Friday, August 29, 2008

F Yeah Flix

Joy and pain. Sunshine and rain.
In honor of this weekend's F Yeah Fest, here are some pictorial memories of this summer's touring...
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Mike from Videothing.
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Massage chair in Cornwall.
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Fourth of July in Columbus.
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The two most dreadlocked white guys of 2008, talking together.
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Greased Lightning.
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Jim from Team Robespierre relaxes at The Tower in Cleveland, OH.
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I was tired.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Too Dark?

Let The Man Have Cancer, But You Can Be Sad About It
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Privacy: everybody wants it, especially those who have forsaken it in exchange for iconic status. The most recent case of this is the venerable Paul Newman, of whom it is hard to say a bad word, unless you are one of his salad dressing competitors, an anti-Semite, or both. Suddenly a friend of his accidentally infers that Paul is ailing, and the first world falls into a panic. I say we ought to panic. There should be a rule that when a certain pinnacle of fame is reached, that person should become immortal. Perhaps this is true-Newman’s publicist wound up denying these reports of illness. Let’s just leave this formerly attractive man alone and see what happens. Stop pestering him. Papparazi are apparently parking outside of his lungs, hoping for a good shot. Somebody should pour a high-end vinaigrette on them. What’s next: a Michael J. Fox 24-Hour Shakewatch? All we can hope is that money is taken out of disease research, and moved to celebrity eternal life exploration.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Doings

I don't know if you knew, but since May I have been the "Pop Culture" guy at Toromagazine.com. Click here to check out some of my videos and blogs. Anyway, it's a great job, partly because I get to feel like Mike Walker,and partly because I get to do things like help judge a Grey Goose mixology competition. Things have been crazy, crazy crazytimes lately. Brutal Knights have had some shows here and there, and I went away for close to a month as part of the F Yeah Tour. I'd like to think my 300 word Toro writeup beats the pants off of the New York Times' thoroughness, just based on moxie alone. Over the next few days I'm gonna print an unused Toro column here, as well as some pics from the tour. For now, here's one of the Toro videos...