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Update

Posted in Books, DIY, Entertainment, Film, Inspiration, Life, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2009 by blakejohnson

So…been a longass time since I posted. Figured some sort of update was in order, so here goes…

I’ve moved back to VT. For the holidays, but also for the foreseeable future. It’s vacation, then working, saving up, and if all goes as planned, film school starting in the Fall. I’ve taken a two-year detour from what was really my dream, and I’m back on track. So that’s good.

Before I left, I got to check out a MAKE IT! fair and was pretty impressed. I’d wanted to go last year in Vancouver but looked up the vendors that had websites and was pretty turned off. This year I just took the plunge and am sure glad I did. From Cocoa Nymph (awesome chocolates) to Thyrza Segal’s Plantscapes to Daughters of Bastards Warrior Wear (awesome chain mail jewelry, no website, sorry) there was plenty of awesome stuff to check out and to gawk at. Catalyst Reaction had some cool leather stuff and I picked up some great Christmas cards from Hug + Kiss Designs.

Other than that, not much else to report. T-day in Seattle with the bro, a week in NYC with an old friend, then getting settled in here, ready for Christmas, watching the last of my funds slip away.

Moved onto Season 2 of Fringe and giving Leverage a second chance. Finished Dexter Season 4 last night. I’m still traumatized. Fantastic show…they don’t pull any punches. Hoping to start in on Supernatural Season 2 soon. Being Human was a no-go for me; the emo vampire dude was waaay over the top annoying, I couldn’t even look at him. Watched Slither and Gremlins recently. Both were awesome. Definitely to-purchase. Great fun. Excited about Chuck’s Season 3 and Burn Notice’s continuation in January too. Workin’ away at my to-watch lists…

I’ve been on a pretty major Star Wars kick lately. Partly nostalgia (I found my first screenplay – a Star Wars fanfilm, almost 70 pages!), partly reading Death Troopers (fun!) and partly finally getting around to watching Star Wars Clone Wars from Cartoon Network. Pretty awesome series, I’m having a blast. You know it’s good when it gets you excited about watching the prequels. Yea. That’s serious.

Listening to lots of industrial and gothic, generally dark stuff lately…Rammstein mostly but Imperative Reaction, Assemblage 23, Zombie Girl a bit, I:Scintilla, Heimataerde, Icon of Coil and Birthday Massacre. Got Nightwish’s Dark Passion Play on in the background right now. Never a baddie :P. Awesome album.

Hope all’s well with everybody reading. And everybody not reading. And no I didn’t get you presents. Have great holidays! 🙂

Love & Trolls

Posted in Entertainment, Music, Web, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2009 by blakejohnson

So I was on a late-night last.fm new music binge and found this …oddly fascinating:
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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):

YouTube Find: ThruYou

Posted in DIY, Entertainment, Inspiration, Music, Video, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , on May 5, 2009 by blakejohnson

Coolness. I like music/video remixes that come up with something different than the original, and this video is no exception. Been thinking about doing some music type stuff on my own recently, actually. I used FruityLoops once for a high school class, and I had a training DVD for the app once a while back, maybe I still do. Anyway…here’s the video, called ‘ThruYou’, enjoy.

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Awesome Hot 'n' Cold Cover

Posted in Entertainment, Humor, Music, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2009 by blakejohnson

This had me overjoyed with laughter. Thanks, @feliciaday!

Definitely has that chocolate rain, soon-to-be-famous viral feel to it. I hope they don’t end up on TV or something for this, but I wondered while watching if they’d get picked up like Tay Zonday did after his video. Nonetheless, enjoy the link, I know I did :P.

No embedding code… link: http://is.gd/v9v5

PVC Cello

Posted in DIY, Inspiration, Music, Video, Web, YouTube with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 8, 2008 by blakejohnson

This is awesome!  I found this earlier on Instructables, the internet’s DIY heaven, and it blew me away.  Sweet job, kid, want to teach me?