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i really like this song. i like how chevrolet used it in the ads… with slow mo video — it just worked. you can find it on their “some nights” album

acoustic

i’m a huge fan of studio acoustic versions

official video

this kind of music is starting to grow on me… i’m still trying to find other similar stuff… i dunno if it relates but some songs off the drive soundtrack are pretty good too.

college – a real hero (feat. electric youth)

kavinsky – nightcall

fun.” is an american indie pop band based in new york city.

the fifa video game franchise is one of the most popular worldwide.

when ’12 came out, there were a few major things that were missing from the previous year’s release.

the most notable to me was the elimination of offline profiles. I forget exactly what they were called in ’11 but it allowed you to play friends locally and it’ll TRACK YOUR STATS.

this is especially cool if you’re a stats nerd like me. from wins to goals scored to red cards, it was all there…

woulda been nice to keep that info in-game… that NEEDS to come back. I’m guessing it was removed to make room for the online head to head feature. it’s cool and all… I mean I really like how you can get relegated or promoted like an actual team, but you have to play online.

this leads me to my next peeve…

people who play games with their 56k modem need to a) not be allowed to play online and b) dragged into the street and curb stomped

I’ve played quite a number of games online and the most annoying thing that happens is LAG. the worst part is that you can’t quit. well I guess you can, but you’ll get dinged for a disconnect.

I guess those are the things that bother me with the game… love the overall gameplay, graphics, and sound (especially playing in a mexican stadium… holy drums and horns)

oh and maybe they should get rid of the viagra blue and old-school brown balls… they’re so tough to see!

i keep forgetting to dvr this, but i caught it just now and i was crackin’ up! it’s a sketch comedy show on comedy central — check it out… i wouldn’t steer you wrong

Key and Peele

Key and Peele

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this was an exceptionally hilarious episode: asian racism, michael j fox cracks, lord of the rings, and a spot-on street fighter reference!

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definitely gotta check out the show portlandia… it’s a sketch comedy show filmed entirely in portland, oregon. they like to make fun of the hipster, artsy type of people that inhabit pdx. plus, i’ve always liked fred armisen

here are a few clips that made me crack up

cell phone plans

put a bird on it

house sitting rules

harajuku girls

outdoor movies

ordering the chicken


* this is what it’s like to go to dinner with chaunce (ha!)

simple technology

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from kanye west – diamonds from sierra leone (remix)

[Jay-Z]

I got it from her ‘ye damn!
The chain remains, the game is in tact
The name is mine, I’ll take blame for that
The pressure’s on, but guess who ain’t gon’ crack? [laughs]
Pardon me I had to laugh at that
How could you falter when you’re the rock of Gibraltar
I had to get off the boat so I could walk on water
This ain’t no tall order, this is nothin to me
Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week
I do this in my sleep,
I sold Kilos of coke, (so?) I’m guessin’ I can sell CD’s
I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man
Let me handle my business, damn

this is nuts… first a client calls my work “slapdash”… and now this (i swear outsourced writers did this to spite me):

* props to andy for catching it

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more fun with mac recording… this time, trying out logic express 9 — it’s waaaaay more intense than garageband

i need to play around with it more, but i found a drum loop — it’s suuuper sloppy, but i gotta post it as an exercise. i can’t be a perfectionist right off the bat…

john mayer – something’s missing*

* this is another funky-tuned song… i think it’d be more fun to play on an electric, which i’ll try out next time

this one was recorded on garageband, while logic was installing (it’s a ridiculously gigantic program)

john mayer – love soon

i’m a sloppy guitarist

did a suuuper quick test with garageband ’09, which was pre-installed on my mac mini.

i gotta bug greg again about getting the brodie mics back… i’m sure they’ll sound a lot better than what i was using… yer gonna love this actually — it was rock band usb mic. yup. apparently, computers know that it’s a proper mic and it worked fine (enough)

basically had the mic on the stand pointed at my guitar. simple.

i didn’t do any real mixing or post-production on this so it’s pretty raw…

so here we go — “in your atmosphere,” which is actually a fun song to play — the tuning on it is odd tho: E-B-E-F#-B-e

go easy on me — i JUST learned how to play it yesterday… i need to clean up the harmonics and the hammer-ons a lot

john mayer – in your atmosphere