Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!

It's almost the year we make contact!!! Let's celebrate tonight like it's 2001 all over again. Can anybody believe it's already been a decade since "the year of your lord"? It's amazing how fast time can fly and fly and fly. Well I'm off to see some of my closest friends and enjoy the occasion. I cannot wait to see what the new year brings.

Resolutions:

1. Take online classes.
2. Take charge of my creativity... ie. write more and expand my way of thinking.
3. Learn how to cook.
4. Hit the beach a few times and maybe learn how to surf.
5. Keep in better contact with the people I care about.

Love you all, be safe and have fun.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Holiday Mini Mix

I’ve been swept up in the season hence the less than little average posts this month.  But I didn’t forget about ya’ll and I am very excited to be moving into a new year with some new ideas for this page. Anyways, here’s a mini mix I had been working on... it turns out, I don’t have many holiday songs, no sir. And of the ones I do own, only a fraction are interesting or new to me... so here are those:

1. Cool Yule - Louis Armstrong
2. Holy, Holy, Holy - Sufjan Stevens
3. Happy Xmas - John Lennon
4. We Three Kings - The Boxmasters
5. Star Star - The Swell Season
6. Soul Cake - Sting
7. A Change At Christmas - The Flaming Lips
8. My Dear Acquaintance - Regina Spektor

Well Happy Chocolate Santa Day while it lasts. Hope you’re spending it with the people you most wanna see and be with.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Those Wacky Blu-Ray Television Sales

I respond to this article from Blu-ray.com. It states that blu-ray sales are low for television series because of higher prices...

...Just make them cheaper. There is no reason a two disc blu-ray of Dollhouse should be $20 more than the dvd (it’s much cheaper on amazon than in stores). That's just stupid. And I gotta say, it honestly doesn't cost more to make a blu-ray. Maybe the initial authoring takes some work, but with advances in technology speeding processes up all the time you'd think TV studios'd think before messing with their loyal fans (those that still remain). 

FOX makes bad decisions left and right 



(high budget shows on low viewing nights... why??), 

NBC is dying a little bit every day, 


CW has been a  mentally challenged camel since its formation, 


and CBS... well they're boring. So how's it they've got the lead? Wouldn't it make more sense for ABC to be on top (even if they can't get their lineups in order)? But I digress. These stations could all be doing better, even at the top... so why hurt their home video market sales by not upgrading with class... 

saying "We understand that you [the loyal fans] deserve a break. We may not see profits right away with this HD stuff, but in the long haul... if we treat you right, we will see newer, greater success." 

I mean, AMC gets it... 

AMC... the movie channel that still pan and scans movies... 

Showtime gets it. 

If the “premium” networks are all getting it what’s taking the regular networks so long? Hope the execs at least mull this over a little before claiming no contest and folding to the ancient format of DVD.

That said, blu-ray sales keep rising in film... because film studios understand what pressure they are now under to keep their viewers. When shit hits the fan, the major networks are gonna wish they'd done something sooner. But they've still got time... we hope.