Friday, March 30, 2007

Best Friday MP3 Battle

Question: Which is doper, Justice's "Waters of Nazareth" or MSTRKRFT's "Paris"?

Download both songs here.

Your input would be appreciated.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Best Concert of the Summer

UPDATE I got mine, you better have gotten yours. The weird thing? Paying only about $6 in Ticketmast fees per ticket. Come on, Ticketmaster. You can suck more blood than that. I know you've got it in you.
UPDATE Tickets via Ticketmaster.
Do you like dance music? Robot dance music? FRENCH robot dance music?

Saturday morning tickets go on sale for Daft Punk's August 9th concert with the Rapture at Coney Island's Keyspan Park. This will be the best concert of the summer. Talk to anyone who was their Coachella performance last year, or talk to anyone who talked to someone who was at their Coachella performance last year, and you will be assaulted by a tsunami of superlatives that will leave you stuck sitting in a tree until the Red Cross comes along (a favorite review: "it was pretty much 3rd Nephi all over again -- the righteous throngs so moved that it instigated two hours of perfect harmony among the attendees").

But why be forced to rely on my word on someone else's word? Here's a video of the entire hour and fifteen minute set:

(If you're not desperately wanting to be at the Coney Island show after the first 3 minutes of that video then you're reading the wrong blog)

And if you're not totally into shakey handheld footage, here's a link to where you can download the whole set:

Daft Punk--Live at Coachella 2006

And, for the sake of completeness, let me post their Alive 1997 concert (which is really, really good. You'll pump your fist):

Daft Punk--Alive 1997

And, oh, what's this? A blog post where someone assembled songs from which Daft Punk had pulled their samples for many a tune?

Daft Punk Sample Post

So, in conclusion: Daft Punk, the French Robots, will be playing Coney Island in August and tickets go on sale on Saturday and this show will be ridiculous. The $50 ticket price might be a little scary, but they've got three opening acts (including the also significantly popular Rapture, which is an absolute cherry ontop of this sundae) and I can't imagine it's cheap to set up a giant pyramid and lightshow. There's going to be some kind of Madison Square Garden Madonna/Justin Timberlake production values going on. Honestly, if you're like in New Zealand or Salt Lake or something and reading this, this is totally the sort of concert worth traveling for.

A very frustrating footnote: Oddly, I cannot figure out who is selling these tickets. Ticketmaster has listings for the three other shows of the tour (in LA, Colorado, and Seattle) but nothing on New York yet. But this is the Brooklyn Vegan post about tickets going on sale, and Brooklyn Vegan wouldn't lie.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Best News for You, Not Me

For those of you who love those books about swords, the various covers to the new Harry Potter book have been revealed today.

Click to check them out.

Best Spring Break

All right, I'm getting back into this blogging thing.

Spring Break 2007. A weekend trip to Connecticut.

We were a small band of vacationers, just Michelle (it was her house), Jules, Brooke, and I. What did we do there? Watched at least three movies, all of Arrested Development Season 2 [if it has been a while since you revisited your AD DVDs I highly suggest you do so], and ate at the Olive Garden [maybe I don't get out enough, but my steak gorgonzola alfredo left me rethinking the scorn I have heaped upon this restaurant for the last 13 years of my life]. Also, Saturday afternoon, we took a walk in the woods, which was about the only thing I photographed that weekend.

Jules and Michelle.

A paparazzi shot of Brooke and Tera, the Boston Terrier.

Like I said, we walked through the woods.

And once we were far enough into the woods, we stood and looked at the woods.

I was filled with a strange sense of confidence.

But before too long it was back to the usual: watching TV and playing with the dog.

It might not look like much, but you missed a good time.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

I think I forgot I had a blog.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Best Alternative

For some reason Blogger is being a jerk and a lot of you can't see my museum pictures. This is upsetting to me because it took a long time to upload all of those photos. So here's a link from which you can download an archive containing the pictures if you're really keen on museums.

The Link I Was Talking About

Best Picture from Home

My Mom sent me this picture and I thought I'd share it.

Our cat has become very aggressive about getting fed in his old age. He's always going after Greg's lucky charms.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Best Journey of Learning

Tuesday, a trip to the Natural History Museum. Here's all the high ISO goodness:

She was just running around like she owned the place.