Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween to everybody!

Here are some super awesome clips from some of my favorite horror films to help ring in the holiday season.

Lunch @ Winkie's (technically Mulholland Drive isn't really a horror film, but damn this scared the crap outta me):

Evil Dead 2:

Thursday, October 25, 2007

New Music :: The Sword.

I have said this to a few of you before and for some reason no one believes me -- we are on the verge of the Second Coming of Metal! There are three really big post-metal bands right now that are playing serious shows and festivals and have been getting solid reviews from the indie pubs... Mastadon, Wolfmother, and the newest one - The Sword. The Sword is from Austin and their album is pretty much a continuous hour of slap you in the face, kick-ass rock. I have always been a fan of good hard rock and thank the gods of rock that it is making a comeback. Here is a sample off their album, Age of Winters... Anyone who is a GH2 fan will recognize Freya. The Sword is playing at the Fun Fun Fun Festival in Austin the weekend of Nov. 3rd along with other Stay Classy favorites - Okkervil River, Girl Talk, Battles, Explosions in the Sky, and Final Fantasy.
Check out the line up for the Fun Fun Fun Festival here.
The Sword - Freya

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Rocky Votolato @ House of Blues tonight.

I am gonna try and make this show tonight... been listening to his new album a lot the past couple months and it may be a favorite of '07 for me. It will be a very intimate venue with tickets available at the door if anyone is interested in checking him out. He will probably go on @ 8 or so. Rocky Votolato is a very talented singer-songwriter type from Seattle. His new album "Brag & Cuss" offers a full band and a fuller sound with a definite country-americana influence. This album is defintely worth picking up. Here is a sample for your enjoyment.
Rocky Votolato - Postcard From Kentucky

When you find a stranger in the Alps?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

More 1920's Reporter Guy.

I figured I would go ahead and post this since the 1920's Reporter Guy has made the national news this week. For those of you non-Dallas folk, 1920's Reporter Guy is Tom Gribble - the producer of BaD radio on the highly-lauded Dallas talk radio station, The Ticket. I am a huge fan of the station and especially the 1920's Reporter Guy bit. The Ticket is absolute greatness all day long, you can stream the broadcast here : 1310 The Ticket. Be careful - it is addictive... I started off as a casual sports fan, and now I listen 5 hours a day. Here is another 1920's Reporter Guy clip with Mac Brown.

Ghostland on Conan tonight.

For the all Ghostland fans out there in the world today, you will be happy to know that they are making their nationwide television debut tonight on the Conan O'Brien show. Make sure and tune in if your into that sort of thing. For those who don't know much about Ghostland - you should most definitely tune in, it is quite the spectacle. Plus, their music absolutely rocks. While we are on the subject of the Conan O'Brien Show (which I love) - here are some of the show's finer moments.
Vomiting Kermit and the Masterbating Bear:

Tom Hanks Secrets:

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

New Music :: Radiohead

As I am sure we all know - today Radiohead dropped their new album available as a free download on their website... I tried to find the album art for the album online, but apparently it doesn't exist, so I have created my own. I recommend that you click on the image then download the hi-res pic and drag it into your album artwork in iTunes. Maybe I will upload it to iTunes that way everyone can get it... When I did a google image search for the album art work a random pic of a hot German girl drinking a dunkel was one of the first pics to pop up... and I kinda like it - here it is:Ok - so I guess I should talk about the new album a bit, I have listened to it twice now and some songs are starting to stick out... specifically Reckoner and House of Cards. Videotape is the only thing on the album that is disappointing. On Hail to the Thief "Wolf at the Door" was such an epic ending, was kind of hoping for another big finish. Anyway, it is def. worth checking out... this evening I will revise this blog and give it a better review, kind of crunched on time right now. Just wanted to get the album art work out there for people to start using.
Here is a sample from the album, remember to go to and get the whole thing - and throw them a few dollars.
Radiohead - House of Cards

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Great Lake Swimmers tonight @ The Cavern

SCD favorite Great Lake Swimmers are playing a show in town tonight at the Cavern... The doors are at 8 - GLS will probably go on around 10 or so. I am gonna try and make it out for the show seeing as this is the second time they have came to Dallas this year and I have yet to see them.

Monday, October 08, 2007