Thursday, March 26, 2009

80's Face Workout

I watched this and literally "LOLed". I think you will too.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

New Music Sampler - 3.17.09/3.24.09

My apologies for missing two weeks of my New Music Sampler series. I've been on spring break, which means I've been slacking off a bit. Anyway, I've posted a few stellar singles below to make up for it.

Bonnie Prince Billy - I Am Goodbye

You can find out more about his latest ablum, Beware, here.

The Decemberists - The Rake's Song

Hazards of Love is fully streaming here.

Indigo Girls - What Are You Like

Find more info about Poseidon and the Bug on their official site.

Philly Love

I'd like to dedicate my 100th post to the great city that is Philadelphia. I've lived in Philly for almost three years now and I still continue to find new and interesting things about this town. I've posted some articles that detail the awesomeness of Philly along with a few pics of some of my favorite city spots. Also, be sure to check out The Next Great City's 10 Actions to bring renewed strength and energy to the neighborhoods of Philly!

What A Great City Looks Like - Ottawa Citizen
25 Reasons We Love Philadelphia - Budget Travel
The Next Great City: 10 Actions

Logan Circle
One of my favorite places to pack a lunch and read a great book from the nearby Free Library.


I like to check out the ICA's art exhibits every so often. Saw a group sound installation there last year that was great!

Honey's Sit 'n Eat

The best breakfast the city has to offer.

Rittenhouse Square

Love stopping here after visiting Ubiq to hear some great music and people watch!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - Movie Trailer

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was one of my favorite childhood books. The forthcoming movie looks just as great as the book! The trailer is below...

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

Monday, March 23, 2009

Her Morning Elegance - Video

I heard this song on WXPN a few weeks ago and was super into it. The video is equally awesome...check it out!

Her Morning Elegance

Friday, March 20, 2009

Modern Little Red Riding Hood

This is a modern re-telling of The Little Red Riding Hood. I am really digging it!

SlagsmÄlsklubben - Sponsored by destiny from Tomas Nilsson on Vimeo.

Via BuzzFeed.

The Seed - Stop Motion Video

A fantastic two minute stop-motion, papercraft video that details the journey of an Apple seed. Great stuff!

The Seed from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Away We Go - Movie Trailer

Stumbled across this movie trailer a few minutes ago on BuzzFeed (yes - that site has everything and is totally awesome). I think the movie looks great and it turns out that one of my favorite writers, Dave Eggers, has co-written the screenplay! I'm excited to see it in theaters...

Away We Go

Christopher Niemann

I first heard of artist and designer Christopher Niemann through a BuzzFeed post a while back. Since then, I have been following his NY Times blog and am really enjoying "My Life With Cables" - his latest post. Check it out below. I've also posted a few of his other projects that I really like. Take a look!

My Life With Cables

Christopher Niemann - New Yorker Covers

Christopher Niemann - Selected Animations

Friday, March 13, 2009

WTMD Live Studio Sessions

WTMD, an independent Baltimore-based radio station, brings in a lot of great bands to play live in their studio. They record the sessions and post them at I enjoyed perusing them this morning and wanted to post two of my favorites here. Enjoy some great live music!

Adele - Right As Rain

Bellx1 - The Ribs of A Broken Umbrella

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kermit The Frog Covers Talking Heads

This made my morning a lot happier! Hope it does the same for you...

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Astrology Songs

Holy Moly - this is the best thing I have EVER seen.

John Mayer - Battle Studies

I've always been a John Mayer fan - his old tv series entitled "John Mayer Has a TV Show" (see video below) was totally hilarious. I also started following his Twitter updates and am really enjoying those as well.

However, what I'm really digging right now is his Battle Studies blog. He is using the blog to chronicle any of his new artistic endeavours. He blogs about everything from songwriting to new graphic design ideas. He recently posted the following video which shows him working on a song. I'm loving the fact that he is making his creative process so available.

John Mayer - Half of My Heart

And check out his TV show below - it's classic!

John Mayer Has A TV Show (Part 1 of 2)

John Mayer Has A TV Show(Part 2 of 2)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Music Sampler - 3.10.09

Continuing on with my weekly series, I'd like to highlight two bands that released albums today: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - ITS BLITZ and Cursive - MAMA, I"M SWOLLEN. Both bands have already released stellar single; I'm stoked to hear the rest of the tracks.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero

Listen to more from the album on their Myspace page.

Cursive - From the Hips

Hear more from Mama, I'm Swollen here.

SNL Taco Town Recreation

A few people decided to create a real life version of the taco described in the following SNL skit:

Taco Town

Their creation looks like this:

And then... it gets deep fried. My arteries hurt just looking at it! You can get a play by play (with pictures) here. WARNING: You might want a TUMS before you take a look.

The final result is pictured below. My feeling is that this should definitely end up on "This is Why You're Fat". YIKES!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

New Music Sampler - 3.3.09

I've decided to do a weekly blog series that features newly released tracks from some of my favorite bands and artists. This week, I am really digging three albums: Neko Case - MIDDLE CYCLONE, Bellx1 - BLUE LIGHTS ON THE HIGHWAY, and Coconut Records - DAVY. Check out the videos below for the latest singles from these albums.

Neko Case - People Got A Lotta Nerve

Listen to the rest of her album here.

Coconut Records - Any Fun

Microphone is the actually the official single, but I couldn't resist this little kid dancing. You can listen to more from Davy here

Bellx1 - The Great Defector

Listen to a bit more of Blue Lights on the Runway, here.

The Crevasse 3D Street Art

I saw a picture of the 3D street art pictured below last week. Although I knew it was just paint, I was amazed at how real it looked.

I then found the following "Making Of" video on BuzzFeed. Although I am still amazed, I now feel little better knowing how it was made.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Stephen Colbert Interviews David Byrne

This is a great interview. Great people, great show, good times!

The Office Musical

This totally tickles my funny bone. Enjoy a mid-afternoon treat below!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Bat Fight - Funny or Die Video

Will Ferrell just came out with a new Funny or Die exclusive video. It's pretty great. Check it out below. And make sure to listen for my favorite line: "Circling, and circling, and circling some more" good!!

Bat Fight