Entries from July 2008

cape cod kwassa kwassa

July 31st, 2008 · Comments Off on cape cod kwassa kwassa

Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa It totally HAD to be this way. Though, sadly it’s not nearly as good as the Oxford Comma video, imo. (via)

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M83 – Kim and Jessie – video

July 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

M83 – Kim & Jessie Rollerskating! I really want to be cynical about m83 and the whole John Hughes thing, but I just can’t. I know I’m being mentally raped but I just don’t mind all that much. (thanks to the slut)

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Gnarls Barkley covering Radiohead’s “Reckoner”

July 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Gnarls Barkley covering Radiohead’s “Reckoner”

Wow. This is really good. I saw a flicker of this in my reader this morning, but I’m just now getting to it. Gnarls Barkley’s were amazing on SNL a few months back, but for some reason there’s no footage of it on YouTube. Anyway, adding to their live pedigree, this is their cover of […]

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Entrepreneurial Kings of Leon offer free download

July 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Entrepreneurial Kings of Leon offer free download

In a slick bid to pad the fan-list, Kings of Leon are offering a free download of the new song, “Crawl”, in exchange for your email address. This type of thing is the only reason I still have a yahoo account. The new song is a mid-tempo rocker (imagine that). But, really, it’s a dirty […]

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Tags: mp3

90210 iPod Nano; David and Donna got screwed

July 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on 90210 iPod Nano; David and Donna got screwed

Apple is inexplicably offering a limited edition iPod Nano featuring the original 90210 cast (not that new CW crap) for those jonesing for some anachronistic gadgetry. David Silver and Donna Martin didn’t make the cut (wtf). And to stay consistent with the high-falutin’ Beverly Hills theme, this will set you back cool $269, but for […]

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Tags: news

Tom Waits in Atlanta’s Fox, streamed

July 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Tom Waits in Atlanta’s Fox, streamed

The always entertaining Tumblog About Today points us to an NPR stream of Waits’ July performance in Hotlanta, ’08.

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5 bucks for charity gets you the new Walkmen LP

July 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on 5 bucks for charity gets you the new Walkmen LP

When you buy the new Walkmen Album for $5 at Amie Street, all proceeds will go to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center as part of the site’s “Download To Make a Difference” campaign. Not a bad deal if you were planning on buying the album anyway, especially since you’re getting the album early.

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3 weeks until Stereolab unleashes their Chemical Chords

July 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

“Chemical Chords is their first album proper since 2004’s Margerine Eclipse (if you discount the EP collection of 2006, Fab Four Suture) and it features thirteen songs by Laetitia Sadier and Tim Gane and one solo Gane composition, as well as string and brass arrangements from Sean O’Hagan.” (via) I’m pretty sure I probably don’t […]

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Friday Flashback

July 25th, 2008 · Comments Off on Friday Flashback

Architecture in Helsinki Do the Whirlwind (via simsie)

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Don’t Stop Believing

July 25th, 2008 · 2 Comments

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TuneUp your effed up digital music collection

July 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

So, I downloaded TuneUp after reading this BoingBoing bit. It’s a versatile iTunes ad-in (currently only available for Windows with Mac support on the way) that cleans up your ID3 tags and finds missing album art, among other web-referencing listening functions. I’m pretty anal about my music collection in all formats, so screwed up tags […]

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Tags: New2Me

Some people have a way with words; other people…uh, not have way

July 22nd, 2008 · 5 Comments

Short reviews can be funny. The hands-down best one ever was by J.D. Considine in Musician magazine back in 1982 for his review of GTR’s self-titled debut. It read “SHT.” Pure gold. Pitchfork’s review today of Black Kids’ Partie Traumatic is not so clever. It’s a picture of an LOLdog with “Sorry” pasted on it […]

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Blur’s Alex James lists his top 10 books

July 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on Blur’s Alex James lists his top 10 books

Not too many surprises here from Blur’s notoriously quasi-reformed louche, though Martin Amis seems like he would have been a shoe-in for the list with London Fields, what with its influence on Blur’s career-defining album, Parklife. I suppose that was more Damon Albarn’s Bag. Anyway, James’ tastes mimic his English-ness and his former penchant for […]

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Saul defends his Nike Commercial

July 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Saul defends his Nike Commercial

This was left as a comment on a previous post about Saul Williams selling out. The video is crap, but it is interesting to hear him try and justify his selling out to Nike after being so outspoken against corporations, child labor, etc.

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Detektivbyran to release LP in September

July 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Detektivbyran to release LP in September

Sweden’s eclectic DetektivbyrÃ¥n are (FINALLY!) set to release their debut LP, Wermland, on September 3rd. I can’t express how excited I am about this release. (via and via)

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Postcards from Italy

July 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on Postcards from Italy

Nothing new, just a good song from Beirut’s Gulag Orkestar. (via)

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Tags: video

Sleep When I’m Dead

July 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Not sure what I make of this from everyone’s favorite imaginary boys.

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Wired takes on Shoegaze

July 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Wired takes on Shoegaze

“Shoegaze is a dumb term made up by clueless NME idiots,” argues Mogwai’s Stuart Brathwaite, a My Bloody Valentine fan as well as a friend of its architect Kevin Shields. “It’s pretty demeaning as well. If someone called us shoegazers, I’d be pretty unhappy.”

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hankering for a bloomin onion

July 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on hankering for a bloomin onion

(Hipster Runoff posted that damn Outback commercial and now I can’t get Wraith Pined to the Mist out of my head.)

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Magnetic Fields set dates for Fall Tour

July 15th, 2008 · Comments Off on Magnetic Fields set dates for Fall Tour

Magnetic Fields announce tour of fully seated “theatre” venues with upright pianos and minimal conversational noise (once at a Magnetic Field show I saw back in ’94, Stephin was so annoyed with someone talking at the bar that he threw a half-full water bottle at them).

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Tags: touring