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    quarterbar's "shock'em dead" (cd)
    beats, remixes, and blends all mixed together for a mostly continuous dancing good time. enjoy!

    sneakmove minicomp 2
    second in the series. limited edition 7inch compilation, 11 great short songs by: electric president, fog, meanest man contest, bonde do role, controller 7, subtitle, newageynofriends, fm3 and more!

    mmc and languis "split" (cd)

    this full length cd features six new songs by meanest man contest and four new songs by languis. which means it's amazing.

    sneakmove rock drum breaks cd

    for you djs, producers and drum fanatics. 21 vintage breaks, looped up and ready to go. curated by the editors of sneakmove. this thing is getting props on from great places like xlr8r, turntable lab, etc

    débruit: to nartik kef (cd)

    sneakmove's pal débruit has a new cd featuring awesome glitchy hip-hop beats and collaborations with eriksolo (sneakmove, meanest man contest), zentinela, and soklak.

    sneakmove minicomp 1

    an instant classic, and it's almost sold out. a very limited edition 7inch compilation featuring: odd nosdam, dat politics, languis, casiotone for the painfully alone, baby dayliner, restiform bodies, blevin blectum and more. once they're gone they're gone for good!

    "we're not brainiacs on the nerd patrol" t-shirt

    our tribute to stephen colbert's masterful annhiliation of george bush at the white house press correspondent's dinner. proceeds go to
    (sorry--out of print!)

    previous releases

    ***we have just a few copies left of older releases. and damn they're good... forest fires collective, jypu/mmc, substance abuse... unbeatable prices too.
    check 'em all out

    Become one of the Million Voices for Darfur by signing an online postcard to President Bush demanding leadership for the victims of genocide. Go to to send an electronic postcard to the White House and make a contribution to the Save Darfur Coalition.

    party pics:
    mmc and more at terrorbird one-year anniversary 111 minna, san francisco

    busdriver/postcoitus photos rickshaw stop, san francisco

Friday, March 31, 2006

"ricky bobby" trailer

check out the new for the will ferrell nascar comedy talladega nights: the ballad of ricky bobby. the preview is a little light on laughs, if you ask me, but with that cast i can't imagine that it won't be pretty funny.

russell and kimora: splitsville

for those who haven't gotten their celeb gossip fix today, . the immortal tyra banks has a nice quote about their relationship at the bottom of the short article.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

george lynch update

even bona fide guitar heroes like our own gary tijuana could probably learn a thing or two at george lynch's . please note that the dancing george lynch on the lower left is more than a piece of awesome graphics work - it's one of a of guitar hero sculptures, not unlike that you've been hearing about.

sneakmove march 30 mix cd -- minus the cd.

ayo! if anyone's interested in hearing some of the newish traxxx i've been enjoying lately, you should for sure download . one sweet, sweet hour of music by the dresden dolls, mute math, milosh, and many more! update: the first yousendit link expired, but i've reuploaded the file and entered a new url. if you couldn't get it to work last night, try again.

egyptian lover

fans of electro or old school rap in the style of afrika bambaata should know that recently released his first new record in 7 years. posted a couple tracks. be ready to shake it.

65 playstation 2s as a linux computational cluster

just as the title might indicate, i have no idea .
The NCSA has constructed a PlayStation 2 Linux cluster as a test bench for scientific computation on "toy" hardware. The cluster consists of 65 compute nodes, 4 user login and development nodes, and 1 prototype node for software installation tests. All the nodes run the Sony Linux distribution for PlayStation 2.
maybe will clarify things for you. i'm still in the dark, but that rack of ps2s looks cool...
(thanks, sizod.)

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

jack abramoff, aspiring writer/producer

sure he's going to jail for 6 years but let's not forget the one gift he gave the world: . entertaining article about it all in the .

bad news for video game movie buffs

all 7 of the people in the world who like movies made from videogames, your fave genre is about to become a complete joke: .

official thx make-a-trailer contest

aspiring filmmakers and editors listen up (get it???)-- thx is sponsoring a for them. better hurry--submissions are due may 26.
THX cinema trailers have wowed movie audiences for decades. Some of Hollywood’s greatest sound and visual effects artists have collaborated to produce them. Now, it’s your turn. Put your directing skills to the test with the first ever THX trailer contest.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

sneakmove just got owned!

(thanks, .)

christopher walken, evil ping pong enthusiast

an evil mastermind who also loves ping pong? that's right up christopher walken's alley. the movie is called and in case you're wondering, it's indeed a comedy, written by two of the guys who do reno 911. filming starts in june. sounds perfect.

jazz dump

i've been converting some of my fave jazz records to mp3s. it's been fun. straightfoward and enjoyable stuff. here're some selections...

from the kicker. 1967. milestone.

from happenings. 1966. blue note. hutcherson plays vibraphone. he was only 25 when this came out.

from doors. 1972. cobblestone. slow, moody stuff from the blind saxman.

from natural essence. 1969. blue note. washington's lead sax playing makes this record really excellent. there is almost no info about this guy online. it'd be nice to see a full discogrpahy. he wins the age contest by being only 23 when this record came out.

Monday, March 27, 2006

This guy looks like Jennifer Love Hewitt?

I came across this interesting article from less boring new service, . The article is about an interesting new site called . The site does more than match your looks with a hot celebrity, it seeks "to make it easier for people around the world to use the power of the Internet to discover their heritage and strengthen their bonds with family and friends"...blah blah blah now go see which celebrity you look like!

r.i.p. nikki sudden

died way too young yesterday. aside from his solo work, he was a member of swell maps and the jacobites. let's take a listen.

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page france

i saw play last night at in san francisco. the band is and after seeing them play, it makes even more sense. best show i've seen in a while. the songs are very simple. mostly acoustic guitar-driven and augmented by sparse drums, xylophone, piano, and bass. the lyrics have a sweet kind of pessimism with repeating themes of wind, being carried, royalty, cherubs, and dogs. it's all delivered with a rapturous energy. a is coming out. highly recommended.

Friday, March 24, 2006

going on tonight in san francisco

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bay area art and music fans should come by (9th ave at lincoln--inner sunset) for an evening of art appreciation curated by sita rupe. sneakmove's quarby will be dj'ing along with dj frankie and dj andy. a great time will be had by all--it's guaranteed.
The Canvas Gallery presents PHANTASM
Friday, March 24Th 2006, 8pm-2am
FREE Chocolate Tasting from 8-10pm
1200 9Th @Lincoln in the sunset

firefox lets you spot and avoid riaa music on amazon

the firefox extension is pretty sick. quarby was showing me the wild things it can do, like find any mp3 file linked on a page and display a flash player next to it so you can listen to it embedded on the page. ( has all the greasemonkey scripts you could ever dream of, including the mp3 player).

the site has a great writeup about installing and configuring greasemonkey so it will alert you of any riaa music on amazon, in case you're trying to avoid supporting the riaa's heavy-handed tactics (drm, analog hole, etc etc). cool way to get the most from the "internet experience."

old releases are back in stock!

like opening a treasure chest of spices and jewels, we've found a few more copies of the wesh classic by forest fires collective - "you can't see" -- it's up in the sneakmove store along with the meanest man contest/jim yoshii pileup split 7" (which you NEED to own--can you believe it's only $3?), minicomp (crazy secret-we're almost out!) and rock drum breaks cd. and more to come so check back soon!

dinosaur jr

it's not new news that is back together, but i'm finally going to get to see them play next month. in honor of this, let's enjoy the video for . if you don't have green mind or you're living all over me, it'd be a really good idea to .

Thursday, March 23, 2006


had a nice post the other day about "post-punk". among the mp3s posted was a great track by a scottish band called . super good. from their 1981 album author! author!. they alternate between a melodic, floaty verse and a dissonant, stabby chorus. maybe like wire meets flock of seagulls.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

rapture vs. mobb deep

the great music blog posted a fun mashup last month. since i can't stop listening to it, i figured i'd tell y'all. the bratty bratty is on the beats.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

"4 freaks"

mistah fab with a HUGE mac dre shirt

this new remix of dj shadow's "3 freaks" with keak da sneak, turf talk, mistah fab, and droop-e is super duper hyphy! too bad keak didn't drop new vocals. fab's verse is especially great.

r.i.p. professor x

. rest in peace.

new film featuring bjork

so there's this new film called drawing restraint 9 which features bjork. seems pretty normal. it makes lots of sense and i definitely get it. the synopsis should bring y'all right up to speed:

The core idea of Drawing Restraint 9 is the relationship between self-imposed resistance and creativity, a theme it symbolically tracks through the construction and transformation of a vast sculpture of liquid Vaseline, called “The Field”, which is molded, poured, bisected and reformed on the deck of the ship over the course of the film.

dana carvey, action show tv star

anyone checked out where he flies around in helicopters and saves the country? oh yeah, it came out in 1984. a few years later, he was church lady. file this in the "i had no idea" category.
(thanks, sizod.)

Monday, March 20, 2006

roxy music back together with eno

holy crap! the elegant, artsy rock supergroup is back together with brian eno and is .

she wants revenge = justin warfield and dj adam 12

how in the world did i not know this until today? turns out that is the product of , the guy behind the early '90s weirdo-rap classic , and dj adam 12, who you might remember from the indie rap tracks he produced in the late '90s for acts like , , and . hmm ...

tacks, the boy disaster

one of the best new bands i've heard lately is austin's . they have a beautiful, quiet sound with piano, guitar, bass, and drums. they don't have a record out yet, but you can hear them on . props to for their post about ttbd.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

mario on ice

once again, it's . they meet all of my absurd 80s nostalgia needs. this one is jason bateman and alyssa milano hosting a tv presentation of mario on ice. that's mario from nintendo. the evil koopa is played by the guy who plays mr. belvedere! good stuff.

10 coolest robots

has a fun post detailing their favorite robots. #1 is a real-life transformer!

Friday, March 17, 2006

this weekend in sf

tonight: if you're in the bay area tonight, (friday, march 17), check out the Links to this post comments: 2

"snakes on a plane" trailer!

finally, the "snakes on a plane" emerges online. and if that didn't make your day, check out the contest they're running asking for people to submit their music for the movie!
i've got to say, i'm a little more excited about it now after watching this.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

sneakmove: winnipeg women love us!

an eagle-eyed sneakmove editor found on the wonderful "winnipeg women magazine" website (read the first paragraph).
If you’re feeling crafty, you can make your own case. We like the one seen on
and we like you guys too! let's plan to have a mixer, very soon.
(thanks, rayliotta.)

jimmy heath

check out this fun track by . it's not unlike an early-60s coltrane number. features the great on fender rhodes and on trombone. from love and understanding. 1973. muse.

listen to

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

bike spoke l.e.d. diy awesomeness

a month ago i talked to a dude who had the sickest custom multicolored, pattern shifting led bike spoke setup. he made them himself (as part of ) but said they're too pricey to make and sell. but now a new, simplified but still super rad project has surfaced online: , complete with full instructions and photos. the source code (???) for that page has info on where to buy the components.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

fields - "song for the fields" music vid

a catchy song with a somber, animated video--just the way i like it. check out by fields.

sony's new asimo robot

i thought they were discontinuing their robot line but regardless, here's a newish vid of - watch how it can run pretty smoothly. i still want one.

Monday, March 13, 2006

download over 900 mp3s from this year's sxsw bands

has a nice writeup about all this year's festivities. if you can find the right link, you can download a lot of mp3s. and maybe even read about a very special panelist, presenting at sxsw interactive...

Saturday, March 11, 2006

even more places to buy minicomp 001

if you still haven't picked up a copy of minicomp 001, you might want to seriously consider heading over to in france or in germany. i'm just sayin ...

Friday, March 10, 2006

michael jackson + super mario: mashed up

a the classic super mario bros game, starring michael jackson. some laughs to be had. i only wish you could really play it.
(thanks, tastyj.)

Thursday, March 09, 2006

fort minor remix contest at ccmixter

sonny stitt

here's a fresh song from the great saxophone player . gives his constellation lp 5 out of 5 stars. it's a liker. 1972. muse.

listen to

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

download from youtube

has a convenient set of forms that enable you to download video from, ifilm, google video, etc. handy. for youtube stuff, you gotta have a player that plays .flv formatted files.

charles mcpherson

plays saxophone. jazz. just straight ahead, be-bopish jazz. no funky drums, no superfluous singer, no "walls of guitar". he'll make you happy. the title track from mcpherson's mood is str8 infectious. 1969. prestige.

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sin city 2: miller and rodriguez are ready to go

quick blurb in today's about the upcoming movie. if it's even half as good as the first, it's a must-see.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

look at this pic of eddie van halen

not to delve into celeb gossip, but the poor fella has seen better days.

(thanks, sizod.)

cal tjader

here's a great latin jazz dance number by the legendary vibes player . 1973. fantasy.

listen to

new x-men 3 trailer now online

fox just released a new, action packed for the upcoming x3 movie. initial reports say the film won't be as good as the first two, but at least this trailer is the best one they've released for it so far.

Monday, March 06, 2006

dj ayres' freestyle mix

if you're in a silly, nostalgic mood, peep this by nyc-based dj ayres. it's free to download. this is not freestyle rap, it's the popular pop-dance genre from the 80s. y'know, lisa lisa, cover girls, exposé, etc. fun stuff. while you're at it, check out the mash-up and remix goodness at affilated site, .

pc cassette deck

i'm definitely gonna get this . fits into the standard slot like a cd burner. i can't wait to digitize the songs i taped off the radio when i was twelve. and the drunken freestyle sessions from college. actually, i'll probably just use it to play cassettes through my pc. fun.
(thanks, janella.)

larry coryell

like a lot of veteran jazz musicians, made some cool early records and by the mid-seventies was off in smooth/fusion stinktown. coryell also has the dubious distinction of being one of the originators of jazz fusion. back in the early days, legendary drummer joined coryell on his second record, coryell. the resulting songs were loud, driving, and funky. "no one really knows" is a carole king-ish jazz-pop number until purdie comes in with a crazy drum break. mayhem ensues. 1969. vanguard.

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street gangs on the internet

the march 13 issue of newsweek already has content online, but if you don't read that site or magazine you might not see their piece on how , and the cops are following. nerd alert!

sb film festival sucks?

apparently, .

Sunday, March 05, 2006

cc salon -- san francisco, march 8

this is a repost from the blog.

We're very excited to announce the first CC Salon, taking place in San Francisco on Wednesday, March 8 from 6pm-9pm at (1337 Mission Street). In the spirit of gatherings organized by groups like , , and , CC Salon will be a casual affair focused on conversation and community-building open to anyone interested in art, technology, education, and copyright.

We've scheduled three terrific presenters for March 8: (), (), and (). There will also be music provided by the awesome (read about him ).

Shine is a bar (so, it's 21+). Please invite your friends, colleagues, and anyone you know who might be interested in drinks and discussion.

We've set up a where you can find the latest information about CC Salon. This will also serve as a place where the community can contribute ideas, make suggestions, and submit proposals for future events.

We look forward to seeing you there!

gettin' head while i'm swervin'

guys put together another funny hip-hop "digital short" for last night's saturday night live. why, it's natalie portman gangsta rapping, of course! it's not as great as "lazy sunday" (and it's essentially the same joke), but it get points for using funny interpolations of sir mix-a-lot's "posse on broadway" and several nwa songs (it's an homage to eazy's "no more questions"). UPDATE: the video has been pulled from youtube, due to copyright infringement. you can still catch it at .

And the Oscar goes to...Mark Cuban?

I figured some Oscar fanfare would be necessary to display here on Sneakmove. One interesting fact is that is up for two Oscars, one for which is a contender in six categories, including Best Picture and which is up for a Best Documentary Feature. to read all about it.
This guy is awesome!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

more hawthorne heights silliness

velvet rope has a copy of from victory records to the hawthorne heights street team, asking kids to go to record stores and hide copies of the ne-yo cd. ne-yo is hawthorne heights' chief competitor for ths week's number one sales slot. unbelievable!
As for Ne-yo, the name of the game is to decrease the chances of a sale here. If you were to pick up handful of Ne-yo CDs, as if you were about to buy them, but then changed your mind and didn't bother to put them back in the same place, that would work. Even though this record will be heavily stocked and you might not be able to move all the stock, just relocating a handful creates issues: Even though the store will appear to be out of stock, the computer will see it as in stock and not re-order the title once it sells down and then Ne-Yo will lose a few sales later in the week

peavey seeks unsigned talent for 2006 zippo hot tour

i have some friends in a band that got endorsements from fender (all new instruments, for free!). this is similar, but . they're only searching in certain cities and the deadline is april 15. go get 'em.

octavia butler, r.i.p.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Grab the Wattstax DVD.

Dave Chappelle's was inspired by 1972's Wattstax was staged in the LA Coliseum and was full of music performances by Stax Records artists. But, it was more than a concert, it was a voice for issues of love, music, politics, and the Watts riots. has been remastered and is definitely worth a looksy and a listeney.

lord of the rings hd vs dvd

to compare the dvd and hd releases of the first lotr. pretty convincing improvement.

60 inch subwoofer in a bread delivery truck

i've never imagined a . this thing is gigantic.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

finally--battery innovations, coming now

inspiring article in the latest issue of wired about . through a nanotech infusion, they're able to offer a dewalt powertool line with 36v, twice the charge time, recharge in five minutes, and no potential for explosion on impact. guess where this is headed? into your hybrid car, where they can cut the battery weight by 80%. (the manufacturers of this new technology) expands into more detail with charts and graphs, and even a video. it's about time something good and new happened.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

sample the new dr. octagon album

some new automatorless dr. octagon m3us up for the checkin' out of over . i'm not really feelin' what's there, but i do like keith's "dusty trucker" voice on "a gorilla driving a pickup truck."

nas - on making illmatic

this video on is pretty fun to watch. nas & the album's producers talking about the record before its release.

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short films, cool places, completely addictive

i was recently shown the site , and promptly spent a few hours being unable to stop watching. it's a collection of short user-made films focusing on various neighborhoods. most of the hip spots have been done (williamsburg, the mission, hollywood) but the clips about the quirky small places are where the magic happens. the can be hard to find, so here's the direct link.

a recently deleted sf craigslist ad might have been interesting to aspiring filmmakers. maybe send them your demo reel anyway?
TurnHere is a new online video travel portal revolutionizing the short travel documentary and combining the two hottest trends on the web today: video and navigation. We are based in Emeryville.

We are looking for smart experienced filmmakers to create 3-minute character-driven internet films about San Francisco's neighborhoods (and other Bay Area locales). The ideal filmmaker has a feel for the street and the off-beat.
Knows how to find "tour guides" that can bring flavor and fun to the screen while giving an outsider an inside look at hip hidden gems in diverse hoods. Your movie will capture the feel of the neighborhood and will be interesting for locals as well as others across the country to watch online.
(thanks, sizod.)

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