Tuesday, March 30, 2010

If I Needed Someone

Been meaning to post this for a while. VH1 showed this on "Duets" back in the 90's and it's been stuck in my head ever since.

If I Needed Someone

Two underrated songwriters playing an underrated song from the most underrated Beatle. That Rickenbacker 12 string can not be overrated.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Futuristic Movie Timeline

I've been wanting to do something like this since I was 12. I was trying to figure out if every sci-fi movie could have existed in the same timeline. I was a lonely little boy.

No "Star Wars" here. I guess you can't quantify "A Long Time Ago".

Friday, March 26, 2010

Les Paul and Mary Ford

Here's an episode from Les Paul and Mary Ford's five minute show in the fifties.

Proof that in the fifties, networks had no idea what they were doing. Really? A five minute show? The plot of which is Les is trying to remember something that he never remembers? While Mary pots a plant? That's a story?

But as a music video, it's great. Between Les's transcendant playing (I see sweep picking!) and the forward thinking of multitracking, it's still incredible music.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I Got Twitter!

There's a twitter widget on the right over there. Check it out and add me.

Or go here.

Thanks to Mo Diggs for doing it first.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

George Takei

Here's a commercial we just did:

I worked on the digital and almost got the chance to fly to L.A. and direct him in some cool video banners. But I was the first one to add "Oh my" into his scripts. So I'm taking credit for the tag.

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Score

Okay, so my tweets have confused you. So here, in detail, what is going on.

Renee and Ben have moved to Chicago. We bought a house in La Grange and unpacked all weekend. Renee starts her new job and Ben starts his new day care today. The cats are also there, sleeping on a new king size bed.

I am not there. I am in NY at my job. I met with the Chicago office Friday and a transfer may or may not happen. Seems I do a job they don't have there, but would like to. I'm giving them some time to work it out before I come up with another plan.

Good news; I no longer have to go home to take care of my son. Bad news; I have no car to get anywhere the subway won't take me. Worse news; my landlord is ripping the house apart in an attempt to make it sell-able once I leave. So I left my new house, old stuff and current family to live in a construction site. But I still got some toys.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I'm Gone

Off to Chicago to do some small things that will make some big changes.

Short posts are meaningless in a post Twitter world.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Why the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame Sucks

In the late 80's, when the induction ceremonies started, I dreamed of going to this mystical museum. When Renee and I went in 2003 it was pretty awesome. And when I went back last year, it sucked. Zero repeat value. And they let morons in. Devalued the whole building.

This year's lineup is the lamest yet especially in the light of Eddie Trunk's rants and CNN's list of people who haven't made it in yet. What kind of criteria gets you in? In my book, there will never be enough room for ABBA. Even the hot brunette whose dad was a Nazi.

Also, before the NY Annex closed, we went and Ben had a meltdown so for $60, we saw nothing. I blame the Hall of Fame for that too.

Monday, March 15, 2010

When Toy Collecting Should End

I've been collecting action figures for over thirty years and even I think this guy should grow up.

There's something about a 36 year old crying, "How can I have a He-Man with no Battle Cat!?!" that puts it all into perspective.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Amber Lamps

By now you've seen this:

It has 4 million views so it's been recorded that you have.

But you haven't seen this yet:

Amber Lamps

It's a whole community devoted to the girl sitting and watching the fight. It's genius because it reveals an unspoken truth; that during the video you will once think, "Hey, that girl's hot".

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Larry Miller Podcast

Larry filled in for Adam Carolla yesterday on his podcast in what I think is the first time he ever hosted a radio show. It's honest, charming, delightful and a reminder why Miller is one of my favorite comedians ever.

Listen here.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Iron Man 2 Trailer

There's a new one out.

And it's a lot more serious than the first. We get more drama, more action, more War machine and even a quick peek at the Mark V. In other words, it makes me feel a lot better.

Here it is
. How do you feel?

Friday, March 05, 2010

Dead Pool

I always wanted to join one. And now I have. Robby Rigano invited me (and she also gave me a bag of black jelly beans so you can see the awesome sense of humor) and put it all online.

Check the schadenfreude, won't you?

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Tales of the Gold Monkey

The "Raiders of the Lost Ark" one season ripoff finally shows up on June 8.

Will it be another timeless classic of the era like "Taxi"? Or unwatchable like the original "Battlestar Galactica"? If I don't buy this I will rent it on Netflix. Cause all I remember was Stephen Collins getting malaria every week.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Mr. Freeze Puns

This minute video makes "Batman and Robin" look like fun. It isn't.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Roger Ebert gets His Voice Back

If you've been following the news about Roger Ebert over the past three years, you know that cancer took Roger Ebert's jaw and condemned him silence four years ago. His writing, now the only form of his communication, has become transcendent. Each review is like the work of a great author.

But Roger may not be silent forever. A Scottish company has developed a text-to-speech program that has sampled Roger's own voice (fortunately, thanks to 'At the Movies', there are hundreds of hours of his speech recorded).

Here he is on Oprah. When he switches from the standard Stephen Hawking tone to his own sample, it's truly breathtaking.

Take a look.

Monday, March 01, 2010


Friday to Sunday. Drinking all day and playing guitar all night for a hundred partying people. Guess it was worth that four hour wait on the runway.