Archive for July, 2007

Westside Beach Invasion II Rally Write-up Part 1

I was lucky enough to attend the Westside Scooter Club‘s Beach Invasion II last weekend, July 27th through the 29th. It was an absolute blast. I took quite a few pictures, but I thought I’d write about basically the best weekend ever.

It’s long and there are a lot of pictures, so the rest of the post is after the jump.

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July 31, 2007 at 9:38 pm 7 comments

Mmmm mmmm MMMM MMMMMM!

I know this is probably old news to all you youtube hipsters – but this was just sent to me and IT IS THE BEST.

July 30, 2007 at 3:02 pm 2 comments

Ingmar Bergman dead at 89

Ingmar Bergman died today. He has made a lot of movies, but one of my favorite films of his is a masterpiece called “The Silence.” I’ve always been a fan of silent film, but these are mostly curious short films with an accompanying soundtrack added. “The Silence” is an almost entirely silent film. It reminds me of later films like Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in the West” where he uses the sounds of the diagesis to create a soundtrack. The silence is never deafening and the story is involving and thought provoking. You should rent it.

R.I.P. Ingmar Bergman!

July 30, 2007 at 11:15 am

Beach Invasion Rally

Long story short. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, I’ll tell my story soon, but here is the Flickr set.

July 29, 2007 at 10:07 pm

Underapprectiated? I Am Kloot’s Gods and Monsters

I was listening to an interview with Danny Boyle about his movie Sunshine (which I saw last week – it was amazing). He has always had such great music in his movies, and he mentioned a Manchester band called “I Am Kloot.” I looked them up, and being a sucker for Manchester bands and cheap CDs, I ordered the 2005 album Gods and Monsters from the Amazon.com marketplace. It was only 3 dollars, and it came from Fabulous Jackpot! in Portland, my old record stompin’ grounds!

I received it yesterday and I’ve been listening to it all day. It is really good! It reminds me vocally of “James” and Tim Booth’s singing style. Strangely enough, “James” is a Manchester band as well. British love!

I haven’t listened to it enough to completely fall in love with the band yet, but I haven’t heard a bad song and it is great music to work to because you can both get lost in it or ignore it easily.

I think I’m going to order the rest of their albums, maybe dive head first into another Manchester-fest and pick up some old James albums and relisten to all my Moz!

The only way it could get more British is Michael showing up with some fish and chips and a six-pack of Newcastle. Blip!

July 26, 2007 at 2:54 pm 3 comments

white garbage

I know I don’t have a lot to say on this thing lately… other than lamenting about transportation woes (it will get better after this weekend, I promise!).

But! I do have this to say: When Google bought YouTube, they bought the most expensive episode of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” ever. Want to see a million Americans get hit in the nuts? Visit YouTube. What about a kid setting his head on fire and jumping around? 228 hits.

What about a cat flushing the toilet for 3 minutes? Ok… I have to admit. I’ve watched and enjoyed that one.

More than once.

UPDATE: LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

July 25, 2007 at 11:49 pm 1 comment

aw dang

Rest in peace – my beautiful black and tan 2007 Vespa.

July 24, 2007 at 7:23 pm 14 comments

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