Friday, December 21, 2007

The Lovely and Talented Stephen Fry

The Subject of Language

The Letter



Stephen Fry is one of my favorite of very few humorist / intellectual / actor / geniuses. Rowan Atkinson is another. Fry's book, The Liar - is one of my favorites. Here is a sketch filmed at Cambridge University looking at his usual obsession with language and turn of phrase. Enjoy.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Stop Senate from Giving Wiretapping Immunity

Stop Illegal Spying

The Senate is voting whether to give AT&T immunity for illegally wiretapping customer phone conversations and giving them to the NSA without court order.

Click the image or title bar to email your Senators to oppose this effort, and pass it on!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

It's a Wonderful Life - The Lost Ending

Panic

Love My Way

Evangeline

I Go Crazy

Love Will Tear Us Apart


Joy Division

Head On

In Between Days

The Killing Moon

Joey

Electric Lash

Under the Milky Way

Reptile

I was at the show where they filmed this video.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Iceblink Luck

Mad World


Tears for Fears

Almost with You

Here Comes Your Man

So Alive

Birds Fly (Whisper to a scream )

The Unguarded Moment

Heaven or Las Vegas

Fisher Price Little People

Super 8 Kodak Film Commercial

Dustin Hoffman 1966 VW Commerical

Tang

Stretch X Ray Armstrong

Disassembled C3PO

The Thing Maker

I remember this toy - I think they pulled it off the market because melting plastic burned children (duh).

Horror Head Friends

Apparently inspired by Dark Shadows, the TV show.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

White Christmas



80,000 times better than Sinatra - 50 times cooler than Elvis - Elvis's favorite singer of all time - the king of crooners - ladies and gentlemen, my hero - Dean Martin.

Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

There She Goes

Regret

Sick of Myself

Life of Riley

Sense

Pure



Actual video:

Slight Return


One of my favorite songs. The Bluetones

Intervention


Arcade Fire

Fake Empire

Apartment Story

Mistaken for Strangers

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Cheese Family

Click the title bar to watch the big screen version (once there click the image to start the video).

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

No Amnesty for AT&T's Illegal Wiretapping


Contact your Senators and Representative - let them know you oppose a bill in Congress to let AT&T and other telecoms avoid a lawsuit for listening in on all phone and internet traffic of the citizens of the United States.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Faint

Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors

Ballerina Out of Control

Sublime

Reason for Living

Killermont Street

Frame




Very near the top of my favorite artist list even though he's laid fairly low since the 90s. I used these two songs in a short little Super 8 film I made for a film class.

Way You Walk


Papas Fritas

Ladyflash


The Go Team

Ms Pacman


The Go Team

Light and Day


Papas Fritas meets the Flaming Lips.

Lloyd I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken


Of course I own this album on vinyl - why would you think otherwise?

September

Orpheus

Sleepwalk

Hymn

We Came to Dance

Dancing with Tears in My Eyes

Spirit of 76

68 Guns

Blaze of Glory

Hold On Tight To Your Dream


ELO

Monday, July 23, 2007

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Prime Minister's Questions

7 of the last ten years of Tony Blair answering Prime Minister's questions every week online (click title above).

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Game

Close Lobsters



I just became aware of this band that's been around for quite awhile. As I'm a sucker for jangly guitar bands - I've already had them over for tea and signed off on an advance for an upcoming album.

Inside Out



Oh yeah - the most gorgeous sound of the late 80s.

Roses





Undoubtedly my favorite album of 1989 - and ranks as one of the best debut albums ever made. It still burns my butt that I could have seen them in Wales, but I didn't want to spend the money.

Little Bear


Guillemots

Running

Star Wars Dance Number

Borge & Martin

Nasty Dan

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Worst Chips Ever

9. Tako Chips Octopus Flavored
They're not quite octo-licious. Taste bad and smell awful.

3. Howard's Crispy Fried Chicken Skins
Putting a chicken skin in a bag might not be such a good idea.

2. Cuttlefish Flavored Snack
These just don't smell right.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

20 Greatest Historical Myths

15. Van Gogh sliced off his ear

Van Gogh is known as the archetypal starving artist, only selling one painting in his lifetime, and - in a quarrel with Gauguin - slicing off his ear, not long before committing suicide. Though he did face a tragic end, and his own paintings sold poorly, it is worth noting that he spent most of his life teaching and dealing art. He only spent eight years of his life painting, which helps to explain why he didn't starve to death. Also, he didn't slice off his entire ear, just a portion of his left lobe. Painful, but not nearly as bad as you might have thought.

Monday, March 26, 2007

This American Life TV

This American Life, a.k.a. the best radio show ever, is branching out into television. Watch episode 1 on the site if you don't have Showtime. (It'd be cool if they put these out as video podcasts, or at least sold them in the iTunes store..)

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Les 5 Gentlemen


A Scopitone of the song Cara Lin - click the title bar to watch the video of this song from the 60s - 70s.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

M

The Fritz Lang film. Click the title to watch or download it.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Superstar



Todd Haynes made this Barbie doll interpretation of the rise and fall of Karen Carpenter.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Starcade



The father / son 80s video game gameshow that we all have never heard of.

Courtesy of BeeP

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Total Eclipse of the Heart



Have I talked about this yet? I went to see their show - there were about fifteen people there - it was hilarious - extensive mooning was involved, um - yeah. It was great.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

We're Here



This is one of my favorite songs at the moment - We're Here by Guillemots