Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Music Videos Of Relevance

Fishbone - Swim

 The coolest video ever about slam dancing.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Random Rants (or, The Man Behind The Mask)

I'm a 40 year old nerd. I own a home in the Suburbs and drive an S.U.V. I'm the father of an awesome 6 year old. I enjoy playing Video and Board games. I grew up into Heavy Metal and Hip Hop big time. I'm tattooed over 50% of my body. My clothes style lately is casual and comfortable. I still have a few "rock" t-shirts but mostly i prefer plain white or black t-shirts. Some of my plain t-shirts have V necks which i find comfortable .Example:
 (Yep, That's yours truly in front of an amazing Sushi place in Little Tokyo, California.)
It also seems that this is the preferred t-shirt for every douche-bag in the world. Why? I have no idea, but i know Hipsters have assimilated this shirt as their look and it kinda pisses me off.
Speaking of Douche-bags, Brett Micheals has ruined Cowboy hats for me. This chick Brett wears her Damn cowboy hat everywhere so his (self admitted) toupee doesn't fall off.
Look i know i'm not the first guy to don a cowboy hat. But this dude has killed it. Killed it to the point that now my fear is people will think i stole this particular style from him. That was enough of a reason for me to hang up the proverbial hat, as it were. It just sucks because this is a style i have had off and on snce the early 90's. And who i stole the look from is a HELL of a lot cooler then Mrs Micheals.
Al. Fucking. Jourgensen.
Yep. Aroud 92 or 93 i saw the "In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up" concert VHS and the next day i went and bought a fucking cowboy hat.

(Yep again, that's me on the left. And me now below.)
 I felt a little weird including pictures of my self in this rant but i don't know why. I think i posted a pic of me and my son a while ago but i just don't know why. Is it the mystery of who is this person? I certainly don't have anything in here to be ashamed of or hide from. What do some of you bloggers think of revealing our identities and pictures? I know what some of you look like and others i've seen behind masks (Reis, Plastic Fetish) and i guess i don't view the blog any different. So why my hesitation...

They Are Legend - Jerry Lee Lewis

So last night i saw on cable some Concert from the 80"s entitled Rock and Roll Legends. It had James Brown, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Bo Diddly, B.B. King, and Fats Domino.
Thats one hell of a lineup in my opinion but it being a concert in the 80' s a lot of these gentleman were somewhat past their prime. Jerry Lee looked good and even plopped his butt on the keys at the end of a song but it just made me think that this man was a dangerous rocker in his time. Check it out. His nick name wasn't The Killer for nothing.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Thoughts on The Walking Dead or Lets Throw My Hat In The Ring

I wasn't going to attempt a review of the show because frankly my writing is horrible. But after seeing the negativeness being written by various blogs i respect i have to weigh in here, bad run-on sentences and all.

From the first time i saw the B&W classic Night of the Living Dead as a kid i was hooked on zombies. My favorite films are Return of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead (original). Lately zombies are more common than a cold. Crap movies like the Resident Evil franchise coupled with every video game having a "zombie" level have kind of killed my love with zombies lately. So it was with trepidation that i watched The Walking Dead on Sunday. Firstly i think T.V. is crap. Even the critical darling "good" shows are only good when compared to the utter crap that is T.V. This is a medium that embraces Jim Belushi and Charlie Sheen. So when i heard there was going to be a zombie t.v. show i was picturing some kind of horrible zombie-twilight mash up. Secondly i have never read the comic the series is based on, which in it self is not a bad thing it also gave me no reference as to what to expect.

I.FREAKING.LOVED IT. At about the point where the three guys went to the sheriffs office to get supplies and shower i turned to my wife and said "they're really doing this well. No cheesy "Mtv" fast cuts. No stupid music telling us what to feel. The makers of the show are letting the dread build and the characters breathe." The complaints have been from the silly " his beard was shaved underneath his chin" to the nerdy " the dialogue was a slap in the face to women". Jesus people we are talking about a T.V. show about Zombies that is the exact opposite of Resident Evil Uwo Bowell crap and you guys are complaining!! It's this kind of pick-everything-apart-nerd-om that really kills me. And makes me distance myself from the "nerds". Bless this show and bless A.M.C. for having the balls to go with a show like this and i hope this series gets a chance to really stretch out and become something.