Saturday, December 26, 2009

Introducing the Month of Music

I have decided to dedicate the first month of 2010 to music.
That's right, January 2010 will be a month of posts about music. You have been warned.
My guess is that for the most part the posts will contain youtube videos, so sorry to those with slow internet connections. Trust me, I know your pain. And because I know your pain I intend to showcase only the best musical masterpieces. And a lot of covers of 80's songs. And some really tacky mash ups.
Because one can both give and recieve pain. I may even uncover some of the very short, very amateur, songs I have created in the past for you to laugh at. Again, pain is a two way street.

Conveniently, Triple J's Hottest 100 is on January 26th, and hopefully I'll get to post a nice... I don't know... selection of stuff, I guess.

And for those of you not interested in a month of youtube videos, don't worry (or do), because I'll be posting the usual odd bits and pieces (like Sci-Fi Sunday, which was this Sunday that just passed, if you've been following. (I know I haven't)), plus plenty of things I want to buy from online stores, just like normal.

Anyways, first post will be January 1st (of course), and I can tell you now it'll be a nice quiet start to the new year.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Lost In The Blinding Whiteness of the Tundra!

I wish.

It's said to be almost 90F overnight for the next few days.
Happy Holidays from the anti-Tundra

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wanting Things: Star Wars Geekery

First, a confession. The first Star Wars movie I saw was Episode IV. And I liked it. Still do.And yes, I have seen I through to III. Yes, they are far better than IV to VI. But Episode V and VI are still my favourites. Also I like roman numerals.
Don't look at me like that.

I still think Jar Jar was the worst thing ever to happen to the franchise. Teenage Anakin was generally whiny and annoying. I've never seen the animated series and for a few years there I really wanted a pet Tauntaun. 

But cutting to the point - ThinkGeek has a bunch of really neat Star Wars stuff. I'm sure everyone's seen the Tauntaun sleeping bag by now, thanks to the April Fools joke that became real, but there's also stuff like this:

I'll take both cookbooks, the Vader chop saber, and GG's blaster.
Although if I had to choose between the cookbooks, I'd take the one with Darth Maul on the cover, because he had a lightsaber with two ends, and the coolest music.
There, I've said it.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Can't Wait To Be Eighteen

So that I no longer have to get an adult to buy my spray paint. Few people are willing to drop everything and go buy a half dozen cans at my say so. For now, however, my skills remain only at the 'stencil' level.

Internet tells me that this amazing piece is by Shepard Fairey aka The Guy Who Did Those Obama Posters. See also album covers for Mothership by Led Zeppelin and Zeitgeist by The Smashing Pumpkins.
via fuckyeahstreetgraffiti on tumblr

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Cute

Must make some cookies again this year. Although my tree-cookies aren't nearly this cute.

snow globe christmas cookies

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Burning The Christmas Tree

It's such a shame we have a fake tree.

burning the christmas tree