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Friday, February 29, 2008

Gnarls Barkley - Run (video), Broken Social Scene Presents Kevin Drew (video), TSA Gangstaz (video), Tilly & the Wall (video), The Kooks (video), more

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Monday, February 25, 2008

The Velvet Underground - I'm Not A Young Man Anymore (MP3)

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    velvet underground live at the gymnasium 1967 mp3 The Velvet Underground - I'm Not A Young Man Anymore (MP3) | velvet underground live at the gymnasium 1967 mp3 mirror (MP3)

    If you couldn't tell from the title of my blog or other obvious hints, I'm a huge fan of The Velvet Underground. Imagine my surprise when I encountered this apparently new quality bootleg LP (entitled 'Live at the Gymnasium') featuring a previously unreleased VU song. The name of the song is "I'm Not A Young Man Anymore", and it is a rockin' unofficial prelude to the raucous turbulence of 'White Light / White Heat'. Link to the full album cover for the green vinyl LP.

    Thanks to Dead Flowers for sharing this with the blogosphere. The full bootleg LP is available to download there as well.


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Jimmy Kimmel - I'm F*cking Ben Affleck (video), 79 Years of Oscar Best Picture Posters, Britney will not age well, Auditory Illusions

  • Poor Jimmy Kimmel must have been heartbroken when he learned that his wife Sarah Silverman was f*cking Matt Damon. Well, jimmy kimmel i'm fcking ben affleck video Jimmy Kimmel has plotted the perfect revenge. With cameos by: Ben Affleck, Brad Pitt, Robin Williams, Cameron Diaz, Joan Jett, Josh Groban, Meatloaf, Harrison Ford, Perry Farrell, Macy Gray, Christina Applegate, McLovin, Don Cheadle, Dominic Monaghan, Rebecca Romijn, Pete Wentz, Good Charlotte, Lance Bass, and Huey Lewis.

  • Congrats to the Coen brothers on finally winning long overdue Best Picture and Best Director Oscars. Here's a cool post: 79 years of Oscar Best Picture winners in posters

  • Britney Spears will not age well
    Britney Spears Age progression pics if she keeps up her fast food lifestyle. I wonder if this is with or without lipo.

  • auditory illusions audio Five great auditory illusions
    Worth a listen. It's funny how our auditory cortex plays tricks on us.

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Wiley - Wearing My Rolex (MP3)

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    *Link fixed 4/6/08*

    wiley wearing my rolex mp3 Wiley - Wearing My Rolex (MP3) | wiley wearing my rolex mp3 mirror

    "What would we do? Usually drink, usually dance, usually bubble."
    "That's when I start promising the world to a brand new girl I don't even know yet. Next thing, she's wearing my Rolex."

    This grime meets electro tune is receiving major buzz in the UK. This is an incomplete rip, but the cleanest one I could find out there. Cop the single when it hits stores.

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Monday, February 18, 2008

Ry Cooder - Long Ride (MP3), My Blueberry Nights movie review

    my blueberry nights chan marshall picture
    Jude Law and Chan Marshall

    my blueberry nights natalie portman picture
    Norah Jones and Natalie Portman

    my blueberry nights norah jones picture
    Jude Law and Norah Jones

    ry cooder long ride my blueberry nights soundtrack mp3 Ry Cooder - Long Ride (MP3) | mirror

    If there's any doubt that Ry Cooder is the greatest slide guitarist of our time, just take a listen to the above. His material is the perfect contribution to a road movie. My first exposure to Ry Cooder was his excellent and haunting theme to one of my favorite movies: Paris, Texas. (In fact, some elements of the tune above seem to be improvised riffs from the Paris, Texas theme). Ry's been around since the days of Captain Beefheart and The Rolling Stone's "Sister Morphine", and he also has an extensive body of other collaborative, solo, and soundtrack work. (Note: Amazon lists the above track as being by a band called My Good Eye, but they are mistaken).

    "My Blueberry Nights" is Wong Kar-Wai's latest movie. The soundtrack features three contributions from Ry Cooder. MBN served as the opener for last year's Cannes film festival. It did not win the 2007 Palme d'Or as Paris Texas did in 1984. That honor went to a depressing but highly recommended Romanian film: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days. Part of the reason for some difficulty with critics may have been that the movie is a departure for Wong in many ways, being his first movie using an English script and American American and British actors (i.e. Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, and Natalie Portman) and one of his few movies without Tony Leung (he and Leung are like Scorsese and De Niro.) Another big risk was casting Norah Jones as the lead actress since she had no prior acting experience. She is decent, but unspectacular. David Strathairn and Rachel Weisz give really good performances, however. Of note, the movie features Chan Marshall (Cat Power) in her acting debut (I won't give away her role in the film).

    I recommend "My Blueberry Nights" if you like Wong Kar-Wai films, arthouse films, or road movies in general. It's certainly not his strongest film -- it's not as energetic as "Chungking Express", as poetic as "Happy Together", or as visually gorgeous as "In the Mood For Love". However, it is enjoyable and accessible, unlike the beautifully confounding "2046". Limited US release begins April 8, 2008. The soundtrack, which also features a contribution from Norah Jones and two from Cat Power, will also be released in early April.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Dwight Howard 2008 Slam Dunk Contest (video)


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Professor Murder - Dutch Hex, remixed by Girl Talk (MP3)

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sian Alice Group - Motionless (MP3)

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    sian alice group motionless mp3 Sian Alice Group - Motionless (MP3) | mirror

    At first, it sounds like it could be a classic Detroit or tribal house intro, until you realize that it is hypnotic, tribal-like live drumming. The drums will suck you into Sian Alice Group's lovely blend of improvisational rock, avant garde soul, and unclassifiable dance while Sian Ahern's voice carries you to unexplored blissful states of consciousness. I'm really looking forward to hearing more from these guys. Their forthcoming album '59.59' is due out February 19th.

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Valentine's Videos for the Romantic and the Curmudgeon

  • chris vincze evol video Chris Vincze - EVOL
    I'm almost embarrassed to post this. It's a way too cute video with the charm of a Charlie Chaplin silent film, except the schmaltzy music, which is a bit much. Anyway, guys, show your sweetheart this and you will certainly score some extra points.

  • For the rest of you: rejected valentine cards video Rejected Valentine Cards

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The New Pornographers- Myriad Harbour (video), Amy Winehouse - Love Is A Losing Game (video), Mobius Band Free EP!

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  • the new pornographers myriad harbour video The New Pornographers- Myriad Harbour (video)
    Here's the new awesome, trippy video for Myriad Harbour. It's about time! Probably my favorite of the new year so far.

  • amy winehouse love is a losing game video Amy Winehouse - Love Is A Losing Game (video)
    Newly released and just in time for Valentine's Day. Get back on the wagon, Amy, and come back to the states.

  • mobius band mp3 Mobius Band - Love Will Reign Supreme EP
    Mobius Band loves us a lot and proves it with their free EP of covers entitled 'Love Will Reign Supreme'.
    1 Razor Love (originally by Neil Young)
    2 Baby We'll Be Fine (The National)
    3 True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston)
    4 Mobius Band In A Green Cotton Sweater (Casiotone For The
    Painfully Alone)
    5 I'll Keep It With Mine (Bob Dylan)
    6 Digital Love (Daft Punk)

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Kanye West - Flashing Lights (video), When Will Your Favorite TV Show Return?, America's Most Miserable Cities, more

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  • kanye west flashing lights video Kanye West - Flashing Lights (video, NSFW)
    Kanye posted the Flashing Lights video on his blog, but I think it's only part of the full video. It debuts on BET later tonight. It's certainly different and rather twisted. What else would you expect from Spike Jonze? Note: probably NSFW.

  • When will your favorite TV show return?
    Damn it. It's still a wait till April for most shows.

  • America's Most Miserable Cities
    The Forbes list is as follows:
    1) Detroit, MI
    2) Stockton, CA
    3) Flint, MI
    4) NYC
    5) Philly
    6) Chicago
    7) L.A.
    8) Modesto, CA
    9) Charlotte, NC
    10) Providence, RI
    I'm not sure how valid their index is. I agree with the top three. Otherwise, this is a crappy list. Where's Baltimore or New Orleans on here? Also, NYC, L.A., and Chicago have been on some of their "best of" lists, so I'm not sure where they're going with this.

  • billiards trick shot video Billiards + Dominoes = The Most Amazing Trick Shot

  • The nail in the coffin for HD-DVD

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Kanye West and Daft Punk at Grammys (live video), I Make This Sound (MP3s), Evangelicals - Skeleton Man (MP3)

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

The Aimee Mann Christmas Trilogy Parts 1, 2, and 3 (video)

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aimee mann christmas trilogy video The Aimee Mann Christmas Trilogy (part 3)

Poor Aimee!

Aimee Mann and SuperEgo Records have just released this super hilarious mini-series: The Aimee Mann Christmas Trilogy. It's about how she tries to recruit special guests for her Christmas show and stars Aimee Mann, Paul F. Tompkins, Jon Krasinski, Emily Procter, Patton Oswalt, Weird Al Yankovic, Bob Odenkirk, Frem Armisen, Ben Stiller, and Will Farrell. It's comedy very much in the style of Larry David or Ricky Gervais. Directed by Michael Blieden, Produced by Inman Young.

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Friday, February 08, 2008

Hello, Blue Roses - Shadow Falls (MP3)

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hello, blue roses mp3 Hello, Blue Roses - Shadow Falls (MP3)

This is a lovely tune from the romantic and musical duo of Dan Bejar (Destroyer) and Sydney Vermont. Off their recently released debut album, 'The Portrait Is Finished & I Have Failed to Capture Your Beauty'.

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

Thao Nguyen - Chivalry, Bag of Hammers, Beat (Health, Life and Fire)(MP3s)

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    thao nguyen bag of hammers mp3 Thao Nguyen - Bag of Hammers (MP3)
    thao nguyen beat mp3 Thao Nguyen - Beat (Health, Life and Fire)(MP3)

    Thao Nguyen writes bittersweet indie pop songs with hints of folk, country, and blues. She's often been compared to Cat Power and Fiona Apple, but it's hard to pinpoint what exactly makes her songs so catchy and charming. Perhaps it is the honesty and vulnerability in her voice that separates her from other singer-songwriters. "Chivalry" is off her first album 'Like the Linen' while the latter two are off her new album 'We Brave Bee Stings and All' on Kill Rock Stars.

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Man Man - Top Drawer (MP3); The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead (MP3); Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone (video)

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