Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Folsom Pwison Blues

Xeni Jardin, 5 years old,sings one of my favorite songs.

Shame and Pride

The other day in the car i noticed Pearl Jam coming out of the speakers.I thought "do i really have Pearl Jam on my ipod?".Nope,i forgot to tum on my ipod.It got me thinking about what I'm proud i don't own musically and that led to what I'm embarrassed i own musically.Here goes..

Stuff i don't,and never will own-(This list would've went on forever so i picked random shit that i think is popular?)

Pearl Jam-
I think there intentions were good but fuck i so don't need a grateful dead for my generation.Oh wait,they started off as nirvana light then went hippy when grunge fell off.I like how Dave Matthews(another "band' i Will never ever own)turned into pearl jam light.

Insane Clown Possee-
Two fat rednecks singing about murder and spraying their audience with faygo(!?!) have sold over 6.5 million albums worldwide, and their album The Great Milenko was the third-longest running hip-hop album in the Billboard 200 chart’s history at one point (behind Eazy-E and MC Hammer), and have been around for nearly 2 decades.

(this takes forever to load but my god is it eye opening)

Puff Daddy-
This man almost destroyed hip hop.Thank god groups like the Roots,mf doom,Apathy,kool Keith etc. are still keeping hip hop (i hate this term but here it is) real.

Grateful Dead/Phish-
Fuck Hippies.

Anything crunk/screamo/emo-
As a kid i know older people didn't get my fashion or music.(i was metal/skater/graffiti artist)Well now I'm the old coot cause i don't get this shit.It seems you mix rave fashion with punk.Get a hairdo like Nikki Sixx.Scream death metal vocals over pre-recorded crap beats and talk like a wigger.For more info on this horrible culture look to this informative blog http://www.stuffyouwillhate.com/

Boy i feel dirty now.Next will be the music I'm ashamed i have on my ipod.heh.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Favorite Found Toy.

This was in the middle 90's.I was living alone,drinking a lot, going out to clubs a lot.It was a depressing/debauchery part of my life.I don't remember if i was coming or going out but i was in a cab and this little guy was on the floor in the back seat.I fell in love with this thing instantly and for some reason it became a totem for me.

I used to imagine where it was from,how did it end up in the cab?Did some beautiful girl lose it and one day i would run into a girl and she would tell of her lost toy/good luck charm from her child hood and ,what a coincidence, i found it.-cue music-heh...or the toy was a prototype and was lost by the inventor.I sell the toy and become a millionaire.

Its a bandai released toy for the power rangers.I looked it up a few years ago on google.Its still my favorite found toy.And it's still a mystery how it ended up in the back of that Chicago cab.

Monday, July 20, 2009

3 MC'S and 1 DJ


My boy Chris V. just told me MCA of the Beastie Boys has "treatable" cancer.Damn, its getting harder seeing idols and visionaries of my generation fall.Ive been scheming for weeks,calling contacts and favors in to get into their upcoming pre-lollapaloza show at the Congress.All upcoming shows and the new album have been cancelled/put on hold.He is my favorite of the Beasties.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Star Wars Uncut

That's what its called.This site- http://starwarsuncut.tumblr.com/-took the film (ANH) and split the film into 472 "scenes".Then people signed up to re-create a scene they picked.Only one scene per,until they all were gone.When all the scenes are done they are going to be "stitched" together.I'm curious to see the end result.Hell i would of signed up to re-create a scene but i was to late.

Star Wars Uncut - Scene 400 from r2witco on Vimeo.

Star Wars Uncut - Scene 043 from Rene Walter on Vimeo.

They Are Legend

DMC, Jam Master Jay, Reverend Run

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Quotes of Worth

"here are some names you may call me on our wedding night:Obi Wan,Iron Man, Mr. Mxyzptlk, and of course, Big Papa Smurf"

Comic Book Guy as the Collector

Artist Spotlight Shohei Otomo

Ballpoint pen artist Shohei Otomo.

(thanks to pinktentacle.com for the hook-up)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Dungeons and Dragons Computer Labyrinth Game

I had a good childhood.When it came to toys i pretty much wanted for nothing.For whatever reason a few toys of my childhood slipped thru the cracks and i never got them. But with ebay and such, now all those bygone wonders can be had for a price.I just won this electronic dungeons and dragon game off ebay for $15.09.

Love that sweet artwork on the tiles!

Using sound you determine where walls and monsters are and try to find the treasure before the dragon gets you.And sweeter still its 1 or 2 player.Man this rules hard.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Some Of My Favorite Toys Were Under A $1

I have toys I've spent over $200 dollars on and i have toys from thrift stores or found that i love just as much.In fact found toys are just a little bit extra special in a way,like finding a treasure.And each toy comes with a mini story.

I'm pretty sure this is from the movie monsters vs. aliens.I can care less about the film but i found this happy meal looking toy at a thrift store for $.50.A cyclops robot that blinks.And his arms unhinge from his body.pure awesomeness!

This was in a box marked $.05 at a garage sale.The scorpion is windup and the little radar car's dish moves.

Thrift store again.Thrift stores sometimes bag a bunch of crappy toys together and charge a $1 for the contents.To get these guys i had to buy a bag that included some Flintstones and little dolls with accessories.Yep,they went right back to the thrift store.Anyway, i love the colors on these creepy little robo-freaks.

I think my wife may have gave this to me or i took it from my son.When my son was first born we did his nursery room in anime style.The walls were vibrant anime colors,we had robots,mechs,and pokeman-esque stuff everywhere.I think this little guy was in the mix and as my son grew some of the baby stuff went in boxes.(his room is all marvel hero themed now)So this wind up squid dude made it into my collection.When you wind him up he walks sideways and his hat raises and lowers in a "good mornin ma'am" kinda way that makes me smile.

Flea market thing at a church.Could this vintage inspired robo be more awesome?

I'll be posting more soon and sorry my pictures are crappy.I wish they looked like plasticfetish's pictures. (you must see his awesome toy lovin blog here http://www.plasticfetish.net/)
Also the background is a print papercraft gundam thing I'm working on.

Monday, July 6, 2009