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If you've ever wondered - even for a minute - if Joe, Kevin, and Mike were really talented guys, or if they had somehow stumbled on their music I present the following video for you. It's of them performing their original song "Angel" - but with a twist. For fun, they've decided to play it at double the speed it was written at. Watch their hands/fingers fly over their instruments as they do their thing.

And really? Don't miss their next show.

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Re Posting this from [ profile] xtingu 's Tweet for everyone to see because... well... you should. I'll also echo her warning - this song is really catchy, so consider yourself warned...

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I just wanted to take a minute to give some props to the folks who produce The Guild. I became a fan a long while back, and the show just seems to keep getting better as time goes on.

One of the best things about the show is my desire to be a member of the cast or crew after every show. I find myself constantly thinking "they just seem like they're having so much fun doing this..."

And now? The music video:

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Wow. Thanks to [ profile] arletta for posting this:

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Ok - just saw these and had to share:

... and now for something... completely different:


Jun. 7th, 2008 11:49 am

Bo Burnham

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Ok kids. Do yourselves a favor and go check out Bo Burnham's music videos on YouTube right now.

Fair warning - his lyrics are nsfw, but c'mon people - he's just busy being f'ing hysterical if you ask me.

Personal recommendations:
New Math
Rehab Center for Fictional Characters
My Whole Family

They're all good, but that seems a good quick sample.
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Wow. What an awesome weekend.

For any of you who managed to not catch [personal profile] xtingu 's weekend summary post...

Friday September 7th, 2007:
I worked a little late. Ok - maybe not worked so much. A co-worker sold me a motherboard and cpu to update my sorely antiquated home PC. It took a little work, some prayers in long dead languages and a couple of virgin sacrifices, but we got it working. The power supply, in fact, wasn't the right pin out, but my handy pocket knife explained the situation to the cabling, and now it sees the error of its ways. Now I'm able to do things like play music AND browse the web at the same time. What a concept.

After that, I swung by my place, dropped the pc off, got packed up for the weekend and headed over to see [personal profile] xtingu for a nice relaxing evening of 'chill with my girlfriend' - which is not a euphemism - it's just really good.

Saturday September 8th, 2007:
We headed up to my folks' place to celebrate my brother and my birthdays. Our middle brother and his lovely wife came down to join in the festivities. Brunch at Pickles (more on that later) and then we lost Josh, Ben, and Trina to other plans. My folks, [personal profile] xtingu , and myself headed back to the house to drop off crap and consolidate vehicles, then it was off to the Allentown Art Museum to see the Looney Tunes Exhibit.

After a delightful time at the museum (which included sitting and watching cartoons with my Mom and Pop in the 'kids section' and getting bemused looks from security guards) we headed to lunch and to do a little shopping. I needed to update a couple things in my wardrobe pretty badly and I annoyed Llij and my Mom with my efficiency in that department. To illustrate:

Step 1: Walk into the shoe store.
Step 2: Grab the first pair of shoes that I like after a quick glance.
Step 3: Try on one other size in the same 'model' shoe.
Step 4: Pay for shoes.
Step 5: There is no Step 5. Nor is there any spoon.

I did much the same thing with some other clothes, a new tie, and so forth. Since I was going to a wedding reception with [personal profile] xtingu and I both seem to really just enjoy the hell out of  'farting around' with my folks, and this was some good time with them that we don't get nearly often enough. My brothers and their significant others were sorely missed, but Ben and Trina were at a good friend's wedding and Josh doesn't get to see enough of Angie these days, so he was visiting her, so I guess we can forgive them.

Later, [personal profile] xtingu and I caught up with [profile] kar0na at The Starlite Diner (which - as a side note - is INcorrectly located on Google Maps) for some munchies. We called it a fairly early night because my Rock Star Girlfriend had a date with a recording studio on Sunday. I won't point out that I'm getting to be an old man and really like to get to sleep at a decent hour myself or anything.

Sunday September 9th, 2007:
We got up and spent a little time just nibbling muffins, drinking freshly brewed coffee, and chillin with the fam. Again - good times. The folks even brought out the photo album of my < one year old baby butt. [Insert 'Awwws' here.]

After Llij took off for her studio time, I got ready for the reception with [profile] kar0na and then headed out. We got some good hang time with good peeps at the party (which was at the Sheraton Jetport). First a couple drinks at the bar with munchies - then to the banquet hall where people with much more nimble feet than my own danced after we ate a delightful meal. And had a couple more drinks. (Don't worry kids - Yours Truly was exceedingly well behaved since I knew that I had a lot of driving ahead of me.) [profile] kar0na looked lovely, I got to meet some new folks as well as see old familiar faces, and I even got to snap a couple pics/vids. All in all? I had a pretty damn fine time.

Headed down to Delaware and more or less collapsed - only to get up entirely too soon for work since I'm 'the early guy' this week.

Ugh. Can't we go back to the weekend?
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Melange Lavonne's video: Gay Bash.

I like the tune. The lyrics are a bit... well, to be honest I think that they're a little unpolished. However, the message is strong and good, and I think that it bears repeating, so I'm posting it here. Thanks to the goodly one who pointed it out.

Next there's the Craigslist Postings for Free Artwork. The following link takes you to something that some of the artist-for-hire crowd are touting as 'great' and 'must reads'. I can't say that I claim the same. I agree that the concept is good and valid. I agree that 'spec work' prepares us all for anal probing of the highest order, but I think that the rant is just that - it's a rant. It has the same kind of blind-faith 'data' that accompanies every AOHELL forward I've ever thrown in my virtual trash bin. I'm pretty sure that it might be just the same sort of 'email gathering bullshit' that they are. So why am I passing it on? Because I expect all of you to be smart enough to not give any information to folks through something like this.

I might just have to write a paraphrased document with some legitimate information. Something that shows illustrators and the like as something more than a bunch of zealots - misguided as well as misunderstood.

So while I'm on the subject of newbs and the intarwebs - I've been thinking. I've been thinking that [personal profile] boutell  's amazing web faq is a great thing and should be promoted. I wish more people would look through the vast array of information there (and elsewhere) on the web and just plain educate themselves. It's really not tough people.

I am currently of the opinion that Facebook is the shit. All of the (worthwhile) shit that basic myspace does (ie- not the music/comedy sections) and more without all the teeny bopper 'look at my annoying animations and bullshit sound files' crap. Just information, comments, groups, and pictures. Data. Good solid data. And the ability to share it. Novel concept that. The closest I would get to complaining about facebook is that it seems like it was built by really slick programmers who could use a hand in the interface design department - but I'll take quality over flashy packaging any day.
Jul. 30th, 2007 08:10 pm


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I'm sorry kids... but I just had to.

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Thought that this was great.

[profile] drjohn  - I'm looking at you here....

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These guys have it down pretty damn good if you ask me...

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[personal profile] boutell  was good enough to re-edit the movie and allow more of [personal profile] ms_violet 's amazing writing to shine through. For those who don't read his journal, here's a link to the youtubeness...

Apr. 9th, 2007 06:59 pm


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So I've seen the NIN version. I've even seen the Kermit the Frog version. Since I hadn't yet seen the Johnny Cash version, I sought it out on good ol' Youtube.

Gods be damned I think this is beautiful.

For those who have been living under a box (like myself) :

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Ok kids - you asked for it!

For those of you who weren't able to make it to the showing on the big sreen in philadelphia, here's a showing on the small screen in your living room, or office, or den, or whatevah.

It's just what the doctor ordered, and as long as it's not Dr. Vance Van Kaltenbach, you're in good shape...


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I know that I've talked to a number of you about my youngest brother (I'm proud as hell of him) and mentioned that he works in security for Target. Well, he just sent me a link to this and I thought it might prove interesting to some of you.

He also told me that Target has had it removed from Youtube once already, so I don't know how long it will be up, but...

Proud as hell of that kid.

Personally I would leave it up if I was The Powers at Target - this vid just says all kinds of "Don't think that you're going to steal from us and get away with it."

Oh, and no - that's not actually him in any of these clips. Just the same job as he does.
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Been watching a bunch of Youtube lately. Yeah - me - the smug guy who likes to yammer on about how he "doesn't watch tv".

Anyway, there's a lot of good "how I do these illustrations" stuff, and then there's the superhero stuff like this:

I'm planning on adding some of my own 'how I draw' stuff once I have a decent video capture package... I'll let everyone know here when I have some up.
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Yeah. So yesterday I'm driving through Dover Delaware. I look to my right and see a blood bank. "Cool." I thought to myself.

And as I was turning away, what did I notice was the very next building???

A Playtex manufacturing plant.

And on that note:

([ profile] xtingu I am not looking directly at you here...)

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