Bruce Lee vs Iron Man

Best stop motion short ever.

In and Out

After the mental times of crazed packing, moving and sleeping on whatever spare surfaces my friends could provide for me, I’m now in a room of my own. There’s a certain standard of living in this new place that is quite unlike the others I’ve lived in, but I chalk it up to be an interesting experience.

But one night in and I’m in a moment off to Auckland to attend The Kills concert. totally awesome. Can’t wait. Hopefully get some Real Groovy purchases going on.

Yeah, I know I had denounced consumerism earlier, but that doesn’t count for movies and music. I love those way too much to be able to give up. But other stuff? totally expendable. Or at least sellable.

Anyway… concert! Kills! Outta here.

Yes, Oh Freakin’ Yes!

Trailer for Where the Wild Things are is finally out and crapmypants awesome. I can’t wait. Embedded trailer here, but you totally should watch the nice HD ones at apple instead here.

Craig Robinson is my new lover

This hilarious screensaver is downloadable from the funnyordie website here. Or you can just watch the awesomeness that is Craig Robinson in this video.

My Weekend of Happy Fun Times

So it turns out I own a lot more stuff that I had originally thought I did. At first, packing up books, CDs and comics, you know, stuff that’s on shelves, was simple and made moving look like it was going to be relatively easy. Well this facade didn’t last long…

Example… Clothes? No problem, I don’t really own that many. Oh wait, jackets? I have quite a few of those. Packed. Done. Oh hey, there’s some more jackets in here, better pack those into some more boxes. Next up… oh wait, there’s more coats in this closet. Better get out another box…

Now repeat this process but each time with a different set of objects like: camera equipment, lighting equipment, computer components, cables, files and folders, scripts, musical instruments, toys, knick-knacks, kitchen stuff, photos and general tiny doo hickey things that I have a tenancy to hold onto for posterity reasons and mix it all up in a building rush of growing haste, panic and the fact that you’re not doing it in any order and you just keep discovering stuff you completely forgot you own and that’s at least a brief description of the moving process I went through this weekend.

Actually, don’t get me started on the packing of the DVDs either. I thought I’d have enough boxes to hold all of them… totally didn’t. In fact, the volume ratio of DVDs was well more than all my books, comics, cds and clothes combined.

Moving is not fun and in fact, I haven’t even moved yet, I’ve moved my furniture (half of it) into my new temporary room, but the room isn’t actually free yet as the guy still hasn’t moved out and wont be for a few days. So all the stuff that required a trailer is packed into the corner, but all the crap that’s in boxes is currently stored at a friends until the room frees up and even then, I don’t think I’ll fit everything into the room.

So it’s safe to say that this whole moving experience has developed a new found appreciation for the lifestyle of hobos and I’m pretty much close to denouncing my worship of consumerism. Well, not quite. But I think I’m going to start selling off a lot of the things I own just so that the next move, whenever that will be, will involve a lot less stuff needing packing and moving… hopefully.

It’s been a long weekend and aside from the packing and moving, there was also a lot of house cleaning involved and by the end of it all, I was dead on my feet, but still managed to go out for some drinks and work a full shift. Actually, I’m still tired as hell because I haven’t had enough catch up sleep, but at this point, I’m used to it. It’s just hard to write anything right now and feel its something actually readable. Like that last line, pretty sure it doesn’t make much sense.

Anyway, a super massive huge big thanks to everyone who helped in some way from helping transport stuff to putting me up for a night (or both). You all know you are. And now I shall enjoy a few days of homelessness until I get to do some proper moving into my new place.

General Updating

In the lengthy process of packing and moving stuff. Also had a physio examination today and it turns out my lower spine hates me. Further treatments to be had next week.

In the meantime, I’ll be moving into a new, possibly temporary place. I have no idea what I’ve got planned for the future, so I’m just playing it all by ear at the moment. Fun times to be doing at this point in my life and in the era of a recession.

Once all the moving is done and I’m settled down a bit, I’ve got quite a few film projects that well be shifting up a few gears and rearing to kick a little local butt, but more news on that in a few weeks time. In the meantime, I’ll just have to deal with the retarded level of junk, boxes, files and folders of things still in my room. Have packed away most of my books, comics and CDs which have already taken up several boxes, and am currently dreading the number of boxes I’ll need just for the DVDs. Consumerism rules.

The Dead Weather

Less than two weeks till The Kills NZ tour and I’m looking very forward to it. It’s surprising how popular they’ve become really. Anyway, Jack White just announced a new band called The Dead Weather and The Kills’ Alison Mosshart fronting and that’s awesome.

Here’s their first video for their song Hang You From The Heavens

Brief Updating

Had an evening of no internet last night and goddamn was that one long night. In the news of moving, it seems we’re gonna be in this house for another week as my flatmate needs a little more time to sort his moving arrangements and our super cool landlord didn’t mind us hanging around for one more week. He’s made of win.

Tough Like the Ukulele

Best Nirvana cover ever.