Archive for July, 2009

(500) days of pretentious crap (albeit with a few cute moments)

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

The following is an semi-incoherent stream of consciousness about the condescending film I saw last night:

Cliched voiceover right off the freakin top!! “This is a story of boy meets girl, but it is not a love story.” BARF. Ugh! Can movies these days please stop ripping off Amelie poorly, please? What? Kareoke? Ikea? Did the writers (aka market researchers) aggregate data from a couple thousand 20-something suburban hipster facebook profiles and make a movie incorporating all of the “ironic” activities they like (+ music)? Belle & Sebastien in her high school yearbook!! That’s everybody’s go-to cool indie band name-drop. Ohh!! She likes Ringo and things nobody else likes! That’s so alternative!! I like things cause no one else likes them too! Are you kidding me? So… I see we are still not past Feist’s Mushaboom… Also what is with this irrational romantic fascination with architects??? AND would a real architect draw pictures of buildings on someone’s arm as an inspiration? Would a real architect relate to that shit?? I’m actually curious. And what’s so bad about greeting card companies anyway??? They are really all that evil and we’re going to pick on them as the scourge of humanity, but we love Ikea and architecture so much? And was that family in Ikea actually Chinese, specifically like he said? Nothing even happened in this movie!! Nothing at all happened!! Remember how you felt about Garden State and you thought it spoke to you and now you realize it was the most consumerist, condescending piece of crap you ever saw three times in the theatre? This is the same. Both of these movies were just a bunch of hackneyed moments, forced together to get people to buy into the idea that everybody who likes this movie, soundtrack, and the stuff they sell in the movie is so indie and different. The younger, “wiser-than-her-years” (ugh so many cliches!) sister said it best: “Just because somebody likes the same bizarro things as you doesn’t mean they’re your soulmate.” This movie is not my soulmate just because I think Zooey Deschanel dresses cool, rides a bicycle, and loves the Smiths. She sits in cool coffee shops and reads! Wow!! We’re like totally the same person!! I relate to this movie soooo much like it’s about me! That being said, I actually really really really loved the one dance scene and thought the choreography was excellent. That’s actually true. Sorry, if you like it and hope you’re not offended! I think it’s cool if you are into this movie, a lot of my friends who I love and respect thought it was really awesome and I also like a lot of things that most people hate I’m sure. I just didn’t like this one… obviously.

drawing in a moleskine

Fractured pictures of a beautiful girl with bangs behind sensitive boy drawing in a journal. *sigh*  It’s just like my life…

Weezer – The 8-bit Album

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

More Weezer love, this time with two times the nostalgia factor!

Weezer - The 8-bit Album

Click the album cover to get to the Pterodactyl Sqaud’s release. You won’t regret it.

Elizabeth Gilbert on Creativity

Monday, July 20th, 2009

I want you to watch this talk; it is beautiful:

Stolen bike recovered through covert ‘bike strike’

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

This article in Spacing will make you so very happy.

stolen bike recovered

Paul McCartney was on Letterman last night

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

 McCartney at Ed Sullivan Theater

Return to the Ed Sullivan Theater!! Wow! Interview and performances on Stereogum.

Beatles Ed Sullivan still photo

D.O. – Small Town feat. Slackah the Beatchild & Andrew Austin

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

I didn’t make this video (stole it from the facebook), but I was there at the Revival at the D.O. CD release party for “Stay Driven” on July 7, 2009. This track is called “Small Town” and is off the new disk. Check him out at: http://www.myspace.com/ddoto

Weezer covers MGMT/Lady GaGa

Monday, July 13th, 2009

I’ve got such a soft spot for Weezer and also “Kids” is an awesome tune.

Holy moly!

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

You must watch this music video:

SOUR ‘日々の音色 (Hibi no neiro)’

Sarah & Andrea

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Andrea and I made a brutal-on-purpose video when we were at school in Singapore for our Basic Audio Video class. You can now watch it online!! See it YouTube embedded above! We lived together in that dorm room for an entire year!