Thursday, May 29, 2008


I don't need to explain why I post what I post but I'm gonna anyhow. I'm just really diggin this video. Maybe it's because I smoke too much weed. Maybe because I'm charmed by the retro special effects, maybe it's the Yngwie Malmsteen-esque guitar break. The proto-trance Abba-esque female vocals? I could go on. They just don't make songs like this anymore.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Yeah, I dig guitars too.
And great news...seminal post punk band Wire is back with a new album, planned for release in July.

Release details and free download of the track "One of Us" at

Wire...Wire...maybe they don't ring a bell at the moment and maybe this will help.
Fischerspooner covered "The 15th" on their first album. Here it is in its original form, recorded live on German TV in 1979.

And arguably, Wire's best known song to this day, but still an underrated New Wave/Post Punk classic..."I Am The Fly"

If they're touring in your area, I suggest checkin' them out. I was lucky enough to go to their last "Read and Burn" tour and it was simply..pummeling.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


I'm pretty into Cool Kids. It's like Rap Valium, lol. Not that it's dull and just makes ya wanna lean back. For when you want that extra sneer in your lip. They make white chicks like me wanna say "CH CH CHECK IT!!!!!"

Cool Kids
"Gold & A Pager"
Klever Moonwalk RMX


Song reviews by Phagz on 45.
best review....
"I would totally have you email that to me."


Wednesday, May 14, 2008


It might seem I have it out for Amy, but fuck it's waaay to easy and I really, really get annoyed when someone pisses away talent and opportunity. That being said, maybe it's a good thing I got money on the death pool because OMFG...the GROSSNESS
Sigh. Yes, that is Pete Doherty. The end is nigh.


Usually when you think of "earth friendly"...Goddamn hippies come to mind. Not so much, in the world of Delta Marsh. Inspired by artists such as Eno, Laurie Anderson, TVOTR, and Vive La Fete, the Toronto based duo blend the futuristic with the naturalistic, visual suggestion implanted by wistful female vocals and hard edged video. Theremins, tree frogs, beats, buzzing bee basslines and...Nick Cave dolls. Delta Marsh rock.
Delta Marsh Myspace
Check out the Syntonics (more to come on that kickass duo) remix of "Want You Back"
This is the original version, with video based on the true story of a pretty girl and a dark obsession with Nick Cave.

"Good Times" is a complete 360 in style, it's rather relevant to these troubled times we live in.

Delta Marsh Myspace

Friday, May 9, 2008


Recent posts have dwelled on yelly, bit-crushed chicks. Here's one who gets it right. Really right. A few years ago (yeah, THAT long) I found this band on MySpace. I knew they were destined for greatness. I feared they would be lost in the shuffle, but Kap Bambino is BACK! or HERE! or wherever but they're kickin' ass with flurry of new singles, this here is one of them.

This was the track that entranced me from the getgo. If you're into "fuckin' shit up" music, lemme introduce you to a little track called "Neutral"

I'm not posting mp3 links 'cause this shit is worth buying.
Kap Bambino MySpace

Monday, May 5, 2008

Crystal Castles Craptastically Clobber Creative Commons

I couldn't have said it better myself. And that's the crux of this post. I didn't come up with that catchy title. It was a comment made by someone called "Plurgid". So, here's giving credit where it's due. Hats off to you, Plurgid! You're a cleverer wordsmith than me by FAR, and no, this blog post will not make me any money, but if it did, I'd give you a cut.

This is important. Crystal Castles is hitting critical mass. With a lot of love, comes a lot of hate. Frankly, I have serious informed opinions on the matter and if I was Perez Hilton, maybe I'd spill that shit but all I'm gonna say is I'm with Hipster Runoff on this one. Maybe this whole "crrraaaazy new 8-bit gameboy sound" that all the kids are raving about since they heard "Ayo Technology" is news to some, but to others, it ain't. Case in point:

8 Bit Collective
and my pal and longtime 8 bit cruncher

So, what's the fuckin' point? Well, I never got on the Crystal Castles train 'cause something always smelled rotten. And, while I always thought them to be...pretty unoriginal, well, that's just been SUPER confirmed. Plus often, I'm just not in the mood to be shrieked at by chicks who are skinnier than me. Long story short, not only are Crystal Castles endlessly rocking presets, they also appear to pilfer huge chunks outright of other artists songs. Yep, it's been said.

There is a far more thorough examination with tracks for comparison here at CREATE DIGITAL MUSIC . It's an enlightening read and opens up for discussion "just how original is original, these days?".

"Spice Time Is Love"


Although completely hypocritical, I'll start this post with..."What's the use of having a blog if you can't say what's on your mind?" I know it's mean to make fun of someone who lost their momma but the moratorium is over on that. Kanye's latest published blog rant deals with a mediocre review of his recent show...


“Yo, anybody that's not a fan; don't come to my show. For what?! To try to throw yall to cents in? Yall rated my album shitty and now yall come to the show and give it a B+. What's a B+ mean? I'm an extremist. It's either pass or fail! A+ or F-! You know what, fuck you and the whole fucking staff!!! I know I shouldn't dignify this with a comment, but the reviewer threw a jab at all the artists. I just wanna know when was the last time you enjoyed yourself. If you can't have fun and loose yourself at this tour it's a good chance you're a very miserable person. I actually feel sorry for you guys. Your job forces you to not have fun anymore. Grab a drink, holla at some nice girls, and party bitch!!! You don't know shit about passion and art. You'll never gain credibility at this rate. You're fucking trash! I make art. You can't rate this. I'm a real person. I'm not a pop star. I don't care about anything but making great art. Never come 2 one of my shows ever again, you're not invited and if you see me... BOW!!! This is not pop, it's pop art! Chris Willman, kill yourself!”"

This is the original post, apparently Kanye had misgivings and later removed the "kill yourself" (not very hardcore for an emcee, eh?) and fixed some spelling errors.
Note to average emcee deserves an average grade. You're the guy who deep down inside, knows he's totally mediocre at best and shoots off his his mouth to compensate. I think they call it "short man" syndrome? Anyone who insults another artist at an awards show by crashing their moment, and then scant months later, co-opts their sound is...a douchebag trend jumper no matter how you slice it. I only hope Frenchie is laughing their asses off behind your back while they cash the cheques.

When is Andre 3000 going to come back and save us all from this shit?

I'd post an mp3 but it's all unlistenable.

Saturday, May 3, 2008


Sorry I haven't been blogging this last week.
I have a good excuse, though.

I've been driving around Liberty City, buying guns, fucking shit up, getting a girlfriend...banging said girlfriend, being jealous when everyone else in the game does drugs. (Nico seems to be a teetotaler when it comes to anything but Vodka)
It's pretty fun.

Really, what makes this game extra special is the vastness and general awesomeness of the soundtrack, accessed via radio stations when you're in a car (that you've likely just stolen). So far, I've stolen cars while rockin' out to "Mama" by Genesis, Kavinsky, Justice, Boys Noize...come to think of only actual complaint is that the Electro channel is a little bit...samey. There's plenty of rock, rap, both old and new school, you got some talk radio in there too. One of the most enjoyable stations is "Journey"...ambient/70's downtempo electronic..perfect for those stressful times when you're engaged in fleeing from cops and need to keep things chill.

A wicked treat is the Lagerfeld (yes, THAT Lagerfeld) channel. Karl obviously understands the chic portrait painted while driving down a rainy highway in an expensive car while "Supernature" by Cerrone plays on the stereo.

If you don't have probably should. 'Cause, for once..doing what everyone else is doing is actually...pretty fun!

Cerrone "Supernature"