Monthly Archives: February 2010

Cave Singers Grace Lil’ Ol’ Bremerton

The Hi-Fidelity Lounge in Bremerton packed a Wednesday night house with Seattle’s Cave Singers and The Dutchess and the Duke. It was an intimate stop on a statewide tour that will also bring the indie folk bands to The Showbox March 6 to a decidedly larger crowd than the full-capacity 68 who were at Hi-Fidelity.

There was dancing, singing and some picture-taking by yours truly. Click on the photo below to see more from the show. The Seattle Weekly even made it out and wrote it up for their music blog.

– Angela

Spartacus: Blood And Sand Drinking Game

This new show is so awesomely bad that it deserves a drinking game.

1 Drink – Every Time There is slow motion.
1 Drink – Blood or blood splatter
Finish Drink – Per Decapitation
Do a Dance – sex scene, they bump and grind, you bump and grind.
Do a Dance – For bad dialogue, celebrate that crappy writing.

Other optional gaming rules (If you really want to get drunk)
1 Drink – every time someone talks of revenge or wanting someone’s blood/death.
1 Drink – every time the CG looks uber fake.

For the trailer alone, you should have taken at least 30 drinks and shaken your booty around a dozen times. Enjoy responsibly.

American Psycho – Song and Dance Man

Ok, so I found out that they are making a American Psycho musical. First off American Psycho is one of my favorite films as well as one of the funniest/entertaining books I’ve ever read. The fact that they are making a musical out of it makes me excited as well as cringe. Apparently the producers of HBO’s Big Love are behind this project. Duncan Sheik is slated to score the thing. Duncan Sheik?  Really? Maybe if they were doing a Dawsons Creek musical, but not American Psycho. Why not get Phil Collins or David Byrne from the Talking Heads, or any of the other artists mentioned in Ellis’ book. I doubt Heuy Lewis’ date book is filled.  They need to make it uber upbeat and 80s not (cringe) acoustic/soft modern contemporary i.e. Duncan Sheik.

But since learning of these new musical aspirations, In a weird way it makes sense to make it into a musical. Ellis’ character Patrick Bateman is portrayed as a music fanatic as he (Ellis) devoted entire chapters to analyzing different albums of the 80’s era in extreme detail. So why not take that musical fanaticism to the extreme and make the book a musical?

I dare you not to read pages from the book and not sing them, it adds an entirely new dimension to the story and its characters. Imagine singing lines like “I was freaked out by the park bench that followed me for six blocks…”  or ” My need to engage in homicidal behavior on a massive scale cannot be corrected, but, ah, I have no other way to fulfill my needs.” I cant wait to hear Celine Dion’s cover.

Avatar Hype = Avatar Mash Up

First off, I loved Avatar, I’m a sci-fi guy at heart (not SyFy, … cringe) and I’m not jumping on the hate train any time soon, but one of my friends showed me this Avatar/Fern Gully mash up and I just had to share it. Some middle aged guy in Idaho must have spent weeks in his parents’ basement putting this together. He/she did such a good job, I don’t know if I should give him a mail order bride, or a box of high fives. Watch for the eerie “match ups”in audio, so creepy but worth sitting through this three and a half minute vid. Surprisingly I have never watched Furn Gully, and my only frame of reference for its quality is my girlfriend… so is it worth the watch?

Anyhoo, rad vid. another mash up vid that a friend showed me is Darth Bale, a site that splices Bales infamousblow up rants into scenes from Star wars, Bale as Darth Vader. (warning not safe for work, unless your work allows you to curse like sailors.)