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Friday, September 30, 2005

Bush covers 'White Lines', 50th anniversary of James Dean's death

Rx - White Lines
Remember the guys who brought you the 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' cover? Here is a cover of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, with a special Kate Moss verse, featuring W himself. Hilarious stuff!

50th anniversary of James Dean's death

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Back online!

Nothing like a minor catastrophe to force me to spruce up the site (subtle left border for the site and for individual posts) and trim down my code (took down some very bloated javascript). I hope things load a lot faster.

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Technical Difficulties

Sorry, lost half my code and can't find it in the cache! E-mailing blogger to ask what's the deal. If you have cached an old version of my page, please e-mail it to me at btande at gmail dot com. Thanks so much.

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M.I.A. - Galang remixes and Honda spot

Galang (Serj Tankian remix)
A chunky rock remix.

Galang (Dave Kelly remix feat. Cham)
A nifty Bhangragga mix.

M.I.A. Honda Civic ad

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Enter the Elizabethtown contest. Win a free iPod Nano!

Enter the Elizabethtown contest. Win a free iPod Nano!

Yeah, it's true. I'm a sponsoring blog. Go to the site for more information and instructions on how to enter. Don't e-mail me or comment here, enter at the link indicated above!

  • One Grand Prize winner will receive:
    1: Ipod Nano (4GB)
    preloaded with the original motion picture soundtrack and photos from Elizabethtown

    1: Elizabethtown signed movie poster

  • 3 runners up will receive:
    Elizabethtown original soundtrack CD

Good luck!

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The End of P2P?, The Shining redux, Ronald McDonald makeover

P2P Future Darkens as eDonkey Closes | Slashdot: eDonkey Tells Congress It's Throwing in the Towel

WinMX Shuts Down After RIAA Threat

What if 'The Shining' were a sappy romantic comedy? (via

Ronald McDonald gets a makeover (in Japan)

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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Prodigy - Voodoo People (pendulum remix, video)

Prodigy - Voodoo People (pendulum remix, video)
(Note: this is XviD encoded)

After their disappointing LP release last year (which I truthfully mostly ignored), there are some remixes of old songs coming up receiving quite a bit of buzz. This one in particular by Pendulum is a solid dnb mix that features members of the Prodigy and blindfolded people running some kind of race. Thanks, Breakzblog for the scoop.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Good Charlotte's blog h4x0red

Just Jared has the scoop

Good Charlotte's blog was hacked by a Kelly Clarkson fan after the band apparently bad-mouthed her. It's on now!

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New Fugees, Family Guy: Stewie Live, Stream The Shins and White Stripes in concert

New Fugees Song Leaks; Group Has Been Working On LP For Months
Soulsides has the new Fugees. Unfortunately, it suuuucks.

Family Guy presents Stewie Live
He does what you ask, sort of.

NPR : The White Stripes Live

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Monday, September 26, 2005

Rachel Stevens Public Service Announcement (flash)

Rachel Stevens Public Service Announcement (flash)

Probably NSFW. It's a public service announcement about, uh, I forgot already.

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While we are on the Bloc Party tip...

Here are a series of Bloc Party vs. Pussycat Dolls mashes, from two of my favorite mashers: Aggro1 and Dunproofin'
Aggro 1 - Bloc Party vs. Pussycat Dolls
Dunproofin' - Bloc Party vs. Pussycat Dolls

DJMonsterMo | 10:21 PM | View Comments »

Bloc Party vs. The Streets - Banquet remix

Bloc Party vs. The Streets - Banquet remix

Can't believe I only just found this song.
What do you do if you steal a BBC DJ's microphone and use it record a #1 album? Well, you brag about it in a song using a Bloc Party backing instrumental, of course! This is a funny ode to a microphone.

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Saturday, September 24, 2005

Brian Wilson Dialing Up Katrina Donors, Madden glitch causes shrinkage, NYT on CYHASY

Brian Wilson Dialing Up Katrina Donors
Wow, I already donated money for relief. But this is a tempting offer. At least a $100 donation, which Brian will match, will buy you a phone call from the legend of rock himself (until October 1). He's gonna have a massive phone bill.

Here's his post verbatim from his site:
I want to personally thank Iowa Jim for his post the other night challenging me to call him. Out of his post came a cool idea that my wife and I want to run by you. Jim challenged me to call him up, because he did not believe that it was me posting. He told me if I did he would make a donation to a charity for me. I didn't think I needed to prove anything other than at times I like to talk with you guys. Anyway, Melinda and I were discussing his post that night at dinner and we came up with a great idea. So here's the cool part. As most of you know Jerry Boyd has been collecting donations for the Hurricane victims who have been left homeless and in shelters. He told us at this point he has collected around $4,000. and many of you have send items too. He is grateful, but we want to make a bigger difference. Here's my challenge, for anyone who sends Jerry a donation of $100.00 or more, I will call you personally and answer a question that you may have, or just say hello or whatever. Also, my wife and I will match the donation. I know that this may not work for all of you, but anything that you can afford will help and I will match it. You can contact Jerry Boyd at and he can tell you how to proceed from there. I hope we can all have some fun with this and raise lots of money. L&M Brian P.S. Melinda is typing this for me and says hi! We will keep this challenge going until Oct. 1 and I am available to call you between 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Pacific time.

Madden 2006 bug shrinks one player to 7 inches tall [via Fark]
This is really funny!

New York Times on Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah

OMG, this is the funniest Fark Photoshop contest!

DJMonsterMo | 5:01 PM | View Comments »

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs book: I Hope You Are All Happy Now

I Hope You Are All Happy Now

Just received my promo copy in the mail. "I Hope You Are All Happy Now" is an engrossing visual collage of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs put together by their guitarist, Nick Zinner. It chronicles their day-to-day lives on the road and their bumpy rise to fame. It's offbeat and spontaneous, as only an insider's perspective can provide. If a picture is worth a thousand words, the photos of nearly every YYY crowd, torn-up hotel rooms, and anything else in particular that caught Zinner's eye are certainly worth a few million. It also features essays by acclaimed indie director Jim Jarmusch, comedian David Cross, and a Q&A session with Vice magazine editor Jessee Pearson.

"Strange proof of my last four years, it looks so easy, almost desirable through his eye. It's up to the individual to discern what's real, what's legit, what to trust, what to go with . . . If Nick can see things as he does in this terribly immediate and beautiful book of photographs why can't I, or you?" --KAREN O / YEAH YEAH YEAHS

I Hope You Are All Happy Now

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Friday, September 23, 2005

Stellastarr* - Sweet Troubled Soul video

Stellastarr* - Sweet Troubled Soul video (asx)

Stellastarr *- Sweet Troubled Soul video (quicktime)

Directed by Adria Petty.

DJMonsterMo | 9:20 PM | View Comments »

Doom and Duck Hunt Game Mash-Up!

via Boing Boing

Mirror #1
Mirror #2
Mirror #3

This is fun! Nothing like taking a chain gun to stupid ducks. You can punch that dumbass dog too!

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Paris Hilton drug scandal?, Franz Ferdinand iTunes bonus track, Elizabethtown soundtrack selections

Paris Hilton Investigated by Maryland Police In Underage Booze and Drugs Scandal

Franz Ferdinand "You Could Have it so Much Better"
On iTunes, it comes with a bonus track, "Get Away". Thanks, Lily.

Soundtrack audio from Elizabethtown, Cameron Crowe's latest film that's receiving a lot of buzz:
I-Nine "Same In Any Language" (quicktime)
My Morning Jacket "Where To Begin" (quicktime)

DJMonsterMo | 12:40 PM | View Comments »

Valley Lodge - All Of My Lovin

Valley Lodge - All Of My Lovin'
No, it's not a Beatles cover. And it's not a cover of Buddy Holly's 'Oh Boy', although the chorus borrows from the first line of that song's first verse. It is a catchy slice of indie rock/pop that reminds me of a mix of The Replacements, Soul Asylum, and something 80s-ish I can't put my finger on. Thanks, Dave.

Valley Lodge

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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Rita Regrets: Rilo Kiley, Doves, Tegan and Sara

The Houston show this coming Saturday (24th September) has been cancelled due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Rita.
--Rilo Kiley

Hi there it's definitely off. We hope anyone affected will be safe and well. Dont know when we'll be passing through again. Probably next album. 'Hunker down' as you say in your parlance.

Due to the on going weather situation in Texas ‘Tegan and Sara’ will not be participating in Austin City Limits this weekend. Our thoughts are with Texas and Louisiana residents who were/are in Katrina and Rita's path. We will do our best to make our way back to TX and LA at some point in our travels until then be well.
--Tegan and Sara

DJMonsterMo | 11:08 PM | View Comments »

New Snoop Dogg and MF Doom with RZA

Snoop Dogg - Ashes to Ashes
Snoop covers David Bowie. Just kidding. This is a new track from him though. Not mind-blowing; missing that Neptunes flava.

MF Doom and RZA - Biochemical Equation
RZA drops science on your ass again. Too bad MF Doom's delivery is a bit soporific.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Decemberists cancel Houston show, Peerflix, Google sued, Congress in Credit Card Debt

Yeah, that's a giant pink bunny. [via BB]

Decemberists cancel Houston show ahead of Rita
I hope everyone on the Texas and Louisiana coast stays safe.

Peerflix Launches P2P DVD Sharing Service
Peerflix. The idea souds dumb at first. Then, you realize. I have all these crap DVDs that I can trade away and watch DVDs that I want to see instead. And I can do this at a fraction of the cost of NetFlix. Damn. Ingenious. Sign me up!

Writers Sue Google for Copyright Violation

Congressmen in massive credit card debt!
Cue Nelson saying: "Ha ha!".

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005

New Single from The Strokes, Why We Curse, Office Space DVD SE, H&M drops Kate Moss, Girls Gone Wild for Katrina?

Glass Danse has The Strokes - Juicebox, the new single from the Strokes.
I kinda like the new sound, which sort of conjures The Stooges. However, the lyrics and vocals are somewhat underwhelming.

An interesting NY Times article on why we curse.
A fun companion piece (George Carlin monologue), and the accompanying wikipedia entry.

Office Space SE
Features: SE DVD, coffee mug, mouse pad, red stapler, pen and pencil set, magnetic picture frame, and notepad!

H&M drops Kate Moss ad campaign

'Girls Gone Wild' for Katrina?

DJMonsterMo | 11:29 PM | View Comments »

P2P goes pay?, An iPod wedding, Lohan on MySpace, Orson Welles' curse, New Britney?

Grokster, Other P2Ps Reportedly In Talks To Go Legit With Paid Downloads

An iPod wedding?
Kinda ghetto, but at least this way maybe we can have an open bar instead of a cash bar so we can all get wasted.

Be Lindsay Lohan's MySpace Fwend
I guess it's her official myspace site, according to her site.

Orson Welles cursed by Brazilian witch doctor?

New Britney?
On the Japanese version of the Someday single: Chaotic, Mona Lisa, Over to You Now.
Chaotic is a simple Gwen-like floorfiller.
Mona Lisa is a slower groove.
Over to You Now features Asian-inspired riffs mixed with glitchy electro pop.

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Three Crazy Mashes: Gwen, Rachel Stevens, N.W.A.

Flirtyboy - Cotton Eye Girl
Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl vs. Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe
Run, do not walk, to the nearest exit!

Carty - Ant Said Never Again
Rachel Stevens - I Said Never Again vs. Adam and The Ants - Antmusic; Kings Of The Wild Frontier

FullMickTon - 100Miles N Jiggin
N.W.A. - 100 Miles and Running vs. Martyn Bennett - No.6 (untitled)
OMG, NWA meets bagpipes. Wow.

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Sunday, September 18, 2005

It's a White Stripes vs. Ludacris mash!

DJ Riko - Stand Up and Ring My Doorbell
Bizarre idea. But it works pretty darn well. By DJ Riko.

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Friday, September 16, 2005

Indie Bands Move Closer to the Mainstream, White Stripes and Shins live, Jay-Z Not Lying Down

Indie Bands Move Closer to the Mainstream
Damn the media and all you damn MP3 blogs for making good music available to a wider audience. This just in: Merzbow and Anal C*nt, still not mainstream. I guess the sound of hamsters dying in blenders doesn't appeal to that many people.

White Stripes and The Shins Live on NPR
via One Louder.

Jay-Z Says He's Going To Air Some Rappers Out Onstage

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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Kate Moss loves tha coke, Robert Wise dies, Letterman's Top 10 for FEMA

Kate Moss loves tha coke
Kate's reaction: "F*** off, f*** off, f*** off, f*** off! Just f*** off!"
We still love you Kate, if only for that hilarious Family Guy parody when you were Chris' girlfriend.

Director Robert Wise dies

Letterman's Top Ten Questions For The Fema Director Application
10. "Are you able to convey a false sense of security?"
9. "What percentage of your resume is fabricated?"
8. "In a crisis, which state or local officials would you blame?"
7. "What are your plans after you resign?"
6. "Do you mind if the last guy left the office smelling like Arabian horses?"
5. "Which is most serious: A disaster, a catastrophe, or a dis-astrophe?"
4. "Does Robert Blake dating again count as an emergency?"
3. "Can the president easily add '-ie' to your last name to form a nickname?"
2. "Can you screw up bad enough to take the heat off the president's mistakes?"
1. "Michael Brown...Idiot or moron?

DJMonsterMo | 9:37 PM | View Comments »

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Britney gives birth, Bush asks for bathroom break, FU Cheney: the guy's site and merchandise

Welcome to our cruel world, Preston Michael Spears Federline
Us magazine has the exclusive.

Bush asks Condi for permission to use the little boy's room.
No joke, check the Reuters photos: 1, 2

Wired News: FU, Cheney: See Movie, Buy Shirt

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Sarah McLachlan - Dirty Little Secret (thievery corporation remix)

Sarah McLachlan - Dirty Little Secret (thievery corporation remix)

I've been alerted to one of Thievery Corporation's latest remix projects. Not a weird idea considering she's been remixed by the likes of Rabbit in the Moon and Roni Size. Ends up sounding a bit like dubbed-out Dido.

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Google Blog Search

Google introduces Google Blog Search. BFD, you say? Technorati (painfully slow as hell) already has this? Ice Rocket already has this? What does Google add?

Check #9 in the FAQ.
Can I subscribe to search results? Yes! You can subscribe via your feed reader to blog search results, kinda like Pluck, except that Google Blog Search is more specific to blogs. You can narrow your search to look only in post titles, further increasing the specificity of your search. This is a great way to follow up on blog buzz for niche topics, like indie music!

DJMonsterMo | 12:24 PM | View Comments »

Couple of fun posts

This one had me in stitches!
Fark Photoshop: If musicians switched from one genre to another

How to beat carny games!

"For the dime toss game, where you try to land a dime or other coin on a glass plate placed several feet back from where the mark stands, the winning ingredient is saliva."

"For knocking over milk jugs games, most players mistakently aim for the intersection of the 3 jugs, which means striking the bottom 2 at the top of the jug.  problem is, the jugs have a couple pounds of lead in the bottom, making them behave like weebles.  if you can hit the base of the bottom 2 jugs you have a much better chance of success."and more!

Now go and impress your significant other!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Mash-up: Franz Ferdinand vs. Run-DMC vs. The Kinks!

Thiftshop XL - Do you Wanna Cuz It's Tricky

Thanks to Thiftshop XL for this intriguing mash-up of
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
Run DMC - It's Tricky
The Knack - My Sharona

Also, a mind-blowing video mash of the same!

Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better

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Liz Phair Covers Stones, Klum gives birth, Bush Cronie$$$ to Mop Up Katrina, more

Stereogum has Liz Phair's excellent cover of Mother's Little Helper
You know, the The Rolling Stones classic.

Heidi Klum gives birth

Bush Cronie$$$ to Mop Up Katrina

Grunting in Tennis
Does grunting = more power?

The Onion: Cheney Dropped By White House HMO

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Sunday, September 11, 2005

Prepare to be...wowed (Arcade Fire covers YYYs), scared (Jackie Chan music), spooked (Do They Know It's Halloween)

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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Ang Lee film wins at Venice film fesitval

Brokeback Mountain, a film directed by Ang Lee and starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, won the Golden Lion at the prestigious Venice Film Festival.

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Yeah, more Katrina, and Franz Ferdinand

Incredible photo gallery of Katrina.
This survivor's first-hand digital picture account gives a clearer picture of how things got from not-so-bad to really bad: from the calm in the eye of the storm, the immediate hurricane aftermath, the flooding afterwards, the looting, and the truck that the guy stole to escape. I think the media and government accounts are misleading and most of the talking heads actually have no idea what happened.

A little birdie told me that the new FF has leaked here. Sample it then buy it; or fight the urge and wait till October (like that's gonna happen). All I'll say for now is that it's an impressive follow-up LP, easily one of my favorites of the year (yeah, it's that good). Even though I love Metric and BSS, I'd rank this above each of their respective latest albums. I hear Iggy Pop, Billy Idol, Gang of Four, and Beatles influences throughout; however, they don't abandon their fun, dancy post-punk revival style. I think that Rolling Stone and NME will drool all over this one. After you sample it, you can pre-order it below.

Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better

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Friday, September 09, 2005

Porn Star or Pop Star?, 50 Cent runs his mouth, T-Mobile flash mobs

Porn Star or Pop Star?
This is a fun and rather difficult game. If you get 100%, you seriously need help.

50 Cent: 'I Feel Like Kanye West Is Successful Because Of Me'

T-Mobile music flashmobs
Editors, the Raveonettes, and Kasabian. Pretty neat idea.

DJMonsterMo | 3:30 PM | View Comments »

Mashups by Aggro1: Haujobb vs. No Doubt vs. M.I.A. and Tori Amos dnb mix

Aggro1 - Haujobb v. No Doubt v. M.I.A.
What do you get if you mix industrial/EBM, dance pop, and grime? I have no idea...something like this I guess.

Aggro1 - Tori Amos Goes Drum and Bass
Tori Amos "Caught A Light Sneeze" vs. Noisia "Cold Veins"

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Thursday, September 08, 2005

HST's last words, Kanye remixed, the iPod graveyard, more

Hunter S. Thompson's last words
"No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun. No More Swimming. 67. That is 17 years past 50. 17 more than I needed or wanted. Boring. I am always bitchy. No Fun -- for anybody. 67. You are getting Greedy. Act your old age. Relax -- This won't hurt."

Kanye remixed: George Bush Doesnt Care About Black People | Mirror
Remix by "The legendary K.O." [via BB]

The iPod family cemetery
So sad.

Zhang Ziyi and Gong Li help open Disneyland Hong Kong
They hope it's more successful than EuroDisney, which probably sees more red than

Thief steals car navigation system, auctions it back unwittingly to victim, and gets arrested

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Angelina and Wyclef?, Myspace...Rotten Tomatoes...the World!

Hmm, what's going on with Angelina Jolie and Wyclef Jean?
Baby, you are such a hearbreaker.

Murdoch buys IGN, Rotten Tomatoes

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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Enter iPod Nano, Exit iPod Mini

I want one!
Yeah, Apple is phasing out the Mini. Too bad they don't kill off the Shuffle instead.

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Katrina, it ain't over yet

The A to Z of Bush disasters. Courtesy of the Daily Show.

Censoring the media

FEMA to Reuters: no photos of the dead
Sound familiar?

Conditions not much better at Astrodome?

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Mashes: Basement Jaxx vs. REM and Missy vs. electro/electronica

Coupla fun mashes for you:

DJ Twixta - Missy - Lose Control (remix)
Mashed with
Fatboy Slim - love island
Crystal Method - True Grift
Crystal Method - Winner
Freestylers - Drop the Boom
Freestylers - Dont Stop

Basement Jaxx vs. REM - Where's your head at? by Mr. Tortazo
This should absolutely not work under any circumstances, but it does. Very high on the comic head-sractch-o-meter.

DJMonsterMo | 6:04 PM | View Comments »

Gilligan's dead, Sarah Silverman, MP3 players and hearing loss, Katrina benefit, more

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