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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Making changes

I'm making changes y'all. I'm gonna start blogging again, but not here. Go to and holla at your boy.
All things must pass.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Raekwon at the Zoo

Raekwon the Chef at the Zoo...


Somebody give Raekwon a show on Animal Planet already...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Hand me my riboflavin!

In honor of daylight savings day... perhaps the greatest episode from the greatest "kids" show of all time... The Adventures of Pete and Pete.

The episode is called "Time Tunnel". Watch it. Love it. Live it. And don't forget your riboflavin!

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Greatest thing ever

So ironic... this wasn't supposed to happen! The nineties... haha. The mainstream-grunge movement is so weird to think about...
Hope Kurt never saw this though... the "irony" might of been lost on him.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Get Well Soon D...

D... really? Get help, bro. We need you...

Via Huffington Post:

Singer D'Angelo was arrested and charged with soliciting a prostitute on Saturday.

Police say the R&B crooner, most famous for his naked "Untitled (How Does It Feel?)" video, was cruising in his Range Rover on Greenwich and Horatio Streets when he stopped a woman he took to be a prostitute. He then allegedly offered her $40 for oral sex.

The woman turned out to be an undercover cop and busted the singer.

D'Angelo, whose real name is Michael Archer, was also found to be carrying $12,000 in the back of his car.

Soft as Chalk

Here's Joanna Newsom performing "Soft as Chalk" on Fallon:

I love this new Joanna Newsom album so much. I just love everything she does, and this new TRIPLE album is probably her best release yet. She's just so talented and her music is so beautiful... I really haven't listened to any new quiet, "pretty" music in a long time (via my boycott of all things acoustic and "folksy") so it's been especially nice to have a new Joanna Newsom album to mellow me out and make love to my ear drums ever-so-softly.

I've also been feeling a little depressed and nostalgic while listening to Have One On Me. Listening to Joanna Newsom always makes me think of an old girlfriend I used to have. She was my best friend and definitely the only girlfriend I've had who liked me as much as I liked her. She's probably the only (non-family) person I've ever hurt too. We used to talk all day/night about music, film, art... and she really loved Joanna Newsom.

I only think about her when something comes out that I know she'll love... I just want to talk to her about how cool it is. I used to love doing that with her. She had really great taste/insights I really respected. The last time I thought about her was when "Where The Wild Things Are" came out... I knew she'd love that.

I just wanna talk to her about how awesome this record is... I know she's probably really excited about it. Last I heard about her is that she's married (again) and drives a Benz...

Wish she'd just join Facebook so I could email her about cool music/movies like old times...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Oscar Awards 2010

It's Oscar time! My favorite awards show of the year... It's almost stupid how much I care/think about the Oscars...
N E Wayzzz... here are my Oscar picks. We'll see how many I get right...

Best Picture
Avatar *(Will Win)
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
A Serious Man
Up in the Air (Should Win)

James Cameron - Avatar
Kathryn Bigelow - The Hurt Locker *(Will Win) (Should Win)
Quentin Tarantino - Inglourious Basterds
Lee Daniels - Precious
Jason Reitman - Up in the Air

Actor in a Leading Role
Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart *(Will Win) (Should Win)
George Clooney - Up in the Air
Colin Firth - A Single Man
Morgan Freeman - Invictus
Jeremy Renner - The Hurt Locker

Actor in a Supporting Role
Matt Damon - Invictus
Woody Harrelson - The Messenger
Christopher Plummer - The Last Station
Stanley Tucci - The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz - Inglorious Basterds *(Will Win) (Should Win)

Actress in a Leading Role
Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side *(Will Win)
Helen Mirren - The Last Station
Carey Mulligan - An Education (Should Win)
Gabourey Sidibe - Precious
Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia

Actress in a Supporting Role
Penelope Cruz - Nine
Vera Farmiga - Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal - Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick - Up in the Air
Mo’Nique - Precious *(Will Win) (Should Win)

Animated Feature Film
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Princess and the Frog
The Secret of Kells
Up *(Will Win) (Should Win)

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Hurt Locker *(Will Win)
Inglorious Basterds (Should Win)
The White Ribbon

Writing - Original Screenplay
The Hurt Locker *(Will Win) (Should Win)
Inglourious Basterds
The Messenger
A Serious Man

Writing - Adapted Screenplay
District 9
An Education
In the Loop
Up in the Air *(Will Win) (Should Win)

Music (Original Song)
“Almost There” - The Princess and the Frog
“Down in New Orleans” - The Princess and the Frog
“Loin de Paname” - Paris 36
“Take It All” - Nine
“The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart”) - Crazy Heart *(Will Win) (Should Win)

Music (Original Score)
Avatar *(Will Win)
Fantastic Mr. Fox
The Hurt Locker
Sherlock Holmes
Up (Should Win)

Visual Effects
Avatar *(Will Win) (Should Win)
District 9
Star Trek

Art Direction
Avatar *(Will Win) (Should Win)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Sherlock Holmes
The Young Victoria

Sound Mixing
Avatar *(Will Win) (Should Win)
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Sound Editing
Avatar *(Will Win) (Should Win)
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek

Short Film (Live Action)
The Door *(Will Win) (Should Win)
Instead of Abracadabra
Miracle Fish
The New Tenants

Short Film (Animated)
French Roast
Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty
The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte) *(Will Win) (Should Win)
A Matter of Loaf and Death

Il Divo
Star Trek
The Young Victoria *(Will Win) (Should Win)

Foreign Language Film
El Secreto de Sus Ojos
The Milk of Sorrow
Un Prophete
The White Ribbon *(Will Win) (Should Win)

Film Editing
District 9
The Hurt Locker *(Will Win)
Inglourious Basterds (Should Win)

Documentary Short
China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province
The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant *(Will Win) (Should Win)
Music by Prudence
Rabbit a la Berlin

Documentary Feature
Burma VJ
The Cove *(Will Win) (Should Win)
Food, Inc.
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Which Way Home

Costume Design
Bright Star
Coco before Chanel (Should Win)
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Young Victoria *(Will Win)


I only got 13 out of 24 right. I got most of the big ones (except for Best Picture) but I whiffed on all the small ones (shorts, sound, ect...). Not my best showing...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It's almost baseball season...

It's almost baseball season and I'm so excited. I seriously love baseball so much... I just feel like my life is incomplete and lacking if the Dodgers aren't playing everyday. It's by far my favorite sport, although I really love the NBA as well. It's the thinking-man's game... the game for intellectuals. A game for the anti-ADD set. A game of rich history... both within the sport and the greater social context as well. Yeah... the steroid era has permanently damaged the records (the most sacred thing in baseball) and it's pretty unfair and unbalanced without a salary cap... but I just love it so much.

Baseball is such a big, long marathon of a sport that I'm incredibly streamlined with it. I watch/listen to every Dodgers game every day I can... and that's about it. I literally only have the time/energy to follow my team. I don't even know what's going on with other teams unless it's a big, noticeable story or I happen to catch some highlights on ESPN. And I like it this way. Seriously, following the Dodgers every day for 6 months... it gives you a experience that is unparalleled in other sports. The team turns into something akin to friends or family. Honestly, I'll know more about the day-to-day activities of a Dodgers reliever over most friends/family easily.

N E Wayz... the MLB At Bat 2010 app came out today and I've been so excited for it. This app is seriously the greatest thing to ever happen to a phone. It's worth it to pay for all the extra iPhone crap just to have this app. This app let's you follow the action and listen to both home and away broadcasts of every game (perfect for a Dodgers homer like me). It even lets you watch a couple of games on your phone. It's price went up $5 this season (from $10 to $15) but I would honestly pay $50 for this app. It's really the only way I can follow the team (being without TV and LA radio) without trying to find some crappy illegal broadcast on the internet.

N E Wayz... I've been staying up all night at work thinking about the upcoming season. These are some of the burning questions I've been tossing around in my head for hours on end...

Can Manny bounce back and regain his standing as one of the greatest right-handed hitters of all time? Will he be inspired in this last big contract year to put up some impressive numbers? Or is Manny done? Will he be a big distraction with that gigantic contract hanging around the team's neck?
Can our starting pitching (the weak link last season) hold up this season? Will it be significantly weaker without Wolf? Will Kershaw and Billingsley keep progressing and "make the leap" this year? Who will be our 5th starter?
Will Padilla's leg (that he accidentally shot in the offseason) be healthy all year? Will Padilla turn into a headcase again?
Will Kemp keeping progressing and be an MVP candidate? Or will his sudden fame and relationship with freaking RHIANNA turn him into the next Darryl Strawberry/Chris Brown?
Can Ethier be the late-inning hero he was last year?
Can Loney add some much-needed pop to his bat?
Is our glaring weakness of team speed our biggest hurdle this year?
Can Martin get his average up after last year's slump?
Who will be our 2nd baseman? Will Belliard lose enough weight to keep his contract? Will Dewitt win the spot?
Can our bullpen recover from all the innings it threw last year?
Who will be our clutch bats off the bench? Can Carrol and Giles still contribute?
Will Gagne regain some of his unhittable form from a few years ago or is he just a steroid creation?
Will this be Torre's last season?
Will this be Scully's last season?
How has the McCourt divorce affected the team? Has our sudden lack of disposable income crippled this team which is right on the cusp of a championship and will impede us of gettting over the hump and winning our first championship in 22 years?
Can we ever beat the Phillies or do they own us?


H8 mnstrm "competition shows"

I really h8 mainstream network TV "competition" shows so much. I really think they're so awful and lowest-common-denominator... and they make me feel bummed/worried about the state/future of America.

"The Bachelor" is the worst. This show is the most demeaning, primitive thing on TV. It's the equivalent of when farmers bring a bull into a pen with a bunch of lady-bulls and watch the bull "hump the crap" out of all the lady-bulls all day. This show is just so pitiful... I can't believe people actually get married after meeting on this show. "The Bachelor" is why women will never be equal to men in most mainstream American eyes. "The Bachelor" reinforces domestic abuse and the objectification of women.

I really h8 crap like "The Biggest Loser". This show makes people feel better about themselves by watching a bunch of obese people struggle with their daily lives. They "root" for them to conform to society/not die from being fat, all while reinforcing their own life choices for not being a "fat loser" like the show's contestants. I just think being concerned about other people's health/weight/ obeseness is so boring. It's really not affecting you at all... if we had socialized medicine and we were actually paying for their doctor's visits or something then... yeah, I can see how you could potentially be involved in the health of others, or the "collective health". But we don't, so you shouldn't. If somebody wants to eat Mickey D's all day and have triple D's... so be it. The whole idea of "rooting for strangers to lose weight while also making me feel better about myself for not being them" is just incredibly boring/sad to me.

I h8 "Dancing With the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance" because I just don't care. These "stars" are boring. And I haven't even thought or cared if they had the capacity to dance. And dancing is boring and stupid anyways. Leave me alone with that stuff.

And of course, no diatribe about these awful, sign-of-the-apocalypse, incredibly successful mainstream network TV "competition" shows would be complete without "American Idol". This show gives mainstream Americans the "power" to make or break the lives of strangers. It makes people feel "important", feel "meaningful", feel "entertained". We're like the Roman emperors at the Coliseum, giving a "thumbs up or down" about the strangers who are here to mildly, innocently entertain us with their jazzy renditions of popular songs I h8. This somehow makes mainstream Americans feel "important", feel "part of something bigger" than their mundane lives. Not to mention the first couple episodes are practically making fun of all the handicapped/mentally challenged people that sing for the judges/America's derision.

N E Wayz... these shows really bum me out to no end. They make me feel alone/scared for the future.

Just wish every show was like 30 Rock/Curb Your Enthusiasm/Mad Men/Freaks and Geeks/The Wire/The Office/The Sopranos/Dr. Katz/Friday Night Lights/Doug/Pete and Pete/Speed Racer/The State/Mr. Show.

Mr. Ed

I watched an episode of Mr. Ed at work tonight.
It was the weirdest TV show I've ever seen... but I really enjoyed it. I was like legitimately "ell oh elling", and my co-workers probably thought I was really weird.
I was fascinated by Mr. Ed's "talking". I was intrigued as to why the horse lived in the house and only "spoke" to Wilbur.
The episode was about "teenagers". I love how "teenagers" was a new thing in the 50's. A new group of consumers to be "tapped" by corporations. It was a simpler time... now all the tweens do is sext each other.
N E Wayz... watching Mr. Ed tonight made me long to have TV again. I've seriously only had a TV with basic cable for probably 18 months of the past 5 years or so... and while I h8 most TV and don't really watch it when I did have it, it's really good for watching random episodes of stuff like Mr. Ed. When I move soon I'm gonna get my TV hooked up. Just you wait and see.

Mr. Ed is really cool... here he is hanging with the Dodgers and taking my hero Sandy Koufax deep.

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