witz.org is the blog identity of Jon Hurwitz. Updated semi-frequently since 2004.

Ash – A Life Less Ordinary

Nearly 20 years later, Ash are still amazing.

This entry was written by witz, posted on February 4, 2014 at 12:57 PM, filed under Awesome, Music and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

It all makes sense now

Charlie Morrissey

This Charming Charlie

This entry was written by witz, posted on August 15, 2013 at 10:43 AM, filed under Music and tagged , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Strange day out here at Windswept Fields

Richie Tennebaum

Perhaps the best fake magazine cover in the history of cinema

Who knew the Baumer suffered his meltdown in 1994? One of saddest days in fictional sports.

The Royal Tenenbaums is now out on an awesome Criterion Collection Blu-Ray. A must own.

This entry was written by witz, posted on August 16, 2012 at 1:48 PM, filed under Awesome, Movies, Sad, Sports and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Future Starts Slow

The Kills for the win.

(Cross post, edited, via musicwar.tumblr.com)

This entry was written by witz, posted on March 8, 2012 at 1:47 PM, filed under Awesome, Music and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

‘Tis The Season

The Darkness – “Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bell’s End)”

This entry was written by witz, posted on December 16, 2011 at 3:06 PM, filed under Awesome, Music and tagged , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Joy Formidable blows my mind


(NOTE: This is a cross post/sample from my new group music tumblr – MUSICWAR! Check it out: http://musicwar.tumblr.com)

The Joy Formidable: “Whirring (Live on KEXP)”

I was fortunate enough to get a few hall passes and enjoy a week of live music as the recent MusicFestNWseeing Eleanor Freidberger, The Kills, Archers of Loaf, Explosions in the Sky, Antlers, and this band, The Joy Formidable who I was looking forward to seeing as they are quite decent.


After seeing them live though, the positively blew my mind, which is why I am posting them live performing an epic shoegaze/feedback drenched version of their usually much-milder-but-still-great “Whirring”. Absolutely impressed with them live and highly recommended. (Witz)

This entry was written by witz, posted on September 19, 2011 at 4:26 PM, filed under Awesome, Music and tagged , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Tales from the Kitchen: Hyperfuse

(Disclosure: I work for Nike, Inc.)

This entry was written by witz, posted on July 12, 2011 at 9:10 PM, filed under Awesome, Random, Sports and tagged , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Michael Bolton’s best work ever.

The Lonely Island X Michael Bolton = EPIC.

90% success rate with all SNL Digital Shorts.

Buy this song on iTunes.

This entry was written by witz, posted on May 9, 2011 at 4:57 PM, filed under Awesome, Music, TV and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Welcome back Strokes. We missed you.



The Strokes – Under Cover Of Darkness, from the album Angles.

Fine work.

Lyrics after the jump….

(more…)

This entry was written by witz, posted on March 9, 2011 at 12:57 PM, filed under Awesome, Music and tagged . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Portland summed up in 22 seconds

Pretty much. (via)

This entry was written by witz, posted on December 11, 2010 at 5:39 PM, filed under Awesome, Random and tagged , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

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