27 April 2008
23 April 2008
22 April 2008
21 April 2008
I really can't tell these apart!
20 April 2008
16 April 2008
This past fall, some members of our university community expressed concerns about the streaking that occurred during finals week. Some students were bothered by the interruption to their studying in the library and the HAWC, while others were involved in altercations as a result of confrontations of observers and participants. As a result of participation, some students were sent to the Student Disciplinary Committee and expressed surprise that streaking violated the Code of Conduct.
I certainly understand that finals week is a stressful time, and it’s a good idea to find constructive ways to take a break from studying. As you consider your options, please be aware that nudity and indecent exposure are violations of the Code of Conduct. Violations will be referred to Judicial Affairs. In this digital age, it’s also wise to consider whether you want your run across campus posted on the internet or saved on someone’s hard drive. Students are becoming more aware that their current choices are impacting future opportunities.
Our main goal during finals week is to maintain a safe community where all students can study without interruptions.
15 April 2008
14 April 2008
11 April 2008
Here is a video of kobe bryant jumping over a moving car, with his boy turiaf just chillin because he knows he cant do it. Only black people can achieve this feat but i cant believe kobe risked his career on life on this shit . . . but still freakin amazing.
10 April 2008
Tapes 'n Tapes, whose new album is , you can see the potential, but there is a whole lot of noise going on and they don't say much with it.
09 April 2008
Don’t drown me in your apathy
Damaged eyes can’t lie
So mine will just sit and spy
I’m crossing my never’s and dotting my goodbyes
Guilt makes me nauseous in the morning
(I still want to wake up next to you)
I cleaned under my fingernails today
Full of skin from your back
When I told you I loved you
Cry at my emotionless face
And Spin this to your taste
Nothing ever felt so cold
Like snow on spring’s doorstep
If you want this album, bring a blank CD to my room. Here's my review:
Set Your Goals- Put Your Hood Up (Lil Jon Cover): It's pretty funny how they interpret Lil Jon's antics. However, I don't think I'd actually listen to this song, because they basically made it a joke more than a song.
Say Anything- Got Your Money (Ol' Dirty Bastard Cover): It's a little weird hearing the Say Anything singer rap the lyrics, but they keep the catchiness of the hook thank God. The chorus actually bumps pretty bombly in the car, they kept the bass unlike some other songs.
The Secret Handshake- I Wish (Skee-Lo Cover): Remember this dude? He opened for Family Force 5 on their West Coast tour. I haven't gotten used to this song yet, but I imagine it would be fun if I knew the words. He basically made this a techno pop song and took out all the street from this song.
Forever the Sickest Kids- Men in Black (Will Smith Cover): Best song on the album. Forever the Sickest Kids is an up and coming band that combines tech beats and keyboards with catchy pop punk. They make this song even more catchy than it already was. It also really feels like he raps early-90's style too. Bomb. Son. Bomb.
My American Heart- California Love (2Pac and Dr. Dre Cover): The riff makes this song bomb if you play it loud, but otherwise it's pretty lame. My American Heart, instead of putting more rock into the song, just changed most of the rap into this weird synthesized crap. They didn't really do a very good job, but the original song was so bomb that this is still listenable.
The Maine- I Wanna Love You (Akon Cover)- A note for this album: sometimes the bands go to the extreme and actually put in every single word that the original artist used. This means that, hilariously, The Maine singer's opening line of this song is, "Convict music." It's pretty effing hilarious. This song is a lot different than the original; The Maine made it sound like an emo-pop song and took out any bump that this song had. Their cover is a different song entirely than the original, and although I don't necessarily agree with the direction they took it in, it's still a good song.
Emanuel- Kryptonite (Purple Ribbon All-Stars Cover)- Emanuel basically took the original recording for the vocals for this song and laid it down over a stupid riff they had. Emanuel used to be a great band, but now they're nothing more than a crappy version of the Deftones. May as well get the original song.
Person L- The Seed 2.0 (The Roots Cover)- They have a dumb little riff and they rap over it. The chorus is alright, but nothing special.
The Devil Wears Prada- Still Fly (Big Tymers Cover)- I really like this song, but that's only because I'm obsessed with screamo and post-hardcore. TDWP turned the hook into a really catchy chorus that would've been great for their real album. They take the verses, and rather than rap, scream and growl. It's really energetic and fun.
All Time Low- Umbrella (Rihanna Cover)- All TIme Low is a great up and coming band as well. They do the song justice... I might even like this cover better than the Marie Digby cover. YouTube Marie Digby if you haven't yet.
Scary Kids Scaring Kids- Notorious Thugs (Notorious B.I.G. Cover)- Scary Kids has changed from an energetic post-hardcore band into a really really boring mainstream-wannabe band. I know I'm supposed to give them love because Big Mike Smif went to high school with them, but I hate to admit they aren't good anymore. This song is more than seven minutes long for some reason. They have their entire band rap over some swirling piano sample they made. It's not very bomb.
The Escape Frame- Nothin' But a G Thang (Dr. Dre and Snoop Cover)- This cover is pretty annoying because they turn the rap into singing, which is a direction I almost always disagree with, because you just make the song slower. Pretty dumb.
Hot Rod Circuit- Gin and Juice (Snoop Cover)- This is a really good cover. They didn't change the song much, but you can tell a bunch of white guys made this, so that makes it pretty funny.
Lorene Drive- Hey Ya! (Outkast Cover)- Really good cover. They take the original and make it better, which is what a cover is supposed to do. Lorene Drive is a great band with good sensibilities. Check those nillas out.
New Found Glory- Tennessee (Arrested Development Cover)- New Found Glory needs to break up and quit. Their time has passed. Anyway, this cover might be good if you actually like the original song, but it's kind of boring otherwise.
In conclusion, Punk Goes Crunk has some pretty cool covers, and some pretty stupid ones that didn't need to be made. I always enjoy it when rap and rock come together, for obvious reasons, namely, that I am Rather Red.
08 April 2008
1. David Archuleta - Money performance tonight, although he annoys me with his loud breathing, awkard smiles, and nervous jitters. Such a great singer though . . . the whole package if you know what I mean, no matter small he might be.
2. Jason Castro - Definitely not one of the bigger voices but he is just so soothing. Sang my Bruddah Iz's "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" while playing the ukeleli (if that's how you spell it) which has some sentimental value for me. That song has been played at every funeral I have been to involving a family member from my hot mom's side of the family . . . my eyes actually watered a little bit. So because of song choice and the good performance, i ranked him very high, and if you don't like it, fuck your boys.
3. David Cook - Had a bit of a rough week, one of the few that the judges didn't like this week. He has been consistently good though this week that he still has to be ranked pretty high.
4. Michael Johns - Also had sort of a bad week, but is way better than any of the girls. Needs to stick to his guns with his blues/jazz style though and he shall be fine . . . he is fine too. Is that queer?
5. Syesha Mercado - She has an amazing voice, all the blacks do don't they, but she keeps choosing songs by great singers like Whitney and Fantasia and they judges keep comaring her to them which I think this is totally unfair. They are songs that can show her range which is out of this world but obviously se is not them, so don't even mention them. The falsetto she hit and the end of her song tonight was unreal, i had goosebumps. I think she is great but the judges don't really agree with me so she can possibly go home tomorrow.
6. Carly Smithson - On an inspirational and uplifting night, this stupid bitch decides to sing an angry sounding song. Her voice is solid, but I personally hate her and actually hope she loses tomorrow. I've never felt connected to her when she sings and she has ugly tattoos.
7. Kristy Lee Cook- That's right people, I don't have her as the worst this week, and to be honest I never will because she is my personal favorite due to the hotness factor (see my desktop). This was her best week and I actually think she deserves to be there next week based on solely tonight's performance.
8. Brooke White - I like her too, with her soft voice but I think her luck is running out. An okay performace tonight but I think she is kind of boring and she makes extremely weird faces when she sings, which can be unappealing.
Okay, so tomorrow night watch to see what happens, and idol gives back is filled with like fifty A-list stars singing all night, it is truly amazing, one of the best nights on tv to be honest. Notice, I have all the guys higher than all the girls but I believe the guys are just that much better this year, I ain't sexist or anything. Even though I don't think they are the worst expect Syesha and Carly to be the bottom too with Syesha going home . . . even though I want Carly to go home, that stupid thieving stableboy.
Radiohead announced the 2nd leg of their North American tour today on their blog DeadAirSpace. The leg will kick off in August and (thankfully) conclude in Southern California for not one, but FOUR concerts
Hollywood Bowl Aug. 24 & 25
Cricket Amp. in SD the 27th
Santa Barbara Bowl the 29th
Tickets on Sale tomorrow at their website, click here to buy them!
07 April 2008
Hike everywhere and anywhere around the canyons in Malibu
Climb Mt. Whitney
Spit Game to (insert Hot Girl)
Take advantage of a drunk celebrity at Moonshadows, perferably Spears or Lohan
Have 90s Movie Night
Be Intermural Champs in something!
Hook up with an ex
Dine in the finest restaurant and not pay for it
MULTIPLE Random trips to The Vegas
Wake up in Mexico, not knowing how
Surf at least once a week on average
Be on the constant struggle to pursue the finest herb imaginable
Go to Havana for Spring Break! (That's Cuba Mo F'ers!!)
Find ourselves at sunset one night
Party on the beach again
Go camping in the most remote place imaginable
Go to at least 10 "college nights" at other universities
Hook up at 5 of these "college nights"
Drop a Rap Album
Have T-Dizz make it big on the music scene
Party with Rockstars
Fall in love but realize she is a crazy bitch and back away briskly
Go to every bar in Santa Monica, Malibu, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake and Thousand Oaks
Be on Perezhilton.com
Skimboard at least once a week
Run on the beach naked in the middle of the day
Befriend a homeless man named Craig
Get Craig to hook up with your friend that is hammered
Post a Youtube video that catches fire
Pull the largest prank in Pepperdine History!
Hook up on the baseball field in according to the bases
Hit a half-court shot at Midnight Madness
Skinny-dip and hook up at the Pepperdine Pool at night, lit up of course
Hook up on the Drescher Parking Lot Elevator, 4th Floor
TP President Benton's House
Huge group shower in the Drescher Appts
River-raft down Malibu Canyon
Rage Against the Machine
Nine Inch Nails
The Black Keys
Broken Social Scene
G. Love & Special Sauce
Explosions in the Sky
John Butler Trio
The Go! Team
The Cool Kids
Does It Offend You, Yeah?
04 April 2008
Geez I need to get to sleep!
Last thing though, new Death Cab for Cutie coming out pretty soon and this is the 8min epic jam "I Will Possess Your Heart" that is their single. The only thing I could embed in here was Youtube so don't pay attention to the video just do something else and listen to the music. A lot of people are already making this new album a favorite for the Album of the Year, after hearing this song what do you have to say, ya or nay?
03 April 2008
02 April 2008
Things have been so busy and I need to get back to Pepperdine to work at the Graphic that I have sat and ate at my desk for the last month while working (although not complaining about the food, its bomb)
One of my stories I still haven't gotten back quotes from the main person and the other havent started, I also have a paper due at 8am
Please, stop by and give your poor man a meal or something up in the newsroom
It's go-time on Idol tonight, who you got leavin Gooo's Google??
01 April 2008
Q: Just read your NBA "What If?" column. Is there any doubt the greatest pop culture "What-If?" of the decade is "What if Britney Spears didn't cheat on Justin Timberlake?" If she doesn't cheat on him, they don't break up. Justin doesn't start hanging out with Janet Jackson. They don't do their halftime show and the FCC wouldn't be upset about a nipple being expose on television. Britney is indirectly responsible for all the FCC regulations and crackdowns that went into effect. ANd if she and Timberlake are still together, she might still be a superstar instead of a chain smoking two-time divorcee with two kids who's absolutely insane and looks like she's 45. --Eric D., Abington, Mass
SG: Ok, I'm with you, but you left out a few things. First, if they didn't break up, Timberlake wouldn't have written "Cry Me a River," which was really the white man's "Hit 'Em Up." Second, he became a more successful musician in her post-breakup and started dating Cameron Diaz; meanwhile, her career went in the tank and she ended up with K-Fed. Third, if they didn't break up, we wouldn't even know who K-Fed is-- and if you think this isn't important, remember that I casually dropped him into the first mailbag question of this column and you didn't think twice about it. Fourth, she shattered the record for "shortest amount of time that elapsed between somebody being considered a major se symbol and eventually grossing out the American public on an ongoing basis." And fifth, she showed her crotch on the Internet so many times that red-blooded males became immune to it like we were gynecologists.
Today, we are having a walk-through at 4pm to go over our 3-1 and Chaser zone defense we are playing against the Sig Eps, then shoot-around at 8, followed by games our game at 9:20
I can't stress it enough....