May 2010

Are You Watching 'Royal Pains?' And If Not, Will Rapping Make You Watch?

I have no words. Except to say that when I was interning at a theater I worked with Mark on a production of MacBeth and he did not bring his considerable rapping or dancing or pop-locking skills to the production and now I feel cheated. (Many thanks to my friend...

World Cup Soccer: Excuses, Excuses ... But Isn't It The Same For Everyone?

I was wondering when this year's tournament ball would be complained about ... now the wait is over and only 11 days before the start. Every World Cup without fail, the players go into "cover my ass" mode when the new ball is launched. Hmmm ... I wonder what any...

Fantasy Baseball: CHOO CHOO PULLS INTO STATION FOR REST

CHOO CHOO PULLS INTO STATION FOR REST This Cho-Choo might be slowin' down to rest... Cleveland Indians’ outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is sitting out the Memorial Day game today. After a good April, in which he hit .317, Choo has been pretty average, hitting only .250 for May. He struck out...

How to Make Great Avatar Costumes

You can relatively easily make Avatar costumes for Jake Sully or Neytiri at home for a DVD party or Halloween (it's not as far off as you think). These simple instructions tell you the supplies you will need, how to make the pieces, and how to assemble the costumes. Guest...

DAILY COMIC: I Fight Crime #106

Strip #106 For complete archives of I Fight Crime check out Blastosaurus.com Follow Richard Fairgray on Twitter. Follow I Fight Crime on Twitter. I Fight Crime and all related characters are Copyright Richard Faigray 2010

FANTASY BASEBALL: HOOTS & HOLLERS

We know that Vladi Guerrero (and all his fantasy owners) is thankful for his comeback season. VLAD TO BE BACK As I sit at the television, watching the Texas Rangers play at Minnesota, up to the plate comes the very familiar face of Vladimir Guerrero. I happen to notice he...

Director Guillermo del Toro Leaves THE HOBBIT

According to The Hollywood Reporter, "After spending the last two years developing "The Hobbit" as his latest directing project, Guillermo del Toro has announced he is leaving the helm of the J. R. R. Tolkien adaptation. The walls started to crumble for del Toro in recent weeks as the uncertain...

All About the AVATAR Special Edition Steelbook: Extra Features and an Amazing Guidebook

Find out everything you want to know about the AVATAR Special Edition Steelbook, including when the AVATAR special edition comes out and what amazing features will be included with this version. Guest post by Ashley Hansen The AVATAR Special Edition Steelbook is an excellent addition to any movie collection. This...

THE PERFECT HALLADAY

THE PERFECT HALLADAY Tonight's perfect game was just another night at the office for fantasy stud Roy Halladay... What is the perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day weekend? Being a Phillies’ fan and/or a Roy Halladay fantasy owner and watching the ace hurler pitch a perfect game. The off season’s...

Hollywood hellraiser Dennis Hopper dead at 74 | Reuters

(Reuters) - Hollywood actor Dennis Hopper, best known for directing and starring in the 1969 cult classic "Easy Rider," died on Saturday at his home in Venice, California, from complications of prostate cancer, a friend told Reuters. Hopper was 74. via www.reuters.com One of my favorite performances: But if you...

Top 10 Memorable AVATAR Movie Quotes

The movie AVATAR is rich with memorable quotes, many of which carry significant meaning to the film. Audience members found the AVATAR movie quotes listed below to be some of the best from the film. With AVATAR on DVD, each fan can now make their own list of top AVATAR...

NEUROSIS To Celebrate The 25th Anniversary Of ENEMY OF THE SUN With Re-Issue

Neurot Recordings is proud to announce the reissue of one of the most groundbreaking releases in the ever-expanding lineage of icons NEUROSIS, Enemy Of The Sun.

With NEUROSIS' earlier releases -- 1987's Pain Of Mind, and even 1990's The Word As Law -- the band's jagged and eerie blend of metallic, hypnotic, post-gutter punk was instantly recognized as wholly unique, yet it took multiple releases for the then Bay-area unit to infinitely define their sound, forcing the world to listen, then run for cover. Their 1992 full-length Souls At Zero showcased the band branching off into much more expanded songwriting, giving birth to much longer hymns, infusing them with tribal rhythms and slow-building post-doom bastardization, then breaking massive new ground for the metal world.

But it was their follow-up in 1993, the crushing Enemy Of The Sun LP, that would be the album to take the pulsing, hypnotizing monoliths NEUROSIS was crafting down to much darker, and much, much heavier territory for the rest of the band's still-growing roster of masterpieces. Still to this day, critics and fans of heavy and experimental metal hold this release to be one of the harshest, spine-chilling, mind-warping releases in history, and countless acts have cited Enemy... as "the one that changed everything" for them.

The eight tracks on the release was one of the most massively cavernous, crushing records the world had experienced. A mesmerizing, pressurizing, dirge-driven display of brutal riffing, thick with haunting samples, layered, anguished vocal tracks, raging multiple-member percussion contributions, and some of the most mammoth buildups ever, Enemy Of The Sun was an album that left a sense of anguish in your soul long after the record was over.

Neurot Recordings are exceptionally proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of NEUROSIS, and once again issue this classic album to the masses. 2010's reissue of Enemy Of The Sun bears a fully redesigned package by visionary artist, Neurosis live visual master Josh Graham, and will be released worldwide on August 30th, 2010.

VICE BOOKS Releases FULL BLEED: NEW YORK CITY SKATEBOARD PHOTOGRAPHY

Vice Books is proud to announce the August 2010 release of FULL BLEED: New York City Skateboard Photography. Created by Alex Corporan, Andre Razo, and Ivory Serra, Full Bleed is a visual journey through 30 years of skateboarding in New York.

Skateboarding and concrete are inextricably intertwined and nowhere do a city's concrete canyons have more life and rich history than in New York. With contributions from over 60 photographers, Full Bleed is the first-ever comprehensive overview of New York's skate history, bringing together legendary skaters and iconic photographers.

An homage to the great ones that have built NYC skateboarding into what it is today, Full Bleed: New York City Skateboard Photography includes -

Photographs by: Spike Jonze, Giovanni Reda, Tobin Yelland, Thomas Campbell, Larry Clark, Ed Templeton, Atiba Jefferson, Angela Boatwright, Sammy Glucksman, Allen Ying, and more.

Skateboarders featured: Steve Olson, Eric Koston, Keith Hufnagel, Harold Hunter, Jerry Hsu, Mike Vallely, Mark Gonzales, Rick Howard, Jason Dill, and more.

Get The New DANZIG Album DETH RED SABAOTH Early


Danzig's Deth Red Sabaoth will be released on June 22, but those fans who have a ticket to any of the east coast dates scheduled prior to June 22  will be able to buy the new album at the show, before it's available in stores. Those who purchase Deth Red Sabaoth at one of these special Danzig shows will also receive a collector's edition CD single with two versions of the album's first single, "On A Wicked Night," complete with exclusive art work. Only a limited number of the CD singles will be available.

The Deth Red Sabaoth Limited Deluxe Edition - only 666 are being manufactured - is now available as a pre-sale exclusively online at http://ter.ly/danzig_dlx . This box set, which is being sold for $66.66, includes the Deth Red Sabaoth CD, a limited edition "On a Wicked Night" 7-inch, an instant download of Deth Red Sabaoth available on the day of release, an autographed poster, and a porcelain-like urn with exclusive artwork on all four sides.

Confirmed itinerary for Danzig's special nine-city tour is as follows:

JUNE
15 Norva, Norfolk, VA
16 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
18 Nokia Theatre, New York, NY
19 Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
21 House of Blues, Boston, MA
24 Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
25 Knitting Factory, Reno, NV
26 Nokia, Los Angeles, CA
27 Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA

VOLTRON producer Peter Keefe Dies At 57

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting, "Peter Keefe, an animation executive and producer best known as the creative force behind the iconic children's TV series "Voltron," died May 27 of throat cancer in Rochester, N.Y. He was 57. During the past two decades, Keefe created, produced and sold more than 600...