Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I only wish that President Obama had said "Kanye West is a jackass. Quote me."

I love Amazon.com. I'll still frequent Half Price Books but for music or movies, it doesn't get much better than Amazon. I've ordered a lot of things from Amazon lately but I think the one I'm most excited about is the new They Might Be Giants record. I've never really listened to them before but I happened upon their new video for "Science is Real" and I thought it was so perfect. Its kids music so its really for Harper but I'm planning on getting quite a bit of use out of it, myself. The other day I showed Harper the videos for "Science is Real" and "Electric Car" and I think she was pretty into it. Least ways, it held her attention for a while.

Where Lord of the Rings is concerned, I'm not a HUGE fan. I like the movies a lot, and I've read all the books once but on the whole, I prefer to put all my nerdy energy into knowing more about Harry Potter and Star Wars than most people know about their immediate family. Well, I've owned the first 2 movies for a while but never got around to buying Return of the King, so I ordered the theatrical version off of Amazon the other day. I really wanted the extended version but it was $7 and the theatrical version was only $0.01 so I couldn't really justify the price difference. I got it in the mail and was pretty pumped to watch it because I recently watched the other two. I started the movie and thought, "I don't remember the third movie starting just like the first one." Right case, wrong disc. Long story short, I contacted the seller on Amazon and she offered to send me the extended version in exchange and she even refunded my shipping costs. So I got the movie I really wanted for $0.01. What a beautiful world we live in!

You can see a very tiny portion of the footage from the video for "On Modern Men" by going to our Twitter and clicking the link. Looks pretty awesome so far.
We've got some really great shows coming up. This Friday, we're playing with What Made Milwaukee Famous at Antone's and that shit's going to be off the chain or off the hook or whatever the kids say these days. In October, through strange coincidence or strange fate we've got direct support for the Los Lonely Boys at an ACL after-party at Momo's. How weird is that? Awesome, because it will probably sell out, but...weird.


  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-xLtTYoPfw

    Just because it's amusing.

    Also, I checked out Science is real and I pretty much adore it. I'm a longtime fan of TMBG and used more than one of their songs in school projects over the years. Haven't kept up with them recently, though, so I'm glad you pointed that out. :)

  2. The more people I become aware of in the world, the more I realize how many Star Wars "fans" there are out there. Every time Ben watches Empire or Return of the Jedi he is giving me a running commentary on 1) What is happening 2) The level & nature of his & potentially other peoples excitement 3) How the movie matters in the grand scheme of the movies themselves and also of the world 4)Why he hates George Lucas 5) Why the "newer" three (1, 2, & 3) are not really Star Wars movies but fan fiction

    This is what he got for Christmas from me last year: http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Pop-Up-Guide-Galaxy/dp/0439882826

  3. Oh. Well I guess that didn't work. But if you google "star wars pop up book" or just search for it on Amazon you can see. It's pretty amazing.