Sunday, February 28, 2010

But it is one fuckin' ugly tie.

I got the opportunity to have a family day and see Shutter Island. I have gotta give it to Scorcese, that guy is amazing. The story was well told and it was filmed beautifully. This fiery scene above below was one of my favorites, as well as a moment with Leo and a Nazi soldier. The acting was amazing and I think Leo moves up my ranks in acting with every movie that he does. That being said the film was the film was incredibly predictable and at one point gives a over simplification to the plot. Overall though great film!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Capstone Project. Sweet Dreams, Night Terrors.

This is a sneak peak into my process of art for my 2010 Capstone Project entitled
Sweet Dreams, Night Terrors. The project is on dreaming, particularly associated with the feeling of being caught in a dream, or a lucid dream. Through it I intend to blur the lines of the real world and the dream world, while defining each of them as separate entities. I chose this topic because sometimes life is just as unpredictable as the real world. Many of the things that were said and done and happened to me in this past year were so shocking that I often was sure if I was awake or dreaming and hoped that I would wake up from it. Sometimes the dream world made more since to me then the real world. I intend on using some of the visual cues associated with lucid dreaming to direct the viewer to determine whether the image they are viewing is the real world or dream world while other will be flat out bizarre recreations of recent dreams I have had.

Early Concept 1 ( The headless bartender full of bad advice)

Early Concept 2 ( Peacefully sleeping, while trapped in a nightmare)

Concept 2 to Life

Title ( Wall Piece)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


This was one of my favorite movies when I was a little boy. I could definitely relate to Victor (Bastian from the Never Ending Story) and his love for his dog and wanting to bring it back when he died. Frankenweenie  ended up getting Burton fired from Disney because they thought it was too scary but obviously he was doing something right as he has now signed several multi million dollar deals with Disney including a stop animation version of Frankenweenie coming soon.
Look for it on youtube or buy the Nightmare Before Christmas DVD. Its in the extras. Get it here.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (2-Disc Collector's Edition + Digital Copy)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Yo Adrianne!

I decided to watch one of my top movies tonight, Rocky. I love this movie. I'm not sure what it is that is so special. Maybe seeing the underdog finally get a chance at something greater than himself. I can relate to this in so many ways. I didn't grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth and because of that had to work harder than everyone else. Maybe it is the love story. Rocky knew Adrian was the one, and even when she wouldn't give him the time of day all he tried to do was make her laugh, and show her that he loved her. Maybe its Apollo Creed because that guy is just a badass! I swear if I get a guard dog I'm gonna name it Apollo Creed.
Rocky may not be the brightest, but has a good heart.
This ice skating scene was the inspiration for several dates of mine which again shows how much this scene means to me. It was Rocky and Adriannes's first date.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Shutter Island.

One of my most anticipated films of the year so far by the great Martin Scorcese, director of some of my personal favorites Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. I can't wait to see Shutter Island! I have been tracking this one for about a year now.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lupe to save culture and hip hop.

There are only a select few hip hop artists I still give props to for changing society.

With all the new stuff nowadays its who can sell the hottest single, make a little money, get with a few groupies and leave the scene faster than they came in.

Lupe Fiascos music is nothing like that. Its raw and its real. It shares a story. Portrays minorities and women in a positivie light and gives them something to look up to.
I remember when I heard his first album and thought dam this is good, but after listening to it a few more times on repeat, I thought Dam this is one of the best albums in the history of hip hop.
Way to change the game Lupe. and from what I've heard from the Lasers CD it looks like another classic.

This commercial is comedy!

Look again! The tickets are now diamonds!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

I hope everyone has a great V Day! I'm pretty sure this is one of the most special songs to me..I hope everyone has an amazing day! Don't forget to show the ones you love how much you care while you can!

so close, so close, and still... so far...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

This is my Shit.

And yes that was KID CUDI. so dope.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Sea.

So I was in starbucks the other day reading and I saw that Corrinne Bailey Rae had a new album out. Rae is an amazing talent. I love her voice and the style of music is so chill and amazing. Her last album was amazing so today I'm going to be lazy all day and sit around to listen to this one. I know she went through alot in the few years emotionally so I'm interested to take in the stories and learn from her.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Best of Both Worlds

Who ever thought to combine two of my favorite shows The Simpsons and Mad Men was genius. This is great!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


So the definite man of the hour Channing Tatum, star of the movie Dear John, has created a website called post the love. This website I think is a really great idea which enables users to express their love about anything, whether it be a person, or the planet, or a lover or a friend, and you can do it in any number of ways... writing a message, poem, posting a video, singing a song... basically any way you want to show it. I like the site because I think its fun to look through everyones messages, it's really amazing to see the power of love. I think its the strongest force out there.

Check it out at
If your adventurous you can try and find my post that I wrote yesterday! I encourage everyone to join the site! 

Friday, February 5, 2010


This is the first appearance of Stewart on O'Reilys show since 2004! I love to see the two but heads. Its the best of both worlds!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Photography by Alex Ingram
Find out more about DMO at   Catch him live at Woodies on February 9th in Escondido.

Monday, February 1, 2010