Monday, September 27, 2010

Good Music is at Hand!

My favourite website for MP3's is rising from the dead, that's right kids!
epitonic is back!

This means quite a lot to me, it'd be hard to list the bands that this website introduced me to.
Even though it's been dormant for years, i'd still go back hoping to see what i'm seeing now.
So yes, go forth, donate and help epitonic come back! You can even go and enjoy the old classic site while you're at it!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Kung Pow Chicken in yer face!

Listening to kboo a few weeks back, i was introduced to the magic that is Sweet Snacks.

Never have i been more grateful that i was listening to the radio in the middle of the night.
Seriously, how many other bands write tributes to Yuri Gagarin?

Go now to: and check them out.
Be sure to listen to Kung Pow Chicken In Yer Face, Ping Pong Champion, and Fortune Cookie.
i can't count how many time i've already listened to Submit to the Chip already, it's that great.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Banksy Imitation

i was up in PDX a few weeks back, and driving around i saw this and thought, "Heh, that looks like a Banksy"

Well it turns out it is, it's the girl he did down in New Oreleans after Katrina.
Doesn't carry any meaning up here in Oregon, however it does fit, in it's own way.
There's also apparently the kid getting carried away with the balloons and a few others.
Well done copies though, makes me wish Banksy would visit Portland.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


This is a really clever movie, basically some nerdy engineers accidentally discover time travel, use it to manipulate the stock market, then start messing around with thier time line. Moral dilemmas akimbo!
And that's the main issue, two men, stumbling into a world of moral choices as children, they've never had to make decisions that could change so much before.
I had heard a lot of talk of the timeline being hard to figure out, but it plays it mostly linearly through Abe's perspective.
At the end we have drugged Abe and original Abe, crazy Aaron, hooded Aaaron, and drugged Aaron.
The two that are drugged belong in this timeline, original Abe is going to watch over them and make sure they don't continue this loop of insanity, hooded Aaaron is narrating the story, and tired of the whole deal, and the original Aaron, the crazy one, is building new time machines in some other country.
It's an interesting take on scifi, that something in the science is so awe inspiring that it the characters obsess and worship it. Much like the sun, in, well, Sunshine. I suppose it's a more interesting look into the dangers of science than: Man plays god, man dies.
I also really love that the movie never explains how Granger managed to come back, with the whole thing with the gun at the party, it's easy to make a guess, but the fact that it's impossible to know is nice.
What's really amazing is that this was the director's first movie, and that he managed to make it with only seven thousand dollars.
I really look forward to seeing more projects from Mr. Carruth, because this movie was really solid.

four out of five