Monday, December 28, 2009

my 2009 'em, or leave 'em

Top 10 Albums of 2009
#10 --> Yim Yames - Tribute To
#9 --> Atlas Sound - Logos
#8 --> Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Dark Night of the Soul
#7 --> Mos Def - The Ecstatic
#6 --> Girls - Album
#5 --> St. Vincent - Actor
#4 --> Mastodon - Crack the Skye
#3 --> The Flaming Lips - Embryonic
#2 --> Animal Collective - MPP
#1 --> Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest

Honorable Mention Albums of 2009
Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
Sonic Youth - The Eternal
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - It's Blitz!
Pains of Being Pure at Heart - S/T
Baroness - Blue Record

Most Disappointing Albums of 2009
Jay-Z - The Blueprint III
The Avett Brothers - I and Love and You
Neko Case - Middle Cyclone
Air - Love 2
Them Crooked Vultures - S/T

Best Songs of 2009
Animal Collective - My Girls
Baroness - The Sweetest Curse
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Revenge (w/ The Flaming Lips)
The Flaming Lips - Watching the Planets
Girls - Summertime
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Peter Bjorn & John - It Don't Move Me
Phoenix - 1901
St. Vincent - Marrow
White Rabbits - Percussion Gun
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
Atlas Sound - Walk About (w/ Noah Lennox)
Mastodon - Oblivion

Top 5 Shows of 2009
#5 --> Phish @ JPJA (Charlottesville)
#4 --> The Dead @ JPJA (Charlottesville)
#3 --> Sonic Youth @ The National (Richmond)
#2 --> The Avett Brothers @ The National (Richmond)
#1 --> My Bloody Valentine @ The National (Richmond)

Monday, July 27, 2009

48 hour film project...our A+++ assignment

some of you have heard of the 48 hour film project. if not, read up on the idea/rules here.

i was asked to be part of an amazing team to take part in this whirlwind weekend. the team consisted of director Brock Riggs, and actors Dave French, Clint & Sally Ann Smith, yours truly, and production assistant Emily Riggs. this is our outcome, forever a result on Google when searching for "awesome shit".

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

nah man, they got the metric system over there...

it's official - like vincent vega, YOU can now enjoy a royale with cheese. no shit. they've got them at the arby's at midlothan turnpike and boulders parkway.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

some potentially great news from haiti

as many of you know, my great friend chris strock has been fighting to get funding for a project he's spearheading in the central plateau of haiti - it's a bridge project which will unite many people across a raging river to a medical clinic. check out the website -

after a couple years of campaigning, he's recieved news that there may be a private funding source in the caribbean to cover some or all of the construction costs. please keep chris in your thoughts as he fights to make this come through, and make this project a reality.

also, as always, please consider sharing some of your personal wealth toward this project - it'll be amazing!

bonnaroo artists announced!

how could you not wanna go this year???

Sunday, February 1, 2009

february is national mustache month your part (and eat your damn oatmeal).