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Entries Tagged as 'tivo + movies + music'

God Went Surfing with the Devil

January 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on God Went Surfing with the Devil

God Went Surfing with the Devil is a very interesting looking documentary. Seems to have some beautiful photos and shots… (We worked with a film company quite a while back on a doc called “Encounter Point” with an Org called Just Vision) “In 2007 it emerged that a small group of young men were surfing […]

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Small present to myself #1

December 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Small present to myself #1

Bought a digital copy of “Seaworthy” by Nathan Oldfield from Looks beautiful with a killer soundtrack. This is fodder for saving every last penny for a Costa trip in the spring. “Seaworthy is the long awaited second offering from independent filmmaker Nathan Oldfield, the maker of the highly regarded and award winning underground surf […]

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Memory lane… Royksopp – Remind Me video

December 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Memory lane… Royksopp – Remind Me video

Another great older video for one of the early “better” electro-music groups that starting coming out after 2000. Worth watching again. I’d love to see a clean HD version of this. Bit more about Röyksopp

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Spike Jonze and the Pharcyde

December 12th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Love this old video — but what makes it worth a second watch is checking out Spike Jonzes’ original notes/ideas he came up with that they used. View them here…

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Neil Young rocking out

December 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Neil Young rocking out

Neil Young rocking out We saw Neil last night at the Bell Centre. The guys still got it and can rock out. Amazing show — couple songs gave me serious goose bumps. Full photoset here

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Calexico last night

November 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Calexico last night

Finally got to see Calexico play last night (@ Le National in MTL) with Linda. Excellent show at a fitting venue — waiting for them to post the set-list so I can figure out what the third song was (a very Dick Dale / 50’s surf music tune). Something about those horns and very good […]

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Videos from 2008

October 17th, 2008 · Comments Off on Videos from 2008

We don’t take many videos, but every now and then the Canon gets set to video mode and something gets badly recorded. Here’s the ones that are okay from the past year. The highlight is me trying to remember then HUM the tune of “hollerback girl” by Gwen Stefani while playing Cranium in Mexico. Hah. […]

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HBO in Canada

September 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

We like HBO a lot. Who doesn’t? Flight of the Conchords and Entourage are two of the better shows on TV. One of the easiest ways to watch HBO in Canada is through the Movie Network which offers limited HBO tacked onto one of it’s 5 “movie channels”. Seems a deal has been reached to […]

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iPod speaker set

September 5th, 2008 · 3 Comments

iPod speaker set — Top view Linda got me this lovely present (really it’s for both of us) — which I LOVE. We need a simple way to play tunes in our place from the ipods and this fits the bill. Great sound and sleek looks. “The Evolve speaker system comprises a charging base and […]

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The Shins videos

August 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I’m a huge Shins fan. I’ve never grown tired of listening to their albums over the past few years. Something I’ve never really checked out is their videos. I even have my own vision for a Shins video to pitch to them one day (for the song Sleeping Lessons) — ha! The Shins : Turn […]

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Dawn patrol in Broken Head, Australia

August 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Surfing Broken Head, Australia from Geoff Charters on Vimeo. Beautiful video of early morning surfing in Broken Head, Australia (Google map link). Worth going to the Vimeo site and watching it in HD. (link from the awesome

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3 excellent posters by a design student

July 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on 3 excellent posters by a design student

Excellent design work from Jean Julien. This re-imagining of the JAWS poster really struck a chord… “horror movie posters create three type-based posters to promote a horror film festival. the posters promote either three different films or the festival as a whole.” Site here

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Excellent Penguin Bond book covers

July 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I like the older Bond movies and the style that was set at such a high standard in the beginning by Maurice Binder. This set of Bond books, with painted Michael Gillette covers, really shows the continuing strength of the Penguin Publishing company and their take on that style. Even the spines when lined up […]

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Ultrabland does excellent work

July 16th, 2008 · Comments Off on Ultrabland does excellent work

A client of ours in NYC, Ultrabland, produces some amazing spots/trailers and teasers for some of the cables networks. They have always impressed me with there “ultra-editing” chops — but this takes the cake. Watch the award winning Cinemax “Sounds Good” Spot.

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Fantasia 2008

July 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on Fantasia 2008

The lack of blog posts/tweets and sleep over the past couple weeks has been due to us racing to get out the Fantasia 2008 site. Trying to improve it every year and thankfully we have the process down — in order to run through close to 1000 images (films and graphics) in a week. Whew** […]

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