Monday, February 28, 2011

2011 Academy Awards

The Academy Awards are over. The King's Speech was the biggest winner of the night, which is cool since it's a damn good movie but I'm still kinda bummed David Fincher didn't nab Best Director for The Social Network though. Black Swan may have been my favorite movie from last year but I knew there was no way in hell the academy would let that freak show film win all the accolades it truly deserved. Either way, it's all good. I thoroughly enjoyed 8/10 of the Best Picture nominees and can easily say last year was a sweet year for film buffs everywhere.

Besides, Patrick Bateman and Matilda both won Oscars.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

DAT....busted many times a week, nay, per day, do you catch yourself checking out girls? often do you catch dudes gawking at you?

Two Kiwi broads on Youtube have created an ingenious way to capture men admiring Rich Boy's favorite part of the human anatomy, the ass cam!

lol @ the angry lady during the :47 second mark. She either:
a) discovered the tiny camera and thought, WTF?
b) marveled at that girl's backside and silently raged with jealousy.

*UPDATE* 2/28/11
The original video has been removed from Youtube (probably for embarrassing a crap load of dudes) but thanks to Natalia, a new link has been found! Thanks for the help miss.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Grind Time: Soul Khan Vs ZM

Judging by the comments from my original Grind Time post, you bloggers seemed to get a kick out of this stuff, so as's more!

This battle is PURE LULZ. Both emcees are pretty wicked, but Soul Khan is seriously on another level. If you can appreciate top tier fat & Jew jokes, this ones for you.

After they decided the winner, the judges requested a bonus OT round you can view here. Not as great as the main round though but still cool. What do some of you new followers think of this? Whats your favorite zinger from the battle? Do you agree with the judges decision? etc. etc.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Vile Nostalgia: Nelly

You know you're getting old when you nostalgia for crap you barely even liked (or flat out hated) before only because it reminds of the past. This isn't like my previous Winnie The Pooh post, which I regard as Awesome Nostalgia, no this is something far more sinister. Ladies and Gents, respected bloggers and all you trolls out there, it's with great sorrow that I introduce this new segment to Jim's Fear(s) bloggy blog: Vile Nostalgia.

help me Obi-wan, you're my only hope...
Never thought I'd long for the days when Mr. Band-aid face ruled the cultural Zeitgeist. The comments section for this youtube video are sad/pathetic yet awesomely accurate. Ol' Nelly, with his baggy attire, sports jerseys and bling is Sooooooooooo late 90's/early Millennium man. Nowadays, all the famous rap dudes sport skinny jeans, sci-fi themed robot gear and have even less talent thanks to the wonders of auto-tune.

This song will now haunt you for the rest of the day, this I'm certain of....

and LOL at Kelly Rowland from Destiny's Child and her vintage cell phone/text. VILE NOSTALGIA ONCE AGAIN!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Movie Review: The King's Speech

aka The Duke's Speech for 3/4 of the movie....
The hype behind this film has been enormous to say the least, winning top honors at most of the major Hollywood/industry awards and surpassing The Social Network as the film to beat at this year's Oscars and you know what? Damn them all to hell if they weren't right. The King's Speech is an amazing movie.

The film centers around Britain's Prince Albert, Duke of York, played masterfully by Colin Firth, who secretly struggles to overcome a debilitating speech impediment while his family and country titer on the brink of collapse prior to the start of the Second World War. Albert's wife, portrayed by Helena Bonham Carter, enlists the aid of an unconventional speech therapist, Geoffrey Rush's character Lionel, to help her husband with his "stammer."

Oscar nom nom nom...
Most of the film's subplots shouldn't be too surprising to anyone who stayed awake in history class (King Edward's abdication, rise of Churchill, Hitler, WWII...) but thankfully, the The King's Speech stays true to it's title, focusing primarily on the Duke/King, his therapist and their quest to get him reading aloud like a pro. Director Tom Hooper doesn't do anything too out of the ordinary with this film, other than using really tight shots on the actors faces (esp Firth) which greatly amplifies the tension on screen such as in the therapy or speech scenes. The outstanding acting performances is what makes The King's Speech such a wonderful film. I'm voting (like my non-Academy affiliated vote matters) for Colin Firth in the Best Actor category. I'd say Geoffrey Rush should take home Supporting Actor, but I'm standing by my boy Christian Bale for his work amazing turn in The Fighter. Close Geoffrey, close...

So yeah, if you're interested in a historical dramas, period films, or awesome acting you cannot go wrong with The King's Speech. Also, props to Guy Pierce for being such an awesome little asshole in this flick. Now go see it.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The sound of your miserable day at work....

Worked all day with a torn contact. I finally tossed it out and wondered around half blind the last 2 hours of my shift. The discomfort, coupled with my sinus/allergy headache has made my skull feel just like this song all day...


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Arcade Fire & The Grammys

Music Industry....."Wake Up"
As you all know, I'm a fan of insanely ridiculous metal/extreme music. The more growls & blast beats the better. However, there are certain "normal" bands that catch ear every so often that have become favorites of mine. Arcade Fire are one of these acts.

I've gushed over their last LA performance at The Shrine and basically hailed their latest record The Suburbs as my favorite album of 2010 on this very blog before. Well on Sunday night, my favorite clan of Canadian musicians not only gave two awesome performances on the Grammy's telecast but also pulled off the biggest upset of the night winning Album of The Year. No, not Eminem, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga or some other ultra hyped media sensation, Arcade Fire won. A group of people who play actual instruments and write/perform their own music received recognition from the Recording Industry that night. I thought the sky was going to come falling to the ground.

Here is the hilariously awesome video of their win and final performance.

lol at the abysmal nominees they were competing against.
lol @ Barbara Streisand's shock/confusion announcing the winners (calling them "The Suburbs").
lol @ the band's own reaction. Happy & excited about their achievement, but more comfortable playing one last song. 

Perhaps the greatest thing about their win Sunday night, was the immediate outrage it sparked. Who the hell are these bastards? I've never seen any music videos for them before? Nobody has their could they have won?! There is a tumblr account called Who Is Arcade Fire that has sprung up and is devoted to the angry Twitter/social media responses to David's victory over Slim Shady's, Katy Perry & Lady Gaga's Goliaths. Very amusing stuff =p

Monday, February 14, 2011

Three Simple Words

I'm not mommy Ralph, I'm Ms. Hoover...
Well happy overrated/consumerist/hallmark/sappy holiday everyone. I really despise the commercialism associated with Valentine's Day. More so then Mother's Day/Father's Day or any of the other bullshit holiday's created to sell greeting cards and pump up the economy. As far as I'm concerned, the only good thing about Valentine's is Ralph's card from The Simpsons.

Love can be a wonderful thing, but like all things in life, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. A force as powerful & potentially destructive as love should be treated with more respect and not used as an excuse to hawk cheesy merchandise/candy. I dedicate this song to all the Happy Valentines out there. Watch out for those three simple words.

Friday, February 11, 2011

And You WIll Know Us By....this crappy blog post

Wake up feeling like garbage, not sick, but garbage nonetheless. Life becomes such a burden you contemplate crawling back in the womb. Suddenly this song comes on and everything is better:

saw them annihilate on Jimmy Fallon the other night (although I never watch that show, just got lucky flipping the channels!). Eagerly awaiting their new album...and to FINALLY see them live also.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Black Metal Lulz: Jogger

Don't get me wrong, I like black metal but I, like so many others, can't help but get a kick out of how retarded it can be sometimes. This will be the start of a new installment, that explores how black metal transitioned from the frozen pastime of rowdy young Norwegians like this:

This video brilliantly illustrates the epic lulz that can be had with black metal. The song is surprisingly awesome too...for a bunch of hipster/electro dorks. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

300+ Followers!

Whats that Kim? Time to celebrate?
Another milestone lil' o' blog has hit 300 followers! We here at Jim's Fear ( would like to thank you all for your interest in our (my) quirky little piece of the interwebz. Thanks for putting up with all the random ass posts about Dying Fetus and Winnie The Pooh. I promise more shenanigans in the future. Thanks again!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Crunch Time: Dying Fetus

It's been awhile since the last edition of Crunch Time (where I gush over my favorite HEAVY metal riffs). To make up for the lost time, today's installment is a doozy. As in, retarded-ly brutal.

circa 2000 lineup
Dying Fetus was formed in the early 90's by John Gallagher (baldy) and Jason Netherton (black hair). The band's mid 90's output saw them rise to prominence in the underground metal scene, culminating with 2000's Destroy The Opposition, the band's magnum opus and easily one of the best death metal albums of the past decade. Shortly after the album's release however, Netherton exited the band along with the two other dudes in the picture to form Misery Index....leaving Gallagher and the name Dying Fetus on his own. Gallagher brushed up a new (and still ever changing) lineup and continues slamming in Dying Fetus to this day.

As much as I love both current bands, nothing touches Destroy the Opposition in my book. Gallagher really stepped up the technical aspect of the band's guitar sound ( arpeggios & pinch harmonics FTW) as well as his disgustingly awesome guttural/burp vocals. Kevin Talley was barely 21 years old when he annihilated the drums on this record and Netherton's lyrics were just the icing on the cake. So without further ado, here's the first track off Dying Fetus' Destroy The Opposition, and today's Crunch Time feature, "Praise The Lord (Opium For The Masses)."

Lyrics for the curious:
One by one, the young will fall, indoctrinating process growing.
Some too weak to fight at all, who controls their future?
God above, or God below, questions no one can answer.
Live the truth, or die to know, it's my agnostic vision.

Jews killing Muslims, and Christians killing Jews.
The circle is unending, and all sides always lose.
If faith is blind devotion, then death is the result.
When history is rotten, the young young and pure grow dead and cold.

I don't need a book for saving, fellowship or days of praying.
Organizing means dilution, and results in persecution.
Through it all I keep a vision, understand what I believe in.
Truth is not the faith you follow, it's far more than you can ever know.

Religion, the burden we carry forth.
Mankind, addicted--the drug spreads on.
Paranoia eats all reason, driving their crusading mission.
Zealotry from Rome to Mecca, millions more become infected.
God cannot be mass-projected, or beaten out through forced confessions.
It's for all of us to ponder, not for dogma's chains to hold us down.
Wake up, and put the past where it belongs.

Just beat them back till they are gone, 'cause their doctrines lead to misery.
They're prophets preaching fantasy, how can they hold themselves
above the rest?

From holy birth to martyr's death, the moral quest for life beyond.
It's just a pipe dream for the paranoid, the empty words of holy books
will mislead all those that read.

Buried in the lines of text are the myths that feed their needs.
Born from flesh, just like all earth down below,
which came from a life form we can never know (in our present context).
Pray for a world that only God above can save?
The church is the reason why they've lost their way.
Crusades and Inquisitions, holy wars, Jihad,
they are the willing victims of a grand facade.

Above it all, the lies are told. The masses follow without question.
First to die, or last to go, I know my convictions.
Flesh and blood, and spirit life, the trinity of my perception.
Dead awake, or sleeping dead, we will find out in the end

FUuuuuuuuuuuck is all I have to say. I've listened to that song for most of the 00's and still haven't gotten sick of it yet. The crushing groove of that intro riff should be outlawed it's so ridiculous. I know this type of music isn't for everyone, but the power of that riff cannot be denied! Here's a different version of this song I think many a blogger might appreciate:

Friday, February 4, 2011

New Ghostface

Finally! I've been waiting for Ghostface Killah's new video to come out since he released his latest album, Apollo Kids in late 2010. The video for "2getha Baby" is now up in glorious HD on Youtube. Although this song doesn't exemplify Ghost's insane wordplay like some of his older material, his delivery is raw as ever and I just love the beat on this track...easily my favorite song off this new album.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Winnie The Pooh brings the =)

Hello. I'm glad we all got through yesterday's post without a massive flame war erupting. Thanks for the kind words in the comments and also, glad most you bloggers seemed to enjoy Refused. I'll be sure to post more of their music in the future.

Well, as expected, the situation in Egypt hasn't improved. More violence, more lawlessness, journalists being attacked (hands off Anderson Cooper you bastards!). I can't help but feel overwhelmed/depressed each morning as I open up my browser and am hit with even more bad news. So today, Jim Fear's blog will feature the most awesomely cheerful video in history to offer a brief change of pace from the dreary real world. Of course, I'm talking about Winnie the Pooh!

Just look at him! As a child, Winnie the Pooh was my favorite Disney character. I had a Pooh stuffed animal that I simply could not part with, EVER. My mom said it all started when I was baby at my first trip to Disney Land. Apparently I had a shit fit every time one of the giant costumed characters came up to us and cried my balls off until I turned red. The only exception to the rule? My silly ol' Winnie the Pooh of course. So today is Pooh day here at the blog. The weight of the world getting you down? Just youtube your worries away with this:

How awesome is that song? It's pure happiness incarnate. It even sounds amazing in Russian:

Mishka! something something Mishka! haha. Enjoy

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dedicated to all those in Egypt...

Meanwhile in Egypt...
I tend to shy away from political or religious posts, because nothing kills the mood of a blogger party quicker than talking about one's god or government. Despite this, hostilities continue to escalate in Egypt as I'm sure most of you who aren't living under a rock are aware of. The country is in the throes of a revolution, happening live as I type this from my semi-comfortable desk chair. I've studied the French and Russian revolutions and have always been fascinated by great social upheavals, but researching historic revolutions of the past, where death tolls are mere statistics, and witnessing one unfold before your eyes (via the internet) are two different things entirety. I personally support the protesters and their desire to oust the corrupt regime but at the same time, empathize with those bystanders who just don't want their families harmed/property damaged/lives destroyed.

I dedicate this "fight the power" jam from my favorite Swedish commies, Refused.

"Rather be dead than alive by your oppression
Rather be dead than alive by your design

Poisoned my fingers
Burned out my eyes
Cut down my throat
To be alive

Rather be dead than alive by your social values
Rather be dead than alive by your tradition

Poisoned my fingers
Burned out my eyes
Cut down my throat
To be alive

Rather be alive..."
I think the most poignant part of the song is the final lyric, "Rather be alive," as in...damn you for forcing us into this.

"Rather be alive"

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

2nd chances w/: Deftones

Reppin' "...Sacktown, the Bay Area and back down..."
Welcome to another edition of 2nd chances, where I shine the spotlight on a band/album that I initially felt indifferent toward, let down by, or totally hated on but have since come to peace with. This installment is a little different than the previous two. I'm not only singing a different tune regarding Deftones latest album Diamond Eyes, I'm singing it's praises from the rooftops.

I gave Diamond Eyes a few spins when it first came out in 2010. I liked what I heard, and automatically knew the album flowed better than their self titled Deftones album and their last full length Saturday Night Wrist, but wasn't blown away either. I thought, nice work Deftones. End of story. Well flash forward to early 2011, news broke that Deftones and The Dillinger Escape Plan will embark on a U.S. tour together in Spring after years of failed attempts. To my surprise/horror, the tour has ZERO California dates. This makes no sense seeing as how Deftones and Greg from Dillinger all live in my bankrupt state...needless to say I'm devastated by this. I go on a Deftones kick, spend an evening listening to Diamond Eyes on my iPod and fall in love with the damn album.

So whats so damn great about this record? Well for starters the production is phenomenal. This album sounds amazing on my overpriced iPod earbuds, I suppose my first mistake was only listening to Diamond Eyes on my computer a lowered volume....while playing MW2. =/ Yeah. Next, the arrangement. As I said before this album flows extremely well together from start to finish unlike their last two CDs which, IMO had a few curveballs in the order/pace of the overall albums. Finally and most importantly, the bees knees about Diamond Eyes are the songs. Holy feces these songs have some hooks. The band outgrew their Nu Metal origins on 2000's White Pony by transitioning from whiny aggro rock to hauntingly sultry space jams. Diamond Eyes has this in spades. In fact that might be the reason I initially overlooked this record. It's a slow burner, meant to seduce the listener over time. Hell, I'd go back in time and include this in my Top 10 albums of 2010 for sure if I could.

Here are my two favorite songs off the album, which they awesomely enough made legit music videos for.

This song has some sleazy swagger to it, plus the band gets down in a bloody orgy with scantly clad women. You're welcome.

This next one is my favorite song off the album. I think this might even surpass "Digital Bath" in terms of sheer beautiful awesomeness.  

TL;DR: Deftones Diamond Eyes rules. "Sextape," best song on the record.