About This Site

This sweet blog of mine will serve as a temporary home for all of my content for the next few months as I ready everything organized with my own domain that I'll be getting sometime within then. If you'd like to check out my old domain, take a look through it here.

In the meantime, it will serve as a "collective" of sorts of all of my currently hosted pages, my blog, and links to all of my external stuff like Facebook and Flickr.

External Sites
My Flickr Page
My Facebook Profile
Yahoo Calendar

Hosted Pages
Dirrty Apple Productions
Downtown Russellville Strip
Rodge Sucks

Monday, March 27, 2006

Star Wars Chic

I've always appreciated the lifestyle surrounding aura of Star Wars and all things related and geeky. It's always been sort of an indescribably cool presence that's inclusive to so many people, but so exclusive to that group. What's usually so cool is that somehow, some way, everything can relate back to the core geeky subjects. Subjects like Star Wars, video games, Harry Potter, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, whatever. Star Wars is simply the nexus and nucleus of the entire lifestyle. It wouldn't necessarily even have to be specifically about that. With that nucleus, it’d always be relevant, mostly funny, and always pertinent to that specific target audience.

I'm thinking of starting a media consortium that involves sort of a collaboration of all things. Maybe a blog, maybe a podcast too. There are so many things that are involved within the Star Wars Chic lifestyle, the content material would be virtually limitless. Thing is, I would want to market and produce it well. I wouldn’t want it to be any fan site, and I wouldn’t want it to come across as some pansy production either. I also wouldn’t want to advertise it and draw in readers or listeners in a haphazard way. If I were to do it, I’d want to do it all out.

I’m basically asking anyone who reads this if they would have any ideas for this, or would be a regular reader or possible contributor of such a thing. If the answer to any of this is “yes”, give me a holla.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Musings on 'The List'.

I've been idle far too long.

In more ways than one too. I've become too self-serving for my own good in many ways. Due to a lot of stuff going on with work and school organizations this school year, I've felt majorly stressed out at times. Not to the point of exhaustion, but the point where I feel as if I need a lot of personal time. But it's time to put on my big boy pants and stop lying to myself. If I want to be successful and have a clean conscience, I've got to push that aside and continue on being successful without being a wuss and saying I need my own time to do my own stuff.

A few things I need to do..

Stop playing so many video games. I don't feel guilty doing it, nor should I feel that I should. I don't see it as a waste of time, I see it as an appreciation for art. However, I don't think that I should feel as if its a responsibility to play them. I often do. I should just play them when there's nothing better to do and I've accomplished a good set of goals for the day.

Which is another thing I need to do, I need to have a set list every day. I've done this before, but I've fallen away from that recently. It gives me something to shoot for and something to feel darn good about myself for after the fact.

I also want to devote more time to my own projects. I want these things to diversify myself, even if they involve something totally silly and stupid. For instance, last weekend a goal of mine was to put Mentos and Diet Coke together and see for myself the resulting reaction. It was funny as all get out. I'm not going to fully enjoy life if I just read about it and think about what it would be like. I need to actually 'friggin do it. And these things might not be totally pointless either. I think a further devotion to Dirrty Apple would do me a lot of good. I'd love to get into that sort of stuff professionally, and a deep devotion to it could open doors for me.

I should also stop being so self-serving. I need to think about the good of others around me more. So many resulting things come of this that I don't need to explain, especially to myself.

I'd also like to become more faithful. I have been in the past, but don't feel as if I've grown much since then. I am also usually personal about it and don't flaunt it as many in the Bible Belt often do. However, there can't be any harm, and only good in sharing it with those who are closest to me.

That's about it for now. One last thing I'd like to do is to have a definative list of things both constructive and stupid that I'd like to accomplish. Perhaps I can do that in a future post.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Illegal Weapon

I love Google Video. I had forgotten that I had uploaded this video a while back.

I'll probably be including all of these in a revamped Dirrty Apple Productions site pretty soon in this format, I love this stuff.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

I love L.A.

It's true, I really do. Well, most of it. Much of the town on the outskirts, I could do without as most of it is basically the same anyways. And it isn't the sort of gritty Los Angeles you see in 'Crash' either. It't not even that nice. But as for the heart of the town and the West and North side, I couldn't get enough of it. However, there's no way I could afford to actually live there. But if I could, I wouldn't mind doing so for a period of time.

Many things are true about the town. First off, everyone has something to push. It might be a script, it might be a rap album, it might even just be a character on the sidewalk that they are just trying to get tips for. While the town is mainly centric on the the business of entertainment, it's more about the business of entertainment, not primarily the entertainment itself. However, that's not a bad thing at all. You know how every city has a calling? Pittsburgh and Birmingham are industrial cities. Detroit makes cars. Atlanta has Turner. L.A. makes films. And do it as glam as possible. It's self indulgent. It's slightly obsessed with image. But it's a heck of a lot of guilty fun. It's a faux, yet plausibly magical town and I loved every minute that I was in it.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Play of the Year

I'm not usually one who falls hard for overly sensationalism news reports, especially from vague local news stations... However, this is amazing. I don't think it can be overstated in any way.