Sunday, May 31, 2009

yet another painting in process part 2

here is more on the meat market painting.  Not sure if this one is finished or not.  At one time, I would let the underpainting come to the surface more.  I haven't been doing that as much lately.  I guess I get obsessed with the details.  Partly because that is where i often find significance.  So, I'm not sure if i'm finished here, or overdone, or what, but it seems to be @ a  good place, so I stop for now, and take a look at it when we get back from Europe.

yet another painting in process

here's a new one i'm working on.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Why does everything have to be so hard OR why ITUNES is fucking up bad.

I just looked up Scorpions "Sails of Charon" on Itunes.  Guess what?  They don't have it.  Well, this should come as no surprise to a lot of you.  They basically have fuck all on there.  The thing that really gets me is, in a world where you don't want anyone to steal your fucking music online, why in the world would artists not have their big jams on the #1 site that people purchase jams from???  And I hear ya, saying that "sails of Charon" is a big Scorpions jam is quite a stretch of the imagination.  BUT... i'll give you a few more examples.  Glenn Frey.  Yes, the fucking Eagles guy.  Ever hear of a little jam called "The Heat is on?"  Well, by my clock, its the end of May, and the heat is on, its on the street, but its no where near Itunes Store.  WHOA!!! TWO GIANT FUCKING BEES just flew in the window!!!!  Hold up...........  Ok.. I just febrezed the shit out of them.  I don't like normal bees, but these motherfuckers were HUGE.  wow.  Words could describe them, but you guys are too busy twittering and faceing and spacing to actually care that i couldve just ended up in the emergency room.  Anyway, Lindsay Buckingham.  What could i possibly be looking him up for on Itunes??  "Holiday Road" that's what.  And, c'mon Lindsay!  I don't want your "check out my career" Live version from some big hall in Europe somewhere.  I want the fucking real version straight off the "Vacation" soundtrack.  How could these dudes not have their two biggest selling jams on this service??  They probably don't even know.  But their goddamned managers oughta have their asses kicked.  Ill bet my ass that BOTH of those jams sell 500 singles in the first week.  Ok, i'm over it.  BUT- ONE MORE THING:
Who does ZZ TOP think they are????  How can they charge $1.29 for "Got me under Pressure"??  I mean, yeah sure, when you go back on tour after a hiatus, you're definitely going to have a jump in sales but who told them that THAT song is worth 40 CENTS more than ANY other song in the HISTORY of songs????  Its a great jam, but come on!  Its no Manic Mechanic.
Ya feel me out there??

Oddbox- weird news from around the world...

I love Oddbox over @ the BBC.  here's a link to the newest one.  I think they put one out a week.  hell, it may be more than that... im not sure.  Highlights?  "Cheesus".

"There's shit in our meat Harry"

96,000 lbs of ground beef recalled.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

bad/awesome flixxx review: Bond*A*Thon version

Last year, our agent sent my father and I a 007 Box Set.  It has five Bond flicks in it, and I just got around to watching them the last couple days.  I'd seen some of them before, but usually even the bad ones are worth watching again, especially if its been a long time.  I started out last week watching one of them with my dad, and decided i'd share my thoughts with you.  At first I was just thinking and commenting on this and that, then I started comparing the songs, the babes, the spots, the plots, the villains.  I don't know how much of it Ill share, but it all matters.

Diamonds are Forever- This flick has class written all over it.  It's Connery.  Takes place mostly in Vegas. Bond steals a badass Mustang in this one and has a killer car chase thru Vegas.  This dude Blofeld is the main bad dude.  He strokes a cat all day, he's got a couple doubles, and a voice box that makes him sound like this hick that he's impersonating, Willard Whyte.  He also has 2 ninja chicks that get thrown in a hot tub near the end.  The main babe is a red head who is not on James' side, then she is, then she's not again.  Typical.  He bangs her anyway.  She stays alive.  Oh yeah, and there are these two gay assassins.  Mr Wint, and Mr. Something.  I liked their back'n'forth puns, I was hoping they'd be back in other films, but they get set on fire, and blown up @ the very end.

The Living Daylights- This was the first film for Timothy Daltrey.  No relation to Robert.  This one's very confusing.  Basically, this KGB dude is defecting to England, he has secrets, so Bond is sent to help get him there.  Bond stops the main chick of the flick from sniping him out on the way outta town.  So they have him back @ MI6, but a Russian dude knocks out the milkman and infiltrates the country house.  Then he whoops everyones ass and has a helicopter fly in and snatch the guy.  M1 thinks they fucked up and lost the dude.  Bond goes back after the sniper chick who just so happens to be a concert cellist.  He grabs her case, sees they were blanks in the gun, figures it was all a ploy, and sets in to bust the KGB dudes ass.  He makes friends with the main KGB dude, rats the guy out, and it turns out the dude is trying to make bread smuggling opium to dudes, tripling his money, then in turn buying Laser guns from JOE DON FUCKING BAKER!!!  there's also a nice cameo by Christian from LOST as a CIA guy.  All in all, this one is a confusing turd, with a babe that might have been hot if i was really into Phil Collins and watched a lot of Miami Vice.  but i dont.  Plus, the song was by fucking A-HA.  cram it.

The Man with the Golden Gun-  When I was younger, I was a Roger Moore man.  maybe it was because most of the Bonds i had seen were starring him.  Maybe it was because of the word, Octopussy.  Either way, while i was watching this today, I started to realize what a fucking creepy lecher Bond is.  And then I thought, well, maybe its just this one film.  He is always busting into hotel rooms and watching chicks shower, or busting into hotel rooms and rubbing up against a chick or flipping her into some hay, and then forcing himself down onto them.  I counted at least 5 times in this movie where a normal dude would be slapped or had the police called on him.  So, Octopussy, Maud Adams was actually in this flick as a different chick, Ms. Anders.  Christopher Lee plays Scaramanger the bad guy who kills dudes for a million dollars a pop.  He's got this plot to sell the contraptions to the governments of the world that will run everything on solar power.  He also has a house on an island in China w/ a funhouse in it, that is ran by the little midget from Fantasy Island.  This one is pretty good.  Not Moore's best, but worth watching.  I guess the main chick in this one is Ms Goodnight.  Pretty hot, and she describes herself perfectly when falling for James, "weak".  Also there is a car that flys.

Goldfinger-  So this is a ton of buddies personal favorite.  I don't know about that for me.  Its another great one.  Goldfinger is a total prick.  But, i don't know.  The chick Pussy Galore, even though she has the best name, is pretty plain jane.  Don't get me wrong... I love the brassieres those pilot chicks wear.  What a great shape!  I think they should bring back those bras, and the really high belted waistlines.  I'm waaay down for that.  I'm just sayin, Bond has had better.  And again, maybe I watched too many in a row.  Goldfinger was a... I mean come on... some of these guys, Bond acts like he's up against the ropes.  Some of these dudes can be taken out easily.  I guess that's not always the point.  I was thinking of Scaramanger from the Golden Gun.  He fucking killed the one Chinese guy, and was like, I am now head of this organization.  Then he says, "bury him in the masoleum."  Then he just splits.  Being the head of an organization is a big responsibility.  Especially an organization of crime.  Those guys were probably thinking, where the fuck did he go?  Anyway... There were a few things in Goldfinger that were weird... like, they didn't tell you till the end that Pussy called Washington to warn them, but then when they were flying to eat with the President, how the fuck did Goldfinger get past everyone, tie up those 3 guards, and stow away on the plane?  It seems a little odd to me.  hahaha.  I don't really give a fuck.  I just don't believe that this secret agent gets so much ass.  All his friends seem to think he's a ladies man, but in reality, he's a fucking creepster, and kind of a slimeball, semi-rapist.  But, at times, he is a bad motherfucker.  More soon.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Progress of a painting part 2

so, here's the painting all finished up.  enjoy.

Progress of a Painting

This is my new painting of fruits and veggies from the Pikes Place Market in Seattle.  I thought I'd show it in process til the finish.

Skeletor painting

i did this for Warmen's friend in Austin.

Things I do not like part 2

-that song "I'm no angel" by Gregg Allman.  He wrote that song cause he was in trouble with Cher.  I don't care if you're in trouble with Cher, she's still gonna be pissed cause this song rates up there for worst croon of all time.  As a matter of fact, I don't even like Cher that much, but this is about her.
-panic attacks
-old ladies who have dip on their lips.  it's a gross habit ladies.
-clammy handshakes
-Mandels, or just dude toes in general.  get outta town.
-i don't like giant tshirts on me.  sorry.
-i don't like it when food is too dry.
-i don't like when there is stuff on the windshield.
-i don't like the heat on in the car b/c it dries out my eyes.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Things i do not like

Here's a new thing Ill be doing from time to time on here:  Things I do not like.  Let's jump right in here.
-Scrubs tv show.  That show blows.  Comedy Central get off your ass & start showing something else.  Something else beside Mad TV.  Who in the world could watch an hour of either of these shows?
-that song that goes "Down on Main street."  I fucking hate that song.
-slimy mushrooms
-"Friends" or "90210", proud to say i never saw one episode of either.
-stepping in dogshit
-pretty much anything to do with the Disney channel.
thats all i can think of right now.  def more soon.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

new drawings & painting

here's some things i've been working on.  thanx to twippers, tweeters, spacers, and facers for putting me to work... more coming soon.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

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we had a killer cookout in hamtramck w/ the great lakes thorriors, who brought out homemade snausages and 2 different kinds of VT homebrew!  Thanx to Lodi and Rondo for that,... the No Worries Grill somewhere in bumfuck wyoming.  And some squid and veggies up @ Pikes Place market in Seattle.  im starving now.

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end of tourrrr pixxxx times 3

lauren and i made a Duchamp out of a random toilet in brooklyn, sign of the times, these condoms LITERALLY glow in the dark, and i wish i got a better pic of this chicks face from the side of this "nasal douche nozzle".  one of her fucking eyes is straying or going crossed, i kid ye not.  Most fucked product ive ever seen.  ill get a better pic asap.