It was¬†nearly 3¬†ago¬†when Something Corporate, a piano-based pop/rock band from Orange County, CA,¬†did a surprise reunion show¬†at 2006’s Bamboozle Left¬†after had announcing their hiatus the previous year.¬†¬†This¬†phenomenal¬†performance (I know, cause I was there) was sure to be their last, or at least their last performance in a long while….
Well now the wait is over.¬† On March 28th in Anaheim, CA, Something Corporate will return once again to the stage at Bamboozle Left for ANOTHER reunion show.¬† According to SomethingCorporate.com:¬† “It’s been ten years since Something Corporate put out its first demos, and for the first time since 2005, you can see the band perform live!”
To find out more about this year’s Bamboozle Left festival (tickets, band line-ups, locations, etc.), click here.
According to ads on Craigslist (which can be found here or here) and Exploretalent.com (click here), there is an open casting call for those to play Tom DeLonge, Mark Hoppus, and Travis Barker -better known as Blink 182 – in a movie based on the band’s beginning years. The ads also call upon actors/actresses to portray the people that were involved in Blink’s world, including their wives, manager, and even their OLD drummer Scott Raynor.
Taken from Craigslist-
The title of the film is “Blink” it will mostly be about the beginning years of Blink with some Blink-182 stuff thrown in there.
The first part of the film will be thru the eyes of Tom. and later be seen threw all three band members. [notice how they spelled "thru" and "threw" instead of "through."]
Thomas Matthew Delonge (Tom): 15-17, Caucasian, Tom has a prankster personality with a “get-go” attitude and a bit of a sensitive/random side.
Mark Allan Hoppus (Mark): 17-20, Caucasian, Mark has a laid back personality with a “class-clown” attitude and random.
Scott William Raynor (Scott): 14-17, Caucasian, Scott has a loner personality with a “nice guy” attitude and pretty shy.
Travis Landon Barker (Travis): 19-23, Caucasian, Travis has a bit of a “shy guy” personality but he’s not afraid to try anything.
This will explain it way better than I can:
“After losing contact with Earth, Astronaut LEE MILLER becomes stranded in orbit alone aboard the International Space Station. As time passes and life support systems dwindle, Lee battles to maintain his sanity – and simply stay alive. His world is a claustrophobic and lonely existence, until he makes a strange discovery aboard the ship. Driven by the powerful music of ANGELS & AIRWAVES, ‚ÄúLOVE‚ÄĚ explores the fundamental human need for connection and the limitless power of hope‚Ä¶ A high-impact visual adventure, that resonates a common truth, that everyone has a story to tell and something even greater to leave behind.” (Apple Trailers)
To describe the collision course of the two worlds that make up The Sway, some would call it luck or destiny or perfect timing. Personally, I’ll just call it a fortunate happening. Long story short, hailing from Nashville, TN comes Tim Akers (vocalist/guitarist), a talented and warm-hearted soul that joins the likes of Adam Sobolew (vocalist/guitarist), an avid and committed musician from Fresno, CA, to create pop music at its most genuine and catchiest. Although The Sway consists of a full band, the two frontmen give LGM an intimate acoustic performance taken place at an old, vintage car shop on a summer night in Fresno, CA. Their performance left us at LGM with the upmost confidence that The Sway will easily find their way into many many headphones one iPod at a time…
For most people watching the summer come and go is a tough pill to swallow. But we have a feeling that the band members from Death Cab For Cutie will be using blood to wash down that pill this time around, and they’ll be doing it with a smile.
With the newest chapter of The Twilight Saga, “New Moon“, already in post-production, the soundtrack to the film has started to be put in place with Death Cab landing in the lead single slot. The song, appropriately titled “Meet Me On the Equinox”, was specifically written and composed for the sequel by the Grammy nominated indie rock band. The song is set to be unveiled Sept. 13 on MTV’s website during the Video Music Awards broadcast. Billboard.com hinted at some other artist’s who might be on the new soundtrack as well, “While no other artists are yet confirmed, music industry sources have the sound headed in a more indie-centric direction than the first ‘Twilight’, with¬† Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Bon Iver, Grizzly Bear and Muse all in the running.”
The soundtrack for Twilight, the first film of the saga and the massive¬† shadow that New Moon will try to shake,¬† debuted on the Billboard 200 at¬† No. 1 and sold 2.2 million copies…lets see if the little brother can unseat his older sibling.
The soundtrack to New Moon will be out October 20th, 2009. While the film is set to hit theaters a month thereafter.
Hurt so Good
Designer crutches, glamorous slings and light up canes, who would have thought? Cookie Tanney, as a matter of fact. Founder and Creator of Pretty Hurt, Tanney has made a name for herself in the extreme sports scene and is making headway all across America.
Tanney, a Huntington Beach native, moved to Fresno a few years ago and dabbled in a little bit of this and a little bit of that. She eventually grew restless and began to pursue a different type of avenue all together, crutches.
The concept came when a close friend, Ernie, broke his leg. Being the fashion forward gal she is, Tanney used her fearless senses to create a custom pair of crutches for him.
To her surprise, the crutches were a smashing hit and pretty soon Pretty Hurt was born.
Marking her one year anniversary of Pretty Hurt, Tanney has succeeded in being a part of the surfing US Open, touring with the Action Sport tour and signing on a team of riders (Adam Denny, Jeff Bohuslavsky and Patrick Ivison) to sport the Pretty Hurt name.
Doing big things and keeping the creative vibes going is what Cookie is known for best. Her spirit and passion has allowed her to achieve greatness.
If she has done all this in one year, we here at Lean Green Machine can‚Äôt wait to see what happens next with Pretty Hurt; keeping it PRETTY and makin‚Äô it HURT so good!!
Written by Brooke Rolfs
Ever since gas prices started rising, the economy took a downward turn and there was an onslaught of “go green” campaigns bike shops have been hitting record numbers and new shops are opening left and right.¬† With new shops and an increased interest in biking and bikes there has been a new focus on design, color and usability.¬† Top manufacturers and smaller manufacturers alike have been rolling out some awesome new “urban/commuter” bikes that make commuting easy and stylish.¬† Prices range, but these are not your $4,000 road bikes.¬† Good bikes are upwards of $900, but all ranges are available.¬† Check out a great list of 2009 bikes in varried ranges at Urban Velo.¬† When choosing a bike, there is no full fledge method for each rider.¬† The best thing to do is test ride each bike that your interested in.¬† All sizes vary depending on the company and size is only the beginning.
Trek’s new belt-driven District single speed commuter bike is out of this world smooth, but not sure on the amount of “chain slippage” on major uphills.¬† Great for flat areas though.
Okay this is a first, but each month we, here at lean green, would like to feature an artist.¬† Kind of a shout out to all the creative people out there, give them some exposure and a type of online gallery opening.¬† This month we are featuring an awesome photographer, Isaac Riley (Isaac’s Eye Photography).¬† He has been rockin the camera for a couple years now and really taken off.¬† Apart from shooting high fashion and glamour throughout California, Riley thows it down when it comes to weddings, events and portraits.¬† He has truely come into his own.¬† If nothing else leave Isaac some props for his mastery and we hope to see much more from him in the future.¬† Below is some Q&A and a gammet of some of his shots.¬† For more of Isaac’s photos, check out www.isaacseyephotography.com .
ME: How did you start?
ISAAC: It all started when I needed photos of myself to put on my MySpace.¬† I put up a sheet and used light on either side of me.¬† I had a friend take a photo of me and I did the same for him.¬† After posting them on MySpace, MySpace users asked me who took the photos and how much.¬† It’s been a long road in regard to photography.¬† It took lots of money for one thing, but has been very rewarding.
ISAAC: America’s Next Top Model
ME: What do you look for when photographing?
ISAAC: I look to capture the essence and beauty of everything I focus on.¬† Whether it’s landscapes or a photo of a person.
ME: How do you continue to push the edge and improve?
ISAAC: Learning things on my own and allowing myself to push for new creative ways to learn and build off of what was learned previously.
ME: Why do you do what you do?
ISAAC: I love the way it makes me feel, I feel free to do what I want without anyone telling me what to do.¬† I see art while taking photos and the end result is always rewarding.¬† And most importantly making people that I work with happy is always a plus.¬† My inspiration comes from the ability to make known what I love through my work.
ISAAC: I would love to work for a modeling agency and shoot models from all over the world.
ME: How do you know when you got a good photo?
ISAAC: Clarity, great lighting, and capturing the person’s inner and outer being tells me that I took a good photo.
I’ve seen Isaac grow and improve and he has now reached a level where he can conquer the world.¬† If like his stuff, let him know.¬† He’s also connected with MySpace, email, firstname.lastname@example.org.