Thursday, February 21, 2008


Okay, dudes and dudettes, it's time for the 80th Academy Awards. So get your wine, cheese and crackers and plop yourself on the couch.

Even though I haven't seen any of the movies or performances nominated, I think it's fun to predict the winners and see how many I get right. So here's my predictions for this years Oscars:

PICTURE: 'No Country for Old Men'

DIRECTOR: Julian Schnabel,'The Diving Bell and the Butterfly'

ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis,'There Will Be Blood'

ACTRESS: Julie Christie,'Away From Her'

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Javier Bardem,'No Country for Old Men'

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Amy Ryan,'Gone Baby Gone'

ANIMATED FILM: 'Ratatouille'

FOREIGN FILM: 'The Counterfeiters'-Austria


ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Joel & Ethan Coen,'No Country for Old Men'

DOCUMENTARY: 'No End in Sight'


ORIGINAL SONG: "Falling Slowly",'Once'

FILM EDITING: 'The Bourne Ultimatum'


CINEMATOGRAPHY: 'No Country for Old Men'


SOUND MIXING: 'Transformers'

SOUND EDITING: 'Transformers'

LIVE ACTION SHORT: 'Tanghi Argentini'

ANIMATED SHORT: 'I Met the Walrus'

MAKEUP: 'La Vie en Rose'

ART DIRECTION: 'There Will Be Blood'

VISUAL EFFECTS: 'Transformers'

And the Oscar goes to....

Well, folks! I only got 10 out of 24 correct.
BTW, watch "Le Vie en Rose" and you'll know why Marion Coulliette(sp) got best actress . Her portayal of the French cabaret singer, Edith Piaf, is superb!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Amy Winehouse

Lately, I've read a lot of negative comments about Amy Winehouse. Since winning 5 Grammys, many people have posted terrible things about her on the internet, especially on youTube.
One comment made by Natalie Cole made my blood boil. She said Winehouse shouldn't have been given Grammy awards because it sends a bad message to up and coming musicians by rewarding bad behavior.
Hello! What a hypocritical bitch!!
Cole was doing major drugs when she accepted a Grammy in 1976 and she didn't clean her shit up until 1983.
I think negative people should sit down and shut the fuck up.
Amy is a talented singer and songwriter, who's in rehab and dealing with her reality.
She deserves all her awards.
This is the video to a song ironically titled "You Know I'm No Good."

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Basking In Glorious Sunshine

Wow!!!! Beautiful day here in Monterey.
I've been waitin' for a day like today to coincide with a day off from work.
Coupled with the fact that the Giants beat the Pats---yeah!!!-- and football season is over,
and no visitors expected, today is a finer day, indeed!
All stress and no downtime makes Johnny a moody boy.
I thought I'd post a Keri Marion photo or pehaps an Eric Burdon & Animals video
for kicks!
Salude, todos!!

Friday, February 8, 2008

The Count Of Sesame Street

Summerchilde found this hilarious video.
Oy vey! So relative.
Can't stop laughing!!
I just had to post it.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Tim Crawford

A year ago today, I lost a brother-in-law.
They say time heals.
I'm not quite sure.
Easier, perhaps, but it will never be easy.
Tim's favorite musical group is still CCR.
Creedence Clearwater Revival
So here it goes.
I miss you, Tim!
I know you can hear me.

Monday, February 4, 2008

A Super Bowl Stunner

The New York Giants pulled off one of the greatest upsets in sports history defeating the now 18-1 w/ *(spygate) New England Patriots 17-14.
With 35 seconds left on the clock, Eli Manning throws to Plaxico Burress, who hauls in a game winning 13 yard touchdown!!
My buddy, Rich, and I had a blast watching the game.
And the chicken wings were delicious!!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Patriotic People Playing Against Giant People