Friday, October 30, 2009

Ski Film Season 2009

To all my north country East Coast people: It's time to start thinking snow, waxing up the boards, and getting those season passes hanging on the key rack. There may not be quite enough snow yet to actually ski - although I heard something about an early-season Sunday River start - but it's certainly high time to start drinking more beer and talking about skiing.

With that said, Dr. D has a few early-season ski film recommendations...

First and foremost is the classic stand-by, the Warren Miller Entertainment joint for the year, this time titled "Dynasty." Sort of a montage of the best of the past couple decades, it's sure to be filled with footage that you or I could never replicate, but surely something we can talk about replicating. In Dr. D's experience, Warren Miller films are best viewed post-tequila, in the midst of a green wax haze. Check the trailer for some typical ski porn eye candy:

Local show times for this one are coming up right around the corner:

Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME:
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 7:30pm

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 7:30pm

The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH:
Monday, November 23, 2009 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 6:00pm
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 9:00pm
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 9:00pm

The other film of interest for this season is the latest installment from Utah's infamous Powderwhore Productions, known for their deep powder telemark ski porn. Dr. D starts twitching and convulsing at just the thought of such moments in reality. This year's film, "Flakes," is sure to get even the most lock-heeled fools thinking about switching it up. Check the trailer:

For those of you out East, the only way to see this one is to head up to Brunswick, ME on November 13th for the New England Telemark International Telemark Film Festival at Bowdoin College. Best of all it's free! Check it out.

Anyway, Dr. D's got a couple dates in the next couple weeks with these two films out here in Colorado. The snow's been falling, the resorts are opening, and the backcountry is filling in, getting me stoked for what will likely be my best ski season yet. Hope to see you all out here at some point. The silo in Montezuma will be open and fully stocked with food, firewood, and beer whenever you make it out.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Take it to the Stage

8pm, October 30 & 31, 2009
Freeport Performing Arts Center

Come on kids. Get in the spirit. Put on your Halloween costumes and check out Freeport Community Players stage version of the groundbreaking 1981 horror spectacular.

You know B-Nice and W2 will be front and center getting our geek on. Even the Celtics have to take a backseat to B-movie bliss once in a while. Did I mention it is FREE!

Follow the link for a sneak preview of my get-up.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Dr. D's been rocking the nine-hour days recently down in Durango, CO, re-taking his Wilderness First Responder [WFR] course through NOLS and their Wilderness Medicine Institute. The knowledge is crucial for those of us who frequent the backcountry and other zombie-infested regions of the world. You never know when you'll need these skills.

Anyway, what's emerged is a common thread: Basically, as long as you're well hydrated, you can pretty much prevent most wilderness emergencies. And sometimes water just isn't enough. In researching the best ways to stay hydrated, in the back or front country, Dr. D has found a miracle drink that will basically solve all your problems. Check it:

And if that's not convincing enough, check the sequel:

If this shit won't keep you hydrated and energized, I'm not sure what else will.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Also, this was REALLY good...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Newest Member of APT

My man the Mad Scientist, an APT hall of famer in his own right and a most legendary attendee of the blurriest NBA Draft Party in years, welcomes a litte one into his life. Per the man...

"JAH was born at 11:34am after 10 hours of labor. He is a beautiful little guy weighing 9lbs 4 oz and 21 inches long. He's got the height for b-ball, now hopefully he did not inherit my coordination."

Well done!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This is quite exciting

"Sherlock Holmes" starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams and Mark Strong:

Count me in...... I will be at this tonight...Join me?


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Most Important Drink of Your Day, Speedhunters

Been trying to have more coffee out on the town...amongst the people...

...great article here and a link to why you should consider more espresso in your life here...

Tell me this does not look fun as hell...Ken Block and Chris Atkinson...the best part is seeing the smiles on their faces...

...and this is just flat out nast...

Basketball Jones

7 days, 11 hours, and 38 minutes until the NBA season begins. Last time I checked.

Until then, the preseason run featuring young guns like JaVale McGee has me smiling and dreaming of APT field trips to the Fleet.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Heavy Cream

A must...
...two of my brothers from the Group Hug airwaves and vinyl...the way it should be done...every Wednes show mixes...

Thursday, October 15, 2009


APT hall of famer gives the treatment to prolly one of the best films eva made...vid here...

...maybe for the day AFTER Halloween?

Monday, October 12, 2009


This is really entertaining and interesting, especially since the Jets are really fun to watch. Revis is the man, and you gotta love Rex "the Sex" Ryan or at least chuckle. Jay Feely is apparently a mad twitterer and well, check it out over at the times site here.

A few twitters from Mr. Feely for your consideration:

"July 22, @jayfeely: Heres my issue with both our political parties right now. No one has the guts and ability to find the real answers and committ to them."

"Oct. 2, @jayfeely: H1N1 is so new we don’t know about the longterm effects of the vaccine. But I want to protect my children: a quandry"

A quote from the article: "Feely jokes that most kickers are thoughtful because they have more time to research and read. He often buys 10 books at a time, the topics ranging from history and parenting to philosophy and sports." Check the story out, it is well done.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pavement likes Sports

And I like Pavement. I like sports too, just less than I used to. Although my addiction to pro basketball is enormous by any standards. Pavement lead singer Stephen Malkmus also happens to be an NBA fiend.

He will be pulling the group back together for several shows in NYC shortly. I will not go. But thanks to the folks at Pitchfork I can watch the documentary The Slow Century over and over least this week. And you can too. If you like Pavement or Sports.

Friday, October 9, 2009

BLAKROC, Ghostface Interview

This will prolly be good...

Shout out to Secret Forts for the tip...

A nice interview with APT Hall of Famer Pretty Tony...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

300, Nissan Skyline, Life is Better, Peace Prize

The rental...shot on location in Harpswell...

Speaking of rides, check out this one over at Speedhunters...the Nissan Skyline...the mirrors are real...

More Q Tip...Norah Jones also...

Peace to the roomies in my neighborhood...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Time Lapse Video of Guy Driving Across the Country, LW200, Zombieland

Via A Time To Get...

In other news...the Roomie MUST click for larger on the 1st one...

...officer friendly with the dislocated rubber...

...yeah, it's a Saturn WAGON...but those rims are tight...

...might be time for an upgrade...stay tuned...


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pitchfork's Top 200 of 2000, Q

Pitchfork dropped another list. The heads behind the most affordable and perhaps the summer's best fest are throwing around the top 200 albums of the decade. While internet lists are endless and often absurd, I love them.

Here are some of my favorites from their list: #2 Arcade Fire's Funeral, #8 Sigur Rós's Ágætis Byrjun, #10 The Avalanches' Since I Left You, #11 Ghostface Killah's Supreme Clientele, #17 LCD Soundsystem's Sound of Silver, #25 Madvillian's Madvilliany, #29 Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago, #35 Spoon's Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, #44 D'Angelo's Voodoo, and #46 The Shins' Chutes Too Narrow

In film related fun, hat tip to the kids from Videoport for turning me onto this one. It has everything a W2 movie needs including an unbelievable plot, David Carradine, mimes, human sacrifice, a jewel heist, topless sun bathing, and machine guns. Hell yeah!