Posts from May 2013

Monday, 20 May 2013

My Famous Friends: Live In-Studio on KEXP

The Saturday before last, some of my friends got to check something off their list of lifelong ambitions:

Recorded Live!

Recorded Live!

Yes, that’s right, Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount did a Live In-Studio on KEXP!

It took it a while to be put up on the website, but now you can listen to the 4 songs they performed, or the whole half-hour segment.

This is unbelievably awexome! KEXP is a big deal! It’s one of the most well-respected radio stations in the world, and even though it is based in the Northwest it has devoted listeners all the heck over the place.

By the way, the next JM+FFD show is this Saturday the 25th at The Crocodile in Seattle, where they are the opening act for the CD release of “Happy, Good Looking, and in Love” by Friends and Family. Also on the bill are the Hoot Hoots! So you should check that out (I won’t be going because of Fools Play).

Categories: Music, My Famous Friends.

Friday, 17 May 2013

My Famous Friends: “Winning Dad”

There are lots and lots of independent movies floating about the world and the internets in various stages of production. Many of them have Kickstarter campaigns. One of them is called “Winning Dad.”

How is it that this movie came to garner my support when so many others have not? Well, for starters it’s being made locally: all Western Washington cast and crew and whatnot. For another thing, it’s got a pretty intriguing premise that fits very well into our enlightened, Pacific-Northwest mindset:

Colby’s dad knows his son is gay, but he doesn’t like talking about it. He respects it, but ignores everything about that aspect of his son’s life – he doesn’t even know about Colby’s long-term boyfriend, Rusty.

Increasingly committed to Rusty, Colby hatches a plan to trick his father into camping with Rusty under the pretense that Rusty is Colby’s straight friend and future business partner. Colby is convinced that, given the chance, his father and his boyfriend will get along great…

But what REALLY sealed the deal for me was the fact that my pals Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount were hired to write the soundtrack for the movie. The ENTIRE soundtrack!

Here’s their Kickstarter vid so you can learn more:

As an added bonus, they’ve also hired Ellen McLain, who you probably know as the voice of GLaDOS from the Portal games (and in Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming Pacific Rim extravaganza) as one of the on-screen characters in the film. She’s also gotten involved in the Kickstarter campaign, and let’s just say that this time the cake is NOT a lie:

And what’s that song that was playing in the background during that video? Why it’s “Skatepark” by Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discount!

SOLD!

Be like me (you know you wanna) and support this film’s Kickstarter campaign. Also find them elsewhere on the internets:
There’s Facebook: – http://www.facebook.com/winningdad
Twitter: – http://twitter.com/winningdadmovie
and their Newsletter: – http://eepurl.com/p5dHn

Categories: Great Ideas on the Internet, Links, Movies, Music, My Famous Friends.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Fools Play Rasslin’ League is BACK!

After almost a two-year hiatus, Fools Play is going to perform a brand-new installment of the Fools Play Rasslin’ League (FPRL) this Saturday night (May 18th 2013) at 8:00!

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This is a very exciting thing, and I hope most all of you come to see it. For more information go to the Fools Play Website (foolsplay.net).

Categories: Fools Play.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Where Babby At?

I know I said I wouldn’t post a tonne of baby stuff on this website, but I do need to post this to let you know where to go if you DO want baby updates.

And here is where you go:

1. I made a new blog just for baby updates: Updates on the Harris/Hamm Baby!
http://harrishammbaby.blogspot.com
harrishammbaby

2. I created a Facebook Group: I Want Updates on the Harris/Hamm Baby!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/harrishammbaby/
Mostly it will re-post information that is in the new baby blog.

So there you go! Now you can be updated as much (or as little) as you want.

I’ll be back soon with a movie review of Iron Man 3, and probably one for the new Star Trek shortly thereafter. Cheers!

Categories: Updates.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Important Birfday Announcement: Please Read!

Hello! Today is my birfday, ’tis true. But this announcement is not about MY birfday. It’s about another Birfday that is soon-to-be. For, you see…

Sonogram Photo!

That’s not a jelly bean…

Yes, it’s true! A small handful of you are already aware of this, but Carrie caught the preggers! Sometime around Halloween she will release our wee beb into the world. It’s terrifically exciting! HAPPY BIRFDAY TO ME!

So, some brief info: mum and baby both seem to be having a completely normal pregnancy. We won’t learn the gender for another 5-6 weeks. And we won’t reveal the baby’s name until AFTER it is borned.

But here is my pledge to you: none of my online places (this blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.) are going to transform into thousands-of-baby-photos-and-non-stop-updates-about-baby places. ThisisChris.com will continue to be my pop-culture reserve (though updates might happen even LESS frequently), and I am probably going to almost completely abandon Facebook (I still get on there for Fools Play and my work, so I’ll still check messages and notifications and invites) because, frankly, I now have more important things to do with my time than dink around on Facebook.

If you ARE interested in baby updates, let me know. I might start up a second blog or something if demand is high enough.

HELLZ YEAH! OUR BABBY WILL BE BEST BABBY!

Categories: Life, Of the Month, Pictures, Wee Beb.