Thursday, July 28, 2011

I Accept!

This is my new mission for the next year.

I want to make sure that I see the 'Top 50 Documentaries To See Before You Die.

Challenge Accepted!

Best Dances of the Night

So You Think You Can Dance tv show photo

You know its a sign of the summer when my nights are filled watching dance shows and big brother. No not the dumb 'Dancing with the Stars'; I'm talking about 'So You Think You Can Dance' which absolutely blows away the competition. 

Last night there were two dances that were head and heals above the rest. Check them out:

First Allison and Marko 

And now Melanie and Neil (check out the jump around 1:18 sick)

Paul McCartney Yankee Stadium

I don't really have words yet to sum up what happened to me on the night of July 15th... It will take me more time than I have now to sum up experiencing a live Beatle for my first time. All I kept thinking was...."this man wrote these songs.... whoa". 

Amazing. Here is a video of some of the 35 songs that he played. Thats right 35 songs. 3 Hours. Two 3 Song encores. No stopping. Insane.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Jeret Peterson - 1981 - 2011

I know I've been full of sad news since I came back but sometimes thats how life is. This next one caught me by total surprise. So remember back in the Vancouver Olympics during the crazy ski jump ariels competition a kid from the US named "Speedy" came and through down what was called a 'Hurricane'. Aka the toughest jump known to man. Landed it and got himself a silver. That was a great moment.

Well unfortunately he was found dead yesterday from a self inflicted gun shot wound. 

So much talent. Such a big loss. 

After reading more about him today, I have found him to be yet another tortured soul. He had a bad battle with alcoholism and depression. Yet to most of America he will always be remembered for the emotion he showed after taking home the silver medal at the 2007 games. 

"I know a lot of people go through a lot of things in their life, and I just want them to realize they can overcome anything" Peterson said that night with tears streaming down his face. "There's light at the end of the tunnel and mine was silver and I love it". 

I hope you found your light Speedy. RIP. 

Free Beats

Sometimes I wish that I didn't work and I could just cruise the streets all day and do fun things like this. This guy set up shop on the streets and offered to give 'free beats' out on the street. Thats right. Free Beats!

My favorite is the girl singing twinkle twinkle... too cute.

Apple Store Challenge

This is pretty hilarious. A man tries to test his limits on what he is actually allowed to do inside an Apple Store in New York City.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

RIP Winehouse

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing but burn burn burn like fabulous roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awwww' " (Jack Keroac)

Sorry to come back on such a sad note but well....sorry.

The world lost yet another artist way to young over the weekend. Amy Winehouse passed away at the mere age of 27 from unknown causes (although we all can kind of guess). 

Amy is just a sad sad case. You knew she was a tortured soul from the beginning, but dang she was good. Her album 'Back to Black' has not left my ipod since the day it was put on there and I can't say that about many albums. She was raw, talented and real. Did she have issues? Of course. But that for me didn't take her talent away.

I think a lot about the quote I started this post with when I think of Amy's passing. She was definitely one of those who while here on Earth burned very bright. 

RIP Amy hope you can finally find some peace.

This is my favorite song from her album. Again her on a stool with one guitarist. Not everyone can pull this off. 


Sorry I've been kind of missing lately. Its summertime and well I'm not spending all my time behind a computer... sorry!!

I promise to return...promise.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

On The Road...Again.

Back to up north for a quick visit. Whats planned you ask? Nothing really.... just a trip to NJ, dentist appointment, Paul McCartney Concert, NYC,  a night in Brooklyn and back here for the soccer game on Sunday.

No biggie.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Out Today

Work has me out on the road all day so no good things from me today... maybe later tonight. 

Have a great day! 

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Radiohead - The King of Limbs (Live from Basement)

Yeah this is pretty awesome. Check out a performance by Radiohead of the entire 'The King of Limbs' album recorded in the Basement. 

I love Radiohead so much. 

Grace Potter Acoustic?

Why I don't mind if I do...

Check out the following set from Grace Potter. Its pretty amazing. Just like every single thing she does. The first two songs are acoustic then her band comes to back her up on the rest. 

Here is the track list:
Ain't No Time
Treat Me Right
Only Love
Ah Mary
That Phone
Heart of Glass


This is actually happening this week. I promise its not the only thing I have been able to think about for days....


Monday, July 11, 2011

Boo Big Brother Boo!

One of my favorite shows is back on for the summer, but unfortunately they have brought back my least favorite character of all time. Rachel. Ugh. Now I'm back to watching her on mute while the rest of the game continues. Seriously CBS I don't think I can take another full season of her... at least when there is not Ragan to call her out.


Free Slurpee Day!

Yeah that's right... I'm headed right from work in this 95 degree heat right to a 7-11. 


Metal Music

Yeah sorry I can't really get into you. Never have. Don't think I ever will.

Sports Weekend!

Yesterday afternoon I reverted back to my 16 year old self and was screaming and yelling around my office (yes I was at work...) watching this game live on my computer screen.

When in the last minute of overtime play Abbey Wambach scored on this header.... I screamed and slammed so many things inside my office it prompted a coworker to come and check on me.. she said:

"Katie, it sounded like a bookcase fell on you..."

Well it felt like it did. Way to go USA USA USA!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Mr. 3000

Deeeerrreeek Jeeetteeerr 

More on this later but for now just wow...

"history with an exclamation point"

Friday, July 8, 2011

Lady Gaga/Marge Simpson

Lady Gaga, Marge Simpson
Who wore it better?

10... 9... 8.... 7.... 6...

Space shuttle Atlantis waits on the launch pad.
Watching live as the last space shuttle launch is taking off... Crazy.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Bono Lets Blind Man Play

Just when I thought I couldn't love U2 any more... Bono goes and pulls a stunt like this. 

Scene: Nashville, U2 ends their show and is taking a bow when Bono reads a sign in the front row. Its from a man who wants to "play a song for his wife". Bono asks the man what he wants to play and he replies "All I Want Is You". Bono agrees and pulls the man on stage. Kicker? Man is blind. He picks up the guitar and plays with Bono and the full band backing him the entire song! Truly a moment that this man will never forget. Then at the end as Bono is leading him off the stage, he hands him his guitar. So not only did this man have the performance of a lifetime but he also has a pretty bad ass guitar now. 

Good move Bono. Good move.


If I can't find the picture at the top of my blog for my apartment this is my second choice. 

Please photography gods please help me!

Phish Love From NY Times

Never thought I would live to see this. A very positive article coming out of the NY Times yesterday about the Phish festival over the weekend. Check out the good read HERE.

"In other words, a Phish festival is a distinctly phantasmagoric summer fair for adults who happen to enjoy getting down to improvisational rock grooves."


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Drum Roll Please! Top 20 Videos Are!!

Here we go the best of the best. All of these videos should be featured here but I don't have time for that so I'll do a few. 

Been a fun day doing this, have a good one!

Greatest Videos Ever: 19-1

19. Hot Chip - I Feel Better
18. The Cure - Close to Me
17. Lady Gaga - Telephone
16. Fatboy Slim - Praise You
Love Fatboy Slim. Love Spike Jonez. Love this video.

15. OK Go - This Too Shall Pass
14. Vampire Weekend - A Punk
13. MIA - Born Free
12. The Horrors - Sheena Is A Parasite
11. Hole -  Doll Parts
10. Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up
9. Sigur Ros - Viorar Vel Til Lofarasa (yeah I don't know either)
8. Beastie Boys - Sabotage 
7. Weezer - Buddy Holly
warning this video will make you happy

6. Foo Fighters - Everlong 
5. Bjork - All is Full of Love
4. Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
3. Chris Issak - Wicked Game
2. Radiohead - Just
love videos that make you think... leave it to Radiohead
1. Johnny Cash - Hurt

Greatest Videos Ever: 39-20

Okay we are making our way down this list, I have to admit its pretty fun on my end. I've watched tons of videos today that I haven't seen in a long while... but to continue the countdown we are getting to some good ones (I may even highlight three videos). 

Greatest Videos Ever: 39-20
39. Radiohead - Karma Police
38. The Prodigy - Firestarter
37. The White Stripes - Blue Orchid
36. Prince - Raspberry Beret
35. Kanye West - Monster
34. Madonna - Like a Prayer
Lady Gaga doesn't hold a candle to Madonna when it comes to pushing the limits. This video solidified Madonna as a badass.

33. The Smiths - Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
32. The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
...trying to make ends meet your a slave to money then you die...

31. NWA - Straight Outta Compton
30. The Streets - Fit But You Know It
29. The XX - Islands
28. Nada Surf - Popular
if this doesn't remind me of High School I don't know what does...

27. Muse - Knights of Cydonia
26. Wax - California
25. Metallica - Turn the Page
24. My Chemical Romance - Helena
23. Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
22. Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box
No Doubt - New
20. Blur - Coffee & TV

Greatest Videos Ever: 59-40

The list continues with numbers 59-40:

59. The Chemical Brothers - Let Forever Be
58. Arcade Fire - We Used to Wait
57. The Breeders - Cannonball
56. Pearl Jam - Jeremy 
(one of my all time favorites but have wrote about it too many times here)
55. Eurythmics - Beethoven
54. Sinead O'Connor - Nothing Compares to U
yes this woman may be crazy, but she can sure sing... one of the best songs/videos ever.

53. Mark Ronson - Someone to Love Me
52. Smashing Pumpkins - Tonight, Tonight
51 Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy
50. Nine Inch Nails - Closer
49. The Knife - Pass This On
48. Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
47. Pulp - This is Hardcore
46. Depeche Mode- Enjoy the Silence
45. Talking Heads - Wild Wild Life
in the 80s music was terrible... thank god for the Talking Heads.

44. Judas Priest - Breaking the Law
43. Outkast - Hey Ya
42. PJ Harvey - Down by the Water
41. Major Lazer - Pon De Floor
40. The Replacements - Bastards of Young

Greatest Videos Ever: 79-60

Okay here it goes again... Greatest Videos of All Time 79-60

79. Sonic Youth - Teenage Riot
78. These New Puritans - Elvis
77. Aerosmith - Janie's Got a Gun
76. Bjork - It's Oh So Quiet
75. Rilo Kiley - Silver Lining
74. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart
73. The Strokes - You Only Live Once
72. Guns n Roses - Estranged 
71. Eminem - My Name Is
the video that put this kid on the map!

70. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
69. Outkast - B.O.B.
68. Klaxtons - Twin Flames
67. Daft Punk - Da Funk
66. Coldplay - The Scientist
65. REM - Imitation of Life
64. The Pharcyde - Drop
63. Tori Amos - Spark
62. Bon Jovi - Always
61. Missy Elliot - The Rain 
the Queen of Videos

60. Blink 182 - All The Small Things

100 Greatest Videos of All Time (According to NME)

Okay here is my new project for the day. has put together a list of the top 100 videos of all time. Again according to them so don't get mad at me. But I have to admit they are pretty damn close.

So here it goes. I'll make 5 posts. 20 at a time. Highlight my favorite 2 from that batch. Ready? Go!

100. Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
99. Siman Mobile Disco - Hustler 
98. Lykke Li - Get Some
97. Flaming Lips -Watching The Planets
96. Jay- Z Big Pimpin
95. Blur - Parklife
94. Radiohead - Street Spirit
93. Janelle Monae - Cold War
92. Rage Against the Machine - Sleep Now in the Fire
91. Madonna - Borderline
90. Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
"don't be a hard rock when you really are a gem"

89. Human League - Don't You Want Me
88. Peter Gabriel - Shock the Monkey
87. Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly
86 Unkle - Rabbit in your Headlights
85. Bright Eyes - First Day of My Life
may be the sweetest video ever

84. Robyn - Don't Fucking Tell Me What to Do
83. Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing
82. Pendulum - Salt in the Wound
81. Ratatat - Drugs
80. Summer Camp - Round the Moon

U2 - One

Mary J. Blige + U2 + One (probably one of the greatest lyrical songs ever) = Epic Performance

The Quest for Picture Gold

Okay you see the picture right at the top of my blog. Yeah that awesome black and white one? You would not believe how hard it is to actually track down a copy of that image in good quality. 

All I want to do is blow it up and put it in my new apartment. Really is that too much to ask? 

I'm going to keep the dream alive. Will keep you posted.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Only In Florida

Can you kill your kid and totally get away with it.

Justice system Fail!!!!!!

Sad day America... Sad Day.

Save Me

So remember a few years ago when Dave Matthews decided to break away from his band and make his own album with guys like Tim Reynolds and Trey? 

Yeah that was awesome.

Super Ball!

Okay after listening to most of it live over the weekend; I'm pretty mad at myself for missing out on this latest festival. I mean from the pictures and the video below; it looks like no fun was had. At all. 




(Late night Space Jam)

 The 'Runaway Jim' 5K Winners were given trophies on stage. 

Check out the balls in the video below. Literally...

Monday, July 4, 2011

Robot Parade

I love Robots. 

Which I think is why I'm obsessed with this next video. Best parade idea ever?

Happy 4th!

Hope everyone is having a safe and happy 4th of July. This week is going to be a good week. I have absolutely nothing going on here at work (for once...), my great Father turns 60 on Friday and I've been on a buying spree for my new apartment. 

I'm really trying to get it all decorated; and well online stores like Etsy are really helping my cause. Check out this small little vinyl print I purchased this morning. 

Happy Birthday America!

Friday, July 1, 2011


If you do not on a daily basis visit the website Vimeo I dont' know what is wrong with you. I'm sorry but I don't. This site has some of the highest quality, best videos I have ever seen in my entire life. 

Check some of these out. And go there today!!

Dear Chris Brown

This was your outfit during the BET Awards. 

Take a look in the mirror.... now again. 


Tom & Julia

I like Tom & Julia. I do. I think that the two of them together are absolutely hilarious. You can tell that they have been friends for years and well they don't really care much about what people think anymore. Why should they? They are just two of the biggest movie stars on the planet. 

Which makes it even more entertaining when I see videos like the following that shows that they are friends, don't take anything too seriously and love to laugh. 

Its refreshing. 
That being said. I still won't see 'Thomas Crown'. 

Phish Merriweather Photos

I've started bringing my camera to shows to take some pictures. While I know that it is just easier to look at the official pictures after the show that the band releases, there is something about taking a photo, and looking at it later knowing that at that moment...that was your perspective. 

So here are my favorites from the two Merriweather shows I made it to last month. (Yes its July and yes thats scary)

Hope all my friends are having fun at Super Ball this weekend. I on the other hand will be spending my lifes savings on a plane ticket to my older brothers wedding in September (over $500 for a flight to Nantucket... seriously...)

Ugh. I wish I was at Phish.