Monday, June 30, 2008

jon favreau on his future making marvel movies

bringing up iron man 2, capt america, thor, and the avengers.

the gist: if you liked what favreau did with iron man, you're in luck.

Friday, June 27, 2008

build your own tube guitar amp

when it comes to tone, nothing beats the warm rich sound of a nice vacuum tube. tube amps can be expensive though - so why not build your own?

has all the steps and materials you need do do just that, plus a couple videos of the designer showing off how good his completed amp sounds.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

high gas prices putting the squeeze on touring indie bands

from sharing a van with another band to losing your roadies, the to come play a small show in your town.

rock and roll acid test - new episode tonight

for those looking to watch some fun tv tonight, tune in to at 10pm EST / 7pm PST and catch our pal mike senese on a new episode of . encore presentation at 1am EST / 10pm PST.

preview clip from tonight's episode:

mmc's "let's go" f/ subtitle + eso tre out now & free @ rcrd lbl

the third song from meanest man contest's ep came out on friday. it's called and features and eso tre of . it's available as a free download at . grab it!

here are some related mp3s for you to enjoy:

meanest man contest - "we wouldn't want it any other way" (d├ębruit remix)
islands - "where there's a will, there's a whalebone" (f/ subtitle & busdriver)
substance abuse - "profitless thoughts" (f/ mf doom)

Monday, June 23, 2008

open source guitar pedal

concept seems pretty cool.
The OpenStompTM Coyote-1 is an open source audio effects processor built for guitar players. With the Coyote-1 users can develop custom audio effects in software (like distortion, echo, chorus etc.), mix multiple effects to build "patches", and exchange those effects and patches with the OpenStompTM community.

mmc on epic fu + "sharp drest" is kexp's song of the day

last thursday's episode of featured the video for meanest man contest's "throwing away broken electronics." watch it and love it!

the fu crew followed up with a nice about mmc. wow, how rad!

also rad: mochipet's "sharp drest" (f/ mmc's eriksolo) is kexp's today. looove that kexp!

jan terri - can you make fun of someone so sincere?

i was introduced to the weird world of last night. an early 90s pop singer based in illinois, her homemade videos had the fuzzy look of local car dealership commercials from the early 80s. somehow, it is so hard to not continue watching, waiting for some indication that jan is in on the joke.

check out some of her masterpieces:

lose you tonight (surprisingly catchy, and an eerily familiar vocal production on the recording. my fave)

baby blues
(featuring a brown-eyed hunk)

get down goblin
(fun and funky)

rock and roll santa (none of these songs really leave much to the imagination)

jan's talent hasn't gone unnoticed, and the easiest way to sum it up might be from her daily show interview a couple years ago:

sneakmove pop-up radio is back

just an fyi to let you know you can once again stream all the good mp3s we've posted on sneakmove, for your listening pleasure, just by clicking that nice "sneakmove radio" link over there in the right column.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

james pants interview

i'm enjoying the interview by the folks at . he talks about learning of all types of music via his interest in hip-hop and shares some fave jams.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

rock and roll acid test - show premiere tonight!

sneaky sneakmover mike senese makes his tv debut tonight on the , a new show that mixes mythbusters and good old fashioned rock 'n roll, with four hosts who set out to demonstrate rock in physical terms.

mike is the scientist of the team, and you'll get to see him assemble and explain the technical aspects of the projects and builds the team undertakes. from hovercraft to theremin to exploding manequins, there's something for everyone.

set your televisions for the tonight at 10pm EST/7pm PST. thanks for watching!

Monday, June 16, 2008

incredible hulk movie review entirely in hulk-speak

i can't comment on the review itself because i haven't seen the movie yet. regardless, it made me laugh.

swedish company bests google earth at 3d mapping

google earth is amazing, but their current project to laser trace individual buildings is a slow process to give us 3d maps of our urban environments.

leapfrogging ahead of the pack, the swedish company gives us a , using an algorithm of 60,000 photos. with this process, every building in the city is represented, as well as all of the trees and terrain. to make things more impressive, they've managed to squeeze this into a website that you can access and explore from an ordinary browser. and they made the whole thing happen in just three days!

read more about their technology .

i've spent days scrolling around this page and am ecstatic at the possibility that this might become a widespread technology. enjoy.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

10 songs that saved your life

various dance music luminaries have gotten together with and chosen 10 songs that "saved their lives". you can listen to all the playlists . among the contributors are munk, chromatics, joakim, and quiet village.
(via, alainfinkelkrautrock.)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

moog guitar

check out this moog guitar with crazy sustain and mute capabilities.
is an article about it.

(thanks, peter.)

Monday, June 09, 2008

radiohead covered by printers, scanners, hard drives

radiohead covers and remixes have gotten so ubiquitous that they're no longer all that noteworthy. this glascow art student's final project takes things to an incredible extreme.
Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Guitars (rhythm & lead)
Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer - Drums
HP Scanjet 3c - Bass Guitar
Hard Drive array - Act as a collection of bad speakers - Vocals & FX

(thanks, melissa.)

Sunday, June 08, 2008

this vid is new to me but has been around awhile. it's addictive in the way the video is.