Sunday, November 30, 2008

2008 Retrospective: Non 08 Music.Part One

This post is dedicated to some of the music I first started listening to this year although some of the songs and albums are over 40 years old.
Below is a list of my favorite non 08 albums followed by my non 08 individual songs list.


1) Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
This became one of my all time favorites this year.

2) Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks (NY sessions) and Freewheelin
I finally gave Dylan a chance this year. I'm an idiot for not doing so earlier.

3) Tokyo Police Club - Lesson in Crime

4) Constantines - Shine a Light

5) Matt and Kim - Self Titled


1) Neutral Milk Hotel - Two Headed Boy

2) Bob Dylan - Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts (NY sessions)

3) Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice Its Alright

4) Eddie Vedder - Hard Sun

5) Constantines - Hotline Operator
From their album Tournament of Hearts

Thursday, November 27, 2008

2008 Retrospective: Movies

2008 will probably go down as the year I watched the fewest movies. Typically I'll find myself at the theater every week or two but this year was a different story. I can probably count the number of movies I saw in the theater, this year, on one hand. Out of which, only two were memorable and one slightly so. The two memorable films are numbers two and five on my list and the other (Pineapple Express) gets an honourable mention. Either I was exceptionally busy or just unmotivated due to the lack of solid releases, either way I'm sure hoping 09 will be a different story.

My Top 5 Movies of 2008:

1) The Wackness: Best surprise ever. Seriously, a coming of age set to 94 hiphop in New York. This was already my favorite movie 12 years ago.

2) Dark Knight: Best superhero movie of all time, not to take anything away from Heath, but Christian Bale was amazing. By far the best Batman and probably the best depiction of a superhero ever.

3) Transsiberian: Another surprise for me this year. I can't exactly remember where or how I heard about this movie but I'm glad I did. Directed by Brad Anderson who was responsible for one of my all time, under the radar, faves Happy Accidents (Thanks Steve). If you plan on watching it don't do any research, its best to go into this one blind.

4) Snow Angels: Slow Show, one of my favorite songs ever, was in the trailer. After that it was just a matter of remembering to download it 3 months later.

5) Forgetting Sarah Marshall: Perfect b list cast, really creative for a movie of this type and absolutely hilarious. Cock shots always win me over.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fashion Update: Fall 08

Seen on the runways during the third quarter:

The "ribbed beater" or the "gourmet beater" great for hacky sack in the park and going into work (right after a solid workout so you're still jacked from the high weight/low reps) on your day off when the new hot girl is working. Also doubles as a great cum rag.

This piece is whats known in the industry as a "double entendre" (not literal). It combines two great fashion trends, flags and comedy. Heavily influenced by 90's legends Mondetta (flag fashion) and No Fear (comedy fashion). I love this piece for a lighthearted first date (preferably blind) or a day at the water park, where the comedy will distract people from the fact that you're swimming with a shirt on and the flag will make them think its normal in the foreign cultures. Also doubles as a great cum rag everywhere but the Czech Republic.