domenica 18 aprile 2010

black on track

I just have to mention how much I loved Xavier Renegade Angel, its such a classic character (that of the hilariously inept mystic who over complicates the already strange situations, eventually bringing complete destruction, sometimes complete transendancy) in a bizarre, nearly psychadelic western style (ala El Topo). The 'message' of each episode, besides for absurd humor, are meditations on the anxieties and ridiculous internal psychological quandries of the modern ADHD mind. It's also awesome after some serious baking.

Also, Awesome Return to Soul in pop music:
this song could be the theme song to the film Killer of Sheep (amazing btw)

martedì 13 aprile 2010

laser swords

this man's criticism of star wars, episodes I & II, is outstanding. It's commentary relies solely on how easy it is to find flaws with those movies, and investigating just how comically obvious they are.
his avatar one is really funny too.

speaking of which, what has the popularity of putting every movie in IMAX 3D done to our cameras?

giovedì 8 aprile 2010

Something Awful

There's a thin boundary between what is awful (appears to have been made without the creator having even a weak aptitude at their craft or sanity) and what's genius humor. But sometimes, the Awful is so fertile with gut shattering laughter, that it takes on a new genre of film making, what some would call "acts of staggering genius". Instantly rewatchable, scraping the boundaries of ineptitude for a view into what can only be an alternate reality. exquisite.

martedì 6 aprile 2010

you could say i'm Malcolm-esque

damn son, Das Racist crept up on me like this recent beautiful weather. It's pronounced d'ass racist, as in THATS RACIST. Long story short, rap duo based on the long island side of the 5 boroughs. They can mistakenly sound like joke-rap, from their single "combination pizza hut and taco bell", but they probably have some of the smartest lyrics i've listened to in a while, giving shout outs to such figures as Rumi and Camus. Simoultaneously, they seem to burn more trees than the black dragon in 1987. Their relaxed, colorful lyricism brings to mind early 90's hip hop, like tribe or pharcyde, mixed with some of this current trap shit.

you won't be disappointed.
(thanks to abby for being hip to this shit)

the other brooklyn based band has a cool video for one of my favorite songs off of their last album. I just noticed that their bassist looks almost exactly like my sophomore year roommate and all around rad-dude Andrew Balmer
(gio showed me this while we were bromancing in somerville)