Friday, January 29, 2010

Loc'd Out HB Thugz

Atlas Sound was the theme song in my head for the day.

Another good day in HB.

First Andy picked me up to go skate in downtown.

I had to add some art on my grip.


Bubbles showed up to film.

Andy got gnar after his smoke sesh.

Aaron took time of from dog whispering to join the sesh. He's still kind of upset about his lens mishap involving me, his lens, a skateboard and some rough ground.

We skated down this hill for a bit.

Then Aaron started using my camera.

This girl didn't know what the fuck was going on when I started to ollie over her, but after a few kickflip's and 180's she was pretty stoked on me.

An injured Thomas was there as well.

Aaron getting artsy with me.

Packin' up.

And now I'm going to be late for work.

Monday, January 25, 2010

dear internet

keep producing great things like this.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A True Story Is About To Follow

"What the fuck?" were the words coming out of Michael's mouth as this photo was snapped. We were messing around with another portrait that we had previously screwed up. After taking some test shots, helping some drunk friends out and moved some flashes we had achieved the shot I wanted within two tries. After we had taken care of said drunks, we had some time to mess around with lighting. As we were consuming some beers I thought of an angle (which I was convinced that I had practiced before) where I pointed only one of my flashes up towards the ceiling, bouncing the light onto the subject (Michael Robertwayne Bell) and somehow managing not to have a distinct shadow ruin the shot. Fortunately, or maybe magically, I snapped this shot first try. The thing I absolutely love about this portrait is the fact that Michael was actually saying, "What the fuck?" as the photo was shot, thus making it my greatest achievement in portrait photography.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

the Flintstones advertising Winston Cigarettes


This movie looks really strange but there are a couple of great quotes in the trailer peep it.

Friday, January 15, 2010

two musical legends

one awesome scene i love these guys.

I forgot I shot this and..

...that bottle has nothing but vodka in it

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

cosmic voyage

My new place

So I moved from my large, expensive one bedroom apartment into a storage closet underneath some stairs. I won't have to worry about paying rent just saving money. Who is ready to party?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The only bad thing about this video is...

...I wasn't apart of it

FEEL IT ALL AROUND from Northern Lights on Vimeo.

5 hours of awesome!

The Red Riding Trilogy is a three-part, five-hour film that was adapted from British author David Peace's noir novels following the investigation into the Yorkshire Ripper killings in England in the seventies and eighties. each film was directed by a different director: 1974 is directed by Julian Jarrold (Brideshead Revisited), 1980 by James Marsh (Man on Wire), and 1983 by Anand Tucker (Hilary and Jackie, Leap Year).

Official story synopsis:

Sure to be one of the cinematic events of the year, RED RIDING is a mesmerizing neo-noir epic based on factual events and adapted for the screen by Tony Grisoni (FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS) from David Peace’s electrifying series of novels revolving around the manhunt for the “Yorkshire Ripper,” a serial killer who terrorized northwest England in the 1970s and ’80s. The three films are directed by three notable filmmakers—Julian Jarrold (BRIDESHEAD REVISITED), James Marsh (MAN ON WIRE) and Anand Tucker (SHOPGIRL). Each boasts a stellar British cast that includes Andrew Garfield (THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS), Sean Bean (LORD OF THE RINGS), Paddy Considine (DEAD MAN’S SHOES), Rebecca Hall (VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA), and Peter Mullan (TRAINSPOTTING). The RED RIDING TRILOGY screened at the Telluride and New York film festivals and will open in New York on Friday, February 5 at the IFC Center, with a national release to follow. It will simultaneously be available on IFC Films’ video on demand platform, available to over 50 million homes in all major markets.

Friday, January 8, 2010

the monkey is out of the box, or should I say mammal-turtle?

So this is why it was so easy for Luke and the other Rebel fighters to take down the Empires AT-ATs......they were really giant mammal-turtles! WTF?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

top movies of 2009, that I was able to see...

In no real order, I enjoyed all of these films.

There were a number of films that I would like to see that might be on this list of they are as good as they look such as: The Road, Moon, Avatar and a few others.

My Top 5 CD's of the Year

Earlier in the day, Michael and I were discussing our favorite CD's that came out in 2009, we realized that this should have been posted a little before the year ended but we were hung over so we didn't really care. So here they are, my top 5 CD's that came out in 2009.

1. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavillion
I've already expressed my feelings about this CD. From start to finish it is amazing.
2. Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
I literally got this CD a week ago and I can't stop listening to it. The whole vibe from the CD is happy. Every song flows so well together with a proper blend of mellow and moving music.
3. The Almighty Defenders - S/T
As soon as I found the mp3 of "Cone of Light" I was hooked. At the time, I didn't even know the Black Lips had something to do with, which in retrospect obviously made me like the CD more. The entire story behind the CD is amazing as well, it's a perfect CD to play when you're hangin' with the bro's and drinkin' some beer.
4. Deer Tick - Born on Flag Day
The moment I found the first song on this CD on myspace, I was craving more. Low and behold, the CD comes out and it absolutely amazing. "Straight Into A Storm" had me dancing like my cousins were getting married in Louisiana and the hidden cover of "Goodnight Irene" makes me want to crack a fresh Coors and zone out.
5. Wavves - Wavvves
I got this CD early in the year but I wasn't really into the lo-fi aspect. Then one day I went skating with this CD playing on my iPod and it was all down hill from there. I don't care that two of my favorite bands (Black Lips and Wavves) hate each.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Last Night Was Legit

*Un-related side note, I can't stop listening to this song
Phoenix - Fences (The Soft Pack Remix)

First, J-Ro came over
Then Morgato smoked some year old weed
And then we lit sparklers in the backyard

Sunday, January 3, 2010

starting the year off with a remix

I was originally going to post this song as a part of hip-hop month but couldn't find the mp3. NYE was whatevs, it was good to see some old friends, make some new ones and Michael even kissed a cutie chick with red lip stick. Fuck resolutions, hair cuts, bills, small pay checks, running out of cigarettes and redneck.