30 April 2008

Would You Be Mine?

Here's a great article about how the descendants of of John D Rockefeller (original founder of Standard Oil Co. - now ExxonMobile) are pushing the heads of Exxon to make some changes. They're even pushing the board at Exxon to make some major executive overhauls.

The call for the change comes with the claim that Exxon's execs are “failing to address the future of energy and related industry hurdles.”

This is not new news. Exxon has continually been pegged as one of the greater evils in the Great Oil Empire. You can read about how bad Exxon really is at Exxpose Exxon.

I'm excited to see some people who actually have a voice that must be heard at Exxon are pushing to make changes.

29 April 2008

Baskets. Baskets

I finally watched The Darjeeling Limited and it's one of my favorite movies as of late. And that's hard to say, seeing as how I've seen so many great films lately, including Michael Clayton, Into the Wild, No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood and X3: The Last Stand (just kidding about that last one. It's entertaining, though).

The Darjeeling Limited is Wes Anderson doing what he does best: using an amazing cast and beautiful imagery to tell an, otherwise, random story. Owen Wilson, Jason Schwartzman and Adrien Brody are fantastic as three brothers on a quest to re-kindle their familial relationship.

Unlike Anderson's other films, however, ...Limited is not so much comedic as, say, Bottle Rocket or Rushmore. There's a serious story at hand and with great dialog and beautiful scenery the impact of the story is even greater.

Rent or buy this movie.

23 April 2008

Leggy Blondy

I got in a little late on this one, but have been obsessed as of late with Flight of the Conchords. It's some of the most brilliant and funny comedy and music I've experienced lately. Go out and buy the 1st season on DVD (or VHS if that's your bag).

Also, keep watching this season of The Office (US). It's some of the most uncomfortable TV on air. It's fantastic.

14 April 2008

Vain...it's in vain

So I am a bit behind, I know. But last night I finally saw No Country For Old Men. I'll not try to get all "movie critic" about it, but I will say that it's an absolutely fantastic film and deserves every bit of acclaim it's received.

The Cohen brothers made one heck of a movie. Beautifully shot, wonderfully acted and surprisingly great sound...especially with no score or soundtrack.

Watch this movie. You'll be tense for hours.

10 April 2008

My my my

When you have a few minutes head over to Virb to listen to Bon Iver. There's a very interesting story behind this record, being recorded in a cabin in the north US during this past winter's months and using nothing more than older and faded recording equipment, an acoustic guitar, a bass guitar, his surroundings and his voice.

Occasionally music comes around that can make the listener feel the emotion behind the album. I remember Damien Rice's album "O" being that way. Now, Bon Iver's "For Emma, Forever Ago" is one such record.

I hope you enjoy.

09 April 2008

Waking Up Abducted

Following in the footsteps of great organizations such as Salesforce.com, Starbucks has launched a new site in order for you - the customer - to post ideas for others to vote on and Starbucks to consider putting into action. The website, My Starbucks Idea, launched late last month and has had an overwhelming response. Many visitors have posted great ideas and a lot of those ideas have received great responses. Many of the posted ideas bring new ideas to the Starbucks table and others are simple request for changes to current practices.

There are so many good ideas on there and you should most certainly head on over to vote on a few things. You can also read an article on the site HERE

08 April 2008

The Hearts of Man

It's been launched! The online musical snob-fest known as Pitchfork Media has launched the beta version of their online TV channel, Pitchfork.tv.

As frequently as I get annoyed with Pitchfork, I have been enjoying digging through their selection of videos. They stream extremely fast, have better than mediocre audio quality and have a selection of live music and music videos to choose from. And not your run-of-the-mill videos either. There's a great live performance from Radiohead posted as well as M83's newest video "Graveyard Girl." And new videos are being posted each day, which will keep people coming back on a daily basis.

Go waste some time there now.

02 April 2008

This Chance To Be Heard

I have to admit my slight giddiness leading up to my eventual purchase of the Muse DVD "Haarp" which was filmed live at Wembley Stadium. The cool things is, Purevolume has posted a few clips from the concert and you can check them out HERE

I suggest you do that now. I promise you'll enjoy it.