Friday, June 26, 2009

Remember Captain EO?!?

The recent passing of Michael Jackson has caused me to dive headfirst into the nostalgia of my childhood, as he was my very first music/entertainment influence (and first big crush!). I know that he has been a great entertainment inspiration to many many people, but he was my first inspiration, and that's what makes his passing so inconceivably sad to me. I would also like to say that, despite the undeniable controversies in his personal life, he has positively impacted the entertainment world forever. This is how I choose to remember him.

That being said, I wanted to share with you all a piece of my childhood. For those of you that don't know, I grew up in Orlando, FL and had the
requirement (er, privilege?) of going to Disney World on a frequent basis with my family. I regularly begged to go to Epcot just so we could see Michael's 3-D 'Captain EO' video short. (Before the luxury of the internet, I had to go through elaborate methods to watch the videos I loved.) However, now that Captain EO is long gone from Epcot, and I don't have to resort to manipulation, long lines, and profuse sweating, I can enjoy this beloved video from the comfort of my own home. I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I do!! Love you, Michael!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Through the Looking Glass...

Tim Burton is remaking Alice in Wonderland!!! My elation bubbles over because it's going to be so fantastical. He's got the usual suspects (Helena Bonham Carter, playing the Red Queen-"Off with their heads!" and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter) and he's added Anne Hathaway (White Queen) and Mia Wasikowska (Alice). March 5, 2010!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Runner Runner

You should go check these guys out! The guy in the front (Ryan) is very near and dear to my heart because his old band (Don't Look Down) was my gateway band into the pop-punk scene, where I formed the majority of my best college memories. The guy to his left and right (James and Peter, respectively) were apart of a band called Over It, and they were also a favorite from college. Anyway, I found their MySpace page and I think you should go check it out. They've got some great music posted, and their pics are pretty hot too. Love them!

**Update to this post: Apparently the guy on the far left (Nick) was also in Over It...maybe he came along after I met them? I don't know. Either way, I didn't want to not give him the proper credit.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Look, I'm posting from my phone!

Look what I got!!

A white ink tat on my forearm!! Text says, "Defined by love" in French. Don't be gelous... ;-)