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^dry hike approach with skis/boots on the pack.
1 1/2 hour approach, at the least sans, skunking.
I left Truckee around 9 in the morning and began hiking at 9:45. My destination was a sizable sliver of snow resting on the east side of the peak (it’s one of the few swatches of snow still visible...
05-23-2013, 10:48 PM
and danke gracias for the beta on Red Lakes Road/"The Patch"/Forestdale Divide.
was up at Blue Lakes Road today and skied the "B-Cup Chute" that's on the ridge in front of "The...
Of the biggies, I'm leaning toward Pacific Rim, Man of Steel, and Elysium, if only because of the track record of the directors involved (i've dug most of the stuff from del Toro, Snyder, and...
05-22-2013, 07:18 PM
Spent the day poking around Castle Peak. My initial intention was to hit this east facing strip of snow you see from I80 when you're headed west. Once up at the strip I decided to hike to the ridge...
Watched Dead Girl last night.
It was like River's Edge taken to a perverse extreme.
While the ending is predictable, it's no less unnerving.
The overall storyline is a bit sick-and-twisted,...
05-20-2013, 12:17 AM
^ the crew was made up of 2 snowboarders, 2 Bro riders, and 1 Blizzard lackey...
05-19-2013, 11:38 AM
Awesome, except for the fact that a Heptathalon includes 7 events...
While you were engaging in the Tahoe Pentathalon, me, Vets, Gone2Alpine, and 2 of his friends decided to summit Mt. Lola....
This is a Korean/Hong Kong collaborative caper flick that starts out light and breezy like Ocean's 11 and then gets hectic like The Raid. Great cast, engaging story, killer action...
Album streaming now...
British Gangster Double-Feature Suggestion:
THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY
Old School Brit gangster classic starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren.
05-13-2013, 12:14 PM
Thanks for the BL beta Gimpy. Me'n Vets hit up Ebbetts yesterday and talked about/wondered what the status of BL Road is and how The Nipple is holding up. Out of curiosity, after the road closure,...
05-11-2013, 07:29 PM
Hit up Rose summit this morning.
Original plan was to hit The Chutes, but they looked pretty burnt, plus one of the main ones that still goes appeared to have a bit of wet slide running down the...
05-11-2013, 12:42 AM
Who replaced the Powdork I know with a pod person? I mean somebody's gotta give me'n Vets a run for our money on the patch skiing front! Last summer was sparse, but manageable ('member the...
05-09-2013, 10:43 PM
This is a forgotten/overlooked classic in my books and a great '70s crime flick. It was directed by Don Siegel, who helmed such memorable cinematic ventures as...
Perhaps this is due to the fact that director Joseph Kosinski also directed TRON: Legacy. Not to mention that the score for Oblivion was crafted by M83, who you could say is a contemporary of Daft...
Last few times I was down I recall El Chup and Sinecure camping at alternate FKNA sites nearby sine they had kids in tow...honestly, the past few FKNA sites have been really close, with the exception...
This cat is helping reclaim and redefine Southern Rap (along with Big K.R.I.T.), imho:
04-22-2013, 04:44 PM
FWIW, "Poop Chute" is still holding, but not for much longer.
The bowl on the East Side of Judah ridge is still looking nice (facing down toward Donner Lake), and the little pitch underneath the...
04-22-2013, 04:36 PM
that seems about right in context with what i've long been told about hiking Sugar Bowl: as long as you enter from the PCT behind the Sugar Bowl Academy and then drop down off of the ridge line of...
04-22-2013, 03:53 PM
AM stopped hiking early season after a death occurred. I believe, but don't quote me, that a resort can block hiking if it interferes with their operations (i.e. if they are using heavy machinery...
This looks promising:
I gave it a serious listen for a week solid. Sounded just like the last few Radiohead albums to me, as well as Yorke's previous solo album (it didn't help matters that he used the same artist for...
apparently they've made Die Hard 7, which seems eerily similar to Die Hard 6...except with a black president.
Good to know about the pass holder from another resort deal, which is the same as Splat's aforementioned one (which I plunked down on Saturday afternoon...they do make you wade through some serious...
Whilst having Big Kuba swing out from the CO would be cool, get your f@#king story straight, man! It was Mach Looney who smoked up the tent by burning his sleeping bag (he opted for the ancient...
Pretty damn sure that there is nothing ironic about that. Synchronistic, perhaps, and definitely coincidental, but certainly not ironic.
That said, and...
Killer Claustrophobic PoMo Noir/Thriller Double-Feature of the Week:
this flick owes a serious debt to Reservoir Dogs and Killing Zoe, but holds its own thanks to solid acting and old...
Guess I'm making it a L-O-N-G week as I'll be down there April 28/29/30/ and May 1st...
Speaking of which, I'm looking for an uber cheap (preferably free) place to crash for those last days of...
04-06-2013, 08:51 AM
this is the best music video I have seen in quite some time as it returns the medium to the short film arena:
It's finally streaming on Netflix.
I humbly suggest the following double-bill:
A nice tandem offering of "limo movies", both films are tainted with surrealism and...
For those of you who dug Wu Dang, this is one of my other favorite martial arts/kung fu epics of the past few years (it just popped up on NF this week). It's completely over-the-top, slightly in the...
^if the Altered you're recommending is the one directed by Eduardo Sanchez (of Blair Witch fame), then I heartily second watching it. Intense sci-fi potboiler.
My next coupla martial arts recos:
War of the Arrows
not so much kung fu, but lottsa arrow shooting and a solid historical action drama about the second...
Okay, I never thought I'd make a post about G.I. Joe, especially after having seen the original trailers for the film almost 2 years ago (rumors abound that the film's release was pushed back a full...
series produced by Vin Diesel about bouncers at a NYC club. Gritty, engaging, and from what I gather it's Vin's Entourage (he was a bouncer before becoming an actor). Great cast, gripping...
03-20-2013, 09:06 PM
03-19-2013, 01:34 PM
i'm still trying to figure out if there's something ironic about Russian proto-punks bringing back the short film-as-music-video concept...
03-19-2013, 10:34 AM
Stumbled upon this the other night.
It's easily the most over-the-top music video to come down the pike in some time and takes me back to the time when musicians collaborated with filmmakers to...
Gonna back Pegleg up on his suggestion. Good 'n weird and thoroughly enjoyable (also might wish to check out the music of The Billy Nayer Show, too).
Some other recs:
Cosmopolis - latest David...
03-16-2013, 12:19 AM
I'd hardly call one or two WW2 movie every few years a "shedload".
Saving Private Ryan - 1998
Thin Red Line - 1998
U-571 - 2000
Pearl Harbor - 2001
Band of Brothers - 2001
Pretty solid wuxia-styled HK action/fantasy/adventure with nods to Indiana Jones, Enter the Dragon, and Game of Death. It has some of the smoothest fight...
Too bad, because it's a solid little indie thriller that's worth tracking down regardless.
British (mini) series Jekyll and Sherlock are both pretty solid and present intriguing updates on some classic literary characters.
Jekyll is hit and miss for the 6 episodes, but presents an...
03-06-2013, 11:02 PM
I interviewed JM back in 2003, but never published the interview.
I did review his Healers album, though: http://www.ign.com/articles/2003/02/04/boomslang
And I did review his live show with...
mentioned this cat, Dyme-A-Duzin, back on Page 1...his mixtape finally dropped:
listen/get it here:
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