Sunday, September 30, 2007

Woman gives birth to own grandchildren


An interesting article about music downloading.

SNL Iran Video

McCain: I'd prefer Christian president

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.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Download Hotel Chevalier at iTunes

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.

Juno, the Dramedy Hit at the Toronto Film Festival.

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Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says gay sex immoral.

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.

A Commentary on Seattle's Bad Drivers

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?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Pearl Jam Live in Italy DVD with special guest My Morning Jacket

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)
Corduroy (Verona)
State of Love and Trust (Milan)
Porch (Verona)
Even Flow (Torino)
Better Man (Verona)
Alive (Milan)
Blood (Verona)
Comatose (Pistoia)
Come Back (Pistoia)
Rockin' in the Free World (Pistoia)

Bonus Tracks
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.

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Fantasy Baseball Champion!!!

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 .

This mom does not mess around

Be sure to see all 3 pictures .

Now this is a seriously strict mom ...

Don't mess with her...

We need more people like her...


Saturday, September 22, 2007


Don't forget to download the 11 track live in Spain album at the bottom of the interview.

Hillary Clinton to appear on five major talk shows Sunday

Friday, September 21, 2007

Bennett seeks release from KeyArena lease

Picture day at school

A great Kings of Leon in NY review


Flaming Lips Thursday Sept 20 at the paramount in Seattle

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.

The Flaming Lips at the Paramount
The Flaming Lips brought their Santas and aliens to the Paramount Theater, Thursday, Sept. 20.
Marcella D. Volpintesta
Click here for Seattle Weekly slide show.

Set List:
Ta Da!
Race For The Prize
Tapsmir (A sampled and re-worked version of Kashmir by Zeppelin)
Free Radicals
Fight Test
Mt. Side
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?
E1: Jelly
E2: Moonlight Mile

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Download a live Flaming Lips show from Sydney to prep for tomorrow's show

Flaming Lips 01/24/04
Big Day Out, Sydney, Australia

Race For The Prize
Seven Nation Army *
Fight Test
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.)

Fact Checker video with special guest Bill Murray

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Vote to banish the Bonds ball that broke Hank Aaron's record!

Bonds Reacts

The New Wes Anderson Directed AT &T commercials

If you aren't sure who Wes is, he is the guy who directed Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, and The Royal Tenenbaums etc.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Police Taser Florida Student After He Asks John Kerry Why No One Has Tried To Impeach Bush

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.


Muckleshoots offer free land to arena project

The Sonics and the races in one night? Wow.

A very recent interview with the Flaming Lips about their 25 years as a band.

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!

Snoqulamie Summit Ski/Ride Passes are available at a low price until 9/30.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

30 Rock wins Best Comedy Emmy

What are you waiting for? Get the first season DVD's.

Fox censors Sally Field's anti-war statement at the Emmy's


Saturday, September 15, 2007

Check out the artists at the Monolith Festival in Colorado this wekend.

iLife 08 from Apple

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.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Weatherman unaware camera recorded this boob move

Kings of Leon Pics From Bumbershoot

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.

Brody makes Kylee laugh

Fox only broadcast network that did not air Democratic response to Bush speech

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?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

10 reasons you should be watching 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'


You are missing out if you have not started watching this show. Think demented (and funny) Friends meets Seinfeld.

Across The Universe Movie Trailer.

Beatles songs throughout? I'm in.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Jon Stewart will host 2008 Oscars


Are you overweight? Research shows where you live is a HUGE factor.

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.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

General Petraeus does not know if our work in Iraq will make us safer.

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.

Listen to the entire new Eddie Vedder album Into the Wild here.

Dick in a Box is a big winner!


Saturday, September 08, 2007

New York TImes: Troop Buildup, Yielding Slight Gains, Fails to Meet U.S. Goals

Listen to the full new Go Team album here

Doing it Right is the new single.

Pedialyte: An athletes secret weapon

Aaron Houston for The New York Times

QUICK RELIEF Gavin Bannat, the wrestling coach at Wayne Valley High School, found Pedialyte when the flu left him dehydrated.

No cuts in this Wisely video starring Jenna Fischer from the Office.

Schwarzenegger: '[Republicans] are dying at the box office'

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.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Led Zeppelin WILL reunite for at least one show!

Led Zeppelin

If they tour in the US I will go crazy. The Page and Plant shows in 95 I saw were pretty damn cool.

Jackass Sonics owner tours race track

Arctic ice cap to melt faster than feared, scientists say


Thursday, September 06, 2007

Steve Jobs Offers apology, credit for iPhone

Jobs is a smooth politician appealing to the fan base. Smart move.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Listen to all the versions of the Weeds theme 'Little Boxes'.

Artists covering the song include The Shins, Decemberists, and Randy Newman etc.

The Simpsons opening Star Wars style

Keith Olbermann's Special Comment 9/4/2007. He takes Bush's Iraq plans to task in a way I've never seen before.

One of the most emotional pieces I have ever read.

Any time you are feeling like you have it tough or you haven't had all the breaks you should read this diary.

Apple releases news iPods and updates iPhone

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