Tuesday, November 18, 2008

miscellaneous stuff

Just hours after writing about my self-imposed "no buying new music" diet, I caved and bought a new album from Amazon. It's true that am weak, but I had good reason to jump on this opportunity. . . really, I did! You see Amazon was offering Copeland's newest album You Are My Sunshine on MP3 for only $3.99! Crazy! So I bought it and downloaded and it was well worth it. My review will be coming soon. . .

Also going back to my previous post, was the video of the House of Heroes song I posted. The video was hosted on Vimeo, which I guess I have seen videos from them before but had never really paid attention to it. Anyway, I checked out their site today and was pretty impressed. It seems like the video quality is waaaay better than YouTube's, and you also don't have the mess of random crap on it either. Add to that, the HD capabilities of Vimeo and it all seems pretty nifty. For your viewing enjoyment, I 've included an example of an HD video posted on Vimeo.

London (harder, better, faster, stronger) from David Hubert on Vimeo.

[OK, so I just tested it and it looks like you have to go to Vimeo's site to watch it in HD.]

This video, by the way, was shot using only still photographs - its pretty sweet, plus it uses a song by Daft Punk, which makes any video automatically sweeter.

One last thing I wanted to mention, was some photos that I took of my brother Jake as he was skateboarding. He just got his license and to celebrate he made the trip up here from Clemmons last week because he had Veteran's Day off. Anyway we hung out on Tuesday and we went to a big indoor skate park in Raleigh of off Six Forks Rd. called Project 58 (it was some arbitrary number, and I'm pretty sure it was 58 but for all I know it could have been something like 74 or 39). So we did that and then on the way back we passed by some huge concrete tubes off of Hwy. 70 and we pulled over and I took some photos of him shredding the tubes. Later on, we went to downtown Durham and hit a few spots as well. It was all lots of fun and I got some pretty good pics, and I've been playing around with them on Photoshop a little bit. Here are some of them, let me know what you think because I think I want to choose one style and then create a poster of the different images to give to Jake. . .





1 comment:

Chris Jericho said...

the first and second ones. i especially like the light/dark dichotomy throughout the first. oh goodness, with a poster of himself the possibility of his head getting big(ger!) is endless...