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Saturday, April 30, 2005

Gillian Anderson likes Feist

Spotted on Gillian Anderson's Blog: she's a Feist fan!
Gillian Anderson likes Feist

Speaking of which, have you all noticed the slightly more provocative 'Let it Die' album cover for the Interscope U.S. release?

Interscope cover

Arts and Crafts cover

Buy Feist - Let it Die

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Stars - Ageless Beauty (video)

Stars - Ageless Beauty (video, mov)
Neat video. The teen house party is a variation on a familiar theme. I do like the chiaroscuro band lighting, which accentuates Amy Milan's shiny mascara and lip gloss. However, I have no idea what the large X on her upper left chest is for.

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Pixies rarities

Pixies rarities

"Born in Chicago"
"I Can't Forget" (Leonard Cohen cover)
"Bam Thwok"
"Ain't That Pretty At All" (Warren Zevon cover)

via Stairway

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Black Eyed Peas

Black Eyed Peas - Don't Phunk With My Heart

I've always been a detractor of the Black Eyed Peas. To me, they are the antithesis of A Tribe Called Quest, sell-out musicians with glossy production on tracks minus MC or DJ talent. However, I actually dig this Stereo MCs-esque vibe, mainstream-friendly though it is, at least until I hear it for the billionth time on the TV/radio come August. via Stairway

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Flat speakers, iPod paraphernalia, Time interviews R. Crumb, more

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Friday, April 29, 2005

Batman Begins full trailer, New New Pornographers, more

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New Order: Jimmy Kimmel live (4/28/05)

Krafty (live)

Love Will Tear Us Apart (live) (!)

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The Radio Bros. - Papillon

The Radar Bros.' new LP 'The Fallen Leaf Pages' picks up where 'And the Surrounding Mountains' left off: rock and dream pop with a western twang are melded into one.
The Radio Bros. - Papillon

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Louis XIV contest closed, Winners...!

Thank you to all entrants for the robust response to this contest. 55 of you responded to the invitation, certainly more than my Inbox expected! Congratulations to Mike VanDelinder and Becky and Tony Zunt; the randomizer and planetary alignment have granted you one of the two prizes. I will be contacting you. Please stay tuned in the future for other great contests!

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New djBC: Kenny Rogers vs. John Forte vs. MC Chris

djBC - P.B.E. Lady
Kenny Rogers- Lady
John Forté- P.B.E. (Powerful, Beautiful, Excellent)
MC Chris- Tracktor

from djBC

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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Cradle Robber: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, Annie interview, more

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Mash-up: Armand Van Helden vs. Wildchild; new POP77 mix

emiL - Phunk Master
Armand Van Helden - Funk Phenomenon vs. Wildchild - Renegade Master

As usual, POP77 has an excellent new mix:
Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, IL - Sufjan Stevens
Back in Time - Au Revoir Simone
Steeples and People - The Phonemes
Be Good To Them Always - The Books
November Has Come - Gorillaz feat. MF Doom
Care - Kaada
Gangbusters - Chris Stein
Moody (Spaced Out) - E.S.G.
Yesterdays (Junior Boys Remix) - Billie Holiday
L'Ultime Atome - Oomiaq
Inside The Globe - Airborn Audio
400 Winters - Bark Psychosis
Sleeping Diagonally (Sam Beam Version) - Six Parts Seven
The Uncertainty Of How Things Are - Dios
Twilight - Elliot Smith
Broken Drum (Boards of Canada Remix) - Beck
Awfully Deep - Roots Manuva
The One Dot - Pit Er Pat
Unemployed Black Astronaut (Nobody Remix) - Busdriver
'I Don't Need Love, I've Got My Band' - The Radio Dept.
Suedehead - Morrisey
The Engine Driver - The Decemberists

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Geeks and nerds, M.I.A. on tour, Gorillaz on the O.C.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Pixies / Bloc Party Presale

PIXIES w/ Bloc Party & The BellRays
@ Merriweather Post Pavilion • Columbia, MD

Presale is Friday, April 29 @ 10am -10pm
Password is trompe

There is an 8 ticket limit
Public on sale Saturday, April 30 @ 10am through Ticketmaster

click here for the presale

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Louis XIV contest update!

An additional prize has been added! A copy of the Louis XIV LP, "The Best Little Secrets Are Kept" will be included. For those of you who have already entered (11 of you so far), you don't need to do anything. For those of you who haven't, you are missing out on a chance to win a free Louis XIV LP, EP, and booklet!

Louis XIV contest

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Mash-up: Coldplay vs. Stonebridge

Team 9 - High Time
Coldplay - Clocks vs. Stonebridge - Put 'Em High

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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Primal Scream remixed - Screamixadelica

If you haven't heard Primal Scream's 1991 album, Screamadelica, you are missing out on a highly influential album that fused rock with soul and acid house. Thanks to Andrew Weatherall's production, it is an album that has shaped the electronic music landscape from Madchester to Bristol to the whole world. Screamixadelica is a remix of the classic album by infamous mashers/remixers in the same vein as the Chemical Brothers remix album, Flip the Switch.


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Go Team interview, Decemberists auction, Scarlett Johansson, more

  • The Go! Team: Pitchfork Interview
    The samples were cut and pasted on Pro Tools then it was put through distortion and compression. When we put to tape we put the levels up so it was going into the red. It's quite rare for people to actually strive for that, most people want it to sound as good as possible in a stadium type of way. If it sounds too big I want to squish it down. I had the capabilities to make it all slicked up but no.

    This is inspiring. I did the same on Cool Edit Pro.

  • Decemberists benefit auction on Ebay
    They did not recover all of their stolen gear and are still missing some $20k worth. (via Donewaiting).
  • Scarlett Johansson set for Woody Allen's next film
    Scarlett Johansson has been cast as the female lead in Woody Allen's next film, Match Point, which begins shooting June 28 in London.
  • AOL added to spam blacklist

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Live Beastie Boys, live Bright Eyes, The Go! Team b-sides

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Monday, April 25, 2005

Nirvana contest is closed!

Thanks to all 12 respondents. Congratulations to the winner, Greg Yurkovic. Stay tuned for future contests. Remember, the Louis XIV contest is still going on until Thursday at midnight.

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Nirvana DVD contest!

Sorry. The contest is over!

Ok. Apparently, this is an unofficial contest blowout week for this site.

There is only ONE winner, whoever FIRST correctly answers the following: What was the B-SIDE to Nirvana's first 7" single? No waffling; be concise; there is only one right answer. E-mail me the answer to btande (at) gmail (dot) com.

Winner receives

- a copy of the Classic Albums - Nirvana: Nevermind DVD
- a poster (which showcases the cover of the DVD)
- postcards (also showcase the cover of the DVD)

First come, first served. Void where prohibited. Good luck!

To preview the DVD, check out the following links/clips...
Media Player Link:

Nirvana DVD Video Links:

T3 (Windows Media):
T1/DSL (Real):
56K (Real):

DJMonsterMo | 2:31 PM | View Comments »

Louis XIV contest!

This is an easy contest! E-mail me your response to the following question: What is the second track off their LP 'The Best Little Secrets Are Kept'?. My e-mail is btande (at) gmail (dot) com.

2 winners will be randomly drawn from the crop of submissions.

Winners will receive:
- a copy of the Louis XIV EP, "Illegal Tender"

- a booklet showing photos taken from the "The Best Little Secrets Are
Kept" photoshoot - great pictures and contains bits of nudity (if
you're into that sort of thing

You have until Thursday midnight (4/28/05) to get your entries in. Void where prohibited. Winners will be announced on the site and e-mailed on Friday afternoon. Good luck!

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs rarities

Here's a link (zip) to some Yeah Yeah Yeahs rarities, via Stairway.

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New Weezer leak

The new Weezer has been leaked...from someone's bladder apparently. 'Haunt You Every Day' is a decent song. The only other songs that come close to being as good as the previously leaked 'Beverly Hills' are 'The Damage In Your Heart' and 'Freak Me Out'. So, what's wrong with that? Well, 'Beverly Hills' is a terrible song. The album is polluted with conventional pop riffs and embarrassingly childish lyrics.
rya posted it.

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Sunday, April 24, 2005

M.I.A. on MTV, Breathalyzers at the prom, more

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Lollapalooza lineup

July 23rd and 24th in Grant Park, Chicago, IL
Artists to be excited about: Pixies, Arcade Fire, Death Cab For Cutie, The Bravery, The Walkmen, Louis XIV, Weezer, Tegan and Sara, Liz Phair, Ambulance LTD, M83. Of course, Coachella's lineup destroys this. Even the HFStival lineup is almost better than this, for less than half the price.

Widespread Panic
The Killers
Dinosaur Jr.
Dashboard Confessional
The Arcade Fire
Billy Idol
Death Cab For Cutie
Digable Planets
Liz Phair
G. Love and Special Sauce
Blonde Redhead
The Black Keys
The Bravery
The Walkmen
Louis XIV
Sound Tribe Sector 9
Los Amigos Invisibles
The Dandy Warhols
Tegan and Sara
VHS or Beta
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Ambulance LTD
Shout Out Louds
Blue Merle
The Warlocks
World Leader Pretend
The Redwalls
The Changes

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Week in Review

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Friday, April 22, 2005

The Simpsons music and sounds on MP3

Simpson Crazy: Simpsons mp3 music

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Darth Vader's Blogspot blog, PSP web portal, more

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The Shins - 4 live concerts, New Order - Live at Blossom Music Centre, Cleveland

A couple of live posts today.

The Shins live

New Order - Blossom Music Centre, Cleveland, July 5, 1989

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Thursday, April 21, 2005

Amazon has link to top 200 downloaded MP3s

Amazon's Top 200 MP3s
Top downloads are calculated every six hours from the most popular songs downloaded by unique customers of

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M.I.A. vs Electro Pop, Run DMC vs. The Knack

King of Pants - M.I.A. vs Little Computer People
Bucky Done Gone vs. Electro Pop

Run DMC vs The Knack - Tricky Sharona
Mixed by Cheekyboy.
It's Tricky vs. My Sharona; It's amazin how well these work together.

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Celebrity news fodder, Google search history, Berkeley pwnage

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Missy Elliott - The Cookbook tracklisting

Looks like there will be some hot collaborations on Missy's forthcoming LP (Ciara, Pharrell, Slick Rick, Mary J. Blige, Grand Puba, Fatman Scoop, and Tweet. Nice to know that Grand Pub is still alive). 'Lose Control' feat. Ciara and Fatman Scoop and 'On and On' feat. Pharrell are slated to be two of her hit singles, and they've already leaked on ILM (scroll to the bottom; good luck, they're probably gone by now). On these tracks, Missy refines the chunky Timbaland hip-hop electro style that she introduced on 'This Is Not A Test!'. While not as raw or grimey as M.I.A., the beats and production step in the direction of the club without the lyrics losing the realness.

'Lose Control' works into your head subliminally with a catchy chorus, lyrical self-mashing (elements of Work It, 1,2 Step) and her one-of-a-kind call-and-response randomness.
Everybody here getting out of control
Get your backs off the wall 'cuz Misdemeanor said so
Everybody (step step [Ciara whispers subliminally]) (x3)

Mark my words, 'Lose Control' is going to be the anthem of early summer.

Meanwhile, 'On and On' sounds like a soundtrack to a film starring Missy blasting away MCs with lyrical death rays. Pharrell is relegated to the minimal spoken chorus.

Here's a hot lyrical excerpt from the second verse:
Ya'll just rookies, virgins and nookies
Now my competition, you skip or play hooky
Ain't nobody here that can turn the track up
And I ain't done rappers so shut the hell up

Missy Elliott | The Cookbook | June 28, 2005
1.) Joy feat. Mike Jones
2.) Partytime
3.) Irresistable Delicious feat. Slick Rick
4.) Lose Control feat. Ciara and Fatman Scoop
5.) My Struggle feat. Grand Puba and Mary J. Blige
6.) Meltdown
7.) Right One For You
8.) On and On feat. Pharrell
9.) We Run This
10.) Time and Time Again
11.) Gotta Move On feat. Tweet
12.) Mommy
13.) 4 My Man
14.) Tearyeyed feat. Tweet
15.) Smach The Place
16.) Other Things (Bonus Track)

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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

"Simpsons" bow to Pope, M.I.A., U2 PS2 light controller, more

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Mashes !!!/Bjork/Smokey Robinson/MIA, Spoon/Mark Morrison/Joe

Mashes by Aggro1

Bjork's "Hidden Place" v. Chk Chk Chk's "Shitscheissemerde" v. Smokey
Robinson & The Miracles' "Tracks Of My Tears" v. a smidge of
M.I.A.'s "Galang"
"Bjork's Hidden Smokey Galang"

Spoon's "I Turn My Camera On" v. Joe's "Stutter" v. Mark Morrison's "Return Of The Mack"
"Spoon Mark, Joe."

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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Prison terms on tap for 'prerelease' pirates

CNET News: Prison terms on tap for 'prerelease' pirates
File-swappers who distribute a single copy of a prerelease movie on the Internet can be imprisoned for up to three years, under a bill that's slated to become the most Draconian expansion of online piracy penalties in years.

The bill, approved by Congress on Tuesday, is written so broadly it could make a federal felon of anyone who has even one copy of a film, software program or music file in a shared folder and should have known the copyrighted work had not been commercially released. Stiff fines of up to $250,000 can also be levied. Penalties would apply regardless of whether any downloading took place...

Invoking a procedure used for noncontroversial legislation, the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the measure, called the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act. Because the bill already has cleared the Senate, it now goes to President Bush for his signature.

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New Pope, Broken Social Scene new LP(s), Kelly Osbourne video, HFStival rumor mill, more

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Monday, April 18, 2005

Football TV change, U.S. military's hackers, Oasis video chat, more

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Annie interview at The Fader

Portion of Annie interview (mov) at The Fader.

To be honest, i don't see the album as a pop album... When it comes to the production, I think very much [sic] pop is quite boring...

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Playlist Philadelphia iPod DJ contest

Playlist Philadelphia/iPod DJ
features a contest in Philly sponsored by ipodlounge on April 25, where anyone can bring a 15 minute set, play it, and listen to other sets.

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M.I.A. acapellas and remix project at XL

Part of the Online Piracy Funds Terrorism Remix Project

Bucky Done Gun (acapella)
Pull up the People (acapella)
Uraqt (acapella)

All 3 MP3s Bundled

From XL recordings. You can download the pellas, make your own remix, and upload them to the site to contribute to the online M.I.A. mix compilation.

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Listen to a clip of the new Missy/Pharrell joint

Missy feat. Pharrell - On & On

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Mashes: Britney, Christina, M.I.A.

Britney vs. Christina Milan - All Day Slave
Mashed by Akimeder

M.I.A. - Galangrox (xerox re-rub)
Remixed by Xerox Soundsystem

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Hello, stranger in Banana Republic

Honestly, sir, I am flattered that you mistook me for a BR employee. However, I'm afraid that even a bona fide BR salesperson would have been unable to help your situation. Firstly, the salespeople do not have magical powers to cause the size shirt you need to materialize out of thin air, the shirt you were so determinedly seeking while sifting through the once-neat pile ten times over with your greasy french fry-eating hands. Secondly, you might be in the wrong store. I'm afraid that no tensile material known to man (neither Lycra nor experimental space program polymers) would be able to flatteringly encompass your corpulent figure. Might I recommend the Sears at the other end of the mall, or perhaps a trip to your friendly neighborhood Walmart?

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Sunday, April 17, 2005

DC iPod thefts, the self-repair myth, DMX crashes, more

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U2 Live in Anaheim , 4-01-05

U2 Live in Anaheim , 4-01-05
Features a good mix of songs from all their albums and a tribute of '40' to the late Pope.

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Week in Review

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Saturday, April 16, 2005

Britney baby shower gifts, POP77 mix, Beck

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Kasabian contest winners!

Grand Prize: Brand Made By Chrysler
Congratulations! I recommend eBaying the poster and registering for psychotherapy. Please e-mail me your contact information so I can notify the promotion company.

Runner-up: Dr_Umbrella
Entry was on the right track, but was more strange than funny. However, you didn't have much competition. Please e-mail me your contact information so I can notify the promotion company.

Thanks to Alex for his honesty. His prize is the consolation that he is not probably less mentally ill than the winners. (Winners, I am joking about your mental instability. We are all DSM-IV personality cases anyway).

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Friday, April 15, 2005

Prominent leaks: NIN, Aimee Mann, White Stripes

  • Update: NIN's Trent Reznor releases song as GarageBand file
  • NIN - With Teeth
    It seems that Trent has adopted a pop sensibility on tracks like 'Every Day is Exactly The Same'. The rest of the album seems like a mix of equal parts Broken, Downward Spiral, and The Fragile, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's a new spin on his old formula. Links are at regnyouth.
  • Aimee Mann - The Forgotten Arm
    Aimee Mann's concept album recreates a 70s feel with her warm storytelling, bright and prominent guitar, and mellow keyboards. Supposedly recorded in 5 days, but it doesn't sound like it! It's one of the best albums I've heard this year and might be the best effort yet from Mann. It's not a very daring or groundbreaking album, but it's enjoyable nonetheless.
  • White Stripes - Blue Orchid (MP3)
    Honestly, it sounds terrible.

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Live Bjork

Three live Bjork songs
Sugarcubes era, to be exact. 'Hit' is a fun fan favorite.

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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Update, iPod DJ mixer, Google video, more

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Trailer for film based on Cobain's life

Trailer for 'Last Days' (quicktime stream)
This is the first trailer for Gus Van Sant's (Drugstore Cowboy, My Own Private Idaho, Good Will Hunting) upcoming film, Last Days, which is loosely based on Kurt Cobain's life. Will be screened in France on May 13 (U.S. release date is October 21).

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The Shins - Pink Bullets (video)

The Shins - Pink Bullets (video)
This melancholic video features sad singing paper cows.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Green Day vs. Opus III mash

Divide and Kreate - It's a fine holiday
Not sure why these work together, but they do!

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Britney Spears is preggers, turntable guitar, and other news

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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Glastonbury lineup announced

Well, Glastonbury tix sold out in record time, and from what I've heard, they're requiring photo ID this year, so you can't get tix through eBay. Dammit. This is a freakin' insane lineup.

2005 Glastonbury Lineup as of April 12, 2005

Pyramid Stage
Coldplay, Kylie, The Killers, New Order, White Stripes, Doves, Elvis Costello, Brian Wilson, Van Morrison, The Zutons, The Coral, Ash, Kaiser Chiefs, Goldie Lookin' Chain, Jools Holland, The Thrills, John Butler Trio, The Undertones, The Subways, Taj Mahal, Hayseed Dixies, Garbage

Other Stage
Razorlight , Kasabian, Ian Brown, Fatboy Slim, Royksop, Bloc Party, Interpol, Rufus Wainwright, The Bravery, Futureheads, Echo And The Bunnymen, Athlete, The Dears, Cooper Temple Clause, Hot Hot Heat, Soulwax, Cake, Thirteen Senses, Brendon Benson, Martha Wainwright, Tom Vek, BlackBud, Dead 60's, KT Tunstall, Modey, Lemon, Engineers, The Deadbeats

East Coast Dance Tent
Chemical Brothers present Glint, The Bellagios, Carl Cox, Timo Maas, DJ Format featuring Abdominal and D-Sisive, Evil Nine, Too Many DJs, Whiley Crazy Titch J2 + Came, Mylo, Skinnyman & DJ flip, Terri Walker Live, Plantlife

West Coast Dance Tent
Dubtribe, Way Out West (PA), System Seven , 808 State (DJ Set), Eatstatic, Ian Cheshire, London Electricity (Live), High Contrast, Blakout, Hexstatic, Zen TV (Matt Black), Dreadzone (Live), Layo & Bushwacka!, The Bays (Live), Tayo (Dub DJ Set), Mad Professor Dub Show (Live), Tayo (Dub DJ Set), Renny Pilgrim Presents The TCR All Stars (Live), The Beat (Live), Jon Moore (Coldcut) (DJ Set), Scratchy (Clash Tour DJ), Tetchi (Live), Aural Imbalance, Plump Djs, BT (Live), Zen TV (Matt Black), Banco De Gaia (Live), Phil K DJ (Australia), Atomic Hooligan (Live), Sherem Jey (DJ Set), Celloman with 8 Piece Strings(Live)

G Stage
Hybrid, Hyper, Elite Force, J.D.S., Dreadzone Sound System, Krafty Kutz, General Midi, Koma & Bones, Aquasky, Atomic Hooligan / Jay Cunning, Phantom Beats, Breakfastaz, Squarepusher, DJ Speedy J , Chris Clark live, DJ Luke Vibert, DJ Surgeon, The Bug + MCs , Mark One + Virus Syndicate , cassetteboy + DJ rubbish, Clever Bunny, Juju, James Monroe, Lox, The Commercial Hippies, Jumanji, Ans, Joti Sidhu, Tristan, Son Kite

John Peel Stage
The Tears, Go Team, Bright Eyes, The Earlies, Willy Mason, Mia, Secret Machines, M83, Your Code Name Is Milo, Maximo Park, Nine Black Alps, Jem, James, Blunt, Dresden Dolls, The Subways, Be Your Own Pet, Rilo Kiley, The Rakes, Art Brut, Hard Fi, Longcut, Morning Runner, Infidels, Outset, El Presidente, The Mad Staring Eyes

JazzWorld Stage
Roy Ayers, Roots Manuva, Nigel Kennedy, Alabama 3, Tyler James, Kokolo, Dennis Rollins' Badbone & Co, Terry Reid, Moya, Seeed, Taj Mahal, Amparanoia, G Love, Levellers, Ilham Al Madfai., DJ Dolores, Femi Kuti, Zap Mama, Oojami, Youngblood Brass Band, The Jaipur Kawa Brass Band

Acoustic Stage
Steve Earle, Steve Harley & the Cockney Rebel, The Beautiful South, Paul Brady, Paddy Casey, Tori Amos, Henry McCullough, Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club, Ani DiFranco, Battlefield Band, London Community Gospel Choir, Declan O’Rourke, Glenn Tilbrook, The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain, Allison Moorer, Chas ‘n’ Dave, Patti Griffin, Mike Whellans, London Lasses, David Kitt, The One Man Blues Band, Ralfe Band, Kathleen Edwards, Clayhill, The Deadbeats, Amos Lee, Tiny Tin Lady, Martha Wainwright, I Am Kloot, The Backbeat Beatles , Whalebone Polly

Avalon Stage
Oysterband, Eliza Carthy & the Ratcatchers, Justin Sullivan, Terry Reid, The Proclaimers, Peatbog Faeries, Hayseed Dixie, Rory McLeod, Session A9, Kangaroo Moon, The Broken Family Band, Martha Tilston, The Huckleberries, Eddi Reader, Sharon Shannon, Shooglenifty, The Baghdaddies, Baka Beyond, Leon Hunt & Daily Planet, Seize The Day, Dragonsfly, Mahatma, North Cregg, Los Albertos, Polly Paulusma, Tarantism

Roots Tent
Seeed, Pathaan, The Egg, Suns of Arqa, Foreign Beggars, Genesis Elijah, Doozer, Marky, Patife, Stamina and Cleveland Watkiss, Task Force, Oojami, Lord Gosh, Iration Steppas, Smith and Mighty/More Rockers, Dub Dadda, Alpha and Omega, Salmonella Dub, Dib Dub, Chemical DubTheory

Dance Lounge Bar
Bugs in the Attic, Pitman, Dbooga, Dive, Urban Myth Club, Little Barrie, Amalgamation of Soundz, Four Tet, Nouvelle Vague, Damn!, Racheal Yamagata, Ivory, Husky Rescue, Plan B, Whitey

Pussy Parlure
Neece Un Unk, Peoples Republic of Disco, Kokolo, Pop Quiz, Bingo Karaoke (stars in your eyes), Anne Pigalle, Lovely Morning, Parlure deluxe, DJ Dolores, Babyhead, Guilty Pleasures, Seeed, Dance classes, Giant Games, Urban Magic, Quirky theatre, Piano

Croissant Neuf Stage
Friday: Yoga, Nizlopi, Buffalo Gals, Siyaya, Mythtwister, The Boat Band, Kissmet
Saturday: Aerobic Dance work out, Engine Room, Flipron, Askew and Avis, Ed Alleyne-Johnson, Dragonsfly, Riven
Sunday: Yoga, Biggles, Nick Wilkinson & Olivia Moore, Whalebone Polly, Jacqui Jamal, Los Guys, Orchidstar


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Cornell showdown, RIAA sues again, Apple bloggers' support, Cingular's early ringtones, Paris Hilton interview, more

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Here's an interestingly titled, slightly obsessive tribute to Fischerspooner, including some remixes and live boots:

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Monday, April 11, 2005

Kasabian Contest! - Win an autographed Kasabian poster!

All right, this is pretty exciting. It's the first giveaway on the Between thought and expression blog! And this is no lump of coal...

Here is the contest:
Tell me why you are a Kasabian fan. Winning entries should be funny and/or fanatical. Please respond in the comments section but do NOT post any personal information. I will post the winners on the site on Friday night and award two lucky fans, who will have to contact me to claim their prize.

Here are the prizes:
Grand prize winner
- Autographed Kasabian poster (red), approximately 3 feet x 5 feet (huge!),
showcasing image from the album cover (see above left). Tucked inside the
poster is the "Club Foot" single on 10" vinyl.
- Sticker pack and pins

- Club Foot single on 10" vinyl w/cover art
- Sticker pack and pins

Legalese: Void where prohibited. U.S. residents 18 and over only. No warranty provided for prizes.

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More fun mashed tunes

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Sunday, April 10, 2005

Rapidshare countdown timer hack

Update: Crap, this script runs down the counter but does not render the file downloadable. If anyone can fix this, lemme know. *grumble*

Here's some news you can use. Since all the old Radpishare bookmarklets are outdated, use the following as a bookmarklet to bypass the annoying countdown timer:
javascript:var counta=0;var countb=0;var countc=0;var countd=0;var counte=0;var countf=0;var countg=0;var counth=0;var counti=0;var countj=0;var countk=0;var countl=0;var countm=0;var countn=0;var counto=0;var countp=0;var countq=0;var countr=0;var counts=0;var countt=0;var countu=0;var countv=0;var countw=0;var countx=0;var county=0;var countz=0;

To do this, create a new bookmark, and edit the location to include the javascript bookmarklet above. Or just drag this into your bookmarks. When you get to a Rapidshare page with a timer, use the bookmarklet, and voila, instant download. Enjoy!

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Time's Top 100, Hitchhiker's movie, P2P myths, Hackers, Tooled, DCShoe b-ball

  • Time's Top 100 influential people includes the following list of entertainers:
    Clint Eastwood, Michael Moore, Hilary Swank, Quentin Tarantino, Dan Brown, Dave Eggers, Marc Cherry, John Elderfield, Kanye West, Jon Stewart, Alicia Keys, Jamie Foxx, Johnny Depp, Art Spiegelman, The Halo Team, Ann Coulter, Hayao Miyazaki, Ziyi Zhang, Juanes, Miuccia Prada, Marc Newson, Santiago Calatrava, Alice Munro, Cornelia Funke
  • Slashdot: Hitchhiker's Movie is Bad says Adams Biographer
  • Piercing the peer-to-peer myths: An examination of the Canadian experience
    An excerpt:
    Although the music industry seems loath to discuss the matter publicly, according to an October 2004 Economist article, an internal music label study found that between 2/3 and 3/4 of recent sales declines had nothing to do with Internet music downloads [8]. That finding was echoed in a Ministry of Canadian Heritage commissioned report which concluded that "[t]he assumption by the recording industry that demand for CDs is fundamentally strong and that Internet piracy is to blame for falling sales is a simplistic reaction to a complex problem ... to place the burden wholly or partly on illegal downloads from the Internet is to ignore a host of other reasons." [9]

    The "other reasons" include the growth of DVD sales, which accounted for zero revenue in 1999, but generated over C$170 million in new revenue from 2000–2004 [10]. The popularity of DVDs is surely related to the decline in CD sales and the shrinking shelf space allocated to CDs by music retailers.

    Moreover, U.S. census data actually indicates that the number of hours people spend listening to music is declining. Its data suggests that people now spend increasing amounts of time talking on cellphones, playing videogames, watching movies and using the Internet [11].

  • Russian police: 'Our hackers are the best'
  • Hacker High School
  • Maynard of Tool pulls a fast one on fans and media
    Under entry dated 07 Apr 05. He fooled almost everyone, even MTV News. Suckaz!
  • Mov: DC Shoe: Basketball tricks
    This is pretty amazing. (via BoingBoing).

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Week in Review

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Saturday, April 09, 2005

The Intonation Music Festival

Pitchfork presents the 1st annual Intonation Music Festival live in Chicago. at Pulaski Park on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17. The event will feature up to 24 acts, including a DJ tent courtesy of Biz3.

>>Confirmed artists:
The Decemberists
The Fiery Furnaces
Will Oldham (special DJ set)
Broken Social Scene
The Go! Team
Four Tet
Magnolia Electric Co.
The Wrens
A.C. Newman
The M's

Gates will open at noon each day, $10 at the door. No advance tickets (i.e. no Ticketmaster).

Intonation Music Festival

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Mash-up: Ciara / Dizzee Rascal / Lethal Bizzle

DJCBOAST - 1,2 Step Fix Up And Stand Up Forward Riddim
Features Ciara / Dizzee Rascal / Lethal Bizzle.
Not a bad mash, but it does have some rough edges, esp. at :48 and the cut at 1:42.

Update: You're welcome, DJCBOAST. Check his site out here.

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Friday, April 08, 2005

Blogger bummer, Friendster rant, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on who owns culture, Shins on NPR, more

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The Killers - Smile Like You Mean It (video)

Stream, left-click: The Killers - Smile Like You Mean It (video)
I think this is new (new to me anyway). Nice 80s-ish flashback.

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Mash-ups: Iron & Wine vs. Alicia Keys, Gorillaz vs. Killers

Aggro1 - You Don't Know Woman King
Iron & Wine vs. Alicia Keys
Aggro1 - Somebody Told Me Feel Good
Gorillaz vs. The Killers

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Thursday, April 07, 2005

Rolling Stone: The Next List and Top 100 Artists, American films at Cannes, more

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Legal DJ Z-Trip streams

From Z-Trip's forthcoming album, Shifting Gears, to be relased on 4/19.
I've got the promo CD and it's quite good. It has less of a mash mentality and features interesting collaborations. It's more cohesive turntablism/hip-hop than previous offerings.

These are Windows asx streams:
Z-Trip - Walking Dead
Z-Trip - Listen to the DJ
Z-Trip - Breakfast Club

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You've heard of happy hardcore...this is crappy hardcore

Various - Bastard Rave Party
Missy vs Pink vs Kelis vs Destiny's Child vs Tori Amos vs Tenacious D vs Will Smith vs Rave Party

Happy or crappy hardcore, you decide. But it's very enjoyable. You should play this during The Clockwork Orange '1812 Overture' scene. That would be the ultimate perceptual experience.

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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Jeff Buckley - Live Session in New York

Jeff Buckley - Live Session in New York
Live at Sony Studios (with audience)
06/04/95 (thanks for the correction, Jack)
256 kbps
If you do nothing else tonight, listen to the live versions of 'Grace' and 'Last Goodbye'. Oh man, we miss you Jeff.

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Random news

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Tool's frontman has found Jesus, Britney's reality, Paris Hilton / Vincent Gallo, Bravery vs. Killers, more

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Karen O and Squeak E. Clean - Hello Tomorrow (that adidas ad song) gets mashed

Well, by now everyone and their mother has already heard Karen O and Squeak E. Clean - Hello Tomorrow. However, you may not have heard the mash-up with Eminem: Dr. B - Like Toy Adidas.

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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Chris Price, Kid Kameleon, Mylo vs. Tegan and Sara, more mashes!

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Columbia Music Lab follow-up

Quick follow-up to my last post. I think this is a big joke. The bands suck, I listened to about half of them. Downloading the music is actually a punishment, and that's all you get to download: supposed up-and-coming bands that all sound like Offspring/Korn/Limp Bizkit clones. Don't waste your time.

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Columbia Music Lab, Peter Jennings has cancer, Vick's herpes, HST's blast

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Future of Blogging, Paris with PSP, Jamie Foxx LP, NYT Clubgoers, more...

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Mash-ups, a mix, live NIN, and Smithsonian Folkways

Mylo vs. Kelis
'Paris Four Hundred' mashed with 'Trick Me'
Fischerspooner vs. Killers vs. Bjork
'Emerge', 'Mr. Brightside', and 'All Is Full Of Love'. (via Arjan Writes)
POP77 has a new mix
Live NIN in Davis, CA
Smitshonian Folkways music as 99c no-DRM downloads

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Monday, April 04, 2005

Corpse Bride trailer, Flash tracking, Bruce Willis and Justin, A Christmas Story, DDR, Karaoke muzzle, more

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Mash-ups: The Killers vs. Ferry Corsten, Cake vs. Flying Lizard, Bomb the Bjork

Cropstar - Somebody Told Me To Rock
The Killers vs. Ferry Corsten

Cake vs. Flying Lizard - What I Want is some Lizard Cake

Rob Batty - Bomb the Bjork
Bjork - It's Not Up to You
Bomb the Bass - Bug Powder Dust (Kruder & Dorfmeister Session)
Who Da Funk - Shiny Disco Balls
Kraftwerk - Beethoven Intro (Tokyo 1981) - Clockwork Orange
Erik B. - Paid in Full

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LCD Soundsystem vs. Janet

MP3: LCD vs. Janet - Janet Jackson is Playing At My House
'Miss You Much' meshes wonderfully in this mash.

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Sunday, April 03, 2005

Random news, including mass downloading back at universities courtesy of...record companies?

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Neutral Milk Hotel and Iron & Wine live/demos

Neutral Milk Hotel and Iron and Wine live/demos
  • NMH: includes two live shows, pre-1996 LPs 'Invent Yourself a Shortcake', 'Beauty', and 'Hype City Soundtrack', as well as unreleased demos.
  • I&W: Live in San Francisco and live on KEXP Seattle.

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Week in Review

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Kelly Osbourne - One Word (Chris Cox Radio Extended Mix)

Kelly Osbourne - One Word (Chris Cox Radio Extended Mix)
New track getting heavy Pete Tong buzz on Radio One. Not released in the U.S. yet. To be honest, I haven't heard her earlier work, but this sounds more like Pink than, say, Courtney Love (I know it's a mix and not the original).

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Saturday, April 02, 2005


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Body Poppin'!

  • MPG: Futureshock - Late at Night (video)
    Just a patrolman's typical late night beat, with everybody body poppin'! (Thanks kottke).
  • The Electric Boogaloos! (video clips)
    Some original flava. From Mr. Wiggles' site:
    While the debate still continues as of who is considered the creator of this dance, in my belief and opinion, I believe that BOOGALOO SAM created the dance called "POPPIN" that I have grown to love. The style and complexity of this dance is based on continuos flexing of the muscles to the beat while executing precise and funky angles that are based on many styles created by Sam's group THE ELECTRIC BOOGALOO. these angles provide funky and rhythmic positions for a popper to hit while flexing his or her muscles to the beat.

  • Stiga (video clips)
    The French don't just make electro. They're down with the body poppin' too!
  • Update: Entroporium offers an account about the origin of the robot dance
    Don't know if anyone can definitively settle this.

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(S)ourmedia, Rockers who died at 27, Kelis vs. Iron & Wine vs. Massive Attack, whaaaa?

  • Review of Ourmedia
    Well, I am tempering, or rather revoking, my initial glowing excitement for the ourmedia resource with this fairly negative review. In my experience thus far, uploading MP3s (music that I've made myself) has led to empty nodes and zero files shared. I've even written them about it and received no response. I've registered at Ourmedia and Internet Archive as they've said to do. What the hell is going on? My theories: 1) Knowing that users may upload unauthorized MP3s (which I am not doing) they may have a more stringent screening criteria, 2) They may be biased against lossy formats like MP3 (as they demonstrate in their Internet Archive), 3) The whole upload process is buggered. Conclusion: This alpha is light years away from a beta. Well, the delay and the ambiguity renders ourmedia at this time a rather useless resource for serious musicians. There I said it. If they get their act together, they can let me know when they announce their beta.
  • YuppiePunk has an interesting post on rockers who croaked at age 27
  • Mash-up MP3: Kelis vs. Iron & Wine vs. Massive Attack
    Amazingly, this mash-up works. Most slowed-down mashes end up in the trash bin, but this one actually holds together. A pretty bold feat to mash R&B and folk, if you ask me.

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Friday, April 01, 2005

M.I.A. vs. Squirrel Nut Zippers mash-up

Unfortunately, this is not an April Fool's prank.
This is one of the most ill-conceived mash-ups I've ever heard. Yikes.
MP3: M.I.A. vs. Squirrel Nut Zippers
Link source: Vestal Design (Thanks, Jeff)

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Random funny news

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Top 10 of the 1st Quarter of 2005

top 10 LPs in 2005 so far

1) m.i.a. - arular
2) doves - some cities
3) the decemberists - picaresque
4) beck - guero
5) jeff hanson - jeff hanson+
6) gorillaz - demon days*+
7) shivaree - who's got trouble
8) bright eyes - i'm wide awake, it's morning
9) spoon - gimme fiction*+
10) fischerspooner - odyssey*+

hm (alphabetical order):
50 cent - the massacre
antony and the johnsons - i am a bird now+
bloc party - silent alarm
the bravery - the bravery
brendan benson - the alternative to love+
buck 65 - the right here is+
the chemical brothers - push the button
dj muggs/dj warrior - mash up radio vol. 1
fiona apple - extraordinary machine*
garbage - bleed like me*+
hot hot heat - elevator*
ida - heart like a river+
jack johnson - in between dreams
kaiser chiefs - employment+
kasabian - kasabian
lcd soundsystem - lcd soundsystem
louis xiv - best little secrets are kept+
low - the great destroyer
m83 - before the dawn heals us
m. ward - transistor radio
music from the o.c. mix 4*
new order - waiting for the sirens' call*
nine inch nails - with teeth*+
of montreal - the sunlandic twins*+
out hud - let us never speak of it again+
prefuse 73 - surrounded by silence
roots manuva - awfully deep+
stars - set yourself on fire+
tori amos - the beekeeper+
the wedding present - take fountain+
z-trip - shifting gears*

worst: moby - hotel

* not released in the U.S. yet
+ haven't listened to the whole album yet (heard 2 or more tracks)
yeah, i know it's presumptuous to rate an album based on 2+ tracks, that's why this is just a short prelim list

Only full-length LPs (i.e. iron and wine's excellent woman king ep not included)
Albums distributed internationally last year but not in the states don't count (i.e. annie, the go! team, feist, mylo)

any glaring omissions? (i bet there are)

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No April Foolin' here

  • I'm sure you've already seen boringboring, sixfoo 660, and Google Gulp so I won't re-tread that here.
  • Mitch Hedberg dead at 37
  • Notorious B.I.G. movie next year
    "It's going to be challenging to cast a B.I.G." Names they've thrown around: Waverly W. Alford, Anthony Anderson, Guerilla Black, and Cedric the Entertainer. Ok, I'm kidding about Cedric, but they actually did mention Anthony Anderson, which is just as funny.
  • Andre 3000 of Outkas sick of music

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April Fool's statement

I think I'll just ignore this whole day's slate of material on personal blogs and community blogs.

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