The Battle of Los Angeles

“Rusted from the Rain” was a shit video, though Billy Talent have consistently had terribly boring music videos, so I’m not at all surprised. Someone needs to introduce them to the Patron Saint of Music Videos, Marc Ricciardelli. First of all, two of the videos he did for the Cancer Bats, the ones for “French Immersion” and “Hail Destroyer” are probably two of my favorite music videos of all time. Now that I’m thinking about it, the one for “Pneumonia Hawk” seems to be in keeping with his style, so that was probably him too. And he just did the video for Alexisonfire’s “Young Cardinals” which was so fucking epic that it actually made up for the fact I think its a pretty bland single.

Its here and you need it in your life:

I love this man’s ability to take some mundane thing/activity (riding a bike, a wolf, being a lumberjack, riding a tour boat in Niagara Falls) and make it look so fucking hard. I’m sure the fact that Cancer Bats and Alexisonfire are pretty hard rocking bands fucking helps (and I don’t give a shit if you hate Alexisonfire, their live show is fucking amazing) but I think a lot of it is just him being awesome.

I’m clearly starting the Marc Ricciardelli fanclub here in case anyone wants to join.

Also you know you have seen MOD too many times when you can state with certainty that the video premiere is going to be at 5:45. I’m way too aware of how this show operates.

Totally went to the Eaton Centre today and pissed away a couple hours buying trash bags and light bulbs for my burned out lamp and a plate because I’m ghetto as shit and am living in summer res without proper supplies and finally realizing that some time within the next four months I will have a real place that I will need to buy real plates for. I also tried on a couple pairs of Cesario Highs that I just bought off Zappos for more than $115 less than they were at Town Shoes.

Ran into Chris on the way back from Tim Horton’s (the sandwich run went on as planned, unfortunately). Apparently he’s taking a fifth year because there are no jobs. Fucking great.

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