Friday, September 30, 2011

Boardwalk Empire

Mean muggin' is played. 

Not so new opinion I recently shared on a popular message board.

Some of you have already noted this, but MKW was horrible in the scene where Chalky was visited by Nucky and Eli. Some of the worst overacting I can remember on this particular show.

To be honest, I've always felt that Chalky was one of the weakest elements to this show. Perhaps not necessarily the fault of the actor, because they really didn't have much for the character to do in season one. I'm worried though that this season they're just setting him up to play prohibition era Omar; taking on the Klan all by himself, so that everyone can comment on how 'bad ass' (ugh...) he is.

There were moments I liked this episode, in particular when he had a barrel of a gun in his face, and a small part of his rant to Nucky, when he spoke of 'his people' in Atlantic City.

I'm hoping when all is said and done, there will be more to the character then what leads me to believe he was just put on this show for fan service.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Drive

...

Ryan Gosling's henley game is mad tight, yo. (Pun?)

Costume designer Erin Benach on this particular shirt: (via: GQ UK)

"The henley is quite an interesting piece. It was an awesome challenge. We probably tried on every henley that has ever been made by anybody anywhere, from Japan to Europe to the Americas. I seriously think we had 300! We liked elements of each one but we didn't like the label on the collar or, the collar was too thin... In the end we wound up finding some deadstock Thirties army/navy henleys. My assistant found the first one, and the person we got them from said, 'Oh yeah, I have 15 of them.' I said, 'What? You have 15 deadstock Thirties white henleys?' [laughs] Interestingly, the T-shirt originated from soldiers wanting to wear a layer underneath their wool, just to take off their fighting jackets, their combat jackets, and then still have something on."


Later it was revealed that this particular henley was purchased at Mister Freedom, in Los Angeles, California. The store's founder, Christophe Loiron, had this to say: (via: The Undershirt Guy)

"Indeed had a long chat with Ryan at the store when he was working on his wardrobe (he’s one of the few who actually works close with his stylist to get clothes that work for his characters). We discussed ideas for a jacket that he wanted to be as iconic as De Niro M-65 in Taxi driver etc…

The henleys came after.

We always have a large selection of vintage henleys, from new-old-stock military issue to 1940′s vintage pieces, mostly 3/4 sleeves but s/s as well.

We also have our original Mister Freedom production (made from vintage cotton jersey knit), our “gym henleys” http://www.misterfreedom.com/?p=1299.

Jordan and John will answer any Qs you might have.

Thanks again for the kind support."

Good movie.

I'm gonna go do some push ups now.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Louie - Subway/Pamela


What a way to get shot down.

This show is pretty amazing.

Guy - I Like


Edit:

Louis discusses the episode with Nathan Rabin, here: A.V. Club

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Low End Theory - 20th Anniversary


20 years of The Low End Theory!

Taking it back to '91, friend of the blog(ger), Matt Fish, brings the love and knowledge as we discuss one of our favorite albums of all time. We cover a number of topics, including: the group's new sound (The Low End Theory), Phife's improvement on the mic, and of course, our favorite tracks.



Agree or disagree with anything we discussed? Feel free to comment, or share some of your favorite memories/anecdotes regarding the album.

Also:

Read this book: Check The Technique: Liner Notes for Hip Hop Junkies - Brian Coleman
Watch this doc: Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest - Michael Rapaport
Buy this album: The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest

Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Pharcyde - Otha Fish (Promotional Art)


I can't recall ever seeing this ad.

I like it.

I've said enough about this track, so here's the previously unreleased live track that was included with the CDS.

The Pharcyde - The Pharcyde Live @ Dodger Stadium


Scan via: Roy Ayers Project

Friday, September 16, 2011

3rd Bass - Green Eggs and Swine (Unreleased Original Mix)

Very bold, Peter.



Download: Link

"Green eggs and swine, this was a song that was recorded for the derelicts of dialect album. Unfortunately this mix never made the album but was one of my favorites. The song is a bit too long but this was 1990 hip hop style production ..Hopefully you will enjoy the Prince Paul unreleased series of goodies. more to come! Why let it rot...share music" - Prince Paul

I think I like the album version better, but it's always good to hear different beats, and vocal takes.

"But my balls itch"

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Beach Boys - 'SMiLE' Animated Unboxing



Quite possibly the last physical purchase I'll ever make.

Kinda sad, now that I think about it.

Sloan


Damn, E.

Organized Konfusion - Interior Car Nite (Skit)/Invetro

Thursday, September 8, 2011

No, No Homo



Thank you, character played by Mr. Begley.

Of course this attitude would never take anything away from, or stop me from loving such selections as:

 The Pharcyde - On The D.L.


 Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show


 De La Soul - Buddy**


 Slick Rick - Lick The Balls


** Heh, the album version.