Tuesday, August 19, 2008

This is done.




Now.




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Monday, July 07, 2008

Hot in Buffalo

It's Brasil hot in BFLO.

Seu Jorge - Live at Montreux - Tive Raz√£o

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Regis

Love that Regis!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BARACK

Perfect.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Dr Who Season 4 Episode 2 Next Time trailer and credits

Because the BBC's promos for next week's episode of Doctor Who are so much cooler than Sci-Fi's.

Also, the theme music is pretty fucking cool in it's entirety.

The Black Keys - Strange Times

Enjoy the Black Keys where and when you can because after that Secret Machines show with a 100 people at the Town Ballroom last night you know they ain't coming to Buffalo any time soon.

Come on now, don't you hipsters get it? If you just wear the funny clothes and act all quasi pretentious without occasionally "making the scene"... without representing for your area... then you're just posing. Putting on phony airs. Wanking.

And "the scene" in your area? If it even exists other than in your minds... it becomes lame... sorry... and eventually extinct.

Homecoming

You just know these dudes pull mad chicks.

And the drummer looks like Eva Green.

The Teenagers - Love No

Ummm... ice cream.

The Teenagers

Thanks for coming to Buffalo Teenagers. Don't judge us too harshly based on our lame ass attendance.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Finally got around to watching the first episode of Robin Hood season 2 and it was awesome. An exquisite hour of adventure, cliffhangers, dashing heroism and glorious villainy. Yes Keith Allen is jim dandy as the vile Sheriff, but this week Richard Armitage looked positively Vaderesque stomping about as Sir Guy of Gisborne, tossing Maid Marion's dear old dad around, and buring down her house. They're really going for broke this season and I can't wait to see where and how far it goes.

Miley Cyrus is one of the biggest fools ever or we're the biggest saps ever. Wasn't it a couple of months ago that she on 60 Minutes* saying that she'd never pull the shit that she's pulling now?


Ah yes... a role model to MILLIONS OF GIRLS.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Spike TV gets props for actually showing in their entirety the credits to Star Wars. Yes they are sped up, but still that's pretty cool.



Random Star Wars Observation (I wish I could number them for you): the scene at the end of Episode II with Darth Sidious and Count Dooku walking, chilling and plotting is the total analog of that scene of the Death Star (Mark 2) from Episode VI when Darth Vader greets the Emperor (Darth Sidious)... and walks, chills and plots. Both scene's take place in a hanger, I think the Emperor even says something about "everything going according to plan" in both scenes, but craftily enough the roles are reversed (in II it's the boss greeting the underling whereas in VI it's the underling greeting the boss) and the different settings (the dreary hanger in II, the Death Star shuttle hanger in VI) underscore just how far the Sith came.... before being defeated by those damn Skywalker kids. Very nice there George-I hadn't noticed that until tonight (when I caught the end of II on Spike- as you might have guessed). Very nice indeed.
OK, that was a wacky one two punch during game two of the Western Conference Semis on VS: my mind didn't know how to respond to the stimulus generated by the commercial for Penn and Teller's new TV show Bullshit! in which they say "bullshit!" repeatedly on regular cable TV or the profound hotness radiated by the commercial for Showtime's upcoming Secret Diary of a Call Girl... starring Doctor Who's Billie Piper (sweet wholesome Billie Piper)?!? My brain seized up. Seriously.

5 Reasons

5 reasons why Vampire Weekend's debut album is too good to be true:

  1. It sounds too good. It's sonic presentation is perfect. No "debut album" comes this artful and sonically ambitious. It doesn't happen.
  2. It's baroque, literate and classy yet tuneful, occasionally crass, and infinitely rump shakable.
  3. U2 and R.E.M.'s debut albums weren't this perfect.
  4. The cd design is pefect: the photography, fonts, layout are all preternaturally cool, and yes, perfect.
  5. It reaffirms the virtue and value of of the cd as a piece of art and mode of musical conveyance in an age of the cheap commodification of popular music.
Folks I watched The Moyers this week and his interview with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright was a humdinger. Anybody watching it for new tidbits or ammunition came away terribly disappointed. Will it make a difference? Of course not, it contained too much information... too much TRUTH to be contemplated by white folks patently un-eager to look the fullness of the American Experience in the face (what Bill Moyers literally calls "the Full Monte"); plus it called out the corporate media for it's complicity in a great many things and therefore will not be mentioned in said corporate media. Maybe we'll get lucky and his press conference tomorrow will make some positive waves.... but I'm not too hopeful.





* I don't even want to know what the kids in private schools are learning about our great nation. Actually I do- it probably explains a lot.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Vampire Weekend - Oxford Comma

Beware a little classy potty language.

Vampire Weekend - A-Punk

Oh yeah, Vampire Weekend are the best new band since Arcade Fire.

Seriously.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

As you can well imagine, I've been wandering in the wilderness these last 48 hours. It's not been pretty. I've been kicking around all sorts of shit; pondering grim possible outcomes, chewing on all kinds of gristle, and pulling at my hair (my beautiful hair!). Yesterday the Old Man himself, my dear father, laid his disgust as a lifelong Democrat over this shit and growing ambivilance about even voting this November on me. A lifelong Democrat and true blue UNION MAN. And he laid all of this on me.


Fuck people. We are totally entering the danger zone. This shit ain't funny any more. The waters have been muddied enough folks, we can't take 40 more days.