Archive for the ‘Raves’ Category

It gets better in Texas

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I give Texas a lot of shit, but lately, some very awesome things have emerged from there. Yes, they are the state that has the shitty school-board who is trying to re-write history. Yes, they gave us the lamest PotUS in history and yes, they also have more than their fair share of religious and political lunatics. But they also produced Zach Anner, Matt Dillahunty and city councilman Joel Burns.



Enormous balls, made of brass.

There are plenty more where that came from.
Check out Tim Gunn’s. I love that guy.

Dubstep

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I was recently re-introduced to Dubstep by a co-worker of mine. Before she mentioned it, I was aware of it but for some reason I don’t think I ever gave it a square listening. She recommended I listen to Rusko, so I made a Rusko channel on Pandora and have since been listening to Dubstep every chance I get for the last two months. Car rides, bus rides, dishes, cleaning the house–pretty much any time I am not expected to be engaging others in conversation and sometimes even when I am.

It’s hard to explain why I like it. I love Electronica and have always loved gritty music. While not all Dubstep is gritty, there is plenty that is. I’m really surprised mainstream R&B/Hip-hop/rap hasn’t co-opted the hell out of this sound yet.

It grows on you. Here are a few of my favorites. If you like Electronica or Triphop, you should give this a serious couple of listens.


Just Like a Pimp (draft) by Vize
Edit: I just found this on my Friend Mitchy’s website, it’s pretty effing sick:



There is also this song, which is not on Grooveshark but is very much worth mentioning. You can get a little sample here.
http://www.pandora.com/music/song/cp/beneath+surface

Minecraft II: Revenge of the Library

Monday, October 11th, 2010

I finally finished making my epic, 5 story library. Video below. My son helps me narrate. Sorry about the quality, you get what you pay for.

Minecraft!

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

Like everyone else on the internet, I can’t stop playing this stupid game. I made a lame video to showcase my obsession. Here it is. I am now going to go drown my shame… in more Minecraft.


The shame… it burns.

The great teflon conspiracy

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

My friend Annie went away for a while and while she’s gone, she’s stashing a bunch of stuff at our house. Among the things she left here was a small set of cast iron pans.

She’s not getting them back.

I am waffling between “stolen by South American freedom fighters” and “my cat ate them.”

Let’s break this down.

Features Teflon Cast Iron
Is made of SOLID FREAKING IRON.
Can attack with steel wool mercilessly.
“Season” by cooking a crap-ton of bacon in it.
Can’t use soap on because it might wash off the awesome.
Can use metal spatula’s on!
Is “non stick.” Which means “delicate. If not entirely useful.”
“Non stick” by virtue of butter, oil and the layer of carbonized bacon fat on it
Will last forever.
Heats evenly.
Flakes off easily and is probably made of deadly poison.

As can be seen in the scientific comparison above: teflon sucks. Cast iron is just plainly better. And cheaper, strangely enough. Which will mitigate some of the guilt I am going to feel when I lie to Annie and tell her that her pans were recalled because they were made with radioactive materials. If you don’t own cast iron, I highly suggest you borrow someone else’s set and then don’t give them back. They come pre-seasoned and are very affordable.

But this brings me to my question. Why the hell does everyone use Teflon? I mean, I get having a nice Teflon pan for making the odd omelet or something, bu seriously, Teflon for everything? I’m mystified. Has everyone been deluded by the conspiracy? More importantly, if they weren’t all deluded, why didn’t someone tell me about cast iron earlier?

Yes! We are about to get buried!

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

I hate bad weather. And by bad weather I mean slightly cold, slightly damp bullshit. If we’re going to have sun, give me sun. If we’re going to have a storm, give me a god damn storm and if we’re going to have snow… SNOW. I want mountains of soul-crushing ice smothering the life out of the city. Bring me a frigid Armageddon sired by a draft from the very doors of hell or piss off.

Well, for all of you fellow lovers of disruptive weather:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2013042975_forecast01m.html

Never say no to Panda!

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

I found this a couple of days ago. It is currently my favorite thing on earth.