Archive for February, 2010

February 24, 2010

bg/ish: Wednesday Wobble

February 24, 2010

bg/ish: Art Mijares: Punk Ass Christian

Hey Art, go fuck yourself. Contra Costa has plenty of other problems to deal with.

February 19, 2010

bg/ish: “…Oooh The Fiiiight…”

So, I just find myself having to watch this from time to time. The NBA All-Star Game usually makes me think of it. Fact: Marvin Gaye is my favorite singer of all time. I’ve heard the bongos in “What’s Goin’ On”! For me, it’s Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, and then everybody else.

So, it’s the 1983 NBA All Star Game, a simple beat fades in, and up steps Marvin looking cooler than the other side of the pillow in a double-breasted suit and some sunglasses. He humbly acknowledges the crowd, adjusts the mike stand, and then gently eases his way into the coolest version of the National Anthem ever. Think I’m exaggerating? Then explain the 2:20 mark when the entire crowd forgets they’re listening to the National Anthem at a basketball game and just starts grooving with Marvin. Try not to dance.

Ya, a good National Anthem can be moving, and people love to talk about pre-crackhead Whitney’s Super Bowl version. The Dixie Chicks and others have gotten love. Hell, Jimi turned the song inside out way back at Woodstock.

But as far as I’m concerned, no one will ever be able to top what Marvin did in the Great Western Forum in 1983. It was too cool, and too classy.


February 18, 2010

bg/ish: Ski Free or and Die (Regardless)

In honor of the Winter Olympic Games, I played a bit of Ski Free today. Oh what, you don’t remember Ski Free? Shit. I only survived my first tech job because of Ski Free. I would kill hours and hours of time with it.

Of course, I still can’t outrun that pesky Abominable Snow Monster.

Get Ski Free here.

February 12, 2010

Die Antwood is…Well, Really Good

“Fuck! This is like, the coolest song I ever heard in my whole life.”

February 8, 2010

bg/ish: Who Dat Goin’ Marching In?

It was a good Super Bowl. Congrats to the Saints!

Saints Superbowl Victory Celebration from Cottage Films on Vimeo.

February 5, 2010

bg/ish: The Beautiful Game

I can’t stop watching either one of these two plays from the last couple weeks…

First, I thought this goal from Stephano Okaka was the illest. 88th minute of a 1-1 match, and then absolute brilliance. (Plus, bonus points for the conniption suffered by the announcer.)

So, which one do you fancy? Let’s use this as an excuse to have some fun with a little poll you can find on the right hand side of the page. The over/under on poll responses is opening at 2.5.

February 5, 2010

bg/ish: This Time Tomorrow