Archive for April, 2009

Castle Greyskull

April 30, 2009

The Magic Cheezies, DCT, Gardens and Some Band show was so much fun last night! I had planned to get super drunk and I did!

Some band played in Detroit last weekend with Gardens. They had a lot of fun and (insert name here) and (insert name here) told me that I’d get along really well with the bass player. When we met last night it turned out we’d met a few times in 2003 and he asked if I was the same Tim who did the 100 Kisses and Permanent Record projects. Woooooahhhhhhhh!!

I have ALL my digital photos I’ve ever taken archived and filed, so I came to work this morning and look: I’ve got a picture of bass-player Vince at the Loop in Windsor from 2004. Odd, because I only took 10 pictures that night. Here’s a few of the other ones.

Here’s a clip from Gardens set last night

Scott Cudmore and I don’t remember who else found this Ghostbusters Firehouse on the street last night and I took it home.

If I had no self control I’d start collecting toy compounds from the 80’s now! I wasn’t allowed to have He-Man stuff when I was a kid because he got his power from Greyskull instead of God, but now I can do whatever I want so maybe I’ll turn the exterior of 159 Manning into a Castle Greyskull replica! Best art project idea ever.

Macready as Macbeth

April 28, 2009

I bought this book today for 99 cents at the Salvation Army and found this picture inside of William Charles Macready. I wonder if I’m related to him? The guy with the big beard in my icon is my great-great-grandfather McCready. From what I understand he was an orphan, and came to Canada from Scotland. The McCready family has been in Canada for 5 generations, but the spelling of the name has changed a few times over the years. We also have a few ties to the family name Moorehead in the past 5 generations.

Inspired by Gavin McInnes writing about his recent trip to Scotland, I also got this book for $2 a few weeks ago. The closest name I could find to McCready was Macrae.

I was told a couple of times growing up that my mom’s side of the family is related somehow to the mistress of the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns, Jean Armour, but I looked up her Wikipedia entry for the first time today, and found out she was actually his wife, not his mistress and had 9 kids with him. He had 4 illegitimate children with other women. My Grandpa Armour was born around 1912 and died in 1978. There’s about 80 years between her death and my grandfather being born, but considering he had the family name Armour, we’re not in the Burns bloodline.

Boy Of Summer

April 27, 2009

I cut Alex’s bangs on Friday and I cut my own hair last night. I usually just chop the fuck out of my hair because I figure it’ll grow in a week anyways, but I made an effort to make it look good this time since I’ve started cutting other people’s hair too.

“Michelsea” haircut video coming soon!

I picked up some more VHS tapes today at Salvation Army.

Here’s an assignment asked me to do during SXSW about a band from Mexico City called Chikita Violenta. Adrienne edited and shot 2nd camera.

Laugh Riot V1 N1

April 27, 2009

Things Getting Weird Is Normal For Me

April 24, 2009

I received some more scans of negatives from 2002 from my intern Kristin this week.

So the Kids Can Do The Air Guitaaaaarrrr!!!!

April 23, 2009

I picked up a bunch of used VHS tapes on the weekend.

I didn’t know there was a sequel to American Graffiti, but this was executive produced by George Lucas and features most of the cast from the original, except for Richard Dreyfuss. It’s the only one of these tapes I haven’t watched yet.

Luke’s Peep Show blows my mind. It’s Luke from 2 Live Crew interviewing Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Tupac, Suge Knight, Lil Kim with videos by Too Short, Sir-Mix-Alot, Shabba Ranks and more. All segments throughout feature horny naked black strippers. When I watched this on Sunday night I thought I’d been oblivious to something everyone already knows about, but every person I’ve asked in the past few days has never heard of it before! It’s like the new holy grail! Luke is the newest member of my canon of marketing geniuses.

I thought I hated Royal Canadian Air Farce, I just bought this video to irritate myself, but I think it’s so funny, I’m questioning now if I’ve ever seen the show before and if I’m just thinking of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, which I DO think is completely not funny.

There’s something about this McDonalds video, I watched it last night, that is pure perfection.

My favorite era of Saturday Night Live is 90-93. The first time I saw the Wayne Gretzky episode where he works as a singing hockey playing waiter at a Hawaiian restaurant I laughed and laughed and laughed.

There’s a really funny sketch making fun of Neil Young on the Air Farce tape but I can’t find it on youtube so we’ll have to settle for this Nickelback one.