October 12, 2007

In Rainbows

Artist: Radiohead
Release Date: October 10, 2007
Favorite Song(s): 15 Step

Thoughts: I've never been a Radiohead fan. Granted, I think Karma Police, Paranoid Andriod and Creep are genius. Maybe it's just that I haven't heard enough of their songs.

Earlier this week, Radiohead released this album via a special website. The entire album is downloadable for what ever you feel like paying (in pounds). I think this is such a great idea, because it gets people like me who love music of any kind (especially free) to sample the album and tell my friends. And let me tell you, I am ashamed to say that I didn't pay a cent for this album. It is that good. I feel like I need a few more listens to fully appreciate the magnitude of this album, but even so, this week I joined ranks with Radiohead fans around the globe.

Bottom Line: 80 / 100


Last night I was studying for my exam this morning when a friend IM-ed me. He told me that there were free iTunes songs on Facebook. I immediately stopped studying to explore this claim. He was right! I got 5 free songs. But then, in my excitement, I started telling other people and some of them gave me their codes! I ended up with 25 free songs. Needless to say, not enough studying got done. I got the newest Paramore album, the PlayRadioPlay! EP, that song from the Bouncy Ball commercial, Monkey Wrench(I'm learning it on guitar) and a Fall Out Boy remix. I also grabbed a song that was, for some reason, missing from one my Motion City Soundtrack albums.

So, here is what you need to do:

  • ♫ Login to Facebook
  • ♫ Search for the group "Ticketmaster Live"
  • ♫ View the group's page
  • ♫ In the upper right there's the link "join group", click it
  • ♫ Let the page reload
  • ♫ Your code should show up just to the left of that link, where the ad is for free iTunes songs
  • EDIT: If you need a picture to show you where, go here
If you don't want your free songs, feel free to email me your code! [adbrand (at) aol.com]

October 11, 2007

And it's just what you wanted
To be dead and dishonest
So just let it take you
Cause it's sad what it's come to

♫ Bleed the Dream Legends Die

They are like little kids

Sony Bravia has some of the coolest ads.

Yarn Pyramid
Bouncy Ball Street

October 10, 2007

Sorry for 3 posts in a row, but I was just looking around facebook (instead of studying) and I found my good friend Jim's deviant-art page. I knew he had one, but I'd never visited. His name is Jim by the way. Jim has been my good friend since freshman year of college. We've lived together 3 years now, but not currently. In fact, he lives 4 blocks away and I rarely see him.

Jim is the best photographer I know.

There are times when I just want to tell him to drop out of school and just shoot all day. He used to take photos for the paper here at ISU, and for that one semester, I read the paper everyday. While I was milling around his deviant-art gallery, I found a few photos that I recognized, and a few that I didn't. I know what his work looks like, so none of them surprised me too much. What did though, was how much emotion I felt when I looked at them. Each picture tells a story. I felt as though there was something going on that I couldn't see, but I could sense it was there. That is one thing that amazes me about Jim's work. It speaks to you. It whispers to you. It is a living, breathing thing.

My friend Josh also takes great photos. I actually helped him make his website, which badly needs to be updated. Josh has a great sense of perspective and lining things up in the foreground with the background (feel free to make fun of me if I'm wrong about this). I've enjoyed seeing his work progress over the time that I've known him.

I just thought that I would share some of my favorite works with you guys. I wish I could post more and make this a gallery of its own, but I gotta stick to the things that I (kinda) know instead. Please check out their sites and leave them comments. You might even see a few photos of me in there!

Dig me up

If I turn into another
dig me up from under what is covering
the better part of me.
Sing this song
remind me that we'll always have each other
when everything else is gone.

♫ Incubus Dig


Maybe I should be studying for my test on Friday.
Maybe I should have studied instead of playing guitar.
Maybe I'm addicted to Facebook.
Maybe I shouldn't have played guitar with a paper cut on my finger.
Maybe I should have called that company back last week about an interview.
Maybe I'll stop having weird dreams.
Maybe I like most of my dreams, however weird they are.
Maybe I actually start that album I've been talking about.
Maybe I'll finish it. Maybe it'll get me noticed.

Maybe, just maybe, none of this will matter.

October 9, 2007

Flaming Nano!

Yesterday I read on Cybernet News that a man's iPod Nano caught fire while he was listening to it. He said the flames lasted for 15 seconds and they came up to his chest! I'm not 100% sure, but in the picture it looks like he has the first gen Nano. He also said that it was a year and a half old. I'm not sure what that means for those of us that have a 2nd gen. I assume they have the same batteries, which is speculated to have caused the Nano to spit fire. I really wonder if his pants set on fire, and the iPod was just really hot or barely on fire.

I guess in the long run, I'd rather be the engineer that designed the Nano than an airplane. This guy wasn't even hurt.

I really like how small my Nano is, even if it holds very little music. This makes me a little nervous about using it though. At least if they recall it, I'll be able to put all my music back on it easily. If it was my 30 gig I'd be more upset, since it has some irreplaceable music on it.

Image source [WSBTV]

October 7, 2007

My new slogan

Why does my printer work better on my new Mac, even though it is without the installation software and it's made for a PC?

That is the power of a Mac. (insert catchy theme music here)

Sooooo hot!

I love music tattoos. Anyone else think these are hot?
Maybe I'll get one someday