Monday, July 28, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008

BATMAN THOUGHTS

I thought the movie was good, but I saw it just after going through something very personal, so I was in a darker place than most people seeing the movie.

Here's my thoughts... and there's no spoiler:

1. I disliked Christian Bale as Batman's VOICE. His performance was great, but his voice really threw me off totally. I also didn't feel like his character was developed enough. I guess it was really well developed in the first movie, so there's no need to tread on it, but some background would've been nice.

2. The depth of the Joker's psychosis really wasn't explored enough. Sure, he's got no real motives other than destruction, which makes him the ultimate socio/psychopath. However, I really think that his character would've truly benefited from having a hopelessly devoted sidekick or girlfriend. Someone who would do absolutely anything for him, and loved him and was just 100% trapped in his spell. Someone who the Joker would ultimately sacrifice, showing how deeply fucked up he really is. Killing a bunch of people you don't know and don't care about is easy in theory. Regular people do it every day. But killing someone that shows nothing but forgiving, non-judgmental, and hopeless devotion to you is truly the act of someone extremely fucked up. Like, killing the family dog -- it takes someone of a different caliber to do something as messed up like that, but those people exist. With any socio/psychopath, you have people that follow them and are devoted to them. That's what allows them to have power. It's almost impossible to understand their magnetism, but showing it, explaining it, would've really given Heath Ledger's role a lot more substance.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

HEAR ME ON THE RADIO!





I'm gonna be on Matt Pinfield's show on 101.9FM Thursday morning at 8am in NYC. You can stream live: http://www.1019rxp.com/

I'm so fucking excited. I think i'm gonna be on the show ever week.

Friday, July 11, 2008

PARTY TONIGHT!



The Hanger Bar is on 3rd between Ave B & Ave C.
Tonight (Friday).
11pm - 4am.
All 90s music.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

"LOVE IS NOISE" VIDEO BY THE VERVE

Oh my goodness.

When I was 17 years old, I had a photo of Richard Ashcroft that I ripped from some magazine pasted onto my bedroom wall. Each night, before bed, I would look at Dicky Ash and wish him a goodnight before closing my eyes.

11 years later, and I would still do that.

Here's the band's new video.

The Verve - Love Is Noise


I wish it had those philipino prisoners in it instead.

Monday, July 7, 2008

IS BRIAN MOLKO MY LUKE SKYWALKER?




I sent my mom this picture of Brian Molko from Placebo and said "Look! it's like if I had a twin or if you had a kid between me and Lawrence!" My friends had always teased me that Brian and I looked almost identical, and even once when I met him pre-phone interview at a party he said "It's nice that I'll be able to put a face to the voice," to which my friend replied "You could put your own name to the voice! You guys look like twins!" Then someone at their label kinda freaked out when they saw me and him standing in the same sight line.

My Mom called me just now and was asking about him, what does he sing, do i like the band... and goes "is he egyptian jew? where is he from?" I told her Luxembourg and she said she had a doctor friend that was an Egyptian Jew with the last name Molko from Luxembourg.

So I kinda freaked out. What if I have been lusting after someone I'm related to for the past 10 years?! Oh my God. I told her I had a meeting and had to get off the phone to prevent hyperventilating.

I wikipedia'ed the name Molko and found that it was derived from the name Molcho, which is in fact, a Sephardic last name.

If anyone reading this is friends/in contact with Brian, could you please direct him to this posting? Thanks!

For reference, here's a picture of me from last year. I'm on the left:

THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

I found a disc called "photos 2004" on my bookshelf and found these incredible gems taken summer2004ish.

You'll find photos of the Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Killers, Green Day, Guided by Voices, Idlewild, Five O'Clock Heroes and tons of just silly times.

A little tip I gave to a new younger friend that I'll pass along to anyone else: never get depressed and drink yourself to happiness like I did. 6 Beers a Night = 20lbs extra baggage (more to love) and a pufffffffy face. At least just drink vodka sodas. less carbs.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

FRIDAY NIGHT 90S PLAYLIST

Here's a section of what I played last night at the Hanger Bar. It's not my entire set, but only from when I remembered to start writing down what I was playing:

Flagpole Sitta - Harvey Danger
Today - Smashing Pumpkins
Doll Parts - Hole
Bullet with Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins
Molly's Lips - Nirvana
1979 - Smashing Pumpkins
Debaser - Pixies
Somebody to Shove - Soul Asylum
36 degrees - Placebo
Laid - James
Movin' On Up - Primal Scream
Disco 2000 - Pulp
Breed - Nirvana
Trickster - Radiohead
Stay Away - Nirvana
To the One I Love - REM
What's the Story Morning Glory - Oasis
Hum - Sheila Divine
Loser - Beck
In the Meantime - Spacehog
Song 2 - Blur
I Wanna Be Adored - Stone Roses
Love Me - Cardigans
Trash - Suede
Violet - Hole
Sorry Again - Velocity Girl
Torn - Natalie Imbruglia
Waiting Room - Fugazi
Semi-Charmed Kind of Life - Third Eye Blind
When I Argue I See Shapes - Idlewild
Here and Now - Letters to Cleo
Stay - Lisa Loeb
Closing Time - Semisonic

* Thrid Eye Blind was played by request.
* If you never heard "Hum" by Sheila Divine, you MUST! It's so perfect.
* I know that Fugazi's "Waiting Room" was from 1989, but I stuck it in my playlist anyway.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

NYC Kittens Need a Home!

My friend Elhaam rescued a mommy cat and her four kittens from a shelter about 7 weeks ago and she's looking for a home for them.

Read about them HERE

If you're intersted in adopting the kittens, you can reach out to Elhaam via her MySpace: myspace.com/elhaamlovesyou