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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Soundwagon - A mini VW bus that plays your records!


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Radiohead CD sales ploy?, DCFC guitarist album confiscated, Human Tetris (video), Jane Child - Don't Wanna Fall In Love (video), more

    EDIT 10/25: Sorry, been extremely busy of late in the cardiac intensive care unit. Perhaps a bit of revisionism on my part is in order. I think bands do need to get paid and it's certainly better to facilitate a direct-to-fan distribution method rather than filter things through the big labels. While the name-your-price model may not be the industry-toppling revolution we thought it might be (at least at the time being), it is a good start in that direction. And for that, Radiohead certainly deserves to be commended. In light of my reconsideration of things, not to mention the fact that 'In Rainbows' is a fantastic album, I certainly plan on supporting Radiohead when their CD does become available.

    radiohead in rainbows album cover
  • Say it ain't so: Radiohead MP3 release a tactic to lift CD sales
    After riding the wave of free publicity from their supposed new music sales model revolution, this comes out. Well, I'm glad I paid $0 for it now.

    death cab for cutie album
  • Death Cab for Cutie guitarist's album confiscated by Homeland Security
    I feel safer already. Above is a hidden cam photo from the anal cavity search. J/k.

  • human tetris game show video Human Tetris
    Humans assuming funny shapes and urine-colored water...this Japanese game show is out of control hilarious. It won't be long before Fox or Spike TV picks this up.

  • jane child don't wanna fall in love video Jane Child - Don't Wanna Fall in Love (video)
    Say what you will about her scary hair in the video, this song rocks and bridges an awkward gap between the 80s and 90s. Whatever happened to her?

  • 37 cello video Ethan Winer - A Cello Rondo (video)
    Impressive video and even more amazing song. It's composed entirely of 37 cello parts!

  • call and response ad jingle video Mashed-up ad jingles (video)
    Be very afraid. This is a cacophony of commercial jingles that are already burned into your brain, spliced until they become a droning swell that will cause your head to explode.

  • The Pedal-to-the-Metal, Totally Illegal, Cross-Country Sprint for Glory
    New York to LA in 31 hours and 4 minutes. This guy is nuts.

  • This guy claims to have invented the :-) smiley that is so ubiquitous today. While this claim might seem as dubious asa Al Gore's internet invention claim, here's the supposed BBS archival proof

  • Star Wars TV series?
    Sounds like a bad idea.

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Monday, October 15, 2007

Juno movie trailer (Arrested Development mini-reunion), Wu-Tang Clan - The Heart Gently Weeps (MP3), Blog Action Day, New Hype Machine

    juno movie trailer
  • juno movie trailer Juno Trailer (video)
    What new movie features Jason Bateman and Michael Cera? The Arrested Development movie? Nope (I wish). But perhaps the next best thing. Hot off the heels of the hilarious "Superbad", Michael Cera is in a supporting role as awkward love interest (is there any other role for him?) opposite cute but capable lead Ellen Page. The early buzz is that it's this year's "Little Miss Sunshine".

  • wu-tang clan the heart gently weeps mp3 Wu-Tang Clan - The Heart Gently Weeps (MP3)
    Wu-Tang meets George Harrison. It works better than you might think. And no, your Zyprexa is not tapering off...someone is whispering "loud dot com" in the background.

    Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day
  • Ok, I'm a bit late to the game. Just doing my little part to promote Blog Action Day and increase awareness about the environment. Refer to their resources here to find out how you can help.

  • The new hype machine is almost up. Seems like a cheap ploy to get on the digg front page. The counter needs to get to 10,000. However, it's rigged! Hit reload and see what I mean; the number jumps around. Give me my damn MP3 search engine already!

  • What rating does Pitchfork give Radiohead's In Rainbows?
    _ . _ It's up to you. Clever. It's actually 9.3 if you go through their clever JavaScript shenanigans.

    pope fire pic photo
  • Vatican TV claims that this is Pope John Paul II waving from beyond the grave. I find it really creepy. I prefer sightings in toast and water stains.

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

T.I. pinched, Arcade Fire - Neon Bible (interactive music video), Wes Anderson - Hotel Chevalier (video), No Country for Old Men (video)

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Sigur Ros in the Worst Interview Ever, Jay -Z - Blue Magic (video), The Office convention, more

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...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Record Labels, Radiohead - Recokner (MP3)

    Can't you take it with you
    Disavow the pleasure

    You were not to blame for
    Bittersweet distractors
    Dare not speak his name
    Did I cater (dedicated?) to all your
    All your needs?

    Because we separate
    it ripples our reflections
    Because we separate
    it ripples our reflections

    Did I cater (dedicated?) to all you
    All your needs?

    radiohead reckoner mp3 Radiohead - Reckoner (MP3)

    While digital has been the way to go from the get-go for many aspiring indie artists, Radiohead started the trend of big name acts to embrace this distribution model. Fans, critics, and labels alike were incredulous, wondering if this was some crazy stunt or if indeed this was possibly a new revolution in music taking effect. While it remains to be seen whether the pay-what-you-feel-like business model is a sustainable one, with pricey collector sets and ticket sales then becoming the primary revenue generators, other artists are enthusiastically joining the mix, including Nine Inch Nails, Oasis, Jamiroquai, and now Madonna.

    Judging from the early buzz, this model is here to stay: 1.2 million sold already. If the average price paid works out to $.50-$1.00, that's still a tidy sum. Thank you, Radiohead, for setting the bar high and delivering your best album since 'Kid A'.

    Here are the actual album covers for your iPod or other organizational needs:
    radiohead in rainbows album cover
    radiohead in rainbows album cover

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Sunday, October 07, 2007

D.C.'s finest: Wale (MP3s)

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