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The Hellbiscuit Theme is Here!

October 2nd
POSTED or WRITTEN BY GUMBALL in BODY, RANDOM MADNESS, SIGHTS & SOUNDS, SKID MARKS, VANITY

That’s right. It’s been a long time coming, but the theme is ready and free for you all to use. Want to see it? Well, you’re looking at it! (pretty much).

There has been some updates to the theme since it’s been initially built. Actually, MANY updates to clean it up, stream line it and actually make it better that the site here now. Want to give it a test drive?

TAKE ME TO THE HELLBISCUIT DEMO!

Why is it called “Gumball Special?” Well… why not?! I made it for ya, I can name the sucker!

It sports Gravatar, an awesome layout, custom image field thingies and well, just looks plain ‘ol awesome.

Download it here.

Want some extras? You can have all the psd files I used from day one of HB til now.

There you have it. Keep the footer text links at the very least. If you dig the logos, keep them too! Just link back here somehow. There’s a couple readme files in there to help you out. If you get stuck, go to my contact form (I’m giving myself away here) and ask me what’s up. Just make sure you tell me it’s regarding the HELLBISCUIT theme.

Enjoy! If you don’t… go away!


Dexter is back

September 28th
POSTED or WRITTEN BY GUMBALL in SIGHTS & SOUNDS

In case you missed it, the brand new episode of season 3 just went across the air waves tonight. I have to admit, at first it was a tad slow, but again the end just leaves you wanting to fast-forward to next Monday. Dexter is one of the few shows I watch, and have never been let down.

There’s some big happenings in store as usual this season… and I’m sure once the season ends it will feel like it just began since it’s so good. If you can’t catch it, now is a great time to shell out and buy a DVR.

Showtime has been churning out some awesome series the past few years.

Also make sure to check out the prints that Shepard Fairey did for promoting the series – OBEY.


Some awesome art by Tyler Stout

September 28th
POSTED or WRITTEN BY GUMBALL in SIGHTS & SOUNDS

I just got my copy of Tyler’s latest print, “The Road Warrior” and it’s downright awesome. Tyler illustrates and produces movie posters for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and then occasionally lets a few loose to purchase at his site.

His work is outstanding. Make sure to check out his portfolio and grab someprints if they’re any availble. All of the Road Warrior ones were gone with 12 hours, so get on the mailing list and check that inbox!

Now if he’d just reprint the posters he did for John Carpenter’s The Thing…


SELL YOUR SOUL

May 4th
POSTED or WRITTEN BY GUMBALL in SIGHTS & SOUNDS

Now this band just rocks. I’ve never heard psychobilly fronted by such a rockin’ female singer since Wanda Jackson. This band has it DOWN.

Their album “Sell Your Soul” is by far one of the best I’ve heard in some time. “Creatures of the Night” and “Psycho Ball and Chain” are stand out tracks. The end of “Doghouse” is hands down hilarious and worth picking up the album alone.

Don’t pass this one up – it’s on my top 11.


YEAR ZERO

March 30th
POSTED or WRITTEN BY GUMBALL in SIGHTS & SOUNDS

Nine Inch Nails is set to release a new record on April 16 in the states, and I’m sure it will be top-notch like all of Trent’s releases. But this album is a little different, reading around the web, it appears it’s a soundtrack to an unmade film that Trent may, or may not be working on (all information was gathered from wikipedia).

“Year Zero” is about the future; fifteen years in to be exact. The album could be about the end of the world, or just a major shift in direction. Either way, it sounds very intriguing, and the current promotion for it is pretty incredible.

All promotional material made for the upcoming release have been filled with subliminal messages and hidden gems to trek through. If you look closely enough, there are about 15 or so websites that have been designed to help promote the album (and movie?), and to allow us to all experience year zero, and hopefully to get up and do something about the world we live in now to make Year Zero (2022) a good one.

You can pre-order the album on iTunes and grab the first track “Survivalism” (which has a great video to boot I might add on yearzero.nin.com).

Experience Year Zero


THE BOOTY RETURNS

March 20th
POSTED or WRITTEN BY GUMBALL in SIGHTS & SOUNDS

So if you haven’t already caught it – get on over to yahoo and check out the new Pirates of The Caribbean trailer. It’s not bad. Chow Yun Fat looks pretty mean, and I wonder why the Black Pearl will be sailing sand dunes.

Anyhow, I’ll be in line on the 25th.

By the way, any of you know about the San Mateo pirate? He plunders bus stops… I seen him with me own eyes.

Catch up on the trilogy:


BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES

March 16th
POSTED or WRITTEN BY GUMBALL in SIGHTS & SOUNDS

I’ve been looking for tunes like this for a while. Straight up raw blues with nothing but organs and drums. I’m a fan of Scott Biram, so when I heard he was touring with the heavies, I search the net to check them out. I can’t even explain how good they are. It’s hard to believe this much sound can come from these two cats (John Wesley Myers & Van Campbell). Everytime I throw their record on, I have to pay close attention to my speakers to make sure they don’t catch fire and disintegrate.

Now, my neighbors on the other hand probably hate the record, simply because it shakes their house apart whenever I play it. Anyhow, listen to these guys when you get a chance. If you dig raw vocals, deep sound and rock n roll, pick it up.

The BLACK DIAMOND HEAVIES.

on myspace.