21 October 2008

Are You Still Looking?

Seriously. Isn't it obvious you'll never find your keys? I'm really pretty good at hiding stuff.

So enough beating around the bush. This blog and I are through. Please don't cry! After all, most good things have to come to an end. And I say 'most' because some good things just change into better things. This blog is one of them.

And that's change we can believe in.

That's right, your keys will remain safely hidden... on Facebook. A lot has changed over on the old FB. What was once bland and droll has a new freshness and charisma. In the name of consolidation and cutting-edge technology adoption, I will be utilizing my Facebook wall as a blog.

So all of your favorite movie posters, featured artists, and more will live on. It may look different, but underneath it's just the status quo. I'm going to try to make the wall as accessible as possible, but I haven't quite figured out a way to accommodate non-FBers.

Hopefully the day will come when Facebookans and Blogocrats can live together in peace and understanding. But until a new Idea rises from the chaos, we'll have to make the best of the imperfect system that we've been given.

I'm Michael Sean Hansen and I approve this message.

Michael Sean Hansen's Facebook profile

21 July 2008

Hit the Links: Wordle

Hey all. I found this cool site that creates a word cloud based any site. Here's mine:

The 'Ga' kind of baffled me until I realized I have Spoon to thank for that. Ha ha. And I like how it says 'Just Think' in the center.

Fellow bloggers, give it a try!

06 July 2008

Road Trip Playlist

I just got back from a great 4th of July weekend back home. What more do you need besides the 3 F's? (family, friends, and fireworks)

Soon I will be asleep, but sometimes you just gotta blog. Here's my road trip playlist. This is what I listened to while driving, to liven up the 20 most boring hours of the weekend --

Angels and Airwaves - We Don't Need To Whisper

Nelly - Country Grammar.

U2 - The Joshua Tree. I had high hopes for this album and I have to admit I was let down. The bulk of the record withers compared to the first three songs.

Green Day - American Idiot.

The Beatles - Abbey Road

Rent - Original Broadway Cast Recording. I think my sing-along phase kicked in about here.

Jimmy Eat World - Chase This Light

The All-American Rejects - Move Along

OK Go - OK Go

The Killers - Sawdust. I say Sawdust is actually better than Sam's Town. Anyone agree?

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend. My trip back to Provo began here. There's nothing like a little M79 in the morning.

Phantom Planet - Phantom Planet Is Missing

Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Guns N' Roses - Greatest Hits

Against Me! - Reinventing Axl Rose. This seemed appropriate after a little G-N'-R.

Billy Joel - The Essential Billy Joel

Once - Original Soundtrack. Ah, memories of Sundance just came flooding back. I think I'm going to volunteer again next year.

Dispatch - MSH mix. I was on a full detour down memory lane at this point. Dispatch = Seattle.

Modest Mouse - MSH mix.

Albums I wish I had with me: Queen - Greatest Hits I, II, & III (I think I've lost these... nooo!!); Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely (I can't wait to get my hands on this one); Radiohead - Pablo Honey (forgot to bring it... big mistake).


24 June 2008

The Fall

Due to some recent developments involving people moving away and/or dating other people, I can see a lot of nights at home in my future. So I think it's time to take the blog off the backburner and put it... well, not on a front burner, but maybe one of those cozy middle ones.

Which brings us to The Fall. As I've occasionally mentioned it to people, I've noticed that most haven't even heard of it. Time to fix that! The story revolves around a crippled stunt man telling an epic fable to a little Romanian girl. The resulting imagery is some of the most stunning art I've ever seen on screen.

A small taste.
And I'm not exaggerating! You'll see stuff you've never imagined, and it's all done without computer graphics. That said, DO NOT watch the trailer! Let yourself be surprised. I hope people get the chance to see the movie, because it doesn't disappoint.

14 May 2008

... And One

So the blog is officially on the backburner. Sorry. But here are a few somethings for y'all:

First up is this video of a live-action WALL-E. This thing is alive! Look out for him at your local Disneyland.

Next up is my job. It's a good one! I thought I'd post a link so everyone can see my new playground.

02 May 2008

Weekend Update

Hey all, sorry about the lack of posts lately. Here's an update, though. I just landed a job at BYU Broadcasting as a New Media Developer. I don't know exactly what that entails -- is the media new or am I a new developer? But I can say that it has to do with the internet and programming.

On another front, I just saw Iron Man, the first of my summer movie picks. I'm happy to report that it doesn't disappoint. I think this is gonna be a solid summer. And if you haven't heard, stay to the end of the credits.

23 April 2008

Micro Posts

  • I'm done with finals!

  • I saw Islands last night and they were rad!

  • The job search is going well.

  • I'm off to California!

That was a lot of exclamation points. Life's good.