Thursday, May 14, 2009
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Thursday, April 30, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
An Interview with Ghislain Poirier from Maga Bo on Vimeo.
The latest in a series of mini-docs done by self described transnational bass artist Maga Bo. Previous installments include quick chats with Diplo, Daniel Haaksman, DJ/Rupture and more. All really great watches. That seems like a bit of an awkward phrase to us, but we don’t really know how else to put it. Anyway, check out the vids here. And thanks to
Saturday, April 18, 2009
GAY-THAM FOR STATHAM
Jason Statham has never been in a great movie.
He's also never been in a boring one.
Statham's imdb.com profile, collectively, is a promise to you, the weary filmgoer. It's a promise that says, "I promise that you will not FOR ONE SECOND be bored during one of my movies. You won't learn shit about the human condition, or feel a collective connection with the brotherhood of man. But if you give me $10, I will fuck an explosion while a Slayer song plays".
I just watched CRANK on Showtime, and I can't understand how I missed this when it was in theaters.
I'm buying THE BANK JOB and DEATHRACE on iTunes today. After CRANK, Mr. Statham can count on my $10 every time he makes a movie. If someone figures out how to make a movie for $8, and it stars Jason Statham, then they're guaranteed a $2 profit.
I look forward to any new film by Ang Lee, David Gordon Green, Paul Thomas Anderson, The Coen Brothers, Paul Greengrass or Ross McElwee.
And now, Jason Statham. I don't know how much say he has in the films he makes. But I get the impression that he reads the scripts. And if the script doesn't make him want to drive a bulldozer through a cake store, I'll bet he punches the script through a wall.
In fact, my entire stack of Academy screeners would have been vastly improved by the addition of Jason Statham. Here we go:
CHANGELING: Jason Statham plays the kidnapped boy, who immediately beats his kidnappers to death, then fights female assassins on top of a blimp.
CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON: Jason Statham injects the backward-aging man-freak with a Sino/Chilean rage compound, and they fight in lava pit.
DEFIANCE: Jason Statham throws Hitler into a woodchipper, eats the entrails as they fly out the other end, and then shits out Winston Churchill.
DOUBT: Jason Statham drop-kicks the Pope through the core of the Earth, and the Pope's head goes up Meryl Streep's ass and then Motorhead's "The Ace of Spades" plays.
FROST/NIXON: Jason Statham pulls off David Frost's skin, drops him into a tank of sea salt, and then Statham and Nixon rent a limo and drive across country, shotgunning hippies.
GRAN TORINO: Jason Statham glowers at Clint Eastwood, who glowers back, creating a Glower Vortex which destroys the planet.
THE READER: Statham kills the teenage kid with a lawnmower, then fucks Kate Winslet literate.
REVOLUTIONARY ROAD: Jason Statham drives an 18-wheeler full of nitro into the title suburb, blows everything to shit, and then spends 90 minutes hunting down absolutely everyone involved with the making of this film, beating them to death with TV trays.
THE WRESTLER: Jason Statham, Richard Nixon, the 'roided-out Benjamin Button murder-freak, the Churchill feces-baby and Mickey Rourke drive cross country in a limo, with Leo DiCaprio's severed head on the hood, where they crash the Spirit Awards and kill everyone.
There you go. Statham! Full disclosure: I saw Jason Statham eating a salad at Joan's on 3rd, here in L.A. Really, I did. I wanted to say hello, but he seemed like he could chuck an arugula leaf through my skull.
Do yourselves a favor, Academy voters. CRANK 2: HIGH VOLTAGE comes out April 19th. On April 20th, rescind all the voting categories. There should be one statue given out next year -- a 45-foot, sentient Oscar kill-bot, which Jason Statham will fight to the death at the next ceremony.
Statham! Yell it when you're fucking!
Friday, April 10, 2009
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Sunday, April 5, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Carloscda40 just blew up youtube with with something close to a complete show at the famed Philly venue Wynne Plaza circa 1986. Jazzy Jeff, Fresh Prince, Cosmic Kev, Master Vic and more were in the building. Hit the jump for the rest. 9 more videos here
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
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Fresh off the presses comes "50 Minutes of Fresh", a sampling of some of my favorite Mannie Fresh productions, features, and solo joints. It isn't trying to be a greatest hits. It's literally 50 minutes of Mannie Fresh. Enjoy, share, and let me know if you're feeling it!
clicky here son
Mannie Fresh - Not Tonight
Cash Money Millionaires - Project Chick
Lil Wayne - The Block Is Hot
Big Tymers - Get Your Roll On
B.G. - Bling Bling
Mannie Fresh - Real Big
Lil Wayne - Way Of Life
Mannie Fresh - The D.J.
Lil' Wayne - This Is The Carter
Big Tymers - Still Fly
Blast - Hood Rich
Juvenile - In My Life
Rick Ross - All I Have In This World
B.G. - Move Around
Mannie Fresh - Tell It Like It Is
Shawt - Im Da Man
Bun B - I'm Fresh
Plies - Pants Hang Low
Young Jeezy - And Then What
Lil Flip - What it Do
Dem Franchize Boyz - Mr. Feel Good
Squad Up - Parking Lot
Lil Wayne - Go DJ
T.I. - Front, Back
Big Tymers - Southern Boy
Big Tymers - Hello
Monday, March 9, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Lovitt Records and Slip Productions will be doing a joint showcase during SXSW week. We joined forces because we care about good music and want to share our love with you.
We have been working non-stop to create the best possible show and just as we were about to announce the amazing line up we got the the following communique from The Frodus Conglomerate International:
"2009 has seen the world economy crumble due to the unethical practices of businessmen and corporate oligarchy. The current administration with the assistance of Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve, has reached out to the Frodus Conglomerate International for aid. Calls were made, doors were closed and numbers adjusted. After weeks of vicious negotiation both parties agreed on a proper course of action.
The Frodus Conglomerate International will address the public for the first time in 10 years on Saturday March 21, 2009, at 4:30 pm in Austin, Texas. Austin will be the first of several public forums to address current global conditions forewarned by the FCI in years past. The Conglomerate has employed Liam Wilson of the Dillinger Escape Plan to supply bass guitar for this address while Nathan Burke organizes his North-West Contingency. We are the economic police.
In addition to announcing Frodus playing, we are happy to announce the rest of the amazing line-up! The show will take place on Saturday, March 21st at the Radio Room (508 East 6th Street) in Austin, Texas, on two stages.
The current schedule is:
(times are approximate)
11:45 - Edie Sedgwick
12:15 - The Medications
12:50 - Quieting Syrup
1:20 - Tight Phantomz
1:55 - Pygmy Lush
2:40 - Auxes
3:25 – Ben Davis & The Jett$
4:10 - Des Ark
5:00 - Milemarker
(times are approximate)
11:30 - Head of Skulls!
12:00 - The Poison Arrows
12:35 - Young Widows
1:15 - The Life and Times
1:50 – Pinebender
2:45 - Silver Scooter
3:40 - The Van Pelt
4:35 - Frodus
5:15 - Cursive
DJ sets by Team Fabrication and Neil O'Brien from The Van Pelt.
There will be a suggested donation of $10 at the door. SXSW badges will not get you in. If you want to be on the paid reserve list, you can go ahead and pay pal $10 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who do this will get a show poster and some other goodies.
Get there early!
Come out and support independent music and be a part of the best show this year.
ok, that line up looks really really good. ugh.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
there is a group called the Coalition of Immokalee Workers that has been campaigning for the rights of these workers for the past few years. the website is ciw-online.org.
check it out. send our governor an email.
i know that in these times caring for the income and well-being of others isn't necessarily easy, but these people are the ones pulling your fruits and vegetables everyday, making sure Publix has those perfectly red tomatoes in the Winter.
gettin off the soapbox now. atleast check it out. this is a huge part of our state.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Behold the crappy schawg. Yellow head band, wrist bands and a certificate. The tourney had two winners, Me and some asian dude who I think my girlfriend has a crush on. There were a quite a few asian dudes, which whom I defeated much to Connie's surprise. The attendees consisted of black dudes, asian dudes and dorky smelly white dudes. Needless to say gamestop smelled real bad that day. Even if I don't go all the way in this tournament I still plan on going to Evolution this july in vegas. Anyone wanna go? Seriously, I have a hotel room you can stay in, I don't want to be surrounded by nerds the entire week that I am there. Bah.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Regularly schedule programing resumes tomorrow. hadoken.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
ATHENS, Greece (CNN) -- The director of a maximum-security prison and two of his colleagues resigned Monday after two inmates escaped by helicopter.
Police at Korydallos prison after the daring escape.
The Greek minister of justice, Nicholas Dendias, said he had asked for and received the resignations of the director, security secretary and head of inspection and control at Korydallos Prison, in a suburb of Athens.
"The government will not tolerate the current situation," he said in a written statement. "Those involved in this escape will be brought to justice and punished."
The escape played out like a Hollywood action film.
It began around Sunday afternoon, when two men hijacked a helicopter from Athens International Airport and ordered the pilot to fly to the prison.
The helicopter hovered over the roof of a prison compound where inmates Nikos Paleokostas, 42, and Alket Riza, 34, were located. Rope ladders were unfurled and the prisoners climbed into the helicopter and escaped, the Justice Ministry said.
Prison guards shot at the helicopter during the escape, witnesses told local media. There were no reports of injuries.
The pilot was found gagged near the helicopter north of Athens, a state-run media report said.
The prison break by helicopter is the second from the prison for Paleokostas, who was convicted for abducting a businessman and escaped the first time in June 2006. He was recaptured several months later and returned to the prison.
Investigators searched for the inmates and unidentified accomplices Sunday.
On Monday, the justice minister announced the resignation of Leonidas Karampekiou, the prison director; Foti Vlachou, the security secretary there, and Apostolos Economou, the head of inspection and control at the prison.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Everything else is ok, I have midterms all week which suck, but I belong to a really cool semi-secret organization called the bone society thats kind of cool. Are we ever going to get organized? Secret pass-words? A secret handshake that we don't do in public? A set of standards to become a member would be nice, a creed or a motto would also be a good idea. Oh I just realized the kind of people the society consists of, we only get ambitious when we get drunk. Which is fine since it was created under the influence of alcohol. IS ANYONE ELSE GOING TO POST HERE? EVER?.....*exhales*.
Back to the vacation thing, I will be in NYC for a week with the Connie Monster and would appreciate any suggestions for places to visit/eat. As soon as we get off the plane we will probably bee-line for the noodle bar and then proceed to drink and eat until we pass out on the MET. Preston recommends the ninja place so we might try that. I think I might make reservations at the best steak house in NYC. Has anyone eaten there before? Is it worth the price? Anyways, to quote defame "no one reads your blog anyways" so I really don't know why Im asking for feed back, since Rymar stated writing his vagina monologues no one else posts or reads this crappy blog.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
It came with a nifty character card that has movelists and play mechanic descriptions, like the ones you would see on an actual arcade machine. I wish it was cordless but its not. Getting use to the arcade stick after so long on the pad is harder than I thought. The last time I was in an arcade was back in october in new york. I have a lot of work cut out for me.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
What you have all been waiting for, pure ass. NSFW! Guess its a little late for that! I did this in the last drawing class I took which was bout 4 years ago. Yep, thats a nude female, the perks of being a serious "artist". Hope you like it, its charcoal on heavy stock, took maybe three to four hours. I gave it to my mom for christmas a couple of years back, and when I went to visit her she had it hung vertically, which looked stupid.
This is Mr. Dick Nose. He's a mask I sculpted out of clay and plaster then painted and added a cute little hat. He is a Tengu mask. If you have been to my house you have probably already seen this, and he is my avatar on the blog. I really like this and wanted to show something other than a drawing. This took about 4 hours and was a lot of fun to work on. Oh and ladies, he is totally single.
Monday, February 2, 2009
This sketch was most likely done in 2001-2002. This was one of my first experiments with ink washing. I came to like the technique and have been experimenting with it ever since. I have no idea who the model is but the hand most likely belogs to me.
Hands. I have drawn my hands thousands of times. I like drawing hands, and I was thinking that I might do a series of painted hand gestures. This sketch could be as old as 2000, I don't know. If you can't tell it was done with charcoal, apparently under a very bright light. Until next, when there might be some nudity.
1. if churches bumped like this, i would go there. (if i was into going to church still)
2. i wish church goers were really getting down to drum and bass like this in the clubs.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
This is a really old drawing circa 2001 maybe. It is a 15-20 minute piece done as an exercise that I thought came out alright. Its two overlapping poses. For those of you that have seen my stuff before you know that I separate tones into planes and this is obviously no exception.
This one is was most likely done the same day, or at least in the same class. What really sucks about these sketches is that they are dudes. With their clothes on. No, but seriously you learn next to nothing about drawing the human form when your models have clothes on. I didn't get to do that until a couple years later. And the one model on the left is actual a women. Nude drawings a few posts later.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
First is ConceptArt.org which is full of art by freelance artists. This stuff is pretty much amazing and really inspiring. Second up is another art site, but this time for a specific artist that calls himself eBoy. His art work is very detailed in the same vein as Geoffry Darrow but with a 10 year old boys sensibility. Ok, I have to go to work and listen to Preston (sorry about the spelling errors) complain about ass-hole customers and watch Henry try to tackle Hudge if he sees him. Bahgwap.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I got my bike back in working order today so lets go ride. It cost an arm-and-a-leg but it looks and rides much better than before, and no its not a "fixie". Not that I have anything against those types, Im actually friends with tons of
For those that care, the pinhole camera pictures did not come out, Mark thinks the hole is to small. don't say it, just don't. So he will make the hole bigger, (again, keep it to yourself) and try again.
Starting next week I am going to begin to post images from my portfolio of work, for two reasons.
1. Apparently a lot of have no idea that I am an *ugh* artist and that I have been drawing almost my entire life.
2. Feedback. Tell me what you think.
This experiment is hopefully going to motivate me to do more work, regardless of the negative/positive feed back. In theory after I run out of pieces that I want people to see, I will do more because all 10 of you that read this will want to see more..........
now for a topic related video:
aikido kid versus fat kid
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
OK, it's very simple, we (The Crew) need you to vote for us for a Streamy award.
Basically you go here: http://streamys. org/nominate. shtml
Then you nominate "The Crew" at "http://TheCrew. tv" for:
Best Comedy WebSeries
Best Directing for Comedy Webseries (Brett Register)
Best Writing for Comedy Webseries (Brett Register)
Best Male Actor in Comedy Webseries (Craig Frank)
Best Ensemble Cast in Webseries
Best Cinematography (Tim Riese)
Best Visual Effects (Brett Register/Jeff Bell)
Vote for one or all.
Thanks so much!
So, help a bone out. It's quick and simple. Nominations end January 23rd. Hurry.
Oh, and LOST is back tonight. Round table discussion at Burton's afterward I believe?
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
"I wish Face had a better nickname."Yes! But right above that.....
"I wish that BBQ bar would quit playing live Hip Hop on Thursday nights and just stick with their tried and true jukebox."
Awww....But I like hip hop! Yea hip hop! You sound like Rymar
MeghanDefame! I can move on with my life now.
So a few of you I told but just to make it official I would like to announce my new project which will be the construction of something similar to this: