Friday, February 29, 2008

video for gnarls barkley's "run" = awesome

Thursday, February 28, 2008

worldwide telescope

this new thing from microsoft called the is pretty analogous to the amazing photosynth project. this time they give us views of space. they describe it like so:
a technology that combines feeds from satellites and telescopes all over the world and the heavens, and weaves them together holistically to build a comprehensive view of our universe.
calling it "worldwide telescope" actually minimizes what it does. interstellar or universal would be better names, imho. the video is really amazing and worth checking out.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

eriksolo on apes on tapes' new remix ep

is a bologna, italy-based electronic music group that makes great instrumental hip hop. the duo recently released an album called you open through , and followed it up today by releasing a companion ep entitled you open remixed. both projects are available as free downloads at the homework site.

our most excellent friend eriksolo (of ) contributed a track to you open remixed, along with , , and . you can check out the eriksolo remix here:

mp3: apes on tapes - "catkilla (eriksolo remix)"

watch tv at work via IM

from crunchgear describes how you can set up your video-capable instant messaging app (ichat, yahoo messenger, msn messenger) to stream video to you from your tv. all you need is . pretty nutty.

Friday, February 22, 2008

baron davis, all star movie buff

he's one dude that should have been in the all star game, but regardless, baron davis is not just a phenomenal baller, he's an accomplished movie critic. check out his blog as he ...
This is one of my all-time favorite characters in a film. Period. Bardem was the epitome of a bad guy.

the future of 3d display is about to become awesome

posts a piece about inventer who has flipped around a wii remote and receiver, coded together some custom software, and published the stunning results as he has effectively transformed his monitor from a flat display into a window to another world.

you really have to see it to fully grasp how amazing this is going to be.

video: the coathangers "tanya harding"

sounding reminscent of le tigre (a good thing), "tanya harding" is a raw, fun track that gets you excited to go see some live music this weekend. check out the coathangers on their . enjoy!

clear case + bluetooth ipod hack

ipodhacker has a little demonstration of to 4th and 5th generation ipods. it could allow you to listen with wireless bluetooth headphones and just have your ipod floating free in your pocket. as a bonus they also have the thing in . (via, crunchgear.)

lunar eclipse time lapse

in case you didn't get to see wednesday night's lunar eclipse (february 20, 2008), i captured it in a time lapse. check it out and enjoy.

the music is "vampire (slight return)" from the album by ben wa ().

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

pedestrian's fave e-40 selections

our buddy recently compiled his favorite e-40 tracks: 18 slappers that, in total, come in at just under 80 minutes (perfect for a cd-r). !

no depression magazine to stop publishing

sad news for roots music fans: magazine just announced that they'll stop publishing after the may/june issue. fortunately, the publishers plan to continue running (and expand) the mag's website.

Monday, February 18, 2008

blogs like mmc

props to the following for posting meanest man contest's "throwing away broken electronics" video!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

everlast's "letters home from the garden of stone"

it surprises me that there aren't more popular musicians with songs that explicitly address the wars in iraq and/or afghanistan. there are a lot of anti-bush songs around, but not many that have much to say about what's going on in places where people are being killed nearly every day.

so, i wanted to make sure to point out this new everlast video. it's for his new song "letters home from the garden of stone." it's written from the perspective of a US soldier who is both proud and unsure of the rightness of his cause. i have a lot of respect for everlast in general, and i really appreciate that he was motivated to write and record this.

fmqb interviews peter rojas re: rcrd lbl

fmqb has posted a really good with peter rojas about . after you read it, check out some music from rcrd lbl artists , why don't you?

anime - "tell myself i'm happy"

check out this fun video by the tampa bay-based rapper . the track is called "tell myself i'm happy," and it's reminiscent of the sort of self-effacing underground hip-hop that was at its peak in the late '90s. that's not to say that this track sounds dated at all … i love this kind of stuff, and i wish there was more of it being made right now.

Friday, February 15, 2008

sam amidon "saro"

another great song. another great video.

thom yorke guest dj on npr

i enjoyed the thom yorke did on npr's all songs considered. he's got a lot of confidence and has pretty great taste. he did keep referring to mf doom as madvillian, though.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

dr. dog "alaska"

great song. great video.

coen bros to adapt michael chabon novel

pretty exciting to see that . sounds like a total see-er.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

meanest man contest's throwing away broken electronics, the video

brand new action coming at you! an insanely visual accompaniment to the undeniable track "throwing away broken electronics" makes you want to sing and dance, at the same time. watch for yourselves.

directed by . check out for brand new mmc downloadable tracks (every one of which is a banger), for the some people ep, for the tabe vinyl single, and of course sneakmove for some great mmc output of our own (split, minicomp2).

songerize lets you find that song you want to hear right now

is a refreshing site for quickly and easily finding that song you've had in your head all day long. it's powered by listings, so if you want to see if there are other versions of the song that you input ("copacabana" came up with some tune i never heard before), that's a good place to look next...

the telegraph's top 100 soundtracks has a pretty nice list of great movie soundtracks, ranging from modern all the way back to the 50's. there are plenty i haven't seen, but from the ones i have, they're spot-on. one addition i'd argue for: .

link: .

Friday, February 08, 2008

the rub's 10-part 90s hip-hop mix

you may have heard 10-part . a good hour or so of the best tracks from each year. now they're doing it for the 90s. check it out .
(via, the fader.)

style wars

. it's the classic film that documents the early 80s graffiti scene in new york. i'm reminded of it because of the recent passing of its director, tony silver. sad news, but he leaves a great legacy with his work. if you haven't seen it, check it out. it's fascinating. (via daily swarm.)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

the independent comedy network launches today

check out (aka the independent comedy network), which launches today. they're launching with five new series, including , created by and starring our good pals jamie flam and jason betrue. woo hoo!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 lets you email your future self

the concept of sending emails to yourself in the future is about as old as email itself (we did this with snail mail when i was growing up), but regardless, this site is giving me a real fun creepy feeling today as i send myself warnings, bill and ted style. oh wait-they sent those to themselves in the past... now THAT would be a cool innovation.

test it out:

Monday, February 04, 2008

drum-trikes. too retarded for words

kottonmouth kings drummer lou dog has been building funky low rider bikes that are also drum kits! is this the coolest this is just dumb. take a look