Posts from March 2009

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

My Secret Shame: Street of TERROR

What’re you afraid of, kid?

I’ve written a new article! This time I delve deep into the psyches of children to have a frank and serious discussion about childhood fears and how unintelligent kids are for having them. I then go on to reveal my own, deep-rooted childhood fear (complete with a video of it). It’s a doozy. Read on:

My Secret Shame: Street of Terror

Categories: Featured Posts, Videos.

Monday, 30 March 2009

What a (Sky)Lark!

Last Friday evening the wife and I headed on up north to go to the Skylark Café & Club because our good friend Three Ninjas was playing there. Also there were @rabbiddogg, @tangentbot, @HeartFeltRobots, and @angierox. You can see most of us in this photo that Three Ninjas took from the stage during his set!

Three Ninjas is much brighter than the rest of us

Three Ninjas dee-jayed about 42 very entertaining minutes, then had enough time to perform “The Ecstacy of Mallard” at the end.

I also finally picked up a copy of the Three Ninjas album, Welcome to Boy Zone. It’s been out for a while, and I feel bad for taking so long to get my own copy!

The 2nd band was The Order of the Crimson Wizard. They were a fascinating classical/metal/fantasy blend. Carrie & I enjoyed them tremendously, but I’d spent all my moneys on the Three Ninjas CD, so we couldn’t pick up a copy of their CD.

They said they were from Bellingham, so I emailed Ryan (of The Wastelanders and Chuckanut Drive) to see if he knew of them. He said that they used to practice next door to them, and “it always sounded like someone was just playing Castlevania out of a PA main.” He also described them as “Hobbit Rock,” which I thought was funny.

The third act was French Miami, a weirdly psychedelic rock trio from San Francisco. They got really into their music while they were playing it. They had a cool setup: the guitarist and bassist both had keyboards that they’d play as well, sometimes even at the same time as they were playing their guitars. Interesting stuff.

But anyway, Three Ninjas recorded his entire set, both audio and video. The audio is available for you to download AND ENJOY. Here is the audio recording of the performance.

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Life, Links, Music, Restaurants.

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Put Headphones on Your Heart

Here is an adorable video for one of Leeni’s songs:

I totally dig Leeni’s stuff. Her 8-Bit Heart album was my Album of the Month last April. I should probably pick up her new album, Labyrinth. She’s having a show on Wednesday the 8th of April with Fighter X, another really good chiptune musician. I could probably buy Labyrinth directly from Leeni’s merch table there. Anybody wanna go see this show with me?


Categories: Concerts/Shows, Music, Videos.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Watchmen (2009)

Who watches these guys?

Directed by Zack Snyder

I saw Watchmen twice before I wrote this review. Why? Because like many people my age, I read the comics on which the movie is based. So the first time I saw the film I automatically found myself comparing it to the source material. They changed that line, they cut out this part, they emphasized that a lot more, etc. The second time I saw it I already knew what it was, so I was able to enjoy it simply for itself and not as an adaptation. It is that 2nd viewing that I now review… [Read my full review]

Categories: Movie Reviews.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Visit Hakodate, Japan (While You Still Can)

These videos were produced to promote tourism by the city of Hakodate, Japan. I guess this is one way to get people to visit your city…

And here’s a bonus, quickie video to promote Winter in Hakodate:

Seriously, can you guys think of any American city that would purposefully and officially produce tourism videos of such awexomeness?

(via Pink Tentacle)

Categories: Japan, Robots, Videos.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

A New Frontier

Yesterday (Monday) Carrie & I went out and hung out with some Bead people at a local bar because it was a birfday party for one of them. That isn’t very unusual, but what was unusual was the fact that we didn’t head out until after 10:00 PM. It felt very strange… often we’re getting ready for bed at that time. ‘Cause we’re OLD, see.

Anyhoo, we picked @SphinxAkashaa up from his bus where it let him out on Commerce and met everybody down at the New Frontier Lounge, which we didn’t even know existed out there. They had a DJ who was spinning/mixing entirely reggae vinyl. It was interesting. The place is actually pretty cool, and it was nice to hang out with a bunch of Bead Babes & Boys.

We didn’t get back home until about Midnight:15, which is again very unusual for us. ‘Cause we’re OLD, see.

Categories: Life, Restaurants.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Pleaseeasaur’s “Crap Factory”


Categories: Videos.