måndag 30 november 2009

lördag 28 november 2009

Tilt-shift photography

Tilt-shift photography is a trend in photography I haven't seen before. The effect is as if the real scenery photographed appear as if it was a toy model. Apparently you need: a digital or 35mm SLR, and then an attachable lens called a Tilt-Shift lens, which bends according to where you want the blur.

Here's more!

onsdag 25 november 2009

Brainiac Attack at Palin's booky-sign'n'

Oh lordy! Is this rigged? Dayum! High-lee en'rtainin'!
SARAH PALIN BOOK SIGNING - Interviews with Supporters:

tisdag 24 november 2009

Weezer, from Gen X icons to Frat-rock Hipsters

Have always had an ear open for Weezer since their magical debut back in the ironic heydays of the 90's, where they churned out Generation X classics like:"Undone (The Sweater Song)", "Say It Aint So" and "Buddy Holly".
They have a new album out called "Raditude", which boasts some really decent tracks. Weezer have always had an ironic/alternative sense of humour, and this album is not different. Even though the feel generally is that Weezer have defined their audience as college kids, who are smart and tongue-in-cheek, but still wants to party like there's no tomorrow. The best songs have quite hard guitars, and something of an updated Beach Boys sound, except "I Can't Stop Partying" which is more club-oriented, with some super-ironic Autotune-rapping in it.
The best tracks are placed as no. 1 to 4 on the CD, and they are all very good. (You can hear them all on their Myspace page)
The lyrics on the first track, "If you’re wondering if I want you to (I want you to)" starts out in classic Weezer style:
"The moon was shining on the lake at night
The slayer T-shirt fit the scene just right
Your smeared mascara
I looked into your eyes and saw a light"

Track no 2: "I'm Your Daddy"
(They are not so young anymore...)
Lyrics example:
"You got the brains, the body, and the beauty
To top it off, you're cool
This ain't impossible
This ain't improbable
You are my baby tonight
And I'm your daddy"

Track no 3: "The Girl Got Hot"
Lyrics example:
"Went to a party last Saturday night
The band was doing their thing
The moshpit started, and then the crowd parted
And then was two feet deep
Knew this girl back in junior high school
And nobody gave her a look
Look at what we got, the girl got hot
Switched up and rewrote the book"

Track no 4: "Can't Stop Partying"
"Monday to Sunday I hit all the clubs
And everybody knows me when I pull up
I got the real big posse with me, yeah I’m deep
And if u lookin for me I’m in vip
Just follow the smoke; they’re bringing bottles of the goose
And all the girls in the corner getting loose
Screw rehab I love my addiction
No sleep no sleep I am always on a mission"

Get the point? Weezer have joined bands like Aerosmith, who always put young kids in their videos, and sings about subjects for younger people. A concert going, record buying audience. Weezer are... Aerosmith for Hipsters!

måndag 23 november 2009

Pretty pretty good, Larry David, having said that...

Pretty pretty good, Season 7 is over, and it is probably the strongest season so far. Actually, Larry David has been consistently funny all seasons, with some ups and downs, but season 6 with the Black's, and season 7 with Seinfeld, has just been a solid good fake reality show, with quite a lot of agony in the mix, of course. Having said that, I also want to add that season 7 had a killer ending!

Time for another face tattoo!

The Game put an LA-logo on his cheek for when he released his last album LAX, I guess he needed something extra to boost sales, since the album was his weakest so far. But since The Game has put out two classic west coast gangsta rap albums before that, we know he's got it in him. And if what has leaked out there now from the RED album is what he'll be droppin' in December, he's back with another good solid Game-album. Damn, even the Autotune parts sound aighht when GAME (as he's now called, no The) does 'em.

torsdag 19 november 2009

måndag 16 november 2009

DIY Mountains

Have actually had this idea for the Stockholm region, (am a mountain geek) however, haven't acted on it. This German düde has, apparently. Full story on Fast Company.

fredag 13 november 2009

Be Autotunin' Yoself!

Here's an Iphone app where you can autotune your own voice. If you plug the Iphone in to a set of speakers, you can hear your Autotunde voice instantly.

Parks & Recreation Season 2 Maintaing Top Perf.

Season 2 of NBC series/Amy Poehler vehicle Parks And Recreation is keeping up its high level of fun/embarrassments/quirkiness. A little evolvement I've noticed is that Amy Poehler have to face foes who posess almost supervillain-like strengths of maliciousness and vicousness. In episode six, she has to face a high school kid, Greg Pitkis, who is about as dangerous and smart as Keiser Souze from the movie The Usual Suspects. In episode eight, she clashes with her bosses ex-wife, who works for the Library Dept, and is about as vicious as Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction. This show be almost too fun!

The history of Autotune

Weird Al isn't exactly a cutting edge comedian, but he's got his moments, this lab report on Autotune be both fun and of interest:

onsdag 11 november 2009

Another Superhero movie...

I love superhero movies, especially the good ones, of which there aren't that many. This one has something of a new twist, could be fun...promising trailer...

Kick-Ass in HD

Trailer Park | MySpace Video

My morning paper's so anorexic nowadays...

Here's probably why:

tisdag 10 november 2009

Wale - Another Great Kanyeciple

Wale is the name of a new (for me) rap star. There are quite a few out there who are disciples of Kanye, like Lupe Fiasco, and Consequence for instance. They are both great, and among my favourite rappers. When checking Wale out, I see that he's well represented already, being on tour with Jay-Z, and featured in new Xbox game DJ Hero.

His album is produced by some of the hottest names, and sounds just amazing, oldschoolish, soulish hip hop, not so much tweaked Autotune stuff that is everywhere otherwise, thank you, Wale!

Listen here!

måndag 9 november 2009

Ari Gold-A-Thon

Jeremy Piven is one of the best actors around, at least when he plays Ari Gold, super star agent for the stars in H-wood in the HBO series Entourage. (As if you didn't know...) Ari is kind of an a-hole, but Jeremy pulls it off so brilliantly it is just a delight to watch. This clip here is something he just recommended personally on Twitter:

lördag 7 november 2009

Will Ferrell's Bush parody "You're Welcome America"

I've so far seen about half of this, very funny. Will Ferrell is definitely no dopehead, even though he works in something of the classical SNL school:

DEVO in Honda Scooter commercial '84

Amazingly cool: They're my Top Nerds ever!

torsdag 5 november 2009

Mayer Hawthorne - He be doin' his shiyat widda Doggfather Now

The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

If you get these soft puppies, pray for no rain:

Get 'em while they last, these thing's 'll have you runnin to get a pair:


Brutal Legend - feat. Jack Black & Ozzy

There are seldom games coming out that I want to play. Brutal Legend, however, featuring almost always very fun comedian Jack Black, and Ozzy Osbourne is an exception. Bring me dat, Santa!

onsdag 4 november 2009

Wanna play Bad Company 4 real? (USA needs manhunting Agents)

If you are a PC/console geek, spending your days and nites playing Counter Strike and Bad Company, eating Pizza and drinking energy sodas? Now, there is a job for you, you will probably make a superior agent for a proposed manhunting agency, tuffer than CIA:

Article in Wired

tisdag 3 november 2009

A DEVO rug, someone?

I love DEVO. They are my top nerds ever! Now out with a line of rugs!
Read full story on Wired:

söndag 1 november 2009

Capitalism - A Gordon Gekko story

Watched Michael Moore's Capitalism this weekend. I guess if you are right wing, you won't like it, and if you are left wing, you'll love it. Personally, I'm kind of ambivalent, I can agree with capitalism, and think it fundamentally is probably the best way to move societies and countries forward. However, I don't like a-holes, and I don't want to be one myself. This seems to be what has happened in the board rooms the last decades. The a-holes have taken power.

Now, anybody who has seen the 80's movie Wall Street by Oliver Stone, (still very good, see it!) with Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko, know what I mean by a capitalistic a-hole. It is a person, who will go to any means to make money. He will not personally kill people, but he will without blinking make strategic decisions that will, in order to make a profit. And in a way, it is hard to argue with this person, since it is his (or hers) job.

So how do we stop this development, mainly happening in the world's largest economy, USA? Hey, I'm just a blogging Art Director, but if I should come up with a modest thought, it is this: In Sweden, we have a mix of state run corporations and private. The state mainly handles stuff like schools, prisons, health care and pensions. Now, we have the world's highest taxes, so here we have gone a bit too far, but anyhow, our country is doing allright in this downturn. Maybe our system isn't too bad after all. Maybe one should look at what works best, and see if that can be implemented where the Gekko's have taken over?