Tuesday, June 28, 2005
My kids and I are big fans of the game Katamari Damacy on the PS2. Basically, it's a game where you control a character as shown in the photo above, who rolls a small sticky ball over objects, progressively making the ball bigger and bigger. In early rounds of the game, you roll over candy, thimbles, thumbtacks, etc. In later rounds you roll over buildings, tanker ships, Godzilla and giant octopus monsters. This website has photos of a couple of extreme fans, who dressed up in Katamari costumes and took a whole bunch of really cool, vivid photos.
Monday, June 27, 2005
Which Creation Records Band Are You?
Take this quick quiz to find out which Creation Records band best fits your personality. Creation Records is/was one of my favorite labels of all time (along with Factory and Estrus). The book The Creation Records Story: My Magpie Eyes Are Hungry for the Prize is essential reading if you are a fan of the label. There is also a cool website with loads of up-to-date info on the label and affiliated bands at: www.creation-records.com
Sunday, June 26, 2005
I'm takin' the kids to see Herbie: Fully Loaded in the next day or two. The kids and I both like the original movies (they're among the few kids movies that I can actually tolerate watching). I have very low expectations of this new Herbie film. It's rated G, and my kids like just about anything they get to see in a movie theater, but for an adult it has all the makings of a true crap-fest. The only positive will be watching Lindsay Lohan for the last time before she became an anorexic, cracked-out Britney wannabee.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
You can't get this sweet robotic dinosaur in the U.S. yet, but as soon as it's available I'm gonna get one. We just got a Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner, and I'd love to see the Roboraptor and the Roomba wage battle against one another! More info on this can be found at: www.roboraptoronline.com
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Tom Cruise was doing a meet n' greet prior to the premier of "War Of The Worlds" in London, and got sprayed in the face with water from a fake microphone by a film crew taping a show that shows pranks played on celebs (sounds like a Punk'd rip-off show to me!). The BBC website has a video showing the whole incident at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4107922.stm. At first he tries to laugh it off, but soon gets very pissed off and starts going ballistic. Poor guy, can't take a little water in the face, can he? Whata freak!
Monday, June 06, 2005
Check out this new video posted on the internet recently. I bet if this were given to MTV, Loverboy would be back on the charts!
Link to video: http://www.xanga.com/item.aspx?user=Barrester&tab=weblogs&uid=270892934
Here's another great video to check out - a disco version of surf/instro favorite "Apache": http://www.boingboing.net/2005/05/04/disco_apache_video.html
Sunday, June 05, 2005
Well, I tried to get Mission In Motion magazine going, but unfortunately it doesn't look like it's gonna happen. I received a whole bunch of review CD's, but I couldn't get more than a few advertisers and bands/labels to participate in the CD that was going to be packaged with it. So instead of doing a print magazine, I'm going to try to make it a webzine/blog. It's been a few months since I have updated this blog, but I hope to focus more on it with updates at least a few times each week. I am also going to try to incorporate the blog into a webpage that also includes CD/show reviews and interviews. So keep coming back over the next few weeks for updates and changes to the website!