Sunday, December 21, 2014

is it Christmas yet? episode 128 is your present from 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour'....!

The 128th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

This week, a voicemail, Christmas, how I spent my last two weeks and how aggravation breeds aggravation! It's a slightly shorter one kids. Merry Christmas and ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Cherry Bomb by Jerk Alert

2) A Handful Of Stars by Midnight Music Quartet

3) 8th Wave by Straight Outta Junior High

4) Beautiful by Animate Objects

5) Got To My Head by Waters

6) Yer Laundry by The Laundronauts

7) a Christmas present from me to you

Sunday, December 14, 2014

a whole lot of nothing! episode 127 of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is here!

The 127th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

This week, topics include: potlucks, being sick and a duel review of '13 Sins' vs 'Cheap Thrills'! It's a fun one kids. ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Save It Cory by Scissors For Lefty

2) Rainy Day by Postal Blue

3) Lay Me Down by Eat The Weeds

4) You Can't Find Me by Carus Thompson

5) Wrong by Rotten Cheri

6) War Against Innovation by Azwel

Sunday, December 7, 2014

episode 126.... another one to add to your collection.... 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour'

The 126th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

This week, it's a little more back to form. I talk about politics and religion, 'Snowpiercer', handling upset customers and collecting stuff! It's a bit better, so I hope you ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) The Golden Ticket by Leah Jee

2) Leaves by Ballerina Black

3) Ain't It Funny by The New

4) You Can Run But We'll Find You by Matchbook Romance

5) Nowhere To Sail by We Steal Flyers

6) Falling Slowly by Nine Times Blue

Sunday, November 30, 2014

episode 125 is here of 'The Kpants'.... i'm sorry.

The 125th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

This week, it's complete randomness and not in a good way. Topics include the reality of Thanksgiving, shaving and the joy of the hunt.... or lack there of. ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) In Good Company by Shockbox

2) Living Room Floor by Anyone's Guess

3) Brave New Day by Queendom

4) Out On A Limb by Azwel

5) Not A Letter, But A Postcard by Guri Hansdttir

6) Cyclone by Shockbox

Sunday, November 23, 2014

a mix tape for your ears.... ep 124.5 is online. 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour'!

The 124.5th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

This week, an entirely musical episode. Songs to fit a mood. Sorry for the lack of regular show. I'll be back with 125 next week. Thank you.

Songs played this week:

1) Balloon by A New Way To Live Forever

2) Love You All The Time by Ghost Children Of Calico

3) She's My Baby Doll by The Revelators

4) Transatlanticism by Sunday Radio

5) Let It Go by The Drive

6) Happy Song by Spoons and Chopsticks

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Urban legends? You don't say.... but I do! On episode 124 of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour'!

The 124th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

This week, I take time to talk about Val's 75th birthday and a WHOLE lot about urban legends! It's one that may keep the lights on.... ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Run This City by Jet Let Gemini

2) Love Is All We Need by This Is The Good Fight

3) Well Played Mauer by Chasing Claymores

4) Take Me by This Is The Good Fight

5) Above The Belt by Hello Caller

6) Situational Irony by This Is The Good Fight

Sunday, November 9, 2014

It's finally here!!!! Episode 123 of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour'!

The 123nd episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

This week, we're finally here! The 123rd episode! This weeks topics include, milestones, life lessons from jobs and the series 8 finale of Doctor Who. Plus, a voicemail from Luke in Chicago! It's a big one kids, ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) The Beginning by Melissa Li and the Barely Theirs

2) Girlface by Get Back Loretta

3) Be There by Ex Norwegian

4) Half Of Me by Derek Clegg

5) Girls Who Make Mixtapes by Me and the Horse I Rode In On

6) Lights by Race Car Hearts

Sunday, November 2, 2014

a musical episode to fill the gap and something i needed to do.... 'The Kpants' is here.

The 122.5th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

This week, an entirely musical episode. Songs to fit a mood. Sorry for the lack of regular show. I'll be back with 123 next week. Thank you.

Songs played this week:

1) Broken Hearted by This Is The Good Fight

2) Title and Registration by Death Cab For Cutie

3) So Sad by The Softies

4) Broken by Kim Divine

5) Say by Runaway Dorothy

6) The Silence Between Us by Bob Mould

Sunday, October 26, 2014

BOO! It's the Halloween special of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour'!

The 122nd episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

This week, it's the Halloween special! My favorite time of year, as I talk about the origins of the season, why I love horror and legendary monsters! It's a jam packed horror extravaganza! ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Maybe Someday by Sweet Diss and the Comebacks

2) Fall Together by Escape Directors

3) My Barista by Sweet Diss and the Comebacks

4) The Distant Past by Escape Directors

5) You Make My Day by Sweet Diss and the Comebacks

6) Car Crash by Escape Directors

7) Halloween Is Awesome by Hyper Nonsense Music

Sunday, October 19, 2014

RANDOMNESS GO! on this episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour!

The 121st episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

This week, it's a free for all! Topics include peeing, coloring as an adult and Doctor Who: series 8. It's a hodge podge folks! ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) You Made Me Like It by 1990's

2) Pretty Ugly by 50 Foot Wave

3) Reckless by Bearcats

4) Margaret Marion by Escape Directors

5) We Caught Fire by Hello Caller

6) Everything by A Cursive Memory

7) hidden track, that ties in with the show title

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Are you hungry? This one is a cross section of goodies! Episode 120 is here! 'The Kpants' ahoy!

The 120th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

This week, it's just an okay show. Overall, fun and educational. This weeks topics are a buffet of fun! Tune in and ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Geared For Action by Jet Leg Gemini

2) Turning The Tide by Teen Idols

3) You Don't Need Me by Royal Treatment Plant

4) Oh No by Truth In Fiction

5) Dear Small Town by Sweet Diss and the Comebacks

6) Call It A Draw by A New Ending

Sunday, October 5, 2014

'The Kpants' is now in color! ep 119 is online!

The 119th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

I'm a little under the weather, but soldiered on. This week, I talk about being sick, the Ebola virus and colorizing photos.... plus a voicemail from Nikki in NZ! ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Carry Love by Hey Mike!

2) Osmosis by Shockbox

3) When I'm Dreaming by The Hillary Reynolds Band

4) She's Right by Cry Asimo

5) Feedback Powers the Sun by Spring Clock Wonder

6) Sugar and Spring by Edible Red

Sunday, September 28, 2014

I wanna get better.... someday. Episode 118 is online for 'The Kpants'!

The 118th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

This week is all about the after effects of mental breakdowns and living with them. It's not all seriousness, plus the music is great! Come, sit down and ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Not Alive by 8Stops7

2) Anxiety by Edwin Derricutt

3) Hospital Man by Exit Motel

4) Cute Yellow Pills by Little Plastic Stars

5) Changed by Pets In Trees

6) Recovery by Out Last Night

7) I Wanna Get Better by Bleachers

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Who needs sleep? Not when episode 117 of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is on!

The 117th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

This week it's all about the things that keep me up at night. 23 of them, in fact! It's great music and a great reason to stay awake. Sit back and ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Wide Awake by The One2s

2) Blackout by Hamish Batten

3) Sleep by Greg Downs

4) In Your Blood by The Ghosts of Vegas

5) Wide Awake by Stan Lee

6) Sleeping With Ghosts by Guri Hansdttir

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Rob's ready to rumble! 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is taking a trip to the 70's.....

The 116th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

This week, I'm taking a trip back to the 70's and examining my roots. Topics include my new show, voicemails, the songs that had an influence and 10 things to teach your daughter before age 10. It's a jam packed show! ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Foreplay/Long Time by Boston

2) Politicians In My Eyes by Death

3) The Heart of Saturday Night by Tom Waits

4) Court and Spark by Joni Mitchell

5) Which Will by Nick Drake

6) Life's Been Good by Joe Walsh

7) You're My Best Friend by Queen

Sunday, September 7, 2014

why do you look so guilty? you're just listening to the new episode of 'The Kpants'! episode 115

The 115th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

This week is all about guilty pleasures. From the root of the term to the things I enjoy. I also spend some time talking about turning 40 and my birthday celebrations. It's a normal episode, kids! ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Gangnam Style by PSY

2) Your Love Is My Drug by Kesha

3) Can't Hug Every Cat by Cara Hartmann

4) Just Like A Pill by Pink

5) Firework by Katy Perry

6) Sing It by Rebecca Black

Saturday, August 30, 2014

It's my birthday.... and I'll do what I want! Episode 114 is here! and 40! (on Sept. 3rd.)

The 114th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

This week is my birthday spectacular! This is 13 of my favorite songs of all time, with explanations of how they fit into my life. It's a birthday gift that keeps on giving. ENJOY!

Songs played this week are:

1) Buried Myself Alive by The Used

2) Get The Funk Out by Extreme

3) Supermodel by Juliana Hatfield

4) Revelation Big Sur by Red House Painters

5) Plush by Stone Temple Pilots

6) Dissident by Pearl Jam

7) Lazy Eye by Silversun Pickups

8) Humilty (Ian's Angry Remix) by Jefry's Appendix

9) Einstein On The Beach (For An Eggman) by Counting Crows

10) I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm by Billie Holiday

11) Hummer by Smashing Pumpkins

12) Pretty Good Year by Tori Amos

13) Present Tense by Tripmaster Monkey

Sunday, August 24, 2014

"These are attack eyebrows! You can take bottle tops off with these!" episode 113 is here!

The 113th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

This week is another big show kids. Topics include: moving, Gen Con and the iPass and series 8 of Doctor Who! Plus a voice mail from Luke in Chicago! ENJOY!

Songs played this week are all by our featured artist, Spring Clock Wonder:

1) Ghost by Spring Clock Wonder

2) Fantastic by Spring Clock Wonder

3) Help You Up Please by Spring Clock Wonder

4) Evereal by Spring Clock Wonder

5) Downwinders by Spring Clock Wonder

6) Nowhere Near by Spring Clock Wonder

http://www.SpringClockWonder.com

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Robin Williams RIP.... episode 112 is for you.

The 112th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here.

This week is a requested episode by my dear friend Sheena. With the passing of Robin Williams and the direct connection to things I've dealt with, it felt like it was only right to discuss it on this weeks episode. My topics are the works of Robin Williams, depression and mental issues and my own personal journey. It's not an upbeat episode in the traditional sense, but it still celebrates a life well lived.

Songs played this week:

1) Never Had A Friend Like Me by Robin Williams

2) Midnight In A Perfect World by DJ Shadow

3) Untitled 4 by Sigur Ros

4) Porcelain by Moby

5) Today by Smashing Pumpkins

6) We Are Family by The Goldman Girls

Also, I mentioned the meaning behind 'Today' by Smashing Pumpkins, this is from Wikipedia explaining what I mean: "The dark, ironic lyrics of "Today", describing a day when Corgan was feeling depressed and suicidal, contrast with the instrumentation. Michael Snyder of the San Francisco Chronicle said that the song is "downright pretty as rock ballads go" but that "Corgan manages to convey the exhilaration and tragic release he seeks." Corgan told Rolling Stone that "I was really suicidal ... I just thought it was funny to write a song that said today is the greatest day of your life because it can't get any worse." Corgan later compared writing the lyrics of "Today" and "Disarm" to "ripping [his] guts out.""

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Episode 111 of 'The Kpants' is uploaded! YAY!

The 111th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

I have to say, this weeks show felt like it was on point. My topics are: awkward meetings with acquaintances, the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and my adventures in getting a new phone! It's a jam packed show kids! ENJOY!

Songs played this week are from our two featured artists - Spring Clock Wonder and Deleveled:

1) Wednesday by Deleveled

2) Farther From The World by Spring Clock Wonder

3) Suffered by Deleveled

4) This Is Not Magnetic North by Spring Clock Wonder

5) Like A Prayer by Deleveled

6) Airborne Subterfuge or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Chemtrails by Spring Clock Wonder

Sunday, August 3, 2014

There is no talk of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' in this podcast, yet. Episode 110 is here!

The 110th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

I am sorry those no real talk about 'Guardians of the Galaxy'. There just wasn't time to go. However, topics this week DO include: birthday's, Gen Con and things that are lost. It's a weird one, but maybe you'll like it? ENJOY!

Songs played this week are all by our featured artist, Oliver Trolley!:

1) Way To Fast

2) Circles

3) Maybe I Could Tell

4) Face To Face

5) Livin' My Life

6) Gettin' Loud

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I am the Knight, not really. Episode 109 is here! Huzzah!

The 109th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

Another week, another show. This weeks topics include: the record store I used to run and a bit of pimping for it, finding your motivation and coming home. It's a pretty good show with pretty amazing music. ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) I Wanna Drive An Aston Martin by Spring Clock Wonder

2) Jenny Gooday by Kathy Dare and the Bad Luck Charms

3) Livin' My Life by Oliver Trolley

4) Webster's Definition by A-d

5) She's A Dreamer by Grand Atlantic

6) I Gotta Say by Deleveled

Sunday, July 20, 2014

15 things that will change your life.... here in the new episode of 'The Kpants'!

The 108th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

I took a week off, but I'm back! This week is a great new episode and one that I'm sorta happy with? This weeks one and only topic is: '15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy' It's an episode full of important life stuff.... ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Maybe I Could Tell by Oliver Trolley

2) Single Ladies by Grand Atlantic

3) Sideways by Lisa Bianco

4) Beautiful Forever by Jake Niemi

5) Glycerine by Melissa Ferricks

6) Girls Drive Me Crazy by Samuel Ventura

Sunday, July 6, 2014

(There are no Transformers in this episode) it's ep 107 of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour'! Awesome!

The 107th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

Last week was my Transformers episode, but this week.... it's my show art! This weeks topics include: night clubs, the 4th of July and spring cleaning. It's a show full of stuff! Find a relaxing place to sit down and ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Complicated Girl by American Anthem

2) Nightclub by Andre Williams and the Goldstars

3) Two States Away by Emily the Complexes

4) Idle by Bagheera

5) Don't Trust The Teachers by Canon

6) Satellite by Kiss Kiss

Sunday, June 29, 2014

yeah buddy, 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is back!

The 106th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

Welcome back to another week of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour'! This weeks show topics include: 'Transformers: Age of Extinction', how long is too long? and do you really ever want to go back? It's a ramblin' kind of episode. I hope you still ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Jessie's Girl by American Anthem

2) Hot Coffee by Andre Williams and the Goldstars

3) Would You by Emily the Complexes

4) Long Division by Bagheera

5) Euromatic by Canon

6) Machines by Kiss Kiss

Sunday, June 22, 2014

is that Lincoln on a bear? damn right it is. ep 105 is online! 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour'

The 105th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

This weeks show is all about randomness, not intentionally. It's got good music and that's the main thing. Topics this week include: finding friends as we age, comics and how there's no wrong way to be creative. It's a decent little episode. ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) They're Coming To Get You, Barbara by No More Kings

2) Pick It Back Up by About This Mess

3) It's Me by Beth Thornley

4) Hope by Dreamwalk

5) Burzum by Cokerocket

6) The Zombie Song by Stephanie Mabey

Sunday, June 15, 2014

i remember it well.... 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour'.... fond memories of ep 104.

The 104th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

What else can I say, but it's a slightly larger show again. Hopefully full of wholesome ingredients and goodness. This weeks topics include: the stuff in all of us, nostalgia and a zombie topic of the week! It's a good one, kids! ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Nothing At All by Wired All Wrong

2) Hanging On For Hope by The New Amsterdams

3) Apathy by BenSem

4) What's The Reason by Tab Spencer

5) Beautiful You by Beth Bombara

6) Goods by Mates of State

7) By Your Side by The Black Crowes

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

my thoughts on.... 'Battle of the Damned'

Anyone who knows me, has read this blog or listened to any of my podcasts know.... I love zombies. Ever since I watched 'Dawn of the Dead' (1978) in 1996, I've been hooked. I just can't get enough zombies. Over the years, we've seen the market saturated with a glut of zombies every where. Any student out to make his first movie, wants to make a zombie film. They want to either change the genre somehow or just want an easy student project with minimal make up work and an open market. It's made the die hard fans have to dig even deeper through the muck and muddle to find the diamonds in the rough. There's still plenty of good stuff out there, but not always the most original stuff. When I first heard that Dolph Lundgren was making a zombie movie, I was geeked. I've been a fan of his work since I watched 'Rocky 4'. Then I heard that it was a zombie movie he was making. I got even MORE geeked! Then I heard it had robots too! I nearly had a nerdgasm all over the computer monitor. What more could you want in a zombie movie? To be honest, it stole from a basic concept I'd come up with years ago, but luckily it didn't steal my whole idea. What it did do though, was make a genre that is hard to improve on and gave it a fun little tweak that any horror movie fan will get a kick out of. Granted, you have to leave your brain at the door and make sure you have plenty of popcorn on hand. This is one of THOSE movies for sure.

The first thing that struck me with this movie was the way the zombies are dealt with. This really could have been done as a student film, if they hadn't stuck so much money into making the robots. In the process of focusing on them, they pushed the zombie effects to the side. The zombie make up, more or less, consists of some basic make up and a couple of applications. There's nothing fancy or even remotely good about the special effects in this movie. With that being said, they really did a stellar job with the robots. They played up on the fact that they were designed to be utilitarian in design, but perfectly suited to be combat ready. They're the straight man to Lundgren's hero and the perfect foil for the zombie hordes. The effects crew on this movie spent a long time designing the overall look and feel of the robots. They feel like they could honestly be in any factory out there right now. Doing a job on an assembly line, putting cars together, welding or other labor intensive work. I was really surprised at how realistic they really were. Granted, the effects didn't always hold up to a big budget standard, but it was way above average for this kind of Sci-Fi original movie. Back to the zombies, who needs to shoot them in the head when you can kill them by slitting their throats? Right? That's just one of the many ways these paper thin zombies can be killed again. It's as if they truly are just actors with make up on. This is the one part of the movie that bothered me the most. I mean, where's the danger when you can just shoot em' once and they're down? There's really no threat, other than when they're in big numbers. Then.... you're in trouble. Unless you have robots.

The basic premise of this movie is one that's been used a lot. Most famously in 'Escape From New York'. Send in the hero to an area everyone else is scared to go, have him rescue someone who's trapped and get back out safe. Yup. That's the premise of this movie too. Nothing new here, but still fun none the less. It tells the story of Max Gatling (clever, right?), a man on a mission. He leads a team into the hordes of zombies. Once inside, his team slowly begins to get smaller and soon his true intentions are discovered. He's not just there for any reason, he's there to rescue Jude by any means necessary. What he didn't count on was bringing a bunch of other people with him and that the basic bad guy in the story, is also Jude's boyfriend.... and the father of her unborn child. This makes everything much more complicated than before, but there's one thing Max didn't factor into the equation. The fact that there's a factory in the zombie infested zone and all of the robots inside of there, had gone bezerk not long ago. They were still alive and kicking, but now they were killing zombies, instead of humans. Soon they form an alliance and next thing you know: it's Dolph and robots vs. zombies! Much killing ensues. It's wonderful!

There's really not that much more to say about this movie. It's just big, dumb fun and to be honest.... in a sub genre of horror movies, it's really refreshing to see something you've never seen before. It's also a good thing to see Dolph Lundgren making a comeback. Luckily for him, 'The Expendables' keeps making more movies, as it keeps him working. This movie isn't going to change anyone's lives and it's really just a grade above the quality of 'Sharknado', but don't let that stop you from taking the time to watch it. This is a hidden little gem that needs an audience. I, personally, will eventually own this. I think it has a high re-watchability factor and one that will gain cult status someday. It's just so terribly and amazingly bad that it comes all the way back around to being good again. There's very little not too like about this movie and believe me, I tried really hard to hate it. I couldn't do it. I just kept smiling and wonder who in the hell came up with this story and why has it taken so long? George A. Romero this ain't. This is pure and utter schlocktastic good times! Watch this soon, please.

I'd give this 3 out of 5 stars and firmly believe it's got longevity built in. This is one that will live on in infamy. Mark my words on this.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

my thoughts on....'Gravity' (2013)

This film had my interest from the first time I read about it and even more so, the first time I watched the trailer. I was sincerely afraid, over time, that the hype surrounding this movie would not payoff after my expectations were so incredibly high. My firm belief was that this would end up falling so far short of what I was hoping it would be that I think it brought my expectations to a more realistic level. Made me expect garbage. However, once this film started, it had me by the throat and wouldn't let go. I loved this film going experience.... from start to finish and it's been a while since a film caught a hold of me the way that 'Gravity' did. I was literally white knuckled for almost half of it and that's not easy with a jaded film goer like myself. Not too mention, that Sandra Bullock and George Clooney don't exactly seem like the obvious choice for this movie. It seems more like an indie movie with minimal effects and maximum script. Instead, thanks to the direction and weight of director Alfonso Curaon, you end up with a big budget film with an independent plot. I think that shocked a lot of people and also proved that you don't need a big budget blockbuster to put asses in seats and win awards.

Now.... I love films with people against overwhelming odds. That's why I'm such a huge zombie movie lover. I'm also a fan of disaster films and anything else that puts one person or a group against something so much greater than themselves. This film was exactly that on a different scale. It played up on an irrational fear of mine and a similar irrational fear of a lot of people. Running out of air, drowning, quicksand, etc. Actually, when I was growing up, I was intensely fascinated with being an astronaut and exploring outer space. I used to study the stars and constellations with great love and wonder. I dreamed of going out into space and exploring distant planets. I'd watch 'Star Trek' and 'Star Wars' and wonder what was out there beyond the stars. What I failed to think about back then and that was a solid reason not too want to go into outer space was everything that can go wrong and how completely how helpless you are. This film played up on those fears so effectively that it made me never regret my decision to keep my feet on the ground. I mean, just getting off the planet earth is dangerous enough, but once you're out there.... wow. It just gets even more insane. I think the opening bit about how "nothing can survive in space", drove that point home even harder and set you up for what was about to unfold. A story about survival in one of the most inhospitable places imaginable. It makes me feel breathless just thinking about it.

THE FOLLOWING PORTION OF THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS!

In case you aren't familiar with the plot line of the film, it's a pretty basic story. A group of astronauts are working outside the shuttle, when something goes horribly wrong. Everyone is killed except for astronauts Ryan Stone and Matt Kowalski. Ryan is sent hurtling out into space and is nearly lost forever, when Matt eventually finds her and tethers himself to her. They go back to rescue the other crew members, only to find them dead. They then devise a plan to get to the space station and use that to get back to earth. The only problem is, there's basically a radio blackout, they're low on oxygen and fuel and one thing after the other keeps making it harder and harder to get home. Without giving too much else away, it almost becomes a comedy of errors and proves the point that whatever can go wrong.... will. That's all I'll give you, as I want the rest of it to hold the same impact it held for me.

One way or another, it's been a really long time since any film has made me want to run out and write a review. The only reason this has taken three days is due to illness. Otherwise, this would have gone up the same night I watched 'Gravity'. This movie put me right back into my childhood and poured gasoline on all of my fears and made them very, very real. I completely suspended all disbelief and was sucked 100% into the story line and the characters. I wanted them to succeed. I wanted them to not keep having bad things happen. I legitimately wanted them to all get home. It was like 'Open Water' in space, minus the sharks. It's the complete feeling of living a life that you no longer control. This is the film you should be watching in the dark, with nothing else going on and no one bothering you. You should be in the moment, so to speak. You should be giving 'Gravity' your undivided attention. Nothing less would be a cry in shame.

I give this a solid 4 out of 5 stars. The only reason I'm not giving it more, is I'm not sure of it's staying power. Will it hold my interest as much in a year, 2 years, 6 months? Only time will tell. In the meantime, this is a film that earned every accolade it received and is one that is NOT to be missed!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

KHAAAAN! or Gorn.... either way, new 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour'!

The 103nd episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

It's another really good week for music! Topics this week include Star Trek, my first car, coloring books and some lyrics I wanted to examine. It's a buffet of awesome. Dig in and ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Lightning In A Bottle by Chasing Claymores

2) Hesher Boyfriend by Kelly Alvarez

3) Stars by The Broadcast Debut

4) No Crying by Jackpot, Tiger

5) I'm Gonna Leave This Town by Les Gordons

6) Or Basic Chemicals by The Glare Of The Day

7) Seasons (Waiting On You) by Future Islands - LIVE

Sunday, June 1, 2014

it's Sunday and raining.... what do you do? listen to ep 102 of 'The Kpants'. of course.

The 102nd episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

I seem to have found my grove again, as you get a slightly longer show this week. Topics include some more thoughts on 'Godzilla', the history of dogs in my life and having too many choices in life. It's a jam packed episode for you to ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) I Must Be Dreaming by The Maine

2) Holding Me by North American Royalty

3) Nobody Puts Baby In The corner by Fall Out Boy

4) Chameleon by Black Kettle

5) Jupiter by Ashes Of Draught

6) Take Me With You by Ezra Thomas

Sunday, May 25, 2014

ep 101, not quite 100.... but still just as fun? 'The Kpants' is ready to wear!

The 101st episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

It's been two weeks, but I'm back. Sorry about that. This weeks show is all about the 10 choices you'll make that you'll regret later. It's a thought provoking show with upbeat music. Download it. Listen to it. ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Brown Sweater by Truth In Fiction

2) Janie by About This Mess

3) Breakthrough by Bree Rose

4) Cool. Collected. Calm. by one:day:life

5) What She Said by P.T.'s Revenge

6) Do The Molly Ringwald by Number One Champs

Sunday, May 11, 2014

episode 100 doesn't happen every day, but today it does! 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is 100 today!

The 100th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

Today marks the 100th episode of 'The Kpants'! It's been a long strange trip, but here we are. I dug up the 1st and 50th episode to compile a retrospective look across time. This weeks topics include: My original intentions for the show, best friends and where the show's heading. It's a nice walk down memory lane. Come on in and ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Everything I Ask For by The Maine

2) Not Good Enough For Truth In Cliche by Escape The Fate

3) Two Zero One Two by Jungle Fever

4) Let It Go by The Drivep

5) Someday Today by Damon Hill

6) The Optimist by Chasing Claymores

Sunday, May 4, 2014

ep 99.5 of 'The Kpants Hour' is here. please listen. thank you.

The 99.5th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

I'm taking a week off, before the 100th episode to talk about the events that took place over the last 48 hours. This week, it's all about my sister Sabrina.

Songs played this week:

1) Invisible Girl by Jupiter Star

2) Blood On The Water by Jupiter Star

3) Sabrina, Paste and Plato by Jellyfish

4) 50,000 Words by Jupiter Star

Sunday, April 27, 2014

I'm a nerd. That is all. Ep 99 of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is GO!

The 99th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

So I went to C2E2 yesterday and THIS happened! This weeks show is all about dipping into my past and bringing it to the present. I talk about all of my history with comic books and my recent trip to C2E2. It's a nerdgasm for sure, featuring the music of Pets In Trees! ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) What Do You Know by Pets In Trees

2) Lemmings by Pets In Trees

3) Trash by Pets In Trees

4) The Accident by Pets In Trees

5) A Word For Someone Leaving by Pets In Trees

6) Feel All Right by Pets In Trees

Sunday, April 20, 2014

no one can be told what the Matrix is.... it's ep 98 of 'The Kpants'!

The 98th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

This weeks show is a mish mosh of things and a stark contrast to last week's episode. This weeks topics include: Everything I learned in kindergarten, never going back in time and 'The Matrix' trilogy. It's a big show full of fun. Sit back, relax and get ready to ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Down To Earth Approach by Triple Black

2) Seasons (Waiting On You) by Future Islands

3) Wire Tap Out by Flee The Seen

4) Hanging On For Hope by The New Amsterdams

5) Are We Really Happy With Who We Are Now by Moneen

6) Let It Decay by Silversun Pickups

Sunday, April 13, 2014

'The Light at the End of the Hall' a short story by Matt Brown.... ep 97 of 'The Kpants'

The 97th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

This weeks show is a short story written by my best friend Matt Brown. It's called 'The Light at the End of the Hall'. It's a delicious little horror story that will tingle your senses. Make sure to listen from start to finish and.... keep the lights on. ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Only Women Bleed by Alice Cooper

2) Sleepwalk by Santo and Johnny

3) Sleepwalk (live 45 version) by Santo and Johnny

4) I Remember You by Slim Whitman

Sunday, April 6, 2014

We miss you Kurt. Episode 96 of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' pays tribute to an artist who left too soon.

The 96th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

This weeks show is a special one for me. In memory of the death of Kurt Cobain, 20 years ago, I pay tribute to his life and times and the music of Nirvana. My topics include a brief history of the band, various thoughts on Kurt and company and the life of an artist. It's a super sized show for a super sized topic. Sit back, relax and ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Negative Creep by Nirvana from 'Bleach'

2) Breed (Rough Mix) by Nirvana from disc 2 of 'With The Lights Out' box set

3) Molly's Lips by Nirvana from 'Incesticide'

4) Milk It by Nirvana from 'In Utero'

5) You Know You're Right by Nirvana from the collection 'Sliver: The Best of the Box'

6) All Apologies by Nirvana from the 'MTV LIVE in New York'

Sunday, March 30, 2014

the Silversun Pickups are here.... that is all. ep 95 of 'The Kpants' is golden!

The 95th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

This weeks is only 5 episodes away from show 100 and to celebrate, it's ALL Silversun Pickups ALL around your ears! This weeks topics include: vans, would you rather be blind or deaf?, losing everything, feeling young as you get older and have you done all you wanted? It's a mixed bag of fun. ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) 1) Kissing Families by Silversun Pickups from the ep 'Pikul'

2) Common Reactor by Silversun Pickups from 'Carnavas'

3) Table Scraps by Silversun Pickups import track from 'Carnavas'

4) Substitution by Silversun Pickups from 'Swoon'

5) Broken Bottles by Silversun Pickupsfrom the 'Seasick' ep

6) Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings) by Silversun Pickups from 'Neck of the Woods'

Sunday, March 23, 2014

ep 94 is LIVE! go check out the newest 'Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' now....

The 94th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

This week is a return to form, as it's all new music! This weeks topics include: cover songs, the Westboro Baptist Church and no pain no gain. It's a show that falls apart at the end, but is still good. Download and ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) She's Like A Hurricane by Les Gordons

2) Heart Shaped Box by Kawehi

3) Children by The Valery Trails

4) More Than a Lifetime by Will Tang

5) Static Or Words by Pets In Trees

6) Straight Jacket by Shadow Of The Flag

7) Heart Shaped Box by Dead Sara

Sunday, March 16, 2014

the 2000's are in the house! as am i.... join me for ep 93 of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour'!

The 93rd episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

This week it's all about the first decade of the 2000's. Topics include: keeping contact with friends, the music played and why this was the decade that almost didn't happen. It's better music than chatter, but still try and ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Feel So Numb by Rob Zombie

2) Everything In Its Right Place by Radiohead

3) Lazy Eye by Silversun Pickups

4) We Float by PJ Harvey

5) S.O.B. by The Saps

6) All My Life by Foo Fighters

Sunday, March 2, 2014

I lived it and so should you. 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' 90's episode is up and running!

The 92nd episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

This week, strap on your flannel, because it's my all 90's episode! This weeks topics include: the most important music of my 90's experience, growing old gracefully and my Aunt Rite. It's a roller coaster of emotions. Hop on and ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

2) The Scientists by Hum

3) What A Life by Juliana Hatfield

4) Present Tense by Tripmaster Monkey

5) Pretty Good Year by Tori Amos

6) Hummer by Smashing Pumpkins

Sunday, February 23, 2014

the future needs you, but so does the past! ep 91 of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is stuck in the 80's!

The 91st episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

It's a mix tape straight out of the 80's! This week I pay tribute to an awkward time in my youth and celebrate all it's weirdness. My topics this week include: the music of my childhood, fashion faux pas and being okay with yourself. It's a throw back episode for the history books. ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Something About You by Level 42

2) Don't Disturb This Groove by The System

3) Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel

4) Kyrie by Mr. Mister

5) Everybody Wants To Rule The World by Tears For Fears

6) Don't You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Love is a patient, love is in 'The Kpants'! Episode 90 is here and full of great music!

The 90th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

My first show since 'The Coffin Joe Cast' hit the internet and I'm feeling strange. It's a love fest full of great music and the usual banter. This weeks topics include: falling in love for the first time, the history of Valentine's Day and Sweetest Day and learning to love. It's a bloody good time, with some amazing music ENJOY it with someone you love!

Songs played this week:

1) Chills by dZ

2) Say Something by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera

3) Waiting For You by Minor Alps

4) Why Can't I? by Liz Phair

5) Lonely Valentine by Chris Trapper of The Push Stars

6) Grow Old With You by Adam Sandler

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Used.... how i love you so.... ep 89 of The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour is LOUD!

The 89th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

The Unitards have ended, but up from the ashes a new show will arise. This week my topics include: podcasting and the start of something new, the gluttony of the Super Bowl and why I do the creative things that I do. It's a solid episode with a surprise at the end.... get ready to ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) First Dibs On Last Chances by A Step Behind

2) I Don't Want To Be Alone by The Frantic

3) War and Peace by Bankrupt

4) We Change We Wait by The Maine

5) In From The Outside by Chris Trapper of The Push Stars

6) Getting What's Mine by Bad Assets

7) Cry by The Used

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Coffee, do you drink it? Find out on ep 88 of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour'....!

The 88th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

It was a sad week in podcasting, but we must soldier on. This weeks topics include: My love affair with coffee, a few emails, loving your job and the end of The Undercover Unitards. It's a mixed bag of interesting this week. Listen and ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Everything I Ask For by The Maine

2) Any Other Time But Now by The One2s

3) Soldier by Amatorski

4) Ride ft Redman by E3

5) The Foot Of The Hill by Distant Treelines

6) Starsong by The Valery Trails

Saturday, January 18, 2014

ROWSDOWER! That's all I have to say.... ep 87 of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is LIVE! from Ziox.

The 87th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

If you wanted a lighter and fun show, this might be the one for you! This weeks topics includes: my love affair with Prince, my tri-fecta of superhero movies and the joy of 'The Final Sacrifice'. It's time to get your Rowsdower on in this very special episode.... ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Changed by Pets In Trees

2) Focused by Sontwisted

3) Handsome by The Argyle Pimps

4) What Do You Know by Pets In Trees

5) The Rapture by Sontwisted

6) Geezers by The Argyle Pimps

Sunday, January 12, 2014

is this a show, on Sunday?!?! yep. 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is done. LISTEN!

The 86th episode of 'The Sunshine Happy Kpants Hour' is uploaded and now available through iTunes, Talkshoe, Stitcher Radio and streaming LIVE right here!

It's a day late, but I really wanted to get this music out to the masses. This weeks topics include: Fixing yourself, grocery shopping my way and living with your self after the good things are a memory. It's a strange little show, but it's the only one I've got. ENJOY!

Songs played this week:

1) Phoebe Cates by The Argyle Pimps

2) Wide Awake by The One2s

3) Close by Joel Turner

4) Where The Money Is by Jim's Big Ego

5) One Reason by Sontwisted

6) Shades Of Grey by Shell Shock Lullaby