Saturday, October 3, 2009

Jon Brion's brain just beat the crap out of my brain with a guitar...

You're in a dark theater with a red curtain back drop lit by a string of those Christmas icicle lights and some bare light bulbs. There is an open faced piano on the stage with cords and electronics coming out of it, drums, like 15 guitars and... a xylophone?

You're here to see Jon Brion for the first time at Largo in Los Angeles. You have been waiting for this day for a long time because everyone is blown away by this guy.

The theater is humming with anticipation as sound check kinda goes down and the host announces the show.

Then this tall lanky dude, who looks sort of like Jay Brown, comes out in a plaid suit rockin some serious bangs. He check his gear and steps up to the microphone.

Jon: "You guys got that cold going around? I do... whatever, let's play some fucking music."

Then for the next hour and half he proceeds to blow your brains out of your ears.

This is a one man concert. He goes from Cheap Trick to Bowie. From "Come on get Happy" to "Beast of Burden". He goes from wicked guitar solo to piano solo to laying down loops on drums, piano and video to create full blown concert tracks that I can't put into words. When he isn't sure where to go next he calls out for requests and will play and sing any track you can come up with. It's beautiful, powerful and makes you feel stupid. This mans brain does things that most brains can't do. This is a must see show and for $25 bones it's the best musical bang for your buck you can get these days.

I love LA


100 Greatest Moments of Youtube in 4 Minutes

I was shocked / oddly impressed by how many of these I knew.

Your favorite?

I still have a soft spot for 'david goes to the dentist'.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The 2016 Host of the Olympics is...

It's official... Minutes ago history was made! Rio De Janeiro, Brazil was chosen to host the summer 2016 olympic and Paralympic games! Rio De Janeiro is the first South American country to ever host the games. The other countries shortlisted were Madrid, Tokyo, Rio, and Chicago. Chicago seems to be taking it hard (which is where President Obama is from)... WHY?!?! In my opinion Chicago should be happy they avoided the craziness... People don't seem to realize that profit is rarely made for cities hosting the olympics and the citizens are stuck paying these ridiculous expenses for years!

I don't get the hype...

For those who care here's the official OLYMPICS web site

Whip It

Vintage sent me the movie Whip it. This movie is to husky white trash girls as Slap Shot was to scrawny white trash boys.

Starring Ellen Page, it's a charming coming of age story with roller skates, fishnets, and bloody noses. She's 22 but plays a very convincing 17. I totally got a semi. Does that make me a pedophile or just a pervert? The movie is full of girls skating and falling and fighting but sadly, there was no SYTYCD style vagina flashing. I think I'm just a pervert.

On the Whip It scale, where 1=the dog breed and 10=the aerosol dairy game, I give this movie a solid 7.63 (a Devo reference would have resulted in a much higher score).

Late Night Letterman Confession.

Last night David Letterman told a story to his studio audience and the world because he was the target of a $2 million extortion attempt.

In the video Letterman admits that he has had sexual relations with different members of his staff.

The extortionists have been identified as Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien.

Actually, the extortionist is 51-year-old Robert Halderman, an employee of 48 Hours and the boyfriend of Stephanie Birkitt. Stephanie is or was Dave's assistant and she reportedly had an affair with him years before he was married or over the past 23 years while he was dating his now wife... the story changes depending on what you read.

This wreaks of all kinds of scandal and I guess we will soon see if the confession hurt or helped him.

What's the real "creepy thing" of this video? Telling a story about having sex with your employees to people who laugh and clap loudly.

Couldn't he have thrown in a little "this is serious" as an introduction?

Thursday, October 1, 2009

More evidence that Kanye West is a little bitch


 Los Angeles, CA (October 1, 2009) – Live Nation announced today that the Kanye West and Lady Gaga “Fame Kills” tour has been cancelled. 


Refunds are available at the point of purchase.  Tickets purchased online and via phone will be refunded automatically.


Pearl Jam put on a hell of a live show. If you're a fan it's like a spiritual experience. It's rare to see a band sell out an arena in this day and age and it's even more rare to have the entire place sing along to the majority of their songs. I thought I was sick of songs like Alive and Small Town until I heard Pear Jam perform them in 2009 with the good people of Vancouver as back up singers!
They played a lot of new stuff from their recently released album Backspacer. The great thing about a Pearl Jam show is that they'll play new songs, they'll play some hits, some covers AND songs that fans have come to love over the years without hesitation. NO TWO SHOWS ARE THE SAME.
Here are some pics from their recent concert in Vancouver courtesy of our friend Craig LePan.

With Ben Harper performing the Pearl Jam song Indifference

Poverty Is Not An Accident

In a world with so much wealth, modern cities and plentiful resources, how can we have so much poverty? This film attempts to answer that question although it seems that the answer is because someone, somewhere wants it that way.

Opens in theatres Nov 13th.

"People Say I Eat Too Many Chocolate Bars..."

Blast From The PAST!!! 
Thanks to my brother, Steve, I was reminded of the worst commercial ever made. We used to know it by heart, it was always a hit at parties! Ah, This video gets me everytime... the guys face at the end is classic!

Enjoy!!! :-)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

K'NAAN interview

Guerrilla style interview with one of Canada's top hip hop artists-K'NAAN. He's super cool and he has this genuine vibe about him. You know when you meet a nice person and they eminate goodness?!?! That's him! It's a vibe you don't get from assholes. This guy is legit! - J
Thanks to the people at FULLHOUSE for letting us do the interview at their store!

Crush Funnigan - Rock n Roll Roadie

Our favorite roadie Crush Funnigan jumps off a building to help kids! Check out for more info.

Bacon is good for me...

You know why? Cuz this guy sez so!

I told you!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack

On October 16th Where the Wild Things Are roars into theaters as Spike Jonze brings a child’s imagination to life on the screen.

Lead singer of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs Karen O and The Kids are behind the official soundtrack that is blowing up on the internets today.

“The Kids” = Bradford Cox of Deerhunter, Nick Zinner and Brian Chase who are bandmates in the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Dean Fertita and Jack Lawrence (Queens of the Stone Age, The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs), Aaron Hemphill (Liars), Greg Kurstin (The Bird and the Bee), Oscar Michel (Gris Gris), Imaad Wasif (New Folk Implosion, Alaska) and an amazing childrens choir.

Where the Wild Things Are "Band" Teaser

Check out the soundtrack stream below. #2 “All is Love”, #4 “Worried Shoes” and #7 “Hideaway” are good places to start.

They kind of made me want to back comb my hair and build a fort in my living room.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Lady Gaga interview

Ed talks to the one and only LADY GAGA!

Save the Dolphins

Im not really one for save the anything campaigns, not that they are bad or good I just don't usually jump on band wagons very often. Recently I went to see the film "The Cove" and it was a pretty amazingly made film, and definitely had a strong message. It's always difficult when you see films like this to really know if your getting the whole story because they are usually created from only one point of view. I think regardless of how you look at it, this film shines a lot of light on a shady side of Japan thats really quite disturbing. Anyway it's a great film that you most definitely should go watch if nothing more that to keep it in the theatres so more people get the chance to see it for themselves.

have a look.. and see what happens in the cove.....


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Gripe and HYPE!!



You seriously suck. You have just as many calories as flipping cake but you're not cake. You're a muffin. You're a wolf dressed as a sheep that secretly glues slices of black forest ham to my thighs when I'm sleeping. I hate you muffin. Yeah, you're pretty tasty when you get out of the oven and hook-up with butter, but I'm sick of your charade. There's a reason no one wants to put icing on you, and it's because we all know you're a liar.



You are awesome, you're cute and you taste great and are pretty much synonymous with things like kittens and rainbows. You don't have to pretend to be something your not. Why even bother trying to be a fake healthy breakfast food when you could be invited to tea parties? You make me want to wear fancy hats and buy pink dresses from Betsy Johnson. You never let it go to your head either, you are perfect cupcake. I love you.

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