Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

Touchscreen Technology 2014

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Here’s a look at the future… using touchscreen technology. What I do like is thinness of the products; what I don’t like is that we’ll still be plagued with “chill” music in the future. How shall we advance?

Kanye’s Back on the VMAs

Monday, September 13th, 2010

You’ve got to dig MTV’s power flexing abilities. Kanye was forever banned from the VMAs last year for hijacking Taylor Swift’s mic during her acceptance speech for best female video. This year Kanye landed the topspot in the closing of the show for his apology song, where he seemingly calls himself a douchebag for “always finding something wrong, you’ve been putting up with my sh*t way too long” and suggests that the cure to his mic hijacking problem is to “Runaway” from him as fast as you can. It really is a great song. The dude is a hitmaker.

Stewart vs. Cramer

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Last night on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart was visited by Mr. Mad Money himself, Jim Cramer. A week long feud between the two had been growing, and culminated in this meeting.

As Cramer sat down, Jon was very cordial. He asked, “How did it come to this?”.

As the interview itself began, Stewart became more serious, and focused. He pulled out video, from 2006, in which Cramer was practically condoning, and encouraging, the behavior that brought the nation into the financial meltdown. He proceeded to tear into Mr. Cramer like we wish reporters would do of people that actually matter, and he didn’t let up until the end of the interview. While he didn’t attack Mr. Cramer personally, he made it very obvious how he felt about CNBC’s brand of journalism.

Personally, I applaud Jon Stewart, and his ability to point out the wrong in both right, and left wing politics. I also believe he could hang easily with anyone, in any press corp, anywhere.

Dell Quells Music Player Rumors

Thursday, November 13th, 2008


Last week, there were rumors that Dell was planning a music player to rival the iPod to reinvigorate its consumer products, but those rumors have since been quelled . On Monday, the Dell blog states clearly that a music player will not be part of their long-term plans to reach consumers.

“As we said a few months ago, our strategy focuses on content offerings and delivery platforms that mix Zing software, remote access and pre-configured media bundles across all of our devices, including licensing agreements with entertainment distributors,” said the post. “It has never been about a music player.”

So for now, don’t expect Dell to jump into the music game.  Apple still has that market and will probably dominate the music market with their slick music products for years to come.

What Do Weird Al, MTV, Censorship And File-sharing Have In Common?

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Weird Al Yankovic |MTV Music

Remember when downloading music was all the rage? Getting your music for free, lots of it, any where, any how – was the thing to do. People were loading up on senseless album collections like ABBA, just because they could.

Well, with the inception and birth of, last week, they’ve resurrected Weird Al’s 2006 video “Don’t Download This Song”, which was obnoxiously censored by Weird Al, as a middle finger move to the MTV censors.

GloriousNoise gives the details on an email message written by Weird Al Yankovic, himself on Sunday about how he had bleeped out the names to the file-sharing sites in his song two years ago, after MTV “told me that they would refuse to air my video” otherwise. “Instead of subtly removing or obscuring the words in the track,” he wrote, “I made the creative decision to bleep them out as obnoxiously as possible, so that there would be no mistake I was being censored.”

He complied, “because I was proud of the song and the accompanying Bill Plympton video, and I wanted to do everything I could to maximize exposure for it.”

The names of peer-to-peer services Morpheus, Grokster, Limewire, and Kazaa are apparently too controversial for MTV to air. Do any of those still even work anymore?

“I Want To Take You Home Tonight” Rivers Cuomo

Monday, October 27th, 2008

We just saw one of our favorite spirited – old bands last week live, when Weezer came through Houston. Rivers put on an oddball show for his fans that know what to expect from the cerebral rocker. We’ve really enjoyed the Red Album and are happy to hear that “I Want to Take You Home Tonight” will be added to his collection of solo demos, Alone 2: The Home Recordings, which will be out 11/25 on Universal.


Halloween Costumes

Monday, October 27th, 2008



So an ex-supermodel has a sense of humor about a little down-on-her-luck crackhead.  Cindy Crawford went as Amy Winehouse to Kate Hudson‘s Halloween Bash.  Her costume was complete with a cocaine kick coming from her nose.

Seems Kate Moss, would have been a more likely candidate for a cracked-out singer.  Poor Wino was admitted to The London Clinic again on Saturday.  It seems her timing is perfect, since she missed her interview with the police regarding another incident where she hit, yet another person – a dancer at a charity concert.

Amy’s rep tells People: “Amy is in hospital being checked out for a chest infection.  She is not back in rehab. She should be fine and is expected return home soon.”

Smashing Pumpkins On Jimmy Kimmel

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Smashing Pumpkins are doing their anniversary tour and performed “Glow” on Jimmy Kimmel for part of the ride… 20 years!  Can you believe it?  Billy sounds just the same.

Fast Food and Cigs Are For Lazy People

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Next time you think about stopping by a fast food joint for an answer to a quick meal, think of these pictures!

Then go home and jog to Whole Foods to get your groceries and jog back, cook your meal, clean your kitchen, scrub your tubs and toilets, dust your television, mop your floors, do your laundry, and put fresh sheets on your bed.

This was not a totally abandoned apartment. These photos were taken at residence in Houston, where the bookkeeper had gone to check on the renter, after having not received the rent payment over a month. Somewhere there are 2 cats still in the dome!

Now I have to go vomit and take a shower with Clorox. I feel dirty!

[source: HoustonImports]

1-2-3-4.. New Video

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Check out this new Canadian, girl band, reminiscent of The Go-Go’s in the 80’s. Here’s their new video “Sweet Temptation”.

What do you think?

My Morning Jacket’s Inspired New Video

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008


My Morning Jacket’s got a great new album Evil Urges and here is “Touch Me”, their premiere video from the album.  The video is directed by Mixtape Club and it’s obvious inspiration is from “Where the Wild Thing’s Are”, which is an upcoming film adaptation from Spike Jonze.

Job well done guys!

The Picture of Health

Friday, June 20th, 2008

No doubt, years of hard drugs will eventually end up in a little spewing of blood, but Amy may have TB. She is currently in the hospital coughing up blood with a chest infection. She’s also been diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat.

While at the hospital, doctors are trying to wean her from all the drugs, since her collapse at home on Monday.

Last night a friend of Amy’s told The Sun:”Amy is in a bad way. Doctors are still struggling to control her heartbeat but the chest condition has been really worrying them.

“She’d been been suffering horrible coughing fits and hurling up blood for a while but refused to be examined. Doctors now believe it is tuberculosis and are doing more tests to be certain.”

“The word tuberculosis might frighten her into getting herself well. It certainly should do.

“She needs to realise she will die if she she doesn’t clean up her act.”

But a friend said:”The last thing she needs is to be wheeled on stage. She needs proper rest.”