Monday, December 28, 2009


This is the video for Pogo's new track called Upular

The music and video was composed using chords, bass notes and vocal samples from the Disney Pixar film Up.

Pogo is an emerging electronic music artist in Perth, Western Australia. He is known for his work recording small sounds from a single film or scene and sequencing them to form a new piece of music.

I have to say, I love his work, very clever. I'd posted one of his videos last year, but unfortunately its been taken down off youtube now.... grrrrrrrrrrrr


Mixing Star Wars with The A Team, We get this:

Still not as good as Star Trek/ A-Team, but I wont complain, Its still nerdworthy

Monday, December 21, 2009

Raging Against Machines

From Charlie Brooker

At the time of writing, it's not clear whether the 2009 Christmas No 1 will be The Climb by Joe McElderry, or Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine. I've just done my bit to inch the latter closer to the top spot by downloading it – something I'd resisted doing until now because I initially thought there was something a bit embarrassing about the campaign. After all, as every other internet smartarse pointed out, both tracks are owned by Sony BMG – so no matter which one sells the most, Simon Cowell wins. In other words, even by raging against the machine, you're somehow raging within it.

But profit isn't the point – or at least it's not the reason I downloaded it. For one thing, I happen to think Killing in the Name is an excellent song, so I've already got something out of it. Most importantly, it contains genuine emotion. Even if the climactic repeated howls of "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!" put you in mind of a teenager loudly refusing to tidy his bedroom – as opposed to a masked anarchist hurling petrol bombs at the riot squad – there is at least an authentic human sentiment being expressed. Zack de la Rocha is audibly pissed off.

Compare this to the pissweak vocal doodle that is Joe McElderry's X Factor single. For a song whose lyrics ostensibly document an attempt to gather the spiritual strength to overcome adversity and thereby attain enlightenment, The Climb is about as inspiring as a Lion bar. It's a listless announcement on a service station Tannoy; an advert for buttons; a fart in a clinic; a dot on a spreadsheet. Listening to it from beginning to end is like watching a bored cleaner methodically wiping a smudge from a Formica worksurface.

But then nobody's buying The Climb in order to actually listen to it. They're buying it out of sedated confusion, pushing a button they've been told will make them feel better. It's the sound of the assisted suicide clinic, and it doesn't deserve to be No 1 this Christmas.

This isn't mere pop snobbery, by the way. I'd rather see Girls Aloud at No 1 than Editors. But The Climb is a lame cover version of a lame Miley Cyrus song. If X Factor can't be arsed to do better than that, its grip on the yuletide charts deserves to be broken.

Anyway, while I'm happy for Rage Against the Machine to be enjoying the sales and publicity, I can't help thinking we could've organised a slightly better protest ourselves. Chances are the X Factor will try to kick back extra hard next year – perhaps by actually releasing a song with a melody in it – so it's best to start planning the resistance now.

The temptation might be to pour a lot of time and effort into creating a catchy anti-X Factor anthem, but the smartest counter-move would be to release something short, cheap and throwaway that isn't even a proper song at all. I propose a track called Simon Cowell: Shit for Ears, which consists of a couple of eight-year-olds droning the phrase "Simon Cowell, shit for ears" four times in a row in the most deliberately tuneless manner possible. It should last only about 15 seconds or so. Quick enough to register; brief enough not to outstay its welcome.

Then we release it online at the lowest price possible. What's the bare minimum you can charge and still be eligible for a chart position? It could be as little as 2p. Because the track is just recorded on to a cheap mic, and released without the assistance of any record label, 100% of the profits go to charity.

Dot-eyed CGI judge and omnipresent hair product spokeswoman Cheryl Cole recently complained that the campaign against McElderry's single was "mean", adding "If that song – or should I say campaign – by an American group is our Christmas No 1, I'll be gutted for him and our charts."

She's missing the point. It's not mean: it's funny. If the Christmas No 1 turns out to be an angry, confrontational rock track that concludes with an explosion of f-words, it'll be precisely the shot in the arm the charts have been sorely lacking the last few years: something that puts a genuine smile on the face of millions of people; sensitive people, thoughtful people; people alienated by the stifling cloud of grinning mechanical pap farted into their faces on a weekly basis by cocky, clattering, calculating talent shows such as X Factor. It would give these people hope. Maybe only in a very small and silly way, but still: a tiny spoonful of hope. And what could be more Christmassy than that?


Well now we know Rage is No.1 in the Christmas charts... but does anyone really care?
It hyped up the xfactor for a bout 30 seconds... but no one really cared.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Team Avatar: Universe Police

If you've been a regular visitor to my blog, you will probably have noticed I am a fan of mash up movie trailers, The "voice over" from one film with footage from another.

This is my new favourite trailer.

I love it because Team America is actually one of my favourite films ever.


Classic... hehehe

Fuck you Deputy Stagg

Oh it all went a bit stroppy in the Dail today.

Did Mr Gogarty let himself down by letting out such an outburst or was he simply voicing the TRUE feelings of a nation?

I don't think telling another member of parliament to fuck off is big or clever.
That an to be honest the Green party just rolled over when they went in to government, so i have to say FUCK YOU Paul Gogarty just because.

Also, if that was a full chambers debate maybe it would have carried some weight, maybe Paul Gogarty felt it was his chance to act all big seeing as the grown ups had left the room.

Either that or it was the biggest gay off ever seen in the Dail.

Oh come on, ye were all thinking it

Muppety Christmas

The muppets have been very busy of recent, along with a kick ass cover of Bohemian Rhapsody they have gotten into the Christmas spirit with this new video:

Loving the way the Muppets are moving with the times, I guess there has always been an evolution to them, The Muppet Show was set in a Musical Hall/Theatre and Muppets Tonight was set in a tv studio, Muppet Studios now seems to be embracing the genius of viral videos on youtube.

Long may it continue

Monday, December 7, 2009

A-Team Star Trek MkII

Not sure if it is as good as this version, but i still got a giggle outta this mash up trailer.

What do you think?

Zombies In 3D



Sony has officially  confirmed they closed a deal this week with Zombieland producer Gavin Polone and director Ruben Fleischer to return for a 3-D sequel to the original, which cost $24 million and has earned $85.2 million worldwide to date. Stars Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg are in negotiations  to reprise their roles as the pair of post-apocalyptic survivors. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are already hard at work on the sequel’s screenplay.

Source: Bloody-Disgusting

Sweet. Zombieland was one of the better films of 2010 (wouldn't be hard in a year with such shit out), I'm really glad they've signed on for a sequel. 3D zombies? What's not to love?

Zombie Wars

Apparently there was a "zombie theme" on last week (links are now all ahem "dead")
It was in honour of the new Clone Wars episode "Brain Invaders" which aired at the weekend.

Matt Busch was one of the artists who submitted art for the project, he created these fantastic spoof images for Zombie Wars, gotta say it would have made the prequel trilogy alot more entertaining if there had been zombies.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

at least I have chicken

From IGN

What was once thought to be impossible has become reality.

A Taiwanese player has become the first person in the world to complete all 986 achievements found in World of Warcraft, reports CVG.

"Little Gray" on the Wrathbringer server managed to killed 390,895 creatures and completed 5,906 quests in total, according to the WoW Armory website. As you would expect, however, there is one slight problem that should be noted.

The player has yet to earn the holiday achievement 'BB King' but due to a bug with an old PvP achievement, he managed to earn two points, giving him 986/986.

It's unclear as of now if one man completed this feat or if it were many. It's possible this account was shared amongst a group of skilled guild members.

I am kinda hoping this was a "guild" effort, because seriously, thats a pretty sad thing to brag about if your an individual.

Unless of course it was all done with the battle cry of :

Leeeroooyy Jennkinnnnsss!!!!!

Boldly going where no christmas related trinket has gone before

Awwww so cute.

Have you been a good Trekker this year?
Then these Trek inspired Christmas stockings are just the ticket for you.

The stockings are made out of fleece and lined with a thick canvas material. 

The stocking pattern can be found here

End of time preview

This was shown last week during Children In Need on BBC1, Sorry for the delay, I've been kinda busy with work.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I fear for the world....

.. I really do.

Check these fuckheads out:

Dana Hanna updates his Facebook and Twitter, at the altar. Without his bride Tracy knowing he was going to do it. I’m sure she was thrilled:
I surprised not only my guests, but also Tracy by pulling out my phone and posting on Facebook and Twitter from the altar during out wedding. I had her phone ready in my pocket, so when she asked for it I could hand it to her. No one knew about this except the minister, and myself.

And they worry about gay people ruining the sanctity of marriage, yet these ass clowns can "tweet" from the alter?

Iron Man 2

Iron Man to me was the 1st proper Marvel comic to Movie cross over that got it right.
I mean ok, XMEN 2 was good, but Iron Man set the bar (it was also the 1st film made my Marvel Studios, which may have something to do with it)
Yesterday they released the "Teaser" poster for Iron Man 2

Looking forward to May 7th 2010 already.