Snowmobile Double-Backflip.

Don’t think. Just watch it.

Published in: on January 26, 2009 at 12:19 pm  Comments (1)  

Mute Math Q&A.

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Couple of things you guys should check out concerning one of my favorite bands out there right now, Mute Math.

First off, you need to check out their performance on ‘The Tonight Show’ last week (1.15.09). Their portion of the show starts at 36:28. They did the “Twilight” soundtrack version of Spotlight. And it’s tight. (By the way, I can’t embed it here since WordPress and Hulu don’t talk to each other. And you will have to sit through a commercial or two. But it’s worth it.)

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But if you have seen it, you might have many questions. Who are the extra guys? Is this the new Mute Math? Why doesn’t that one guy have any hair? Why isn’t Roy on the bass? And on an unrelated note, where’s this new album we’ve been hearing about? We now have some answers…courtesy of Roy’s blog. Please read his latest entry immediately. It will soothe your soul.

Also…there’s another piece of news that involves:

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As you know, they release additional tracks on a regular basis. And I have to admit…I missed the additions back on January 16th. Take a look and see if there’s anything you recognize:

 

Harmonix and MTV Games announced today the addition of eight new tracks to the Rock Band Music Store, including music from the Steve Miller Band, Godsmack, Belly, Ghost Hounds, Mute Math and Rob Zombie.

They are the usual Rock Band price: $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track; $5.49 (440 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the Steve Miller Band 3-pack. The new tracks will be available on January 20 for the Xbox and January 22 for the PS3.

The full track list is below: 

  • Steve Miller Band “Space Cowboy”
  • Steve Miller Band “Take the Money and Run”
  • Steve Miller Band “The Joker”
  • Godsmack “I Stand Alone”
  • Belly “Feed the Tree”
  • Ghost Hounds “Wind Me Up”
  • Mute Math “Typical”
  • Rob Zombie “War Zone”

 

Sonamighty. I’m considering quitting my job right now so that I can get home and dl that mess and jump up on top of my poorly-designed plastic drum set and smash it all to pieces and stick the microphone into my eye. Please come to my house and join the chaos.

Published in: on January 23, 2009 at 7:27 am  Leave a Comment  

They definitely got Obama’s back.

With over a million people showing up to wish Obama well in DC yesterday, you had to figure that there might have been one or two that wished him harm, right? It’s almost hard to believe that there weren’t any security issues. For instance, what would have happened if someone would have rushed the Obama’s limo during the parade? Well, let me give you a hint.

It’s a Yukon with some special modifications courtesy of the Secret Service. Think of it as a Millenium Falcon-type gun turret combined with the gun that Gov. Ventura carried with him in in ‘Predator.’  Namely, the Dillon M134D Gatling Gun, a six barreled, electrically driven machine gun chambered in 7.62mm, capable of firing 4,000 rounds per minute.  And get this, the bullets are laced with poison.  And the poison is high in calories.  These guys aren’t messin’ around.

[Courtesy What Would Tyler Durden Do?]
By the way, Obama’s caddy is pretty sweet, too. Click here for a better and bigger view.

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Other highlights:

• It can withstand rocket impacts and it’s perfectly sealed against biochemical attacks.
• Petrol tank: Can withstand a direct hit thanks to a special foam and armor-plating.
• Bodywork: made of dual hardness steel, aluminum, titanium, and ceramics to “break up posible projectiles”.
• Tyres: Kevlar-reinforced with steel rims underneath so it can run away no matter what.
• Accessories include: Night vision cameras, pump-action shotguns, tear gas cannons.
• Comes with bottles of blood compatible with the President’s blood.

The only thing I don’t get is this: It has a ten-CD changer. A CD changer? What is this? 1994?

[Gizmodo] via [Daily Mail]

Published in: on January 21, 2009 at 7:44 pm  Comments (1)  

The greatest inspirational speech EVER.

Sure. Obama was pretty good yesterday. The guy could have easily taken the easy way and gone for cheap laughs and huge applause. The audience was primed for a celebratory speech. But give him credit. The speech wasn’t about the past. It wasn’t about him. It was about our country’s future, and the tough times ahead. And that was exactly the right thing to do.

Still, it left me a bit wanting. I was ready to be lifted up onto the wings of eagles. I was prepared to step into the great tradition of oratory for glory. For example, the famous and historic Bill Murray motivational speech in ‘Stripes.’ And that’s not what we heard yesterday in D.C.

But my friends and fellow Americans, if you’ll spend two minutes of your valuable time watching the video below…I think there are great things ahead.

Published in: on January 21, 2009 at 7:28 am  Comments (2)  

Great Expectations.

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I’m hopeful. I really am. I didn’t vote for the guy. But then again, I wasn’t all that excited about the guy that I did vote for.

And yet, I’m still hopeful. I’m hopeful that this guy gets it right. I’m hopeful that this guy is as smart as I think he is. I’m hopeful that he’s gathering the right people around him. And I’m hopeful that when things get really bad…he listens to those people. I’m hopeful that he makes the right decisions. I’m hopeful that he’ll govern much more moderately than he campaigned. I’m hopeful that he knows in his heart that government isn’t the answer for everything. I’m hopeful that he truly understands that there are times when diplomacy is not enough. And when those times come, I’m prayerful that he ‘ll only send our troops into harm’s way when it’s truly needed. I’m hopeful that the people who are so excited today realize he won’t and can’t fix everything. I’m hopeful that when the party dies down…they don’t turn on him when things are still really bad six months from now. I’m hopeful that our country becomes a stronger nation in the next four years. I’m hopeful that maybe he’ll do such a good job…….that I will vote for him in four years.

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Change is a good thing, right?

[Pics courtesy of Boston.com]

Published in: on January 20, 2009 at 8:30 pm  Comments (1)  

Happy Inauguration, my fellow Americans.

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Published in: on January 20, 2009 at 7:36 am  Comments (2)  

John Mayer Does TV Again. Maybe.

 

The word out CBS is that musician/rocker/person/ John Mayer is shooting a pilot that could end up becoming a series of specials or a full series. 

On Wednesday morning, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler confirmed that John is indeed developing a show for her network. “Yeah, we’re pretty close to closing the deal,” revealed Tassler, adding that it would be a “music variety sketch show.”
I know what you’re thinking. But wait. Hold your opinion until you watched the below clip. Mayer has hosted his own show before. The short lived John Mayer Has a TV Show aired one episode on VH1 in 2004. And it’s fairly hilarious.
Published in: on January 15, 2009 at 12:18 pm  Leave a Comment