Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Whitest Kids You Know

I know that "The Whitest Kids You Know" has been on for a while, but I'm just catching wind of the show now, and I must say-- it's pretty damn funny. I was actually teetering in the brink of sleep the other night when the show happened to come on. So, with heavy eyelids, I watched only one skit, and that skit made me laugh so hard, and for so long, that I had to get up out of bed and rewind the skit to watch it again. I had to be sure it was as funny as I thought it was.

Now, of course, I had to share with all of the faithful (if any) who still check my humble blog. The skit I have posted here is actually the one that got me out of bed, and it still gets me in tears when I watch it. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.

And if not, watch it a second time, but this time be happier and with your mouth open.

Just watch the video.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Does it offend you, yeah?

Just a quick note-- I went to see Bloc Party in concert about a week ago. They were absolutely amazing. But, the band that opened for the happened to be a band that I had recently gotten into a bit. They're called "Does it offend you, yeah?" I'm writing this post specifically to tell you to do yourself a great favor and check this band out immediately. They are somewhere between brit-pop, electronica and rock. It's really very good. In fact, their debut cd "You have no idea what you're getting yourself into" has been pretty much on a loop on my iPod for a while now. Check out the video for their singles "Dawn of the Dead" and "We are Rock Stars" below.

"Dawn of the Dead"

"We are Rock Stars"

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I'm a shit.

I know it. You know it. It's a fact. I haven't been posting at all lately, and that sucks. But other duties have kept me-- namely my screenplay. I have been working on that whenever I get a free minute, and guess what that pushes off of my plate? You got it-- the good old blog.

So, for anyone who still checks in, I'm still around. I'll try to get a post up now and again, but for now I have to devote my time to the script. Don't take me off of your favorites list yet, though. When I'm done, I'll be back to my reviews, ruminations and other random rambling. Yeah that's right, I like alliteration. Get over it.

So, until we meet again, Au revoir Pee-Wee.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Ben Folds' New Album comes out September 30th

Ben folds is finally relasing his next album on September 30th. Folds is probably my favorite musician, and has been for years. I'm psyched to get my hands on a copy of the album, as he's one of the few artists for whom I still actually properly purchase a CD.

If you're not too familiar with his work, a good place to start would be with either of his last two albums-- "Rockin' the Suburbs" and "Saving Silverman." He has a real knack for writing songs that are funny, and usually really touching. This guy has essentially provided my life with a soundtrack since high school.

So I present to you, one of his newest songs. It's entitled "The Bitch Went Nuts." It's classic Ben Folds, and a hell of a good song. Unfortunately I don't have the MP3 file, or I'd post it. For now, you have to just check out some of the lyrics below. Enjoy. I sure did.

"The Bitch Went Nuts"

I took her with me to the Christmas Office Party,
She did a line and started spouting all her liberal garbage
Bro, I'm so ashamed...

I never heard such shit in all my life
I hoped one day to mold you into the perfect wife
But you blew--my hopes--sky high

The Bitch went Nuts

Started talking 'bout politics
In front of all my bosses
bullshit from the internet

The Bitch Went Nuts

I'll never be a partner at this rate
Not with Jane fucking Fonda junior as my date

She called us bigots with her fist in the air
And as she did, they could see all her armpit hair

Now they think--that I'm--a fucking asshole

The Bitch went Nuts