Monday, July 25, 2011

"We thought of life by analogy with a journey, with a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end. And the thing was to get to that end - success or whatever it is, or maybe heaven after you're dead. But we missed the point the whole way along. It was a musical thing and you were supposed to sing, or to dance, while the music is being played."

Allegorical animation reflecting on the journey -- and not the destination -- that is life, produced by the creators of South Park.

Pretty much "Schiff Happens" in a two-minute clip.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Full-Length Feature Created Entirely From Grand Theft Auto IV

Or, "Posting here now so I can be sure to come back and watch when I actually have 90 minutes to burn."

The trashmaster (nouvelle version nouvelle voix-off !)
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The "trashmaster" divides his time between collecting garbage and cleaning up other forms of trash fouling up New York City's streets: dealers, small-time criminals... When the dancers in his favourite strip club are mysteriously killed, the trashmaster finds himself hot on the trail of a particularly twisted serial killer.
Honestly, this is pretty incredible. It's always nice to bring Niko Bellic back into the fold and remind you that you're always that close to regressing back to your GTA addiction.

via Laughing Squid | Rockstar Games | The Creators Project

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - "Songs From The Promise"

Alternately titled, "Please-Oh-Please-Announce-A-Tour-Already!! Of The Day."

I haven't even watched this yet but I'm posting it here for you and I don't believe I need to explain why.

Endless Fist Pumps.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Life-Altering Find of the Day

Obligatory Back-Story: Pogo makes crazy music and mixes by slicing and dicing classic kids' movies, and thusly makes the interwebz go gaga. Apparently he actually worked for Disney for a time and was silenced by the Mouse, but his contract is up and his mind-blowing Disney mashes are once again free to destroy your productivity forever.

Clearly the Mary Poppins one is going to be my favorite, but Bangarang is pretty unbelievable, too.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Suspense is Terrible...I Hope It'll Last

We still have no idea what the musical costume is going to be this year, but I am beyond hyped to head down to Atlantic City on Sunday for Phish's highly anticipated Halloween show. Between this concert and the ING NYC Marathon that follows exactly one week later, I am hopped up on anticipation and getting less and less sleep every night. Be sure to hit up Run Schiff, Run! in the coming days for all things Marathon, and in the meantime check out this short MTV feature from 1996 detailing Phish's Halloween performance of the Talking Heads' Remain In Light. Because Music Television used to cover, you know, music. We miss you, Kurt Loder! [Saw it here]

So, what's it gonna be Sunday night?

Friday, October 8, 2010

Gorillaz - "Doncmatic (All Played Out)" ft. Daley [Friday Jams]

Somewhere between releasing a new album and embarking on a world tour, Gorillaz found time to record this new track just in time for their gig at Madison Square Garden tonight, and more importantly for your Schiff Happens Friday Jams. Yours truly will be one of the lucky ones in attendance tonight, and this tune has me that much more excited. I was immediately drawn to Gorillaz when I first caught a glimpse of the incredible visuals that they fuse with their musicianship and have been pumped to see them live since before it was even a possibility. The closest I ever came was when I was living in London back in 2005 and I saw a flier for a sold out festival-type ticket featuring Gorillaz as the headliner pasted to the wall in some sketchy neighborhood as I made my way home from a night of drunken shenanigans at the roller disco. So yeah, despite my seat location in the 300s, I'll be considerably closer to the action tonight. HYPE and video via Hidden Track (emphasis mine):
The Live on Letterman webcast series rolled on last night with a not quite an hour set from Gorillaz. Gorillaz’s front man Damon Albarn clearly enjoyed the setting as he hammed it up throughout and expressed his excitement for tonight’s Madison Square Garden gig multiple times.

Guests on the webcast included Miho Hatori, Paul Simonon and Mick Jones of The Clash, De La Soul, a string quartet and Bootie Brown as the band played a total of nine songs including the suave Superfast Jellyfish, a gorgeous On Melancholy Hill and a Clint Eastwood closer that turned into a party when Albarn invited half the crowd on stage with him.


Finally, check out the new jam, "Doncmatic (All Played Out)" below. It's apparently "inspired by The Donca Matic - the groundbreaking Japanese-designed drum machine which started the Korg Musical Instrument Company in 1963." Okay then. Watch below or download here.

SO ready for tonight.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Links From The Girl Who Sits Behind Me

I have been at my current job for more than six months now, which means that I've had enough time to settle into a fairly standard routine. According to my best estimation, my typical workday is spent as follows:

  • 4.5 hours conceptualizing technological innovation enabling me to reach through computer and shake my clients.
  • 2 hours trolling the interwebz for bootleg mp3s and LOLing at kittens.
  • 1 hour lunching.
  • 47 minutes actual work.*

The rest of my day is split between bathroom breaks, visits to the work pantry, "organizing my to-do list," and clicking on instant message links from The Girl Who Sits Behind Me. She finds some pretty good stuff every now and then, and since I see no reason why I should be the only one to enjoy it, I'm going to start posting everything she sends me right here in this spot, 100% free of time-consuming context. I'll do this around the same time at the end of each day, or week, or month, or until I find something better to do with my time than blog for nobody in particular.

So thanks for inspiring a new feature, Girl Who Sits Behind Me. Please to enoy today's crapload!


*To the boss, if you're reading this, of course I am kidding. Sort of. No, really.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Bruceday!

The Boss is 61 today, and I can only hope that someone saw fit to give him a gift as beautiful as the one he gave to that lucky photographer and couple whose engagement shoot he photobombed earlier this week (Stories like this remind us once again that Bruce is the coolest, and the Jersey Shore is magical). I have no idea what you get for the man who has everything, but my Springsteen birthday wish would probably be that someone give him that beard and hat back. I'll be sure to buy him a cone if I spot him out at Jersey Freeze tonight. At the very least, can we finally get this guy a fuckin' elevator? He's fuckin' sixty(-one)!

I guess all I can say is, "Here's to you, Boss Man." I'd wish you another 61 years, but we all know that wouldn't matter, because legends never die. So in the spirit of gift-giving, thanks for giving me the greatest gift of all at Bonnaroo last year. (You know there's no way I could pass up a chance to post this video again).

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

At The Moment...

Spent the weekend atoning, so I have a clean slate to once again enjoy guilty pleasures like this:

Getting more and more excited for this:

And blogging simply so as not to forget about this (embiggen/buy):