So, we had a lot to talk about. Since he grew up in Haverhill, I had to ask him his thoughts on the Boston Marathon bombing, we talked music, relationships, Halloween costumes, the debate over dogs wearing clothes, and so much more!
Maybe you're one of those very few humans who has not viewed one of the six Star Wars movies? Maybe you are an Uber-Nerd and wear your Sandtrooper costume to work every day.(Don't tell me it's a uniform, it's a f****n costume) Either way, your head will explode watching this brilliant piece of work by Brit Youtuber Michael McNulty. What would posses a man to create this? I lasted about 9 minutes until I blacked out and woke up out in the street just wearing my Darth Vader mask.
This would be a great interrogation device for the C.I.A. Imagine running this on a continuous loop while force feeding the subject a steady stream of Snow Caps? Is this what goes on inside George Lucas' head all the time? Or is it just giant gold dollar signs wearing the hot Princess Leia slave girl outfit from The Empire Strikes Back?
Good Luck and....may the Force be with you:
I'm hoping someone does this with all the Police Academy movies...hint hint Michael McNulty.
That creepy guy we know that used to hang out at all of our High School parties has returned. In the video for Butch Walker's latest song "Synthesizer", Matthew McConaughey reprises his role as Wooderson from the Richard Linklater classic Dazed And Confused. If you haven't seen it it's one of the greatest Stoner Movies ever and a great look at growing up in the 70's. Even though I was 8 in 1976 I learned plenty from my cousins and friends older siblings. In the words of the man himself, "Alright, alright, alright." Wooderson is my favorite character from the film because we all know that guy that hung out with High School kids despite being 23. He was great to have around when you needed beer. But sometimes it got creepy.
Who is Butch Walker? Here's a list of artists he's produced:
Fall Out Boy
and many many others.
He was in an Atlanta band in the 90's called The Marvelous 3 who had a minor hit WAAF used to play called "Freak Of The Week".
"Synthesizer" is from his album "The Spade" which has a 70's Cheap Trick, Power Pop feel. This song is my anthem right now. It's lyrics are filled with truth and Wooderson hammers the point home. He is who he is and does what he does and despite what you may think about him, you always know you'll get the real deal..even though it might be a little..creepy. Also, speaking of creepy, if you pay attention, you'll see Porn Legend Ron Jeremy partying with a couple of hotties.
Nine Inch Nails have posted a documentary of their 1994-96 "Self Destruct Tour", possibly the most debauched period for Trent Reznor and crew. This was previously released on the "Closure" VHS in 1997. The 75 minute video is edited to give you motion sickness and contains scenes featuring tour mates David Bowie(who duets with Reznor on a powerful version of "Hurt") and a hung over Marilyn Manson. There is also much destruction of equipment and sanity. Back then, Nine Inch Nails shows were half Rock Show, half Gladiator Fight. This was the tour where Trent Reznor scared himself and ended up making the quiet and fearful The Fragile before disappearing for a few years.
Reznor has stated that he is bringing Nine Inch Nails back to the world in a reconstructed form and will be touring this year. Although in the video below, you see a man who has no concern for the future. Strap in(or on) and watch:
Imagine a hoard of Orcs who just got their asses handed to them by a bunch of Elves, Humans, and creepy glowing green skeletons. They're tired, bleeding, and most of all HUNGRY! Unfortunately they're in the middle of nowhere, Middle Earth, and the only thing in the area is a giant serpent in an old cave and some talking trees and they may have been stoned. Wait..what's that on the Horizon? Holy Sauron! It's a Denny's!
Beginning November 6 you'll be able to dine on "Frodo's Pot Roast Skillet" and "The Gandalf Gobble" at your local Denny's as part of their tie-in to the upcoming movie "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey". And why not? Hobbits eat like seven times a day. They have a second breakfast for crying out loud! There is nothing more nourishing than eating a "Hobbit Hole Breakfast" to keep you fortified for your journey to rid the Middle Earth of evil..or for your ride to work. You can even "Build Your Own Hobbit Slam". It's all starting to sound a little Hobbitsexual. The "Shire Sausage" will surely put hair on your feet.
Seriously, this commercial is probably not far from what you'll see rolling into a Denny's for "11pm After Ale Grease Gorge". It will be Ring Nerd Central with fat guys wearing cloaks and home made armor they built in their parents basement. Denny's will be handing out collectible cards and other items so you know it's true. I swear by the Fork of Theoden, it be the truth..
The Keys and RZA from Wu-Tang have made what I think is a very offensive video for the song "Baddest Man Alive". No, it's not the violence, or the hot waitress getting her shirt ripped off. It's the abuse of perfectly good food that really get's my cholesterol boiling. It's shocking and tragic the way RZA knocks over an entire table of delicious lo-Mein or how Dan Auerbach deems it necessary to wipe out a whole shelf of what looks like roast pork and broccoli. And I don't even want to talk about what they do to that poor fish. You know guys, kicking around plates of greasy Chinese food doesn't make you more of a man.
Despite all that, this song will be on the soundtrack from the upcoming RZA directed film, "The Man With The Iron Fists", which comes out today(10/23). Hopefully in the film, they'll spend more time beating and killing other people and not the food.
Here's the trailer for "The Man With The Iron Fists" which comes out November 2. It looks pretty bad ass. You can't go wrong with Lucy Liu kicking ass with a razor blade fan:
Trent Reznor has been very busy! The Academy Award winner for his score of The Social Network, who also scored The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, has just announced a partnership with Beats by Dre, is also getting set to release The Omen EP, the first EP from his post Nine Inch Nails project How To Destroy Angels, which also includes his wife Mariqueen Maandig, on November 13. Here's the track listing:
1. Keep it together
2. Ice age
3. On the wing
4. The sleep of reason produces monsters
5. The loop closes
6. Speaking in tongues
Listen to "Keep It Together" below.
November 13 is also the day Call of Duty: Black Ops II hits stores, and Reznor scored that as well. See? I told you he was a busy guy!
There couldn't be 2 more polar opposites this election year than Kid Rock & Sean Penn. They are on opposite sides of the voting booth, and like most of America, they are split right down the middle. They have shot insults back and forth in the press over the years about the war... But, one thing brings them together... They are both Americans.
I can't tell you how sick I am of the commercials, facebook status updates, tweets, and opinions from both sides. It's ripping this nation apart, and sometimes I think that's EXACTLY what the extreme left and extreme right want... And most Americans fall somewhere in the middle. As citizens we know what it's like to compromise... But in DC, they don't even know how to spell it! I love this country more than anything, and after my trips overseas to Iraq & Afghanistan, I was even more convinced that I was so lucky to be born a girl in the USA! If I had been born anywhere else on Earth, I would be lucky to still be alive. Sometimes Americans need a reminder of how lucky we are. Our country may not be perfect, but we're free to say that out loud and do something about it!
Well, leave it to Kid Rock and Sean Penn, two opposites, who are both living the American dream, to remind us of how lucky we all are!
This movie will make you laugh, but more importantly, it should make you think!