Monday, December 13, 2010

Office Space - Damn it feels good to be a gangsta

Back to High School:
A Look at the Office Space Parody I made with my friends Andy, Chippy, and J.D.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Music of Camera Obscura, close to my heart

Here...Camera Obscura (Band)
There...'French Navy' and 'Lets Get Out of this Country'
Where...Part of my heart is in Europe

These Videos, Primarily 'French Navy' represent my stay in Italy, while traveling to Sicily, Barcelona, Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam, Hamburg and Prague.

Ya Like Music? Ya Like Videos?

Here...Fitz and the Tantrums
There...Money Grabber

For those that need music/love music, enjoy this:

In an interview with PopMatters, Fitz said that the band's musical style can be fairly described as "soul-influenced indie pop". He noted that while the band is influenced by the classic songs of the Motown and Stax record labels, the band is not trying to create an exact replica of that music.[7]

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I Love This Video - Love Lost by The Temper Trap

Here... Great Song/Video
There... The Temper Trap
Where... Song is Love Lost

From Bandweblog
"The "Love Lost" video was shot over two extremely cold days on Walthamstow Marshes by sought after director Dougal Wilson whose previous work includes videos for Bat for Lashes, LCD Soundsystem and Coldplay.

"Love Lost" has been remixed by legendary electronic pioneers, Rollo and Sister Bliss who instantly fell in love with lead singer Dougie Mandagi's voice, so much so, Mandagi is a featured vocalist on the Faithless 2010 LP"

"They have arena sized songs in which layer upon layer of guitar builds up to a melancholically anthemic conclusion." - The Guardian

"Could The Temper Trap turn out to be the next Kings Of Leon? Their debut album, Conditions, has quietly sold 200,000 copies... a follow up could lead to their popularity suddenly exploding." - The Times 4/5

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wegmans and Alec Baldwin!

From Democrat and Chronicle :

"Alec Baldwin, the famous actor, has cut an ad for Wegmans Food Markets Inc. At least two ads are scheduled to run before the holidays in multiple Wegmans media markets, according to Jeanne Colleluori, Wegmans spokeswoman.

Baldwin, a New York City guy, told David Lettermen earlier this year that his mother absolutely, positively will not retire to California – with younger son Billy – because she won’t leave Wegmans.

Wegmans approached him after that appearance. His mother makes a cameo in the $6-meal ad."

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Influencers - R+I Creative

There...A Documentary
Where...Music, Fashion and Entertainment

INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment.

The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach.

Written and Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today's pop culture.

"Influencers" belongs to the new generation of short films, webdocs, which combine the documentary style and the online experience.​influencersfilm

Related Books:
"The Tipping Point" By Malcolm Gladwell

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Syria + SUNY Purchase = Omar Souleyman @ Fall Fest

Here....Omar Souleyman
There...See His Show!
Where...Syria and the World

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This past weekend, SUNY Purchase's Stoodent Center went in a frenzy over the most unique and feel good pop music. Syrian Pop-star Omar Souleyman played to the entire school, who in return cheered, danced and squeezed all together into an audience of hot mess. Souleman had a keyboardist lay down the beats with a two-tier keyboard setup. It was one of the gretest shows I have ever seen. BTW, I endlessly tried doing the shoulder dance featured in the video below. No one could figure it out haha.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Music - SUNY Purchase Fall Fest 2010

Here...Music Fest / SUNY Purchase Fall Fest 2010
There... At the Student Center
Where... 735 Anderson Hill Road Purchase, NY 10577

12:00- Raekwon
11:00- Omar Souleyman
10:00- Fucked Up
9:00- Death
8:00- Ras G
7:00- The So-So Glos
6:00- Space Ghost Cowboys
5:00- Hyena
4:00- Piksel
3:00- Dan Drake Ensemble

800-900...... Andrew Cedermark
715-800...... Paragraph
630-715...... Uzimon
605-630...... Dave Lewitt's Hand Drumming Class
520-605...... Albert Goold
435-520...... Power Naps
415-435...... Choral Pleasure
330-415...... JF Coop
245-330...... Animal Names
200-245...... Becky Sellinger
115-200...... Images
1230-115..... Great Dane

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pop-Culture Halloween Idea for your dog! Dog Bed Intruder

Antoine Dogson
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What to be for Halloween this weekend!? - International Costume Favorites

Get Ready for Halloween, with htw!
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Here...htw's Favorite North American Costumes
There...Corny, funny and creative
Where...At the front door, at a party, or at school

Pee-Wee Herman!
- Fun
-Easy to create!
- Always funny

-places to buy outfit:
Second Hand Stores
Your dad's closet

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red green, red, green, the red green show, canada, costume, halloweenA Canadian CAUTION -------
Red Green,
from The Red Green Show

-htw picked this idea after years of watching PBS' broadcast of the popular Canadian Show

-places to buy outfit:
Second Hand Stores
Your dad's closet

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bangarang! Here's Pogo.

Here... Pogo - Sound Artist Etc.
There...Music made primarily from Disney movie sound clips!
Where...Youtube (below are a few of my favorites, so many more online!)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

- Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado -
rocky mountainsHere... Rocky Mountain National Park

There... Hiking, Camping, Elk, Moose, Coyote and Mountain Lions

Where... Estes Park, Colorado

bear fox rocky mountain national parkRecently I went to RMNP and recommend that you do as well. Whether you are flying out to Colorado Springs or Denver, stopping there on a road trip, or on tour with your band. It is a great place to either camp, hike, relax or explore. It can be for a weekend or just for a day, however long you like.

What I enjoyed the most was trying to find the wildlife. Here are some prime viewing areas in the park that you can most likely find those wild beasts:

Mountain Lion/Bobcat:
  • Estes Park
  • Grand Lake
  • Along the Colorado River in the Kawuneeche Valley
  • Wetland Areas
  • Moraine Park
  • Horseshoe Park
  • Upper Beaver Meadows
  • Harbison Meadow
  • Holzwarth Meadow
  • Throughout the Kawuneeche Valley

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sing to Every Song. - Followup to Foals

Foals 10/1/10foals music nyc bowery uk w/ Esben and the Witchesben and the witch concert nyc bowery uk The show went great! I feel bad for those of you who did not come out and enjoy a little British invasion @ the Bowery Ballroom.
The concert opened with Esben and the Witch, who played a solid set. I never heard them before, but now I will have to download some of their stuff. To me they were a perfect compliment to the Foals. Not so much "math" rock for this group but more of The XX and Crystal Castles mix.
Check Em Out! --> Esben and the Witch
The Foals played non-stop and had me singing to every single song. They played everything I could have hoped for. Each song building and being more epic than the last. They even had a killer Encore!
Check Em Out! --> Foals

The Set List from 10/1/10
1. Blue Blood
2. Olympic Airways
3. Total Life Forever
4. Cassius
5. Miami
6. Balloons
7. After Glow
8. 2 Trees
9. Spanish Sahara
10. Red Socks Pugie
11. Electric Bloom
- Killer Encore -
12. The French Open
13. Two Steps, Twice

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

blow up these play parades, let's go. Foals Concert

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Here... A Concert! Friday Oct. 1st 2010

There... Foals w/ Esben and the Witch

Where... The Bowery Ballroom 6 Delancey St. NY,NY 10002

Ages - 18+
Doors - 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
Price - $20 day of show

BLOGGERS: I will be attending the show with my girlfriend Catherine.
She got me tickets for my Birthday! Hope to see you there too!

From Cam Lindsay at Exclaim:
"Foals are a band that have been on my“to do list" for quite some time now. A friend just caught them on the weekend at CMJ in New York and texted me “HOLY FUCKING SHIT. amazing" not to my surprise. Wrapping up post-punk in its most rigid package, these five from Oxford and Brighton are as tight as a duck's arse, as the saying goes. Out of the new wave that began back in around 2000 or so with acts like Liars, the Rapture, and so on, Foals make a case for being the most astute out of any band with a Gang of Four hang-up. Much like that legendary band, Foals are all fucking business; there's no room for cute catch phrases, pretentious wanking or obvious attempts to get playlisted on commercial radio. The focus is centered squarely on rhythmic tension and building it with an upsurge that never loses its clout. That they just so happen to know a thing or two about melody, well, that's all the more reason to blog like mad about them. They've come a long way since last year's debut single, “Try This On Your Piano." This year's pair of singles “Hummer" and “Mathletics" (especially the former) have put the band at the forefront of the UK's indie scene and ushered them into the New York studio of TV On the Radio's David Sitek. “Balloons" is their third single for the brilliant Transgressive label (out next month), and shows immediate signs of breaking these guys into the consciousness of a much bigger market. From the opening guitar riffs Foals demonstrate the same kind of calculative precision that's made Battles one of the year's most talked about bands. The guitars climb up and down with stressed out staccato, the sharp, danceable polyrhythms are fiercely meticulous, and the seemingly bothered singer Yannis Philippakis even invites some help to boost the chant-heavy chorus into a celebration."

Everything has a Purpose.

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Here...There...Where is the blog that answers your questions of what-to-do this weekend, and gives plenty advice to those looking to save a few bucks, go on an adventure, site-see, get cultured, and especially enjoy the area they live in. The purpose of this blog is to help people discover what has, is, or will be going on in relation to shows, restaurants, lectures, attractions and anything else one could possibly partake in.