Monday, December 31, 2007

Oscar 2008: 63 Countries Competing for Best Foreign Language Film Nomination

i wonder how many people in the world have seen every one. maybe two?

secret sunshine is hopefully next on my list. i've only seen edge of heaven on the list.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Shrinking Market Is Changing the Face of Hip-Hop

quick look at hiphop. people who sold 1.1 million copies 5 years ago, now sell 40 thousand copies.

rap really is dying. i was browsing new videos on (have to be in canada) and 90% is emo. only the very biggest urban names have videos featured. weak.

"Criterion Edition" of the already classic short The Landlord

commentary on one of the best shorts of the year

Friday, December 28, 2007

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Delta Christmas Message 2007

here's my one christmas related entry. you can just pretend i made the video.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

my movie revues #25

almost a month to watch seven movies ha.

i am legend - see, i'm glad movies like this are still made with their blockbuster intentions. you only really understand the guys character at the very end.
once - see, it was pleasant.
killer of sheep - see, this was great once you get into it.
tideland hd - see, this would be a trip on drugs fo sho. there is good weird and absurd weird. this was good weird. and the director achieved his vision of the world through the girls eyes.
the deer hunter hd - see, haters i spot you from afar and i'm the deer hunter.
reign over me hd - see, superbly excellent.
superbad hd - see, the first thing that made me lol was too funny. in class when the girl is like "you might have taken that too far."

Oh You Mad Cuz I'm Stylin On You?

in the best videos of the year, this is right up there

Thursday, December 20, 2007


attractive girl + music = hit on youtube
but yeah she's good
although i will say i'm not a fan of people who speak the words "i'm so much smarter"

Alicia Keys "Live" in Madrid - Sure Looks Good To Me


Tuesday, December 18, 2007


afrikan boy is funny. <3 mia

Camp Lo - Lucini video

this is it what!

Frente! - Bizarre Love Triangle video

the good shit

All Saints - Never Ever video

bet you haven't seen this in years

Blackstar (Mos Def & Talib Kweli) - Definition video

classic good vibe

Xzibit - Paparazzi video


celine dion OWNED

Celine dion calling her new album Taking Chances? That's like a Zac Efron musical called Making Cops Shit Their Pants, or a Lil Wayne mix tape titled Bumming Bus Fare From My Mom. Celine's shtick is as safe a bet as there is in the music biz, coming a mere six months after her last album, the Canadian chart-topper D'Elles. Alas, her cat-strangling whine is still a remarkably ugly sound, no matter what she's singing. The days are gone when she had her pick of material, ruining perfectly nice pop-trash ballads from Diane Warren or Jim Steinman — no songs here by either of them, and Linda Perry's "New Dawn" is a Nineties leftover. She interprets Ne-Yo ("I Got Nothin' Left") and the Dream ("Skies of L.A.") with awful results. She goes back to Eighties schlockmeister Aldo Nova for "Can't Fight This Feelin'," which is unfortunately not an REO Speedwagon cover. But that's nothing compared to Dion shrieking the ten millionth version of Heart's "Alone" (mad pitchy, dog!), produced by ex-Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody — Amy Lee, meet the fugliest bullet you ever dodged.


Monday, December 17, 2007

Pitchfork Feature: Top 100 Tracks of 2007

it's out. the list with the most songs you never heard of. my commentary as i go over it:

ahh mutya groove armada.. i heard that was big with most. i never got into it so much.
miranda lambert.. i dunno if i listened to the album. i think i saw her perform this at cma's. heard lots of good things about her.
Sophie Ellis-Baxter.. yeah it was good
50 cent - i get money.. first track i predicted lands at 84
looks like pitchfork need better headphones "and a stuttering, addictive refrain: "I get money, money I got," repeated ad infinitum while a truckasaurus-roar of a bassline smashes"
when you have good sound you will hear "i get money, money is got" smh
Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry on Their Own... love the track
cassie - is it you.. this barely came out. i do have a copy though yay. cassie totally rules. kate moss is not in her league.
devin tha dude - what a job.. never got into the new album but i'm bumpin doobie ashtray right now..
dj khaled - we takin over .. i don't think i got into this song but the new birdman one with the red cars and the money is great.
Sharon Jones - I'm not gonna cry.. i don't see this on the new album which i got into late in the game.. any song on it is super though.
white stripes - rag and bone .. only listened to album once or twice but really enjoyed it. listening to this one now.. i imagine a hell of a live show
lil wayne - upgrade u.. well i don't get mixtapes so i didn't hear this. but i will say i have a newfound respect for lil wayne after hearing the line "i'm so fucking good like i'm sleeping with meagan" on kanye's barry bonds. suck my bat bitch owns too.
bat for lashes - What's a Girl to Do.. i would put horse and i above this one.. even though this one is more dramatic.
kanye tpain good life - i only picked can't tell me nothing for my list but this track is a stunna. gonna win a grammy. "ass than the models..." "now my grandmama ain't the only girl calling me babyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy"
dizzee rascal - Pussy'ole .. i do believe i enjoyed this track.
jay-z roc boys - this was not out when i made my list but yeah it kicks ass.
kanye - can't tell me nothing is my second prediction i guess at 25. this song is amazing for many reasons.
m.i.a. - boyz.. i will say that at some point i mentioned on my site how this sounded like a completely normal pop song. which is remarkable in itself. is paper planes still coming on the list? do they diss the timbaland track for the umpteenth time in cyberspace? time to keep going and find out. they got a point about "Listen closer for the qualification: the war-starters are "no money boys."" but i'm pretty sure they got that info from m.i.a... it could be Normanny if you wanna get technical. :P
feist - 1 2 3 4 ... yeah it's leet
jay-z - ignorant shit ... this song is trash. bad beat. you think the opening two sentences are that ingenious or something??? describing this song as a "banger" is some ignorant shit.
ugk - int'l players anthem - this is a fucking good song.
rihanna - umbrella.. now in the top 5, could it be mainstream time? i remember the first time i heard this song, i called it art. my fave parts are her background voice in the left background which becomes apparent at 0:42 and continues to underlay the whole track.
M.I.A. - Paper Planes (Remix) Feat. Bun B & Rich Boy....... well that rich boy verse was pretty much incomprehensible. i heard about this remix but never heard it until now. bun b kills it as expected but rich boy. no.

well that was pointless. if they can reach into the depths of mainstream by awarding timberlake song of the year last year, then there was no reason no one should not have cracked the list. noobs. keep thinking it's money i got.

High-school Confidential: Poor little rich kids on the CW

gossip girl is better than heroes. dead serious. bring back the black girl. she's hottttt.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Independent Streak

q&a with coppola

10 most listened to albums of 2007

there's something to be said about actually listening to an album over and over

plies - the real testament
kanye west - graduation
common - finding forever
m.i.a. - kala
alicia keys - as i am
rihanna - good girl gone bad
amy winehouse - back to black
clipse - hell hath no fury
lily allen - alright still
ugk - underground kingz

by Hazel Thompson - london

random photo excellence.

No Strings Attached

A Toyota robot plays the violin during a press unveiling in Tokyo.
i like it

GOOD Magazine: The Big Idea w/ Danny DeVito

well good

Blonde Redhead - Top Ranking video

cool vid

Friday, December 14, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

two new great albums

these two albums will get you through til the end of january. lupe fiasco - the cool and jaheim - the making of a man.
lupe blew me away with that he said she said track and now i will enjoy getting into this new disc.
jaheim can't make a bad album. ask the hood.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Sunday, December 9, 2007

If the Copy Is an Artwork, Then What’s the Original?

the most important part of this article is “there’s not a pixel, there’s not a grain that’s different,”

there is no fine line here. if the photographer sold his copyright, then malboro should/could be after money. if he owns the copyright, it's his fucking photo. it's called bootlegging. there is no spin you can put on it. if you sell my pic for 300 grand and disagree to giving me 50%, you get dead.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Behind the scenes of "The Paintball Office" photoshoot


grammy nominations predictions

majors missing from the list are norah jones - not too late and m.i.a. - kala.
on the list because they "achieved prominence" are souljder buoy and rock star boyz. gay.

my predictions:
album of the year - kanye
rap album of the year - kanye
record of the year - umbrella
song of the year - rehab
best new artist - paramore
best pop vocal album - winehouse
best alternative music album - lily
best female r&b vocal performance - no one
best r&b song - no one
best rap solo performance - common
best rap performance by a duo or group - ugk
best rap/sung collaboration - good life
best rap song - can't tell me nothing

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup video

well it's in color. that's for sure.

Remi Nicole - Rock N Roll video

that shirt is like the female weezer or something.

Kate Nash

"my fingertips are holding on to the cracks in our foundation and I know that I should let go but I can't."

so is she imagining she is being dragged? because she can't be falling.

January 7th – Toronto, ON – Mod Club


Why 'Juno' Star Ellen Page Could Be the Next Molly Ringwald

she says something about loving blowjobs. no i kid.
i read the negative review of juno and it was interesting. i'm curious if it will win me over when i see it.

r.i.p. pimp c

r.i.p. pimp c. not many people knew who he was but he was a legend in the rap world.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Operator Please- Leave It Alone


european film awards

Christian Mungiu's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," from Romania, won the award for best European film and Mungiu won the best director award at the European Film Awards in Berlin tonight. The film, winner of the Palme d'Or in Cannes this spring, is set for an awards qualifying run from IFC Films & Red Envelope Entertainment in the U.S. later this month. Sasson Gabai from "The Band's Visit" won the award for best actor and the film was named European discovery of the year at the ceremony. It will also open for a qualifying run this month. Helen Mirren was honored as best actress for "The Queen." Fatih Akin won the best screenplay award for "The Edge of Heaven" and the festival's FIPRESCI critics prize went to Alain Resnais' "Coeurs." Giuseppe Tornatore's "La Sconosciuta" won the people's choice award at the ceremony. indieWIRE plans to publish a dispatch from the European Film Awards on Sunday. [Eugene Hernandez]

i guess since i have not seen 4 months, 3... it is hard to compare everything. but at least band's visit and edge of heaven picked up something 'cause those movies were crack.