Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

the world <3s susan boyle

April 17, 2009

i saw a link to this you tube video on myspace.  zack braff had a post of it on the bulletin board and wow, i am floored.  the intro is touching and personal and makes the performance so fulfilling.

stuff.

January 7, 2009

some links i found entertaining.  enjoy:

things i want:

…a surprise ball;  just to be surprised, the good surprises aren’t as frequent as they used to be, chalk it up to experience.

this cuff is HOT; science and silver, music to my ears

cuz these knock-offs are so bad… i’d take any of ’em =)

sites i dig:

http://peoplewhodeserveit.com/

http://www.nytimes.com/ref/crosswords/kenken.html

news to me:

2009 predictions, actually quite scary.

gotta love their marketing campaign, i mean, what ever happened to “be like mike” or even this (NSFW)

…we don’t have to agree, Pope, shall we agree to disagree?  i don’t consider heterosexuals an endangered species, but ‘eh, he has his right to an opinion

she lived a full life, what a strong, beautiful woman, Eartha Kitt passed away on Christmas Day

math/science:

no shit, if i had cocaine, i’d be dancing too.  silly bees

what so many consider fundamental, numbers, are vague descriptions and not defined by words in an Amazonian Tribe

i had no idea so many new species are found so frequently, and one cannot forget about Aptostichus stephencolberti

intelligent design by design should provide intelligent thought and logical argument, right?  maybe not.  this article outlines some basic evolutionary concepts and refutes some of the creationist “logic” behind intelligent design.  very respectful and educated response to over 60 letters from Tennessee

what i’m watching:

tracey morgan cracks me up.  even on network t.v.

SPORTZ  from the lonely island.

…since i’ve gotten rid of the cable, my t.v. and movie intake is limited to the computer and my netflix while i’m home.  thank you HULU!  i can watch ghostbusters and arrested development in the same sitting at the same website.

what i’m listening to:

if you’ve read some of my other posts, you know i’m all about a good mash-up, and i like radiohead quite a bit too…check out jaydiohead

o…saya from the slumdog millionaire soundtrack

smile already, and look at that HAIR!

January 6, 2009

These Dreams – Heart

back in it

January 5, 2009

I’ve been trying to spend less time in front of the computer while I’m at home, but in turn I’ve been sacrificing this lovely posting site.  So, today’s the day.  

Personally, I’ve read a couple books since the last post, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Graphic Novel) and Downtown Owl by Chuck Klosterman.  Both books were pretty good.  Batman was kind of depressing, and that surprised me since the Batman is kind of a personal hero.  Owl was good, but also pretty depressing on the surface.  It showed the perspective of three people of three generations within a town of approximately 800, and each gave a story from each of their perspectives.  It wasn’t a specific story that they focused on, they just told their own stories, and narrated their own lives.  While they never really interacted much, in the end their stories culminated in tragedy.

Now I’m reading Catcher in the Rye, I don’t think I really read it in high school like I was supposed to, so here goes nothin’.   Now for some links:

Submissions are due by January 25, 2009 for the lip-dub contest for Flight of the Conchords.  If you want be featured on the mother flippin, enter here!

Controversial and intriguing, British television aired a documentary about assisted suicide last month.  The man had a disease called “motor neurone disease (MND), which deprived him of the use of his arms and legs and caused him to be on a ventilator.”

More in science, Harvard researchers are developing “sophisticated microfluidic diagnostic devices, called microPADS, are made out of little more than paper and sticky tape [that] cost about three cents each” to diagnose diseases.  

I love a good mash-up and this NSFW tune is no exception, Lil Jon & Nick Jr. WHAT!?

As much as I love me some bacon, srsly guys

and this?  WTF?! 

Indexed does it again, BOOBS!

til next time, *mo*

it’s almost christmas

December 24, 2008

Tonight I’m baking cookies and watching movies.  I’m drinking a Hot Toddy and have a pot-pie in the oven.  Nothing too exciting, but the low-key day was welcome.  

While I’m sure there’s plenty of bad news out there, here are some feel-good stories that should cheer anyone up.  Although she was buried in snow for three (3) days, she was found alive and lucid!  The North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) is tracking Santa!  And who doesn’t love Thor, I especially love him because one of my all time favorite growing-up movies was Adventures in Babysitting.  Although Alan Hoffman introduced me to Rush back at Purdue, Stephen Colbert reintroduced me this past year, and thus it’s hard to pass up a link to a 13-year-old girl sharing her sweet drum skills to YYZ.  

Pot-pie is ready, so I’ll share more later.  Cheers and I hope Santa brings you everything you want this holiday season…

UPDATE:  Holiday Fail! LOVE IT

so many links, click ’em

December 8, 2008

I whittled through a bunch of links in the good ol’ Google Reader last night and tonight since I slept away most of today trying to get rid of the sore throat, headache and fever, blah.  Most of these links are a little overdue, but they’re still goodies.

Art

* Although this is a beautiful piece, they’re using an incredibly questionable media.  I don’t think that it’s worth the dangers that it poses to the animals.  Simultaneously, I think that it’s an ingenious commentary on the rage that’s present in these fights.

Books

* I just finished reading Watchmen and it’s the first novel that I can say with certainty that I’ll read again.  Many of its scenes and characters provide room for various perceptions.  This companion novel, Watching the Watchmen, is definitely on my Christmas list.

Games

* Mario Kart is old school and has become a classic Nintendo game.  One of the sites I frequent, Geekologie found two articles within one week that feature this game.  The first video was a man from Italy who acted out the game in the city streets.  The second video is a young guy with his own little emo song on YouTube.  It’s too emo for my personal taste, but the lyrics are a great tribute to the game.

Food

* Dinner tonight.  I needed something that was easy on my throat, and I’ve heard that onions and garlic are full of vitamins for colds, so I loaded it with both.  

* Whoever knows me, knows I like to cook and especially bake.  Thanks to a friend in DC, she led me to a link of Gormet Magazine’s Favorite Cookies from 1941-2008.

Music, T.V. and Movies

* Students taking prescription medication to increase brainpower and focus is not only is the in the news, it’s on my TiVo.  I was catching up on my Boston Legal episodes yesterday and one of the cases they heard was about a girl who admitted that she used Adderall to focus her studying for the SATs.  After the school she was planning to attend, Harvard, found out about her using a medication that hadn’t been prescribed to her, they rescinded her acceptance.

* Amazon listed its top 10 DVDs and Albums.  They include customer picks too.  

* This is just funny.  Another Andy Samberg hit.  Jizz in My Pants.

The Web

 * The Boston Globe updates this site almost daily, The Big Picture features a series of photographs taken at a very high resolution and the stories they tell are very poignant and relevant.  Check it out.

* I’ve been hesitant to use one of the new themes for Gmail and Google reader, but this one, Helvetireader, is nice and lean.  

* This is just fun if you’re an avid Google user as I am.  I will be putting my envelope in the mail tomorrow.  FREE STICKERS.

* I think we’re all smart enough to know better, but if you use Facebook, beware of the latest Facebook virus.

* I love her website, Indexed.  This is one of her cards from about a week ago, but it’s so good.

News 

* Roland Fryer has the idea to pay students for good grades, $50 per ‘A’ per every 5 weeks.  I saw this on Colbert, and was floored.

* Crate and Barrel, my part time gig, got a glowing write up in the New York Times Business Section.