Monday, February 23, 2009

big in japan

About a month ago, I was approached on Flickr by a writer for the South Korean version of ELLE Girl magazine, explaining that she would like to feature some of my WALL-E photos in a piece she was doing. She explained what the piece was about (something about people taking pictures of their toys), and I agreed. I sent in several pictures and this is the one they ran (on page 378, so I guess WALL-E isn't exactly front-page material).

Yes, they mispelled "lonely." They asked me to write some things with my photos, but I do not have a translation of what that blurb actually says. The "Lonley Wall-E" and "Why Me?" are their doing, not mine, so the Korean writing might not be what I wrote either. I'm contacting the person I've been in touch with to see if I can get a translation.
Anyways, kinda cool to see my stuff get printed.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Sunday, February 01, 2009

The 2008 Davie Awards

We are now a month into 2009, and I still haven't gotten around to posting the annual Davie Awards for 2008. I wanted to write up some good summaries for everything, but I've put that off for so long that I decided just to throw the lists online and be done with it.

Favorite Album
  1. Nine Inch Nails - The Slip
  2. The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia
  3. Boris - Smile
  4. Mogwai - The Hawk is Howling
  5. Portishead - Third
  6. Eagles of Death Metal - Heart On
  7. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!
  8. Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV
  9. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Lie Down in the Light
  10. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
  11. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
  12. Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - Sunday at Devil Dirt
  13. Sigur Rós - Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust
  14. Beck - Modern Guilt
  15. TV on the Radio - Dear Science
Honorable Mention: Earth - The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull; Lindstrøm - Where You Go I Go Too; Brian Eno & David Byrne - Everything That Happens Will Happen Today; Squarepusher - Just a Souvenir; Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul; Deerhunter - Microcastle; Kings of Leon - Only By the Night

Favorite Concert:
Nine Inch Nails in Cleveland, OH

Runners-up: Nine Inch Nails in Lexington, KY; Radiohead in Indianapolis, IN;
NIN in Columbus, OH; The Gutter Twins in Newport, KY.

Favorite Movie
  1. The Wrestler
  2. Slumdog Millionaire
  3. WALL-E
  4. The Dark Knight
  5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  6. Taken
  7. Frost/Nixon
  8. Kung-Fu Panda
  9. Defiance
  10. Gran Torino
Honorable Mention: In Bruges, Burn After Reading, Revolutionary Road, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Pineapple Express, Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Iron Man, Bank Job

Favorite TV Show
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Runners-up: Top Gear, The Office, South Park

Favorite Game
Left 4 Dead

Runners-up: Rock Band 2, STALKER: Clear Sky, Peggle 2: Peggle Nights, Civilization IV: Colonization