Archive for April, 2008

Elephants and Jackasses

Posted in Random with tags , , on April 29, 2008 by telepromptedanthems

Nope, nothing new. I just wanted to let everybody know that over the weekend, I either broke up or walked away from no less than three conversations about politics between Justin Sellers and Tim Boyer. It was seriously like Obama vs. McCain in my kitchen, except the candidates were hammered drunk and neither one was wearing shoes.

Keeping in the political spirit, I found this video online today. Now if anyone knows me, it’s no secret that I am a huge fan of the punk rock music. I do realize, however, how ridiculous some punk rock dudes can be, and this video is a pretty good example of such ridiculousness. Just as a side note, the second guy in the video plays in a really good band from Chicago called The Lawrence Arms. Check out their jams if you’re into that kind of thing.

CheahFest 2008 – The Beginning

Posted in Random with tags , , on April 15, 2008 by telepromptedanthems

At 6:43 on Friday morning, I got a text message from Nick Joseph. Now, usually, if you’re hearing from Nick any earlier than 10:00 AM, it’s a sure sign that something is very very wrong, but the text was a surprisingly calm “check your email.” I did, and I had the following video waiting in my inbox.

It’s only mid-April, and Nick’s already getting hammers on film. I’m totally biased because he’s one of my best friends, but keep your eyes on this kid over the next few months. Dude’s going to turn some heads this summer and I’m pretty psyched to put together a solid video part for him.

Of course, if he doesn’t quit giving me shit about how slack I am, I’m just going to beat his ass. And believe me, I could. I’m pretty strong.

WordPress is Pretty Smart

Posted in Random on April 7, 2008 by telepromptedanthems

So I was checking out the blog stats today and noticed that I had some stuff in my spam folder. Usually, there’s only a few messages in there telling me about cheap Viagra and full length Anna Nicole Smith videos, but I noticed there were quite a few messages, so I opened up the folder.

Lo and behold, there were about 7 or 8 comments that Tim Boyer tried to post over the past couple of months. Now, granted, they were all either making fun of me directly or disagreeing with something I said, so in all reality, they don’t really bring much value to the table and WordPress was probably right to deny them the opportunity to be read by all four people who actually visit this site.

Nevertheless, I’ve corrected the matter and this is my public apology to Tim. Hopefully he will continue to make fun of and disagree with me in the future. Even if he is a total jackass and none of his arguments hold any water.

Mashups – Summer 2007

Posted in Features, Wakeboarding with tags , on April 6, 2008 by telepromptedanthems

A long time ago, I diagnosed myself with Seasonal Affective Disorder. While it’s not officially accepted as a distinct psychological disorder, those who suffer from S.A.D. experience patterns of depressive or manic episodes that occur with the onset of the winter months. Cold weather always puts me in a lousy mood, and when you add clouds and rain to the equation, I’m downright miserable.

Having said that, those of you who live in western North Carolina can imagine how my past week or so has been. It’s April for God’s sake; it’s supposed to be nice and warm, but no, every day I leave the house in a jacket because it’s 40 degrees outside and it won’t get past 60 all day. Oh yeah, it’s also been drizzling steadily for several days now.

The only upside to the crappy weather is that it has practically forced me to sit down and get some editing done. Nick and I have been talking about doing a Mashup of footage from last summer for a while now, and the past few days have been just the excuse I needed to make it happen. I know things have been scarce around here lately, but hopefully this will be the turning point and things will start happening around here a little more often.

So anyway, here’s the video…check it out. In the meantime, I’m going to be looking for a warmer place to live.

UPDATE: I would also like to add that if you don’t think Biggie Smalls was and is the greatest rapper of all time, just go ahead and punch yourself in the head. Then, go to your mama’s house and punch her in the head for raising such a fool.

It’s Getting Warmer…

Posted in Random with tags on April 2, 2008 by telepromptedanthems

It’s been a while; sorry for no updates.

Cool stuff is in the works. Keep your eyes peeled over the next few days.

In the meantime, watch this clip from Lakai’s latest video, “Fully Flared.” It’s totally awesome and the song is by M83, a really good electronic band who has a new record coming out later this month. Check it.