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Stopped by the lesser-known fountains of the Bayl-agio today. #baylor #beagle #dogs

Stopped by the lesser-known fountains of the Bayl-agio today. #baylor #beagle #dogs

theacademy:

Last month When Harry Met Sally celebrated it’s 25th anniversary. 

"I think the reason why When Harry Met Sally works is that there’s a lot of [screenwriter] Nora Ephron in Sally. It was an idea I had based on the fact that I had been single for 10 years and making a mess of my single life, and started thinking about how men dated and whether sex gets in the way of a friendship. 

"I started talking to Nora about it and she said, ‘There’s definitely a film in this.’ I knew I needed to have a woman’s voice, and I was lucky enough to pick the smartest, funniest woman on the planet". - director Rob Reiner.

Cultural milestones don’t usually make me feel old. This one really does.

Fucking wagon wheel coffee table.

Sorry about that last one, clean freaks.

And welcome new followers who are fans of the disgustingly discalceate!

Behold my shame: dirty hobo feet all summer long, because flip-flops. Foot washing before bed is my nightly curse. (I showered yesterday… this is all from this morning. Yuck.)

Behold my shame: dirty hobo feet all summer long, because flip-flops. Foot washing before bed is my nightly curse. (I showered yesterday… this is all from this morning. Yuck.)

Sorry (but not sorry, because I totally would).

Sorry (but not sorry, because I totally would).

(Source: chotronette)

caragh:

beyonceprivilege:

me: *waves at a dog being walked*

dog’s owner: *waves at me*

me:

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This is my favorite post I’ve ever seen on Tumblr

Funny because true

jtotheizzoe:

Join me on a jazzy journey through Mister Rogers Neighborhood

This morning I was reminded how much I love Mister Rogers (present tense), and how much that show influenced me as a kid. Fred made me the curious adult I am today. Well, Fred and Sesame Street, but I refuse to pick favorites.

I especially remember the above video, about how crayons are made. It must have had a hell of an impact to stick in my noggin after all these years, eh? But as awesome as the story of the classic Crayola 64-pack is (remember the built-in sharpener?), today I want to talk about the music.

I never realized it until now, but most of the “how it’s made” segments on Mister Rogers had no sound. That makes sense, because factories are horribly loud places and are a nightmare to film in. But listen to how the iconic Mister Rogers jazz soundtrack takes the place of sound effects! The clicks and whirrs are really just the drummer using brushes or percussion blocks. And the piano runs match the action so well!

Reminds me of the Dutch filmmaker Bert Haanstra, whose 1958 film Glas won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short. Glas features a bunch of glass-blowers doing their glass-blowing thing, but instead of live sound their motions are blended perfectly with a peppy, beat-driven jazz soundtrack. Watch it below and compare to Mister Rogers:

See the similarities? I wonder if the influence was intentional. The virtuoso pianist behind Mister Rogers iconic jazz arrangements was Mr. Johnny Costa, whose trio recorded the music live as the show was videotaped! It’s pretty progressive music for a children’s show, but I think by pushing the boundaries Rogers and Costa were able to create some really special experiences, and prove that kids have no problem enjoying complex creativity.

Here’s a short chat with Johnny Costa (man, those fingers!) about what it was like to work on Mister Rogers Neighborhood:

Never not going to rewatch a Mister Rogers clip, especially after that great intro.

katerpotater:

girl-farts:

sazziscooler:

higheramerica:

Cannabis Infused White Chedder Macaroni and Grilled Cheese Sandwich with crusty Parmesan Crust. NOM
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Impossible

WHAAT!

I need this in my life

Somebody is doing things extremely right and deserves my heartiest applause. (Make mine GF and we are golden)

katerpotater:

girl-farts:

sazziscooler:

higheramerica:

Cannabis Infused White Chedder Macaroni and Grilled Cheese Sandwich with crusty Parmesan Crust. NOM

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Impossible

WHAAT!

I need this in my life

Somebody is doing things extremely right and deserves my heartiest applause. (Make mine GF and we are golden)

The #fragrance of these #sweetpeas, however, is all mine. #plantstagram #flowers  (at Victoria Park)

The #fragrance of these #sweetpeas, however, is all mine. #plantstagram #flowers (at Victoria Park)

This jolly #clematis wanted to say hi. #plantstagram #flowers (at Victoria Park)

This jolly #clematis wanted to say hi. #plantstagram #flowers (at Victoria Park)

So considerate of my boyfriend to be waiting for me at the dentist’s office! #riggins

So considerate of my boyfriend to be waiting for me at the dentist’s office! #riggins

Not a bad day to overshoot your bus stop with ample time to walk to your dentist appointment in this beauty. (at Bridgeman Park)

Not a bad day to overshoot your bus stop with ample time to walk to your dentist appointment in this beauty. (at Bridgeman Park)

On a long bus ride to my first dental appointment in years, so I’m pretending I’m this guy.

On a long bus ride to my first dental appointment in years, so I’m pretending I’m this guy.

kingsgatemallhappenings:

For the month of June, I had programmed a month of happenings at Kingsgate Mall. I was able to do this through the support of the Western Front Artist-Run Centre as their June artist-in-residence. Somewhat adhering to a weekly schedule, the happenings included live music, an ongoing audio talk…

If this is TL;DR for anyone, my takeaway is similar to what I experience on a weekly basis as a karaoke host: self-absorbed “musicians” who think that the only volume they can possibly play at is “CRANKED ALL THE FUCKIN’ WAY UP TO ELEVEN, MAN.” 

I’ve sloughed off uterine lining with more substance than half of these little pissant zygote badasses trying to strut their stuff as front men, so when people bark at me to “turn it up” while they’re screaming their way through that same old Motorhead song everybody else sings… I WILL TURN YOU DOWN, YOU FUCKING BABY. IT’S NOT THE FUCKING BUDOKAN, FUCKFACE. Adults might actually want to have conversations. 

Anybody can call themselves a musician… it takes maturity, respect (for your audience and venue) and presence to be an actual performer. 

I hate some people. I hate THESE people.

Love starting my day the #NewZealand #oyster way! #Kaipara (L) & unique-to-NZ #TioPoint (R)! Thx @goodlifevan! (at Long Table Distillery)

Love starting my day the #NewZealand #oyster way! #Kaipara (L) & unique-to-NZ #TioPoint (R)! Thx @goodlifevan! (at Long Table Distillery)

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