Tuesday, March 31, 2009

U2 & Bruce Springsteen

Have you guys seen this before? Holy fuck. Where have I been?

Monday, March 30, 2009

Antlion

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Pontypool

I've been hearing a lot of good things about this movie and I really want to see it. The trailer is well done and doesn't seem to give a lot away other than the fact that is is a unusually creative take on zombie movies. Apparently it is already out in Canada but not US release date has been set... great.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Genetics

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Top Three David Lynch Scenes

It's no secret that I am a huge David Lynch fan, probably best evidenced by the fact that I did an entire music video based on one of his TV shows, Twin Peaks.



But I am sure you've all seen that before. Anyway, the guy is beyond brilliant, and there are very few things that he has produced that could not be considered masterpieces. Even though his films are gorgeous pieces of work as a whole, I think that what I love most about Lynch is those truly beautiful, eerie scenes that you come away with. The classic moments that everyone remembers. Keeping that in mind, I thought I would do a little post counting down my top three, personal favorite David Lynch moments, clips included. Some of these may be spoilers so if that is something that bothers you then restrain yourself and just trust me enough to go out and watch the movies for yourself. You won't regret it.

3. Bowie get's weird - Twim Peaks: Fire Walk With me



2. Behind Winkies - Mulhulland Drive



1. I'm at your house... - Lost Highway



For some reason me and Mike would talk about this part all the time when this movie came out, which was quite a while ago.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Nevada The Song

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Kevin Jonas Likes Idiot Pilot. Joe Jonas Thinks "It's Stupid"



I am not, in any way shape or form making this up. You can Google it yourself, (for the best results search for "Jonas Brothers" and "Take Idiot Pilot", for some reason a lot of Jonas fans think the name of my band is Take Idiot Pilot.) Anyway, this is from an interview that the boys did with TeenStar Magazine while promoting their first album.

But their tastes also differ. Take Idiot Pilot, a band Kevin said he’s into.
“They’re two guys and they’re amazing, all they do is techno beats and a guitar and one then of the guys screams, it’s really cool.”
Joseph laughed: “I think it’s stupid.”


My life is complete. If there are any other celebrities out there who either love, or hate, any of my music then please speak now. I want to start a collection.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Video Bloggin'

The other day I recorded my very first video blog, the first of many to come. It's posted over at The Ghost And The Grace website, but I also wanted to put it up on here for everyone to check out.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Ghost And The Grace Site And Shirts!

This morning Karl and I launched the brand new The Ghost And The Grace website. Big round of applause for Mr. Karl Peterson, without whom this would not be possible. Check out the site here. We also have some awesome new The Ghost And The Grace shirts and hoodies for sale, and they will make you look damn good. Check out the online store to pick some up.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Fastest Blocks Ever

As some of you may recall, a few months ago I was dead set on attaining the world record score for NES Tetris. Unfortunately, I soon found out that my method for recording the attempts was not up to the Twin Galaxies standard, and my enthusiasm waned even more when I realized that it would be very inconvenient to connect my VCR to the TV in a way that would easily allow me to record scores in an acceptable format.

So I took a break.

But fortune had different plans for me. I was driving home from the studio last month when I noticed a big beautiful television on the side of the road with a sign on it that said "FREE." I have since turned that TV into my very own NES world record headquarters. Last night, in fact, I wrangled in the 5th highest Tetris score ever recorded, and it is in acceptable Twin Galaxies format. I haven't sent it in yet though, because something tells me that I can do better.

The Lobster Zone

How many of you reader out there are hunters? Fishermen? There is something about people that catch there own food that I really admire, despite the fact that I don't do it myself. Actually, I don't think that I could kill and eat something even if I wanted to just because I don't have the stomach for it. The way I see it, if you are going to hunt and kill something so that it can nourish you, you should probably be able to clean and gut it yourself. I've seen someone do this with a deer first hand, by the way, and oh my god, ugh. No thank you to that. I think I would rather just shoot a deer with a camera, myself.

With that in mind, I present to you, The Lobster Zone.



According to The Lobster Zone website, this crane game is "A rare combination of outstanding concept (the game), a technically superior machine, and a strategic plan." After all, who could resist that succulent "Lobster... a cherished luxury food, available from a visually desirable machine, combined with the fun and excitement of playing the game, and the 'win the lottery' mentality, gives The LOBSTER ZONE a distinctive edge in any location."

Just so we can be very clear about how utter bizzare this really is. A restaurant buys The Lobster Zone for their eating establishment after which, at two dollars a pop, patrons can try there hand (or claw, as it were) at snatching up lobsters from the tank. If you are successful, then the restaurant cooks up the actual lobster that you just caught and serves it to you. No, I am not joking.

I think that the weirdness of this little invention is perfectly summed up with this picture taken from the Lobster Zone website.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Apprentice Green

To be perfectly honest, I am not that big on reality shows. I love Top Chef, and there are a few other shows that I find mildly entertaining. Things change though, and even though it is only two episodes in, I think that I am obsessed with Celebrity Apprentice 2. The casting is pretty rad and between Dennis Rodman, Tom Green, and Andrew Dice Clay, you know that some funny shit is going to happen.

I started watching initially because I love Tom Green. In middle school I would watch The Tom Green show every night that it was on. I realize now that Tom's style of humor is kind of groundbreaking in that it is almost "viral video" humor, but before there were viral videos. I was watching a few old clips on Youtube the other night, and even though I remember them being hilarious, watching them again now they are somehow even more funny to me.

Check out a few of these classics...







I'm rooting for Tom on Celebrity Apprentice. It's amazing to watch the way that everyone else on the show seems to doubt his intelligence and integrity, when he is so obviously one of the most capable people on the show.

GO TOM!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

When OJ Simpson Did What He Did

I don't know if anyone tuned in for Kayne West's VH1 Storytellers, but from the looks of it, it was pretty weird. I guess I am used to Storytellers being more of a striped down and organic kind of show, whereas this just seems like Kayne live on VH1. One thing that the stories did provide though, is a clip of one of the most phenomenally weird things that I have ever seen. I can't find anything that just has the part on its own, so you are going to have to fast forward to about 4:15, and then just watch until you hear Kayne's thoughts on OJ Simpson. So awkward. Apparently, this was actually later cut from the broadcast.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Behold! A Pale Horse

The time is finally drawing near! Behold! A Pale Horse, the first record by The Ghost And The Grace, will be available online this May, stay tuned for more updates very soon.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Tooth Fairy

This probably one of the creepiest little items of news that I have ever seen. And to think that it all happened on March 3rd, my birthday!

"FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - A customer shopping at a Walmart told store workers he found 10 human teeth in a wallet he was about to purchase. Police said the man found the teeth Saturday when he unzipped a compartment in the wallet. One tooth had a filling. The customer turned the wallet and the teeth over to employees but left the store without giving his name.

Police investigating the incident told The Cape Cod Times that the teeth belong to an adult, but since there was no blood or gum tissue on the teeth, they would be unable to perform DNA tests.

A Walmart spokeswoman said the company believes it was an 'isolated incident,' but will investigate."

Lolcthulhu

I am sure most of you all are familiar with lolcats, which are essentially the internet phenomenon of people putting strange misspelled text on cute pictures of cats. A prime example would be the photo over here to the right.

Anyway, I found a rather strange website dedicated to lolcthulhu's. Cthulhu is an underwater god/creature that created by the legendary horror writer HP Lovecraft. To quote Lovecraft's tale, The Call Of Cthulth, Cthulhu is"an octopus-like head whose face was a mass of feelers, a scaly, rubbery-looking body, prodigious claws on hind and fore feet, and long, narrow wings behind". Given that description you can imagine that lolcthulhu's are significantly weirder than most of the lolcats that I have seen.

A sample...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Watchmen, Terminator, But Most Of All Star Trek



I went to the midnight showing of Watchmen thursday night and I was blown away. I cannot, for the life of me, understand some of the negative reviews of this movie that I have read. As someone who never actually got around to reading the graphic novel (I know, people have been recommending it to me for like a decade), I could follow everything very easily, which is something that most reviews seem to say I wouldn't be able to do without knowing the source material. If anything, after the three hours I just wish that the thing had been longer.

Anyway, I don't really want to talk about Watchmen because it is just too damn good and I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet, but there were two highly anticipated trailer that were on the film that should be mentioned.

First is the preview for the new Terminator movie, Terminator: Salvation. This bears significance because I have seen a few previous trailers for this movie and to be honest, I thought that that looked terrible. This one, on the other hand, was pretty bad ass. I finally can see how they are going to make this one not just another Terminator film. Maybe it's just the Nine Inch Nails.



But of course, the thing that has me really going crazy is the new trailer for Star Trek. The footage is significantly different from the earlier ones, as well as significantly sick.



On a related note, this picture that I found has me thinking about another Star Trek movie that, finger's crossed, will be hitting the screen soon. Did someone say crossover?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

More Monsters Under Water

I don't know why this get's me so pumped, but it does, which probably has something to do with the previous post about giant prehistoric snakes. "Sea Monsters" is a show on BBC where wildlife presenter Nigel Marven traipses around the ocean looking for various prehistoric sea creatures. It is presented as though the creatures actually exist, just like a traditional wildlife program you would find on the discovery channel. Based on the fact that this is just a TV series, the CGI is incredibly impressive. I ended up watching a whole load of these well into the morning last night and I wanted to post a few of my favorites.

Sea Scorpion



Megalodon


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Shooter

Blank

The Third Day Of The Third Month

Happy Birthday to me!

Things to finish this year..

- This fucking The Ghost And The Grace record.
- This fucking Idiot Pilot record.

There really is not enough time in the day, week, month or year to get everything done, and I work a lot.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Borneo Monster = Indiana Jones Buzzkill

It's been a while since I have had an opportunity to post some mythical creature news, and what a sad state of affairs that is. Thank god for anonymous photographers in Borneo, though, because only a few days ago one of them graced the world with these photographs that supposedly depict a 100-plus-ft. long snake making it's way up the river Baleh, and then later resting by a village.





Despite my intense desire for these things to be real they are obviously not. I would chalk the first one up to a simple photoshop and the second to either more of the same, or to something natural in the water. After all, if it was a gloriously large prehistoric snake, then why not go in a little closer and get a shot that actually shows something worth looking at? It's RIGHT THERE, just walk over to that little shack and snap away. Or if you are in the helicopter, why not swing down and get some better angles?

Oh well.

Ironically, earlier this month the remains of a real giant snake that existed 58 to 60 million years ago were found in a Columbian coal mine. The reptile is called Titanoboa and fed mostly on crocodiles, coming in at around 43 feet in length and 4 feet wide.