Friday, October 27, 2006

BRAIN WAVE MANIA
I’m not really sure what I ingested this morning, but I’ve spent the afternoon questioning and pondering some really bizarre shit. Like who decided to lay the damn keys out on a keyboard the way they are and knew it wouldn’t mess things up. And wouldn’t it be cool to sit around and watch the people who came up with language and spoken word actually create that stuff. Whoa nelly…
And how come ants can just walk and climb forever…if I were that small could I move around non stop all day carrying things thirty times my weight? And what about this metamorphosis shit…why can’t we wrap ourselves up in cotton and come out a month later a renewed being. What the heck!? Regardless, it’s probably just the caffeine talking. I’ve drank about three times my usual amount. For no reason at all…other than the fact that it’s here and available. Thankfully, I don’t live my life by that motto or I’d find myself in quite a few predicaments. Ouch. Someone make the brain stop on the tick-tock.
Oh...here's a gnarly tidbit goodie...ants and robots.

Monday, October 23, 2006

MAJOR BLOW UP
Saturday night was the return of the monthly Blow Up LA at the Hear Gallery...which always promises to knock you on your ass. Which it totally did!! This month was also the celebration of Franki Chan's birthday which came equipped with a huge pinata in the likeness of Franki's head...a ton of bands and ridiculous DJ's. Plus...lots of silly string, paper hats and party favors...and oh the free Tecate!! It was 4am before I knew it and thankfully there's a ton of photos to refresh my faded memory. But Blow Up was just the beginning; this week it's The Kooks at Check Yo', and a lot of silly Shadowscene'n around that I'll have to keep you posted on!!
One thing's certain...the latest in the Shadowscene Botwear is about to break out...and it's in hoodie form. Ah!!! Until then...enjoy some robo sillyness...

Friday, October 20, 2006

READY, STEADY, GO!
I'm tired. Like seriously wiped the heck out. I started on a bunch of production work this week while maintaining the Shadowscene frontier and that pretty much equivalates to 3 hours of sleep per night. Yes!! But I'm still going...trucking along as they say! I now get to play a bunch of video games throughout the day and get a dose of television into my existence so it somehow balances out. Last night I even managed to throw myself from one place to another and catch the tail end of The Deadly Syndrome show. These guys are sooo damn good it eats me up. They have a bunch of upcoming shows so catch one!! Then it was off to some photoboothing and tequila'ness with the gang. Speaking of gang, the Shadowscene crew and friends are embarking on an adventure to NYC and Boston in the next couple of weeks...which is going to be completely retarded if I do say so myself. A minimal agenda and a lot of 'do whatever the heck we please'. Ah...my favorite way to be. Look out NYC.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

IN 1984
Who ever would have seen this coming? What happened to the tight pants and high jumping splits!? This is amazing...

Monday, October 16, 2006

OH BOY
The dumbest thing I said today...sitting down at lunch, and as James was served his plate of deliciousness...
"Geez man, I can smell that pickle from all the way over here."

Blank stares...

Thankfully, most of my friends are used to the bizarre outbursts of Ellei J.
FREAKY FUN with FILMS
So I am by far no movie buff, but I know what I like. And ever since I started wearing socks I was a fan of le' horror film. This past Friday was Friday the 13th, (my favorite!), and I got to watch a double feature of the first Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm St. at the awesome Vista theater. But just to make it a little more rad, not only was the screening free, but they served out free drinks and popcorn!! What a treat! That place was chaos after the first film ended and those bottomless drinks I'm sure had something to do with it. Lots of hooting and hollering...ah so sweet. Of course, I then ended my weekend with a film that left a bit more of a bizarre impression; The Cemetery Man. What the hell? If you've seen this movie, you know what I'm talking about. If you have never even heard of it, get yourself over to google now. I laughed, I shrieked, I experienced an abundance of confused expressions and by the end of the movie I was more dumbfounded than I'd like to admit. Of course, this film came with Sprite and Nachos. Hmmm...maybe therein lies the explanation.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

SUPER SUPAFLOSS
Hysterical. No seriously. Tuesday night SupaFloss cracked up at Check Yo' Ponytail...I'm talkin' some major hilarity. These guys are awesome. It was major comedy the other night with Trainwreck (Kyle from Tenacious D's new band), SupaFloss and Baby Dayliner. Good fun and laughs. My favorite was the excess on the cowbell and the Chuck Norris impersonator. Oh and of course, watching Kyle tear it up on the dance floor was pretty damn rad as well.

Check out the photos at Shadowscene!!

Monday, October 09, 2006

BOTTOMLESS BELLY
Let's just talk about Joe for a second. I spent most of my weekend with Joe joe and we came to the realization that 90% of our time spent together, we are eating, or planning on eating, or thinking about eating, or watching food network, or cooking...you get the point. So, once we came to this realization, we couldn't help but notice it even more. And boy oh boy does one discovery lead to another. Joe, it turns out, has a bottomless cast-iron stomach. Here's a brief review of two days spent with Joe joe.
Saturday I awake to a feast of Chinese food which we eat by the pool. Joe intakes chow mein, fried rice, curry noodles, sweet n' sour chicken, pork, peas and carrots, bellpepper stuff, and a ginormous Smart water. I eat bits of this along with my own ginormous Smart water.
From there, we head to the Detour Festival in downtown LA where we stop at McDonalds so Joe can get some fries and two apple pies. I have a sip of his Powerade. When we get to the concert, Joe adds some mushrooms to the mix and about 4 vodka cranberries, 4 vodka monsters, and a few shots of vodka. From there, it's off to pick up some friends and stop, amazingly, yet again, at McDonalds. A round of Happy Meals. This officially breaks my no fast food diet. Damn it. Joe finishes my meal because I can't stomach it.
From there, we do some Cha-Cha'ing which includes 3 PBR's for Joe, one for me. An hour later we head home, and on the way hit up a taco stand where Joe picks up 2 tacos and a burrito.
Finally, the night ends. And everyone passes out with full tummys. Oh, but the weekend doesn't stop there.
Sunday morning we roll up and out and head to Sushi Mac. On the way Joe scores a Vitamin water and shares. Sushi Mac witnesses us eat the most we've ever fathomed in one sitting. Creeksta helps out with this. Heading to Shadowscene headquarters we stop at Ralphs and Joe picks up 3 bags of M&M's and an iced tea. I get my own iced tea but only finish half. Now this is all just the beginning. Because seriously, it never ends from this moment on; we've decided to hang out at a BBQ for the rest of the day, where Joe can eat, and eat, and eat. And this is what Joe manages to eat in a few hours:
3 hotdogs
3 hamburgers (one while no one was looking)
2 more hotdogs
1 Chicken leg
4 Hefeweizens
3 Milwaukees
1 bag of chips with Salsa
1 helping of Potato salad
2 Ice cream cones
Ugh. This is where I leave Joe...and not even with a belly ache. And from there, since the night was still young, he proceeded to Safari Sams for 2 PINTS of Jack & Coke, 4 beers on tap, and 2 Sparks after hours. Gotta love him! And if this doesn't make you want to fast, I don't know what will.

Monday, October 02, 2006

COMMON DIGS THE BOTWEAR!
Thanks Common, for proudly supporting the Shadowscene!!

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