ROCKETS AND ROBOTS

THE OFFICIAL PLACE OF ALL THINGS POWERMAN 5000

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

WHAT YEAR IS IT AGAIN?


Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance 2010

For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.

Beyond Here Lies Nothin'

Bob Dylan

Track from: Together Through Life

[Columbia]

Change In The Weather

John Fogerty

Track from: The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again

[Verve Forecast]

Dreamer

Prince

Track from: LotusFlow3r

[NPG Records]

Working On A Dream

Bruce Springsteen

Track from: Working On A Dream

[Columbia]

Fork In The Road

Neil Young

Track from: Fork In The Road

[Reprise]

IGNORE EVERYBODY

The following is from a book called 'Ignore Everybody' by Hugh Macleod. I heard about through Blasko's blah blah blog.
http://blasko666.blogspot.com/
I haven't read the book but the title hit home for me and the passage is dead on. Find out more here.
http://gapingvoid.com/books/

1. Ignore everybody.
You don’t know if your idea is any good the moment it’s created. Neither does anyone else. The most you can hope for is a strong gut feeling that it is. And trusting your feelings is not as easy as the optimists say it is. There’s a reason why feelings scare us.

And asking close friends never works quite as well as you hope, either. It’s not that they deliberately want to be unhelpful. It’s just they don’t know your world one millionth as well as you know your world, no matter how hard they try, no matter how hard you try to explain.

Plus a big idea will change you. Your friends may love you, but they don’t want you to change. If you change, then their dynamic with you also changes. They like things the way they are, that’s how they love you- the way you are, not the way you may become.

Ergo, they have no incentive to see you change. And they will be resistant to anything that catalyzes it. That’s human nature. And you would do the same, if the shoe was on the other foot.

With business colleagues it’s even worse. They’re used to dealing with you in a certain way. They’re used to having a certain level of control over the relationship. And they want whatever makes them more prosperous. Sure, they might prefer it if you prosper as well, but that’s not their top priority.

If your idea is so good that it changes your dynamic enough to where you need them less, or God forbid, THE MARKET needs them less, then they’re going to resist your idea every chance they can.

Again, that’s human nature.

GOOD IDEAS ALTER THE POWER BALANCE IN RELATIONSHIPS, THAT IS WHY GOOD IDEAS ARE ALWAYS INITIALLY RESISTED.

Good ideas come with a heavy burden. Which is why so few people have them. So few people can handle it.

PERSPECTIVE.

As people cry about the ipad not taking pictures, I thought this clip was relevant... and funny.

Friday, January 29, 2010

JUST BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT...

TO DO LIST FOR 2010, UPDATE


Write some new songs. - in progress!
Release some new songs. - not yet.
Go on tour. - tour booked for June!
Finish a couple of screenplays. - working on it.
Sell a screenplay. - um, not yet.
Write a comic book. - nope.
Get a certain idea I have been working on for three years on TV. - a little closer!
Try acting. - not quite.
Direct a movie. - technically, no.
Go to the gym. - yes, I did today!!

All in all, not a bad start and only one month deep. How are you guys doing?

Biggest and Brightest Full Moon of 2010 Tonight



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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Is Avatar Really King Of The Box Office?


Interesting... from yahoo!

A look at domestic grosses adjusted for inflation shows a more realistic view of "Avatar"'s performance.

In the U.S., "Avatar" has grossed $555 million making it the second highest grossing domestic (as opposed to worldwide) film of all time. Titanic is temporarily still in the lead here with $600.8 million.

But adjusting for ticket price for inflation, Avatar ranks as the 26th highest grossing film in the U.S., according to Box Office Mojo. Number one? "Gone With The Wind" with $1.5 billion adjusted gross in the U.S. "Star Wars" ranks second with $1.3 billion.

here's the whole thing...

http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/forbes-avatar-box-office-king.html

APPLE TO RELEASE GIANT i PHONE!



Steve Jobs demonstrates how to make a call.

Monday, January 25, 2010

START YOUR DAY WITH THIS SONG AND YOU WILL WIN!

NASA Announces Designs for Personal Flying Suit. Fuck Yeah!



Conceptual designs for the experimental vehicle, called Puffin, were introduced by Mark D. Moore, an aerospace engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center, at a meeting of the American Helicopter Society on Jan. 20 in San Francisco. The Puffin is designed to be 12 feet in length, with a total wingspan of 14 and a half feet; it would weigh in at 300 pounds (without a pilot).

Two major elements distinguish the Puffin suit from the jet packs of ’50s-era sci-fi flicks. First, it is completely self-contained: the pilot would actually step into the suit, which has a cockpit-like area and helicopter-style blades, allowing for high-altitude flying (unlike those sci-fi jet packs).

NEW POWERMAN 5000 TOUR DATES!



Jun. 01 - West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
Jun. 03 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Jun. 04 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Jun. 05 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Jun. 06 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Jun. 09 - Lincoln, NE @ Knickerbockers
Jun. 10 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
Jun. 11 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ 3rd St Live
Jun. 12 - Madison, WI @ The Annex
Jun. 13 - Elgin, IL @ The Main Event
Jun. 14 - Green Bay, WI @ Tom, Dick and Harry's
Jun. 16 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
Jun. 17 - Johnson City, TN @ Vision
Jun. 18 - Nashville,TN @ The Muse
Jun. 19 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Jun. 20 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Jun. 21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
Jun. 23 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Jun. 24 - Phoenix, AZ @ U.B.'s
Jun. 25 - Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
Jun. 26 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theater

Tickets are on sale now exclusively at EnterTheVault.com until February 13, at which point they will be made available through all normal ticketing systems.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

BALLOON BOY'S MOM SPEAKS!


"We tried working so hard to make money to survive. It's a shame to come up with this idea," Mayumi Heene told a Larimer County Sheriff's investigator during an interview days after the flight televised worldwide. "This was something that could take me, take us to the point we wanted to be at."

I totally sympathize. I know when I've had money problems I've thought, "hey , maybe if I pretend to stick my kids in a giant balloon everything will be fine!"

Saturday, January 23, 2010

DEVO STILL RULES THE WORLD!

AND SPEAKING OF STAR WARS...

FINALLY SAW AVATAR!


So, I finally went to see Avatar 3D. I was beginning to feel like I was the last person on earth that hadn't gone to this thing.

What did I think?

I think it is technically stunning. The level of detail, realism, and pure artistry is beyond approach. I found myself staring at the screen wondering over and over, "how the fuck did they do that?" ... and that is part of the problem. I don't want to be contemplating, "how the fuck did they do that?"I just want to believe what I'm seeing.

Now, I just want to say, that I feel like an ass even criticizing something so popular and impressive but I have to be honest, I didn't love the film all that much. I felt like I was looking at something and thinking about it, observing it, not falling into it. It just wasn't that much fun, not in that Star Wars kind of way. I saw Star Wars in the theater when I was a kid. It blew my mind on every level and when I watch it today as an adult I still get that giddy feeling in my stomach. Fun!

I didn't get that with Avatar and that is what I was hoping for.

Maybe it was all just too much. Like a hyperactive video game with so much detail and layers that I just started to tune out, longing for a simple game of Pong.

For me some of the best moments of the film were Sam Worthington's video diaries because it was the few minutes of the movie when you actually felt like you were experiencing something real.

Ugh, I'm starting to annoy myself, sounding like a critic! I'll stop now.

Anyway, for all it's problems, I would still suggest that you go see it, but I know you have already!




Thursday, January 21, 2010

NO ONE CARES ABOUT MUSIC GAMES (or music)


WOW! I can't believe that plastic guitars with big colored buttons has lost it's charm. I thought it would last forever and save the music biz!

The Chicago Tribune reports that sales of music games dropped 46% in 2009, representing "the largest decline of any genre, indicating that the once red-hot music gaming trend is losing steam." This overall decline is reflected in the slow sales of two of the year's highest-profile titles: The Beatles: Rock Band and Guitar Hero 5.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

STAR BLAZERS!!

Growing up I was obsessed with the animated version of this! Seeing this made me happy!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

GO KICK SOME ASS!!

THE NEW PETER PARKER?


I'm hearing rumors that this guy might be our new Spider Man. Is this a good idea?

CAMERA OBSCURA

Be on the look out for Drew Daywalt's CAMERA OBSCURA! Great guy, great director.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

'Avatar' passes 'Star Wars' with $491.8M in US

... oh yeah, and I still haven't seen it!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Doomsday Deferred: End-of-World Clock Set Back 1 Minute


The Doomsday Clock has been set back 1 minute for the first time in its 63-year history. In moving the clock from 5 minutes before midnight to 6 minutes before midnight, scientists expressed optimism for humanity's future.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

IN THE FUTURE...






Mullets or little braids are the hair style of choice! Sometimes both at once!

NEW SINGLE IS...


From our latest and greatest album 'Somewhere on the Other Side of Nowhere'.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

ALIEN IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOVIES....


but really? A plush face hugger?

Gumby animator Art Clokey dies at 88 in California

Animator Art Clokey, whose bendable creation Gumby became a pop culture phenomenon through decades of toys, revivals and satires, died Friday. He was 88.

Friday, January 8, 2010

ROBOT OF THE MONTH!


My dream is to walk into a Starbucks and order a Latte from this guy!

MY FAVORITE MOMENT OF 2009

I know I'm a little late on the whole 2009 thing, but I was trying to come up with my favorite moment in pop culture of last year and without a doubt this was it! I've heard this clip a hundred times and it still cracks me up.

Most will remember the Tiger Woods scandal, but in 2009, Christian Bale was my hero!

Ah Da da da da dah in the background!!!! What don't you understand?!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

STILL HAVEN'T SEEN AVATAR... PART 2


but I think I'm going on Monday. Review to follow!

BLIPTRONIC 5000

I think I am going to write the next album with this.