Saturday, December 20, 2008

the virgins + hockey get steamy at doug fir

What's saucier than a log cabin full of virgins?

How about NYC's The Virgins reverberating dance beats off the hewn timbers at the Doug Fir Lounge last night, December 19th, 2009.

The quartet served up an hour-plus set showcasing their self-titled debut album complete with their delightfully devious lyrics and catchy choruses.

Adorned in tight Levis and beat-up Nikes, front man Donald Cumming peeled off his ragged, red-and-black-striped sweater smoothly segueing into the band's current single "Rich Girls." Bodies bounced and shook while pelvises gyrated indulging in less than innocent pleasures.

With Portland's Pabst lovers well lubed, The Virgins kicked into a late cover of Aerosmith's "Sweet Emotion" that got the audience smiling and singing along.

Opening the evening with waves of luxurious, bouncy beats were hometown-hipsters Hockey, who blazed through a set featuring songs from their recent EP release Mind Chaos. Singer Benjamin Grubin danced with wild flair to synths and rapid drum beats. The crowd welcomed their dance-rock grooves and Hockey radiated energy on "Too Fake."

As the lights came up and the clammy air cleared, the audience exited into the chilly, dark of winter. But it's safe to say that no one went home a virgin tonight.

Monday, December 8, 2008

don't stop me now

The Evolution of Chocolate: From seduction to animated animals. Then seductive songs to costumed animals. And finally gorillas and magic.

Or was that magic gorillas?






Also included: an extra treat from Coca-Cola.







Yes, magic + gorillas = Elton John.



Bonus: a whole lot of claymation and animation.

Monday, December 1, 2008

wifed up

And then she asked for my hand in marriage. Right after I saw her Facebook ad.
Do these things deserve their own blog?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

nailed it

Right on the head.
Again, kudos to Facebook for their behavioral targeting being ON.

Remember, youth group meets on Wednesday evening after the all-you-can-eat pasta potluck.

And don't forget to take home mom's crock pot, you scatterbrained silly-billies.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

schmap!

I've now had two of my photos posted on Flickr included in Schmap online guides. Easily updated and customizable with user-generated content. Pretty cool stuff. You can use them online to research a city or download them as widgets or for your iPhone.


Verona

Minneapolis

Sunday, November 9, 2008

lick my love pump

My spam has been bursting with healthy level of sexual activity lately. The most exciting thing about these messages is they're actually coming from me! The sender is my old uoregon.edu account.

Thanks University of Oregon Chris... you really know how to press my buttons.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

sparkles&fairy dust

And crowns and open water. And flowers and fireworks and feet marching. And polar bears.

Við spilum endalaust.



We play endlessly.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

subliminal?

Anyone else see a hidden liberal message in this Gap Kids display?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

david sedaris, here i come!

Dream Job, Pt. II: The Search for Holiday Cheer.


"Everyone looks retarded once you set your mind to it."

Monday, October 27, 2008

facebook and i wear leotards... together


Who knows more about you than Facebook? Who monitors your activities, reads your personal messages, views your drunk photos, and shows you the ads for the products and services that you crave most?

I'm glad to see their behavioral targeting is paying off. They've really hit the nail on the head with me.

ducks back smith

Or vice versa? Either way Gordon Smith stole the University of Oregon's Nike created "Bellotti" font.

See more green and yellow.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

sigur font

Sigur Rós gets their own font. Now if only I could understand Icelandic... or better yet Hopelandic.

Because it sounds like Iceland needs some of it right now.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

i'm history

Perusing the names engraved on the bricks in Pioneer Courthouse Square, I found me.

Sort of.

And let's not forget some of my close friends.



good luck charm

Last night, strolling through downtown Portland, I found a good luck charm. My all-time, #1 best good luck charm find ever. One Icelandic króna.

Things are looking up for me... while on the other hand, Iceland's got some problems of its own.

Friday, October 24, 2008

good thing i haven't voted yet...

Because Chuck Norris just weighed in. My pendulum is swinging like CRAZY.

Thanks Chuck. Like you, I'm voting for a resolution to our "economic 9/11."

brand advocacy

Coke Is Most Talked About Brand in America. Why? Because Coca-Cola has brand advocates. I bet it's the most talked about brand in the world.

Word-of-mouth is the most powerful and effective form of advertising. Now, how do you generate that kinda buzz for your brand? Make people love you, and it starts with friendship.

Then they'll do the work for you.

rockin' the myspace

Ben Folds Five reunites to play "The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner"... on MySpace.



MySpace has always been the key to reuniting lost bands. Who else can they peer pressure into a reunion concert with fake friend requests to bolster their shattered egos and loads sex spam to revitalize their withered labidos? My top 3 choices:

1. Hammer... reunited with his parachute pants, gold jewelry, and fly back-up dancers. And disunited with faith and religion.

2. Some ABC-Dexy's Midnight Runners-Fine Young Cannibals-A Flock of Seagulls-Toto-Men At Work combination/super-group. Each could play one hit.

3. Falco, while technically not a reunion AND this would also require resurrection, just take a look below at Exhibit A, seen at Munich's Oktoberfest, to know how alive and well Falco truly is. Notice he's been keeping it real in the shadows of the bumper cars alongside other non-Austrian living and deceased rap/hip-hop/R&B greats like Brandy, Biggie, Puffy, Tupac, and of course Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz. Deja Vu, Uptown baby.

Exhibit A:

Thursday, October 23, 2008

thanks for the wait. we hope it's been worth it.

AKA I guess it's about damn f*$#@!* time. After way too many glitches, Flash and technology problems, laptops getting stolen, and general procrastination... it is finally Web 2.0 ready! What is it?!?

This. Together We Embrace Human Connection.



It only took almost a year to get this one figured out. And after such a long wait, I figured the least I could do was offer you a few choices.

Watch it here in YouTube HIGH QUALITY!!! But you gotta click the high quality link under the volume.

Watch a QuickTime version here on my website, in black.

Or in white.

Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

oh, the colours

Step into fall with our new collection of brilliant colors at the University of Oregon. This season welcomes the vibrant additions of burnt orange, foliage green, and toasted brown. Enjoy!







Saturday, October 18, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

crystal rhino



Pepsi was ahead of its time in 1991.

PS When will someone pay me to write this kind of copy? Each type change costs extra 100 bucks. That's included in my fee. Didn't read the fine print, did ya?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

dream job

Had me hooked from the first line "OCP, a leading international publisher of Catholic music and worship resources..."

Application already submitted. Fingers crossed, but I can always fall back on their available Inventory Control Analyst position.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

delicious

I just assume it's a happy song and not about punching babies.

Inni mer syngur vitleysingur




Tuesday, May 27, 2008

gobbledigook

Get 'er fer free here.

Plus watch the pornographic/artistic video featuring sock-wearing Icelanders romping through the wilds. Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust is due out 23 June.

The sound seems more up-tempo and poppy while less dark and moody than previous Sigur Rós work... plus last track is sung in English. Can't wait.

Monday, May 19, 2008

almost forgotten

...but still worth mentioning. Some stuff I was listening to a while ago.

The Once And Future King




Je Veux Te Voir [Club-Club Version]




Daft Punk Is Playing At My House




Dance To Our Disco




Let's Make Out




Oh, and I forgot to mention this a looong time ago. The greatest music video of all time from MGMT. It's interactive. Please download and trip accordingly.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

listening of late

Just a bit of what's been running through my ears recently.

Men's Needs [CSS Remix]




Station Approach




The whole album is great. Try Forget Myself and the title track.


Tamacun




Again, the whole album is spectacular including a Stairway cover.


Seaside




Ooh La




And one of the most beautiful voices I've heard, Emily Haines from Metric, in a different, stripped-down yet amazing role.


Our Hell




Doctor Blind




Watch the video for Our Hell for something creepy and captivating.