Friday, February 27, 2009

Don't want to wake up wiith no one beside me

Another work weeks comes to a close, so start your day with some tunes.

Hope you might take time out if your day to check out Forgotten Disc Friday.

Many people will know at least "something" this artist has done, check this record out!

Thanks to all for reading.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I need to carry a camera more often...

Today on my ride in to work I passed a business w/one of those light up/scrolling signs. It would flash the time and temperature etc.

The temperature today...


Monday, February 23, 2009

A Night at the Oscars.

For some reason, the last few at least, I have watched the Oscars from start to finish. Mrs March always makes fun of me but for some reason I have sat through the last few years. I think the reason is that I have actually started to see a lot more of the movies that are nominated. This year I hadn't seen as many, but per the norm they were in my netflix queue before the night even began.

Rather than post links of everything (that would take way to long for the 2-3 readers that probably saw em anyway) here were some moments that caught my eye.

I just saw "Man On Wire" the winner of the best documentary. Great stuff, I suggest this as a rental. When Philippe Petit did the magic trick w/the coin, and then balanced the Oscar on his chin..pretty clever.

The Japanese director (I think) that in all his thank yous..thanked "Mr Roboto".

I did see the "Dark Knight" and I have to say I did like it, but was anyone else going to win Best Supporting Actor? It only had happened one other time, but it seemed like it would have been worse for him to not win. His parents acceptance speech was just right too.

I need to see "Slumdog Millionare". Same holds true for "Doubt" and "The Reader". It is hard to root one way or the other when you haven't seen. That being said, the winners of ALL the Slumdog awards seemed VERY excited, which is always nice.

Peter Gabriel screwed himself for being pissy about only getting a few moments for his tune in Wall-E. Lets face it, that Oscar is just a joke. The score to me is more important than some songs you don't even remember being in a movie.

I understand the "celebration of movies" but some of the flashback to what came out last year, as well as the musical numbers...eee gads. The movie spoof was pretty great though.

Sean Penn carried himself very well. It's just so funny, I still see him and think "Having some pizza and learning about Cuba".

That is about all that comes to mind. When it comes down to it, many of the "big awards" they all seem worthy so its hard. Does Steep get it just cuz she has been nominated 15 times, or does someone that breaks the mold like Anne Hathaway take it for breaking out of a shell. Its all a crap shoot right?

nobody asked, just my opinion.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Lookin for a nail to catch my clothes, and my imagination

Another work weeks comes to a close, so star your day with some tunes.

Hope you might take time out if your day to check out Forgotten Disc Friday.

Thanks to all for reading.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Just some stuff...

Few random things.

Trailer for the new Tarentino film (due in Aug) is here. I like the idea, we shall see how it does.

Saturday I went to a local comic shop (dork alert) but I met comic artist Craig Rousseau. He was very cool, nice, down to earth and even sketched a "bust of spiderman" for littlest march. He he drew it in about 45 seconds.

Kinda sorta excited, but not sure what to expect regarding the new ...and you will know us by the Trail of Dead cd which is due today. It is under $10 at Newbury Comics so I'll probably grab it on the way home.

I got turned down on a book proposal. Well, if you read anything I have written here you'll can probably easily say "that dude can't write for s**t anyway". Not a big deal, it would have been fun, but a lot of work so its probably just as well.

Whats the deal with the freaking Boston Bruins can we just freaking out and out win a game soon?? Sheesh. Speaking of winners, the Providence Bruins remain on top in the Atlantic Division. Keep up the strong work.

I caught part of Napoleon Dynamite on tv the other day. I own the DVD, but I stopped and watched for longer than I should have. Since we are on the subject of "films", I updated my home theater and now I am using the full brunt of my blu ray player. The Dark Knight is pretty amazing and someone suggested I check out The Incredible Hulk (sorta ehh ratings but..) in blu ray as well. So "hello netflix".

Thats about it..lunch break is over...

Friday, February 13, 2009

I really like it that you don't sleep at night...

Well it is Friday! Happy Friday the 13th right??! Also, I'd be horribly amiss if I didn't wish Little March a very happy 10th Birthday.

All that being said (did you shop for valentines yet??) Hope you might take time out if your day to check out Forgotten Disc Friday.

Thanks to all for reading.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

In the News...

For the first time since the war in Iraq began in 2003, none of the three major networks has a correspondent stationed in the country. Although the violence in Iraq has subsided some 130,000+ US service persons remain. - The New York Times.

37 inmates were executed in the United States in 2008, the lowest total in 14 years. - LA Times.

Only 13% of the US population changed their address between 2006 and 2007. - San Jose Mercury News

Four of the 10 highest grossing movies in 2008 were computer animated, Wall-E, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar2 and Horton Hears a Who. Two others, Batman and Iron Man were comic book heroes. - New York Times.

Former President Bush experienced the biggest swing in approval ratings, more than 70 points. His 92% after 9/11 was an all time high for any US President, his rating when he left office 20%, the lowest ever.

Over 20,000 people found themselves "unfriended" on Facebook, when Burger King ran a promotion telling people to unfriend 10 people to win a free Whopper.

Over his 8 years in office, President Bush saw the number of jobs increase 2%, the weakest job growth in the 70 years the statistics have been compiled. - The Washington Post

For the first time since commercial aviation became popular not a single passenger has died in a crash of a U.S. Airliner for two years running. - USA Today

A man in New York tried to return a lobster saying it was "bad". The grocery store looked at it, and realized it had been eaten and put back together to look whole.

The longest inauguration speech in history was delivered in 1841 by William Henry Harrsion, who spoke for two hours in driving snow. Harrison wore no coat, came down with pneumonia and died a month later. -

Heath Ledger's nomination for an Academy Award in the "Dark Knight" marks the seventh time a deceased actor has been recognized. The only one to have won was Peter Finch, for Network in 1976. - New York Daily News.

70% of black children in the U.S. are born to single mothers. - New York Times.

There were 26,786 emergency room visits for cheer leading injuries in 2007, up from 4,954 in 1980. - People

Fast Food giants McDonalds appears to be immune to the economic downturn, plan to open 1,000 new restaurants worldwide and spruce up others. - CNN Money.


Monday, February 9, 2009

Just stuff

I feel like posting "something" so just random jibber jabber.

Congrats to Adele for winning best new artist last night in the Grammys. The grammys mean little these days, but it was great to hear she won.

I finally got a new home theater receiver. I got a good deal, but it was the hardest unit to set up EVER. Seriously, I had to connect the DVD player, then I had to program the receiver basically saying this slot = the DVD player, this slot = the PS3. Before I pushed it all back in to the cabinet I tested it out..and it was a pants wetting event, so worth it.

Was sick the bulk of the week last week. Monday I nose dived, out of work Tues and Wed. Went to the MD on Wed and was told "nothing is wrong", but then Friday they call me my strep test came back positive. REAL nice. Infect my family AND co-workers for 2 days before getting medication. Awesome.

Sorta still not sure what to do for Valentines day. A card has been purchased, but little else.

Later this week I am going to be the father of a 10 year old...TEN?! Sheesh.

Went to the Providence Bruins game yesterday and they won. Tomorrow I go to the Boston Bruins game..and I hope they win!

I really want to play with my new home theater stuff.

Thats it..this was a lame exercise, but I felt like writing something.

Friday, February 6, 2009

You so easily amuse

Well it is Friday! We have also moved one month closer to warmer temperatures (right??)

Hope you might take time out if your day to check out
Forgotten Disc Friday.

Thanks to all for reading.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


few quick things..the mp3s from my top 20 will be taken down tomorrow (Friday Feb 6th) so grab em if you are even remotely curious.

That's about much for being a "few things" barring me being nice and sick the last few days...don't get to close I might sneeze on you.

Come back tomorrow if you please for some Forgotten Disc Friday action.