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Sunday, January 27, 2013


Back in September 2012, a girl named Savannah and I made a review called "Impure Moods" where we looked at the 90's compilation album Pure Moods. This seemed to be a popular episode, so we got back together and made a commentary, but we decided to add a twist. We're commenting as our alter egos: Anthony Sotelo and Olivia C. Denmark. Be warned, however, that we don't like to stay on topic.

Watch (or listen) to Impure Moods COMMENTARY.

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Stone Roses: Hologram Reunion

Look, look! The Coachella Lineup has been announced! You know, that expensive as hell music festival I get excited about every year and never go to. Let's take a look...
Uh... so there's that... a little underwhelming. Blur? They're good, but RHCP? Who hasn't given them head...liner... headlined? Phoenix? A band that will be irrelevant in a couple years? I'd get excited about The Stone Roses, but didn't they all die in '96? Is this going to be some kind of hologram performance accompanied by Dr Dre?
Pictured: SCIENCE!
Man, those are going to be some apathetic holograms.

Well, I'm left to assume that the rest of the bands performing are a bunch of record-label coat-tail-riders scooped up by the all-mighty Coachella Machine. What obscure bands do we got here?

The Yeahs, the Modest Mice, The New Orders, Bad Seed, Dinosaur Senior, The Yeahs, The Beach Houses, The Jurassic 5ives, The Japan-android, The Wu-Tang Band, Horses, The Tegans and the Sarahs, The Yeahs, Singer Ross, the USPS, Dos XX, The Dracula Weekday, The Grindermen, and... Lou Reed? I was certain he died in the 80's. Huh, must be another hologram. A very surly hologram.

Alright, back to being totes enthused over Abraham Lincoln directing Star Tours or whatever that was.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pick of the Now: Sleepy Tree

What's the advantage of going to an art high school? You meet and keep in contact with a lot of cool, creative, and talented people. Sometimes a person could be all three! Such is the case with my friend Alex Dougherty (AC Deathstrike) who has been working on an album that resonates with ambient tones, dreamy vocals, and retro video game beats. Yeah, you know that last descriptor tickled your Techno-fancy. This week he has uploaded a new song titled "Maybe This Will Work Out Well..." off his upcoming EP "Sleepy Tree." (Hey, that rhymes!)

The video above was edited by Alex and features artwork from our mutual friend, the very talented painter Katherine Lafave. Her artwork can be viewed at katherinelefave.com

I also recommend the song Celebrating Craziness. Got to love the title.

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Ravenous Ravens

That's right, it's the first recording of "The Ravenous Ravens," candid conversations between Olivia C Denmark and Anthony Sotelo. In this first 5 minute installment, Olivia and Anthony discuss DOS games and the ancient Internet. Also, screw Nintendo. Olivia wants to paint a fence!


Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Obscure Does Nerd Vice

It's official. I have been inaugurated into the cult of Nerd Vice. Check out the site for many, many talented video producers and article writers. It'll be a couple weeks until my next episode, so why not watch some of the classics over at Nerf Rice... I mean Nerd Vice.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


The first weekend of January, I went to MAGFest (Music and Gaming Festival) in Washington DC. Though I shot a lot of footage, I accidentally deleted about 1/4 of it, mostly B-Roll. So here is what I cobbled together from the surviving footage.


Special thanks to everyone involved. It was a fun weekend and I look forward to doing it again next year.

By the way, the guy with camera at the beginning is Doggans. (Sorry I clipped your face off.) And if you listen closely at 9:00 minutes in, you can hear Chris The Nerd's now-famous catchphrase "I agree, thanks for watching!"

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

ML: A Very Virtuous Christmas

The new episode is here, just in time to miss Christmas and New Years, but what better time to watch a holiday special than after all that noise is done with? This time around, I present "Adventures from the Book of Virtues: A Christmas Carol." How does this adaptation hold up? Watch to find out.

Watch "Memory Lane #33: A Very Virtuous Christmas"