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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
remember a few months ago when a guy dressed up like darth vader and robbed a bank? well i sure do! i meant to post about it at the time that it happened and since i was in uber lazy mode with this blog then, it escaped me. haha. but i was looking at my notes for the blog today and i was like "holy shit! HOW DID I MISS THIS!!!!" and knew that i had to right my wrong. even a few months later, its still too good to pass up...i'm also up way past my bedtime and need to get to sleep cuz i have to work tonight, so i figured this would be good since i'm too tired to think up a "proper" post. haha. anyway, above is a pic of the dark lord in action, and below is a link to an article about it and another pic. the bank down the street from my house that i GO TO ALL THE TIME was robbed a few months ago as well...it wasn't vader but some scary dudes with assualt rifles who fled the scene ON FOOT and got away. to my knowledge have yet to be aprehended...sure makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside! i think this guy should dress as chewbacca next and rob another bank. hahahahahahaha. but chewie can't force choke anyone so perhaps darth is the better bet. hahahaha. read on, read on!
but try and stop me!
i make my *new* mark on a random door in nyc. the same day i drew on a van too...but it was already heavily tagged up, so i didn't feel that bad. haha. i have been sticking to mostly spray painted stencils for the last 6 months or so, but i'm thinking of getting some "proper" vinyl ones made up again (i still have a limited amount of version 2 stickers left and a SUPER limited amount of the original hoos sticker from 05. shit!) and i was thinking of using this in lieu of a more formal design. we shall see. maybe i'll do both.
-steve and i officially have matching mr. t shirts. we pity the fool(s).
-http://jerkethic.com/ (blog by ainsley. someone i knew once upon a time)
-got my DJ shadow tickets yesterday. they were a little pricey, but i know it'll be worth it.
-pistachio’s might possibly be one of the best thing to ever exist. ever.
-sometimes i wonder why i don't just walk away from the things that drain the life out of me. i just keep hoping things will change, but in the end, they never really do.
-comic writing happened today. oh yes. now i need to stop being a bum and get the ball rolling on the art since that's all on me.
-i'm debating if i want to buy a hardcover copy of david sedaris' new book that came out yesterday, squirrel seeks chipmunk:a modest beastiary a collection of fables "detailing animals in strange adult situations" i could wait til it comes out in softcover...or download it for my (not)kindle...actually i have to see if it's available to DL. hmm...choices, choices.
-i was quite surprised to learn the other day (via joss whedon's commentary) that the first 2 seasons of buffy the vampire slayer were shot on 16mm film. being a semi-retired camera dork (of the still variety, but with a little interest/knowledge in the motion variety as well) who was, and still is somewhat, absolutely fascinated with small format film (i shot part of a portfolio in college on 110 film just because and was known for using odd format and toy cameras all throughout school), i looked further into usage of 16mm film for modern tv. turns out the first season of sex and the city as well as multiple seasons of scrubs and stargate sg-1 were all shot on 16mm. i really had no idea it was so widely up until the last 90s and early 2000s, i thought everything was shot on 35mm at that point (and moving towards DV). the wikipedia article is interesting (if you're a big camera dork like me anyway) and gives a lot of examples of stuff shot with 16mm. get your geek on and read that shit! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16_mm_film
i juuuust found out that corin tucker formerly of the masterful sleater-kinney (one of the bands that shaped my late teenage and early 20s years) is releasing a solo record entitled "1,000 years" on october 5th. i was bummed when they went on "indefinate hiatus" in 2006, but i managed to see them a number of times over the years and i was also able to catch them at their 2nd to last east coast show (and i think 4th to last show period if i remember right) in philadelphia on 7/31/2006. that ended up being a really fucking shitty night for me on a personal note (the night i found out i had been promoted to the "former drummer" of the band i was in at the time) but it was one hell of a show. i fought my way through a rabid and super sweaty crowd to snap the above shot, one of my favorites i took of them in all the times i saw them. anyway, i'm def excited to hear the record and also due to the fact that sara lund of unwound is on it as well. check the link below for an interview with ms. tucker
Monday, September 27, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
the lastest by comic artist, david mack, the artist/creator behind kabuki and the artist of daredevil. i love his work which is absolutely visually stunning and try to get everything he releases. dream logic serves as a sketchbook (much as the kabuki reflections series did) and look inside his processes, as well as works in progress. 2 issues have been released since august and as far as i know a 3rd is planned as well. he also released a dvd called the alchemy of art which is more of an inside look at the process of his art. i have yet to see it and i so need to get on that.
-dollhouse season 2 comes out on october 12th. i'm debating getting it or just streaming it from netflix. i do love all the fancy special features....hmm....and a show like dollhouse is def worth shelling out the loot for. we shall see how much cash money i have then. haha.
-i'm trying to decide if the person who created mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches is a brilliantly amazing person or an evil genius.
-another thing i'm debating is wether or not i'm going to buzz my head as is the usual or let my hair keep growing. its getting really long (for me anyway) and i'm getting antsy so i'm itching to go visit adrian (my amazingly good and dorky barber of the last 3 years. if i ever get all filthy rich, i'm going to pay him to cut only my hair and be on call for me whenever i want him) but its been almost 6 years since i've had hair that was more than 2 inches long...and i'm kinda wondering if i could pull it off again. a lot of people at work have mentioned they want to see it longer but i don't know! i can't even deal with it this long, and i have no idea how to do hair that doesn't involve spiking glue and pointy-ness. choices choices choices!!!
-i used the phrase "micro-managey" in a sentence at work yesterday. yes, i really did. (in reference to a rather irritating email i received. but we won't go into that. haha)
-DJ shadow will be at irving plaza in nyc on november 15th. i so need to be all over that shit. it's after i switch to working overnight so i just hope my boss gives me the night off of work. tickets are supposed to go on pre-sale 9/30...i think i'll just buy them and then be like "sorry, i have tickets, i have to be off!" haha http://www.djshadow.com/
-not sure if i've mentioned this blog before, but i will again even if i have.http://icoulddietomorrow.blogspot.com/ is one of my favorite mp3 blogs and i've discovered some great shit on it, as well as re-discovered some things from my youth that i had forgotten about. they feature a pretty eclectic mix of music including old and new electro, some old punk/hardcore, as well as ambient, shoegaze, twee, and the most odd, new hardcore. the only thing i'm generally not a fan of is the hardcore, and to me it doesn't really fit the overall theme of the blog, but it is put together by a few different contributors which is the likely reason for the wide range. they've had some pretty awesome shit from boards of canada, talula gosh, catherine wheel, u-ziq, and my dad is dead, just to name a few. its def worth checking out for you music nerds out there.
-just picked up tank girl:hairy hereos. http://www.tank-girl.com/
-currently listening to fuck buttons and being lazy. aren't days off great? http://www.fuckbuttons.co.uk/
-i probably shouldn't be lazy and should be putting the finishing touches on some of the art i mentioned in my last post...and i will...but i think i'll keep with the lazy for at least a little while longer. haha.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
-deerhunter also has a new album coming out on the 28th, “halcyon digest” http://www.myspace.com/deerhunter
-http://coverfreak.com/ an mp3 blog featuring, you guessed it, cover songs.