the way his whole family was rats and what was he going to do? Grow up to be a rat?) Also as everyone’s favorite friend Nicky Santoro in Casino, $100 who ever hits the plane.
Even with all these movie roles I don’t think anything is better then his music. I am talking specifically about his album “Vincent LaGuardia Gambini – Sings for you”. (This is the name of his character from My Cousin Vinny.) Watching and listening to him rap is awesome, the lyrics are even awesomer.

Now please watch the video below and take note that it is the bitches that will get cha’s.

Remember my favorite band from 2008



Heres their show from the Noisepop Festival from 2 days ago. Pretty good, though I'm a little against an unbroken youtube video that runs over 55 minutes. Also it was cool to hear some new songs. Now Banter.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

From the one of the guys that brought you "Eastbound and Down"

Video NSFW this is the "red band" trailer



I'm not sure yet why they haven't advertised this movie with that tag-line yet. I honestly can't wait. This movie though looks very similiar to Eastbound. Both seem to deal with the "Hero" of american culture now. Plus it includes Danny Mcbride as some kind of gang member as well as up and coming comic actor Aziz Ansari. I would say that the only thing going against this movie is Seth Rogen. Seth Rogen really has become the "Lil Wayne" of movies. He just seems to be anywhere and is hurting himself by overexposure. Just unnecessary.

Also the fact that Anna faris is in it doesn't make it that bad either.I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that she is one of the sexiest actresses working that you never here anything about her. Seriously this broad has been in seemingly every other movie that comes out (26 credits this decade).

Also if anyone wants to hear the song from the second half of the trailer here it is.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

New Wilco Album





Yep that's right folks, a new Wilco album will be coming out in June. "Wilco, the song" (song played on video) has been confirmed to be on the yet untitled album when it comes out. theres a few other song titles as well that have been confirmed (via pitchfork) and are supposedly planning a bigger US tour once they return from Europe. I would go on but I need to get to work.

How the mighty have fallen



I would like to take this moment to tell all of my readers something that is of vital importance. DO NOT ever make derogatory remarks about the Jewish Faith. A quick jab can be laughed off no big deal if it's in jest, however, if you make your jab and then continue to rant about how they own all of Hollywood and then follow that by making a movie that's basically a "snuff" film where they kill Jesus for over an hour people may get the idea that your an anti-semite. As an anti-semite you run the possibility of the Jewish community avoiding to help produce anything that you are affiliated with in essentially ending your career. Look at Mr. Gibson for example, he made "Braveheart" for Chris's sake, now instead of Going to the Oscar's he's making parody films with Jimmy Kimmel (though to Jimmy's credit he's underrated).

Mel does have a movie coming out next year, though that is 3 years now After he directed "Apocalypto". Now I'm going to say that if this movie fails his career may not recover. Though that's no big since he can go back to swimming in his fortune from "The Passion" .