Sunday, December 11, 2005

Holiday Mixtape Vol. 2

I Want You to Spend A Lot to Prove You Love Your Family: Holiday Mixtape Vol. 2 is here and it is a welcome addition to Vol. 1. There is a Vol. 3 in the works, however I don't know if I'll finish it in time for Christmas what with finals and everything, but who knows. Anyway here is the tracklist for Vol. 2:

1. Sufjan Stevens – Angels We Have Heard on High
2. The Dandy Warhols – Little Drummer Boy
3. Jack Johnson – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
4. Jimmy Eat World – Last Christmas
5. Snowden – White Christmas
6. Ryan Adams – Hey Parker, It’s Christmas
7. Low - Just Like Christmas
8. Leona Naess - Christmas
9. Pearl Jam – Someday at Christmas
10. My Chemical Romance – All I Want for Christmas
11. The Winter Blanket – What I Want
12. The Ramones – Merry Christmas
13. Phantom Planet – Winter Wonderland
14. Johnny Cash – Silent Night
15. The Smashing Pumpkins – Christmastime
16. Snow Patrol – When I Get Home for Christmas
17. The Eels – Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas
18. The Winter Blanket – I’ll Be Home for Christmas
19. The Flaming Lips – Christmas at the Zoo
20. Weezer – The Christmas Song
21. Sufjan Stevens – Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming
22. The Ravonettes – The Christmas Song
23. John Ondrasik – Happy X-mas (War is Over)
24. Death Cab for Cutie – The New Year
25. Nichole & the Dreamcatchers – Santa is the Greatest

Yeah, you know you want a copy.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Me, White Noise

I'm sitting here at my computer completely disgusted with the massive amount of work that I have in front of me. Procrastination is not my friend yet I embrace it like the wanting summer breeze caressing a gentle maidens bosom (I'm not even sure what I'm talking about so dont ask). I need a vacation really bad, wait, I just came back from one. Another would be nice though. Pictures from my trip to Aruba are up on my Facebook page so feel free to check them out and become envious. Finally finished my Holiday Mixtape (or Holla day Mixtape as it's known on the streets) and believe me it's good. I am no longer calling it the Christmas Mixtape, as it may be deemed discriminatory towards our Kwanza and Festival of Lights celebrating brethren, the tracklist is as follows:

1. Coldplay - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
2. Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Let's All Boogie to the Elf Dance!
3. Arcade Fire - Jinglebell Rock
4. Death Cab for Cutie - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
5. The Flaming Lips - A Change at Christmas (Say It Isn't So)
6. David Gray - December
7. Local H - Disgruntled Christmas
8. The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
9. Radiohead - Winter Wonderland
10. Coldplay - 2000 Miles
11. The Polyphonic Spree - Little Drummer Boy
12. Feist - Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming
13. Pas-Cal - Last Christmas
14. Sufjan Stevens - That Was the Worst Christmas Ever!
15. The Walkmen - Christmas Party
16. The Polyphonic Spree - Happy X-mas (War is Over)
17. Dave Matthews Band - Christmas Song
18. Trans Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve

You are all going to thank me for all of this free music I scoured the web for:

Download tons of David Gray live, rare and B-side mp3s, as well as videos

Download a whole bunch of Damon Albarn mp3s (check out the rare Blur tracks towards the bottom of the page)

Download three live Radiohead shows

Download a whole bunch of live and rare Neutral Milk Hotel mp3s

Download tons of Sublime bootlegs

Holy shit! Squirrels kill a dog. Squirrels. Fucking killed a dog. Anyone I have ever told the story about how the squirrels killed my pet turtle and doubted me, well here is your proof.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Okay, so I recently got back from Aruba, where I (possibly) broke a rib or two and fucked up my foot pretty bad (it's all purple and swollen and shit), but I'm not going to let potentially serious bodily injuries keep me down. You can head over to my Facebook page (yea, I know it's gay, but I got sucked in just like the rest of you) to check out photos from my trip...they're not up yet but they will be soon I promise. Anyway...if you're wondering why that dog is up there it's because I've selected three new tracks for my holiday mixtape and they are: The Flaming Lips - A Change at Christmas (Say it isn't so), Coldplay - 2000 miles and finally Local H - Disgruntled Christmas

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

It's (Almost) Christmas Time, Bitches

I know Christmas isn't for another month or so, but I have begun working on my (soon to be) infamous underground Christmas mixtape. Those of you who are going to get a copy already know who you are, and if you're reading this wondering what the hell I'm talking about, well then you're probably not going to get a copy (unless you ask me really nicely). Anyway, here's the (tenative) tracklist, which is most certainly subject to change. The tracks here aren't listed in any particular order as of yet.

1. Coldplay - Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
2. Radiohead - Winter Wonderland
3. Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Let's All Boogie to the Elf Dance!
4. Feist - Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming
5. Polyphonic Spree - Little Drummer Boy
6. Death Cab for Cutie - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
7. The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping
8. Polyphonic Spree - Happy Christmas (War Is Over)
9. The Walkmen - Christmas Party
10. Sufjan Stevens - That Was the Worst Christmas Ever
11. Trans Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve
12. Arcade Fire - Jinglebell Rock
13. Dave Matthews Band - Christmas Song

And I'm debating whether or not I should include Paul McCartney's "Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time" because I think that it is easily hands down, the worst Christmas song ever recorded, possibly the worst song ever. Let me know your thoughts on including that little gem.

Yes, after a long hiatus, I am back. Rejoice.

I haven't posted anything on here in a really long time. Too long of a time if you ask me. but I am back. I can rattle off a bunch of excuses as to why I stopped posting, but I'm not going to bother with that bullshit. I'll just tell you the truth. I'm a fucking lazy bastard. Sorry. Anyway, lots of interesting bits of music news. Read about them all.

Damon Albarn confirms new Blur EP How excited am I?

Liam Gallagher is such a prick. I love it. His take on Bloc Party

I cannot wait for the new Radiohead album

Yes the increasingly shitty weather has made me even more depressed than I already am. Go here to download a 25 song "Rainy Day" mix

By the way, have any of you noticed that the new Strokes album is leakier than a baby's bladder? From what I've heard it sounds like it's going to be a solid album.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

My new self-appointed nickname is Optimus Prime, you son of a B!

Well hello again. As the title says I have renamed myself Optimus Prime. Don't ask any questions you know it's badass. I was thinking asbout Cobra Commander but it just didn't seem as cool as Optimus Prime. Anyway, it seems as though I have fallen off a bit in terms of posting on a regular basis however I do have a plausible excuse. I am going to keep it short and sweet today, with just a few links to some useful/interesting/humorous websites that I have found in the past few days so enjoy.

Dane Cook is hilarious and I recommend buying his new CD/DVD, if you do not buy this I swear to God I will stab you in the jaw.

Face it, guys are retards. This apology note generator will help you get out of the dog house.

Download full albums here.

I wish they had this available when I still believed in Santa. Unveiling the "Dear Santa" letter generator.

That's all for today, enjoy and I'm sure I'll be seeing most of the people who will read this later on tonight seeing as though there are only about four people who visit this site with any sort of regularity.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Do I Look Like a Slut?

Well, I haven't posted anything in a while so since I'm just sitting here doing nothing I figured I would take the opportunity to post a few interesting things I found while tooling around on the web. I also feel obligated to let you all know that the Coldplay show on Thrusday was absolutely fantastic, even though my throat is killing me and I have a strong suspicion that I am getting progressively worse as time goes on. Anyway, on with all the useless links I have found while scouring the web for your viewing pleasure.

Avenue D is a pop duo who have some interesting songs such as "Do I Look Like a Slut?", "Orgasmatron" and the classic "2 Drunk 2 Fuck"

Make a lethal laser pointed pencil gun next time you're bored!

Any movie that has the title of "Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life" must be Oscar worthy material, but you can decide for yourself after you read this review

And finally, a Coldplay X&Y album art generator. Now you can make your very own coded messages just like the one Coldplay employs on their new album!

Monday, July 25, 2005

I wish they made Novacaine for the soul...

This weekend has been nothing short of an amazing descent into the dark world of decadence and selfishness and I absolutely loved every single minute of it. I'm not apologizing for anything or to anyone. I had a fucking blast. I've been screwing around with webshots so I can post up the pictures I took but they're not sending me my "confirmation e-mail" so unfortunately I can't log in so I can upload them. Once I get it up and running I'll make sure to post the link so you all can check them out. Anyway, just a quick post today as I am hopefully going to go see The Devil's Rejects tonight. So I am going to leave you with a few interesting little articles and such.

Congrats to Frankie Muniz although I absolutely loathe him.

Even prehistoric people were perverts.

Not sure how I particularly feel about this.

And this picture just creeps me out for some reason.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Here is an interesting little picture of Matt LeBlanc, better known as Joey on television's Friends. And yes, he is peeing. I suppose you can't blame him, I mean he's only human right? What I don't understand is the fact that he seems to be the owner of the gayest fucking dog in America. I never really thought of Matt as the manliest of men but come on. What the fuck is that thing? A sewer rat? Another thing that bothers me is the fact that when you're as insanely rich as Matt LeBlanc there's really no reason for you to be peeing in public. If I had that kind of money I would just hire a little servant midget to follow me around with a toilet at all times. Now that I think about it, I'd probably buy a little helper monkey like the one in that episode of The Simpsons. Then I would dress him up like a pirate and give him a little sword so he could run around and stab people.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

There's lots of different paths to the waterfall...

So it was a rather uneventful weekend. Nothing really happened, at least nothing interesting enough to merit a post. I did however see Wedding Crashers which was surprisingly funny. I have to admit I wasn't too impressed with the previews that I had seen and I thought it was going to be another let down like Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Vince Vaughn's performance in Wedding Crashers is more than worth the price of admission. He has totally redeemed himself since his disappointingly un-funny role in Dodgeball. To make a long story short, go see it, I promise you won't be disappointed. Since we're on the subject of Wedding Crashers I have to point out this disturbing/interesting little article I found about co-star Owen Wilson.
It's probably one of the weirdest things I've ever heard anyone say and personally I'm not even really sure what he's talking about.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

But the world just isn't as interesting when you're sober...

So a few of my friends and I are out last night, getting a bite to eat and having a few drinks when my buddy Dan starts to tell us how his boss told him that he had received five (5) complaints about him from his fellow co-workers. Apparently their complaints all stemmed from the fact that Dan was showing up to work inebriated everyday. He went on to tell us that he thinks that this happened because he fell off of a ladder last week (he paints) and brought a whole bunch of paint down along with him. And he also fell off a step stool and spilled paint all over himself. As hilarious as this all is the best part is when he pulled out the letter his boss had written that was attached to his paycheck. So with great pleasure I present to you the infamous "Dear Dan" letter.
I have received 5 complaints about you from people at the paint store as well as Oscar. All complaints boil down to your partying. If you would like to discuss this with me, I will describe each complaint to you and who said them. Each person didn't want to talk about not using you as an employee, but they were generally concerned for your well being. I observed the same type of behavior with you and it ended abruptly when you totaled your Mercedes. I would not bother writing this letter to you unless I genuinely cared about you. You know you have been fucking up a little lately and I see you have gotten it together a little. You must from here on out, show up to work on time and in good shape. You are not on my workers comp so remember, if you ever get hurt on my jobsite you must say its your 1st day working for me. If you say this I can then put you on payroll and get all medical expenses taken care of. Also you would receive a paycheck for the time you miss from being hurt from workers comp. In summation, I don't want to hear from anyone that you seemed out of it or on drugs from anyone again. If it happens again you will force me to do something very difficult. If you were not my boy things would be different. I know you are a great worker and really want you to stay.

Sincerely, Dan's Boss
And to top it all off for today here is an interesting little article that details the 40 (technically 39) things that can only happen in the faux-reality of the movies.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

I am the Warrior...

I find that those silly seizure-inducing ipod commercials that feature "hip" new tracks from some of today's biggest musical superstars while the silhouettes of young hipsters twist and contort their bodies into positions previously unknown to man against a backdrop of ever changing colors familiar to those present in a roll of Lifesavers to be particularly annoying. I was, however extremely amused when I saw this on a recent episode of Fox's Family Guy. I have to admit, Seth MacFarlane is one creative dude and Stewie is one of my all-time favorite television characters, animated or otherwise. Have fun with this one (and make sure the volume is up).

Monday, July 11, 2005

Rap Snacks?

This is one of the most disturbing (and yet strangely hilarious) things I have ever come across on the internet. It has to be one of the most shameless American marketing schemes I have ever had the displeasure of seeing. This is capitalism at it's worst folks. Be prepared to be shocked and apalled. Imagine you're at your local 7-11. You're casually browsing through the plentiful snacks that they have available. You're not exactly sure what you're craving, but you'll know it once you see it. You pass by the Milky Ways and all their creamy caramel goodness. You press on forward past the sugary explosion that is Fun-Dip. You manuever into the chip aisle ignoring the omnious stares of the creepy mustachioed caricatures plastered on the dozens of Pringles cans until finally, you see Master P, staring at you with his platinum grill from a bag of chips. Yes thats right a bag of chips. Rap Snacks are crappy, unhealthy garbage that hopefully the white suburban children will be dumb enough to buy. These things have to be the stupidest thing I've ever seen. Just take a look at the flavors. Platinum Bar-B-Que? Southern Crunk Bar-B-Que? Red Hot Ripplets? Honey Dew Cheese Curls? Hot Cheezie Popcorn? Slasa Cheese? (And my personal favorite) The ever mysterious Back At The Ranch. What on Earth can these things possibly taste like? Do these "flavors" actually sound appetizing to anyone? If you thought that was bad just wait until you see all of the hip hop stars that have come out to endorse this ridiculous product. Now granted I'm not a rap fan so please correct me if I'm wrong, but has anyone ever heard of "Pastor Troy"? Or "Pretty Willie"? How about "Ms. Toy"? "Magic" anyone? You really have to see this site for yourself in order to fully appreciate it's inate silliness.
And just in case any of you wanted to purchase any of these delicious products

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Live 8 Video Downloads

Here's a link to a website that is hosting downloads of the AOL video clips from the Live 8 concert series last week. I recommend taking a look at Coldplay performing Bittersweet Symphony with Richard Ashcroft.
Don't be lazy, show your support. It takes about six seconds (literally)

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

London? Yes, London. You know: fish, chips, cup 'o tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary fucking Poppins... LONDON.

Any of you who happen to be fans of movies like Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Layer Cake, or any other British gangster movie you probably find yourself asking, "what in the world does that mean?" or "what the hell did he just say?" If not you're either lying or you're British. Anyway just thought I'd share a couple of interesting articles that explain some of the more confusing slang that are employed in these films and ones like them.
The Origins & Common Usage of British Swear Words
Cockney Rhyming Slang

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

If you happen to be one of the unfortunate individuals who have not heard of Banksy or seen his art then I really feel sorry for you. Banksy is a graffiti artist who hails from the UK. His stencils have appeared throughout the world, and he uses them to promote alternative aspects of politics from those portrayed in the mainstream media. Another Banksy staple involves hanging a piece of his own artwork in such swanky establishments as the Tate Modern, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as the American Museum of Natural History. I highly recommend you check him out.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

This is a mildly amusing website. I have to admit it is kind of funny but it gets old relatively quick. Just remember The four main things in G�nthers life are Champagne, Glamour, Love and Respect!

The Adventures of Pete & Pete was an amazingly quirky show that at times was just downright bizarre. The show started out as a series of one-minute shorts that aired during commercial breaks on Nickelodeon between 1990-1993, but then it took a new form as a full length television show that captured the imaginations of many children. Awesome show, if you've never seen it check it out. I highly recommend.

I can't even possibly begin to comprehend what is going on here much less actually comment on it. Wow.

All Aboard...

It seemed to me like everyone hip to the world wide web now had their own blog. I figured that with so many out there I might as well jump on the bandwagon and make one of my own. There are some good ones out there,,,, just to name a few, and some terrible ones that are just god awful (Beware: not for the faint of heart. This is just such a bad bad thing. I would rather watch grass grow. Honestly don't click if you have a weak stomach) I promise this one won't be as bad as some of the ones that are out there. I'm sure it won't appeal to everyone and I can only offer this for advice, if you don't like it, then don't read it.