Thursday, December 31, 2009

media update: december

this, of course, is more for my own remembrance than anything else. asterisks denote something i particularly enjoyed. follow this advice at your own risk.

Wall Street (repeat)
Heavy Metal Parking Lot
Nothing Like the Holidays
I Love You, Man
Food, Inc.
School of Surf
The Big Lebowski (repeat)
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
Save Me
Step Brothers
Role Models
Last Chance Harvey
Google Me

The Living End, "Roll On"
The White Stripes (various tracks)
The Toadies, "Rubberneck"
Various Artists, "For the MASSES"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Fever to Tell"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "It's Blitz!"
3 Colours Red, "Revolt"
ABBA, "gold"
Above & Beyond, "Tri-State"
Air, "Moon Safari"
Arcade Fire, "Funeral"
Bush, "Sixteen Stone"
Deftones, "Saturday Night Wrist"
Deftones, "White Pony"
Deftones, "Around the Fur"
Deftones, "B-sides & Rarities"
Deftones, "Deftones"
Deftones, "Adrenaline"
Deftones, "Team Sleep"
Depeche Mode, "Singles 1986-1998"
Failure, "Fantastic Planet"
Foo Fighters, "In Your Honor"
Jimmy Eat World, "Blessed American"
Our Lady Peace, "Our Lady Peace"
The Frames, "Once" (soundtrack)
Billboard 1989 Greatest Hits
Pearl Jam, "Backspacer"
Eddie Vedder, "Into the Wild" (soundtrack)
Various Artists, "Music Mondays"
Band of Horses, "Cease toe Begin"
Enya, "A Day Without Rain"
A Tribe Called Quest, "The Low End Theory"
A Tribe Called Quest, "Midnight Marauders"
Ken Andrews, "Secrets of the Lost Satellite"
Ladytron, "604"
Ladytron, "Velocifero"
Lush, "Lovelife"
Lush, "Split"
Lush, "Spooky"
Muse, "Absolution"
Secret Machines, "Now Here is Nowhere"
Snow Patrol, "Eyes Open"
Tenacious D, "The Pick of Destiny"
The Notorious B.I.G., "Greatest Hits"
Beyonce, "Dangerously in Love"
Jay-Z & Notorious B.I.G., "The Commission"

Friday, December 25, 2009

mele kalikimaka

mele kalikimaka to all!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

merry christmas eve

may your holidays be filled with JOY

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Classics: A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

i adore this movie so much, i watched again this week.


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via on 12/23/09

Every time I watch this film I have to resist the urge to sit on the floor Indian style with my face in my hands. It totally turns me into a little kid again; And somehow after forty years, and a million replays, the simple story and perfectly jazzy soundtrack by the the Vince Guaraldi Trio make it a holiday classic that never feels dated.

Our favorite Debbie Downer Charlie Brown is suffering from a lil' case of what doctors call Seasonal Affective Disorder. He's annoyed by the commercialization of Christmas that has turned even his baby sister Sally into a gold digger. His friend and part-time psychologist Dr. Lucy Van Pelt suggests he take a seat in the director's chair of their school Nativity Play. Unfortunately, Brown is no Scorsese. He can barely get everyone to stop dancing let alone turn them into thespians of Biblical proportions. This is my favorite scene: Schroeder pounding on the keys, Snoopy jamming on the bass, and all of the kids delivering some of the best dance moves you've ever seen! Once the dancing stops, Linus and the most charming little Christmas tree branch teach the children the true meaning of Christmas. Best Holiday movie, ever.

Happy Holidays from I Love Hot Dogs!


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Saturday, December 19, 2009

blast from the past

i once heard nostalgia is memory without emotion. i often ponder this, especially when i wonder about what it must have been like to live in the 50s and 60s, with the innocence of that time.

there's something about this video that captures the excitement of children on Christmas morning, certainly a timeless experience.

Kodachrome Christmas from Jeff Altman on Vimeo.

(via retro renovation)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Six word sunday: custom made wreaths are the best!

Thanks, Jewels!
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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

gallery show, part deux

the first show was so successful, ISM Community is hosting another Polaroid show, this time in Los Angeles.

i am hoping to drive down to see two of my submitted 'roids in their second show.

if anyone is in the area, visit the Copro Gallery in Santa Monica on january 9, 2010 and support what is sure to be a great show!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

shopping tip:

you know how much i love my photobooths, and how much fun would it be to send postcards with photobooths on them?

even better, chronicle books is offering a deal through december 4: just use code FRIENDS to get 30% off your order and free shipping. (via piewacket)

time for holiday shopping, anyone?