Thursday, May 28, 2009

Travis Bickle quote of the week

You get a job. You become the job.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hot bass players

I've always found something sexy about a woman playing a bass guitar.. It's just.. fun to watch.. Here's some of my favorite videos with female bass players.

Superchunk - Hyper Enough

Sonic Youth - Cool Thing

Smashing Pumpkins - Zero

Jawbox - Savory

White Zombie - More Human Than Human

Hole - Celebrity Skin

douchebag of the week


Newt. Guess what Newt. Your political party is dying. Sorry. Now shut the fuck up.

Guest stars at the Spinal Tap/Folksmen show.


Annette O'Toole



Elvis fricken Costello. I couldn't believe it... And I had great seats.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Seeing Spinal Tap:


and The Folksmen:


Of course they are the same guys.. A dream concert for the Christopher Guest fan..

here they are playing Stonehenge

And one of my favorite clips form Spinal Tap..

4 random pics that sum up my weekend



Belts. Champs. Lobster. Stuffed animals. Almost Famous



All night at the pyramid.



Stranded: I Have Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains



Hmmm. Pancakes.

Friday, May 22, 2009

2 years

It's two years this weekend that I met Miss Alex.. The first time I met her she bought my sister her first shot ever. Never has my sis been so drunk.. Things just got crazier from there.

And what a wild couple of years it's been. court dates, friends come and gone, stealing filing cabinets, 6 AM bus rides, Christmas with Delilah, more great meals than I can count.. the list goes on.. Here are some videos that remind me of the times..

Meat Loaf videos at 6 Am all summer long. I admit I got a little tired of Mr. Loaf by Sept.

Rocky Horror.. Always a fun and late Fri night. Not the same without beef jerky for the ride home.

Hoobastank - The Reason. Ok.. Not the greatest song, but you'd have an appreciation of this too if Miss Alex serenaded you with it in an Irish Pub Outside of Penn Station at 2 AM..

Don't Dream It's Over. Wish I could have found the actual video, but all embedding was disabled. Rainy days, Chicken salad. The first time we hung out solo.

Africa - Toto.. always sounds better when a bunch of fools are screaming along...

Breakfast Club.. Right On Track. Horrible, but would you believe I had never heard this song before?

Almost Famous.. Tiny Dancer. This clip says it all.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


I'm so ashamed


... that I kind of want to see this on dvd

Travis Bickle quote of the week


Shit... I'm waiting for the sun to shine.

douchebag of the week


Dane Cook

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

quite possibly..

one of the best book ideas ever. Like the literary equivilant of Snakes On A Plane. If Snakes On A Plane was any good.


Aries (3/21-4/19)

Your mind is taking on some seriously scary psychic powers -- but scary in good way!

REALLY? Then i should have saved my money on Fri. It was probably going to be spent on cookies for her fat kid anyway.


Monday, May 18, 2009

3 random pics that sum up my weekend


Two hour bus rides, a long walk, A psychic tells me I need to be more selfish


Rainbow cookies. I've never had them before.


A green thumb, bacon, curry potatoes, Mr. Ripley's talents, dancing the twist.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Did I miss something?

On my walk to the office this morning I saw three different women wearing WWF tshirts. I haven't seen their logo on a shirt in literally years.. and today three? Is it national wildlife day or something?


I put to you that the United States is, without doubt, the greatest show on the road. Brutal, indifferent, scornful and ruthless, it may be, but it's also very clever. As a salesman, it is out on its own, and its most saleable commodity is self-love. It's a winner. Listen to all American presidents on television say the words, 'the American people,' as in the sentence, 'I say to the American people it is time to pray and to defend the rights of the American people, and I ask the American people to trust their president in the action he is about to take on behalf of the American people.' It's a scintillating stratagem. Language is actually employed to keep thought at bay. The words 'American people' provide a truly voluptuous cushion of reassurance. You don't need to think. Just lie back on the cushion. The cushion may be suffocating your intelligence and your critical faculties, but it's very comfortable. This does not apply, of course, to the 40 million people living below the poverty line.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Star Trek

Saw the new Star Trek last night. Loved it. One of the best franchise reboots I've seen. And let's face it Uhura is pretty hot. Did you see it? What'd you think?

my music this morning...

Travis Bickle quote of the week

I'll tell you why. I think you're a lonely person. I drive by this place a lot and I see you here. I see a lot of people around you. And I see all these phones and all this stuff on your desk. It means nothing. Then when I came inside and I met you, I saw in your eyes and I saw the way you carried yourself that you're not a happy person. And I think you need something. And if you want to call it a friend, you can call it a friend.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Irrational fear

When I walk under fire escapes I always wonder if they will fall on me. Maybe it's because of this scene in Final Destination 2...

douchebag of the week


Monday, May 11, 2009



This has to be one of the best bad movies I've ever seen. It gives Maximum Overdrive a run for its money. Horrible acting, horrible dialog, and horrible clothes.. And yet there were some beautifully composed shots and the score is incredible. The director has some talent, but the performance he got out of the actors is just 100% pure shit. It has to be seen to believed. Totally worthy of its classic status

3 random pics that sum up my weekend



torture, pure torture.. heh heh heh






wine, sharing space, sun-filled living rooms

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Nostalgia that doesn't carry the full weight of hindsight feels a lot like solipsism

Friday, May 8, 2009

Darts and Vodka



are not a good mix.

guido beach

Oh good Christ

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Momma's Man. My friend is in it!

Travis Bickle quote of the week

Personnel Officer: How’s your driving record? Clean?

Travis Bickle: It’s clean, real clean. Like my conscience.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I did it


I've broken the 100,000 song mark in my itunes library. 505 gigs of music 717 days straight without playing the same song twice.

douchebag of the week

Steven Seagal. This one's almost too easy.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009




Some of my favorite stories of all time..

This list is not the most intellectual or artsy. But I'll say this much, it's honest.



One man's quest,quite literally, for God. Preacher leaves no taboo unbroken, no emotion untouched. Armed with a strong sense of right and wrong and the Word of God



A murder mystery wrapped in Cold War paranoia, Watchmen almost single handily forced super hero fiction to grow up. I read this for the first time when I was 11. It had a profound effect on me. It's one of the few books I reread every few years. Every time I do I pick up something I missed before.


The Stand

I have a soft spot for apocalyptic fiction and The Stand is the grand daddy of them all. One of the best good vs evil tales ever told.



Every time I read a book, put on a record or watch a film I am hoping for the same reaction I had when I saw Magnolia for the first time. I was euphoric. And the beauty of it is that I don't know why. It touched me and I can't say exactly how. Sometimes you just have to go with it. This is still my favorite film.


Reservoir Dogs

I remember seeing this for the first time with my friend Sarah during finals week the first semester of college. We watched it and automatically we rewound it and watched it again. Fuck studying. I can still hear the squeal of delight she gave when Mr. Blond gets his. I've been a QT fanatic ever since.



I read this when I was about the same age as the main characters and so much about the town of Derry was similar to the town I grew up in Ohio. Never have a devoured a novel so voraciously. To get me to stop reading it you'd have to literally rip the book form my hands.



The one movie where I have lost count of how many times I have seen it. I can almost recite the whole movie verbatim from memory even today. "somebody wake up Hicks"


Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Never in the history of television has character development handled so well as on Buffy. Who cares if they were fighting cheesy looking demons. you CARED about these characters.


Bloom County

I miss this comic strip so much. Sure Berkeley Breathed has done other strips and well received children's books, but Bloom County will always be his masterpiece. One of the best satires of the 80's