This is one of my favorite jams by none other than the great Jimi Hendrix. Fly on little wing!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I woke up the other morning and went downstairs to get a glass of water. Just as I went to go back upstairs, I saw something out of my peripheral vision that sparked my curios. I went to the back door to get a better view and there was a legit gopher chilling on my patio. I knew there was at least one that lived in my yard, which is three acres so there's a lot of room for them to hide I suppose. I do know where one gopher hole is but they don't bother anyone and I kind of like the wildlife. I thought about letting my dog out to chase the gopher off but decided not to for whatever reason. My dog (yorkie/terrier mix) chases full grown dear out of our yard, its hilarious. I'm very glad to be living in the suburbs when I think about it. I couldn't live in a rural or urban environment. Suburbia is a good mix of the two in my opinion. Here are a couple picture that I managed to snap before the gopher ran off. The quality isn't too good but you should be able to see it somewhat.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
So my order arrived today from Bodybuilding.com. I purchased a 30 serving tub of Cellucor C4 and a six pound tub of ON Nitro-Core. The taste of the protein is ok, as is usually the case. I am a pretty big fan of Optimum Nutrition, however, and the casein and fiber in the protein is a huge plus. I was either going to get N.O. Xplode, Superpump, or C4. I've gone through many tubs of N.O. Xplode and it's an amazing pre-workout supplement. I heard some good reviews and some bad reviews about Superpump, so I decided to give C4 a shot (although I did buy a single stick pack of Superpump so I could try it out). So far the C4 is pretty nice. It's got creatine, beta alanine, arginine, and an "explosive energy blend," which I'm sure is caffeine and taurine or something. I do like the fact that it only has 100mg of caffeine per serving. I can't really give too good a review yet as I've only tried it once, and since I've been on a three month hiatus from supplements it worked very well. There was a slight tingly sensation in my body when I was working out though, which happens sometimes with pre-workout stimulants. Anyway, I'm very happy overall, they threw in two protein free samples and a free sample Speed Shot, which is what they sell at my gym for like three dollars (ripoff). My total, including shipping, was $60. I am 6 feet tall and weight 165 lbs at the moment. I'm 21 and this is the first summer I can hit all of the bars, so I'm definitely going to look good. :)
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
This is going to be a lot like the last Indie playlist I posted a while ago, but a little more toned down. I have included a lot of folk rock a la Iron and Wine and Fleet Foxes, as well as acoustic, such as Bon Iver. I threw in some Zero 7 to satisfy the Lo-Fi crowd too. I tried to throw in a few of the more unknown artists as well. Enjoy!
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
So I finished watching the movie A Clockwork Orange the other day. I have to appreciate the aestheticization of violence in the film. The "ultraviolence" as the movie calls it is portrayed in such a fascinating way, it is stylistically excessive. I won't spoil the movie for those who haven't seen it but the way things come together is very captivating. The film itself delves into the realm of psychology, and opens up the boundaries of the human mind. It is interesting to note how conditioning affects the rational minds of humans as it does animals that lack sentience and self-awareness. I would say the movie is amazing, but my only gripe is the way in which it ended. Even though it wasn't necessarily a cliffhanger, I thought that it lacked substantial closure which I believe the movie was entitled.
Here are a few songs from the movie...
Here are a few songs from the movie...
Sunday, May 8, 2011
So I went out on a limb the other day and picked up a pack of Gibson Vintage Reissue Strings in 10's, even though they cost a good 40% more than the average pack of strings. The guy at Guitar Center said they were easily worth it due to their incredible sound. I was a little skeptical at first, but since I have a Gibson Les Paul studio, I know how solid the company is. Anyway though, long story short, they play brilliantly on my guitar, and sound much better through my Vox amp compared to steel wound strings. All in all, I would give them a 9 out of 10 if I was to rate them. It was definitely a worthwhile purchase.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Osama bin Laden has been pronounced dead and his body is in the custody of the United States of America. His identity has been confirmed via DNA testing. This is an immense victory over terrorism and it is now my sincere hope that we may now begin to pull more troops out of the middle east in light of this event. The most wanted man in the world is now dead, go America!