January 31, 2011

A Case Of The Mondays

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VIDEO #306
Song - "Mambo No. 8" by Perez Prado
Office Space is one of my all time, top 17 films and I thought I'd better salute the movie with my own little video. Here's to you Peter Gibbons! Thank you for inspiring me and forever extending my weekends to three days. Grrrrrrreaaaaat!

January 30, 2011

The St. John's Bridge

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VIDEO #305
Song - "Anonanimal" By Andrew Bird
Portland... the city of roses, breweries, strip clubs and bridges. I haven't really filmed a ton of the city mainly because it's a pain in the butt lugging gear around and parking isn't in my budget. On the other hand, it is easy to head to the many city parks, stash the car (for free) and film as you please. Here is a good example. Cathedral Park is directly under the St John's Bridge and is not your ordinary park. Signs that read, "Falling overhead objects, park at your own risk" upon arrival makes you wonder what these objects might be? Well worth the trip, just don't forget your helmet.

January 29, 2011

Physical Challenge: Be Like Bond

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VIDEO #304
Song - "A View To A Kill" James Bond Theme
This secret location needed to be filmed so I decided to see what I could do with it. It brought the James Bond out of me and returned a classic physical challenge video to the blog. Have you seen these two?
Anyway, if anyone wants to attempt the vertical route, let me know, I'll film it. I would give it a try but if something were to happen to me, the videos wouldn't get made... see where I coming from? And... I'm too scared. There, I said it.

January 27, 2011

Sunshine

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VIDEO #302
Song - "Sunshine" by CocoRosie
Whoa.... what was that big ball of light in the sky today? Yep, Portland had a sunny day in January! Hearing on the news lately it looks like the East Coast is getting hit pretty hard with huge snow storms. Hummmm, well other than the exception of today, I don't feel too bad for you folks. Why? It too, is miserable out here however the results are simply human depression. No snow or destruction, slight winds you can not hear, rain that floats... hey, if it's gonna be cold and gray, let it follow with something exciting. But yeah, today was incredible.

January 26, 2011

Edgefield Wine Tasting

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VIDEO #301
Song - "Bare Feast" by Ratatat
Not too far down my way exists a place where one can enjoy the many pleasures this man might just want in life... all on one property. Restaurants, whiskey bar, brewery, movie theater, lazy pool style hot tub, nightly concerts, hotel, pool hall, pitch and putt golf, walk through garden and yes, winery with cheap wine tasting. Where might this land be? Watch the video.

January 25, 2011

300 Videos

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VIDEO #300
Skipping Music
Well sir, who knew 300 days ago I'd have the bright idea of starting a video of the day for one year? Not until video #24 or so did I start to realize this was not going to be easy. Somehow, I've stuck with it and with the great support, the light at the end of the tunnel is near. Thanks for watching. 65 more to come, hope to keep hearing from you guys!

January 24, 2011

Feeling Fancy

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VIDEO #299

Fancy Music

After my recent haircut, I thought I'd show off my beauty and new found confidence. Nothing like silky, smooth flowing hair for the winter. Oh, and if you could only smell it! So fancy it might just make you want to go in for another sniff.

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January 23, 2011

Road to the Super Bowl

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VIDEO #298
Monday Night Football Song
Daddy Mojos on Fremont and 15th is an amazing place to catch a game, especially for you Blazer fans. Now, in the tail end of the football season, rowdy crowds gather together to swear obscenities at flat screen televisions. The concept: The louder you scream, the better the players can hear you. As long as the sausage and bacon keeps coming, who cares?!

January 22, 2011

The Frozen Food Aisle

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VIDEO #297
Super Supermarket Music
Would you believe me if I told you we did not get in trouble shooting this video? Would you believe no one came up to us, even through the checkout line? Well, it's true. Even the guy shopping as you can see in the video just minded his own business because hey, what's weird about pulling a frozen girl out of the freezer? Yeah, nothing!

January 21, 2011

T.G.I.Lucky House

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VIDEO #296
Friday Music
Sometimes, weeks feel pretty long and in the wintery days, especially long. Here's to the end of it and to the coined phrase, "Thank Jeebus, It's Friday!"

January 20, 2011

Twilight Trailer

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VIDEO #295
One Hell of an Epic Score
For those who might know about the Twilight movies, maybe this will crack you up. If you don't, no worries, you're not really missing anything other than over dramatic vampires. Sorry if I offended any of you teenage girls out there. Edward Rocks! And yes... that is Katana and myself in the movie poster.

January 19, 2011

The Shopping Cart

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VIDEO #294
Sounds from the distant land of Rainbow Toro
Portland, OR is home to keeping it local and shopping organically. I thought, after finding a shopping cart where Rainbow Toro was 'once said to have lived', maybe I could try making a Super Duper Organic Commercial.

January 18, 2011

Channel Surfing

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VIDEO #293
Sounds from Around
Why is it so hard to find something good... even decent, on television these days? Oh wait, I forgot... I am suckered in to watching Bachelor with the girls. I think I have a date night tomorrow with the girls for Idol. I'm such a chick it's nuts.

January 17, 2011

Time Lapse: Day to Night

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VIDEO #292

Song - "Cold Wind" by Adam Hurst

Today, I was shacked up inside all day working. Every now and then I caught myself peeking out the window. Finally, a day the sky isn't flat grey! I felt like I was missing out so I threw up a couple time lapses to review the phenomenon at a later time. Well, this is then and it seemed to be a great day and a clear night. Thanks Mr. Video Camera. You complete me.

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January 16, 2011

Sweatshirt Photo Shoot

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VIDEO #291
Song - "Fish In A Womb" by The Faint
Katana had a photo shoot today, so before we took the gear down, we thought we should have a little fun and get our photos taken too!

January 15, 2011

Cuppycake Cartoon

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VIDEO #290

The Cuppycake Song

I thought last night's video should be followed by a happy-happy video and being that it is Saturday morning, how about a cartoon? The song has become my new favorite, maybe of all time... it's that amazing!

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January 14, 2011

The Strangler

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VIDEO #289
Strangling Music
It was the first decent night for a while as far as weather goes tonight so I decided to put on a heavy coat with a dark hood and prowl around in search for an innocent victim on their way home from work. Then I realized I had to post a video for the blog still, so here's the video. Ok, time to get back on out to scare me some neighbors! Ohh-hoo-ha-ha-haaaa! (My evil laugh)

January 13, 2011

Fun With Trees

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VIDEO #288
Song - "Big Black Ant" Children's Song
This reminds me of something out of Sesame Street except it doesn't make sense with the song and would most likely leave the child watching, in tears. Sorry kiddies.

January 12, 2011

Trailblazers vs Knicks

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VIDEO #287
Various NBA Basketball Tracks
Last night, the Portland Trailblazers took on the New York Knicks at home. The Blazers had trouble shooting from 3 point land which eventually gave the Knicks a lead to run with. Win or lose, it's always a great time out supporting the local team. Thanks for the tickets Jared!
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January 11, 2011

Fun With The Fat Gecko

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VIDEO #286
Song - "Hello Chanel" by Piney Gir
I wanted to show off what my excellent, new tripod mount is capable of. Thanks papa, for sending the Gecko my way! To visit the Gecko website, click here.

January 10, 2011

The Cutest Thing Ever

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VIDEO #285
Song - "Teddy Bear" by Jamba
Hey, sometimes the video of the day needs to focus on the simpler, sensitive side. Yes, this is it, the sweetest/cutest video I will make in the long haul of 365 continuos videos... it is so damn cute.

January 9, 2011

Wildcard: Packers vs Eagles

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VIDEO #284
Song - "Bohemian Rhapsody" Covered by Never Shout Never
Playoffs are full steam ahead and today, in the wildcard battle between the Eagles and Packers, we headed to NE Cheeseville, Portland to enjoy cheese plates, sliced meat and Wisconsin beer roughly 2000 miles away from the motherland. Hey, if the Vikings can't make the post season, it's 100% A-OK to cheer on the neighbors! Go Pack Go!

January 8, 2011

Noise

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VIDEO #283
Portland Oregon Sounds
The other day, driving along the freeway, I noticed a path parallel to the road. No one on it, no idea how to access it or where it leads to. I pulled up Google Maps, found it to be a "multi-use path." This thing stretches all across the city, connecting to other freeways and bike paths, you name it. Best of all, access is a stone's throw away. On the negative side, it's loud as hell!

January 7, 2011

Excellent Adventure

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VIDEO #282
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Today, I found an abandoned airport parking lot, only accessible by foot. Yes, this is strange. Even stranger, security guards were keeping their eyes on me by truck from the runway.... so, if they wanted to get me out of there... they'd have to get out of their temperature controlled environment, climb the barbed wire fence and chase after me... an all American Movie Man? No way. I stayed and shot this video. However, I was deathly afraid of the numerous bee's nests upon entering the time machine.

January 6, 2011

Alabama Fried Chicken

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VIDEO #281

Song - "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

I'm back playing with toys again. It's been a while and thought I'd introduce a couple new characters (I consider them my friends): Alabama Al, his dog Punch and Steve the Skater. Isn't there a saying, Don't bother a dog while they're eating? Well, don't bother Al and Punch, it's eatin' time.

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January 5, 2011

See No Evil

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VIDEO #280
Chaos from around the air waves
I have been thinking of doing a warp-into-my-eyeball kind of montage thing for a while so here you go. It was one of those projects that made itself, I was the computer's robot, I did as I was told... these are the voices in my head. Unfortunately, I might have nightmares tonight. Excellent.

January 4, 2011

Who Is Tuning In?

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VIDEO #279
Song - "Pennies From Heaven" by Louie Armstrong
The Video Blog has hit the big time! All across the world from the past to present, people are watching and loving every video in the comforts of their own home! Fantastic!

January 3, 2011

Frozen Falls

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VIDEO #278
Song - "Cold Water" by Damien Rice
You may or may not remember the video I posted of me walking into the waterfall a couple months ago (Here is the Video)... well, I headed back to the Columbia River Gorge to visit a couple other falls including Multnomah and Horseshoe Falls. I don't think it was necessarily the cold, freezing water that kept me from taking a shower but the thought of getting impaled by a falling 15 foot icicle. I know, the video would have been much more epic seeing something like that. I need a stunt double.

January 2, 2011

Festival of Lights

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VIDEO #277
Piano Instrumental
Even though it was freezing cold out, we didn't want to miss out on the Grotto's Annual Festival of Lights. Half a million lights and multiple performances a day make it the largest choral festival in the Pacific Northwest. Lucky us, we could walk on over from the house. Cinnamon whiskey and hot chocolate is a great combo for this kind of event, warms the belly and the lights get prettier with every sip, just a little tip.

January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

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VIDEO #276
Song - "Final Countdown" by Europe
Well, the ball has dropped and we've made it through another year full of ups and downs and all-arounds. Here's to 2011 and all the life to come. Best wishes to everyone out there in t.v. land, especially to those tuning in to the video of the day. You guys are awesome!