November 18, 2008
a break in the reign of jason.
hello, this is shane.
i thought i'd make a post on here just to see if i still remember how to.
May 18, 2007
Johann Underwald was a Swiss mathematician. He was one of the brightest stars in his field, and was described by his peers as "the next Albert Einstein."
Underwald died in October of 1999. Cause of death: mathematical error - Underwald "made a 250-foot bungee jump with a 300-foot bungee cord, and died immediately on impact."
have you ever gotten a flat tire?
or caught a turtle?
i love doing both of those things...
January 25, 2007
The Best Stress Relief
this is an amazing video! it's by Asobi Seksu, a pretty sweet band.
Youtube is pretty awesome. What are some of your favorite videos on there?
January 10, 2007
thank you all so much for coming out to the concert tonight. it was a blast. it was so nice to see your smiling faces.
tomorrow, ian is headed off the Nepal for a few weeks.
we have some tentative shows for the spring and later winter. hope to see you there.
oh, and to hold you over until next time, here is the video of "stop the bleeding" from our previous Palk Basement show.
goodnight, friands of the machine,
p.s. ian's jetta got run into while it was parked... again. it has now been hit 8 times, and shot by a bb-gun once!
December 25, 2006
Those MAC vs. PC Commercials
Merry Christmas, Everybody. Enjoy the heck out of it!
December 07, 2006
Toby, Ian, and the Fat Kid (me)
Did your older brother or sister ever have awesome friends that just they wouldn't 'share' with you?
Ian and his friends (Especially Toby) would always run away from me. I'd be following them arund and they'd say, "Wow, look over there!" As I turned and looked, they would split. They ran down the hill, Toby in his cape and Ian in his super flannel, and I sitting dejectedly in the sand box.
I would always look when they told me. You would think that I would have caught on, but there was always the off-chance that something totally awesome really was behind me, and I didn't want to stubbbornly sit there without batting an eye as Toby and Ian watched a sasquatch or the Loch Ness Monster steal through the woods behind me. So, I always looked, and was always disappointed.
Toby and I worked at the same camp for two or three summers. By this time I was old enough that it was not imperative to run away from me. During breaks, we would play or record music together. It was awesome.
Toby is one of the best pianists I know, He always has been.
You can listen to some of his newer music at his myspace page.
Thanks, Toby for the music and memories.
November 30, 2006
the Optus Tennis Challenge
My grandad e-mailed me a while ago and gave me the link to this game.
I tell ya, this game is strangely addicting.
What high score can you get?
Do you think that there is strategy to such a simple game?
p.s. our myspace page now has almost 10,000 views. (9988 to be exact.)
October 13, 2006
October 09, 2006
our myspace player
it actually looks a little funky on here, because i had to shrink it to make it fit. to see it in all it's splendor, click here:
The Look Machine's official Myspace site!
but, before you leave ----[click to continue reading]---->
here's where it gets good. you can have this beautiful music player absolutely free of charge!
here is the code. you can copy and paste this stuff to put our mysace player anywhere you want:
actually, we kind of demand that you copy and paste this everywhere, because, it contributes to our play count, and we want to reach 100,000... :)
i mean, would you please use this code to tell people about our music? thank you kindly.
June 23, 2006
As most of you know, Jason and I work together. Because we do graphic design, we are on computers all day every day. When you spend that much time online, you tend to run across some interesting stuff. Recently we have started collecting funny GIFs (animated images). Here are some of our favorites. Feel free to add links to other funny stuff.
Click the link below to see the rest.
June 06, 2006
A Cool Thing to Do.
Maybe there are some smart kids at MIT after all.
June 04, 2006
The Horrible Cook
Here is one of my finest home videos.
So, how do you like it? Critics, now is your time to shine.
May 20, 2006
So, tonight, I was at a theatre where we played before. I found this sticker in the bathroom on the wall. Us!! Kind of cool, kind of not cool...
(It's a poorly taken picture, I know)
April 24, 2006
Are you Worthy?
Some news almost as important as the release of our debut album...
Here is a test to see how steady your hand is with the mouse:
I am only a level 3. How well did you do?
April 03, 2006
Our friend Paul Odders broke his nose last night. He is probably going to need surgery to fix it. He was playing basketball and apparently ran face first into a metal pole. In case you were wondering, metal poles are not soft and don't have very much give. Take a look at the picture of the damage to Paul's face after the link (not for the faint of heart).
Click the picture for the full size :)
March 24, 2006
Concerts on Both Horizons
The benefit concert tonight for the Invisible Children went well.
We played "Live our Lives," "Eve of destruction (Written by Barry McGuire, but covered with a lot of our own stuff in it)" and "Stop the Bleeding."
We have started preparing for the battle of the bands on April 6th.
Jason lifts weights here hoping to have a strength advantage over the other bands in the hand-to-hand combat portion of the battle.
March 17, 2006
This has to be great for the Fishies
So, did you know that Chicago literally dyes the water green around Saint Patrick's Day? I guess that it's a peace of Lake Michigan, maybe, it's been a while since geography, I don't know.
Somebody just was showing me that, and I thought that it was pretty cool/weird.
February 01, 2006
All is Well
Hello, adoring fans worldwide.
We have been spending a lot of time in the studio. With a nice MAC G5, everything is up and running.
Today, we recorded all the drum tracks. It went remarkably well.
So, here is Eli, Josh's son, and a wonderful drummer.
Google Video is absolitely wonderful. This here is a lovely video off of there. It is of these Russian guys that are way more super than your averge super hero. the beginning of this film may be a little ghetto, but later on, it is very worth it.
Okay, that's all for now. It occurs to me that I have used a lot of happy adjectives in this post.
Have a lovely day.
January 18, 2006
hours and hours.
With the upcoming recording of the full length album, I have been practicing like mad.
Hours a day, I have been drumming in my basement.
Breaking many sticks,
Bleeding much blood,
And very tired of sitting on that stool.
I have now gotten a desk chair with a pillow on it to replace my throne.
This next monday, we will (tentatively) start recording...
We will be doing these songs:
Stop The Bleeding
Live Our Lives
"White Light" (title to be changed)
So, I was thinking of a way to describe both my past and next few days of drumming.
This is what I came up with:
me (shane) : drums :: this dude : computer
January 11, 2006
You should have seen the other guy.
This is what happened to me.
This is the other guy
December 06, 2005
Another video Update
Here is another video. It is quite funny, I think. (Ian is the wonder filmographer, filmer... camera man. whatever. he is the one responsible for capturing this timeless jewel on tape, or gigabytes or something...)
There may be another version with audio sometime soon on here.
Does anyone know any good free video uploading sites?
well, without further adieu, here be a picture link for this fantabulous video:
November 30, 2005
Ian... Give Thanks
Okay, so here is a video of Ian.
It's not filmed so well...
The audio got deleted when I uploaded it. I'll try to find a diffreent uploading site on a Google search or something. I want you all to be able to hear the audio...
November 27, 2005
Everyone, an important update. Ian and Collin are out fishing in the bay ALL NIGHT on the pier! They just sent me this picture from collin's cell phone.
(They probably just borrowed someone else's fish for a quick picture. haha. I can say that because they're far away, and they will be too tired to beat me up tomorrow.)
This is way more fun than writing that essay...
November 22, 2005
The ugliest dog in the world (I think his name was "Sam") Just died.
I have pictures (somewhere on some CD) of what is now the ugliest dog in the world. I met it in thailand.
I will try to have those up here soon...
Kitchen cleaning time!
November 15, 2005
Yes it's a lame entry, but you're the ones who wanted a new entry. So there you have it, a stupid new entry.
November 13, 2005
Another Show Played!
We played this Saturday.
I think that we did well, although I don't really know. I could not hear a darn thing! I was behind the drum cage and heard only the one song when Ian played the keyboard which came through my monitor. Other than that, nothing...
I couldn't bring my own drums. It was horrible, I hate the drumset that I played. This is a thing that only maked sense to drummers.
I think that the other guys did really well though.
we will have more shows soon...
November 01, 2005
Here is Collin's new hair-dew for practice nights.
Here is Drew practicing away...
Ian and his new guitar.
Jason. I don't really have an explanation.
Me drumming away.
Here is Josh. (He's definitely not at our practice. This would be the "+" part of the title.)
Our new lawn mower. ("+" no.2)
October 28, 2005
October 26, 2005
This is the Emo Song. This site is worth visiting. It's just a one page site with a song that totally disses everything about emo kids. It cracked me up.
Warning: It may be slightly offending to some. sorry. I just thought that it was funny.
October 21, 2005
Cats = Horrible
Proof and evidence.
October 18, 2005
October 12, 2005
They just found the oldest noodles ever. Awesome.
"YOU'VE BeeN HIT BY THE
|SEXY TRUCK | '|""";.., ___.
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"(@ )'(@ )""""*|(@ )(@ )*****(@
ONCE YOU'VE BEEN HIT, YOU HAVE TO HIT 8 PEOPLE! IF YOU GET HIT AGAIN YOU'LL KNO YOUR REALLI sexy! IF YOU BRAKE THE cHAIN, YOULL BE CURSED WITH UN*SEXYNESS FOR 10 YEARS SO PASS IT HIT WHO EVER YOU THINK IS sexy"
Yeah, I just thought that that was cool. Someone commented and put that on my xanga page.
I know, I've seen things like that before, but this one just looked cool.
October 06, 2005
The new Look Machine song
Drew took the time to notate our newest song. As you can see, it's pretty complex because we're musical geniuses.
Take a look at it after the link.
September 23, 2005
Thank God for friends
Here is one of my favorite myspace friends.
September 15, 2005
does this freaking thing work?