2011: A Look Back

 

So 2011 is gone, and we sit on the precipice of 2012. 2011 was interesting for me. I jumped into the podcast world with Slice Of The Net, ¬†and Nerdy Nothings. I gave up on blogging about gadgets with Mobile Unwrapped. I’ve dove head first into an obsession with tokusatsu, I changed my cell phone number…and provider….twice….and I lost my job once twice.

 

oh..I got married….that’s probably the biggest thing of the year.

 

It’s been interesting.

 

So with that, what does 2012 hold for me? I don’t know. I really don’t. I see my friends doing things I wish I could do, such as making movies, and making music, and being successful…..

 

I’ll be joining the homeowner world in a few weeks. that’s great….

 

I really don’t know what 2012 will provide for me, but I’m ready to rock n roll….

 

expect more blogs and reviews here. Creative Commons is far from dead….expect a new weekly (editors note: maybe?) web comic on Pariah Pictures (as well as some cool posed pictures)…..

 

2012….the countdown to the apocalypse has begun!

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REVIEW: Transformers 3: How Dark Was The Moon?

So….Michael Bay has finaly completed his Transformers Trilogy. Over the last 4 years (!) there has been 3 Transformers movies. Each of them at varying levels in terms of quality, all of them making huge bank in the box office.

So what did Bay’s finale, “Dark of the Moon” bring to the franchise. Allow me to share with you a mini-review I tweeted late last night, while watching another franchise involving Giant Robots (Power Rangers) and reflecting on Transformers 3.

 

Yep. That pretty much sums it up in a nutshell.

 

I dont want to say the movie was bad. The first 20 minutes or so was PAINFULLY slow, and painfully boring. The entire pre-opening credits sequence about the moon landing could of been trimmed down-especially since it kept getting re-explained through out the insipid dialogue sprinkled through out the movie. Once you suffered past the first half hour or so of the film-thats where things started to pick up, and the movie devolved further into your standard Michael Bay movie.

 

My good friend, Eric Garneau (@TheMightyGarn) over at NerdyNothings.com summed the issues with Transformers 3 pretty well, and I pretty much agree with him.

 

Here’s the deal…go see this movie, the last hour and a half of the movie is great. The action is fantastic, and stuff blows up REAL good. With that said, just go turn your brain off, and enjoy some popcorn during this. Dont expect a deep plot, you’ll have to go to Japan to get giant robots + great plot.

 

One thing I want to point out-is Optimus Prime goes FREAKING BESERK towards the end, and goes insane and starts ripping off limbs and killing robots. Its AWESOME.

PODCAST: The #RIMPIRE Strikes Back @sliceofthenet

Hey guys, I just wanted to post the link to my first real podcast with two cool dudes, Gage Castillo and Jonathan Cheong for a website thats coming soon called Sliceofthe.net – check them out when they go live.

This is episode 0 basically, and the three of us talk about RIM, and their future in the tech industry. We make the obvious iPhone / Android comparisons-and we talk about where RIM is going from here, and what their potential options are as far as the future. The Playbook, Playbook 2, future Blackberry devices-and all. Join us wont you on this maiden voyage, and wont you please have a slice…of the net…..

..rubber nipples.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PODCAST VIA ITUNES
 

oh and while you listen, hit up my friend at AMAZON.com for all your Crackberry fixes!

Fourth of July

…..that is quite possibly the gayest featured image in the [short] history of this website…..

How was your Fourth? Did you almost die in a fireworks accident like I did? Did you gorge yourself on burgers and hot dogs to the point where you refused to eat them today, and brought home Japanese instead? No? Well I did….

Check out this nice video of our fireworks display, including the attack on our neighborhood by “Hot and Spicy”

“FIGHT TO RUSH RMX” @kiddrussell vs @raywj – #CreativeCommons

Here it is boys and girls, the first remix by yours truely-internet personality John Pariah! It’s a mash up of sorts of “Fight To Win” by Your Favorite Martian (featuring DeStorm) and “RUSH RMX” by Kidd Russell. Two great songs, mashed up into one fun little track.

This is my first “Mash Up” so to speak, so be kind. This also gave me an excuse to play in Final Cut Pro, and edit together some video of the family having fun with a rope swing at a Fourth of July Party on Sunday (July 3rd). Enjoy the maddness, and leave some feedback in the comments!

No copyright infringment intended. Check out both Kidd Russell and Your Favorite Martian. Russ is a musical GENIOUS, and Ray William Johnson is a comedic genious. Perfect harmony? I Think So….

ALSO! GO DOWNLOAD THE SINGLE “FIGHT TO WIN” BY YOUR FAVORITE MARTIAN (featuring DeStorm) ON AMAZON MP3 RIGHT NOW!!!!

OR CHECK OUT KIDD RUSS’S CLASSIC, “RUSH” ON AMAZON AS WELL!

FOR SALE: Entire studio worth of gear! #Bass #Guitar #RockNRoll

I have a few items from my rock n roll days up for sale. I want to try my fans before throwing the shit on ebay / craigslist.

FENDER RUMBLE 100 Bass Amp

60 Watts of bass power

STAGE USED! STUDIO USED!

Own a piece of FROM THE ASHES / PARIAHS VOICE history, with this STAGE USED Fender Rumble bass amp. This sixty watt machine was used to record three EPs, as well as countless live shows in the Chicagoland region. It works great, and retails for $300 – but I’m giving it to you, my fans for the low low price of $125 – thats over 60% off! ..INSANE!!!!!

HOLLINGER PA120 PA System. This complete PA system was used in the studio, and used to record both Pariah’s Voice EPs-as well as From The Ashes 2009 EP. This 120 watt PA system is STUPIDLY loud, and suprisingly small. Big things come in small packages! Cables will be included, and the price I’m asking for this $300 piece of equipment? Just $200. Not a bad deal at all!