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Music Picks

Posted in Entertainment, Music, Video, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2009 by blakejohnson

Randomly decided to make a music roundup today of some of the coolest melodic/folk metal bands I could think of off the top of my head that I listen to. Paganfest happened last night, I never got tickets so I didn’t go, heard Korpliklaani wasn’t good live, and being the band I’d be going to see, I figured it could wait. Also, money’s good to keep when you ain’t earnin’. But this don’t cost nuthin’, so take a peek through and enjoy.
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sleepytime…

Posted in Humor, Life, Music, Video, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2009 by blakejohnson

Oh good god I hate snoring. You can’t concentrate, you can’t relax, you can’t let yourself be sleepy, you can’t make yourself sleepy… all my best writing ideas and lines come to me when I’m tired enough to not get up and write them down (dumb, huh), but when there’s snoring going on in the background I can’t focus enough to put anything together in any sort of showcase-able way.

In other news… discovered @mc_lars (check out ‘Download This Song‘), @Annaleen, @Jon_Favreau, and @neilhimself today thru @feliciaday‘s post here. Gotten followed by two new people today…a Bipolar Disorder helpline and a random dude who’s apparently into ‘technical things, all sorts.’ Bipolar technology… just what I need. One question: does it snore? Because that would be perfect.

…for good measure (also: his website):

So I'm a 9

Posted in Entertainment, Get Meta!, Humor, Life, Video, Web with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2009 by blakejohnson

Found this on Facebook today. Apparently I’m a 9. Here’s what it means…

9’s are natural entertainers. They are very caring and generous, giving away their last dollar to help. With their charm they have no problem making friends and nobody is a stranger to them. They have so many different personalities that people around them have a hard time understanding them. They are like chameleons, ever changing and blending in. They have tremendous luck, but also can suffer from extremes in fortune and mood. To be successful they need to build a loving foundation.

Interesting. I laughed when it said ‘no problem making friends,’ but as I read, it made sense, and actually was more accurate. Interesting…food for thought for the night I guess. Not like my mind needs stimulus form this and bittersweet Coldplay at the same time. Ooh, double-teamed by sorrow! Double-sorrow’d. …Watched Season 2 of The Guild today, and half of Season 1 as a recap and to show the roommate. Laughed pretty good at both. Yea.

Geek Advancement

Posted in Computers, People, Video, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , on May 11, 2009 by blakejohnson

Thanks [again], @feliciaday for pointing out this cool looking charity, with a video that definitely caters to the current generation better than ones previous. I’m thinkin’ ’bout gettin’ one of the shirts. What d’ya think? Proceeds go to Room To Read “building schools & libraries for children in developing countries around the world. Sounds good to me…

Geek:

“A person who is interested in technology, especially computing and new media… who has chosen concentration rather than conformity; one who passionately pursues skill and imagination, not mainstream social acceptance.”

Death Star vs. The Enterprise

Posted in 3D, Entertainment, Video, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2009 by blakejohnson

I’m a regular Geekologie/Iwatchstuff/Superficial reader, and today on Geekologie I find this… in the wake of the recent Star Trek movie someone made a short viral-looking piece where we see a bunch of the Imperial military machinery and the Enterprise sort of weirdly hovering off in the distance over the ocean near San Fransisco (if you look closely, when the camera pans you can see it swing past the Golden Gate Bridge). The effects are actually pretty well done. The only thing I have a problem with is the Enterprise just looks a little weird, maybe it’s too bright or something, but it doesn’t fit right in the scene. The Death Star laser I like, but the other Imperial elements that are definitely CG (namely the walkers) are to bright, in my opinion, and don’t seem to fit into the scene too well. Anyway…be your own judge and click thru the jump for the video.

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Kevin Pollak, Felicia Day, & My Portfolio

Posted in Entertainment, Health, Humor, Life, News, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2009 by blakejohnson

Apparently, Kevin Pollak’s got a web talk show he hosts every Sunday live at 5 PST and 8 EST, and since I follow Felicia Day on Twitter, she announced it earlier this week, and I tuned in for the hour and a half interview with her today from roughly 6:10 (he’s got two guests, she was second), and it was great fun. He’s got a quirky, fascinating personality, and Felicia Day was her usual cute, geeky self. Also on the site, a great interview with Paget Brewster. Good fun.

Had a good run today, talked to my mom for mother’s day, and got my portfolio page updated with a new video showcasing my latest VFX endeavor! Go check it out! Roommate just got back from baseball, it’s pouring outside, and I’m watchin’ True Romance… one o’ my faves!

DustFilms Literal Song Translation

Posted in Entertainment, Film, Humor, Music, Video with tags , , , , on May 10, 2009 by blakejohnson

Thanks to Felicia Day for posting this earlier today, I enjoyed the new version of ‘Take on Me’. Click thru the jump to watch.

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