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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Broken Social Scene - Windsurfing Nation

A little birdie told me that one can preview the new album here. P/w=hobobill. The little birdie also told me that if you don't buy the album when it comes out, he will unleash his cloacal contents on the hood of your car.

Bonus: Chocoreve has live Broken Social Scene @ Olympic Island Toronto June 26th 2005

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Jeff Buckley - I Know It's Over (STUDIO DEMO)

Jeff Buckley - I Know It's Over (STUDIO DEMO)

We sorely miss his expansive, melancholic songs.

Thanks to Graceful at Stairway

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Bender PC, Ciara tears pants, Scarlett moves in with Hartnett?, more

Bender PC
The coolest PC on the planet. It even says, "Bite My Shiny Metal Ass"

Ciara tears pants at Good Morning America concert
Pubes visualized. No confirmation of positive genitalia identification.

Scarlett Johansson moves in with Josh Hartnett
No, Scarlett, my starlet, no!

25% off CD/DVD coupon at Borders for y'all

A Flickrer busts a wanking perv

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Jacked Beats

Jackin' For Beats

A nice compilation of jacked beats featuring DJ-mixed instrumentals with MCs rhyming on top. Featuring Ice Cube, Tribe, The Game with Fabolous, and more.

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Monday, August 22, 2005

Bob Moog passes away, Decemberists, DCFC, and Stars' Fleetwood Mac cover, Baez performs in Crawford

  • Bob Moog, an instrumental innovator and one of the fathers of electronic music, has passed away at the age of 71
    - Listen to the Moog synthesizer demo at the University of Iowa
    - Who used the MiniMoog?
    The Chemical Brothers, The Orb, Kraftwerk, Jan Hammer, Nine Inch Nails, Vince Clarke, Gary Numan, Add N To (X), Rick Wakeman, 808 State, Air, Future Sound of London, Bushflange, Chick Corea, Uberzone, Depeche Mode, Recoil, Tangerine Dream, Mouse on Mars, Apollo 440, Ultravox, Dave Holmes, Jean-Michel Jarre, George Duke, Blondie, Rush, Keith Emerson, Joe Zawinul and Herbie Hancock.
    - And the Minimoog Voyager?
    Stevie Wonder, Maroon 5, the Crystal Method, Electric Skychurch, Duran Duran, Air, Morcheeba, Black Eyed Peas, Nine Inch Nails, Blues Traveller, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dido, The Cure, Herbie Hancock, Rick Wakeman, Nickelback, Dream Theater, Paul Simon, Joy Electric, the Neptunes...
    - Just to name but two of the synths he's designed or helped develop over the years. (info via Vintage Synth Explorer)

  • You Ain't No Picasso has the Decemberists, DCFC, and Stars covering Fleetwood Mac at Summerstage. Video and MP3. Cool!

  • Baez Performs for Crawford War Protesters

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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Hunter S. Thompson blasted into the sky

Friends gather for Thompson's fireworks farewell
With a deafening boom, the ashes of Hunter S. Thompson were blown into the sky amid fireworks late Saturday as relatives and a star-studded crowd bid an irreverent farewell to the founder of "gonzo journalism".

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Week in Review

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Saturday, August 20, 2005

Most embarrassing sex scenes, more

Entertainment Weekly:: Top 10 most embarrassing sex scenes
Guess what's #1. No, it's not your prom night hidden cam video.

Kottke all but gives up on Technorati
Honestly, I've found Technorati to be pretty much useless as well.

Eminem addicted to benzos

Courtney Love to Rehab

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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Hey, idiot comment spammers!

Blogger has default "nofollow" tags for links placed in comments. Don't believe me? Look at the page source after you spam me, and you'll see. You can't improve your Google PageRank by spamming me or any Blogger site. Plus, I delete the spam anyway. Have a nice day, retards!

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Legally stream new Franz Ferdinand, New Big Star album leaks

Urb's myspace site has a stream of "Do You Want To", if you haven't already donwloaded it from one of 5 billion other sources.

New Big Star album leaks. Don't believe me?
From my old post:
For those of you who don't know, Big Star are an oft forgotten band who in the era of post-psychedelia pioneered the genre of power pop before it even existed, releasing 3 classic albums. Though often billed on ILM as one of the most overrated underrated bands, their wide-ranging influence on the good, the bad, and the ugly can't be denied: REM, the Posies, the Replacements, Teenage Fanclub, and Matthew Sweet (ugh).

Almost everyone has heard Big Star without knowing it. Their song "In the Street" was adapted for the 'That 70s Show' theme.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Beastie Boys a capellas, more

Hey Remixers! Get Funky
The Beastie Boys make a nice selection of a capellas available for downloading and remixing.

Where does your bad taste in music come from?

Al Pacino to play Napoleon

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Tuvan throat singers cover Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart

Tuvan throat singers cover Love Will Tear us apart.

You will either be intrigued or you'll run away from your speakers in horror.

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Make your own comic strip!

Make your own comic strip!

Here's my own bizarre, somewhat nonsensical contribution: StripGenerator Gallery

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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Franz Ferdinand new album preview, Why DRM will kill mobile music, Japanese anti-piracy, New Hendrix bio, more

  • Revolution in the Head previews the new Franz Ferdinand

  • Why DRM will kill mobile music
    DRM doesn't work. Even Dave Matthews Band provides instructions on how to circumvent DRM.

  • Cautionary Japanese anti-piracy video (wmv)
    via BoingBoing

    (Picture of girl looking sad.)
    Girl: "Movies are being stolen."
    Girl: "Our enjoyment (of movies) is being stolen."

    (Black tear appears on girl's face.)
    Girl: "Important things will be destroyed."

    Text: I want to protect movies, I want to protect our enjoyment (of movies).

    (Tear runs down girl's face, drops into water and skull appears. Fades to image of eroding film.)

    Text and voiceover: Pirate movie eradication campaign

    (Closeup of girl's eyes)

    Text: Don't watch or buy illegal downloads and pirated DVDs
    Girl: I won't watch, I won't buy (pirated movies)

    Text: "SAVE OUR MOVIES" Heart logo

  • How did Jimi Hendrix escape Vietnam duty?
    By pretending he was gay!

  • Terrorist babies
    I feel safer already.

  • Virginians Pee Themselves Over Cheap Laptops
    I love me some cheap tehcnology. But not enough to lose urinary continence.
    People threw themselves forward, screaming and pushing each other. A little girl’s stroller was crushed in the stampede. Witnesses said an elderly man was thrown to the pavement, and someone in a car tried to drive his way through the crowd.

    Seventeen people suffered minor injuries, with four requiring hospital treatment, Henrico County Battalion Chief Steve Wood said. There were no arrests and the iBooks sold out by 1 p.m....Blandine Alexander, 33, said one woman standing in front of her was so desperate to retain her place in line that she urinated on herself.

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Monday, August 15, 2005

Kanye West vs. The Beach Boys Mash-up album, Robocat, Fiona Apple, more

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Week in Review

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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Mash-up: Gwen Stefani vs. Front 242 - Hollaback Headhunter

Thanks to Moebius Rex for alerting me to this excellent mash: A plus D - Hollaback Headhunter (Gwen Stefani vs. Front 242)

Since EBM/industrial music is lacking in divas, just imagine what other collaborations like this would sound like.

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The Chemical Brothers - The Boxer (video)

The Chemical Brothers - The Boxer (video)

The crazy perpetually bouncing basketball. Awesome video.

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Dinosaur Jr. - Just Like Heaven (live cure cover)

Bradley's Almanac has a great live Dinosaur Jr. show, including one of the loudest Cure covers you'll ever hear: Dinosaur Jr. - Just Like Heaven (live cure cover)

Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me

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Collideoscope, Lab-grown meat, more

Ouch, this Mike Cameron and Carlos Beltran collision is scary. They're both alive, but Cameron fractured his face.

Scientists aim for lab-grown meat
Yuck! I think I just lost my lunch.
Scientists believe the technology already exists to directly grow processed meat like a chicken nugget.

The technology could benefit both humans and the environment.

"With a single cell, you could theoretically produce the world's annual meat supply. And you could do it in a way that's better for the environment and human health."

Jury doesn't buy video game defense for triple homicide

The Onion | Police Search Of Backpack Yields Explosive Bestseller

Praying Mantis Eats Hummingbird (Bird Watcher's Digest)

Stoned scientists

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Friday, August 12, 2005

NIN Live from Austria 07-08-00

1. head like a hole
2. terrible lie
3. march of the pigs
4. the frail
5. gave up
6. the wretched
7. reptile
8. no you don't
9. even deeper
10. wish
11. suck
12. get down make love
13. down in it
14. closer
15. starf*ckers inc.

192 kbps mp3

part 1
part 2
part 3

Thanks to sth

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Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Stream new Athlete video 'Half-Light'

Athlete - Half-Light (ram)
Athlete - Half-Light (asx)

Athlete - Tour Dates:
9/15 Cambridge MA - T.T. The Bear's
9/16 Montreal QC - LaTulipe
9/18 Ottawa ON - Zaphod Beeblebrox
9/19 Toronto ON - Opera House
9/21 Chicago IL - Double Door
9/26 Los Angeles CA - El Rey Theatre
9/27 San Francisco CA - Slim's
9/29 Portland OR - Doug Fir Lounge
9/30 Vancouver BC - Commodore Ballroom
10/1 Seattle WA - KEXP radio show - Neumo's
with : M83, The National, Math & Physics Club,
Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah
10/3 Baltimore MD - Sonar Club Stage
10/4 New York NY - Bowery Ballroom
10/5 Philadephia PA - World Cafe Live
10/6 Atlanta GA - The Loft

Athlete - Tourist

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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Random MP3s: First podcast from space, Luke Slater

NASA: First podcast from space

Luke Slater - Stars and Heroes
An old random electro fave from 2002.

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Monday, August 08, 2005

Movies I'm Looking Forward To Seeing

Broken Flowers - Jim Jarmusch + Bill Murray = winner
Elizabethtown - Cameron Crowe's latest resembles Garden State.

The Fountain - Aronofsky's philosophical/existential mindbender.
A History of Violence - Cronenberg back with a bizarre thriller.
Last Days - Van Sant on Kurt Cobain.
L'Enfant - Cannes Palme d'Or winner.
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe - Long awaited C.S. Lewis adaptation.
Me and You and Everyone We Know - Sundance darling.
The New World - Terrence Malick's first film since 1998.
Oliver Twist - Polanski's latest.
V for Vendetta - DC Comics graphic novel adaptation.

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Sad news x 2

Singer Ibrahim Ferrer dead at age 78

I don't know much about Cuban music except what I've heard from the excellent Buena Vista Social Club soundtrack. Even so, I know that they've lost a legend. Here's a sampling of his work: Ibrahim Ferrer - Como El Arrulo de Palma. If this tune doesn't get you thinking sunny Carribean thoughts, you are working too hard!

I remember I used to think that I was invincible, and I placed TV personalities in that same category of invicibility. This naive notion has been eroded away and/or shattered with time.

ABC News Anchor Peter Jennings Dies at 67


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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Audioscrobbler re-design?

Hmm, Audioscrobbler is apparently getting a re-design? They better have saved all my data, or I'll be pissed!

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Video mash-up: Bob Novak vs. The Clash

Bob Novak vs. The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

This is a funny little video mash, featuring the Clash.

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Week in Review

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Saturday, August 06, 2005

Coppola pushes On the Road, 17 years for camcorder piracy, more

Coppola pushes beat classic 'On the Road'

Federal criminal charges for man in camcorder-piracy crackdown
Victimless crime; facing 17 years

New Broken Social Scene's 'Windsurfing Nation': More Horns, More Canadians

Pixies To Release Live DVD

Coked up? I can see it in your sewage

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Friday, August 05, 2005

Checking out Yahoo! Audio Search --> querying Sweet Jane

I stumbled across Yahoo! Audio Search and decided to see if it served any useful purpose. By default, it apparently provides links to commercial sites that serve up digital downloads, as one can see with the results of the search query "Sweet Jane": Yahoo! Audio Search Results for sweet jane. Relevance is called into question since it returns "1969: Velvet Underground Live, Vol. 1" and various cover versions before the original Velvet Underground version on the "Loaded" LP appears at #11.

Clicking on the "Podcasts" tab revealed no results.

However, the hidden beauty of Yahoo! Audio Search may be the "Other Audio" tab, which returned these results: Yahoo! Audio Search Results for sweet jane. Among these, I found a lot of commercial sites, but also a link to an MP3 of the original recording: Velvet Underground - Sweet Jane and a link to this interesting collaboration: Lou Reed and Soul Asylum - Sweet Jane. I also found a snippet of a neat Sugarcubes cover (unfortunately truncated and low-fi). You can probably poke around to find the Cowboy Junkies cover version also, as well as other covers.

Looks like we have a new resource that destroys Exploseek (which returns mostly dead results) and other Google plus boolean operand attempts to search for music.

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Thursday, August 04, 2005

Bob Novak's potty mouth

Bob Novak's potty mouth
Uttered "This is bullsh*t" live on CNN. Now that's edgy political coverage. He's now been temporarily suspended by CNN.

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No go on Chappelle's Show?, Britney's baby's name, Sufjan video, Mangum+OTC video

No go on Chappelle's Show?

Britney, Kevin, and Charlie?

You Ain't No Picasso has a Sufjan Stevens concert video

A link to video of NMH frontman Jeff Mangum appearing with Olivia Tremor Control. (via BrooklynVegan)

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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Annie remix, new Sigur Ros, new Ladytron vid, Big Star

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Sufjan Stevens - What Goes On, Get money back from fake Sony movie critic, more

Welcome to the m!dwest is a great relatively new blog that has Sufjan Stevens covering What Goes On, from the Rubber Soul cover album.

Get money back in a class action suit against Sony's fake movie critic.
Payola and fake movie critics. How about promoting real art instead?

CVS 'single use' cameras hacked

Hacking elevators
Go straight to your floor! (I'll be trying this today).

Bansky: Art Terror

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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Mash-up: Avril Lavigne Vs Air

Avril Lavigne vs. Air

Avril Lavigne - Sk8er Boi (acapella)
Air - Cherry Blossom Girl
Thought this would be a disaster when I saw it, but it's actually really catchy.

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Monday, August 01, 2005

The Leave it to Bush series, for a good laugh with cool indie music

The Leave it to Bush series

Episode 1
Featuring Gary Busey's voice and music from Bearsuit.

Episode 2
Featuring Bill Cosby's voice and music from The Go! Team.

Episode 3
Featuring the voices of Samuel L. Jackson and Christopher Walken and music from Of Montreal.

If you are pro-Bush, you will be offended. If you are anti-Bush, you will still be offended. But you will laugh very hard at the irreverence.
Thanks, BWE

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Fungal remixes, Sean Connery quits, Gore's Current TV Network

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Music industry's insanity, Lauren Bacall disses Cruise, Jim Jarmusch

  • Mark Cuban's illuminating article on the insanity of the music industry.
    There is an old saying that the definition of insanity is, “Doing the same thing over and over again expecting the outcome to change”...

    Insanity is thinking that kids with more time than money will stop finding ways to get music for free. Even if the industry found the end all be all DRM solution that stops 100 pct of duplication, kids will sit in front of their radios with recording capability or redirect digital music from any source to their hard drives and then spend the time to pick out the music they like and burn it.

  • Classic Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall disses Tom Cruise.
    Ouch. Bet that smarts worse than that squirting microphone.

  • Jim Jarmusch - The Last of the Indies
    If you haven't seen 'Dead Man' or 'Ghost Dog', you are missing out on two idiosyncratic classics from one of the last influential American indie directors who has remained true to his craft. His new film, 'Broken Flowers', features Bill Murray as a recently dumped guy who embarks on a journey to reunite with old flames and look for clues to about his son's existence.

  • Homeland Security is one step away from yellow star badges: RFIDs for foreign visitors

  • How Payola Went Corporate | Variety article
    Is it any wonder that radio is crap?
    "Song pluggers" urged certain songs on big band leaders in the 1930's and 40's, accompanied by bundles of cash to make the musical choice easier. Disc jockeys in the 1950's were handed cash bribes or fur coats for their wives. The independent promoters of the late 1970's and 1980's plied station directors with drugs and prostitutes.

  • Accessory to Murder
    A backpack! Has a more ordinary, more benign, more ubiquitous accouterment of modern life ever taken on such a sudden connotation of darkness?

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