Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


The past few days I have been at home sick. I have spent numerouse hours channel surfing, and all I can say is "Who the fuck is Ray J?" VH1....explain yourself.......does everyone get a reality show now?

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hugh Jackman

.....just won the award for most awkward dance number.....ever......


My predictions for tonights show

Best Picture - Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor - Sean Penn
Best Actress - Kate Winslet
Best Supporting Actor - Heath Ledger
Best Supporting Actress - Viola Davis
Best Director - Danny Boyle

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Dawn Of War awsome

I'v been playing it all afternoon, and all I have to say is that Blizzard is going to have to up their game with starcraft 2, because Relic has made the best rts i'v ever played.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Elvis Costello is awsome.

Today I was writeing a history paper while listening to the great Elvis Costello. Taking a break from the chore of paper writeing I decided to look up the lyrics to radio radio, and found a great story. It was an infamouse night in 1977 when Costello was on SNL and was "supposed" to play, "Less Than Zero"--he spontaneously shut the band down and had them launch, instead, into "Radio Radio," a ferocious jab at the American broadcast industry that pissed off the SNL producers so badly that he was banned from the show for 12 years. That my friends is awsome. 

Friday, February 13, 2009

People blame big things on little things.

Today I was sick with the SI pool version of the black lung and decided to stay home from school. Being very bored by 11 o'clock, I decided to began working on my sermon for ethics class, and since I was assigned the part of genocide, I hastily began to research the origins of violence and mob mentality. However, I was soon distracted and began listening to the greatly underrated Todd Snider. If you've ever listened to Todd Snider, he is one of those old fashioned folk singers, were his albums are more of a long story with some songs thrown in, rather then a random collection of 12 songs to sell on iTunes. Well, his song Ballad Of The Kingsmen contains everything you need to know about violence in society and how the media tries to blame it on things they don't understand. Here are the lyrics and hit the link for a video.

The Kingsmen came together in a garage, 
They could hardly even play
But they practiced night 
And day pretty soon they got to where they could really play that song Louie, 
So, they saved up all the money from the shows, 
Went in to one of them studios and gave their version of the song a try

Now, I don't know the words to that song Louie, 
Louie and I'm pretty sure the singer for the 
Kingsmen didn't know ‘em either, 
If he did know ‘em he didn't get ‘em right on the record 
Cause on the record they sound jumbled in his jaw? It says, 
Me think of me girl oh so constantly
Ahmayaaah makaaaah aahh ooohoooh aaaaah
Well, that last part scared everybody from the PTA to the FBI
You see, the kids had been going kind of crazy lately 
And it seemed like nobody could figure out why, 
So they decided to form a coalition, 
Launch an investigation, you know for the children, they at least had to try 
To figure out the words to Louie, Louie 

It's the feel good hit of this endless summer
It gets these kids out of control
Singin along to that star spangled bummer, 
Hail, hail rock and roll

Marilyn Manson’s real name isn't even Marilyn Manson, 
He's a skinny public high school Kid from Florida, 
Not some monster from out of this world and like of a lot other skinny long hair public 
High school kids he was sick of getting 
Beaten up by the pulling guard all week only to go out on the weekend, 
And watch the Quarterback get all the girls so, 
He formed a band man 
Now' he gets all the girls, 
A few years later a couple of latchkey kids go tragically 
Mad and everybody's standing around the television store at the mall trying to figure out what went wrong, 
This guy says, 
You think the life of a kid going to high school could've gotten so bad this other guy says nah, 
It's just the words to one of them goddamn Marilyn Manson songs, 
You know the one


You know, every ten years or so our country and some other little country, 
We start firing all of our newest weapons 
At each other for some reason or another, right or wrong, 
Like it or not, it happens, and when it happens 
People get shot and when people get shot, 
They show it on tv a lot every night at six o clock
And you don't even have to be eighteen to see it you don't even have to be in first grade, 
First grade where they teach the kid pride
They tell him he'll need to thrive, 
In a world where only the strong will survive, 
So he's taught the art of more
To compare to and to keep score Monday thru Friday while 
He stares at the floor til' Sunday they make him go to 
School once more only this time they make him wear a suit and a tie 
And listen to some guy who claims to know Where people go 
When they die tell him that only the meek are gonna inherit the earth Well shit, 
By this time the kid doesn't know what anything 
Is worth, now brothers and sisters I am only one guy 
And I don't even know the words to that song Louie, 
Louie but I can tell you right now without batting an eye 
That the next time some latchkey kid goes wrong
It aint gonna be cause that Eminem gets to say the word Fag in his song
And I'm not trying to preach to ya either, 
I'm just trying to sing to ya too, you know string a few words together

Hey kids...
Lets get it on,
Lets get it on

Why iTunes is killing music.

Most of you know I'm a huge music fan. However, itunes the most popular music store in the world, is destroying music. With itunes, kids only focus on the single, and neglecting the rest of the album. Even my own sister, only buys the songs once they have a music video on is truly sad. If we look back on music history, the best music has always been an entire albums with the best example being The Who's Tommy. If this idea of the single being supreme continues, albums will become irrelevent, and in my opinion the soul of music will die out. For example look at Radiohead one of the best bands making music right now. One of their greatest cd Ok Computer has a track were it is just a robotic voice talking. If you were just to listen to this song, your first thought would be "What the hell?"  However, in the context of the entire album it makes sense, and adds to the motiff and theme of the cd. If it was just a single you would miss the meaning compleatly. iTunes is killing albums, and is albums die the best music diead with it. 

I Love Flower

Flower was released yesterday on the Playstation Store, as a 10 dollar downloadable game, and its amazeing. The game has amazeing visuals and inventive gameplay, but the best part is the range of emotions you expereince while resotring color and life to a wasteland. If you have a Playstation 3 this is definetly worth the price of admission. Bravo thatgamecompany, you have created one of my game of the year contenders for 2009, and it's only Febuary.

here's the link to the 1up show segment on flower. In the discussion they really get to the heart of the game. Definetly worth a watch.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Epic Fail: The Grammys

As any follower of this blog knows I'm a huge fan of music. That's why I was so disgusted by the Grammys on Sunday night. Yes, there were some highlights (Radiohead, Paul Mcartney/Foo Fighters and word of a Blink 182 reunion.) but besides these few bright sparks the show failed. Here are my top 5 reasons why the Grammys are out of touch with good music and ultimatley failed.

1. The Jonas Brothers were nominated for an award.
2. The written speeches for the announcers were unfunny and just plain cheezy (ex: Dwayne "the rock" Johnson.)
3. Coldplay took home alot of awards. I'm not saying their bad, but they were far from having the best album of the year. That leads into point 4.
4. The best albums of the year weren't even nominated. My top three favorite albums of they year Dear Science, By TV On The Radio, Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes, and Welcome To Mali by Amadou & Mariam weren't even nominated. This just proves how out of touch the Grammys are with the best music out there, and how year after year they side with the commercial hits because it will bring in higher ratings.
5. The performences were terrible except for Radiohead (one of the best bands ever) and Paul Mcartney (one of my idols).

All I can say is next year the Grammys better reedem themselves, or they are going to lose another viewer.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Great Music

Just discovered this artist, I'm not a big fan of hip hop, but this is really good. Here's the link