Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bikini Women Wallpapers

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Amrita Rao Bikini Wallpapers


The best, sexiest, answers yet! So the idea of this column is that I ask chicks topical questions in order to improve the lives of fellow man. This is how it works: I send questions to a chick that I know, they answer anonymously however they want (including a free-style answer at the end where they can say whatever they'd like about anything), I post their answers, and people read them (most likely laughing -- with the guys secretly taking notes).

I will probably be sending out the same questions to 2-3 chicks over the span of one month so the readers can compare answers between the different ladies. Then I'll be sending out a new set of questions for the next month.  It's fun, and interesting.

So here is the eighth neural synapse: Anonymous Chick #8.


1. When is it cool in a relationship for the guy to expect you to chip in some money for dinners, activities, etc.?

Definitely not on date one!  The sign of a good date, for a guy, is she offers to pay.  The sign of a good date, for a girl, is that he doesn’t let you.  Really, it depends on what kind of dates you are going.  It is acceptable on date two if you are going to a bar and she offers to buy the next the round.  If you are going on the more traditional dinner and a movie dates, the guy should take the traditional role and pay through date three (then you bang after date three, so all bets are off). Men usually want to be the ones doing the chasing, and they want to be the aggressor in the relationship.  With that comes paying for the dates. If you can’t afford it, don’t go on dates.  Sorry about ya.

2. Do you like your guys to have a thin, athletic, average, or muscular build? Why?

I like my guys to be average to muscular body type.  It is simple; I don’t want to feel like I outweigh my guy.  I want him to eat more than me, I want him to be taller than me, and I want a guy to be able to pick me up.  The last thing a girl wants is to feel like she needs to be the big spoon.  If I sit on your lap, I don’t want to feel like my ass is going to eat you.

3. How does a guy avoid being put into the “friend zone”?

Don’t comment on every hot girl that walks by or that you have previously boned!  That kind of conversation is appropriate with your buddies whom you don’t want to touch naked.  If a guy is talking to you like you are his guy friend, you are going to assume you are just one of the guys. A girl will start to talk to him as if he is just one of her friends.  That kind of uncensored honesty is not sexy.

4. Are there any hints you give off when you “like” a guy? How about when you want to “bang”?

When I like a guy I find excuses to talk to him, invite him places, and touch him.  When I want to bang a guy, I wait till we are both wasted, then I stand too close to him pushing my breasts into him.  Then I ask if he wants to go to my place.  Usually works. By the way, guys should carry condoms when you go to the bar. Thanks!

5. Have you ever (would you ever) date a guy from work?

I dated a guy from work.  NEVER AGAIN. The good part was sneaking away during the day and banging at my place over lunch.  However, the bad far outweighed the good.  I couldn’t get away from him!  We would get into a fight, and I would have to spend all day with him.  We would break up, and I would have to spend all day with him.  Then we would get back together and start the whole cycle all over again.  Even if you don’t tell anyone at work, somehow they all know and it is awkward as ass.

6. In the locker room, how much clothes do girls really wear?  I’m sure that they are pretty much naked all of the time, but I just need confirmation.

Since we strapped on our first training bras, girls have mastered the art of to changing their clothes without ever actually being naked.  We do things like put our shorts on then take off your skirt, or put our sports bra on over our real bra.  Sorry to say there is little to no nudity in the ladies locker’s room...  Then we all make out.

7. How much dirty nasty sex shit do you tell your girlfriends about your own sex life? How much detail do you go into?

My girls know everything about my sex life. They know what his penis looks like. They know what I did with it. They know what positions we did it in. They know what he said, what I said, and how I felt about it.  If you are terrible or a have tiny penis, they will know about it.  But don’t worry, if you have a monster dick and are sex god, my friends will know that too.

8. If you were a guy, who is a hot famous female that you would totally bang?

Angelina Jolie -- not mother-conservatively-dressed Angelina Jolie (with Brad Pitt), but oh no!, dirty, tattooed, making out with her brother, fucking Billy Bob Thornton in the limo on the way over Angelina Jolie. I miss that dirty, sexy, crazy bitch.

9. Would you ever have a three way, and if so, with two guys or one guy and another chick? And if not, why not?

Although the idea of two sexy muscular men with their hands all over me is very tempting, I don’t think I would ever have a threesome with two guys.  As much as I love the gays, gay culture, and gay porn, I wouldn’t want to have sex with two guys that would be interested in having other men in the sack with them.  Admittedly, the fantasy of bringing another girl into the bedroom is sexy, I would probably never do that either.  I am a very jealous person, and I would be worried the guy was more into her than me.  I will choke a bitch.

10. Freestyle. Go!

Why are men incapable of the fuck buddy relationship? They want to bang once, then never again.  My girl friends have the same problem.  I seriously doubt the reason is because we [females] are all bad in bed; you seem to be enjoying it at the time.   I think they are scared if they sleep with the same girl again it will mean they are “dating” and heading towards a relationship.  I know many busy professional women who are not looking to be in a relationship or dating someone.  They just want someone to throw it in them from time to time, no muss no fuss.   Look into it guys.  Call that girl from Thursday night on Saturday and see if she isn’t game for round two. 



Thanks Anonymous Chick # 8.  Key takeaway: Fuck buddy with a monster dick? ... Check and check.

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Doo-Nanny

The music festival season is here again and with SXSW wrapping up last week, thousands of hippies, hipsters, houligans and Horton Hears a Who (alright, so my alliteration got a bit carried away), will be looking for some good tunes under the hot, scorching sun.

We all know the famous ones like Bonnaroo, Coachella and even Sasquatch. However, Doo-Nanny the folky, foot-stompin, banjo-strummin Alabama Festival is still an underground gem. Though the festival has gained popularity since it's 1996 inception, it is still a southern secret to anyone outside "Yellowhammer State." Ending yesterday, the two day event had an art show, a "wacky lo-fi film festival," and of course, an array of Rock-abilly, Uke-abilly and...uh, even more "abilly's."


Jenny Juice, one of Doo-Nanny's funkiest musical acts.
The lineup feels organic, with incredibly talented artists still waiting to be picked out of the musical garden. Mad Tea Party, a duo who sounds like an ensemble, has been described as "B-52s meets Buddy Holly with a lot more thump." Morgan O'Kane's  fast strumming fingers have put audience members in a trance, with one reviewer saying : "After hearing Morgans first full length release “Nine Lives” your sorrows will be drowned, your spirits lifted, and all your ideas of what it means to play the banjo will be dismantled." And Jenny Juice, the crazy-haired, in-your-face twenty-something is a "singularly hipster mix of swingy, bluesy, refreshingly original funk and folk."

John Henry Toney
All starting with a turnip, the legendary origin of  Doo-Nanny is what makes it so special. Originally as a roadside show in Seale, Alabama, the reclusive, yet famous artist Butch Anthony adopted the event and along with his Museum of Wonder, and expanded the show three years ago onto his 80 acre farm.  His fame was due in part to a local tractor-for-hire John Henry Toney, who in 1994 was plowing in Anthony's garden and found a turnip that looked like it had a face. Toney drew a picture of the purple vegetable and stuck it in a window with a $50 dollar price tag on it. Within a week a local art collector bought it. Amazed that a picture of turnip could sell so well, Anthony put on display his eccentric, handmade art and after years of hard work gained national attention, even being profiled in The New York Times.

Butch Anthony with his original, handmade work "Tin Can Fish."
Mr.Anthony and Mr. Toney continue to make and sell their art. Mr. Anthony has described his art as "intertwangleism." His definition: "Inter, meaning to mix," he said, "and twang, a distinct way of speaking. If I make up my own 'ism,' no one can say anything or tell me I'm doing is wrong." Let's hope Doo-Nanny stays its' own "ism," keeping the "outsiders" inside and the critics at bay.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Jennifer Lopez Bikini Wallpapers

Saturday, March 26, 2011




This week:


"There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning." -Johnny Depp in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Madness. That is one really good way of describing the cult classic that is known as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The movie is essentially a very long drug trip -- mixed in with really crazy drug visions and nightmares -- and perhaps buried really underneath... an actual plot. Finding the plot was my difficulty in watching Fear and Loathing the first time I saw it (a few years back). I gave it another shot just the other night -- and still ended up in the same position. Besides the drug culture of the later 60's and early 70's... just what exactly is this movie about!?



Directed by Terry Gilliam (of Monty Python fame) and based off the novel by iconic author Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a very long strange trip into the mind of the story's two protaganists. Played by Johnny Depp (pre-pirate days) and Benicio Del Toro (apparently recovered from being stabbed for being better then Barry Rayburn *ten points to whoever first gets this reference*), Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo hit vegas to take part in an extreme drug odyssey.


Johnny Depp -- before Tim Burton swayed
him to do tons of crappy movies.

The plot behind Fear and Loathing is apparently how this guy Duke is supposed to cover a story about a dirt bike race in Vegas. He then returns to Vegas to cover -- of all things -- the National District Attorneys Association's Conference on Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Tagging along with Duke is his attorney of sorts -- Dr. Gonzo. Whether he's actually his attorney is beyond me, but he sure as heck is the pusher and taker of massive drugs. The plot apparently has something to do with the dirtbike race, but, as I mentioned, the story shambles into drug induced delirium for the bulk of the movie.


Dr. Gonzo - if he's a real lawyer then I'm the Mayor of Candyland.

By drug induced delirium I don't mean your typical pot, coke, and pills. These guys take some seriously messed up drugs. The bulk of the list is LSD, mescaline, ether, cocaine, acid, and a very whacked out trip on adrenochrome. The drugs induce some real crazy visuals that the viewer witnesses through the eyes of Duke -- a popping out Nixon head, lizard people, snakes, moving carpet, weird little people, some circus themed casino in Vegas (actually based off a real casino), scenes that could have been in Vietnam, and all sorts of other whacked out images.


Yup - that's a group of lizard people, either we're in Johnny Depp's
drug infested mind or on the set of Dinosaurs.

The movie continues on with the drug-induced-episodes throughout -- Duke and Dr. Gonzo are paranoid that the cops are going to catch them so they ditch the few characters they run into along the way. Included in the cast of characters is a hitchhiker played by a very young Tobey Maguire, a highway patrol man who wants to kiss Duke -- played by who else but Gary Busey (Charlie Sheen's long lost real father), and an artist chick who takes too much LSD named Lucy (played by Christina "you show me yours and I'll show you mine" Ricci *5 points for whoever first gets that reference*)


Pre-Spidey Tobey... where has he gone?!

Towards the end of the movie apparently a plot somewhat surfaces, regarding Duke's search for the American Dream. If being so messed up on drugs that you become completely demented is the American Dream, then Duke has succeeded. Otherwise, he just caused hundreds of dollars of damage to rent-a-cars and somehow created a flood in one of the two hotel rooms he and Dr. Gonzo completely trashed. The movie ends with Dr. Gonzo getting on a plane ala Nixon and Duke speeding down the highway on his way to California... free from the law and the mess that was the Vegas drug trip.


If this is the "American Dream" then no thanks, I'll pass.

Fear and Loathing in Last Vegas is a complex movie, or so I think, that stems from the brain of a very distorted Hunter S. Thompson. Somewhere in the movie filled with a ton of drug induced episodes is a deep buried story about the death of hippies and the climax of the drug culture that dominated the 60's and early 70's. The biggest problem with the movie is that it's almost impossible to understand that.

I get that Fear and Loathing is supposed to be incredibly deep and hard to understand. I dig my fair share of deep movies that try and access the deepest regions of the mind. That being said - Fear and Loathing is just too much for me. Too much excess of drug induced banter, too much blabber by Depp that needs an english translator, too much confusion, too much getting lost into the drugs and a complete lack of focus on any sort of main point.

Maybe I missed the bus on Thompson and the cultness of this movie -- but I just think it's pure mindlessness mixed in with just a tiny touch of brilliance. If it had been the other way around -- perhaps this film and story would have value. To me - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a total crapfest that attempts to make some kind of serious point but gets lost in some insane visions of dementia. Anybody can make a messed up drug movie and include some really whacked out scenes -- it's making a drug movie that has some value that's the trick. Requiem for a Dream pulls it off well. Fear and Loathing does not.

In the Eric ratings chart (follows much like the Michael Scott ratings system from the "Beach Games" episode of The Office) -- Fear and Loathing ends up just like Stanley -- out before the competition has even ended -- 3 points, 2 red stars, and 1 thumb down.

Since I really didn't like the movie -- here's a video of something good that drugs have produced -- the music of Pink Floyd and my second favorite song of all time:



Disagree with my review on Fear and Loathing? Let me know in comments! Also, as always I'm taking suggestions for reviews -- as this post was by user request!

Friday, March 25, 2011

The best band in the world playing one of their best songs? Iron Maiden, Blood Brothers:


"Blood Brothers" from Brave New World (2000).

It's no secret, Iron Maiden is my favorite band, hands down. No one comes close to the sheer perfection that they put out. They have the heavy and epic quality; they have the melody, they have the time changes; they have decent lyrics. Most importantly, to me, is their character. They never really were a band that got into drugs that big, they write about movies and weird demons and shit, and they drink a lot. If I were in a metal band, it would be modeled exactly after Maiden: 1 vocalist, 2 guitarists (1980's maiden), 1 bassist, and a drummer.

On their most recent tour they have been dedicating the song to Ronnie James Dio. He died in May, 2010 from stomach cancer. Dio was one of the best heavy metal singers ever -- a true classic. He was in Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and his own self-named band Dio. I always liked Blood Brothers a lot, but their dedication to Dio makes it mean just that much more.

Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)
c. 1970's

Cheers.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Angelina Jolie Bikini

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Carmen Electra Bikini Wallpapers

I'm new to this blog, a blog about being badass. Name's Jenine, well J9. Music has always been a passion for me. Music can be badass, well maybe not some of the stuff I listen too (Glee! sorry Dan!) Many things are badass...heavy metal, pre Gov. Schwarzenegger and Thug Nasty -- A.KA. my g-ma. 

However, the artist with the number one single and soon to be album, is far from badass.

Chris Brown and Rihanna in
happier times at the 2007 VMA'S
Chris Brown, who was worthy of such an honor four years ago for his stellar performances, is not increasing his chances of shedding his bad boy reputation. And not bad boy as in "ooo he turns me on because he plays guitar and smokes cloves..." but because, well, I'm not even going to link the infamous photo. Brown was on GMA yesterday morning promoting his new album F.A.M.E. (Forgive All My Enemies) and when asked with pre-approved questions  how this album represented a progression in his life since his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna, he threw a fit backstage and threw a chair through a times-square window. Everything Robin Roberts asked was relevant [and pre-approved]! The restraining order Rihanna had against him recently got lifted. The word "forgiveness" is even in the title of the new album!... And we aren't talking about forgiveness for the naked picture that was just leaked (I'll spare you that picture too). You can tweet all about Charlie Sheen, but why Brown's actions have made such an impact is because that same girl who performed with him years ago, had her bloody face plastered for the world to see.

Mr. Brown should put his flexible foot in his mouth and follow Lady Gaga's advice and just dance.



The best, sexiest, questions and answers yet! So the idea of this column is that I ask chicks topical questions in order to improve the lives of fellow man. This is how it works: I send questions to a chick that I know, they answer anonymously however they want (including a free-style answer at the end where they can say whatever they'd like about anything), I post their answers, and people read them (most likely laughing -- with the guys secretly taking notes).

I will probably be sending out the same questions to 2-3 chicks over the span of one month so the readers can compare answers between the different ladies. Then I'll be sending out a new set of questions for the next month.  It's fun, and interesting.

So here is the seventh neural synapse: Anonymous Chick #7.

1. When is it cool in a relationship for the guy to expect you to chip in some money for dinners, activities, etc.?

Third “date,” or time, you hang out.  Honestly, many (if not most) girls hope that you’ll pay on the first date and will feel a bit let down if you don’t.  The second date they don’t expect it, so it’s a nice surprise when you do.  I think it means a lot—basically, it says: “all of the nice things you did on the first date weren’t just ‘for show.’” Now, this doesn’t mean that the girl shouldn’t offer… I think they should always offer—but you shouldn’t accept it the first and even second time.  There really are certain times when you should always pay—like if you invite her to the movies, or even a baseball game, etc. with your family… Or the very first time you let her tag along to go paintballing with you.


2. Do you like your guys to have a thin, athletic, average, or muscular build? Why?

I like guys who are bigger than me.  It sounds simple, but for me it really is just the idea that whoever you’re with can protect you.  I tend to be attracted to athletic or muscular builds—I’d love to go running every now and then or go down to the court with a guy and shoot around a little… so I think I figure that a guy with an athletic build would be into that (although I recognize that’s not totally accurate).

Don’t fret if you are lean and mean though—I can absolutely guarantee that other ladies totally disagree with me and would prefer an average to thin build (my best friend, for instance).  Just like some of you are boob men or ass men… it all depends.  I would rather be with a thin guy who makes me laugh and keeps me on my toes than a raging, boring, meathead ANY day! (Is this question coming up?)


3. How does a guy avoid being put into the “friend zone”?

Probably just close the deal on the first night.  It significantly decreases any opportunity to learn about her childhood, her interests, hobbies, last name, and certainly prevents the development of any “real” friendship.  Seriously, it’s hard… but if I was always worried about falling into a guy’s “friend zone” anytime I was interested in them, I would have missed out on a lot of good friends.  The hard truth is that if a girl wants to bang you, you won’t be “just friends” for long.  Unfortunately, the whole “friend” thing is an excuse that most girls use to keep things from getting awkward, and also to make themselves feel better.  Beware though, there is a difference between “we’re just too good of friends” and “I just want to remain friends.”  If you get the first response, then they probably aren’t that good—or honest—of a friend.


4. Are there any hints you give off when you “like” a guy? How about when you want to “bang”?

Yes.  I will find any opportunity to touch you.  (Ex:  “Oh, your collar is crooked, let me fix it”; [Touching the back of your neck] “I love your haircut”; or “Oopsy, your zipper is down.  Here, let me do it—my hands are smaller.”) 

While it might not be our finest moment, we’ll also text when we’re out or drunk.  I typically don’t endorse this drunk-texting behavior, but if you have a reasonable suspicion that you might be the recipient of a drunk text… embrace it.  Trust me.


5. Have you ever (would you ever) date a guy from work?

This is a perfect example of how the whole “women’s rights/abolishment of chivalry” movement backfired.  We’re faced with the predicament of being surrounded by motivated, successful men who are capable of caring for a woman, but we are not really able to reap any of the benefits.  It’s like waving a cookie in front of a chick on a diet… It’s unfair and, frankly, just cruel.  (Disclaimer:  I’m mostly joking.)

I wouldn’t date a guy from work if I was currently working there.  Part of it is because I don’t want any of my personal life to become a topic of conversation during coffee breaks… jealousy and cattiness comes in all shapes and sizes, and I don’t doubt that some coworkers, regardless if they’re in a relationship or married, would rather hate on my relationship than care for their own.  But it’s even more than that—without playing the “poor me” card, it can sometimes be difficult for women to be taken seriously, especially when they are young.  The last thing I would want to do is to play into any of those na├»ve stereotypes.  Although, I wholeheartedly believe that a mid-morning or late-afternoon “romp” in one of our offices would arouse my productivity for the rest of the day… (I’m sure there are studies out there to back me up).

I do think we should take advantage of our co-workers... as a way to meet their good-looking, equally as driven, intelligent friends.  Set up happy hours and have everyone invite other friends so people can meet.  People helping people… it’s a beautiful thing.


6. In the locker room, how much clothes do girls really wear?  I’m sure that they are pretty much naked all of the time, but I just need confirmation.

Haha! Oh boy, I really hope you’re sitting down for this one… the only boobs I see on a regular basis in the locker room are my own… or the 75 year old woman’s who just finished her swimming class.  Sports bras and shorts, or wearing a towel, are the typical go-to attire.  But when the girls get together for sleepovers, we usually just wear…


7. How much dirty nasty sex shit do you tell your girlfriends about your own sex life? How much detail do you go into?

To my closest friends?  (Almost) everything.  That time you tried to shoot for the moon but I just wound up seeing blurry *stars* in my eyes for the rest of the night instead?… Yup, I told her.  Or the reason why I so desperately want to sit on ice after all the excitement and glory of last night is because you left me sore and walking funny?...  Yeah, she’ll probably know who, what, when, where, why, and most importantly, how.

I obviously wouldn’t tell just anyone—and I would never tell anyone other than my closest few friends the juicy, or even embarrassing, stuff.  We don’t run around comparing sizes or continuously make fun of a ridiculous porn move you tried out.  We might tell our closest friend, but even if I know something absurd, I’m not thinking about it the next time I see my friend’s guy.  Don’t worry about what she is telling her friends though.  If she’s coming back to your restaurant on a regular basis, she’s obviously hungry for your main course.

It also depends on how long you’ve been doing the deed… the earlier into a new relationship or hookup, the more we discuss.  But our convos actually work for your benefit—Let me compare it to football:
Every team has a quarterback and every quarterback has a strategy and a few go-to plays that always work for their team.  Now, what if you tell your friend, who is also a quarterback, about your special play…and they try it out on their team? And it works.  He could… go… allll… the… wayyy…


8. If you were a guy, who is a hot famous female that you would totally bang?

Jennifer Aniston.  Done and done.  She’s beautiful, hilarious, and by all accounts, a really sweet, classy woman.  What more could you want?  Perfect boobs?  Check.  Amazing legs?  Check.  Tight stomach? Check. 
I want to take this opportunity to discredit any of you out there who disagree with me and favor the brunette, gothic mistress who is now with Jen’s ex.  How many kids has she had?  At least 3 of her own?  Good luck… I don’t care how much meat you’re packing—that’s like throwing a hot dog down a hallway.


9. Would you ever have a three way, and if so, with two guys or one guy and another chick? And if not, why not?

I think we all know—BAD things happen in threes… But a three way would probably fall under the “bad in a good way” category.  Honestly, I’ve gone back and forth on this.  I actually wouldn’t want it with two guys… I’m attracted to guys who are comfortable and secure with themselves, but also someone who wouldn’t be cool with the idea of “sharing” his girl.  Being a LITTLE territorial is sexy.

I dated a guy and the topic of a threesome came up (hypothetically) and he said that it obviously sounded great, but that he honestly didn’t know if he could look his mom in the eyes again—It was actually really sexy that he was like, no, I’m good with you.

BUT, if I ever was in a three way, I’d imagine it with champagne being poured all over myself and the other girl…wearing some type of silver string bikinis...and we’d be licking it off of the guy and begging for more…and loud music would be playing… (and then Lil’ Wayne would start rapping and after 3 minutes the video director would call “cut” and we’d have to put our clothes back on).


10. Freestyle. Go!

This is my Public Service Announcement… Just keep it in mind for all those times you are privately serving your lucky lady:  Sex is amazing.  Foreplay—kissing, touching, licking, teasing foreplay—and then sex is f*cking amazing.  Any questions?  


Thanks Anonymous Chick # 7.  Key takeaway: Go for the three-way, plain and simple.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pamela Anderson Bikini Wallpapers

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bipasha Basu Bikini Wallpapers

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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Amisha Patel Bikini Wallpaper

One of my favorite bands, which I don't talk about very often, is Creedence Clearwater Revival ("CCR"). You'll never see me listening to them unless it's a sunny day and I'm either grilling or by a pool... and in those cases, you'll likely never be around me because I'll have my shirt off (gross!).


They don't have many live-music videos on Youtube, 
but this one isn't too bad.

CCR was popular from the late sixties into the early seventies. They are classified as a "hard rock" band by many, but today I'd probably put them into the "folk rock" category -- same difference, I guess. I always think of them as a less popular Lynyrd Skynyrd, but almost equally as awesome.



CCR put out some great jams, but nothing as epic as Skynyrd's "Free Bird" or "Tuesday's Gone" (or the incredibly popular, and extremely over-played "Sweet Home Alabama"). Still, I love CCR for having some smooth beats. They have really good songs for when you are relaxing, grilling up some hot dogs, drinking some beers, maybe going for a swim... etc. They remind me of summer... and the smell of  delicious beer.

CCR in the 70's. Hairy as shit... Just like
everyone else was in that decade.

One of the only things I don't like about CCR is that they ripped a lot of their songs from old blues singers. One prominent example is a blues singer called Lead Belly. Lead Belly was an African-American blues artist way back in the 1930's. CCR covered his songs "Midnight Special" and "Cotton Fields" (at least).

Huddie William Ledbetter, or "Lead Belly"
c. 1942

CCR wasn't the only band to cover Lead Belly. Nirvana did the same thing with "their" song "Where Did You  Sleep Last Night?" See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6yCEsDsGx4. It is difficult to know how many of these great songs were actually written by Lead Belly himself. He grew up in southern Louisiana and Texas, learning delta folk and blues music when he was very young, carrying some of it through to his modestly successful music career.

In the last analysis, CCR's use of Lead Belly's music doesn't ruin their appeal to me. I still like the music a lot. I just really enjoy music which is written and performed by the same band... it seems more personal to me. I don't know, maybe it's just me. I hope you enjoyed learning about CCR, they are one of my long-time favorites.



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Thursday, March 17, 2011



This week: Heat.

"A guy told me one time, 'don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner.'" - Robert DeNiro in Heat.


SPOILER ALERT - THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS, IF YOU DON'T WANT TO RUIN THE MOVIE SCROLL DOWN AND HELP DW SELL OUT BY BUYING A DAMN SHIRT!

After going all British two weeks ago, and getting in touch with emotions last week, it was time to take it back to the roots of Badassity (or is it Badassness?). Robert DeNiro. Al Pacino. Put those two together (in a movie that doesn't suck) and what do you get? That's right -- ultimate Badass. With The Godfather Part II (no joint scenes together) as their only previous appearance before Heat, DeNiro and Pacino team up for the epic story of a Los Angeles crime saga. The only question remaining by the film's end is if you just witnessed the most badass film ever.




The difference between a good Pacino and DeNiro movie and a bad one? Age...


Directed by Michael Mann (The Last of the Mohicans and Ali), Heat is truly an epic movie. Going nearly three hours long, the movie tells the tale of a LAPD police chief, Lt. Vincent Hanna (Pacino), and his chase of an amazingly good cast of criminals led by Neil McCauley (DeNiro).

Joining DeNiro in his sick gang is Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore (most likely on drugs), Jon Voight, and Danny Trejo. Also rounding out the cast of Heat is Ashley Judd, Henry Rollins (rock and roll!!), and a young Natalie Portman.


DeNiro and Kilmer being badass and holding sweet guns

The plot is simple -- Hanna tries to capture McCauley and his gang before their next big heist. McCauley and his gang are damn good -- they work flawlessly and are criminals that even cops have to respect.

In between the main plot points are many subplots -- for example, Hanna's difficulty with keeping his marriage together with his heavily medicated wife (his third marriage), McCauley and his relationship with his woman, Kilmer's relationship with his wife (played by Judd), the guy who did one heist with McCauley and then turned on them after they tried to kill his dumb ass (Waingro), and how businessmen Roger Van Zant and Alan Marciano fit into the movie.


Nobody likes Waingro... especially prostitutes.

Action packed and exciting, while painting good pictures of the main characters, Heat contains an infinite number of badass scenes. For one, the bank heist scene -- which features lots of assault rifles being shot -- is over ten minutes long. Robert DeNiro is a one man wrecking crew of badassness -- he shoots Waingro, destroys Van Zant verbally on the phone (and kills him later), and walks away from his woman after he sees the heat coming around the corner. Not to mention, his crew sets up and "makes" the LAPD.

Pacino is also a one man definition of awesome. He is tirelessly devoted to his job and taking down McCauley. As usual, he's got a million great lines in the movie: "Don't waste my motherfucking time!", "But you do not get to watch my fucking television set!", and of course the "Great ass" quote (see bottom of post). Pacino in his own right, is badass. He uses his inside contacts and lower-level criminals to get to McCauley and he leaves his third wife behind to continue on with his job.


Heat only really has two scenes prominently featuring both Pacino and DeNiro. The famous diner scene and the ending sequence where only one line is uttered. The point of Heat is that it doesn't need to force scenes between the two stars. Their plots develop just fine enough without being together. Both Pacino and DeNiro can carry their own movies, so there really is no need for much interaction. It's the classic good example of Less is More. Perhaps the writers and director of that more recent Pacino and DeNiro movie should have noted that.

Heat takes the time to develop the plot, albeit riddled with "interesting" subplots. I could have done without the annoying Pacino wife, who is very much a wet blanket (see Adrian from the Rocky series), and I'm still trying to figure out why poor lil' Natalie Portman slit her wrists and ended up in Pacino's hotel bathtub. The subplot of Waingro being a young underage prostitute killer was kinda weird and DeNiro's woman is also a little bit like Pacino's (nowhere near as annoying though). That all being said... Heat is awesome, plain and simple... just kick-ass and incredible.


Damn Natalie, you a crazy chick

Heat pulls off a movie rarity. It has a plot where the bad guy is not the leader of the gang. One could argue that by the end of the movie the viewer likes both DeNiro and Pacino, and hates Waingro the most. In fact, throughout the movie it's hard not to like DeNiro's character -- he is a respectful criminal, only kills for vengeance (for the most part), is simply after the money, and runs a real tight crew that rarely messes up. For that feat alone, Heat is definitely one of the best movies I've ever seen, overall.

So this is the ultimate question of the debate: Is Heat the most badass movie ever? It's all subjective -- personal preference. It might be my favorite movie ever, but in the movie world, it's only ranked #121 on IMDB's top 250. There are plenty of top tier contenders to the Badass line - Pulp Fiction, Il buono, Il brutto, Il cattivo, The Godfather (Parts I and II), The Dark Knight, The Usual Suspects, Fight Club, etc. - that are ranked higher. However, few movies pack the badass meter like Heat does.

In the Eric ratings chart (follows much like the Michael Scott ratings system from the "Beach Games" episode of The Office) - I'd give it 9 points, 5 gold stars, and 2 thumps up.

Now for two amazing scenes - the hilarious "Great Ass" scene and the epic ending:


Great Ass!!


Epic Ending:
Unfortunately, due to some lameness, you'll have to follow this link since embedding was disabled... bastards.


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