Next year I will be there….Read More
I get IT! The elephant is us and we are searching for freedom and in the end it’s all a big joke…. ok I was going to try and produce a lame attempt at something sarcastic but instead just came up with THIS!
Paradise is pretty catchy. I like it better than the other Coldplay song they put out that people thought they ripped off.
What exactly is a Mylo Xylto? Does anyone really know?Read More
I had the opportunity to sit down with Dustin Kensrue of Thrice earlier today before their show at The Prophet Bar. I have been a long time fan of Thrice and Dustin’s work so to have a chance to talk to him about their latest release Major/Minor was truly an honor. The interview runs about 20 minutes, and don’t forget to check out the acoustic performance of the song Promises (below).
In the interview we talked a lot about the meanings behind some of the songs off the new record Major/Minor, his writing style and collaborations for this record. We also talked a lot about the institution of marriage and the ideas behind the new single Promises. The band is currently on tour right now in support of their latest release and to find out more tour dates and details about the band visit Thrice.net.
Incredible video from Gorilla Vs Bear.
I am a huge fan of video work like this, and working on some similar stuff right now that I hope to be able to show soon.Read More
First for those that don’t know or haven’t heard of iwrestledabearonce they are an American heavy metal band formed in 2007 in Shreveport, Louisiana, and currently based in Los Angeles, California. Their musical style is considered avant-garde metal due to their use of frequent genre changes within songs, including jazz, disco, swing, easy listening, grindcore and electronica, but primarily metalcore. Their music is generally described as a “spastic blending of genres.” This past Sunday I had a chance to catch up with Steven Bradley guitarist and programmer for the band iwrestledabearonce back stage at the All Stars Fest. We had a chance to talk about how the tour was going and the upcoming album that came out Tuesday. In the interview we talked a lot about the new record and how it was stylistically different than the previous. Steven commented on how everyone in the band hated their last album and how they felt primarily rushed to record it due to the fact they had just gotten off tour. Steven also commented on the success of their band by in part due to the airplay they received from Sirius XM’s Hard Attack channel. New details about an hour long movie the band will premier this October right around Halloween. In the hour long movie Steven described that they all get murdered and they kill a bunch of people in the process. It was filmed using an expensive “Michael Bay” camera, and the band should be announcing details about screenings, so keep on the look out for the details on that. The video started off as a music video but then they just coming up with ideas so they decided to make the video an entire hour. Catch the full video interview below and then also pick up their new album Ruining It For Everybody out in stores now. I also have a ton of other video interviews that I will be putting up soon. Hang tight for that and thanks for check this out!
Catch the song Tastes Like Kevin Bacon below. This was the track that got a ton of airplay on Sirius XM’s Hard Attack channel, and helped gain tons of news fans.
This video is sick! I want to know how they managed to pull in all those movie stars for this video. I counted at least 10 diff people. Will Ferrell playing the cowboy was classic. I am glad the Beastie Boys are back. My wife may not like em and think they are goofy white rappers and even though they are they some how pull it off.
Hot Sauce Committee pt.2 in stores May 3rd.Read More
I saw this video on Tumblr and was like whoa. whoa. but then I thought back to some of my rhetoric communication classes and what we talked about with idea of propaganda and it got me thinking. Would you consider this video put out by the Catholic Church propaganda or is it something different? From my understanding the churches stance is SUPER conservative about preventive birth control and from what I remember they even think condoms are a no-no. Now this is even within the confinements of marriage, but do you think THIS video would be considered propaganda?
Definition: the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person, ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one’s cause or to damage an opposing cause; also : a public action having such an effect
I found definition here.
What also concerns me is that yes this obviously displaying Planned Parenthoods position on Abortion but what does the video display about the Catholics position on the Christian faith?
Does this video do more justice for the faith or does it do more harm? What would someones perception of the faith be if they saw this?
Just some ideas I am throwing out.Read More
Look at me in that picture, pathetic. I look like I hated life. I don’t remember what I was thinking when this year book picture got snapped but, If I could reach into that picture and say something to 8th grade Adrian I be sure and mention that the shoes you had to have are not going to matter in 15 years. Honestly, that’s what middle school was about at the school I went to. First off, I went to school that wasn’t in the best part of town. Everyday there seemed to be fights, and people bragging about how they had sex on the weekends, and there was this huge pressure to be macho, act tough, get in trouble or be the one to get in trouble. In a way middle school is what I imagine prison would be like, except at 3:50 you get to leave to go home.
We’d sit in the gym before class and look at Eastbay magazines and talk about all the shoes we liked, the shoes we wanted to get. We’d talk about music, Tupac and Biggie, and rap music. I was really into rap. Gangster rap. The kind of rap that was rebellious and made you want to physically hurt someone after listening to 30 seconds of it, and I was tough or at least I pretended to be. The thing was is it was all a front. I knew it, and I’m sure everyone else knew it. I remember this one time while waiting for the teacher to show up, some other kid named Adrian who was much tougher then I pretended to be turned off all the lights, and closed the door leaving the room pitch black. All of a sudden I heard something shatter and hit the wall and I knew the battle was on. People started chunking books, chairs, desks, anything they could get their hands on at the attempt to inflict pain on someone else. Meanwhile I sat their huddled under my desk trying not to get hit. Needless to say it was a war zone and people were not showing mercy. Soon after the teacher showed up and turned on the lights, the once neat and tidy room looked like something from the show Hoarders.
This. Was. 8th. Grade.
On a day-to-day basis something like this would happen. A bomb threat, a fight in the locker room, someone would start a fire, there was always something. I think back on this kid named Shawn Soul and think of how he must of hated life, because the dude would get a swirly in a toilet full of urine and it would happen just about everyday. I started thinking about all these stories the other day and came across my yearbook because of a new album that recently hit stores. If your asking yourself why does an album remind you of 8th grade, well let me explain.
Towards the later part of my 8th grade year there was this kid I met who introduced me a little band called Nirvana. You might have heard of them. The lead singer tragically died way too young and because of his death their legacy is probably much bigger then what it should be.
Anyways before Nirvana my music mainly consisted of Rap and R&B there was Boyz II Men, Salt and Pepper, Mc Hammer, Vanilla Ice, Too Short, Biggie, Pac, anything on Death Row records. Then I started hanging out with this kid Nathan. I’d go to his house watch the Simpsons, listen to Pearl Jam, and Nirvana. I remember one time we went to his uncle’s house, who wasn’t really old enough to be his uncle more like his cousin. He was a bigger Nirvana fan then we were. His room was decked out in black lights, and candles, and walked the boarder line of someone who was rebellious and plain creepy. I remember the day Kurt Cobain died Nathan’s uncle, someone how got Nathan a copy of Kurt’s death certificate. Which to anyone normal this is just plain weird. Mind you, this was before Google, and people were still using dial up modems and those AOL 500 free hours discs you’d get in the mail. Basically that certificate was hard to come by but his uncle somehow got a copy of it.
Once I got a hold of the Nirvana Bleach record my listening preference never went back to rap. From that point on it was grunge, and alternative rock. Oasis, Silver Chair, R.E.M., The Cure, Pear Jam, Bush etc. Even to this day I listen to more rock then pop, cringe at artificial overly produced music, and despise when I wake up with a Ke$ha song is stuck in my head (yes I will admit it has happened). Regardless, when I picked up the new Cage The Elephant record there was a tinge of something in there that I haven’t heard in years. Something that reminded me of the first time I heard Nirvana in Nathan’s room. I am not saying that this band or this record will be as great as any Nirvana record because honestly it won’t. But I think there is a tinge of something in this new CTE record that resembles the rebellious “I-don’t-care-attitude” that was popularly prevalent in the early 90’s. Grante,d even if it’s only a piece, its there, or maybe I just need to believe that grunge is dead forever.