One of my favorite songs, off of one of my least favorite albums. Ed’s guitar work here is great, simple, but great.
Archive for December, 2009
Someone says what a lot of us children of the 80′s have been thinking all along:
A little while ago BoingBoing posted an image from the cover of “W” magazine clearly (seriously) showing that Demi Moore’s (awesomely still hot after like 50 years on this planet) hip was altered to look thinner, much like the Ralph Lauren ad that was beyond laughable…
Lawyers representing Demi Moore sent a threatening letter to Boing Boing over the holidays which demanded that we remove a post I published in November, or face legal consequences. In the referenced Boing Boing post, I published photographer Anthony Citrano’s speculation that a recent W Magazine cover image of the actress may have been crudely manipulated by magazine staff to alter her hip, and appear thinner.
Link to the documents sent to BoingBoing (also beyond laughable, its literally a case they can’t win…)
What I don’t really get is that there was clearly no reason to alter her in the first place, Demi Moore is literally impossibly hot, she actually has gotten better looking as she has gotten older. Seriously, look at her in the Ghost era:
And look at her now, like 30 years later:
This dude from the UK has progressed insanely over the past few years. This is also one of the few, recent, parkour videos that I’ve seen that doesn’t have any freerunning in it… which is a good thing.
Seriously, Ed makes this song. Also, what the hell is wrong with the editors/producer of these kinds of live broadcasts? They never show the people who are soloing unless its the frontman…
Life ain’t a fairy tale, it’s a documentary.
This poor thing never saw it coming…
Someone agrees with my thoughts on anyone trying to adapt the Polar Express and, hey, its the dudes from MST3K!
Kevin Murphy: I’ll just start the bidding with the entire Robert Zemeckis Christmas movie library. [A Christmas Carol and The Polar Express.] He’s really tried, with his dead, doll-like eye animation that he does, to destroy Christmas for children all over the world.
Mike Nelson: Smack dab in the middle of the uncanny valley, aren’t they? You just don’t know whether to scream or be delighted.
KM: Just to warm myself up for seeing [A Christmas Carol], just to amp up my hate a little bit, I watched the Christmastown/Nuremberg-rally scene in Polar Express. The end, when the elves are marching in formation, and Hitler—oh, I’m sorry, Santa—comes out…
Bill Corbett: [Laughs.] Hitler Claus!
This is Michael Bay’s new Victoria’s Secret commercial (he’s actually good at commercials, remember the Got Milk add with Aaron Burr and the peanut butter, ya, that was him). I’m calling it, circuses and burlesque are going to make another come back (like Moulin Rouge did in the early 00s…)
Part II in the series explaining why Ed O’Brien is under appreciated as a member of Radiohead…
Ed is cool because of his interest in Radiohead as a cohesive band. As mentioned previously, Thom and Jonny are given almost all of the credit for creating the bands now trademark experimentations work, both commercially and artistically. However, Ed is the completing facet of the creative triumvirate that is Radiohead’s guitar section.
Thom says it best here:
As far as pop goes, it wasn’t a bad song. Also, Samaire Armstrong was in the video, you can’t argue with that:
“Bad Day” Named One-Hit Wonder Of The Decade
Billboard has named Daniel Powter, whose song “Bad Day” topped the Billboard charts for five weeks in 2006, the one-hit wonder of the decade. The magazine defined a one-hit wonder as any act whose second song didn’t reach the top 25. To be fair, it only considered the years 2000-2007, because last year’s hit-makers might still have another one up their sleeves.
Some dude’s mac is being held for inspection by the FDA because they think its an apple, not an Apple… dur…
I’m wondering if Atom Punk will ever actually catch on. I’m gonna go with no, but, regardless, I’ll keep posting crap anyway.
If I were more of a nerd and wasn’t lazy I’d probably write my own Atom Punk literature just for my own edification. Alas, I am neither…
That Disney animation is a real find…
A perfectly executed Parkour video from Tokyo…
This is part one in a series about why Ed O’Brien is cooler than people think. Why? Well, to quote Noely G:
“I know what little Thom does, I know what Jonny does, I know what Colin does, I know what the Samaritan does on drums, what do you do?”
Anyway, here’s the first, and probably the best, example of Ed’s coolness, Treefingers
This is mostly Ed’s creation, with Thom and Ed adding effects to Ed’s guitar work to create the ambient sounds heard on the album. I would kill to hear it before and to know what they used to digitally change it.
This Article about “How To Tell if You Are Being Boring” is awesome. I wish I could take it around with me and give it to people who tell stupid stories… or, you know, for myself… I guess.
But once you’re talking, how do you know if the other person is interested in your conversation – or not? One challenge is that the more socially adept a person is, the better he or she is at hiding boredom. It’s a rare person, however, who can truly look fascinated while bored.
I added JM because this song struck a chord with me when I was a senior in high school, it made me realize how much I put my foot in my mouth and tell dumb stories… which I still do to this day despite my best efforts…
“What I will say…I dig our kid and I know he digs me, and in the future, who knows. But at the moment, no f***ing chance.”
For all the times we punish ourselves, very few times have we actually done something wrong.