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Truth is, I love him.

Alexander Ebert, that is!

He’s the lead singer of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and he just put out his solo album March 1st.  While I love the whole album, I’m obsessed with the  single “Truth.” I’ve had it on repeat since I found it in January.

He spews the lyrics out like a raw, hip-hop track, and it’s different from every song on the album; even his work with Edward Sharpe and Ima Robot. .

My favorite lyric from the song is,

“Every little lie in this world come from the bible
Say you’re my lover, say you’re my homie,
Tilt my chin back slit my throat take a bath in my blood get to know me
All out of my secrets
All my enemies are turning into my teachers.”

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing him live with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and he’s amazing! The energy and magnetism he has blows me away.Everything he touches is gold.I might be bias, because I’m kind of in love with him.At least I’m telling the truth.


Three movies you've never heard of

I was bored and decided to sift through some of the movies I have. These three stood out, just because they are next to each other. It occurred to me that they’re some of my favorite movies and people have never seen them or  heard of them. I thought it’d be a cool post, and a way to educate you on my love of cheesy “horror” movies.

If you like Zombies, comedy, blood, guts, slithering things, and explosions, then check this out. I promise you won’t be too disappointed. The tag line alone, is enough to make you want to see it.
Night of the Creeps is a movie about alien brain parasites that take over people by entering their mouths and turn them into zombies. Gross right? But amazing.
It stars Jason Lively and the superb Tom Atkins. This movie is so cheesy and silly, but I think that’s what makes it so stellar. The lines that Tom Atkins has to say in this movie are so over the top and ridiculous, it’s hard not to laugh. It has a 1950’s drive-in horror movie feel to it and that’s one of the reasons I liked it so much.

My Best Friend is a Vampire is a movie that I saw all the time as a kid, and I loved it.
It stars a young Robert Sean Leonard as a boy who is seduced by an older woman, during the rendezvous she turns him into a vampire and the insanity ensues. He slowly transforms into a vampire, establishes a taste for raw steak and gets followed by what you’d call a Watcher. It’s got some really funny moments and just a really great 80’s teen comedy feel to it.
I’ll be forever grateful for being introduced to Timbuk 3’s “”Future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades” through the movie’s kick ass montage.

If you’re not going to watch any of the other movies I mentioned, watch this.  This movie is hands-down, one of my ALL time favorite movies. I’ve been watching this movie since I was 8 years old, and I have yet to get sick of it. I’ll never grow up.
This movie came out in 1987, and was shown constantly on HBO the next year.
The movie takes place in a small town, where this group of boys are big into monsters. They go toe to toe with Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and Frankenstein’s Monster over an amulet that could end the world. The main character’s little sister is also a key character and has one of the greatest lines in the movie.
The movie has action, comedy, monsters, and one of my favorite movie montages of all time. Do you see a pattern here? If you’re looking for a reason to watch it, think of it as Goonies with the Universal Monsters.
The DVD finally came out in 2007, and it’s one of the best 2 disc DVD’s I’ve ever bought. Amazing behind the scenes stuff,commentary, and interviews with the cast.
Sadly,they are working on a script to remake it, not needed, but what can ya do.


My Five Things

I’m a list- happy person, so when I was asked to contribute here, I loved the fact that the guys seemed to be list enthusiasts as well. I may be a little late, but here are  five things I’m looking forward to in 2011.

1.Alexander Ebert’s solo album – It’s out March 1st. Alexander is the lead singer of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. I love them so I was pretty pumped  to hear he was putting out a solo album. I’ve heard two tracks and want to marry them. Can’t wait to hear the rest.

2. Blue Valentine – I  need to see this movie, but  it’s a process trying to find time or someone to go with. I HEART Ryan Gosling. He’s a phenomenal actor, hott too; but I’ve known that since he was on the Mickey Mouse Club. But in all seriousness, it looks really good.

3. True  Blood Season 4 – When the hell is this back anyway? Either way I can’t wait. That finale was interesting to say the least. I love me some HBO and vampires.

4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II – Oh Harry Potter and crew, how I love you. I am going to miss the crap out of you.  I’m not sure how I’m going to deal, reading the book was hard enough, what’s it gonna be like actually watching it? I can’t believe it’s the end, bummer.

5. I am Number Four – So, this movie  looks decent and I’m 85% positive I’d like it,but I’m pretty sure the main reason I’d give this the time of day would be because of Timothy Olyphant, that man is the epitome of badass and does no wrong in my book. So yeah, that’s all I got.


My Obsession

**Hey folks, brief intro from Scott first. This is our very first post from Lauren, a new contributor to Roused to Mediocrity. She’s awesome, and she likes awesome things, so enjoy getting to know her! She also has the honor of being our first lady contributor, so she can share her nerd girl love with us all.**

So, if you know me well, you know there are a plethora of things I love, including coffee,art,candy etc etc. If you don’t know me, well you’re gonna get to know me, and me equals geeky 😉

There happens to be something I am, what some might call, obsessed with; one of the greatest TV shows to ever air, and that is : “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. Call me a nerd, a geek whatever you’d like, it’s nothing I haven’t heard before. The minute that show aired in ’97, it sunk it’s teeth into me and hasn’t let go.

I don’t always know how to explain just how I feel about the show to people who don’t watch. But here it goes.
I had originally loved the movie, mostly because I was an 11 year old girl who loved anything to do with vampires, and Luke Perry.
So when I got older and heard news about this being turned into a prime time television show, I was more than pumped. A TV show with kids my age? and vampires? sign me up. It had everything I was looking for in a show, horror, drama and comedy, and it delivered, and I’ve been in love ever since. I have all the seasons, not to mention memorabilia and behind the scenes crapola. I even make it a point to at least watch one full season a year if not more. I might even go crazy and start from the very beginning to the very end.

But, monsters, vampires and demons aside, the show’s cast really spoke to me. I grew up with them and they grew up with me. Everything they went through, minus the vampire slaying & turning evil thing, I went through, or a friend did. I saw myself in each one of these characters, just a little bit, and that was cool. I didn’t identify with many people in high school or anyone on TV for that matter, so this was cool to escape to on a weekly basis. I dreaded it the day it would all end and still miss that show 8 years later, and often wonder if there will ever be a show that I will ever love that much. I know it’s just a TV show, but it was more to me than that.

Now as an adult, entering my 30’s, (Buffy and I both turn 30 this year, blech!) I’d have to say I’m an even bigger fan than I had been as a teenager, and in fact, went out of my way to go to a “Buffy Fest Convention” here in Boston. I, along with my two cousins, my best friend and her sister, got to have a Dinner/Meet and Greet with Nicholas Brendon (Xander), and then go to the convention the next day to see him again, and James Marsters (Spike), and sit in on a Q & A with Clare Kramer (Glory) and Mercedes McNab (Harmony). It was kind of a big deal, and I got the pictures to prove it. It’s an experience I will never forget and geekily hope to do again 🙂