Friday, May 30, 2008

The Greatest Thing You Will See All Day

Showbiz Pizza has really stepped up it's game.

The Coen Bros. Make Me Happy

Anyone who watches a Coen Bros. movie immediately recognizes their distinct style and flair for telling their twisted little stories. Their genius is unmatched in this regard. Take for example The Big Lebowski. It's a classic. It's stupendous. And if you don't agree, then you can lick my taint. That's how much I love this film. Well, looks like they're about to release their next feature, similar in fashion to Lebowski. It's called Burn After Reading, and the cast, along with the story, make this flick look like the next Coen Bros. classic. It's slated for a fall release sometime. Can't wait.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sigur Rós :: Gobbledigook

Here's the brand new single off of the forthcoming Sigur Rós album, entitled Með suð i eyrum við spilum endalaust, which means something like "with a buzz in our ear we play endlessly"...or something like that. Crazy Icelandians. Anywho, it's pretty kickass. You can definitely hear some comparisons to Animal Collective. Can't wait for this release. Check it out.

Gobbledigook - mp3

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Tropic Thunder :: Red-Band Trailer

This new red-band trailer for Tropic Thunder makes the movie look 10 times more awesome than it already did, which is a great thing. RDJ is going to rock this flick.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Radiohead Conquers Dallas

Last night, Radiohead made their triumphant return to the city of Dallas, leaving thousands in awe of their ability to completely pwn your ass. Playing an unbelievable, almost 2-hour set, Thom Yorke and crew made up for the fact that they hadn't played the DFW area in 10 years. It was obviously well worth the wait.

Surrounded by a set filled with 70 tubes of light and a giant screen focusing on each member of the band, it was truly a spectacle to behold. Playing a variety of songs from each of their albums (other than Pablo Honey), it was a fairly low-key night, with a few rockers interspersed with the softer, moodier selections. Yorke's voice was as haunting as ever, with every note ringing as true as on the albums. These guys showed why they're the masters of their craft.

A few highlights of the evening included selections from In Rainbows, their latest release. Opener All I Need set the tone for the evening, as well as Weird Fishes/Arpeggi, House Of Cards, Reckoner and Jigsaw Falling Into Place. It wasn't until they played some of their more well known pieces that the crowd instantly went wild, including Exit Music (For A Film), National Anthem, The Bends, Everything In Its Right Place, and a near pitch-perfect rendition of Fake Plastic Trees. But it was their second encore, with the inclusion of Paranoid Android that brought down the house, leaving everyone in attendance with a glazed-over look. It was apparent that 20,000+ people had just witnessed one of the best shows they may see in quite some time.

Needless to say, Radiohead still reigns as one of the best in the business today. All hail the kings.

*** Pictures by gorilla vs. bear & John Stobie - Thanks!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Turkish Cinema Is Box Office Gold

This is by far the most incredible piece of cinema you will ever see in your lifetime. If you thought Rambo couldn't get any better, then you're dead wrong. This is the glory of the craft at it's finest. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll be amazed. It's just...that...bad. And by bad, I mean unequivocally awesome.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

No Time For Love, Dr. Jones!

In exactly one week, a little known movie will finally be released. The countdown to me losing control of my bowels begins now. That is all.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tim & Eric Awesome Show

For those that may not have heard of the genius that is known as Tim & Eric Awesome Show - Great Job!, sit back, relax and prepare to be floored. This Adult Swim sketch show continues to amaze me with the bizarre, random and completely absurd shit these guys do. I still crack up every time I watch these, and I think it's high time I finally share some of the better sketches with you all.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Listening Station :: Santogold

For a little while now, I've been hearing a lot of talk about this new, up-and-coming phenom in the indie music circles - an artist who many have been comparing to M.I.A., the Pixies, Spank Rock and Diplo. Obviously, I had to check her out.
Hailing from Philadelphia, Santi White, otherwise known as Santogold, has been rising in the ranks of artists to watch. Once an A&R rep at Epic Records, she decided to leave the business to pursue her love of producing and recording. Working with a variety of artists and genres has obviously taken hold of Santi's sound. Now, I'm not normally too much into M.I.A.'s type of music, but there was something about this sound that hooked me right away. With influences ranging from punk and ska to funk and pop, one has a hard time NOT getting hooked on this sound. This album's range is all over the place. Every song has a distinct feel to it.
I am truly impressed with this gal, and can't wait to see her perform live. You can definitely expect to see this fantastic debut on my best of list at the end of the year.

You'll Find A Way – mp3
Say Aha – mp3
Lights Out (Remix) – mp3

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

VD Is Delightful

Just when I thought I had it all, this comes along and blows my mind. This definitely has got to be one of the strangest PSA's I've ever seen. Who knew contracting VD could make me so attractive, successful and happy? Sign me up!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Eli Porter > Tupac

This is by far, hands down, the greatest freestyle rap battle I've ever witnessed. The epic magnitude of skillz displayed here will leave you dumbfounded. Prepare yourself for Envy vs. Eli. You're about to get roasted like ever!