Saturday, September 29, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: Train Wrecks Are Fun!

Honestly they are...

Yeah it still makes us laugh nervously.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: That is way over the top big boy.

Yet another classic melt down delivered from a head sports coach... honestly I think we need to start testing coaches for HGH and Steroids.

Adam and Jeremy Say: News From Jena. A Step Forward?

Adam and Jeremy Say: Don't forget your scrubs

As a frequent reader of AdamandJeremy, I'm sure you are aware of The Office premiering tonight for the long awaited 4th new season, and the return of the Thursday Night NBC line-up.

To all those who have heard nothing about SCRUBS, have no fear. The season finale last year left us all hanging, but they are coming back for another season, and it will appropriately premier on Jeremy's birthday.

So as we all enjoy The Office tonight, just know in 4 weeks, we will be enjoying new Scrubs episodes and new Office episodes on the same night. Oh, what will we do with ourselves?
Do you like how I found the most GQ picture possible?

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: Jena 6 the shame.

The Case of the Jena 6
Last fall, when two Black high school students sat under the "white" tree on their campus, white students responded by hanging nooses from the tree. When Black students protested the light punishment for the students who hung the nooses, District Attorney Reed Walters came to the school and told the students he could "take [their] lives away with a stroke of [his] pen." Racial tension continued to mount in Jena, and the District Attorney did nothing in response to several egregious cases of violence and threats against black students. But when a white student--who had been a vocal supporter of the students who hung the nooses--taunted a black student, allegedly called several black students "nigger", and was beaten up by black students, six black students were charged with second-degree attempted murder. Last month, the first young man to be tried, Mychal Bell, was convicted. He faces up to 22 years in prison for a school fight. (from the slightly biased

Honestly this whole thing disturbs us... is it 2007 or 1957? Amazingly upsetting... We could give you commentary but this is a situation that has been talked to death. Still we feel this issue needs our attention. So this is our attempt to keep the common conciseness focused on this case.

Here is the statement of facts from a slightly less bias source CNN.

The latest on the case from the AP.

Here is an interesting take on the issue from Mos Def in relation to the Hip Hop industry.

It is interesting how several issues of culture have collided in the last few months between Mike Vick or West v. Islam but this is not just a case of cultural misunderstanding... it is out right racism and something seriously needs to be done... we don't know how to fix it, but hopefully we can keep it top of mind until some one comes along who can.

Adam and Jeremy Say: Women Ninjas Terrorize Nation

Female 'Ninjas' Rob Richland Gas Station With Sword, Dagger - top ten candidate for the "Adam and Jeremy Headline of the Year Award."

Monday, September 24, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: We Want to Work for The Office

Sorry the A&J staff have let you down lately... posts have been sparse, but the Richmond branch has an excuse! We have been busy with marathon sessions of The Office! Yeah I know I am way behind the times, but I don't actually have the capability to watch TV in my house... so I don't see most TV shows until they hit DVD... curse you! I am totally addicted to The Office... Am I the only one who thinks it would be awesome to work with Jim and Toby? (yes I know that is the geekiest thing I have ever said) I mean seriously I am so hooked on this program that I am fervently searching the fake Dunder Mifflin website for more funny... eek I am a sad sad man... alas if you have complaints about the lack of production from the Asheville branch please feel free to leave your comments... because they have not been watching The Office around the clock for the last four days.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Adam Says: Rock N Roll Is Alive and Well In Austin Texas... Trust Me.

Dude I am back... and the weekend was great! The Austin City Limits Music Festival was totally worth every cent and all the pain of traveling....

A Few Random Observations:
I never though I would find an airport I liked less than Atlanta... then I met Dallas' DFW... and Atlanta is a close second.

At one point I was in an airplane that i literally smaller than a school bus... I am not just saying that for effect... I literally could not stand up inside of it, and leg room... forget it.

Texas is a Southwestern state and not a Southern State... I know this because I couldn't find a glass of sweet tea to save my life.

On to the festival...

The wife and I hit Zilker Park just as LCD Sound system hit the stage, and we were pumped... that lasted about three minutes... then we realized that there may not be a single sober person on the stage... so we ducked out early to catch the last bit of the MIA show... I regret not seeing all the MIA show... talk about energy.

Spoon was next up in the line up, playing the same time as Queens of the Stone age... bummer, Once again we were pretty geared up for the deal, but I quickly became bored as I can only bob my head and sway in a hipster cool manner for so long before I actually fall asleep. Now I remember why I can never justify buying an entire Spoon CD... these guys are too cool for their own good.

We didn't see it coming but catching the Kaiser Chief's show next was the highlight of the night! Honestly they are a bunch of bloated brits who play music from the gut. The really got me going, even though the lead singer sprained his ankle in a strange stage move that involved climbing up and down the scaffolding and then running across the stage to crash into the guitarist... whatever I suggest you check out "I Predict A Riot" "Ruby" and the "Angry Mob" all Kaiser Chief songs I guarantee you will love.

Before we headed over to see Bjork we decided to stop for a moment to see the opening of the Killers set... well we wanted to but instead we saw ten minutes of hype video and then a group of what looked like Vegas Show Girls took the stage to play less than catchy electro-pop... gag... bring on Bjork.

Bjork was and is the most interesting performance I will ever see... a spectacle yes, but a spectacle built on a pretty amazing talent.

Kick off the day with the most over hyped band of recent memory... the Cold War Kids... yeah there was no way their show could live up to the hype... but I still like their music... I just wouldn't pay money to them live.

because of the White Stripes backing out Damien Rice got bumped back in the day and we ended up missing him all together, but we did manage to see then end of the St. Vincent set and yes she humbly sung her little heart out to a crowd of new converts.

After some expensive festival food we enjoyed the completely nominal sounds of Andrew Bird (he likes to whistle) as we waited for the Arctic Monkeys to take the stage. I will admit that I was disappointed by these boys' second album,. but they took that disappointment right out of me... opening with a ridiculous Zeppelin-esc riff that cut right into the meat of their set... I think they played all of three tracks from the new album, but those sounded as great as the rest of the deal... and to top it all off I could barley decipher their stage banter through their thick cockney accents... which of course is the most rock n roll thing you can do on stage... all of that to say that you should go pick up every Arctic Monkeys album ever and enjoy.

After Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah did their little pop diddy thing Arcade Fire took the stage among the deafening buzz of anticipation. So if the Cold War Kids were a disappointment because of their hype the Arcade Fire were amazing inspite of the hype... sure everyone was going on about how great these guys were, but no amount of talk or type could really describe the amazing passion with which they played their indie anthems. I am still sore about not getting to see Jack and Meg, but the Arcade Fire was a great consolation prize.

We started the day of with Mr. Nice Guy, Ben Kweller, yep he was as nice as everyone says... and yep that's about all I can say.

Next we rolled over to see DeVotchKa play... next to the Ghostland Observatory these guys were creating the most buzz on Sunday... and well the stunk. I would rather see Gogol Bordello do their own punk version of Gypsy music... this was not so much gypsy punk as gypsy lounge act... gross right?

The most humble performer of the whole festival had to be Regina Spektor who absolutely floored the crowd with her charm, wit, and amazing vocal talent. She was nothing if not enchanting... so much so that I now must see her when she comes to Richmond in November.

Dylan closed out the night, but before we could see the Legend himself we needed to see a legend in the making. The Decemberist were amazing... okay so I am totally bias, and so every bit of pomp and swagger took me right in... Meloy is the best story teller in the industry right now, and the the assembled band has all the musical talent to make sure those stories are heard... literally this was the only band that had me wanting more by the time they left the stage... ah yes... there will be more...

Finally Dylan closed the festival... his voice may be fading, but his genius is still here and that is all there is to say about that...

After thoughts:
I was bummed I missed Ghostland Observatory and Damien Rice... but it happens... so here is hoping I win the raffel to fifty dollar tickets to next years event.

Adam and Jeremy Say: In a Perfect World....

...there would be a day each year souly dedicated to talking like a pirate.
Oh wait! There already is, and that would be today

Adam and Jeremy Say: Pour out your coffee

A recent article on MSN is labeling tea the new coffee. Adam and Jeremy don't like to brag, but we did help start this band wagon years ago.

Yes, we do prefer a cup of Jane over a cup of Joe
No, we don't think it's girly to drink tea
Yes, we do prefer to drink it with milk and honey
No, we are not just talking about good ol' southern sweet tea

Tell us how you enjoy your cup of Jane.
May we suggest this(a perfect recipe we obtained from a fellow British co-worker):
A bold English tea(Earl Grey is a good option for beginners)
Heat milk/cream before adding
Add a few drops of honey
Stir and enjoy with a delightful Mcvitie's Hob Nob or Milk Chocolate Digestive Biscuit. Make sure you dip in the tea to get the chocolate all melty.

Trust me, it's delicious.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Jeremy says: Are you serious, pop culture?

Al Gore accepted a Creative Achievement in Interactive Television Emmy on behalf of a generation who "wants to be in control of its media" for user generated content-focused Current TV on Sunday night.

This is the first time I have heard of Current TV, but it seems cool and hip, but they totally blew their credibility the other night when they had Al Gore accept an Emmy on their behalf.
I wanna know how a guy who is so obviously "self-agenda motivated" can fool that much of the 'pop culture' population?

Monday, September 17, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: Are you serious, OJ?

Come on, Dude,

You have got stop to getting in trouble, or people are going to start thinking you really are a murderer....

The Associate Press reported that Simpson is now in a Vegas jail without bond.

Looks like he is getting use to those mug shots:

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Adam Says: Texas Here I Come.

Yeah so I am headed down to the Austin City Limits fest in (duh) Austin Texas so don't expect anything from the A&J Richmond Branch... though you should expect Jeremy to put out something from the Asheville branch... anything... please. Watched Season 2 of the Office last night... almost makes me want to get a TV. I will now spend an hour looking up quotes from various dead people to add to my wall.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: White Stripes Cancel Austin City Limits Show... among others...

I am soooo close to crying right now! Well at least I can see the Arcade Fire. Read the whole White Stripes Scoop here... hope my celeb crush Meg is okay.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: New Mae Video... Yeah We Are That Bored.

New Mae video... almost as underwhelming as the actual album...

Adam and Jeremy Say: Less Than Epic Thoughts About A Seemingly Epic Event... 9-11 Remembered

Adam: Hey I thought it would be cool to talk about nine eleven today in our own way... what were you doing that day?

Jeremy: one thing I was thinking about on the way to work this morning... a couple of declining trends that seem to be following each other:support for the war in Iraq and attendance to 9-11 memorial services.

Adam: I was thinking about something similar.

On Tuesday September 11th 2001 I woke up and heard the news... saw the towers come down... called my folks... and then went to the prayer service at the Vines center... after that I went with Teddy X Walls to Best Buy to purchase the new P.O.D. album, Satellite, that released that day. Looking back it was kind of a strange thing to do, but really I don't think I knew what else to do... but now it seems so appropriate that I did it, and more so I feel like there is this correlation between 9-11 and that album. I feel like Satellite was the best album POD made (I realize that is a relative accolade) and when I bought it I listened to it a lot... I really liked it I listened to it for weeks and weeks... and then as time went on I listened to it less frequently... and the even less frequently... I now I listen to it maybe once or twice a year, and I think that is exactly the way I and most people feel about 9-11; When it first happened people were freaking out, going to prayer services, starting wars, locking themselves in their homes, and for weeks and months and even a year afterward people were consumed with it, 9-11 was on the news and in our conversations, but as time wore on people worried about it less, and now we only really talk about it once a year on the anniversary.

Jeremy: I was in BUSI 102 at the time. Convenient because someone was on surfing on the Internet and words started spreading around the classroom. by the time class was out I started on my way to my next class, and ran into "Big Samoan Joe". He is from DC, so I told him to give his dad a call and just make sure everything was OK. He asked why, and I mentioned a plane may have crashed in the DC area, but I didn't really know much about it, and to just call his dad to be sure everything was cool. after that, I went to theology 101 with Dr Townes. I curious as to whether he would cancel class or not. he made an formal announcement about the tragedy and I remember him saying "this is going to have a huge affect on our country for the upcoming years....". I didn't really know whether to believe him, but I trust his opinion, so I didn't discredit his statement, but up until that point, I was comparing this to another Oklahoma city bombing. after that class, I went back to my dorm room, and proceeded to watch on TV the events unfold for the next few hours(the towers falling, and reports of the plane in PA). it was surreal. you probably remember at the time that I was anti-war everything and thought that the military was evil and that no christian should ever choose to be a part of the military less they have to kill anyone. that day completely reversed my belief in war. I'm probably just as numb to 9-11 as anyone else is these days, and I don't feel like that is a good thing. I'm still frustrated with terrorism, and I'm frustrated that we cant be unified as a country like we were those months after the attacks. I feel like we are turning into a modern day Rome, where internal corruption and disarray will be our downfall.

Adam and Jeremy: CBS/Nirvan Try to Kill Rock so Adam and Jeremy Decide to Name Drop

The most ironic aspect of the death of Rock n Roll is that is seems to happen every ten years or so... When Buddy Holly dies in a plane crash, when the Beatles break up, when Lynard Skynard's plane goes down, when a drummer chokes on his own vomit, when Kurt Cobain commits suicide, or when Limp Bizkit recorded Nookie. Obviously Rock N Roll has yet to die, no matter how hard the boys from Nickelback and Hinder try, and so this latest death blow will undoubtedly not turn out as bad as it seems right now, but when Adam and Jeremy heard that the season premiere of Cold Case will feature 8 Nirvana songs, including Lithium and Heart Shaped Box, Our hearts sank and we threw up a little in our mouths. For generations licencing ones songs for commercial use has been the final signal that a band has completely sold out, and to see Nirvana doing it is even worse because they represented Rock N Roll for a whole generation... I know you purest will start yapping about the Buzz Cocks and Sonic Youth but lets be honest when people talk about grunge and alternative music they are talking about Nirvana (maybe Pearl Jam... but probably not.)

You can read the whole press release here on the futon critic website, but we can sum it up for you... CBS is excited about playing the 8 Nirvana songs during the season premiere of Cold Case (I know I don't actually watch TV, but did anyone else know this stupid show is going into its fourth season?) I need to take a shower to wash off all this disgusting capitalist corporate greed after reading that. Oh and yes I blame Courtney Love for this.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Adam Says: Decemberist Say Heaven Is The End Of War

So I thought it was fitting that after posting a big long deal about Jeremy and my opionions of Heaven I would post the lyrics to a favorite song about heaven by the Decemberist; Sons and Daughters. I really don't know if the song is actually about Heaven, but that is who I interpert it, and my wife can attest that I really get choked up when I hear it, because the thougt of war ending forever is just that moving to me... so at any rate...

When we arrive
Sons & daughters
We'll make our homes on the water
We'll build our walls aluminum
We'll fill our mouths with cinnamon now

These currents pull us 'cross the border
Steady your boats
Arms to shoulder
'till tides are pulled
Hold our grounds
Making this cold harbor now home

Take up your arm
Sons and daughters
We will arise from the bunkers
By land, by sea, by dirigible
We'll leave our tracks untraceable now

When we arrive
Sons and daughters
We'll make our lives on the water
We'll build our walls aluminum
We'll fill our mouths with cinnamon now
(We'll fill our mouths with cinnamon now)

When we arrive
Sons and daughters
We'll make our homes on the water
We'll build our walls aluminum
(Sons and daughters)
We'll fill our mouths with cinnamon
(We'll make our homes on the water)
We'll make our homes on the water
(When we build our walls of aluminum)
(We'll fill our mouths with cinnamon)

Here all the bombs fade away (x20)

Friday, September 7, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: Old Skool New School Rock

Glam rock group Relient K is showing up at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC tonight to play some tunes. It's rumored to be good times and great oldies.

Again I will attending as a chaperon, and one would think is depressing, but I see it as another chance at childhood when I am still in my childhood. Right? Adulthood doesn't really start till you're at least 30? 35 according to Nielsen.
Anywho, doors are at 7pm and it's not sold out yet, so come out wearing your best rock attire. I think I'm going to help marcus put on his first set of liberty spikes. this should be fun.
And opening will the Christian band Chasen out of Powersville, SC. I'll call them acoustic rock for all intents and purposes, which poses a minor threat to the show tonight not being a total rock fest, but hey, I'm getting older and can appreciate these kinds of things.

Adam and Jeremy Say: Pinky and the Brain!

Yeah this is pretty much the greatest cartoon ever...

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Adam Says: Bridge to Zooey

So last night my wife rents Bridge to Terabithia; don't ask why, but I will say this... if you like My Girl, starting Macaulay Culkin, then you will like it... because its the same movie! At any rate there was one benifit from seeing said movie is Zooey Deschanel(wiki.) So I will admit to not really knowing who Zooey Deschanel (IMDb)was before this movie, and even not really knowing who she was while I was watching the movie, but thinking the whole time that the dark haired music teacher was really attractive and really familiar. By the time the movie was over I had added another crush to my ever expanding list of dark haired beauties and quickly wrung up to find out who my new mystery crush was... Low and behold it was the lovely Ms. Deschanel, But since many of you have no clue who Zooey Deschanel is let me give you a run down... Almost Famous, All the Real Girls, Elf, Failure to Launch, Bridge to Terabithia... all movies that feature the beautiful Deschanel, and I am guessing most of you have seen one or two of those titles. Alright that is way too much blathering about my new celebrity crush... just wanted to get that out.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: Heaven from the mouths of the Novice

The following conversation between Adam and Jeremy took place via email over the course of several days. It deals with the topic of Heaven from their own unique perspectives.

Adam: Dude my pastor preached this great sermon about Heaven yesterday that has totally lifted my spirits! Afterwards my wife and I were talking about Heaven, and about how neither she nor I seem to spend much time talking about or thinking about Heaven. Do you spend much time focused on Heaven?

Jeremy: I guess I think about heaven a lot, but only because I ponder about the spiritual realm and God(and if those things had a location, they would be in heaven right?)
As far as what heaven is going to be like when we get there, you're right, I don’t think about it much. I think I used to think about heaven more when I was a kid.
Of course heaven is then main attraction to the Christian faith right? I mean who wants to go to hell when they die and live in anguish and gnashing of teeth?
I don’t want to be a Christian just because I get to go to heaven, so I think I purposefully try not to really think about it. Right now I want to focus on the "fullness of life" and doing the work of the kingdom on earth; that’s why I’m even here to begin with, right?
I’m not saying its wrong to think about heaven, but I think people miss the boat when they think of Christianity as a "ticket to heaven" instead of what it really is.

As for what I actually think about heaven, there are too many thoughts to put down. 99% of them are all good of course, and the 1% that is negative is the possibility of being bored. I mean forever is a long time, but that’s just stupid so I get over that quickly.
I think about having any physical desire I have ever wanted just given to me. I think about worshiping Jehovah face to face and spending time with Jesus in person. I think about seeing friends and people that have died. I think about hanging out with Paul and Peter and getting to know them. I wonder if me and Jax will have marital obligations in heaven and if we will still have the same romantic love for each other. I think about travel, and how space and time will probably be completely different. I think about the "new earth" and if that will be the same as this earth minus sin, and I think about how I will not have the desire to sin and please myself. I’m curious if that is actually possible.
There’s more stuff, but I think you get the gist.

Adam: I think the main draw to the Christian RELIGION may be Heaven, but I think the main draw the Christian faith is a relationship with the creator of the universe... that said Heaven totally blows my mind... like when John tried to write about what he saw in Revelation you can tell that it was so totally unreal that he could not put it into actual words and so he had to approximate groups of words to try and get people to understand what he saw. Personally I hope that heaven is like a magical garden or something... I guess my adoration for nature drives me to thinking that Heaven will be a place that is filled with all of the beautiful things I see in God's creation now... like the sun will always be setting and rising but never up or down and there will always be light fluffy clouds in the sky that capture those amazing setting and rising rays from the sun and turn them into marvelous pinks, reds, purples and oranges. I fully expect to see green foliage and vibrant flowers everywhere I go, but one of the things I have begun to think about is that everyone will be walking around naked... when God created man he created him beautifully and it was only our sin nature that made our nakedness sinful, so I am guess that in heaven the beauty of the body will once again be displayed and admired for its singular beauty among all of God's creation.

Another funny thing is that my wife asked me just last night if I thought she and I would be married still in heaven and I remembered that passage in the Bible where some religious person tries to trap Jesus by asking Him who a woman would be married to in heaven if she had been married to three brothers in succession... like one brother dies so the next one marries her to take care of her... etc. and I remember Jesus saying that there was not marriage in Heaven... which makes sense to me, because we will be the bride of Christ in Heaven, but I don't think it made the wife happy... I think the thing that excites me most about heaven is the idea that there will be an answer to all the unanswered questions in life. I seriously hope there is like a DVD they hand you as you get there that gives you the history of earth from the perspective of the all knowing... is that silly?

Jeremy: Nah, there are many life questions that we face that I think "I should remember to ask God that when I get to heaven". Yeah, I definitely wish we could watch something that replays ancient occurrences and stuff. I think the thing that excited me most is hanging with people and never having to worry about not having enough time with that person. I can take my time and not have to cram everyone as a "single serving friend". Like when I’m chatting with Paul, I’m sure there will be millions of people that want to talk to him, so I don’t have to worry about being rude to him or them by taking all his time. They will get their chance. I don’t believe there will be marriage in heaven, which makes me wonder if there will be romance and Eros. I think I would be disappointed if there was not such a thing.
Oh, I’m also excited about not losing to Lucifer anymore; I can really kick him in the face with my steal toed boots.

Adam: I think the absence of sin will be the greatest aspect of heaven, after the presence of God.

Jeremy: heck yes. Can you imagine what it will be like to not have the desire to please yourself? Or do you think we will still have that desire?

Adam: I can not even imagine a world where my selfishness is gone... and therefore that must be the way heaven will be.

Jeremy: Agreed. We can not even imagine the things of heaven.

Adam: Now I kind of feel like this whole conversation was futile.

Jeremy: Well, we can imagine, but how small a portion of what we imagine will actually be there, and how much stuff will be there that we are incapable of imagining.

Adam: It is almost so big and so mind blowing that it is scary.

Jeremy: I'll try not to imagine it that much. I don’t want heaven to be scary.

Adam: It is like a big tree... it is so big and tall that it is terrifying to climb it but once you get to the top it is the greatest place on earth.

Jeremy: I was thinking the ocean. So big, and even though you can only see a couple feet in front of you, it goes much farther...which also would make it scary.

Adam: Well aren't we full of metaphors today... I must say that we may be the world’s most unlikely philosophers, but the mere thought of heaven seems to have captured our imaginations.

Jeremy: maybe because the possibilities are endless, and it will be everything we ever wanted.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Adam and Jeremy Say: There's nothing like a good twist

Premier dot com has rolled out it's Top Twenty Movie twists of all time.
Adam and Jeremy always love a good movie twist if it's done right. Topping the list was Planet of the Apes. There were a few movies I had never heard of, but they included the inessentials like Fight Club, Star Wars, and The 6th Sense.
A few movies they left off that we could make a case for were Momento, Scream, and the Matrix.
Otherwise, I tip my hat to Premier for coming up with this list.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Adam Says: Get Ping Pong Makes Me Nostalgic...

Yeah so it may not be 2001 and it may be a littler early to get nostalgic but there are three things I love about this video... one Blindside portrays the Swedish team... which is cool for all sorts of reasons... like they are actually from Sweden and they are Blindside... two the Bobby Knight wanna be coach melting down... and finally its all about Ping Pong... and I seriously love Ping Pong! So watch and love the Swedish V. San Diego Rap Rock Ping Pong Action (Yes my editor would through a fit he knew I just typed all that without hyphens.)

POD - Boom