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Music video blog that also includes video, audio, and interactive media. You'll find some reviews and recommendations from the underground of the entertainment world, covering music, film, gaming, and more.
Rummaging through the interweb since 2010

31 May, 2011

Watch: "Still Life"

My grandmother passed away a few months ago. Each of us dealt with her passing in our own way. Heavy G made this video.

27 May, 2011

Music Video: Fleet Foxes' "Grown Ocean"

Besides being one of the most amazing new tunes I've heard for a long, long time, "Grown Ocean" also packs a pretty cool, documentary-style music video. Watching/listening to this gave me goosebumps. Check it out, kids.

Kick-Ass Personal Coat of Arms

So recently I've been getting into something called heraldry, which is basically the study of coats of arms. The cool thing about coats of arms is that you see them absolutely everywhere, but probably rarely ever take the time to look at them properly. Here are a couple of examples of cool coats of arms.

Hogwart's School of Witchcraft & Wizardry. The four charges represent the four houses of Hogwarts, and the motto is Latin for "Never tickle a sleeping dragon"

World of Warcraft: The Horde. A simple coat of arms including a shield bearing the sign of the Horde and symbols representing the main races, Orcs, Trolls, Taurens, and The Forsaken.

Supported by two Narwhals, the Reddit.com coat of arms bears the head of the Reddit alien, bacon, the 'Look of Disapproval', and the 'unread mail' symbol. In addition to the two arrows representing upvotes & downvotes. 

So, here is my attempt at a personal coat of arms, what do you think? Pretty bad ass huh? I thought so too.
So the shield is a classic shape, colored in green and silver (white), supported from the right hand side by Fenrir, son of Loki, potential destroyer of worlds, and from the left hand side by Okami Amaterasu, goddess of the Sun, protector and mother to us all.
The four charges are Ouroboros (12 o'clock), the snake that eats its own tail, a symbol of self-reflexivity and the cyclical nature of life. A dryad (3 o'clock), a tree nymph, often alluded to in poetry, she represents nature and the elusiveness of beauty. A dinosaur (6 o'clock), ancient and (believed to be) extinct, such as myself. And finally, a chameleon (9 o'clock), colorful, adaptable, and never in a hurry.
The helm on top is that of a Stormtrooper, and I added a mantle around it for extra depth.
The motto at the bottom is supposed to say "Forgetfulness and Pleasure" in Latin. Not quite sure how much I trust Google Translate though. Still, it looks pretty awesome, doesn't it?

04 May, 2011

10 Awesome Movie Quotes

1. Fight Club
Narrator [final line]: "You met me at a very strange time in my life."

2. Withnail & I
Danny: "I don't advise a haircut, man. All hairdressers are in the employment of the government. Hairs are your aerials. They pick up signals from the cosmos, and transmit them directly into the brain. This is the reason bald-headed men are uptight."


3. The Big Lebowski
The Dude: "I hate the fucking Eagles, man."


4. Manhattan
Diane Keaton: "You don't need a male. I mean, two mothers are absolutely fine."
Woody Allen: "Really? Because I always feel very few people survive one mother."


5. Whatever Works
Boris: "The human race. They've had to install automatic toilets in public restrooms, because people can't be entrusted to flush a toilet."


6. Waking Life
"The powers that be want us to be passive observers. Hey, you got a match? And they haven't given us any other options outside the occasional, purely symbolic, participatory act of voting. "You want the puppet on the right, or the puppet on the left?" I feel the time has come to project my own inadequacies and dissatisfaction into the socio-political and scientific schemes. Let my own lack of a voice be heard." [douses himself in gasoline and sets himself on fire]


7. Sunset Boulevard
Norma Desmond: "I am big. It's the pictures that got small."


8. Mulholland Drive
Luigi Castigliane (the espresso man): "Napkin!"


9. Jackie Brown
Ordell: "You know you smoke too much of that shit, that shit gonna rob you of your own ambition." 
Melanie: "Not if your ambition is to get high and watch TV."


10. Pulp Fiction
Vincent: "Want some bacon?
Jules: No man, I don't eat pork.
Vincent: Are you Jewish?
Jules: Nah, I ain't Jewish, I just don't dig on swine, that's all.
Vincent: Why not?
Jules: Pigs are filthy animals. I don't eat filthy animals.
Vincent: Bacon tastes gooood. Pork chops taste gooood.
Jules: Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy motherfucker. Pigs sleep and root in shit. That's a filthy animal. I ain't eat nothin' that ain't got sense enough to disregard its own feces.
Vincent: How about a dog? Dogs eats its own feces.
Jules: I don't eat dog either.
Vincent: Yeah, but do you consider a dog to be a filthy animal?
Jules: I wouldn't go so far as to call a dog filthy but they're definitely dirty. But, a dog's got personality. Personality goes a long way."