Monday, April 27

Free Coldplay Album Intro / Outro Track

Get it here

Oklahoma's Official Rock Song :: "Do You Realize?"

Hot dang! Go OK governor! He overturned a ruling to reject The Flaming Lips' song "Do You Realize?" as the official rock song of Oklahoma.

Read all about it

List of nominated songs

Paper Heart trailer

Fans of Michael Cera, listen up! This looks like a cool little movie starring him and Charlyne Yi. Paper Heart comes out August 7... Hey, I recognize that date! :)

Watch the trailer here

Friday, April 24

Millionaire + Regis

Yessir, you read it right! Forget Meredith Viera - Regis is back in action for a special Who Wants to Be A Millionaire event this summer. I used to LOVE this show and watched it religiously. I've been getting back into GSN (Game Show Network) more lately, but watching Millionaire now is pretty pitiful compared to the golden days. Here's to hoping the event sparks that fire again!

Read about it here

Noah And The Whale

I just heard about this band through Relevant Magazine. The article said something about them being huge fans of Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited, etc.) and I had to check 'em out. I haven't listened much, but I figured they'd be worth passing on. Check 'em!

Their MySpace

Their Wikipedia

New Muse in 2009 or 2010

First of all, if you're reading this and you're not familiar with Muse, get familiar. Their last album, Black Holes and Relevations, is a mainstay in my iTunes and is incredible. Also check out the songs Time Is Running Out and Hysteria from the album before that. Anyways, back to the news. They're working on their next album, though they're not sure if it'll be later this year or early next year. Either way, it's getting me excited!

Article 01

Article 02

DisneyNature's Earth

This looks pretty cool, along with Oceans, and James Earl Jones has a great voice for this. Can't wait to see!

Visit the site here

Indie Rock Alphabet Book

Ha, now isn't THIS awesome! Teach your kid to learn the alphabet AND get an indie music schooling at the same time! For each letter of the alphabet, Paste magazine has associated an indie rock band.

See it here

Wednesday, April 22

DisneyNature graphic

I really love Walt Disney's new graphic that comes up in their movies and they've wowed me yet again with this one they created for DisneyNatures. Click for a larger image.

217,000 Texts in A Month!

Yippie yikes! This is cra-cie.

Read it here

Tuesday, April 21

Beautiful Wave Pictures

Check 'em out here

Sound Wisdom :: Mark Driscoll

This is a great article I just read in Relevant Magazine this morning about making room for silence in your day. The link will take you to the digital issue and you'll find the article on page 33, or by clicking Articles and selecting Deeper Walk: Sound Wisdom.

Click here

Monday, April 20

iPhone app :: Pano

This is a really cool app I bought a couple weeks ago and think is just ace. You can take up to 16 pictures and combine them into one panoramic photo and pictures can be taken in landscape or portrait. It's really easy to use and has a great layout. For $2.99, it's a sweet deal!

iTunes link

Cool Relevant Magazine Covers

This is a cool concept: 2 covers. One on the front, and one on the back. Same info, just different focus for the main graphic. The Rourke cover (backside) looks even cooler in person! Click the image to see it in large form.

New Mac Vs. PC ads

Saturday, April 18

Man Vs. Wild + Will Ferrell

Wow, what a matchup! Should be an interesting episode.

Read about it here

Twitter's Growth Rate

Twitter is becoming the next big thing, at least with those I closely interact with, and while I can't speak for its long-term success, it sure is making in dent in social interaction right now. I used to say that I didn't see the point and it was a waste of time, but once you get a few people you know on your list, it becomes a lot more useable. If you're on Twitter, I highly recommend following Guy Kawasaki (read about him here) as he is one of the top tweeters out there and amidst all of his postings, you'll find quite a few interesting links and articles. Who do you follow that you recommend?

Growth rate article

The Fifth Third Burger

This sucker's huge. Real huge.

Feast your eyes here

Friday, April 17

Mystery Science Theater, Meet Twitter.

Speaking of Mystery Science Theater 3000, I still want to do some for fun one day. Who's with me?

Read it here

World's Fastest Street Legal Electric Car?

Your Business Card Is Crap.

Data Center - James Bond style

WOW. How cool is this! It does remind me of several Goldeneye (yes, the N64 game us men all obsessed over) levels put together.

See it here

Thursday, April 16

John Madden's Retiring!

Read it here

Susan Boyle's Instant Success

Here's her story from the video below...

Her story

YouTube link

Snakes on A Plane!

For reals!

Click here

Wednesday, April 15

Gettin' Low!

Tuesday, April 14

An Office Chair, Toots, and Twitter.

Wow, some people have way too much time on their hands. :)

Click here

Thursday, April 9

Metallica + SXSW

Check out this article...

Metallica invades SXSW as `young band from Norway'

AUSTIN, Texas - Invading South By Southwest, Metallica attempted to pose as one of the hundreds of smaller bands there just hoping to get a record deal.

"We're a young band from Norway and we want to get signed," Metallica frontman James Hetfield told the audience at the heavy metal band's SXSW performance Friday night.

It was a widely expected but not officially announced show at a venue (Stubb's) that for a band like Metallica is downright minuscule, holding about 2,100 people. The band played for slightly more than an hour, performing both classics and, as Hetfield called it, "new stuff" off their 2008 album "Death Magnetic" - a disc widely considered a return to form for the 28-year-old group.

But despite Hetfield's mock camouflage (and poor Norwegian accent), Metallica stood out on the SXSW landscape Friday. With more than 50 million albums sold, Metallica has probably outsold the other 1,900-plus bands at SXSW combined.

Droves of die-hard fans, catching wind of the rumors, lined up all day outside Stubb's, where Metallica 18-wheelers parked outside.

Metallica was in Austin for the day to promote their new "Guitar Hero" video game. To be released March 29, it's the latest rock star simulator dedicated to a single band following last year's "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith."

It may seem like a lot of fanfare for a videogame but "Guitar Hero" and its rival "Rock Band" have proven to be one of few growing revenue streams in a declining music industry.

In an interview before the show, Hetfield said the band wanted to play at SXSW - an old-school, small live show - to balance the promotion of the very contemporary, tech-savvy "Guitar Hero: Metallica."

"Here is the grass roots. Here is the basis of why we like music. Artists are getting up in front of 2,100 people and giving it what they got," Hetfield said of SXSW. "We've always wanted to support live music. We've been road dogs since the day after high school."

Now, Hetfield laughs at the idea that Metallica - who, in one of their most popular songs, sing: "Master of puppets, I'm pulling your strings" - have effectively been made digital puppets for kids to play with.

"When (drummer Lars Ulrich) and I were sitting in a garage in Norwalk, California, bashing out a horrible version of `Hit the Lights,' we were not thinking that this was going to be happening anytime soon," Hetfield said. "I've watched people play us. They're pretty good at us."

Hetfield has been more interested in observing his three children - ages 7,8 and 10 - play their father.

At the prospect of playing the game as Ulrich, Hetfield laughs and groans: "Good Lord. We've done some role-playing swapping in therapy already." (In the 2004 documentary "Some Kind of Monster," the band famously resorted to therapy sessions to heal rifts between each other.)

Instead, Hetfield will stick with real performance.

"Have you seen some good bands here?" Hetfield asked the crowd Friday before exiting the stage. "Hope we're one of them."

Iron Man 2 news

Entertainment Tonight talked to Robert Downey Jr. about Iron Man 2, which begins filming on Monday. Here's an excerpt from the interview:

"The film is almost entirely about character, and yet we still have twice as much action as we did last time, so it's going to be nuts," Robert tells our own Thea Andrews of the super sequel, set to start filming Monday. "Essentially 'Iron Man 2' is about looking behind the armor, or the armature, of a superhero. It's one thing to say you're Iron Man, it's another thing to be fully ready to do that."

As for co-star Scarlett Johansson, who plays the femme fatale Black Widow in the sequel, Robert says, "We've been rehearsing and she's in insane shape. She's getting lean and mean." Iron Man 2, opening May 7, 2010, co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell and Samuel L. Jackson.

Reporter Fired over Wolverine Leak

Can anyone tell me how you could be this stupid to do something like this??

Read about it here

Wednesday, April 8

New Death Cab EP

Here are some songs that were cut from Narrow Stairs as I understand it...

iTunes link

U2 + Muse!!!

Please tell me this can't be true! And please tell me Muse won't be the opener for the Chicago shows! DANG!!

Read it here

Monday, April 6

The Taking of Pelham 123

Tony Scott and Denzel Washington are at it again. This time it's a remake of a 1974 movie called The Taking of Pelham One Two Three and stars John Travolta as a train hijacker in NYC. I love movies like Man on Fire and Deja Vu and this one already has me hooked! Check out the trailer (#1 is far better)...

Watch the trailer

IMDB :: 1974 version

The Bible vs. Your Cell Phone

I got this in an email forward a little while ago and found it thought-provoking.

Ever wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our
cell phone?

What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?

What if we flipped through it several times a day?

What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?

What if we used it to receive messages from the text?

What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?

What if we gave it to kids as gifts?

What if we used it when we traveled?

What if we used it in case of emergency?

iFart + Council Meeting

Online Spiritual Journal

I saw this through someone's Twitter the other day and I just peeked real quick at it, but I figured I'd pass it on in case it trips anybody's trigger. It's basically a little online devotional and a way to keep track of your spiritual growth through a journal.

Check it here

Woody Allen's latest

Mmm, a new Woody Allen movie... I like! I hadn't seen much of his stuff until last year when I was introduced to Annie Hall, which I absolutely love. I've got a bunch of his others on my queue and look forward to seeing 'em all.

Read about it here

Friday, April 3

Next iPod Update Rumors

I keep getting more and more excited for the next version of the iPhone to drop in June. Plus whatever's coming later this year that's a bigger iPhone / smaller computer is keeping me on my toes. Here's the latest...

Click here

Thursday, April 2

Font Sites

Here's a couple cool font sites that feature free fonts...

Font Squirrel

22 Most Used Free Fonts

Metric Album Follow-Up

I couldn't take it. After spinning the previews, I had to have the album. And I can't stop listening! This is a real musical gem right here. Get the song, Sick Muse, and get a nice taste of the goodness this album is bursting with.

Wednesday, April 1

New Metric Album!

Metric, with frontperson Emily Haines (of Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton), is releasing a new album in a couple weeks, but iTunes has an exclusive pre-sale on it. The previews sound awesome! Pretty guitar driven, catchy, and drenched in vocal goodness. Check it out!

iTunes link