It's about time somebody shed's some light on The Watchmen. It's basically a twelve-issue comic book limited series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons that will hit the silver screen spring time next year. I'm not really that into comics as much as I used to be but this series always interested me for some reason. Originally published by DC Comics as a monthly limited series from 1986 to 1987, it was later republished as a trade paperback, which popularized the "graphic novel" format.
It's being directed by Zack Snyder from "300" fame so you know this is serious shit! The film is due to be released March 6th, 2009 but you know how things change so keep an eye out for that drop! I know that I will (and Mr Mike Pupo too...lol). Definitely a movie not to be missed! Peep the trailer below.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
The other day I read yet another article stating that retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy are trying to bring back the wax. Claiming that vinyl is back in high demand. Gee, really!?!? Well at least in my book it's always been in high demand. Anyway, I first noticed the craze about a month or so ago on cnn.com then this last week on msn.com so this is definitely becoming another hyped up trend. Artists are indeed releasing more music on vinyl format these days, this is true. In fact, just the other day at a used record store I saw tons of old material (and new) that have just been re-released/repressed on wax. Apparently, labels are re-releasing back catalog material and sales are supposedly doing good. Many popular bands such as Portishead, Coldplay, R.E.M, Radiohead, etc are releasing their new albums on vinyl format as well. For one reason, I think it's great! I mean, I managed to buy Metallica's "Ride the lightning" and "Kill em' all" at store value. Waaay cheaper than what these babies are going for on E(vil)-Bay. And better, they have been re-mastered from the original tapes and re-pressed on 180grm vinyl at 45rpm. For those that aren't geek's such as I, that means they sound really fucking good! Seemingly so, record pressing plants are not many these days, and the few that exist are overwhelmed with the demand. In my opinion, this is something for the die hard music collector and not for your average person, being that Mr. Economy isn't feeling too good and music is free/downloadable everywhere you look. Let's just see how long this goes on. Check out the msn article or the cnn article to see for yourself!
Monday, July 7, 2008
The Church is definitely one of the many bands that achieved 'one hit wonder' status during the 80's. Their unforgettable jam "under the milky way" always brings me back to my glory days of DJing at The Kitchen Club here in Miami. Every time I would play this track it would always fill the dance floor, I mean people would literally run to that dance floor so they can hear it nice and loud and sway to the acoustic guitars of this lovely tune. The song is a nu-wave classic by all standards and most recently I discovered the video, which I never knew existed, on youtube.com (thank the lord for youtube) so I've been jamming out to it lately. Apparently, the title of the track is in reference to a hash bar in Amsterdam that the lead singer/bassist Steve Kilby would frequent. Another quick fact, when I bought this CD back in the 90's, my then future wife Liz helped me find it as she was working at Spec's Music during the time. Anyway, check out the video below and get lost in the milky way tonight!