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God damn, just when I had written today off as a boring, ho-hum post-holiday Monday, the Internet delivers.

Sure, I could’ve written about indie darling couple Ben Gibbard & Zooey Deschanel getting engaged, or the sad passing of Burton-Era Commisioner Gordon Pat Hingle

But none of it had that proper, FUCK YEAH! BLAST-O-RAMA IS BACK AND IN YOUR FACE feel.

Then, as always, B-o-R fav Mr. Patton Oswalt delivered. IN GOD DAMN SPADES.

Fresh from his MySpace blog, a little piece (following the cut) called GAY-THAM FOR STATHAM.

As you can imagine, it mashes up everything I love about Patton’s writing with the man who has become quite a cult hero here.  It’s sort of a “You got your chocolate in my peanut butter”/”You got your peanut butter in my chocolate” mix that just delivers on all fronts.  Click through, and ENJOY!

Best of 2008: Music, TV and Film

Welp, the calendar year finally clicked over to 2009…and this of course means that we’re in review mode for 2008.

In turn, as promised, I’m delivering my 5 favorites in TV, Music and Film.

What you’ll notice, however, is that I didn’t rank them.  As I get older, I realize rankings are arbitrary…but never the less, I wanted to showcase the things that I enjoyed most this year.  At worst, this is a list-o-rama to end the year.  At best, I’ll showcase some rad things that you missed out on in ’08, so you can enjoy them in ’09.


The Dark Knight
-Iron Man
-The Wrestler
-Hellboy II: The Golden Army


Mad Men
30 Rock
The Office


The Rhumb Line by Ra Ra Riot
Way To Normal by Ben Folds
Get Better by Lemuria
Elephant Shell by Tokyo Police Club
Canopy Glow by Anathallo


I know, I know, the music mixes have long since departed Blast-O-Rama, but honestly, it’s because I wound up devouring far less new music this year on a steady basis than in years prior.

I mean, a new relationship, a lay off, the job search, writing two different a comics and plotting the best live art competition ever will do that to you.

Never the less, I’ve brought back the music mix for A YEAR IN REVIEW SPECIAL!

Here are, hands down, my favorite tracks from 2008.  I’ll pop back tomorrow with a run down of my favorite albums and movies of ’08.

The track list is as follows….

“Hot Night Hounds” by Annuals
“Brainwascht” by Ben Folds
“Pinkies” by the Big Sleep
“Halo” by Bloc Party
“A Trip Out” by British Sea Power
“Hit the Wall” by Broken Social Scene Presents…Brendan Canning
“I Fly” by CSS
“Unforgettable Season” by Cut Copy
“Life Is Long” by David Byrne & Brian Eno
“Long Division” by Death Cab For Cutie
“Mutha’uckas” by Flight of the Conchords
“Red Sock Pugie” by Foals
“The ’59 Sound” by The Gaslight Anthem
“Hallelujah” by The Helio Sequence
“Good Day” by Jukebox the Ghost
“The Man Who Breaks Things” by Land of Talk
“Mechanical” by Lemuria
“Death to Los Campesinos!” by Los Campesinos!
“Shame of the Otaku” by MC Frontalot
“Fuego!” by Murder By Death
“Weightless” by Nada Surf
“Too Too Too Fast” by Ra Ra Riot
“Salute Your Solution” by The Raconteurs
“Walt Disney” by Rivers Cuomo
“Gobbledigook” by Sigur Ros
“Glue Girls” by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
“The Future” by Spiraling
“Your English Is Good” by Tokyo Police Club
“Family Tree” by TV on the Radio
“Heaven” by UNKLE
“A-Punk” by Vampire Weekend
“The Angel & The One” by Weezer

    All this musical goodness, available for download now…RIGHT FREAKIN’ HERE!

    Enjoy, and let me know what you think!