Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thursday is tracks night: Girl Talk

Who likes mash-ups? I DO! I DO! This week's music post features Greg Michael Ellis better known as Girl Talk, a more modern musician/producer that is a master at sampling and creating some of the tightest mash-ups I have heard in quite some time. His rockin beats just make me wanna dance!

Girl Talk has recently released the album, All Day, and it's pretty effing sweet. You too can own this album for FREE! It's creative commons, so all you have to do is visit the handy dandy link provided in the image below and download the album. Definitely worth checking out if you dig what you heard above. He samples a lot of popular artists in this album as well. Click the image below to head to the download site. ENJOY!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Info-graphics are gay

And by gay I mean AWESOME! See what I did there, RECLAIMED! HUZZAH! As you may or may not know from a previous post, I heart info-graphics! I came across this, and it totally made me LAWL.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Snapshot Sunday

Did some more unpacking today, and I found my box of turtles! JOY!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday is tracks night: A modest proposal.

Lately, I've been into some kind of sappy (beautiful) music. Upon sharing a few pints with some friends at the pub, I played Bright Eyes' song First Day of My Life. I nonchalantly admitted I would love to sing this song at my wedding some day. Yes, I told you I've been into the sap, but I'm o.k. with that. Anyway, the very same friend said I should check out Train's Marry Me suggesting this might be my new wedding song. I replied, "That's just silly, because I would have already done the proposal long before the ceremony..."

Although I won't be singing it at my someday wedding, I did think it was a sweet little tune that brought a little more of the sap in of me.

By the way, if you haven't already done so, I definitely recommend moseying on over to NPR and check out their coverage of SXSW 2011. They feature video of full length concerts from the festival. It's definitely worth checking out if you're into good tunes and ear porn. Every year NPR sheds light on a new band that I usually end up falling in love with, so you too could find a new band or artist to drool over as you listen.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Disney Hipsters

I came across this little gem and just felt the need to share it, especially considering it relates to an earlier hipster post.

Disney Princesses as Hipsters

Many of you have probably seen this meme at some point on Facebook and the social networking world. While amusing, I was hoping to see some hipster outfits on the Disney Princesses, but apparently sporting a pair of non-trendy frames (because hipsters scoff at all that is trendy) is enough to be branded a hipster. I never really got the glasses thing until my recent trip to Seattle where I saw so many large round frames...oh so many. One particular encounter, It took so much for me to keep a straight face as I was being scoffed at because I hadn't read the latest obscure comic book sporting cloned meat that attacked people...truth-fact, this actually happened.

It takes much more than glasses and a pair of headphones to make up the hipster though. Behold below my Hipster Disney creation. Aladdin better brush up on his Indy bands and all that is obscure, so he can be the first to have listened, read, or seen the latest that has yet to become trendy; therefore, it is cool. How else is he going to impress Hipster Jasmine???

Sci-Fi Realism

Remember that short-lived show that never got enough cred from Fox (big surprise) about a bunch of renegade misfits, each in search of things like redemption, independence, love, adventure, sanctuary, and answers...

While each worked toward their own selfish goals they united through Serenity and had a quirky tendency to spout out insults in Chinese every now and then.

Another Joss Whedon kernel of brilliance. Unfortunately, it only lasted one season in 2002 and later resurrected onto the big screen in 2005. I never actually caught this show while it was on air. When the series was released on DVD, I purchased it because of the Whedon name. Admittedly, it took me few episodes to get into it. The idea that the show seemed like a Western in space was unappealing to me. My father was obsessed with Westerns and John Wayne, so I reached my fill of Westerns sometime between my childhood. and teenage years. This was Joss Whedon. Plus, Caleb from Buffy and Jasmine from Angel were in it, so it can't be all that bad. I stick with it, and I realized this was so much more than a Western. The random breakout of Chinese, The aftermath of a war and rise of the Alliance, a naked Nathan Fillion, space hookers...what's not to love!? 

My good friend boo posted an article for me on Facebook that really did a nice job explaining what makes the show so fetch and genius! Firefly essentially gives us a nitty gritty science fiction world: Sci-fi Realism. While most popular science fiction verses portrayed more Utopian societies that have overcome selfish needs and social strife, Firefly portrays a world in which humanity has yet to overcome many of its flaws; a more realistic depiction according to the article. 

Thanks to the world of Instant Play on Netflix, I've just discovered Battlestar Galactica, so good! I suspect I enjoyed Firefly for the same reasons I am so giddy about Captain Apollo, Starbuck. and CYLONS!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Seattle or Bust!

Well, hello there gentle readers! It has been a while and work has been absolutely insane. Spring break is here though, and I am going on vacation! I am headed back to my old stomping grounds, and it has been years since I have been back. I am meeting up with some old friends who I have not seen in quite some time either, so I am really looking forward to the shenanigans of epic proportions I am sure to get into.

Another thing I am looking forward to is riding the train tram at DIA. That never gets old for me, and I always have the strong urge not to exclaim, "weeeeeeee!" as the train takes me to my concourse.

I'll be spending a few days out in Seattle and can't wait to see The Dismemberment Plan in concert! After my stay in Seattle, i'll be headed down to Oregon. I'm taking a train down, and I'm just as giddy about the train ride; truth-fact.

Sheldon would be proud.

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