Monday, December 26, 2011


i suggest you turn off the lights, get some good speakers or headphones, and fullscreen this motherfucker:

Saturday, December 24, 2011

xmas playlist

no particular order:

'o tannenbaum' - vince guaraldi trio (this is the best xmas song ever, hands down)
'please come home for christmas' cover - the eagles
'last christmas' - wham (second best xmas song)
'the christmas song' - nat king cole (duh)
'wonderful christmastime' - paul mccartney
'white christmas' - elvis presley
'holly jolly christmas' - michael bublé
'have yourself a merry little christmas' - she & him
'christmas all over again' - tom petty
'the christmas song' - vince guaraldi trio

Friday, December 23, 2011


CHEW by John Layman and Rob Guillory

This series is pretty fuckin cracked out, but aren't those the best? It's one the most enjoyable/addicting things I've ever read. This dude pretty much solves murders and exposes conspiracies and shit with his "cibopathic" powers.

The first issue is online for free: CHEW Issue #1

do yourself a favor and read it.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

dark knight rises prologue.

just saw MI4. tdkr prologue was pretty sweet. they need to do something about bane's voice though. nolan is risking the film's clarity, an amateur mistake.

brad bird is still boss.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

another remnant from my childhood

I had this VHS of cartoons that I would watch repeatedly. It's like, some guy just compiled a bunch of random old cartoons into one giant thing to sell. You used to be able to find these videotapes at dollar stores or really cheap off-brand department stores.

There was a cartoon on the tape that always frightened me, but I loved watching it. It was an old Fleischer Studios Superman cartoon, my first introduction to Superman actually. The episode on the tape was an American propaganda piece where Lois lane gets kidnapped by Japanese people. It was made during WWII.

You'd think watching the cartoon would make me hate Japanese people now, but it didn't. The Japanese people were pretty fucking evil/scary-looking, but as a child, I didn't equate the villain of the cartoon to actual Japanese people. It most likely had to do with the fact that I didn't know what the fuck Japanese people were; I thought all East-Asian-looking people were from China. It was popular in my preschool to squint your eyes with your fingers and say "ching-ching-chong", but I didn't even see a relation between that and these cartoon Japanese guys (the 90s were an innocent time).

I am surprised that even though this is the first incarnation of Superman I was exposed to, it isn't the Superman I prefer watching. The interpretation I love is the cartoon by Bruce Timm. That one came out when I was 8 or so. So I wonder, if I saw this Fleischer studio one at age 8 or so, would I hate Japanese people now? I wonder what my most impressionable age was and if it is universal in all children. The answer to that question is probably in some book somewhere. Someone should adapt that book into a movie so I don't have to read it¡

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

skyward sword

now we just need to find a way to bridge the two realities closer together.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Roy Andersson

this guy is great.

it's like the new yorker funnies in video form. s'more after the break.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

playlist of sad/happy black people

sad –

'sunny' - bobby hebb
'didn't i (blow your mind this time)" - the delfonics
'everybody plays the fool' - the main ingredient
'don't let me be lonely tonight' - the isley brothers
'after the love is gone' - earth wind and fire

happy –

'ebony eyes' - stevie wonder
'just my imagination (running away with me)' - the temptations
'georgia rag' - blind willie mctell
'good old music' - funkadelic
'do your thing' - isaac hayes

Friday, October 28, 2011


one of my favorite directors. in anticipation of his new movie (mission impossible 4), here's a video about him:

(if it's too long or you already know who he is, skip to 4:25)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

"The easiest thing on earth is to come up with an idea. The hardest thing on earth is to put it down." 
- R.S.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

short film

i am currently doing preproduction for a short film.

the tentative title is 'College Sex Video'.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


I've never experienced anything more entertaining on television when watching the season 4 finale of breaking bad. And it wasn't a feeling I had to think about; I could feel it as I was watching it. This show is pure entertainment in best sense: I don't doubt its logic, I embrace its suspense, and when it pays off, I am left thinking why the fuck can't other television shows/movies do this?

It's because the writers of Breaking Bad care about their product. It is not something made just to get viewers, or something that is trying to emulate the current trend just to get in on the profit of popularity. It is a show that the writers want to see on television, and you can tell from the show's quality that these guys and girls are pretty vigilant when it comes to their tastes.

Saturday, October 8, 2011


i don't care much for the cheesy music pairing, but i couldn't agree with this guy more.

<3 richard feynman

Friday, October 7, 2011

out of AWOL.

I am really impressed with the new batch of movie posters that have been released recently. I am usually the guy that complains how things aren't like they were in the 'good ol' days', but I feel like I just enjoy saying because it makes me cool.

In reality, there's a lot of good shit now; you just need to know where to look. Future generations are going to say how our time was the 'golden era' the same way some of us view the past. Also, I'm sure that in the past there were people that thought their time was a bunch of shit. It's a theme Woody Allen  explored well in Midnight in Paris. I think the whole idealization of the past thing is strongly connected to some desire we have to recreate our childhood, where everything was sweet as fuck. Also, I think the whole idealization of the past when we weren't around is just a sort of escapist way of looking at today because we are overloaded with shit. Again, it just comes down to knowing where to look (and if you can't find it, just make it).

Anyway, here are some sweet movie posters after the page break...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

first rap song I'd ever heard

it stuck with me ever since i saw the video for the first time. circa 2000.

this means lil wayne has been a presence in my life since I was 10.


we seemed to have gone awol. will dust the cobwebs soon.

in the meantime...

Monday, August 8, 2011


rap fans, if you haven't heard these guys yet, do yourself a favor: free download

Saturday, August 6, 2011


10. angry young man - billy boy on poison
9. help yourself - sad brad smith
8. the youth - mgmt
7. theme from the conversation - david shire
6. death by diamonds and pearls - band of skulls
5. where is my mind? - the pixies
4. die, all right! - the hives
3. nude - radiohead
2. together - raconteurs
1. otha fish - pharcyde

some bunnies.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

MY TOP 50 MOST PLAYED ON iTUNES SINCE 2008 ---- #20-11

20. for once in my life - stevie wonder
19. how you like me now? - the heavy
18. you and whose army? - radiohead
17. lark on my go-kart - asher roth
16. o tannenbaum - vince guaraldi trio
15. ball and biscuit - the white stripes
14. mambo sun - t. rex
13. hark the umpire - deerhoof
12. i will buy you a new life - everclear
11. d.a.n.c.e. - justice

cont'd next week.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011


cool poster by drew struzen

MY TOP 50 MOST PLAYED ON iTUNES SINCE 2008 ---- #30-21

30. still tippin' (great fairy fountain) - team teamwork (w/ mike jones & slim thug)
29. exit music (for a film) - radiohead
28. just - radiohead
27. le festin - camille
26. bell bottom blues - derek and the dominos
25. don't stop me now - queen
24. satisfy my mind - the greenhornes
23. rich girl - darryl hall & john oates
22. sunny - boney m
21. nobody does it better - carly simon

cont'd next week.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

MY TOP 50 MOST PLAYED ON iTUNES SINCE 2008 ---- #40-31

40. wolf like me - tv on the radio ft. katrina ford
39. wave of mutilation - the pixies
38. pleased to meet you - wolfmother
37. if i stay too long  - thee oh sees
36. cosmic dancer - t. rex
35. animal - miike snow
34. sgt. pepper's lonely hearts club band - the beatles
33. white light/white heat - the velvet underground
32. runaway horses ('poetry written with a splash of blood') - philip glass
31. heart of glass - blondie

cont'd next week.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

subconscious childhood memory

this goddamn song has been stuck in my head for a couple weeks now. what's fucked up about it is that i couldnt remember the lyrics so i couldn't find the song. i used to watch it all the time when i was a kid because it was on the goofy movie vhs and that movie was the shit.

i finally remembered the title out of the blue. it's kinda freaky that it was stuck in my head even though i havent seen the video since i was like 10 or 11. i wondered what triggered it? (the new dark knight rises poster probably)

this is some trippy shit.

Monday, July 11, 2011


a cover by tom jones/ella fitzgerald and the original by bobby hebb.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Irony (nsfw)

wikipedia says:
Irony is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or situation in which there is a sharp incongruity or discordance that goes beyond the simple and evident intention of words or actions.

vvv an example of irony by electric retard

Thursday, July 7, 2011

music video

i'm making a music video for a rookie rapper named kendall spark.

MY TOP 50 MOST PLAYED ON iTUNES SINCE 2008 ---- #50-41

50. don't go near the water - the beach boys
49. your southern can is mine - the white stripes
48. shake it and break it - sidney bechet & his new orleans feetwarmers
47. nobody does it better - radiohead
46. he needs me - shelley duvall
45. son of your father - elton john
44. tendo mushi no samba - from the neon genesis evangelion ost
43. new york, i love you but you're bringing me down - lcd soundsystem
42. violet hill - coldplay
41. rainy day women #12 & 35 - bob dylan

cont'd next week.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kashiwa Daisuke

A friend of mine turned me on to Kashiwa Daisuke recently. He showed me his magnum-opus album "Program Music I"–it has two tracks and runs total length of 62 minutes. Fucking insanity.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


A brilliant short film by German animator Andreas Hykade. the shit gets real.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

"Baby, I'm Yours" by Breakbot

This is probably my favorite music video ever (the song is pretty sweet, too). It's like a trippy watercolor version of "Take On Me".

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


the end may be corny to a modern audience, but this is brilliant storytelling:

Parts 2, 3, & 4 below:

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011