Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Old Year

Wow, I've really fallen off the blog-train haven't I? Funny thing is, I don't really have an excuse. Sure, the month of December has been a pretty busy one for me as I've started focusing on the design for my work's YouTube channel and future website, but I've just gotten back from a 5 day Christmas vacation where I did primarily nothing. I spent more time jumping around aimlessly as dictated by Xbox Kinect than I did doing any creative writing. Hey, at least Eddie received a workout.

Anyways, let's get to the point of this post: How superb 2011 really was. Without a doubt, 2011 has been the greatest year of my life. I've taken more steps forward professionally than I ever thought possible coming out of college and I've consistently been around some amazing people. Every workday pushed me even further and every weekend was an adventure. And how could I forget the fact that my last semester at the University of New England was spent with some of the most incredible people I know? Hell, I'd say that partaking in senior week with you schmucks rivals any other week throughout my life if I could actually remember what we were up to.

Oops, I'm suppose to keep this blog professional aren't I? Eh whatever, how can you maintain a blog if you can't be yourself? That's what made 2011 so great. I had all the room in the world to be myself at work, in class, and with friends. And I loved every second of it. Sure, I had to deal with a fair share of problems along the way, but I wouldn't be writing this post if I hadn't. Problems are nothing but motivation. And motivation is what has led to great times and an overall amazing year.

This really encourages me to find out what 2012 has in store for everyone. It's funny because I remember telling myself the same thing as 2010 came to a close. "Such an amazing year, but it can only get better." And it has. So I'm going into the new year with a positive attitude and high expectations. Because as of now, I have no idea where I'll be physically and mentally come next December... and I love it. Unpredictability is bliss.

So happy New Years to the 4 and a half of you reading this post. And of course everyone else apart of my life. You're all great.


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
RapScallions
"California Brain"
It's been a long time comin'
Gonna get what I need
Got my sights set high
and I'm pickin up speed
Come inside
Free your mind
You will find
Your California Brain

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Let's talk politics...

If you know me well then you know how much I hate getting into political debates. My family tree is crammed with multiple politicians so I let them do all the talking, and to be honest, I usually have no urge to even step anywhere near the topic. So for me to go on a politically inspired rant takes a bit of push. So let's cut to the chase and get to exactly what is bothering me: I can't understand why anyone would think that we should be jubilant over the outcome of the Iraq war.

To begin things, let's figure out our primary objective. Well I first thought we were over there because Iraq was a potential yet unproven threat and we had to eliminate the weapons of mass destruction. In fact, that's all we talked about... until we never found any. So naturally rumors started to spread that the main objective was collecting oil, but sadly my stolen barrel has yet to be delivered to me. And there has always been that underlying goal of taking out Saddam, which thankfully we accomplished... almost exactly 8 years ago. So now it's become about making sure the Iraqi people have a new democratic nation so that they can live better lives etc. etc.

Well, let's hear what the people have to say:

"The Americans are leaving behind them a destroyed country," said Mariam Khazim of Sadr City. "The Americans did not leave modern schools or big factories behind them. Instead, they left thousands of widows and orphans."

So what exactly did we accomplish? The war has kicked our economy in the groin, no one feels any safer, and the people of Iraq aren't even happy with the outcome. Hell, there's a chance we've even inspired a whole new batch of children who are going to develop into the new replacements for the American-hating Hussein family.

Don't get me wrong, bringing troops home is exactly what I want. But it's not too much to get excited about when the war in the Osama-less nation of Afghanistan rages on. And shouldn't we have something to show for the 4,487 American soldiers who gave their lives to this country to defend this "cause" in Iraq?

Maybe it's a little too early, but as of now I don't see anything. All I see is mistakes that mirror America's tainted past.

Goooooood morning Afghanistaaaaaaan!

TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
Charles Hamilton
"November 10th"
Don't take a day for granted, granted
Every single day you been handed, can get
Crazy but you need to manage
And it's how God's see's you're the last man standing
Live everyday like it's your birthday

Monday, December 12, 2011

Accomplishments Diminished by Cable Providers

Well, I reached another professional milestone last night. It's nothing close to the pinnacle but hey, it's a start.

I wrote previously about helping out with a shoot back in October about the inspirational Taryn Davis for the awards ceremony CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute. She started the American Widow Project, which is a network of wives who have lost their husbands during times of war. I only spent a day on set but it was one of my favorite experiences I've had so far due to the optimism of these ladies. And overall, I had an amazing time and learned more than I could have asked for.

But let's get to the milestone. CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2011 aired for the first time last night. This marks the first shoot that I've assisted that has reached the entire nation as well as other countries all over the world. I wasn't the one behind the camera but it still felt great to mark that off the long checklist that builds more than it completes.

Yet there is a negative aspect to this accomplished goal... I wasn't even able to watch the ceremony. Because Eddie is still living in the stone age without cable. A little embarrassing but anything to save a buck, right? Plus Netflix is just so much cheaper. But saving that buck has cost me that excellent moment where I would have been able watch the show and say to myself "Hell yeah! I remember that shot! I was hiding behind that sand dune while they were lighting those lanterns!" or "I remember that woman! I gave her a piggy back ride to a hammock because she didn't want to dirty her feet but accidentally dropped her on her ass because I didn't realize how shallow the hammock actually was!" Yeah that actually happened. I'm a man of many nicknames but Piggy-Back will always be one of my most cherished just thanks to the memory.

Taryn Davis didn't win the "CNN Hero of the Year", but she as well as the whole group of widows I met are all still an inspiration to me. And I've never been more unprepared for a shoot than that one. I just showed up to a beach in Kennebunkport, found a guy holding a camera, and started running after these talented crew members with all types of equipment. I had no idea I'd be in the cold ocean waters with my jeans rolled up as the widows learned to surf and we captured it.

I wish I could find the footage of everything we captured, but CNN hasn't uploaded the individual videos. But I did find a great interview with photographer David Holloway who I worked with on the shoot. It includes a bunch of pictures that he took during the experience, which came out beyond great:


As a young peasant in the business, I can't reiterate enough how much I enjoyed this shoot. There's always ups and downs during any production day, but the time spent with this small crew and these ladies was smooth and professional. Couldn't have asked for anything more. But now it's time to reach that next goal: To be the actual one behind that camera.

If you want to learn more about the American Widow Project, you can find a link to their website on this page under the "Eddie Supports" column.


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
Modest Mouse
"The World At Large"
The days get shorter and the nights get cold.
I like the autumn but this place is getting old.
I pack up my belongings and I head for the coast.
It might not be a lot but I feel like I'm making the most.
The days get longer and the nights smell green.
I guess it's not surprising but it's spring and I should leave.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Delicious Little Grease Demons

I've been through a lot throughout my life, but there has always been one nemesis who never fails to thwart my evil doings. He's the Captain Planet to my Pollution. His name... Eating Healthy.
A little more fitting to my future physical situation.
Anybody who even slightly knows me quickly understands my love of food. And this isn't a love of that good green stuff... oh no. Pizzas, steak, french fries, and chicken wings are the main occupiers of my quintessential food pyramid. A pyramid that isn't built by any Egyptians (or aliens depending on your level of gullibility). It's built by a grease addiction that goes back to my early childhood.

Gross, I know. But it's sad when I get cooking inspirations as I watch the guys over at the viral YouTube sensation "EpicMealTime" put together their fatty creations. It's even more sad how excited I became when I found out that you can put a McChicken in between the patties of a Double Cheeseburger from McDonalds.
It's a real thing... look it up.
Am I disgustingly obese? Well, not all the way there yet, but I am without a doubt unhealthy. I can just feel it. I'm even hesitant to donate blood because I'm scared I'll get mocked when the needle enters my vein and fills with ranch dressing.

Okay that last part was an over-exaggeration, but you get the picture. So I've decided to start eating healthier. Will I be able to drop all those delicious grease demons entirely? Hell no, but I can at least bump up the carrot intake and pray for a few additional years to my already pinched life.

So if you're out partaking in a food coma with me, witness me chowing down within a random dirty restaurant, or even see me mumbling sweet nothings to the drive-thru lady, I want you to make me feel like a complete barrel of filth. Call me any disgusting name you can come up with until I cry a milkshake, because my diet really needs to change. That's an order.

... Alright, this whole post is a lie. This motivation will last about 3 days and then I'll fall into a Kentucky Fried Chicken Doublicious binge. Hey, at least I tried.


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
Fake Problems
"Tabernacle Song"
Even in the kingdom of heaven
I'll be asking the question,
"What's it like in hell"?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Almighty Metaphor

Art shouldn't be done because you want a reaction or praise from society. Art is something you do because an unknown entity within made you do it. I believe the best art comes from whim. The works that have no meaning and were completely spur of the moment... but every other individual who stares at it sees a hidden spark. Political agenda, sexuality, and freedom when really it's just a picture of pancakes.

A socialistic take on Obama's economic downfalls... or a pancake on Obama's head? You be the judge.
Because art is slowly becoming a huge room filled with snarky political activists who compete by developing their own take on the world's greatest metaphor. The more sociopolitical the better. As long as it makes the next passerby feel smart because they believe they are on the artist's level and can comprehend the piece.

That last paragraph was "art".

Love,
Eddie


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK

Death Grips
"Guillotine"
Hidden art, between and beneath, every fragmented, figure of speech
Tongue in reverse, whenever the beat, causes my jaws to call out, YAH!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Fake-Ray-Ban Wearing, Duck-Face-Having, Digital Cover-Boy

Oh Joy! Look what I found! Turns out I'm one of the digital cover-boys for the University of New England's Communications Department!


Where the hell was my talent release form? I demand royalties goddammit! Nah, just kidding, I haven't gone Hollywood yet.

This fake-Ray-Ban wearing, duck-face-having picture of me says otherwise.
Too bad I haven't even needed my degree since I graduated in May. Oh, and they could have convinced me to produce this video for free if they offered me some college credit while I was attending school there. Their loss.

But otherwise, awesome people. Loved the department.

Only issue is I still don't have my degree and I won't receive it until I pay them the $5,000+ they say I still owe them. Maybe UNE can eliminate it if I produce some extra stuff for this YouTube page. You have my phone number/e-mail address/social security number UNE so get at me.

A rant about my debt/possible audit and lackluster trade-off coming to a blog real soon.


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
Static-X
"Just in Case"
I don't wanna be your just in case boy
I don't wanna be your just in case
Oh no.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wholesome Fun on a Boring Day

Pretty pumped right now. My remix of 2Pac's Better Dayz and Under The Bridge by the Red Hot Chili Peppers that I posted over 2 years ago just hit the 75,000 views mark on YouTube. I don't know why I feel accomplished, I'm basically riding these artists' coattails to recognition.

 
I love editing videos just for the fun of it. It's a breath of fresh air after being stuck at a desk editing professionally. I just wish some of my other videos would take off like the 2Pac/RHCP mix. That one isn't even close to being my favorite work. I hardly had any idea what I was doing at the time. And my next most viewed video is "Brushing Teeth With Barney" at 31,188 views, and that's a video I'm not proud of at all. Just wholesome fun on a boring day.


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK

Middle Class Rut
"I Guess You Could Say"
I came into this world as nothing,
I ain't gonna leave that way.
So when my hands remain tied,
There's only me to blame

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Let's Talk Twilight

I guess I should use some of this space to rant about the Twilight series since that new one is coming out soon. The sad thing is, this will be my most read post just because I put "Twilight" in the title ... so hello ladies.

I would love it if someone could successfully explain to me this "sexy vampire" phenomenon. I just can't get behind this portrayal. When I hear the word vampire, all I can think about is the Bela Lugosi-inspired Dracula yelling "I vant to suck you blud!" Not pale-faced, brain-dead young adults that act by doing less.

And werewolves have completely changed my thought process on the way girls think. I use to believe that werewolves were the epitome of everything a female usually doesn't want in a guy: Uncontrollably hairy, slobbering, unbelievably smelly, howls at inappropriate times, and is a complete furry asshole.
The true werewolf... Yummy.
But hey, whatever tickles your fancy I guess. All the films have gotten mediocre-to-terrible reviews so I've always remained a decent distance away. And I'm sure the novels are interesting... but I'd rather play solitaire on the crapper instead of using that time to read a few romantic-fantasy novels.
Gotta hold onto that Man Card, ya know?
If this new film gets decently reviewed, maybe I'll dip my toes into the waters of lake sexy-vampire. Even though I will always hold a grudge against the films for giving America a raging vamp-boner (ew). This onslaught of vampire films has put zombies and wizards to shame. There have been some hits but sadly there have been waaaay more misses. But to simplify this whole paragraph into one fine point: Please cancel Vampire Diaries. What a waste of a time slot.

So in conclusion, vampires and werewolves are here to stay until the final Twilight film gets squeezed through our already full mouths... Or until vikings become sexy.
...I give it a year.

TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
Frank Ocean
"Novacane"
Sink full of dishes pacin' in the kitchen, cocaine for breakfast, yikes
Bed full of women, flip on a tripod, little red light on shootin'
I'm feelin' like Stanley Kubrick, this is some visionary shit
Been tryna film pleasure with my eyes wide shut but it keeps on movin'

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fruit Basket

Wow, it's been quite a while since I've written anything. Reason being I've been beyond busy. I just wrapped with a show that'll be airing on NBC, which I'm not really allowed to talk about. I'm not even sure if I'm allowed to post that last sentence. Shucks, I'm going to have to start reading these rapidly signed confidentiality agreements with more examination.

But since the only thing fresh on my mind is the shoot, I might as well release a poem that I have saved on my computer.
"What? The kid makes poetry?! What a fruit basket!"
Whatever, I'm not ashamed. It's always been a way for me to vent while making good use of the unique emotions. And it prevents an uncreative and pointless Facebook status consisting of whines. I'd rather keep my "wah's" to myself but I might as well flaunt some expired ones.


6/16/11
The price one pays for fun:
Subtract the cash and thoughts of succeeding
Add bodily issues and love life fleeting
Lost valuables, stacked receipts
Liver barely functions; admitting defeat
Some teases, diseases, and wondering who she is
As you look away from the clock; completely resist
Stumbling as you head to the bathroom
Burning piss as your aching head booms
Committing to vomiting and in need of showering
Only thing stopping you is your body which is throbbing
Trying to remember but it makes absolutely no sense
Lying in bed shaking even though the heat is intense

Looking around a packed table; your friends enjoying themselves massively
That's when you realize that you completely love this shameful tragedy.


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK

Childish Gambino
"Bonfire"
In Adidas, with some short shorts, B-O-O all over me
My green is where it's supposed to be, your green is in my grocery
This Asian dude, I stole his girl, and now he got that Kogi beef
My dick is like an accent mark, it’s all about the over-E's

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Top 10 Horror Films on Netflix

As we stumble through October, the month's day of culmination known as Halloween continues to inch closer and closer. And as we inch closer, more deliciously disgusting horror films are popping up all over Netflix. I'm heading to see Paranormal Activity 3 in a little bit so that I can get my goosebump fixin', but here's a quick guide to some great Halloween movies right at your fingertips (if you have tolerated the boosted price). So before you throw on your slutty costume, find some time for one or maybe ten of these flicks.


TOP 10 HORROR FILMS ON NETFLIX
(That Eddie has seen)

10. Child's Play (1988)
Yeah, this film seriously scared every one of you kids growing up. Be honest. Relive your childhood terrors of that one doll in your room that could easily carry a knife between them plastic fingers.
Chucky: Taking out more kids than those recalled McDonald's PokeBalls

 9. Creepshow (1982)
Not terrifying but an entertaining collection of stories by the legendary George Romero. Plus, Leslie Nielsen's in it as a creepy dude who likes to bury people in the sand up to their neck. Awesome.

8. Paranormal Activity 1 (2007) & 2 (2010)
I'm not the biggest fan of the acting in these films, but the rhythm definitely does a terrific job of making you remain on the edge of your seat for every scene. Plus, I like it better than all those Japanese rip-offs Hollywood's been spitting out.

7. Halloween H20 (1998)
Not the best Halloween, but it's the best Netflix has to offer. Quench your Michael Myers thirst here and then turn on the television because I'm pretty sure AMC is replaying most of those films all month.

6. Trick 'r Treat (2008)
I finally watched this one a few weeks ago and loved it. It's a decent tribute to "Creepshow" with the storytelling, but this goes one step further by tying everything together. Oh, and did I mention how great the writing is?

5. Let Me In (2010)
Not as scary as some of the other films in the Top 10 but I added it just because it was such a well done film. I wasn't losing sleep after watching this one, but it might have different effects on the more easily scared individuals out there.

4. The Exorcist (1973)
I've always thought of this film as a little overrated in the horror department, but it is in all ways a classic. It scared the dickens out of me when I was a kid and it'll always be known as one of the most influential horror movies of all time.
90% of you after this weekend. 3 Bags of candy + alcohol sounds better than it looks.
3. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
CLASSIC in every sense of the word. Romero's ancient film that brought the zombie concept to the masses. It was released way back in 1968, yet still we are obsessed with zombies today. And George keeps on kickin' out zombie movies for his people. Good man.

2. The Thing (1982)
Absolutely love this film. So suspenseful yet holds back just to be a dick. Just to keep you on your toes. Plus, they're remaking this one so might as well familiarize yourself with the original before they dirty up the place. Wait, the original was a remake of another film? ... huh?

1. The Evil Dead (1981)
Doesn't get any better than this. If you haven't watched it yet, then boot up Netflix right now. And if you don't have Netflix, then download it because I'm declaring this as required watching for everyone who needs a little more chill in their life. If you can find Evil Dead II, then follow it up with that as well because you'll need it.


And guess what? My Instant Queue on Netflix has filled up with random horror films that I've been meaning to watch for years. So here's 12 more films that you might want to check up on just because I've been too busy to indulge myself:

The Fly (1986)
The Return of the Living Dead (1985)
Misery (1990)
Nosferatu (1929)
The Lost Boys (1987)
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
Videodrome (1983)
Session 9 (2001)
Poltergeist II (1986)
The Howling (1981)
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
The Black Keys
"Lonely Boy"
Well your mama kept you but your daddy left you
And I should’ve done you just the same
But I came to love you
Any old time you keep me waiting

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mind Your Manners

If you want to soar high and be successful then you have to cut away at all the ropes holding your hot air balloon down. Remain single if any "significant" other can't float along with you. Sacrifices and road bumps turn into "what-if's" and "could-have's". People don't want to work with individuals who work for "what-if's" and "could-have's", son.

Love,
Eddie


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
Chiddy Bang
"Mind Your Manners"
Manners you better reconsider cause you will never do better
There is no one like me, like me
Manners take a second look and you'll see there is no one like me
I'll wait.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Live More. Die Less.

Life is now dictated by confidence. Those who shine brighter are the individuals who flourish in our socially altered environment. We're in a completely new jungle that is still unfamiliar to some. Those with the most skills now sit behind the person with the biggest twinkle in their eye.

This is a completely different atmosphere compared to what most generations have been use to. Popularity and the strength of one's network trumps the intelligent and skillful more often than ever before. The politician with the biggest mouth now stands above the one with common sense.

But what exactly is the key motivation in developing confidence? I've come to believe that it all starts with optimism. Too many individuals live their life dwelling on the negative aspects of their day when there's so much positive around them. I know it's difficult but we must all find the exceptional within the slums. This aides in overcoming situations which seem unbearable. There's a better chance at success when positive outcomes are conceptualized to begin with.

Let me paint a picture for you. A man who steps in shit and spends a day complaining about it has now spent a day stepping in shit. Disgusting, I know, but the metaphorical image will stick to your mind much easier than just stating my beliefs.

I've always believed that pessimism is the worst quality a person can have. No one wants to go out on a date or hang out with someone who's a debby-downer unless they're also a sad misfit who desires people to be around them who have this same familiar emotion. Why do you think we have so many "reality" television shows filled with a constant flow of over-the-top drama (*coughjerseyshorecough*). And you can't blame the corporations because they're just providing content that most people desire. They don't produce what the majority doesn't want. If baby wants to be fed, then baby's going to get fed dammit.

But to wrap this rant up, I'd like to make a point. Some of the most interesting people I've ever met are those who have trucked through mud and still smile every morning without any hesitation. Those are the people I love to be around. Never think you can't get any higher because the only person preventing you from taking any step up your ladder is yourself.

Why do I always end with a corny metaphor? I'm just going to keep it real and end it with something a little more straight forward: Live more. Die less.


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: Gypsy punk... yes gypsy punk

Gogol Bordello
"Tribal Connection"
I wanna walk this Earth like it is mine
And so is everyone in our fun-lovin' tribe
C'mon, is that really so much to ask?
From all these goddamn nazi-fuedals.

Monday, October 17, 2011

There Goes My Hero

Wow. This is exactly what I love about this industry. Whenever you become apart of a crew where everything and everyone just clicks, the outcome is massively rewarding.

I just finished assisting a shoot in Kennebunk, ME for CNN Heroes and it was beyond perfection. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I showed up to Gooch's Beach (yes... it's actually called that).

All the talent had wet suits on and surf boards laid against the brick wall. I was immediately thrown into the mix running around doing whatever needed to ensure everything ran smoothly. I had to take off my shoes and roll up my pants as I now had to run through the waves in order to deliver equipment to the crew. Whatever it takes. I even donated my shirt right off my back to clean a lens. That's MVPA status.

The shoot included the most moving material I've ever dealt with. We followed a female hero who lost her husband due to war and was now connecting widows everywhere through the American Widow Project so that they can better cope with this grief of losing a loved one.

This group of widows were some of the funniest, most optimistic individuals I've ever met. They were constantly joking with the crew and each other while also remaining open about the pain they're going through; giving suggestions and comments for other widows with the same circumstances. It was a rare shoot that actually gave me no desire to wrap.
Releasing lanterns into the sky... and yes that's a horse
And the crew was awesome. A small group who was extremely experienced and open to teaching a young peasant like myself. I loved listening to their jokes and stories of past gigs. Yet I'm still intimidated to type their names into IMDB just because I feel it's going to be an encyclopedia of amazing material. I'd rather keep them off that high pedestal which my mind creates for these kinds of individuals.

But this wasn't the only shoot I helped wrap this weekend. I just ended a stint with Epoch Films on a 2-day commercial shoot for L.L.Bean. Just like with the CNN Heroes piece, every member of the crew was extremely professional and knowledgeable about their specific profession.

Sure, I think they could have cut the crew/agency in half and it may have been just as productive, but that goes for most shoots. If you have the money, you might as well put it to good use because I'd rather have too many individuals than not enough.

What really motivates me was meeting some of the local crew on both of these jobs. I've been slowly infiltrating the Maine film scene since graduation but I haven't been able to really communicate personally with these interesting professionals. After meeting some of these Mainahs, I have to admit I'm really impressed. The NY/LA contacts are always great, but it's good to know that there's reliable people right where you live.

After stumbling upon all these projects setting foot in Maine, I'm beginning to think relocation is not absolutely needed right now. At this point I have no idea where I'll be in just a few months, which I love. I adore a life filled with unpredictability because that's what makes a good script. And dammit, my life's becoming a detailed script. It's been flying by and opportunities have been knocking so I'm just going to sit back and enjoy the writing process. Goofy I know, but it's the best I've got.


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: Electronica
M.I.A.
"Meds and Feds"
Nothing too new but a tune on M.I.A.'s 2010 album Maya that was quickly forgotten about. I love the harshness of it and I'm hoping you'll bump this as well.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Stop and Go

Owning a car that's out of commission really enhances the helplessness of boredom. Especially during what could possibly be the last weekend in new England above 75 degress. I really despise going from a state of constant chaos towards nothing but thumb twiddling (people actually do that?). Last week, from Monday through Friday, I consistently had task after task to complete. Now I've had to indulge myself with a weekend of waiting. I feel as if I've wasted every minute I've been given the past 3 days.

I'm to the point where I wish today wasn't a holiday because I would have loved to be busy with work. At least I'd feel a little more accomplished after exiting my job. But instead I have to continue this delay.

Yet there is a bright side. Tomorrow I pick up a 12 passenger van (yikes) that a production company I'm assisting has entrusted me with. I will soon no longer be stranded... at least until the shoot wraps up. Hopefully the check from last week comes in so I can put it to good use: Revitalizing the '99 Chevy Cavalier. Chicks love Cavaliers right?

Okay, I guess not.

At least the future looks enticing. This week's the L.L.Bean commercial shoot up in Freeport/Brunswick. That'll be followed by a week down in Wells, ME for Google Search Stories. Then it's my grand return to the day job for a small period of time before I take my first crack at primetime. Nice to meet ya NBC.


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: Local Music / Southern Rock
The Mallett Brothers Band
"Low Down"
What an immensely talented band. I loved watching them play a free gig with PSC right here in Portland, ME a few months back. Expect these southern-yet-from-the-northern-part-of-maine boys to begin takeover very soon.

-If you like this then check out The Weeks

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Self-Destruction of Art

Creativity runs on emotion. No doubt about it. When a person's emotional gauge runs empty of the things they love, hate, cherish, despise, and tantalize, they start to lose that influential touch. Because other emotional people have the ability to connect with what that individual is experiencing. And if the experience is coming from a deadbeat, then they can subliminally feel that.

Look at painters. Look at authors. You can even look at musicians. We see the same trend. Artists don't lose touch with their fans. They lose touch with themselves. Thus you have the self-destruction of ART.


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: Electronica

Starfucker
"Isabella of Castille"
Wait, this band is actually called Starfucker??? I'll give it to them. Because it doesn't take a long listen to realize their tunes actually make you feel like you're blasting through space dry humping planets. Rightfully fitting.

-If you like this then listen to their cover of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

That Silly F'n Dream

Where the hell are all these production job offers coming from? This is the third legitimate production crew to seek me out and offer me a production assistant job within the last few weeks. Just a few months ago I couldn't have seen myself in this position where I actually might have to turn something exciting down because I was just too busy.

Going into my senior year of college, if you asked me where I would be professionally after I graduated I would have stubbornly replied, "I really have no idea."  I had places I wanted to be, but no means of getting there. Now I feel like I at least have a clue. I'm even starting to think that I can make a run at something even greater. Something beyond what's proclaimed as "special".

Maybe I'm speaking a little too soon, but I'm starting to think that Portland isn't as film-dry as it appears to be. Yeah, I know all the companies that I've communicated with are based out of Los Angeles & New York, but for my age, this has been beyond exciting. Controlling all aspects of videography for an inspiring nonprofit organization and growing my portfolio rapidly, while also networking and assisting other crews who import their skills from other places.

It's been a great learning experience and I feel as if I've acquired more knowledge in the last 5 months than during my 4 years of being a college undergraduate. Would I call that a waste of money? Economically, yes, but if you factor in the experiences and friendships made, you couldn't put a price on college.

But at the end of the day, there's only one outcome that all this work is for. That silly fucking dream. Because really, I'm just cutting a few inches off from the 3,096 mile long strip of land between me and those nine goddamn white letters on some hill out west. Just can't wait until I can finally see them.


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: Real hip hop & folk rock... what?
The Roots
"Dear God 2.0" (Feat. Monsters of Folk)
Such an amazing song. Here The Roots sample an already amazing song by Monsters of Folk (think Bright Eyes) and turn it into something even greater. Such a moving piece of music.

-If you like this then listen to "Say Please" by Monsters of Folk

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Face Melting

Well there it is. My name's on a production schedule again. This is always exciting. I could be 52 years old working as a coffee wrangler on some over-acted, non-scripted, plenty-of-unnecessary-screaming, with a song-that-fits-nowhere Maine commercial (I hate 'em as much as I love 'em) and I'll still become excited when I see my name on that sheet of paper. Or PDF file... whatever.

I'm more excited about the prospect of meeting new people than anything. This career path is all about networking, which I'm slowly getting use to. Doesn't matter how good you are, you have to know this guy to do this thing. Even if this thing sucks.

So I'm taking off work most of the week to help with casting. Haven't told the coworkers yet, but they'll understand... I hope. I have a buttload (yes I just said "buttload") of editing to do but this shoot is a must. I really respect what this production company has done so I feel committed. And the company is synonymous with Maine. Maybe I'll tell you more about this in a later post. Or I'll completely forget and bitch about something else... yeah I'll most likely go with option B... or C - All of the above.

Anyways, enough about me, tell me about yourself? Oh wait, I don't have any subscribers yet so I'm basically asking this to a brick wall. Oh well, here's...


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: Dubstep
Labrinth
"Earthquake" (Feat. Tinie Tempah) [Noisia Remix]
I hope you don't like your face. Because this song is about to melt it off. 'Nuff said.

-If you like this then listen to it again.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Here Come The Bastards

Remember that last post when I said that my good luck was inevitably coming to a halt? Well, the very next day my car decided not to start. Being car-less sucks. Especially on a rainy day. Even more so when you have a lot of other things you want to waste your kinda-hard-earned money on besides car repairs.

I had to skip editing at work today to deal with the issue so I'm not too happy with that additional money I'm missing out on. Thankfully, I put in a 11 hour day yesterday on a shoot up in Belfast, ME for the Game Loft so the impact shouldn't be too cumbersome.

Let's stop being pessimistic though and talk about something a little more interesting. I finally got Netflix so I've been on a movie brigade these last few days. I have a loooong list of films that I've been wanting to watch for a long time but I've been far too busy, so maybe this will encourage me to take a little time out and settle down with some titles.


FIVE STAR FLIX
Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers
I can't believe it took me this long to watch this film. I bow down to the over-the-top editing and performances by Robert Downey Jr, Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones (including his spitting), and the late great Rodney Dangerfield. And how all 121 minutes are consistently powered by dutch angles; making you feel deliciously uneasy throughout the sitting.

I've never been a big Oliver Stone fan, but this feels a lot more Quentin Tarantino inspired. Minus the feet. (Quentin actually came up with the basis for the story) Stone did add the whole anti-media aspects of the story, which I thought were nicely played out.

I recommend this film for anyone out there who's a fan of the not-so-ordinary.

Here's some other recent Netflix viewings and what I've rated them:
Man On Wire **** (Really liked it)
Conan O'Brien Can't Stop *** (Liked it)
Wristcutters: A Love Story *** (Liked it)


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: Bass Gods
Primus
"Here Come The Bastards"
Primus is playing a show here in Portland, ME this weekend, so it makes sense to blast some of their music right about now. I won a pair of tickets from Bull Moose so I'll definitely be there getting buck wild. You should be there as well.

-If you like this then buy their new album, "Green Naugahyde".

Monday, September 26, 2011

Diabeetus

I've been having too much good luck as of late. I'm just waiting for something really bad to happen because I know it's inevitable. A human being is only allowed to get so high without eventually falling back to reality, right? Isn't that what gravity's for?

I'm still hoping to make it out to my mind's "promised land" sometime in December but the way things are going here in Portland, I might end up dwelling for even longer. But I know once the freezing snow hits, I'll be kickin' babies just to head out west. I've always been a sun guy. I just wish I could find someone else who wants that drastic change in life in order to fulfill their dreams. It would be nice to have a copilot on these adventures.

Anyways, let's talk about what's going on in the moment. I watched Food Inc. last night and now I want to completely change the way I grocery shop. Thankfully there's a Trader Joe's & Whole Foods right up the road from me so I can quickly start this endeavor... the moment I'm ready to steer away from Wal-Mart's everyday low prices designed for cheapo's like yours truly. Maybe I'll slowly convert. Whatever it takes to avoid the diabeetus.


Shucks, there's a lot more going on right now in my life but I feel as if I should let these things play out before I go blogging about it. So...


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: Local Music

Paranoid Social Club
"Count On Me"

If you're living in maine and you've never heard of the Paranoid Social Club/Rustic Overtones, then you're not living in Maine. If you're not living in Maine, then this is that band that does "Wasted" from Beerfest and that other song you've heard once, "Two Girls". Oh yeah, that band.

*If you like this then get out there and go to a live show. Discover something.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tony Jaa & Folk Rock fixes the mind

This is a bit of an unusual feeling I have right now. Usually I write because I have so much to unload from my mind. But today, I've got too much material filtering through my brain. It's to a point where everything is just clogged up.

...So here's a video of Tony Jaa kicking nonstop ass. Perfect for calming the overworked frontal lobe.


He doesn't need video cuts to be nasty. I could watch this a million times and not get tired of it... oh wait... I already have watched it a million times. Oh well, here's...


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: Folk Rock
Gus Black
"Love is a Stranger"
Now that my mind's off these countless thoughts, it's time to reboot it back to relaxation. The unknown artist known as Gus Black is the perfect solution. Such a calming yet haunting voice. If you listen to any folk rock, you'll find something from him that you'll enjoy.

-If you like this then listen to his song "Paranoid" which was featured on the show Californication

Monday, September 19, 2011

Nothing But Blue Skies

Haven't written anything in a while due to busyness/internet problems but I feel it's about time I put something down on screen.

I'm finishing up another professional video, which is coming out pretty stylish if I do say so myself. I mentioned this interview in another post; my first legit "video tear". Still priceless. It's just missing some music and other finishing touches before it's completely ready but I'm pretty content where it is right now:


Oh yeah, forgot to add I placed a few UNE kids in there from the Occupational Therapy department. I have a bunch of projects coming up so this will be a jam-packed & cluttered work week. I'm currently piecing together an interview we did with an elderly nun who uses assistive technology. There's some really moving stuff in there so I can't wait to finish that editing job up. She was a real inspiration and such a positive individual.

But on top of all that work stuff, I had a great weekend. Mulligan's in Biddeford, ME was the destination of choice. Always an interesting time over there when you're surrounded by interesting characters. I also made a stop at Jimmy the Greeks to see some friends. And for their great selection of liquids, of course.

Tonight the plan is to kick back, rest my feet on the table, and watch a panel of comedians/celebrities rip into Charlie Sheen during his roast. Sounds a lot more exciting than Ashton Kutcher ruining One & A Half Men. Winning.


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: Dub Step
Jamiroquai
"Blue Skies" [Flux Pavilion Remix]

Heard this during my drive home from work on some underground Portland radio station. All I have to say is: SICK. I had the volume blasting and I believe you'll be doing the same.

*If you like this then type your favorite song in on YouTube and then add "Dub Step" to it

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Enrique.

Guess who's thoroughly drained today? This guy. I didn't get enough sleep and, besides one quick video shoot, had a work day stuck behind a computer and a desk; e-mailing and chopping up video. Nasty.

The only thing keeping my mind from shutting down is the inevitable 20 cent chicken wings I'll be devouring later tonight. And let's not forget that these little delights will be washed down with 99 cent beer. Yeah I know... I just can't shut up about them.

Oh, and here's something else to tickle my fancy: I'm going to a Red Sox game tomorrow. Should be a lot of fun, but otherwise I have no motivation to type anything beyond this point besides possibly...


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: Indie Rock

 
Ringside
"Tired of Being Sorry

Hey, isn't this a rip-off of that Enrique Iglesias song? Nope, it's actually the other way around, because Mr. Iglesias is a nerd. Bailamos! Enjoy.




-If you like this then don't listen to Enrique Iglesias.
Actually I'm just being a dick. Enrique seems like a nice guy. Listen to "Hero" on repeat for Enrique.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Pursuit of Happiness

I'm going to get a little analytical for a bit. This is more for me than anyone else. I was going through my previous writings on my computer and found this one from January 5th, 2010 and it got me thinking again so I'm going to spin it more towards the beliefs I have now:

Alright, here's something I was pondering about. This constant urge we humans have for security. Here I am, looking at a house dog, and I'm wondering, why does she stay where her owner has placed her? How is she not sick of the same environment as well as the same plate of Iams Dog Food? How is she still here even when that front door is wide open and she has a real chance to see what exactly is out there for her?

Then I realize, that's what makes us humans so unique. We tend to have this consistent idea that there's always something better somewhere for us. And there always is, but do we ever find it? This leads to traveling and the changing of lifestyles because we are on a constant "Pursuit of Happiness". Yet upon arrival, there's always some sign of discomfort.

Birds migrate to survive, we migrate to find enjoyment. But no matter how much money we obtain or how great we have it, there's this familiar feeling that there's even better items out there sitting and waiting for us. And it's not just the search of wealth. Religion, a better social life, food, exercise, a distinguishable public title; all to enhance one's well being... but still we want more.

This is what leads me to believe that us humans weren't made to be completely satisfied. And to tell you the truth, I've come to the conclusion that we enjoy this feeling of being low. Why would there be any need for Lifetime/Hallmark movies? Because individuals still demand depression. I'd even say my best creativity stems from terrible moods. Because terrible moods get me thinking. Humans don't better their lives because they're content; humans better their lives because their minds start racing and they want something. No, they NEED something.

Is this necessarily a bad thing? Depends on your views really. I'd find the "perfect life" boring and unbearable. Like a film without any conflict; what's the point of watching?

This brings me to ask, "Why do we have so much interest in conflict?" Just look at modern American news. I can't go 5 minutes watching any news station without being brought down in some way. Stories of war, disease, poverty, rape, pollution, racism, murder, etc. Then it switches to the commercials, which are filled with prescription medications that "doctors" with obese wallets have determined we need to live this constructed, happier lifestyle. And we can't blame the media, because they're just following demand with an adequate supply. And demand is sky-high.

And if you've made it this far reading this, then you might have proven this idea to be right. If I was talking about how great the world is and how we're such a successful society, you would have switched to "funny cat videos" on YouTube a few paragraphs back. Instead you kept reading, even if you disagree with everything I've said, which is completely understandable because this is only my opinion through my own experiences. And no two individuals have the same experiences.

Woo, I'm done. I hope that didn't come off as a rant as it was more observational than anything. Now time to cool down.


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: 80's Alternative Rock
The Smiths
"Ask"
I absolutely love this band. And this is my favorite song by this band that I love. It's really the lyrics that draw me in. Because shyness is nice, but shyness can certainly stop you from doing all the things in life you'd like to. SO STOP BEING SHY... and listen to this song.

-If you like this then listen to their song "This Charming Man"

Thursday, September 8, 2011

I go on a rant about KISS; you get to listen to the new Cudi. Win-Win

Today - 8:54am: I'm driving to work and hear about an interesting boat ride on the radio. I guess there's going to be a KISS Cruise to the Bahamas... and yes, KISS as in KISS: the make-up'd, over-the-top, rock gods of pyrotechnics.

I'm immediately intrigued and turn the volume up. Then the voice coming from my radio starts going on about how they're having a sweepstakes and giving away a few tickets for said-hard-rock-in-your-face cruise. They give out a number and state that the listener must text it in order to enter themselves in the sweepstakes.

I don't know what got over me but I instantly whipped out my phone and furiously started to break the law text this number. Right after I hit "send", I started to think about what I had just done. I know I'm not going to win, but also, did I really want to be stuck on a boat with KISS?

Sure, they were pretty sweet in their prime and their music will live on forever, but I can't even imagine having a conversation with Paul Stanley without LMAO IRL (is that how it goes?) Hell, I couldn't even imagine looking at "The Catman" (meow) Peter Criss without wanting to giggle quietly to myself. Oh, Peter Criss hasn't been in the band for years? Eric Singer is "The Catman" now? I'm sorry, let me rephrase that: "Giggle loudly to myself."

But thankfully Ace Frehely will be there... wait what? He's gone too? He's been replaced by some dude that use to clean Gene Simmons' gutters and be in a KISS cover band? Well that sucks. I can't wait until one of the pyrotechnics go haywire and I'm DiCaprio'n it to the bottom of the ocean as this band of misfits belts out Rock 'n Roll All Night.

But in all seriousness, if I won, I would most certainly go. KISS is one of the most memorable bands of all time. They have countless memorable hits and really know how to put on a legitimate and entertaining show. And because there's nothing more romantic than Gene Simmons tonguing your ear on a beach in the Bahamas... too much? Yeah, I know... perfect time to listen to...


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: New Hip Hop

 
Kid Cudi
"No One Believes Me"

Just a really well done song. Kid Cudi might be the only original mainstream rapper we have left. It's from the new film Fright Night and the music video has the potential to win a VMA or 2, if those even matter anymore. And because vampires pitch trouser tents for MTV-goers.




-If you like Kid Cudi then check out Charles Hamilton... or what's left of him.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Manifested Motivation

Alright, I just watched some inspirational videos so now I'm amped up on manifested motivation! Let's see how long this lasts...

I e-mailed a "major market New England television outlet" about their need for a production staff as well as a cheap production assistant job for the K&N Pro Series race at the Dover International Speedway. Exciting digs, but it's still grunt work. Shining shoes to make it to the top. S'n some D's to fill the pockets with G's. Get it? Good.

I've decided my savings account is now a "Get Me To L.A." account so maybe this'll help. It's going to be a long, hard (get your mind out of the gutter) road though as student loans are winding up their legs to deliver a swift kick to my face. Not sure if I'm ready to manage the added number of hands in my pockets, but we'll see.

Alright my motivation's starting to run out since I started typing about loans and all that terrifying mumbo-jumbo. So here's...


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: Southern/Indie Rock
 
The Weeks
"Buttons"

I discovered this band a few years back but they're still delicious. If you've been loving this current resurgence of mainstream southern rock then you'll love this album, Comeback Cadillac, because the Weeks have the potential to be where the Kings of Leon are right now.




-If you like this then check out "The Ballad of Tonto Higgins" off the same album.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

California Dreamin'

Why write a blog when my mood can be expressed more thoroughly by The Mamas & The Papas:

all the leaves are brown
and the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
on a winter's day

I'd be safe and warm
if I was in L.A
California Dreamin'
on such a winter's day

stopped into a church
I passed along the way
well, I got down on my knees
and I pretend to pray

you know the preacher likes the cold
he knows I'm gonna stay
California Dreamin'
on such a winter's day

all the leaves are brown
and the sky is grey
I've been for a walk
on a winter's day

if I didn't tell her
I could leave today
California Dreamin'
on such a winter's day


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: Classic Rock (70's/80's)


Queen
"Fat Bottomed Girls"
Yesterday would have been Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday if he was still with us. So here's a tribute to the greatest vocalist of all-time. It ain't Freddie if it isn't LIVE. Truly a legend.






-If you like this, then listen to more Queen. Followed by even more Queen

Monday, September 5, 2011

We've Hit Turbulence

There goes another weekend. And here comes another workweek. I need the money, so bring it on.

I went through a little creative phase this weekend and made another song for you. I even put a quick video together to make it a little more exciting. Check It:



If you like the song, then you can download it in the "Raw Remixes" section. If anyone has any ideas for the next mix, definitely let me know. I'm always listening. That's why we have...


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: Real hip hop


 
Grieves
"On The Rocks"


I've been listening to this song all Summer. He's an individual that needs more attention because he has the potential to help save hip hop if he receives it.






-If you like this then listen to his song "Lightspeed".

Friday, September 2, 2011

Autumn time, and the livin's sleazy

Welp, it's the first weekend for those college kiddos heading back to school; also known as the Labor Day long weekend for graduated old folks to pretend they're still students by randomly showing up to the "back-to-school" parties. Yup, that's where I come in. So it's looking to be another great weekend after having a beyond successful summer. And the weekend has officially begun with my job letting me leave 2 hours early... nice.

Even though the weekend's already looking fulfilled, there's another task I'd like to complete. Old Orchard Beach has been a melting pot of intercultural doucebags, sassy ladies, and old individuals attempting to relive their tainted youth, but I'd still like to spend one more night roaming the pier's surroundings before they close everything up. A lot of fun can be had over there as long as you don't mess with the corrupt characters.

But yeah, here's to another great year. Because we all know Labor Day is the real New Years. The real beginning for great times.


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: Red Hot Chili Peppers... what else?

 
Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Look Around"

To tell you the truth, I'm not completely satisfied with the new RHCP album, I'm With You. I'm missing Frusciante hardcore, but this song definitely stuck out due to it's sprinkle of their former funk sound, which I've always missed.





-If you like this then listen to "Purple Stain" off of their album Californication

Thursday, September 1, 2011

CAUTION: Have an extra pair of slacks before proceeding

Just got back from one of the best shoots I've ever been on. Went up to Newcastle, ME and conducted a video interview with a young female who uses some of ALLTech's devices to aid her with her dyslexia. We shot a lot of great footage including my first "tear moment". That rare moment in an interview when the story gets so moving then all of a sudden BOOM we's gots a tear caught on camera. Greatness.

We were also able to eat at the famous Red's Diner in Wiscasset. Home of the legitimate, world renowned best lobster roll in Maine. It looked diesel but my puny wallet wouldn't let me indulge. So I subsided with some kind of steak sandwich. But who cares? I don't even care about what I ate earlier so why am I even writing here anymore... so let's get on with a...


FILM ED-VIEW
(I love my shiesty names)


The Vicious Brothers' "Grave Encounters"

Oh-yup, look at that YouTube picture. This is already frightening. Let me just start off this brief review by saying that this film is the best horror movie I've seen in quite some time. That's not saying a lot though as the mainstream horror genre has been in need of a do-over with all these gross-out films & Asian knock-offs. But this is "Paranormal Activity" done right, and at the same time, a complete mind fondle.

The plot focuses on a group of skeptical paranormal investigators from a television show who inspect an abandoned mental asylum. Things start off slow but they pick up as the team continues to bury themselves into this place.

The filmmakers did a great job of controlling the atmosphere of the movie as you go from feeling like you're watching footage from this TV show to feeling like you're right there with them. It gets to a point where you're the one walking through your own personal "haunted house".

The concept has been done but it's still original in its own sense. There were parts in the film that kind of ruined the realism of the story but if you look passed these issues, you have a real horror gem with a decent-enough story. I've been in love with horror movies since I was like 5 so it takes quite a bit to move me, but this one right here had me completely involved. It has the potential for a sequel as there is so much history left out but I'm not sure if this film needs that kind of treatment, but we'll see. Look what happened to Saw I through whatever they're up to now... gross.

! ! ! 1/2

I gave the film 3 1/2 out of 5 exclamation points. Corny, I know but it's all I got. But yeah, if you're frightened then let me calm you down with...


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: Alternative Hip Hop


The Cool Kids
"Bassment Party"
Now here's an awesome little duo. I like everything off of this mixtape, The Bake Sale, and have been listening to it for quite some time now. I suggest you look into it. Especially this track which is just a feel good party anthem. Especially good for you back to school kids. Booyakasha.





-If you enjoy this then listen to their song "Mikey Rocks" off of the same album.


Tomorrow, I talk about tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Military Brat

First day in the new apartment, and I still can't help but think about what the hell I'm going to do with my future. I love my 2 video oriented jobs right now but I want to do something even bigger. And right now I need more schooling to do that.

The dream is to head straight to LA or New York and work my way up but the problem is I feel that I'm not ready and don't know the right people yet. It sucks but networking is such a huge part of this career path I've chosen. That's why I've been wanting to jump into a graduate school closer to those areas that could take me and ease me into the atmosphere. But then there's the whole problem of paying for this additional schooling.

Soooo I've been looking into various video-oriented jobs with the military and it sounds pretty enticing. I'm almost to the point where I want to set up a meeting with a recruiter just to hear what they have to say regarding their knowledge of the subject.

But besides the decent pay, which I need to go freelance in the future, and the help with graduate school, I'm also drawn to it because of my love of traveling. Then again, as exciting as being an Army MOS 25V Combat Documentation/Production Specialist sounds, I'll most likely be taking pictures for these soldiers' military ID's in some dark corner in an unknown town, but hey, who knows? There's still that chance of new discovery... right?

Only problem is, then I'll have to get in shape... ugggggh.

Oh, and by the way, I don't have efficient interwebs at the new apartment yet so I'll most likely be skipping a few of these... not that anyone is even reading. But anyways...


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: Classic Rock (60's/70's)

 
Paul & Linda McCartney
"Monkberry Moondelight"
Come on, you knew it wouldn't be long until I praised a Beatle. I love this looked-over song in every way possible. This comes from the great 1971 album "Ram".







-If you enjoy this track then follow it up with... just about anything else by any of The Beatles.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hesitation Despite Relocation

Well, it's the start of what's going to be a very busy week in Portland. Today's the day I move all my belongings from Forest Ave to Stevens Ave AKA the other side of Mickey D's (and still walking distance from it, which is what hooked my fat ass to the apartment's location in the first place).

Not only that, but I have 3 video shoots lined up for Tuesday through Thursday and just enough editing/transcribing to make Steven Spielberg cry in his sleep. Despite the massive amount of packing I still have looming, somehow I have the time to type this useless post. But first, I have to tell you something...


EDDIE WATCHED A TRAILER
(Yeah, I don't have a creative name for this section yet. Maybe I'll come up with something.)


Bruce Robinson's "The Rum Diary"

I've been excited about this film for quite a long time. It's based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson and stars everyone's favorite dude who doesn't age, Johnny Depp. You might remember the last time Depp associated himself with the Gonzo mind of Thompson; when we received Terry Gilliam's rendition of "Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas", which I thought was an absolute classic in the weirdest of ways. I'm beyond ecstatic to see this film finally come to fruition after over a decade of development.

Release Date: October 28th, 2011


TODAY'S TASTY TRACK
For those who enjoy: New Hip Hop (Emphasis on lyrics)



Kendrick Lamar
"Look Out For Detox"
I wouldn't repeat the words of Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, and Game by saying he's the "New King of the West Coast" but I'd definitely say he has the potential.
Watch him rise.





-If you enjoy this track then follow it up with the beat's origin: "You Know Me" - Childish Gambino (Donald Glover)

Well that just about covers everything. And by "covers everything", I mean I'm already sick of typing. Since tomorrow's Tuesday, expect my mind to be on cheap chicken wings.