Tuesday, February 28, 2006
jefitoblog has posted an excellent , complete with mp3s. totally entertaining and educational (if that's not too lofty a word). i believe krs-one would classify it as
every time i wear my "pause" t-shirt, i get ridiculous amounts of props. seriously, it's uncanny. get your own, and browse through a selection of other great designs (courtesy of sneakmove pals j-betrue and michelle) over at .
i saw some about a new record. it's b-sides and remixes. digital download only, no real copies. that'll be perfect for my ipod dj sets!
Monday, February 27, 2006
if you've had it up to here with the way our society and culture have put rock music on the backburner, read hawthorne heights's stirring
Tomorrow, our second album, “If Only You Were Lonely” will be in stores. We are reaching out to you because Hawthorne Heights can use your help. We need you, your friends and anyone else you know that likes ROCK music to buy our album tomorrow. The only reason we are able to be a band is because of your support. Without you we would not be able to do what we do.
You buying our album tomorrow has much greater meaning than simply supporting Hawthorne Heights. ROCK music needs your support. Our society and culture has put rock music on the backburner. If our album can debut at #1 all of us will have taken ROCK music back to the top of the charts where it belongs.
it always makes me sad when someone has the beginnnings of a good idea or shows some talent, but then wastes it all with terrible music selection. check out this sims-style
Sunday, February 26, 2006
don knotts, -- you will be missed.
Saturday, February 25, 2006
whoever is in charge of the sex pistols, .
Friday, February 24, 2006
i picked up this super rad doll last night at amoeba. when you shake it around, it gets VERY hyphy!
Thursday, February 23, 2006
mr. smartypants (everett bradford), a student at rpi, posts a "wicked easy" article about . total cost? less than $35, and it can record digital movies.
killa cam and a child
how in the fricking frick did i miss this bit of last week?
Cam'Ron's next [project is] going to be a video of him and his manager Big Joe tricking internet paedophiles into meeting him in public, under the guise that he is a 13-year-old boy. Then he's going to hold them in temporary captivity.
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
For many queer rappers, regardless of mainstream aspirations, writing rhymes acts as a catharsis of sorts when dealing with issues of their own sexuality. Atlanta MC Aggracyst moved from Detroit after being outed, and was put on a constant diet of anti-depressants to combat paranoia and severe depression. "I had to find faith in something,” he says, “and music became my faith."
DISCUSSED: Rappers Who “Represent” “Reality,” Stories vs. Sermons, Handsome Boy Modeling School, The Sophisticated Cultural Literacy of the Twelve-Year-Old, Dr. Dre, What We’re Buying When We Buy Blackness, Verbally Murdering One’s Wife, Gangsta Boilerplates, Fatherhood, Toilet Noises, Childishness and Whiteness, The End of Moral Panic, Sexlessness, Posse-Pumping
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
sadly, skater and actor is reported to have late last week, apparently from a cocaine overdose.
voice recorders are cheap commodities these days, so bust yours open and start poking around with a paperclip to make some unique sounds. check out a of some tweaks you can do. (note: circuit bending is really more complex than just poking around with a paperclip--it's an art that mixes advanced electronic exploration with sonic discovery).
unsurprisingly, the review is (and annoyingly written). apparently, three tracks were recently leaked. does anyone have mp3s?
Monday, February 20, 2006
the new for richard linklater's adaptation of 's 1977 sci-fi classic looks super sweet. the film comes out in june -- i can't wait!
mobius is a great funky jazz record. horns, loud guitar, bass, and drums with walton on fender rhodes. generally, walton has done more traditional jazz stuff. i like this better. 1975. rca.
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Friday, February 17, 2006
the hollywood grapevine is talking about an upcoming action film that finally gives us what we've been waiting for--. the working title is brutal deluxe, but no plot details are yet released. i hope it's not too late for this; the last shirtless pictures i saw of these guys were not very flattering.
i'm a little suprised it's taken this long to, as believe would say, "drop the hammer". , best known for the theme to miami vice, had some pretty cool early records. his melodies album is full of funky jazz songs. there are some yucky, too-smooth fusion moments, but it's mostly a winner. has been sampled a bunch of times. hot drums and vocals by tony smith. 1977. nemperor records.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
the collection of musicians on the forthcoming is pretty impressive. portishead, feist, cat power, etc. dang!
in dedication to montenegro native hopefully bright future on a new team, take a look at what one publication in the uk calls the "best festival in the world" (and they know their festivals over there): , held in darko's city of novi sad, serbia montenegro in july. the three day event is celebrated for it's great lineups, amazing setting (in the petrovaradin fortress), and cheap tickets and beer.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
technically, he's no jaco pastorius, but on the energy meter this guy gets a 10.5. definitely wait until halfway through and feel the awesomeness when the rest of the van halen guys come running out on stage to kick into the next tune. . said sneakmove pal "dj boy billionaire"
so unsettling for some reason, but i love it. i always thought he couldn't play for shit. now i'm convinced!
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
two fresh fellows in brooklyn, ny put together of some snow antics on their roof. in case you didn't hear, there's a lot of snow on the east coast right now.
Monday, February 13, 2006
akin to watching a car wreck.
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Saturday, February 11, 2006
I hear their next project involves the creation of 5 new holidays. Sounds like it could be interesting...or not.
reports that custom "tailor printed" shoes will be premiering in april. the system works by taking a 3d laser scan of your feet, then using another laser system to rapidly build the shoe.
The tailored shoes are built layer by layer using a form of rapid 3D printing called selective laser sintering, in which a laser fuses together particles of a nylon-based material.looks like professional athletes will have the first pass at these. let's push for them to take this technology a little north--i could really use a pair of custom fit nylon pants, like immediately.
Friday, February 10, 2006
early reports are saying to not get your hopes up for the new x-men film. says the posters look like a ripoff from "rent." i think the wolverine one looks like a "got milk" composition.
i stumbled across this short film randomly (it was linked off of an html color selection dashboard widget) and found myself engrossed, watching until the end. it's a real film, with decent acting and real production (not like the terrible "freddie vs. ghostbusters"). the story and narration are warm and charming. nice job, whoever you guys are. by coudal. about 11 minutes long.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
they have newish record out called on the secretly canadian label.
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
chances are you're a big fan of . richard baluyut (who fronted that band with his brother james) has formed a new san francisco based outfit called whysall lane with mikel delgado (wussum pow, little deaths, cinnamon imperials) on bass, and adam pfahler (jawbreaker) on the drums.
whysall lane's self-titled debut record is is out now on it's really good. you can download three super tracks from the album at the band's
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turntablism and sampling pioneer is well-known for his lessons 1-3 records from the 80s. he and partner double dee were the first to use pieces from film and television. he continued into the 90s with singles like "it's up to you", where the ominous, high-pitched whine of george h.w. bush pushes us into the first gulf war over a nice little beat.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
and make sure to check out our other current and previous releases.
in '97 or so i got this records compilation called . there's a great track on it. the whole darn thing is boosted from in large pieces, but who cares... it sounds wonderful. also if you haven't heard it, check out mumbles' classic work on record.
Monday, February 06, 2006
consider this a companion to dj ray liotta's super bowl shuffle post from a few days ago. makes the obvious observation that the '85 bears had a really great idea that should be expanded upon. you can just hear the creators of this video working: why not make a rap video with aging white southerners dedicated to pushing sales of household food items?
A Busta Rhymes video shoot ended with a hail of gunfire that killed the rapper's bodyguard in Brooklyn early yesterday, feet from some of the biggest names in hip hop - including 50 Cent, DMX and Mary J. Blige, police sources said.
were a rock band from washington, dc. you could comfortably call their sound post-punk. it reminds me a bit of unwound and drive like jehu. mostly simple and stark. 1996. dischord.
Sunday, February 05, 2006
Saturday, February 04, 2006
at least, if your dream is to combine your two favorite movies from 1984. thanks to one true movie afficionado, we can now enjoy the fan-film . i used to wonder if movies would be better if hollywood made the films we think we'd like to see. now i know. download is on the leftside column.
Friday, February 03, 2006
i'm not much of a football fan, but i do love football rap. so in honor of this weekend's superbizzle fun, i'mma post some of that classic shit -- "the superbowl shuffle" by the 1985 chicago bears. imho, the best things about this grammy-nominated (seriously!) song are gary fencik's "gay rapper" voice and the comedy club sax solos at 2:46 and 4:57. so jazzy! is it just me or does william "the refrigerator" perry actually have a decent flow? it's sorta gangstaish.
has had a few solo records come out recently. in the last few months, a collection of previously unreleased tracks called hip-hop gold dust hit the shelves. my favorite solo prince paul record is psychoanalysis. it's a bunch of hilarious skits and weird songs centered around a freud-like analyst who digs into paul's psyche. the label released it. wordsound is a good place to go for strange, experimental, and funny hip-hop-related music. 1996.
Thursday, February 02, 2006
I'm sorry, I am totally joking here...this film and its title are 100% spew.
very catchy tune that'll make you want to dance, and a video that celebrates the waste and trash of the excessive lifestyle. to check it out (only in windows or real formats).
(warning: beware of some heavy-handed "american dream" double entendre.)
it wouldn't be a stretch to say the black eyed peas are the most irritating pop act in recent years. before they were the black eyed peas, they were a more than halfway decent rap team called . on some pharcyde meets early souls of mischief, but not as good. their lp never came out, but the "puddles of h2o" single did. 1994. ruthless records.
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
i meant to post this last week, but i frackin' forgot, because i am old and my memory is shite. anyway, these are siiiiiiiiock.
is one of the staples mid 90s indie rock. whether quiet or loud, they have a certain raw intensity. singer/guitarist has great guitar parts and lyrics. from the in place of real insight lp is one of their best songs. karate's first 2 albums are definitely worth getting. the later stuff has been kinda so-so in my opinion. 1997. southern records.
a sad moment for the world of video art as nam june paik passed away on sunday. his influence is wide-spread, being credited for inventing video art in the 60's. cnn has a nice recap of
from sneakmove pal sizod:
Very sad, this guy was my inspiration for video art. The day after I went to an exhibit of his work I went out and bought a video camera and changed my concentration from traditional sculpture to combining sculpture and multimedia.
2 live crew's luther campbell is releasing a memoir on cd. explains that the audio book will contain his "freakiest escapades and most nastiest tales." nice, this is the second 2 live crew-related post in like a week!
if were promoting their "make a skateboard" program when i was in high school, my life would have definitely turned out different. but it's nice to know that the woodshop kids .
a few weeks ago, posted a clip of little marcy singing "jesus wants me for a sunbeam" and some other gems. for those of you who missed it, you can watch the 40MB clip . while she can't exactly compete with , it's still pretty darn radical.
(real audio clip)