Wednesday, March 28

Early #SummerJam Prediction

Prepare to hear this song everywhere.

It was originally released independently two years ago, on an excellent LP called "I Want I Want!" which you can no longer get anywhere.  Why? Because they signed to RCA, and major record labels are pricks.  RCA has re-released "Anna Sun" on EP, with a full length forthcoming.

Also thanks to RCA, "Anna Sun" is now finding it's way onto major (read: Clear Channel) radio stations.  It's a shoo-in to be massively overplayed this summer, much like "Pumped Up Kicks" last year.

I don't really mind though.  I saw Walk the Moon live a few weeks ago in LA, and they tooootally rocked. Awesome live energy.  They paint their faces for shows (like in the video) and so do many of their fans (mostly cute girls).  I think that's kinda fun.  Just sayin'.

On a personal note, the lyrical content of the song reminds me fondly of our college party houses on Main St & Grey St, of Allen Court in Boston, and of HouseHouse, where I lived for my first year in LA.

I hope you all enjoy hearing this song a million times this summer, and I hope their new album still has some of their other awesome songs, like this one:

-DMc, West Coast Correspondent

PS, Walk the Moon plays April 5 on Jimmy Fallon.

PPS, See you all soon!

Monday, March 26

Don't Take Your Guns To Town

I am against guns in real life. Movies, TV, Videogames, and Music aside guns are the worst. I wish no one had the right to carry around a gun. It would have sucked to have lived in the Wild West anybody could just shoot anybody whenever over anything. Guns make everyone nervous and on edge and if everyone has them any argument could end with them being used . Trayvon Martin was shot because George Zimmerman was carrying a gun around. Whatever else happened that night and however legal it will shake out to be if George Zimmerman did not have a gun on him Trayvon Martin doesn't get shot. Guns Kill People. Saying "Guns don't kill people. People kill people." Is like saying "Toasters don't toast toast. Toast toast toast."


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Thursday, March 22

Matt who?

This is a picture of my friend from high school Matt Jarvis.

He's wearing a fake mustache in this picture. Maybe it's just me, but I think he looks just like Matt Perry.


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Wednesday, March 21

Michonne's Story

In the April issue of playboy magazine there was a 6 page graphic novel containing the back story for Michonne from The Walking Dead.  This was completely original content and is actually another good example of playboy supporting comics, maybe that's because Hef grew up during the golden age of comics.

For fans of the Novels, Michonne's story was something that we all new but had never actually seen.  For those fans who have only ever seen the show, this is an explanation for who that random girl with the Samurai sword is and why (although not explained) she has two pet zombies... its also a little bit of insight into why us fans of the novel we so excited when Michonne FINALLY showed up!

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Tuesday, March 20

J is for Jay, and for Leonardo DiCaprio

This just in, The Great Gatsby is being remade from its 1949 and 1974 incarnations into a feature length, color, sound, graphics, and 3d (blegh) movie.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio:
 And Carey Mulligan:

As Gatsby and Daisy respectively, this stuff looks dope.

Love from a good driver,

Sunday, March 18

I'm On Fire

Ive been in the thick of this folksy/country/accoustic/sanger-songwriter situation for about a week now. It began when I started listening primarily to my Ryan Adams Pandora Station and letting my Power Station have a break. Through a serious of aggressive Thumbs Down I had beaten The Station back from any Rock 'n' Roll fastness and skimmed the bad singers off too. Then a band called Town Mountain, cool name, came on with a song called "I'm On Fire" and I was rewarded for my Thumbs Down and Skips with a glorious New To Me  folksy love song. Which is another problem I would run into because a lot of the times the songs would go Gloomy on me and my five commercial breaks of Work would be whisked away and I"d be back in Bad Singersville with a forecast of The Drabsy McGloomies. I had never heard "I'm On Fire" before so I did not know that it was a Bruce Springsteen song from the 80s, no matter though, Town Mountain's cover blows The Boss's out of the water. Now that I've heard Town Mountain's cover about a million times I just wish I naturally said "fire" as cool as they do, its the coolest. Enjoy.

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Manohar Aich

In 1952 at the age of 39 Manohar Aich won the Mr. Universe bodybuilding competition. Manohar Aich, who usually goes by "Great" as in "Great" Manohar Aich, was born on St. Pat's day in 1913. "Great" was born in a remote village and began his fitness career while recovering from an illness when he was 12. "Great" grew to have a 53 inch chest and an only 23 inch waist, V shaped to the extreme. "Great" is also only 4 feet 11 inches tall. "Great" won the Mr. Universe title in 1952 after having come in second the year before and continued to finish in the top 5 for years to come bringing him well into his 40s. After retiring from competition himself "Great" went on to open gyms and become a fitness personality in India. "Great" credits his longevity with living a stress free life, and never smoking cigarettes or drinking booze.  "Great" has never met Arnold Schwarzenegger.
"Great" recently
"Great" back in the day
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Saturday, March 17

Won Park Origami

Aside from AV the Origami World is ruled by Won Park.

The Squiggle Flourish makes the eye!
I would be scared if I saw this on the ground.
Theres more too.
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Friday, March 16

Im A Long Way From Home

One of my favorite songs from the Walk The Line soundtrack is "Im A Long Way From Home".

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Rashida is Fascinating

I just did some web research and found out some really cool facts about this woman, Rashida Jones.

First of all, Rashida is the daughter of musician Quincy Jones. WHAT? Yea. I also settled a lot of arguments with MikePirog and fonud out that she is half-black and half-white.

So, who the hell knew that she was flat haired bully Karen Scarfoli from Freaks & Geeks and never told me? Because it really blew my mind.

In 1994, when she was in private school in California, Rashida was an avid reader and a National Honor Society member. That same year, she wrote an open letter to Tupac Shakur calling him a meany for poking fun at her parent's interracial marriage. He apologized, became a friend of the family, and was engaged to her older sister when he was shot.

Rashida also graduated from Harvard, where she was an active member of her a capella group. (Seriously, who WOULDN'T accept Quincy Jones's daughter?) She was GUNNA study law but...nah.

She's dated Tobey Maguire, Mark Ronson, John Krasinki, and Jon Favreau (not THAT Jon Favreau, but Barack Obama's speechwriter with the same name. Still impressive.)

That's an unfortunate necklace.

To boot, she's pretty darn funny. I hope you enjoyed learning some cool stuff about a cool person.

Yours in wikis,

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Monday, March 12

Ron Howard's "Walt"

This isn't real. But if it was, it would win every award.

This is real.

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On The Road

I did not like On The Road when I read it. I think On The Road will be a much better movie than a book. Luckily The Movie is coming out later this year. The Preview is promising.

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Sunday, March 11

The Skeleton Dance

The Skeleton Dance is a Disney Short set in a Graveyard that came out in 1929 as part of Disney's Silly Symphonies.

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Leopard Print Shark!

There is a new Shark! The Bythaelurus giddingsi,which is Scientist for Leopard Print Shark, was first discovered in 1995 and this past week was officially recognized as a new Shark Species. The Leopard Print Shark lives around the Galapagos Islands and usually swims between 1400 and 1900 feet below the waves. Scientists say that the Leopard Print Sharks all have their own distinct spotted pattern.

The Leopard Print Shark belongs to the larger family of Sharks called Cat Sharks. Cat Sharks are also sometimes referred to as Dog Sharks. Which is nuts. Cat Sharks grow to between a foot and two feet long when full grown. Cat Sharks eat smaller fish. The Leopard Print Shark is the only Cat Shark that has their own distinct pattern. Other Cat Sharks come in Striped and Spotted, and Classic Print.  


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Thursday, March 8

5th grade

'member  being in 5th grade and you saw the first person you liked? No? Yes? Well either way this song will get you feeling Hey Arnold nostalgic about the first person you liked liked.

 - sf

p.s. This above person is Jamie Lono and happens to be a contestant on The Voice.

p.p.s. If you liked the song you should check him out on YouTube and probably The Voice as well.

p.p.p.s. For those F* Chris Brown fans, don't watch the below.

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Tuesday, March 6

Let's All Watch Dawson's Creek Together! - Ep 9

Remember that time I was working my way through Dawson Creek, the series, while working two jobs and going to grad school? Its slow going. I promise I'll pick a better ep next time but...this episode has the best screengrabs I've taken in a long while. Here goes...Episode 9: The Road Trip

Dawson is whining about Jen dumping him, and Joey is being completely unsympathetic…because she clearly could care less. I love that Dawson makes sure that he's by the window while in the fetal position. So that if/when Jen Lindley was closing out a date with another guy, they could look up from her porch and see.....this. Talk about a boner shrinker, am I right?

Hey, WHOA! WHAT THE HOLY HELL?! Why is Wannabe-Paul-Rudd, Billy (Jen's ex who's into sex) coming in through Joey's door? That's JOEY'S DOOR, dude?!

Oh, naymind! Its just Jen's room, not Dawson's! Billy sneaks into the Lindley house in a last ditch attempt to woo Jen with his break-in skillz. Of course, Grandma Sourpuss threatens him with the wrath of her schoolmate chum, Satan.

Billy goes to sulk outside, but he can't seem too lame, so he does it while sitting on the roof of his 1990's red convertible, nonchalantly eating an apple. Get it? Forbidden fruit? AHAHAHAHAHA
He encounters Dawson and plays a mind-game with him, convincing Dawson that the only way to get Jen off his mind is to find another woman. Dawson is dumb enough to believe this. I thought this scene was going to develop differently, where the show would reveal Billy to actually be 47, based on his HEAVILY DEVELOPED CHEST HAIR and 5' O' CLOCK SHADOW . Seriously, what the hell.

Meanwhile, Joey gets into a car with a stranger.  He had candy, so he's probably legit. You'd think with all the problems in her life, she'd follow the Cardinal Rules of Childhood. His name is Warren, or Gary (I think its Warren Gary) but I shall call him Date Rape Dan.

At first, Date Rape Dan seems harmless, but then he starts making awful passes at Joey. "Can we get friendly down in the sand later?" OKAY, this is a pull from a line in the musical Grease. I'm watching a 90's TV show, referencing a movie made in the 70's about a high school set in the 50's. Kickin it old school on Dawson's Creek.
Joey redeems her Stranger-Danger lapse in judgement by quickly coming up with, "There's no proven correlation between a slider and a sperm count." THAT'S my girl!

In Capeside High, Dawson and Billy encounter Pacey. All three agree it’s a good idea to go to a nightclub. Only…if you'll notice by the screenshot below…its not even 8AM. So, my question is, what the hell are they doing all DAY? Why do they leave Capeside at 8 in the morning to get to a club in the neighboring town? Also, what high school doesn't start classes until 8AM?

Jen grabs Joey in the hall and they mingle with the guys pictured above, who try to make the girls jealous. "We're flirting with OTHER girls! Nanny-nanny poo-poo!"

Jen takes Joey aside to tell her that Date Rape Dan is spreading rumors that he and Joey got down in the sand. There's an intense closeup of Joey with guitar whammies in the background as she realizes everyone is staring at her. EVERYONE. Thanks, Extras.

So she confronts Date Rape Dan and his whole Date Rape Crew (high-fives…the grossest thing bros can do after sex) And, Date Rape Dan is a jock so he makes some sports reference like, "You know how in baseball there are major and minor leagues?" (ew), illiciting this response from Joey:


Then, for the first time in DC History..drom roll...Jen & Joey BOND! They both decide to unite over sticking it to Date Rape Dan with a rumor of their own! Praise Jesus, brunettes and blondes CAN be friends.

The 3 Amigos on the ferry see these two men harassing "everyone", but we only ever see this poor old woman get messed with. Don't get me wrong, that's enough to piss me off about these guys, too.

Dawson, STILL trying to prove he's a badass, has a plan for getting even with these guys. And guess where his idea comes from? A MOVIE!? Dawsonlovesmoviesok? He slides under their truck and attaches it to the end of the ferry. When they drive off, their entire undercarriage gets ripped off the truck. Here's Dawson, feeling the high of doing something naughty.

  Also, there's a brief moment where Pacey moons the guys as they drive in front of them. This is the WB though, so no real ass is shown.

Joey spreads a rumor that she is fake-pregnant after having fake-sex with Date Rape Dan. Word spreads to the Rent-A-Librarian educator from Season 1 who pulls Joey aside to talk to her about signing up for the Mommy-and-Me classes given at Capeside. Wait so…pregnancy is so prevalent at Capeside that they have a legit sponsored CLASS to help you with PARENTING? Date Rape Dan gets razzed by…everyone, I guess…for making Joey deal with the fake-pregnancy on her own(What a little puke!). I just love this screenshot.

On the other side of the ferry, its nighttime finally and Dawson, Pacey and Billy head to the club. Dawson picks up this woman because of her shirt, which is unexplainable to me. What does that MEAN? And he picks her to mack it with her based SOLELY on her shirt. Note how she hasn't turned around yet. She could look like Gollum, but devil-may-care Dawson goes for it.

Pacey decides to try flirting with Veda Sultenfuss.

It doesn't go great.

The other side of the Film Threat shirt is named Nina. Dawson confesses it wasn't her looks but her shirt that caught his eye. "What are you, some kind of film buff?" HEY LADY, I know you're new here but DAWSONLOVESMOVIESOK??!

Back at the Lindley residence, Jen is eating spaghetti and milk, when Joey walks in. Seriously…spaghetti…and MILK.  What a combo.
She and Joey discuss Phase 2 of Date Rape Dan: Sabotage Plan, when things change. Joey accuses Jen of using her to take out her anger on men and Jen truth-bombs Joey to the fact that she's scared to make a move on Dawson now that Jen and Dawson broke up. FRIENDSHIP ANULLED!

 Nina tells Dawson how Spielberg is not that amazing of a director (what a boner shrinker) but then mentions that she's in film school (nevermind!). Billy comes to break them up with this gem, "Nina, huh? Well, you can call me Columbus." Nice, dude. Outside of Club Club, Nina tells Dawson that he's sweet but obviously trying to forget someone. Whatever, they kiss.

An argument develops after Nina leaves Club Club where Dawson finally sees that Billy just wanted Dawson to have a random hookup so that Billy could pick up the pieces of Jen. UGH! People are mean! Dawson tells him off in the most 1952 way possible, "If you care about Jen, then you will stay away from her!" Pacey is making that face because Billy is about to leave town for real this time and recind his ride home.

Abby Morgan returns to Jen and Joey with another CONFIRMED rumor that Date Rape Dan couldn't have had sex with Joey because all his old girlfriends say he has low T and erectile dysfunction. That's rough at 17.

Joey meets Dan in the hallway to tell him she will call a truce if he admits to their sex rumor as being false. He then ASKS HER OUT. Seriously, dude? Joey's response is, "Sure. Pick me up right after my labotomy." How did I ever doubt you, Josephine Potter?

Jen and Joey make up over a carton of ice cream, otherwise known as Friend Makeup Sex.

The next morning, Dawson is JUST coming home. His parents don’t even seem to have noticed that their son was missing all night. Also, neither him nor Joey (who is waiting for him in his room) seem to be interested or worried about getting to school. Ok, Kevin Williamson, if only your worlds were real.

Joey tucks Dawson into bed to get some rest after a long night of bus rides to get home from Providence. He asks if she can wait until tomorrow to hear about his escapades. She stares into the distance and mutters, "Oh I can wait..." I know you can, homegirl. You'll wait the rest of the season.

  - fp

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Sunday, March 4

Jimmy Fallon LMFAO cover

Jimmy Fallon impersonated Neil Young and covered "Sexy and I Know It" and its awesome.

 Bruce Springsteen doesn't seem to understand the joke; Jimmy Fallon is just doing a spot on impersonation of Neil Young at the phase where he wore a sweater and hunched over while playing a guitar with a hat pulled low over his face. Springsteen is in some Retro-Himself duds, He should be acting like Himself then. Not grumbling. Jimmy Fallon kills it at impersonating Neil Young.

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Rumour Has It

Four Girls, a Rubber Spatula, a Ladel, a Cheese Grater, and an amazing Adele song. The Girls use the kitchen equipment to round out their sound. I like how the video ends too.

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Rack City

Pandora put this song on my "Power" by Kanye station last weekend and I haven't been able to get it out of my head since.
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Malia Loves Parks & Rec

President Obama recently burned Aziz Ansari and revealed that his daughter is a big Parks & Rec fan.

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