Friday, August 27, 2010

Reggae from New Orleans

Stumbled across this girl and her music earlier today. Try not to fall in love with her/the music.
The band is called Maddie Ruthless & The Secret Affair.

If you like what you hear, you can download their entire new album (which came out this month) at this website:

To download it, you do have to join a mailing list and click a confirmation link in an email blah blah blah... but it's free music, free GOOD music.

Inspiration to Live

If ever you need one particular song to get you motivated to do something, I suggest "Light At The End Of The Tunnel" by Cloud Cult. The audio clip the song centers around seems to be from some sort of NDE documentary or something (if you can't figure that out by yourself). Good luck!

...when I felt the cold coming up
  I went "oh my god, I'm dying"

And the next thing I know
I was out of my body
and I had no pain

 I was aware that the room was light,
seemed to be filling with a very white light

 I noticed a tunnel opening up,
a very dark tunnel,
with rings in it
and a very white,
tiny white second light at the very end
that we were moving down toward

The tunnel was very interesting because
it was full of rings
like a child's play tube out in the backyard

We made it through the tunnel,
we got to the white light
the little hole had opened up
and we got to the white light

And my life was shown very quickly,
like an old fashioned movie
that you see on those tapes
flickering at me

And everything from when I was very, very young
that I thought, did, said,
everything I should have done,
everything I didn't do...
     I was so aware that the few good things I had done
              they were so few

And I said "No, no"
      I said, "I wanna go back,
                       I wanna go back,
                             I wanna go back!"

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Long story short, I found this short movie while looking for good "mindfuck" movies. If you dig movies that make you think hard, give this a watch. (This is the entire movie, only 26 minutes, not great quality, but what can you expect from a 60s narration-style movie put on the internet?)

La Jetée (1962)

I'm still confused too.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Learn it

The term is "prima donna," NOT "pre-Madonna." This term has been around far longer than Madonna, and not to mention, why would a commonly used term be defined by Madonna's pre-stardom-consumed life?

Here's the wikipedia article to explain it (wikipedia is reliable, STFU):

An excerpt from the article:

"Originally used in opera or Commedia dell'arte companies, 'prima donna' is Italian for 'first lady'. The term was used to designate the leading female singer in the opera company, the person to whom the prime roles would be given. The prima donna was normally, but not necessarily, a soprano. The corresponding term for the male lead (almost always a tenor) is 'primo uomo.'
"Legendarily, these 'prima donnas' (prime donne in Italian) were often regarded as egotistical, unreasonable, and irritable, with a rather high opinion of themselves not shared by others. Although whether they are truly more vain or more hot-tempered than other singers (or than any other people in the opera houses) is not substantiated, the term often describes a vain, obnoxious and temperamental person who, although irritating, cannot be done without."

Sunday, August 22, 2010


As I was leaving Goodwill yesterday, I overheard one of the stupidest conversations I can recall in my short life.

Random Woman: "Is today Wednesday?"
Cashier: "No, today is Saturday."
Random Woman: "Oh, but it's still Labor Day, right?"

Reasons why this was lobotomizingly ridiculous:
-Random Woman was 4 days off of the day of the week
-We are a little over two weeks away from Labor Day
- Whether it was Saturday or Wednesday, Labor Day is always on a Monday

Tuesday, August 17, 2010