Thursday, January 31, 2008

Workin for a livin...

Music: Tribute
Artist: Tenacious D

Let me explain what exactly what the title means. At one point recently I had three jobs waiting for me to be hired for. This was a very good thing to have happen to me, since I need the money to go back to school and get a job and all that good stuff. The first one was Comcast, which I had a telephone interview with and was scheduled to have a second interview. That never happened though and they put the position 'on hold' for an undisclosed amount of time. The second one was Goodwill, which now I would kill for, but I wanted to wait and see if Comcast was going to give me the job. Since that didnt wok out, they hired someone else for the position at Goodwill.

So now I drive back to Florence on the weekends and work the week there with my father. its not the best thing to happen to me, but its putting money into my wallet so I cant really complain.

Sorry, I was singing along with the song. I really like the songs Ive bought from iTunes, but I still cant see how the artists are loosing money over people downloading for free. I mean, they are making upwards of millions of dollars and it cannot be that damaging to let their songs be downloaded. If people really like the songs, usually the go and buy the album. I have done this plenty of times and thats how I used to get my music. But since the RIAA started to actually sue people over downloading songs, I regretfully had to make the switch to iTunes. Ive spent over 130 dollars just on songs. I thought the Internet was a medium for people to share information and new ideas, so why cant we share songs together?

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Movie Review: Cloverfield

Yes. A review of 'Cloverfield'. Basically, this is the Blair Witch Project with monsters running around New York destroying it. I didnt find this movie thrilling or exciting at all. I don't know if its just me, or what but I was not scarred even with the head of Liberty being tossed through the air. The only part I liked was Hud, being the narrator throughout the entire thing, he made it funny to watch. I need to pay one of my friends, since they paid for my movie, since I didn't think it was that good. It had the whole 'shaky, handheld cam thing.' which didn't really do anything for me. So there you have the review of Cloverfield.

One thing I think they should have done, would have been to explain the monster as they went along, rather than flashing back to the day's previous events. Thats just my thing, hopefully they will something do that for the special features about explaining the monster and all that jazz.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Celebrities, Reality TV and a rant in general.

I know that to some people this is a really touchy subject. Maybe I am not on the same wave-link as the rest of the planet; but what is the fascination with Celebrities? I mean, is it because they make oodles and oodles of money? Or simply the fact they are famous? I have always wondered this; I mean would you want someone prying into your life? Tearing apart your walls and revealing your dark hidden secrets? Do not get me wrong: I am not defending Celebrities. I believe they brought this on themselves, because they wanted to be head and shoulders above the rest of us. I just don't understand the fascination with it all.

'Reality' TV also makes my eyes roll and my brain shut-off. I don't know why everyone is making a big deal out of it. Supposedly there are no scripts but if you look at the ending credits, SURPRISE, SURPRISE there are writers doing work. Now let me ask you this: If its 'Reality' when why are there writers? I cant stand people who are glued to their television watching 'reality' TV or reading through magazines and tabloids checking up on their celebrity.

I shake my head at these things and wonder: Why? Why is there a need for something like this?

And thats why I'm glad I am an Otaku. the Anime I have seen have thousands of times more depth than 'reality' TV will ever have. I have seen characters struggle with who they are and the task that was set before them. Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away received an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. This is a sign that more and more people are starting to pay attention to Anime thinking, "wow...these stories and characters are incredible and likable." I hope that one day, people won't view Anime as 'Cartoons' because they are not.