Sunday, September 30, 2007
I love John McCain even though I don't agree with many of his views (like the Iraq war for example), but this kind of backwards thinking is exactly what is wrong with this country. We are so bogged down by the norm and tradition that we forget to be forward thinking. He might as well have said "I would prefer a man President or I would prefer another rich-white President" because that is as naive as his comments sound. What makes a Christian a better leader than a person of the Jewish or Buddhist faith? What makes a Christian better than an Atheist or Agnostic? Nothing. A person with good morals and high intellect can come from any background and it's about time Christians like McCain take themselves down a notch or two on the religious pedestal.
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Friday, September 28, 2007
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Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wes Anderson's new short film, Hotel Chevalier, is now available for free at iTunes! Starring Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman, the movie is described as "Part 1 of The Darjeeling Limited," referring to Anderson's new movie The Darjeeling Limited, opening in New York on Saturday and in limited release on October 5.
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I'm sure this makes all the gays in the military fell good, eh? Dying for our country as second class deviants?
The studies show that Generation X and the MySpace/Text generation are both extremely more tolerant towards all people of various races and sexual orientations. I can't wait for military and political leaders to emerge whose own values reflect our beliefs.
Posted by Trent at 9:25 AM
I am just going to let the piece speak for itself otherwise my additional comments would offend anyone who has ever been behind the wheel. As the best driver in the Seattle area I deal with all of these idiots on the street everyday and it's hard to take. Has anyone seen my Best Driver trophy? Or my baseball for that matter?
Posted by Trent at 7:55 AM
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
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Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Update: An interview with the DVD director.
I have not had a chance to watch all of this new IMMAGINE IN CORNICE DVD (see set list below), but along with a few PJ only songs I was able to watch Eddie join My Morning Jacket on a cover of the Who's A Quick One (While He's Away). This is an eight minute medley that really holds five or six different sections. There is a bit of country/western, full on rock, some Byrds style harmonizing, and some a capella etc. From what I understand this was the Who's first attempt at an "Rock Opera."
The performance by MMJ with Eddie is almost flawless and full of an energy that can only shine through when people are doing something they truly love (remember, Eddie worships Pete Townsend). The whole time I kept thinking "they aren't going to do the whole damn thing are they?" They did and it rocked. I'll post a clip as soon as I can.
A Track List of Immagine in Cornice is as Follows:
Severed Hand (Milan)
World Wide Suicide (Featured clips from all Italian show dates)
Life Wasted (Torino)
State of Love and Trust (Milan)
Even Flow (Torino)
Better Man (Verona)
Come Back (Pistoia)
Rockin' in the Free World (Pistoia)
A Quick One While He's Away -- Eddie Vedder with My Morning Jacket (Torino)
Throw Your Arms Around Me (Pistoia)
Yellow Ledbetter (Milan)
Click here for video of Jeff explaining the set list process.
Posted by Trent at 9:01 PM
Monday, September 24, 2007
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The Scooter Libby Liars won the Pennington Baseball League Championship by a score of 382.3333 to 273.8334 over Warmongers. Yovani Gallardo led the team in scoring in the championship round and Prince Fielder led the team in scoring for the season. Congrats once again to The Scooter Libby Liars on a terrific Fantasy baseball Season. Hope to see you all next year!
Yep, I'm rich! Here is my mascot that brought me luck .
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Sunday, September 23, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
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Friday, September 21, 2007
Here are some pics from our night. First priority for us was getting a sitter for Kylee.
Luckily we had Jen, Steph, and Todd.
The show was awesome. A full review tomorrow.
As always, click on the images for a larger view.
Race For The Prize
Tapsmir (A sampled and re-worked version of Kashmir by Zeppelin)
Vein Of Stars
Firebird Suite Finale
Yoshimi Pt. 1(Stripped version)
Riding To Work In The Year 2025 (You're Invisible now) - In commemoration of the 10 year aniv. of Zaireeka.
Yeah Yeah Yeah Song with Intro Sing Along
Taps -> Superman
Do You Realize?
E2: Moonlight Mile
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Flaming Lips 01/24/04
Big Day Out, Sydney, Australia
Race For The Prize
Seven Nation Army *
Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Pt. 1)
The Golden Path @
She Don't Use Jelly
Do You Realize ??
*Yes, that is a White Stripe's cover.
The Seattle Weekly discusses the Flaming Lips v. Peter Bjorn and John concert dilemma. (If you haven't heard Peter Bjorn and John, you are missing out on some nice mellow grooves.)
Posted by Trent at 10:14 PM
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
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Monday, September 17, 2007
This is insane. What the hell is wrong with the police? There will be protests and people will be fired due to this video getting released.
Posted by Trent at 8:29 PM
I love the Beta Band and Zeppelin intro here.
The Lips are coming Thursday night to Seattle and if you have not seen them live you are missing out. I've seen them a few times and their stage spectacle is like nothing you will see anywhere else. There is confetti, strobe lights, dancing animals, blood, and some kick ass music.
Who knows, maybe yours truly will be up on stage in costume this time? If I am up there I will try hard to be in the bunny costume.
Tickets for the Seattle show are sold out, but the Lips have been known to make tickets available at the last second. See you there!
Posted by Trent at 6:41 PM
Sunday, September 16, 2007
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Saturday, September 15, 2007
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For those of you who have made the switch to iLife 08 for Apple there are many new features to be excited about, especially in iPhoto. However, iMovie 08 is a step backward. My post on Apple Insider.
I am a Video Production teacher for high school students and a part-time Videographer. We used to use iMovie for two months as a learning tool before we moved on to Final Cut Pro. Why iMovie? It has (had) the same interface that almost all other non-linear editing programs use including Avid, Panasonic Post Box, Media 100, and Premiere etc. The look and interface is what we would call "industry standard."
iMovie 06 had a lot to offer whereas iMovie 08 is basically a glorified slideshow. The fact that there is not a timeline and tighter audio control is astonishing. Do I mind that there are less video effects and transistions? Not at all. Most effects and transations are juvenile and rarely used for anything worthwhile.
I would suggest Apple create a program that utilizes iMovie 08's skimming video technique combined with an interface similar to iMovie 06 (and 99% of other non-linear editng programs). They could even create a section in the new app like "create simple video here" or something for novice users. But please update iMovie 06, a well made and useful program that just became a tad bloated.
I am very diappointed with iMovie 08 and to be honest I am surprised it's not just called something entirely different.
Luckily Apple still offers iMovie 06 as a free download.
Posted by Trent at 7:19 AM
Friday, September 14, 2007
Better late than never. Kings of Leon put on an energetic show all while being under the weather. The new album, my least favorite out of their three full-lengths, sounds wicked live. You can tell they've been touring for a while as they sounded really tight. Highlights included My Party, Molly's Chambers, Happy Alone, The Bucket, and a crowd sing-along version of Knocked Up. I would love to see a King's-only show in Seattle soon.
Posted by Trent at 6:28 PM
Summary: Following President Bush's address to the nation on Iraq, Fox was the only broadcast network not to air the Democratic response. Instead, Shepard Smith gave a short description of the response and stated: "Our coverage continues on the Fox News Channel on cable and satellite with the Democratic response and more. Right now, back to your local Fox programming." ABC, NBC, and CBS all aired the Democratic response.
Fair and balanced?
Posted by Trent at 3:54 PM
Thursday, September 13, 2007
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Wednesday, September 12, 2007
I would just like to point out Rachelle and I are proud to represent the 98103 a.k.a. the state's skinniest zip. Word.
Click the link for the full article from the PI.
Posted by Trent at 7:34 AM
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Like many of you today I watched the report General Petraeus gave Washington regarding the success (or lack thereof) of the troop surge in Iraq. He says we need the full surge forces at least until next summer and that at that time we will not renew the contract of 30,000 soldiers (they will leave at their planned time).
However, when pressed by Republicans like John Warner and Chuck Hagel and Democrats like Joe Biden he seemed very vague and unsure in regards to Bush's stated goal of making the US safer and "fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here". In fact, watching his response was almost shocking in it's ambiguity and lack of clarity.
From the New York Times:
Senator John W. Warner, the Republican of Virginia who is one of the party’s leading voices on foreign policy, asked whether the current strategy in Iraq is “making America safer.” General Petraeus first retreated to an explanation that he is doing his best “to achieve our objectives in Iraq.”
But when pressed again, he said: “Sir, I don’t know, actually.”
You can draw your own conclusions.
Bush speaks on Thursday will mention a troop withdrawal. Keep it mind we will only withdraw a portion of the troops included in the surge Bush implemented in the spring and summer. We still have a ton of young men and women over there indefinitely.
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Monday, September 10, 2007
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Sunday, September 09, 2007
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Posted by Trent at 12:10 PM
Great read. Arnold encourages the Republican party to do something about global warming and health care. Good luck Arnold, but I think you might be preaching to deaf ears.
Posted by Trent at 9:43 AM
Friday, September 07, 2007
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Thursday, September 06, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
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Any time you are feeling like you have it tough or you haven't had all the breaks you should read this diary.
Posted by Trent at 2:02 PM
New Nano with video, new touch screen iPods, new ring tone downloads, iPhone is $200 cheaper, and a wi-fi partnership with Starbucks.
iPod Shuffle ($79), iPod Nano ($149, $199), iPod Classic, ($249, $349), iPod Touch, ($299, $399), and iPhone ($499, $599).
- iPod Shuffle
- iPod Nano
- iPod Classic
- iPod Touch
- WiFi iTunes
- iTunes with Ringtone Support
- Apple/Starbucks Partnership
- 8GB iPhone Price Drop
Some additional details, photos
- iPod Nano TV Ad
- iPod Touch Guided Tour video
- iPod Touch hands-on video, iPod Touch Gallery, Another Gallery
- iPod Nano Gallery, Another Gallery
Posted by Trent at 11:11 AM