Friday, November 25, 2005

I like the I Walk the Line. I think it painted a picture of Johnny Cash being a much more one-dimensional character than he actually was, but I guess that's what you gotta do when you condense a man's life into 2 hours.

Juelz Santa was on Jay Leno last night. It was all soldiers in the audience, looking all spiffy in their uniforms and making it real awkward for Juelz. There was no reaction in the audience until I guess he got desperate and started running up the aisles. Then at the end during the call and response part when he told them to yell "Ay! Ay! Ay!" they were all deafening and perfectly sycronized together. It was like he was performing for his totally disciplined Dipset Army.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

So in the 50 Cent movie the wet naked dudes fighting in the shower scene kind of surprised me. I wasn't expecting to see any balls in Get Rich or Die Trying, you know? I also liked the part where he listened to Window Shopper in the car before he recorded it.

Monday, November 14, 2005

The gladiator scene in Rome last night was nuts. No TV moment has turned my world upside down like that since Chris Jericho first won the Heavyweight Title from HHH on an opening segment of Raw or Smackdown when I was in High School.

Friday, November 11, 2005

The White Stripes video that my brother and I acted in is out now, and you can see it on the White Stripes website. I thought I had been cut out of it, but they actually ended up using a take I was in! When I found out I watched MTV , MTV2, MTV Hits, and MTV Jams (now I call it MTV James... Breihan) for hours, but I haven's seen it on TV yet. Anyway, Jack White called my bro an "asshole" in this British music newspaper called NME. Jack said "some asshole actor that was an extra on the video went online the next day and told everybody what was in the video." The funny thing is that my brother isn't an actor, he's actually a writer. The fact that he wrote about this shouldn't be any big surprise. Anyway, shit, this isn't The Sixth Sense or something, some movie with a cliffhanger ending, it's a music video. I guess I should't say too much though, my bro can watch his own back. I'm actually a little pissed off Jack White didn't say anything about me though - I was the one who ran up and asked his wife an inappropriate question ("Yo, are you Jack White's wife?").

Sunday, November 06, 2005

I went to the Johnny Cash party at the Ottobar. They had a whole bunch of bands, 8 I think, all playing Johnny Cash stuff. The only dude who sang with a deep voice and just played acoustic guitar was the first one out, almost like they wanted to get that shit out of the way. After that came totally annoying Ukalale and little recorder/keyboard toy instrument dudes making me wanna throw shit at them. They seemed to be the most popular though, probably cause they rolled deep with a bunch of MICA people who really like to whistle. Come on though man, this shit isn't a gag, it's Johnny Cash. Some of the punked out bands were pretty good, like Secret Crush Society. some were boring like band that yelled "We're gonna super-Fuck Johnny Cash graaaaah!" or something. This group called Land Speed Record though, they only played three songs and they totally blew up "Long Black Veil," totally capturing the epic tragedy of that song with their 2-piece electric guitar and drum thing, doing the shit right. After the bands they did Karaoke and the Jimmy Jamma rocked the mike on "Don't Take Your Guns to Town." I think Al Shipley of Government Names might have thought it was kind of funny that I kept running to the front to get promotional T-Shirts and stuff and that I knew pretty much every song and shit, but I'm a total nerd when it comes to Johnny Cash. Can't wait for the movie.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Jarhead a pretty good movie and it's way less cartoony than 3 Kings. Far as I know those are the only Desert Storm movies and I like them both. It got a bad review in the City Paper for not being anti war enough but that's garbage. It didn't bang you over the head with how anti-war it was, not like Born on the Fourth of July or something, but it does make the way the war was fought seem completely gratuitous. Aside from maybe Jamie Foxx's character it also definately doesn't put the Marines up on any kind of plateau either like a We Were Soldiers or something.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

I was gone for a minute
now I'm back again

Last time I tried to post my computer ate it and I got pissed off. I wrote about Pontiak rocking at a house party in Arlington. They're gonna be at the Talking Head tonight. I won't be there cause it's a school night.

Al Shipley is making waves over on Government Names.

Johnny Cash Party on saturday at the Ottobar. Eat something will be there.