Friday, August 31

Are You Excited?

...because I know I am.

Did anyone see Rob Zombie's fake trailer for "Werewolf Nazi Women Of The SS" in "Grindhouse"?

So good! And his wife is so rad in everything shes in!


Chemical Brothers: Do It Again


New Kanye West

I never really bought into Kanye West and his giant cranium-filling ego. I think I'd be into loving him a bit more, if he wasn't always doing it for himself. Or if he wasn't as good of friends with Tom Cruise maybe...

Though, I was big into "Jesus Walks", and at least he's trying to do something a bit different, right? So, I will definetly give "Graduation" a listen. It's probably good.

Here are three tracks from the new release-- Have a hear:

Kanye West - The Good Life (feat. T-Pain)
Kanye West - Homecoming (feat. Chris Martin)
Kanye West - Stronger


Kanye West - Young Folks (Peter, Bjorn, & John)

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"It's Britney, Bitch."

The new Britney Spears "comeback" single just leaked, and surprisingly -- its not half bad. There's another track produced by Ne-Yo that's just embarrassing, so we won't touch that, but we'll check this one out!

It's produced by Danger of "Timbaland & Danger" fame. He's now engaged to Nelly Furtado, and helped make her last album a success etc.

Hiphop producer Scott Storch also claims that Danger was the one, -- not Timbaland, who made the beat for Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me A River" hit.

At any rate, Britney is also rumoured to be opening the MTV Music Video Awards with a performance with the help of creepshow/magician, Criss Angel. It will apparently involve smoke and mirrors.

Not exactly a huge stretch for Britney though, is it?

Britney Spears - Gimme More

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Saturday, August 25

Alexyss K. Tylor: Halloween Special

I love Halloween at any time of year, especially when I can get informed medical advice from a respected doctor such as Alexyss K. Tylor, on basic cable.

This bitch is apeshit crazy!


Monday, August 20



Don't Slap Me, Cuz I'm Not In The Mood.

I had to leave my condo to come to this?
Well, I’m back, but this time I’m with my man
And these women are puttin’ their hands all over his
Yamamoto Kanzai sweater that I bought
And I’m much, much unhappy about that
I’d hate to come down to their level and become a BW
A basic woman
But if they don’t stop it’s gonna get scandalous.

That's how Klymaxx's "Meeting In The Ladies Room" starts.

The 80s super R&B group consisted of six women. Lead vocalist Lorena Porter was known to break into talking throughout their songs and the attitude they throw is amazing.

Another of their gems, "The Men All Pause" includes this poetic masterpiece:

I knew I was lookin' good
I had my Kenneth Cole shoes on,
My Gianni Versace blue leather suit,
My nails were done, and my hair was feirce (Fierce),
I was ridin' in my Cooper's limousine
(Don't chu want to ride)

If the whole urban bitch vibe wasn't enough for you, the 80s-designer-label dropping will seal the deal.

Below is another video from Klymaxx, along with the mp3s of both tracks.

Klymaxx - Meeting In The Ladies Room
Klymaxx - The Men All Pause

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Sunday, August 19

Wicky Wicky Wick!


Stephin Merritt

Stephin Merritt. His songs are often dark, yet upbeat, dry, tongue-in-cheek, synthy, and come in the form of several different projects.

With his most well known being the Magnetic Fields, Merritt has also written an unofficial soundtrack to his friend's novel "A Series Of Unfortunate Events", under The Gothic Archies name. You can find his music in the form of The 6ths, aswell as Future Bible Heroes.

Here are a few of my favorites of his:

The Gothic Archies - This Abyss
Magnetic Fields - Smoke And Mirrors
The 6ths with Gary Numan- The Sailor In Love With The Sea

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This remix of the Shocking Pinks' "Smokescreen" by The Glimmers is delightful combo of eerie theremin & chipper cowbell.

Its like one part LCD, one part 50s Sci-Fi film. Have a listen:

Shocking Pinks - Smoke Screen (12" & A Bit More By The Glimmers)

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"I'm All Jacked Up On Mountain Dewww"

I'm not usually a fan of meathead, frat comedies like "Talladega Nights", but this grace scene in which the two kids (Walker & Texas Ranger) threaten their fragile grandpa Chip, and the parents then back them up, is hilarious.

And I love his "smokin' hot wife, Carlie" too.


Thursday, August 16

The Tough Alliance

The Tough Alliance live for "those very tender moments, when we, like dolphins, break the surface vigorously and get a glimpse of real life."

Their May release of "A New Chance" marks their third disc since their debut. The sound is 90s, very precious, and it'll warm its way into your heart.

The Tough Alliance - A New Chance
The Tough Alliance - First Class Riot
The Tough Alliance - Miami

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I'm Every Woman -- From The Lower East Side

Isn't everyone just dying to know who superstar Whitney Houston's new man is, ever since she couragously broke free by divorcing Bobby Brown, and moved onto Brandy's younger brother??!

--If anything, we can rest assure she'll always have charlie in her life...
and to celebrate, here is a VNDLSM remix of "I'm Every Woman", along with a Pixies mash of the tune:

Whitney Houston - I'm Every Woman (VNDLSM Remix)
Whitney Houston VS The Pixies - Every Woman's Pixie Dust

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Wednesday, August 15

Daft Punk's Pyramid Revealed!!

Thomas Bangalter revealed this photo, along with some secrets about Daft Punk's live show equiptment to mixmag for their August issue.

He lists these 6 things as the workings of their spaceship:

"The show revolves around Ableton Live software on custom made super-computers, which we remotely access and control with Behringer BCR2000 midi controllers."

"Next to the ethernet remote computer screens there are four Minimoog Voyagers, the classic analog synthesizers. They're a 30-year old design."

"We can mix, shuffle, trigger loops, filter, distort samples, EQ in and out, transpose or destroy and deconstruct synth lines. We keep some surprises on the side too!"

"There's a direct connection between our rig and the lights and visuals of the show. The light and video engineers can also add or control layers during the show."

"Inside the pyramid are synthesizers and remote controls connected to the rest of the music equipment and computers, which are in rack-mounted towers off stage."

"Working the music equipment, lighting and video equipment, and building the pyramid for each show takes around 10 people, including both of us."
And last: One live video for good measure, filmed at their London show:


Lady Miss Kier Of Deee-Lite

Having had one of the biggest number one singles of the 90s with "Groove Is In The Heart", 9 top 10 hits on the US dance charts, and gracing the covers of magazines like I-D, Surface, The Face, Paper, mixmag, and even VOGUE, Lady Miss Kier became one of the 90s' biggest pop icons.

Last week, nightlife fixtures The House Of Venus had the good sense to bring Kier to Vancouver where she performed a sold out show to over 1,000 people, and suprised them with some killer new material, along as some of her biggest hits.

I have to say -- few people can achieve what she has, and are yet still able to deliver a performance as entertaining and high energy as she managed to. I have a hard time imagining many of her fellow 90s chartoppers doing the same.

--Make sure to stay on the lookout for new material from Lady Miss Kier by checking out her MYSPACE.

Here are a few scattered pictures of the evening:

(with Stinkmitt)

(big thanks to David Carter for the pics)

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Jon Stewart & The Daily Show: Gay Forum Coverage

Jon Stewart covers Thursday's gay debate with democratic candidates.

BONUS: Brushing up on your Mellisa Etheridge facts.


Caught Up In The Penis Power

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Alexyss K. Tylor

A woman with an extensive vocabulary and medical comprehension.


Tuesday, August 14

Retina Redid

Ellen Allien - Retina (DJ 3000 Remix)

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The Knife - An Audio Visual Experience (Live)

The only thing better than The Knife, is The Knife LIVE.

The release "An Audio Visual Experience", a recording of a show done in Gothenburg Sweden, is so wonderful that if you weren't a fan before, it will only make you one.

The visual accompaniment to this show is supposed to be amazing.
Here are 3 songs from their spectacular set:

The Knife - Silent Shout (Live)
The Knife - Heartbeats (Live)
The Knife - Pass This On (Live)

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Black Devil Ride Again Remixes

Two remixes of Black Devil Disco Club from their EP "Ride Again". Some nice cosmic/italo/electro stuff here & a remix by Unit 4.

Black Devil Disco Club - Constantly No Respect (The Phenomena)(Black Mustang Remix)
Black Devil Disco Club - An Other Skin (Days Of Backula)(Unit 4 Remix)

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Monday, August 13

Life In 8-Bit

Lately there has been a huge revival of a sound I remember from my childhood.

When we hear new bands like Crystal Castles, Miami Horror, or Le Castle Vania, its hard to deny where their influences come from.

I can remember getting certain video game melodies stuck in my head, so why wouldn't it make sense to cash in on something from the same vein?

Below you can grab a few songs from the bands who are using 8-bit now, aswell as some 8-bit remixes of songs you may remember. Enjoy:

Crystal Castles - Air War
Le Castle Vania - Trouble In Daylight

8-Bit Remixes:

Daft Punk - Around The World (Laromlabs 2ao3 Remix)
Spice Girls - Spice Up Yer '64
M.I.A. - Hom-bit

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Sunday, August 12

Valerie Cherish

I was never a huge fan of "Friends", but Lisa Kudrow's performance as Valerie Cherish in the cancelled, yet nominated for an Emmy HBO Series: "The Comeback", is pretty awesome.

Its the kind of show that will make your skin crawl by watching her fuck up constantly, kinda the same way Ricky Gervais sticks his foot in his mouth in "The Office" so horribly.

HBO lists the premise as:

Ten years ago she was TV's "It" girl. Now It's a different story. For Valerie Cherish, no price is too high to pay for clinging to the television spotlight. Lisa Kudrow stars as Valerie Cherish, a former B-list sitcom star so desperate to revive her career that she agrees to star in a reality television show called The Comeback.

Below are the first three episodes of the series. Though the show requires some patience and can be challenging at times to watch Valerie make a fool of herself again and again, the series progresses once she starts to have some wins, thats when things get really good.

Click the links below to view:
(DivX Plug-in Required)

The Comeback Ep01 - Pilot

The Comeback Ep02 - Valerie Triumphs At The Upfronts

The Comeback Ep03 - Valerie Bonds With The Cast


Bowie On Dick Cavett

A seemingly manorexic, coked-up Bowie gives an great interview back on "The Dick Cavett Show" in 1974. The amount of nose rubbing is amazing.

He talks a bit about his hair colour, his fear of flying, and his son you never hear about from a previous marriage, Zowie Bowie, (who if you wanted to see, is currently opening for Third Eye Blind, & performing nightly, every Thurs, Fri, Sat, @ The Red Rock Casino in Vegas,--yikes).

Definitely one of the eccentric, colourful sit downs that helped to shape Bowie as the legend he is now. Its nice to see that above and beyond all the outside stuff, he remains very genuine throughout.


Saturday, August 11

Friday, August 10

Can You Dig It?

Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve is the type of band that rarely comes along, and is executed so brilliantly. Its kinda what contributes to making me cringe when I heard another shitty band, trying hard to sound like Eddie Vedder, hit number one on the radio.

The band is Erol Alkan's, (AKA co-founder of London club night TRASH, Mustapha 3000) side project, who described their work as sounding like:

cruising altitude, the perfect hit, synesthasia, psychotronic evolution, phazers on stun, boil the kettle mother, strange things are happening.
The sound reminds me of what it might feel like to sit in a heroin den in Morocco in the 1960s, if there ever was such a place.

So have a listen to see what I mean, preferably after smoking some of that fine kine of course:

Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Dig It
Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Aglarsa Anom Aglar
Beyond The Wizards Sleeve - Electric Bananas

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My Parents' Basement, Eternally

When I was five, Nintendo was all I did. When I was 11, it was my Sega Genesis. Then it was King's Quest, Lesuire Suit Larry, and Laura Bow: Female Detective, and thats just a little too close to now, so we won't really get into that... I'm just glad I didn't end up casting armour spells on a level 5 mage at 4am while the birds were chirping.

But there is one site I've discovered that forces me to relapse once in a while.

Every Video Game Ever has pretty much anything from Nintendo 1, up to Sega Genesis that you can remember playing, and you can play it again whithin a just few seconds of searching for your favorites.

Castlevania, CONTRA, Bubble Bobble, Paperboy, its all there, so don't forget about your girlfriend/boyfriend, if you have one.


Thursday, August 9

All My Friends

LCD Soundsystem released their single for "All My Friends" a while ago, which includes not only the orignal track, but some awesome covers of the song too.

John Cale, one of the founding members of The Velvet Underground puts an nice spin on it, and Franz Ferdinand contributes their version aswell.

Have a listen below:

LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends (Original)
LCD Soundsystem VS John Cale - All My Friends
LCD Soundsystem VS Franz Ferdinand - All My Friends

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Files are up again/switched to Zshare


Guess the prescription drug:

Ever wonder what it would be like to not be able to control your speech,--EVER?
Well heres your answer folks.

What the fuck is Paula Abdul on? Even my friends who know their prescription drugs are baffled by her. Shes a mystery.
She went from being every dude's imaginary future wife in the 80's, to having Dr. Phil (unsuccessfully) try and set her up on a date with anyone he could find.

In this video, we follow Paula as she gets fired as an executive producer from a shitty BRATZ Movie, by text message!

They couldn't even have cared enough to call...

Give credit where due. At least shes nice to her assistants.


Living In A Magazine

What ever happened to Zoot Woman?

It still surprises me, that while their sound is becoming so hot with other bands right now, few people know about them, or either of their last two albums at all.

After all, Stuart Price AKA Les Rythmes Digitales, Paper Faces, Man With Guitar, Thin White Duke, and Jacques Lu Cont, -- has been producing all your favorite mainstream #1 hits, like Madonna's entire last album "Confessions On A Dancefloor", aswell as songs for Missy, Gwen, & The Killers.

But don't hold that stuff against him, OR Zoot Woman for that matter.

Have a listen to three of my favorite singles from their last two records, and you'll see how nice Zoot Woman really can be:

Zoot Woman - Holiday Home
Zoot Woman - Living In A Magazine
Zoot Woman - Hope In The Mirror

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Wednesday, August 8

"Did you know... that I could go to Japan?"

This brand new, shiny video for "The Salmon Dance" from the Chemical Brothers featuring down-and-out rapper Fatlip, is by far my favorite track from "We Are The Night".

I love how proud the salmon is about all his salmon facts, and its about time a hiphop artist tried something different.

Reminds me of the stuff I see during a couple of our long nights up at Sakinaw Lake... EXPAND POST/READ MORE

Image Service

My pal DJ Image Service conjured up two nice hiphop mashes of his for me to share with you all.

The first is Lil' Mama's "Lip Gloss" VS Siriusmo.
The second, is Yo Majesty's "Club Action" VS Wekan.

Have a listen:
Image Service - Lipwow
Image Service - Skid Action


I want a friend like Trina.

Look at Trina here, she looks so sweet -aww. Slice of warm apple pie.

It started out that I was full-on rooting for Lil' Kim in the baddest-bitch-battle, and I still love her to death. That is, when she's not out transforming herself into Jocelyn Van Wildenstien,
-- but Trina is really coming up with some good filth lately, and the scales are sliding. I'm not gonna lie.

Just have a gander at this little gem, which can be found for your listening pleasure at the bottom of the post. (Trick Daddy is great and all, but wait til Trina comes sliding in.)

Nigga you don't know nann hoe uh-uh
That don' tried all types of shit
Who quick to deep throat the dick
And let another bitch straight lick the clit
Now you don't know nann hoe uh-uh
That'll keep it wet like me
Make it come back to back like me
Lick a nigga nut sack like me
Now you don't know nann hoe uh-uh
That'll ride the dick on the dime
Who love to fuck all the time
One who's pussy fatter than mine
Bitch you don't know nann hoe

Trick Daddy & Trina - Nann (Ghost On Tape Juke Remix)

Urban Dictionary:
1. nann

from Trick Daddy's song "Nann", it means "any or "anyone"

You don't know nann ho/That'll keep it wet like me/Make it come back to back like me/Lick a nigga nut sack like me

*Translation* You don't know any ho/That'll keep it wet like me...etc.

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such a Timely time

I pulled together some recent pics from a video shoot a bunch of us worked on for my friend Jeremy Shaw's band, Circlesquare.

Their new album isn't due out just yet, but Bienvenido Cruz who has directed the video for "Fight Sounds Pt.1" aswell as videos for Ladytron, is already underway, piecing together the video for the band's next single, "Timely".

(Peep me in my Astros hoodie & glow-in-the-dark ribcage.)
Here are a few still shots from the shoot:

Thanks Ben!


Tuesday, August 7


Okay, so some people might disagree with me and say that listening to múm is trying and difficult, because its like listening to tiny little elves, perched on toadstools, widdling wood -- but their latest album "Go Go Smear The Poison Ivy" is goodish, and there are melodies there to enjoy.

They make me feel like I'm in a wooden cabin, locked far away in the hills.

múm - Marmalade Fires
múm - I Was Her Horse

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Gui Boratto

I've been listening to Gui Boratto's latest album "Chromophobia" alot lately.

If u haven't heard any of his stuff before, it strikes me as some of the better techy/minimal stuff out there right now, and kind of falls between Booka Shade and Air somewhere.

The better known track off the album is "Beautiful Life", but theres definitely more to love. Kinda like Mo'Nique.

Have a listen:

Gui Boratto - Beautiful Life
Gui Boratto - Gate 7
Gui Boratto - Hera

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Baby Laur Laur

I just realised my kind, beautiful, and all around wonderful friend Lauren IS the little girl on Dinosaur Jr.'s "Green Mind" album cover from way back in '91.
I think shes managed to kick her habit, and she hasn't really aged a day since:

Lauren in the original photo by Joseph Szabo...

...and more recently, starring in Mark Ronson's video for "Stop Me".

Love to Lauren,


We Are The Night

Heres a pretty, new track from the new album "We Are The Night" from The Chemical Brothers. The album takes a much different approach than most would be used to hearing from them normally.

There are even donkey squeals. Have a listen:

The Chemical Brothers - Das Spiegel

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Monday, August 6

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris - Merrymaking (DEADMAU5 Remix)

Groove Armada - Get Down (Calvin Harris Remix)

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Photoshop Boredom: First Edition



Last week, a few friends and I (Jeremy, Dawn, & Bazz) had the pleasure of trekking down to Seattle for the weekend to catch Daft Punk play WaMu Theatre. The show was amazing, and just rammed full of people. There was alot of "haircuts", full print, and scarf action going on, and people were losing their shit. Some dude offered to blow Vicks nasal spray in my eyes.

Aside from the obvious, Daft Punk have mastered their performance art. The lights and visuals were done so well, and the costume change involving the sequenced orange beams towards the end, blew my mind.

Half the show was down from Vancouver, which made we wonder why they had skipped it.
I guess they made up for it though by confessing their love for Bryan Adams, which was weird...

At any rate, here are two of my favorite live mixes they did, ripped straight from the board. Check it out:

Daft Punk (LIVE) - Around The World (Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger)

Daft Punk (LIVE) - The Brainwashers (Rollin' & Scratchin' Remix)

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I want a two-faced kitty