Thursday, August 31, 2006

Baby Rock Records - Radiohead

Baby Rock Records
Picked this up last week for my buddy's son's first birthday...pretty good stuff. Thankfully Glen is fan of the RH as well so at the very least he'll enjoy it. Of course, this was a completely serious gift in my mind. I have no doubt that lil' Warren's brain will now be wired in the same mold as the brilliant Thom Yorke (or Jonny Greenwood). I'm sure any kid that understands the complicated workings of Paranoid Android will be a hit in Pre-School. Plus I consider it an investment in my family's future as we have already arranged for Warren to marry my first daughter so that best friends finally become brothers (or co-fathers?)

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Half Nelson - the film

Half Nelson - the film

really, really good movie.
really good performace by Mr. Notebook
really good soundtrack by Broken Social Scene

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Music Makes Your Brain Happy

"Music activates the same parts of the brain and causes the same neurochemical cocktail as a lot of other pleasurable activities like orgasms or eating chocolate -- or if you're a gambler winning a bet or using drugs if you're a drug user. Serotonin and dopamine are both involved."

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Mew @ The Troubadour (08/07/06)

Finally got to see Mew...although we were late as usual and missed the first song ( 2nd fav). All in all, a really good show. Lead singer has some crazy range. And Mew definitely join the list of bands with crazy background visuals. Good stuff...but borderline scary at times. And I'm not talking about the kittens playing violins.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Could have been us...

The onstage mayhem of Bloc Party...

Are you hoping for a miracle...

Band: Bloc Party
Cameraman: me!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Bloc Party at The Greek (Aug. 3, 2006)

My summer at the Greek Theater (4 shows in 5 weeks) concluded with last nights Bloc Party/Broken Social Scene/Mew show. Highlights included:
  • Missing Mew...the band I ended up being the most excited to see. That's okay though since I'll be seeing their full show at the Troubadour on Monday.
  • Being in the doesn't get much better.
  • Being in the Pit amongst celebrities which made my friends giddy (Pacey from Dawson's Creek, Scott Speedman from Felicity and a dude from Dead Poet's Society)
  • enjoying Broken Social Scene for the first time (when they have 10+ people on stage they become the 'white Ozomatli')
  • Enjoying Bloc Party for the first time - Great live show...very nice, genuine people. The lead singer Kele always has a smile on his face.
  • Watching one song with the lead singer of BSS who hung out behind us in the pit.
  • Getting THIS close to being on stage. During the encore, when Kele's guitar broke, he danced around the stage and was joined by 1...then 2...then 4...then 40 fans on stage. My friends and I went through the stages of, "we're thirty...what's the point?" to "holy crap, this is our chance at immortality" to "ah crap, security is here and we can't get onstage anymore". Missed opportunities. Plus, if you look at my 3rd pic below, I also missed out on making out with some girl on stage like that guy did!
  • Final Highlight: Getting one of Bloc Party's guitar picks after the show. I've been in the pit for many a show and tried to get the premiere souvenirs of a setlist, a drumstick or a guitar pick but to no avail. This time I prevailed even if it took crawling on the ground and fighting some girl who said it was hers because it was under her foot.

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Mentos + Diet Coke = Bellagio Fountain

YouTube - Mentos on Letterman
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