Archive for new

3 New Poems

Posted in Life, Poetry, Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 10, 2009 by blakejohnson

Hey all…
I don’t know who ‘all’ is supposed to be, but I like posting when there’s a few new deviations up. I’ve got 3 new poems, pretty accurately reflective of what my head’s been like the past 3-7 days, good evolution of the descent to the perky jump to life. Check ’em out:

Smitten: [link]
Fear: [link]
I’m Me Again and it’s All Because of You: [link]

Advertisements

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:
Continue reading

Holy FlareVision!

Posted in Entertainment, Film, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2009 by blakejohnson

I. Have. Never. Seen. So. Many. Lens. Flares. In. My. Whole. Life. I went and saw Star Trek last night, and enjoyed it. It was basically what I’d expected, not at all bad, but nothing to write home about either. There were notably good performances from Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Kirk (Chris Pine), and honestly none of the other characters did a bad job. Eric Bana, someone I think is mis-cast in most roles, even offered up a decent portrayal of an alien-gone-rogue-villain.

The visual effects were very well done, but what else would you really expect from a place like ILM, especially when shops like Digital Domain, Lola and Svengali FX are backing them up.

My only complaint is the fact that there is at least one lens flare in virtually every single shot of the entire movie. Even the lights inside the Enterprise cause the lens to sparkle up, and on top of all those, there are these weird light/color reflection patterns that shimmer across the lens whenever the camera moves inside the ship. Cool idea, yea; cool look, yea; practical, hell no. When you start to think the plastic/glass of your spectacles (what, you don’t call them spectacles?) is malfunctioning, something’s gone wrong.

Apart from that, the film is a good watch, good fun, with plenty of eye-candy for basically everyone. Worth the watch this weekend when you get the chance.

Welcome to my new Heima

Posted in Blog, Music, News, Video, Web, YouTube with tags , , , , on April 13, 2009 by blakejohnson

Welcome to the new blog! (‘Heima’ is a reference to Heima the documentary). It’s about time I started posting again. Well, nothing better to start if off than something celebratory…

Hoppipolla music video by Sigur Ros