Thursday, April 27, 2006


I'm having an incredibly difficult time getting work done today. Oh well...

While taking a break from looking at the Coachella website, I decided to plan out my days a bit. I thought it would be nice to share my schedule, so here is a quick rundown of my "must-sees":

1:45-2:30: Platinum Pied Pipers
2:00-3:00: Hybrid w/ Perry Farrell
4:05-4:50: Lyrics Born
4:55-5:45: Common
5:45-6:35: Kanye West
6:20-7:10: Imogen Heap
7:00-7:50: Sigur Ros
7:10-8:10: Damian Marley
8:15-9:05: Franz Ferdinand
9:50-10:40: Atmosphere
11:00-12:00: Daft Punk

Unfortunately, I can only see Sigur Ros or Damian Marley...I'll probably go with Jr. Gong, since I saw Sigur Ros earlier this year. It is going to be a game-time decision.

1:30-2:20: Murs feat. 9th Wonder
2:15-3:05: Los Amigos Invisibles
4:45-5:35: Matisyahu
6:00-6:50: Bloc Party
6:40-7:10: Gnarls Barkley
7:15-8:05: Digable Planets
8:10-9:00: Madonna
9:00-9:50: Coheed & Cambria
9:10-10:20: Massive Attack
10:45-12:00: Tool
10:55-12:00: The Scissor Sisters

Is Madonna a must-see? Not really, but I might have to check her out just because...Neither Tool nor Scissor Sisters are really must-sees, but I'd like to see a bit of both sets.

Well, that's it...hope you are all as excited as I am!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Beasty's Last Laugh

I hate that whenever it is nice outside, Rittenhouse gets absolutely swamped with people. Well...let me rephrase - I hate the way that this crowd reacts to us dogwalkers. They look at us like we are invading their space. If a little kid comes within 10 feet of Beasters, the parent will run up and grab the kid and often give me a dirty look, like "what the hell do you think you're doing bringing that dog so close to us?!"

Well, Beasty gets the last laugh b/c these are the same people who lay down to tan with their heads resting on Beast's (and a few hunderd of his friends') toilet.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Friday Night Lights

I love this time of [school] year - at home studying on a Friday night AND I also get to wake up early tomorrow for a group meeting to work on a final project...SWEET! My meeting is at 10:00, but some members in my group actually wanted to get together at 9...ugh!

I'm not writing to complain. I actually found an amazing website that everyone should check out if they have a few hours to kill. Its called artPad. Check it out!

Please let me know if you paint anything and want to share...

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Ed vs. Spencer

All right, I got a new show for you guys. It's called, Ed vs. Spencer, and it's on BBC America. I'm not sure how I found it - I think I just saw a commercial on some other station. Anyway, it is friggin' hilarious. I'm not a big fan of reality TV...I was digging Amazing Race last year (family edition), but this season is budget.

Ed vs. Spencer is sort of a reality show...its kind of a mix between Jackass and something good. The two main characters, Ed & Spencer (hence the name of the show) are flatmates, who are extremely over-competitive. Each show is about a different competition between these two guys. I have absolutely no clue how long it's been on (I haven't had a chance to look around the website yet). The first show that I saw was a contest of who could stay handcuffed to the other the longest. Spencer attempts to get the advantage beforehand by eating a very stinky lunch.

However, it wasn't until I saw the most recent episode that I found myself hooked. This week's show was titled, "Who Do Women Like the Most?" Sound pretty self-explanatory? No? OK, well, each roommate dates three different women (aged 86, 39, 18). They get three dates on three consecutive nights with each of the women. First dude, Spencer, decides to dress up for the 86 year old, because his "nan" (grandmother) likes it when he dresses up. Without giving anything else away, I'll just end this with a recommendation: check out the show. If I had enough cash, I'd start up a spin-off over here in the states.

Friday, April 07, 2006

The Apollo Theater

Alex and I saw the Gorillaz on Monday night up at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. What a show! This could definitely be an example of what is to come in the music industry. A full multi-media platform musical performance. They had an orchestra, tons of unique instruments, and a grip of backup singers. Each song brought its own unique flavor - whether it was Roots Manuva, De La Soul, or a group of gospel kids. Overall, an absolutely amazing show.

The Apollo Theater was so nice. The people who worked there were the coolest concert employees that I have ever met. They were so polite and helpful - a real shock compared to what I'm used to.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Wasting time

So, I was taking a break earlier today and came across an interesting quiz online:

It is particularly interesting if you don't have typical, predictable political opinions and don't know where you fit. Check it out. That's it for now...