Yep, the title applies to both KISS, and my near-constant complaining about them!

Alright, here we go, the KISS meets the phantom of the park t-shirt!

Who's insanely retarded idea was this?

Sure, the movie is incredibly entertaining, but only in a really ironically campy cheesy way, is anyone really going to want to advertise for this film?

Also, it's just a lame cartoon, if it was the cover of the VHS version, it might have been kind of neat.

Oh well, who cares, I'm not even that annoyed by this one, I just thought it was kinda funny.

VHS

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NOFX – Frisbee

Posted: May 17, 2009 in Uncategorized
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So a new NOFX album was released recently, inciting panic and nausea at the prospect of being one of the first to order it online.

Perhaps I should explain…

Whenever NOFX releases a new album, they usually do a limited run on color vinyl.

It's very limited, so you really have to be paying attention. (the color pressing of "They've actually gotten worse live" was just 521 copies!)

So, with the release of "Frisbee" (the CD was called "Coaster") instead of color vinyl they did a pressing of 1500 hand-numbered 7" singles with 2 bonus songs.

Now usually I'm right on top of this stuff, but this time I totally dropped the ball.

For one thing, the pre-order happened about a month before the record came out, so I wasn't checking the site as often as I usually would be.

Anyway, the pre-order started on a Friday and I didn't notice until the next Monday, giving everyone a 3 day head start.

I thought I'd missed it for sure, and nobody knew how limited the single would be, just that it was hand numbered, meaning it would probably be low.

After checking the Fat Wreck wiki message boards and comparing everyone else's order numbers I was sure I missed out.

So I was super happy when my order came and I had 7" #724, right in the middle of the bunch.

How did that happen? I figured if I did manage to get one, it would be number 1498 or 1499, not somewhere in the middle.

Oh well, I wasn't going to complain!

It's funny, I've written a huge article already and haven't once mentioned anything about the music on "Frisbee."

Well, it's pretty good, I really like NOFX so I like it.

The standout tracks for me are "We called it America","The Quitter" and "My Orphan Year".

My favorite is "Eddie, Bruce and Paul" which to the average person might sound like a homosexual love triangle, but is actually about Iron Maiden and their lead singer switchover in the early 80's.

Classic!

My least favorite is easily "Creeping out Sara", I just find it boring and unfunny.

Anyway, a pretty solid release and the bonus 7" is the icing on the cake!

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There's just something about getting a bunch of stuff for super-cheap that always makes my day.

I guess I'm probably not alone in that…

Anyway, P.D.'s Hot Shop had their infamous sidewalk sale yesterday and I stocked up.

I love waiting for a big sale and then being set for the whole summer.

I managed to snag a nearly complete set up, including my favorite Skull deck, the Barry Walsh Blaster and the best wheels ever, Crystal Skulls.

Not to mention the windbreaker jacket (I almost want it to rain, I'm sure I won't have to wait long) hat and t-shirt all at insanely low prices!

Sorry, kind of a boring post, but the joy of these deals had to be documented.

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the Iron Maiden movie!

Posted: April 22, 2009 in Uncategorized
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I just got back from seeing "Iron Maiden – Flight 666" and it is awesome!

A really well-made movie, with super sweet concert footage that almost seemed like I was at the show.

If you don't know, the movie is a documentary about the first leg of Maiden's "Somewhere Back in Time Tour" in which the band and crew (and all their gear) toured in a 757 with singer Bruce Dickinson piloting the plane.

Best.

Band.

Ever.

The theater was fully sold out and everyone had a Maiden shirt on.

Actually, the spectacle of the crowd was half the fun, and the fact that it was made by Canadians was very appreciated by everyone there.

Hey, we're awesome!

My favorite scenes were definitely the ones shot in South America, people are very serious about metal there, and it's crazy to see kids camping out for 10 days to get a good spot.

One fan who caught a drumstick seemed to be having a religious experience. Some people laughed but I thought it was a real moment.

Anyway, the movie was awesome, Iron Maiden have never let me down!

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I never look at my iTunes e-mails, but today I saw the headline "the Metallica collection" so I decided to click through.

Apparently, with the magic of computers you can purchase Metallica's entire 168 song catalog for the low, low price of $99.95!

These guys just don't get it, do they?

I'm not sure but $99.95 seems really high for what is essentially just a bunch of mp3's.

Is there anyone out there who doesn't own half of these albums anyway?

Who is it who says, "hmm, I don't own anything by Metallica, maybe it's time I owned EVERYTHING by Metallica!"

Also, I'm not a fan of CD's at all, but given the choice, if I'm spending 100 bucks I at least want the physical product.

I guarantee you could get every Metallica album for less than $100 in 2 or 3 trips to used CD stores, or just ask your headbanger uncle (I know you have one) for his old cassette tapes.

Anyway, it just seemed like that was a lot, but I guess I don't really buy stuff from iTunes so maybe I'm wrong.

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Yes, I'm that big of a nerd that Ive been listening to the Back to the Future 2 soundtrack on my ipod for a week straight.

I love it, it's so evil and foreboding.

Life just seems more exciting when you're listening to an intense film score, seriously it really makes your bus ride through downtown much more thrilling.

Sometimes I worry that someone will hear me listening to the Back to the Future 2 soundtrack and think I'm an idiot, but then I get caught up in how awesome it is and stop caring.

Check out the song below and imagine how much better your life would be with this playing in the background of it!

05 My Father
Alan Silvestri

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March Shutout!

Posted: April 2, 2009 in Uncategorized

Wow, I didn't post a single thing in March, way to go me!

Actually, February's posts should hardly count since they were just videos that I had nothing to do with, but oh well…

Anyway, so much is going on it's insane.

too much to even mention in fact, but I will mention that yesterday was my last day at the place I've worked for almost three years, a personal record for me!

I'm still with the company, just at a different location, but still, it was sad to leave downtown.

Anyway, more posts coming soon probably.

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