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A Conversation with Jason Hudson

Posted in Random with tags , , on November 27, 2011 by telepromptedanthems

If you’ve seen this site at all over the past three years, chances are that you’ve seen some photos by Jason Hudson. Jason’s one of our best friends and he has some serious skills behind the lens of a camera, so he started coming out and shooting photos around the time we were working on No Name Losers. He’s stuck around ever since and he’s taken a ton of great photos of all the boys around the region. He’s had photos run in Alliance, Unleashed, and he has a sweet blog of his own that he’s constantly updating with new stuff (not to mention the fact that he’s hands down the best Facebook profile picture photographer I know).

Jason has an art show coming up this week at Bottega Art and Wine here in Wilmington, so I sat down and spoke to him a little bit about his photography and what we can expect at the show itself. He’ll be exhibiting work with local photographers Keith Ketchum and Ross Rogers with background jams provided by The Goldie Hahn Solos. I helped him take his artwork to the gallery a few days ago, and I’m here to tell you that it all looks incredible.

The show is this Friday, December 2nd. If you are anywhere in the vicinity of Wilmington and you don’t go check it out, you are seriously blowing it. Jason is a really talented photographer and one of the best dudes I know, so be sure to head downtown Friday night, check out some unreal photography, drink some booze, and give him a high five. I guarantee that you won’t regret it. Hell, bring some cash and scoop up a piece or two. You know that your living room could use an artistic upgrade, am I right?

Check out and for more information. And thanks for everything over the past few years, Jason. We’re stoked for you, buddy.


For Whom The Bell Tolls

Posted in Random with tags , , , on February 15, 2010 by telepromptedanthems

I’m really not much of a “movie person.” I have a really short attention span and it’s pretty hard for me to stay focused on a movie long enough to…hey look at that bird outside my window. Jesus, that thing is huge. I really want some mexican food right now.

Anyway, maybe it’s due to my lack of focus, but I can watch trailers and opening credits for movies all day long. I guess it’s because they’re short and to the point and there’s not much of a story you have to follow, but I love them. Case in point, I wasn’t really into the Watchmen movie last year, but I seriously lost my shit over the opening sequence. Well, I saw  Zombieland the other day, and contrary to my usual cinematic experience, I was so pumped on the whole thing that I watched it again the next morning, which I’ve never done in my life. The whole movie is great but the opening credits absolutely blew me away. It has two of my favorite things in the world: slow motion and old Metallica; I kind of feel like it was made especially for me. Throw in some unreal motion graphics and you’ve got yourself quite the intro.

I’ve watched the intro at least ten times on YouTube since then, and every time I see it I get really excited. Check it out, but be warned that there’s a lot of blood and guts and zombies eating people.

I really want to go edit something. This summer is going to be great.

More Not Wakeboarding…

Posted in Random with tags , , , on February 11, 2010 by telepromptedanthems

I absolutely lost my mind when I saw this on Sunday night.

I had heard that Arcade Fire had licensed their completely bad ass song “Wake Up” to the NFL for use during the Super Bowl and that all the proceeds from the licensing process were going to be donated to Hati Earthquake victims. I was kind of curious how the NFL was going to use the song, and my heart sank when I heard it being used two separate times before this with much, much less impressive results. Then this spot came on and I freaked.

There was also a VW spot that featured the song “Two Weeks” by Grizzly Bear, which is another solid jam. I’m really pumped that good bands are starting to end up in commercials like this more and more. I admit that Phoenix got kind of played out last year thanks to everyone jumping on “1901,” but I would way rather hear this stuff in commercials than the Black Eyed Peas or some shitty band like that.

Bonus Fact: If you check our stats, the most popular search engine term that people use to find our site  is “Black Eyed Peas” or some similar variation. It took a while to figure out why, but a while back, I wrote a post about bands that should never ever be in another wakeboard video. Black Eyed Peas were one of the offenders, and that one post has led hundreds of people looking for information on the band to this website. I can only imagine how angry they were once they got here…

Not Wakeboarding…

Posted in Random with tags , , on February 8, 2010 by telepromptedanthems

Last week, I got a Facebook message from a girl I went to high school with, asking for my address because she’s planning my 10 year high school reunion.

As the reality of that cold, depressing fact was sinking in, I saw this sketch an Saturday Night Live the other night and all I could think about was getting my high school band back together and playing at the reunion. We could play pretty much the entire Blink 182 and NOFX catalogs, so as you can imagine, we were a pretty big hit at Harrells Christian Academy during the late 90’s. This is pretty much the best thing I’ve seen on SNL in years.

As a sidenote, I saw Metallica: Behind the Music last night and so this morning I’m listening to the first four records in chronological order. Highly recommended.

Wakeboarding Coming Soon

Posted in Random with tags , on May 9, 2008 by telepromptedanthems

In the meantime, go watch “Airplane.”