Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tú Serás Mi Baby

Oh hi. I'm just here to change your life.

It's time we discuss the music of Les Surfs, though I'm a little speechless at the moment. This is enough to make me quit everything and live on plantains and cocoa beans. Please turn this up at your next outdoor function.

And for your musical download pleasure:
Les Surfs - Tú Serás Mi Baby

Monday, June 29, 2009

gale garnett

Um, excuse me. This album title. It just sets the stage for this post. Just give me a minute of your time and watch this video. Or, like, two minutes and thirty seconds. This blew my mind. Last night, I went to Alamo Drafthouse to see Away We Go and this appeared before the movie. How tight is this video? I cannot get over some of these scenes. My favorite part of all is the last ten seconds, though. You'll see what I mean. I want that street sign on every corner in Austin.

Gale is a singer with a deep and velvety voice that basically makes me stop whatever I am doing to listen. She was at the height of her fame in the sixties, mainly recording folk tunes. However, I did some research on her and apparently she became quite inspired by psychedelia and created some crazy stuff like this video! Check out the way she looks at Satan around the 1:32 mark. That sentence alone should get you amped to watch this. Viva Scopitone!

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

first taste of mtv

as a kid i watched mr. ed with my dad, double dare, and a whole lot of mtv. mtv served up an endless supply of music videos all day and night - no date with your mom or carson daily bullshit. by far michael jackson's videos were the most compelling and mystifying, the mix of innovative imagery with quirky story telling matched with jackson's addicting head bopping shrills, beats, and crotch grabbing completely entranced me. the following videos were my favorite.

i wanted to eat breakfast at that diner.

crotch grabbing in a subway station, very aspirational.

anti-gravity lean equipped with kiddie theatrical noir.

hauntingly terrifying.

Friday, June 26, 2009

my morning jacket - a cappella

Well, I'm still reeling from the Michael Jackson news. Seems pretty tragic. Although, I feel like for some of the later years of his life, he might have been half-alive anyway. He seemed like a sad human being. Hopefully he found some happiness in his children, and I feel pretty blue for them right about now. DANG. I brought this blog down. Now for something happy.

This has been floating on the internets, and I know it's been posted a million other places that love My Morning Jacket. But guess what, I also love MMJ, so I DON'T CARE. This is a cool video. The Carleton Singing Knights are performing "Wordless Chorus" a cappella. I did a little research and found these guys are from Carleton College in Minnesota.

How tight is this? I appreciate the lead singer so much. Also, that guy off to the side in his SOCKS (!!!) who is beat boxing the entire time. Big ups to that bro. Anyway, maybe this will put a smile on your mug after that totally bananas day yesterday.

Here's the original MMJ version:

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009


This is what happens when your buddy who lives in Denton gets a house with a swimming pool and you go there for the weekend and then come home and end up with a lot of extra time on your hands. Did I mention that the pool has a diving board?

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I don't know if you've heard, but this is the tightest thing of all time. There was a point in my life when Jurassic Park was the scariest thing I had ever seen. I can vividly remember seeing it in theaters, then having a panic attack every time a glass of water started shaking on the table. Also, I can remember hearing a plane flying over my house (it sounded like dino footsteps) and literally throwing myself against the bathroom door while my mom was in there, screaming for mercy. She eventually came out to find me curled up in the fetal position, rocking, while I waited for the mighty T-Rex to take me. And I wasn't even drinking yet.

Anyway, that's not why you called. I want you to watch this video because it suddenly helped with all of my childhood fears about dinosaurs returning and insects trapped in amber. I am in love with the idea of dinosaurs returning like this. These dinos seems like they would be down for a good time, and by a good time I mean peartinis and a goat cheese plate. Big ups to the creators of this.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Have you ever been relaxing by a gentle stream and thought that a side of brisket would fit perfectly in your serene setting? No? Well, here's something to help you get that visual. I stumbled upon the website of artist Nicolas Lampert and spent an hour or so looking at the Meatscapes section of his website. Some of these are seriously cracking me up. The combination of vintage photography and meat is a winner in my book. Who knew a meatball would look that good as part of architecture? Shit, yeah! Also, I am busting a gut at the one with the camel! Go find it!

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Friday, June 12, 2009

ps22 chorus

So I'm sure most of you know about these kiddos by now, because you live on Planet Earth. But I love them, and I have spent many hours each day watching their videos since my teacher summer started. I want to share them with you, because they deserve to be shared.

There is a school in New York called PS 22. There, music teacher Mr. B. works with a chorus of fifth graders. These kids. They are wonderful. It is amazing to see what a teacher can do and how students and teachers can inspire each other. Maybe I'm just getting older and more sentimental these days, but I can't stop crying at these videos! This is the definition of tight. The kids are putting their hearts and souls into it, and I love it. Since I write about music a lot, I like that these kids are growing up to appreciate and love music. MUSIC FOREVER. This teacher rules. I love that he is letting the kids learn to enjoy music. They sing amazing stuff, from Stevie Nicks to The Doors.

They have a YouTube channel that you will soon become obsessed with. Honestly, if you aren't moved by their voices and expressions and happiness then you are cold and dead inside.

Below, here is one of my fave videos. I love that soloist so much it hurts. Love, love, love these guys and I hope this is a good start for your day!

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From the Sexy People blog.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

my own failblog

I could seriously start my own fail blog with some of the junk I see. This is from my recent journey to New York. Someone please tell me how hard it really is to just create a new sign?

tight person of the day: little milton

I feel like Little Milton just really gets life. You know what I mean? Look into his eyes and you will find the answers and secrets to life. It's true! Milty is a super tight guitarist and singer that I enjoy on a nice warm day. Milty is really perfect for a little summer day driving.

Milton was first discovered by Ike Turner, which is the tightest intro to a career. He recorded a bit for Sun Records, but then moved on to find success on Chess, Checker, and Stax. I have some Little Milton Stax 45s and they have some of my most favorite Milty songs, like "Lovin' Stick." How good is that title? Milton also had success as a producer and helped many rise to fame. I just feel like life isn't really complete until you have listened to Milton sing "Grits Ain't Groceries." LOOK IT UP.

So, I'm sharing a nice ditty with you today. Listen to Milty lament the cost of living, and he's not talking about the rising cost of Barefoot wine at 7-11! One of the greatest travesties.

Little Milton - The Cost Of Living

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For Olde Tymez Sake

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A Puppy Named Pearl

Here is a Video I made of our puppy. I thought I would share. Who doesn't like a puppy video? seriously.