September Sep 2906:48 am CDT
A full length trailer of Oliver Stone’s new movie, W., is out. I have yet to figure out whether it’ll be a comedy or a drama but I’m looking forward to it. The last eight years have been a roller-coaster of emotions to say the least. Should be a good one.
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September Sep 2218:41 pm CDT
Hilarious rap battle between two search engines. Although, calling MSN a “legitimate” search engine might be giving Microsoft a little too much credit. Google FTW!
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September Sep 1717:59 pm CDT
Tina Fey did an incredible impersonation of Sarah Plain on Saturday Night Live last weekend. Her accent was dead on. Fey nailed it. Fey is more of a patriot than Palin could ever be.
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September Sep 1216:37 pm CDT
It has been a long day preparing and waiting for Hurricane Ike to make landfall on the coast of Texas. With Ike on six hours away, I already feel completely saturated with media coverage on the storm. Good luck to everyone along the Gulf Coast area bracing for Ike – especially Galveston. I’m personally hoping that Houston will suffer only minor flooding and wind damage. There have been some pretty amazing images taken by locals that just blow my mind. This one caught my interest. He’s hanging on just like the rest of us.
Photo credit: Brett Coomer
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September Sep 0506:12 am CDT
This LIFE magazine cover from September 2004 is uncanny.
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September Sep 0319:48 pm CDT
The Verbier Festival may not be as well known as ACL Fest or Bonnaroo but that is well expected. Switzerland’s annual Verbier Festival is an international musical celebration, attracting an A-list of world-renowned artists for more than two weeks of classical music performances. A few years ago, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the festival, a group of the world’s greatest pianists gathered to play an arrangement of classical favorites for four to sixteen hands on one to eight pianos. It is truly the most incredible thing you have ever witnessed in the world of classical music in some time now. I was in awe and was only catching it live on a PBS broadcast with my friend Nick on an uneventful New Years Eve. People tend to criticize that pianists never play with other pianists. If they do, in the form of a duet, they are limited to the space and the number of keys on a piano. This coming together of artists proves that theory irrelevant. How they can get eight of the world’s greatest pianists on stage to play simultaneously in a compatible way is extraordinary. Also, it is refreshing in the world of classical music to see the lack of egos and diva behavior. It is really inspiring for someone classically trained on the piano since age five. I need to convince my mom to hand over the piano to me!
Flight of the Bumblebee
Stars and Stripes Forever
Side note: It is an amazing feat just to fit eight grand pianos on a stage!