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Hiatus

Posted in Randomness on July 2, 2009 by Chris Bracco

sorry, but i’m going to have to take a month or so off from this blog. My band has ALOT going on right now (new EP, websites, graphics, merch, shows, etc) and I really need to focus on that for now.

Be back soon!

_chris

American Idol 2009 Finale Mishaps!

Posted in Music Industry, Randomness with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2009 by Chris Bracco

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bada-bada-bada-bada-bawwwwaaaa……..ooh-woo-ooh-woo-ooooohh…….(my rendition of the theme song hehe)

Okay so I was forced by my family to watch the American Idol Finale last night. There were some excellent performances, I’m not going to lie, but it really just isn’t my cup of tea. So, because of my relative disdain for pop music, I would like to highlight some of the funny/crazy/dangerous mishaps that occurred last night.

1) 2 hours before the show even started, stage manager Debbie Williams fell off some retractable unnecessary staircase and suffered a huge gash in her leg that required a trip to the emergency room and lots of stitches.

2) Also hours before, a large, random, most likely useless tower decided to fall and shatter into a million pieces all over the stage. CLEAN UP ON AISLE “SELL-OUT!”

3) The audience was not permitted inside the venue until 20 minutes before the show started, causing ushers to disregard tickets and have people just sit wherever the hell they pleased.

😀 This is gettin good.

4) During the show’s “Golden Idol Awards” the winner for Outstanding Female, Tatiano Nicole Del Toro, took the microphone from Ryan Seacrest and started singing and strutting all over the stage. TOTALLY UNPLANNED. I was laughing my face off. hahahaha. Security was trying to usher her off the stage and she would pull some sweet spin moves to dodge their attempts. Eventually they just cut to commercial mid-performance because they didn’t know what else to do. She is my hero of the week.

For those of you who didn’t watch, I suggest to keep your eye out for a vid to pop up on youtube showing this funny mishap with Tatiano Nicole Del Toro. Good stuff.

_chris

Top 10 Ways to Destroy Earth!

Posted in Randomness with tags , , , , , , , on May 10, 2009 by Chris Bracco

For some reason I recently felt the need to know how to destroy our planet. I mean hey, you can find out just about anything on the internet, why not look for something crazy every once and a while?

BOOM!

It took me about 5 minutes to find the top 10 ways to destroy our lovely home. Turns out it is a lot harder to do than originally thought!

One of the methods is to simply have no method. Just wait around, and hope that all 200,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms in our planet spontaneously cease to exist. What?! Yeah, its possible; the chances are greater than a googolplex to one. Your chances of winning the lottery and getting struck by lightning within the same hour are exponentially better.

My favorite one by far requires only a light bulb. Yes, theoretically you can destroy our planet with a stupid light bulb. This theory claims that the vacuum within a light bulb contains enough energy to boil every ocean in the world! The only reason nobody has tried this yet is because no one has figured out how to harness this energy. Once you figure that out, stick this energy into a power plant and let the reaction run out control. KABOOM! Goodbye, Earth.

Here are some other methods from the article in case your interested:
http://www.livescience.com/technology/destroy_earth_mp-1.html

Disclaimer: yeah…don’t try any of these at home. 🙂

_chris

Microsoft Surface Demo (CES 2008)

Posted in Randomness with tags , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2009 by Chris Bracco

Where the hell have I been the past year and a half?! Microsoft Surface?? Wow, I feel very stupid and out of the loop, this thing is so cool! A touch screen table computer. Sweet. Here’s a video demo of some of its uses:

The capabilities of this thing are really just insanely awesome, I really like the wine demo towards the end of the video.

I can’t wait for the future to get here. God I’m such a geek, somebody save me PLEEASE. 🙂

_chris

Why Radio & The Music Industries Suck Today (video)

Posted in Music Industry, Randomness with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 27, 2009 by Chris Bracco

Just ran into this video over at distorted-loop.com, and it is really just fantastic. What Frank Zappa says in the beginning is so articulate & conducive to my own thoughts, I really don’t think I could have said it better myself.

enjoy!

_chris

Fastest Guitar Player in the World (2008)

Posted in Randomness with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2009 by Chris Bracco

This is really just one of the most incredible things I’ve ever seen. No words, just wow. I wonder if anybody’s been able to beat him since then!


World Record Guitar Speed 2008Watch more funny videos here

_chris