Monday, October 5, 2009

Sun Through a Window

This is a song I wrote on the weekend, with my friend. It's about sunshine, windows, parents and their sons, and all the love and pain that make up this little thing we call life. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Beatles - 40 years later, and they're still #1!

Finally, after a 22 year wait, the entire Beatles catalogue has been re-mastered and re-released. The remasters sound better than the original 1987 CD releases, which suffered from slightly harsh and tinny sound (due to the fact that they were transferred to CD in the early days of digital technology).

The most improvement seems to be with The White Album and Abbey Road, but all of them sound great. The difference, however, is subtle, and unless you are an audiophile or a hardcore Beatles fan, you may not even notice it. The biggest differences are the much louder low-end/bass, the crisper and warmer-sounding instruments, and the vocals in particular, which are much clearer (it's easier to discern the separate voices, especially in the harmonies). But perhaps the nicest thing about the re-masters, for those who still appreciate buying physical albums, is the all-new packaging which contains historical notes, recording notes, and a ton of beautiful photos (all of which are sorely missing from the original 1987 CD releases).

Some might call it a cash grab by EMI or The Beatles, but for serious fans these re-masters are essential. As for my old CD's... anyone need some Beatles albums?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Who will play Bilbo Baggins?

In light of the recent hints that Bilbo may have been cast, rumors continue to abound.

Fan favourites for the role of Bilbo Baggins include Martin Freeman (The Office, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and James McAvoy (Wanted, Atonement, The Chronicles of Narnia). Far more frightening, however, is the new rumor that Tom Cruise could possibly be playing the lead role!! This rumor surfaced in response to the news that Cruise is currently visiting Peter Jackson in New Zealand. Let's all pray that this is for some other, non-Hobbit related role!

No 3-D for the Hobbit

In response to the recent 3-D craze (thanks to James Cameron and his upcoming Avatar film) there have been rumors that the Hobbit films could be in 3-D. The overwhelming reaction from Tolkien fans was "No thank you!"

In response, director Guillermo del Toro has said this: “I can safely say that, as of this moment, there are absolutely NO conversations about doing the HOBBIT films in 3D.”

Oct. 2010 UPDATE: Reports are now saying that both films will be shot in 3D.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Will the real Gollum please stand up?

It's hard to tell who looks more like Gollum, Pope Benedict, or Lindsay Lohan?

I found the Lindsay image online, but the Pope/Gollum comparison is my own ( preciousss!)

Movie Poster Mashups

I made these with Photoshop, just for fun. Enjoy!

The Hobbit is (slowly) getting closer!

The Hobbit films are still at least at least two years away, but the ball is rolling!

The latest updates over at (confirmed by Sir Ian McKellen) claim that the first draft of the script has been delivered, and that Bilbo may even have been been cast (but not yet announced). The Hobbiton set in New Zealand is now being rebuilt, and filming may begin as early as next April (2010).

"The Hobbit" will be two films, directed by Guillermo Del Toro & produced by Peter Jackson. Currently, the release dates are estimated to be December 2011 and December 2012.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Blog, blog, blog...

I made a blog!

I'm not sure why, since I don't really have anything to blog about. But who knows, it could be interesting...