Thursday, April 30, 2009

CNN is hip to kids these days! I think...

I was working at North Avenue Post yesterday and I happened to be in the Machine Room (aka the Glass Case of Emotion) bothering Mario (as usual - except it was the DVD Edition), and I noticed a wacky headline: First 100 Days: Assessing the “Swagga”.

And according to Buzz Feed I missed the most awkward fist bump EVER.

But the headline was there all day. I promise you. Because I walked by the TV at a later time of day, saw the headline and said, "We're CNN. We're hip to what the kids are saying these days, yessirree," while wagging my finger and doing a crotchety version of the Kid 'n Play. You know the dance I'm talking about...

I can only imagine what Anderson Cooper thought when he saw that headline / fist bump combo...

Neither do I Anderson, neither do I.


Monday, April 27, 2009

Your new favourite (local) bands

So, I've been re-connecting with old friends via Facebook and Myspace (but mostly Facebook) and it's been a little awkward but very rewarding.
The best thing that happened was that I was checking up on a friend by the name of Ryan. We recently found each other on FB and I was checking out what he was up to (different from FB stalking btw) and I noticed he was in a band called Little Tybee and they were playing that night at Drunken Unicorn. Joy! I really wanted to see Ryan since I hadn't seen him in FOREVER. Like, since the old Lazy Indians days...
So I made the plans to see them. I shared my new musical findings with Damien and he put me on a quest to acquire music from them (if it was available - which it WAS).
Upon my arrival to Drunken Unicorn, not only was Ryan on stage showcasing his amazing violin skills but 2 other old friends were on stage showcasing their musical talents as well: Andre (singing and playing guitar) and Bradley (singing and playing drums). Little did I know that this was Book of Colors.
I had not seen Bradley and Andre since the old Lazy Indians days as well, so it was good to see them - and all together on stage making sweet, beautiful music.
We ended up catching up at the Local that night and I have not stopped listening to their music.
I had the pleasure of seeing them again this past weekend at Niche during the Castleberry Hill ArtStroll on Friday and at Beep Beep Gallery on Saturday.
And on both those days, I ran into people I hadn't seen in a long time: Robert (Andre's brother) and his GF and Michelle (a very VERY old friend) were spotted at Niche and Natalia (Ryan's former bandmate Ethan's sister and old friend) and Melissa (an ex's sister) at Beep Beep. It was great! Seeing familiar faces is always nice - especially after so long!
So, Little Tybee and Book of Colors bring people together with their dreamy, sweet music. Make sure you catch them around Atlanta. They seem to be performing quite a lot - which is great in case you miss them one day.
And don't forget to check out Andre's art as well. Ever since I've known him, he's been creating art in some way, shape or form. You'll be glad you did.

So, if you find yourself looking to listen to some dreamy, melodic, meaningful music, Little Tybee and Book of Colors are exactly what you need.


Friday, April 24, 2009

Make Me A Supermodel: A Love Letter

I LOVE "reality" shows. More importantly, I ♥ "reality" shows when they're contests. Since Rock of Love Bus is over (Boo Taya! Ashley 4EVS!) and Top Chef ended quite some time ago, I've turned my full attention to Make Me a Supermodel.
I was all about Season 1 because of one Casey Skinner (a local!) and one Ronnie Kroell. Those boys were HOT. And I'm not talking about "Meh, they're dudes" hot. I'm talking about "Holy sweet Jesus they're fucking FIERCE" hot. Especially in their photos. I wonder if they've been signed to any agencies...They're both quite attractive men.
ANYWAYS - so, I was catching up on my MMASM yesterday and my boy Colin was in serious danger of going home. GASP! Not my Clark Kent! Not my Psychology and Neuroscience-studying, mild-mannered Colin! You know something deep, dark and mysterious is lurking under those glasses...even though he had the chance to let it shine in the 3-way challenge - which was incredible because he was dressed as a sailor (*GASP* Xs INFINITY) but he didn't really let it come out. That was the perfect time for him to make that life-altering decision: take off the glasses, rip the shirt off and reveal your "other personality". In his case, Superman. Superman is sexy, manly, mysterious, gets ALL the ladies and most of all, he's brave.
Now, I'm not saying Colin isn't brave, I'm just saying that I think that he'll bust out of his shell once he realizes that he's got the potential - like Tyson keeps telling him. And since he was in danger of being sent home, I think that might start the transformation process.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Auto-Tuning the news

You been watching the news and not liking what you see and hear?
Auto-Tune that shit!
It makes it a little more bearable.


(via Buzz Feed)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Comb-overs are awesome?

I was talking with Oni the other day about a photo I saw on Cobrasnake about the latest hair trend. I forgot about it (because comb-overs aren't really my thing) and then I saw this:

Now, I'm not really that familiar with Cassie BUT why would you shave your hair? Especially if it's that long? It's going to take FOREVER to grow back and it's not going to grow back pretty, either. Oh well.

I guess I'm feeling a little emotional over her hair since I'm trying to let mine grow out.
Would you do that to your hair?


Via Buzz Feed via Scandalist

Daft Punk VS Justice (8 Bit Version)

I was visiting everyone's fave culturally relevant blog when I stumbled upon this entry.
To express my <3 for Daft Punk, I decided to play the game. I mean, who does Justice think they are? Stealing samples...tisk tisk...

I played through part of the first level while a DVD was burning but I had to go back to work. I'm not exactly sure how the rest of the game looks but I'm sure it's pretty fun. Looks like there needs to be some tweaks but I think it's pretty enjoyable for now. But then again - I only played through part of the first level.

So, Daft Punk-erize yourself and get your samples back!!!



Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Start a Hope Revolution!

My friend Krystyn, of HOPErevo, is trying to bring kindness back - in a BIG way. There is so much sadness and negativity in the world and this is a way to make it right.

Follow these simple steps and start making a change for the better - one message at a time.

I've been making handmade postcards for some time with the same kind of messages. I guess I just never had the guts / motivation to start leaving them where people could find them. Now I can with many thanks to Krystyn.

Start following the revolution on Twitter:

Join the Facebook Group

And most importantly, add your photos of spreading hope to the Flickr Pool!!


Monday, April 13, 2009

Kanye hearts Fishsticks!

So as we all know, South Park aired an episode that bashed Kanye West and his ego (and genius auto-tuning skills) in true South Park style.

And in true Kanye West style, he ALL CAPS BLOGGED about it.

I highly doubt the claim that Kanye is trying to control his ego. That's a load of ish and we all know it. He likes this and any other kind of attention he can get from whoever whenever.

BUT he did get it right when he said "Everything is not that serious".
Hopefully, he'll live by his own words. And maybe, one day, "Everything" will be replaced with "Auto-tuning" and he'll make better music.
We'll just have to wait and see...


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The creepiest thing you'll ever see / do on the internets...

The fine folks over at Buzz Feed directed me to PhotoFace. There, you can upload a photo of yourself (or others) and turn it into a fucked up 3-D version. The eyes follow the arrow and you can totally change the expression from happy to sad to mad to surprised. The mad one looks the creepiest.
I wish I could send one to everybody!

Here's President Obama (one of the choices if you don't want to use your own photo)


If that's too creepy for you, here's the cutest thing on the internets that has made me happy today.


Monday, April 6, 2009

The Mighty month of April!

Hmmmm...Let's see what's happening in April...Lots of stuff coming your way!

Tuesday 4/7 (and EVERY Tuesday) - Nightcap at Bazzaar

Friday 4/10 - AFTERLIFE at the Masquerade

Saturday 4/11 - Sloppy Seconds at MJQ

Thursday 4/16 - APOB and guests in Hell at the Masquerade
Sunday Drive Bye and guests at The Earl

Saturday 4/18 - Velociraptor Awareness Day

More to come! Stay tuned!


Friday, April 3, 2009

Live Eargasm

Sometimes I just wantcha to hear what I groove to

Breaking it up – alternative live video. Filmed by: Christian Haag from Lykke Li on Vimeo.


El Bar thinks I'm a lady...screw you granny

I would like to think of myself as somewhat of a bar connoisseur. I acquired my first fake ID at the ripe age of 14. I went to my first bar with braces and even remember the first drink I bought...a Screwdriver. It was the only mixed drink I knew and I think this is funny because I HATE vodka. Therefore it means something for me to say a bar is a winner. many of my excursions in the ATL with Oni, we always end up back at El Bar and believe me, they don't call it the bar for nothing . You can bank on having bangin' beats and badass drink specials any day of the week. Everyone is friendly, bartenders are great, DJs play until the floors are empty....Honestly, I wish I could site specific examples of the many fun nights I have had there, but the bartenders do such a great job that my memory and inhibitions usually leave me somewhere around midnight.

So stop in and say hi to Cory at the door ...tell him La and Oni sent you. We might be there...and you will always find us on the dancefloor!!!