Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I Don't Even Know

Fat Jew Nude on Shrooms in New Mexico

EDIT:  I do not advocate giving guns to anyone who has ingested psilocybin.

Pressing your ashes into a vinyl record after your death?  In which album would you put your ashes to make a record?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Arcade Fire Music Video

Woah, just found this new video to go along with Arcade Fire's "We Used to Wait".  It is a pretty cool interactive video featuring familiar sights, no matter who you are or where you're from. You do need Google Chrome to view it, but if you don't already have Chrome you're probably a loser anyway and not reading this site (seriously though, if you do not have Google Chrome, download it immediately, its the fastest and best browser, sorry Apple fans).

Fang Island

I really don't know much about this band other than they're from Providence and they just released their self-titled debut album back in the spring.  They describe their music as "a bunch of people high-fiving each other."  They're a little bit indie, a little bit progressive, and have a tad of 80's hair metal in their sound.  With three guitarists Fang Island delivers an original rock show on their debut album.

Daisy video from Fang Island.

EDIT: Didn't catch on til just now, but the music video above is a big Patrick Swayze tribute (Dirty Dancing t-shirts, dead President masks and Vaya Con Dios flag from Point Break)

Just Woke Up

I found this video this morning Steve Martin- Oh What a Night- two things this is not a cover of The Four Seasons and more surprisingly, it is not sung by the comedian Steve Martin.  It is very funky though

Buckethead- Jordan- this was the best song on Guitar Hero.  Blob I will still kick your ass any day of the week in  that game.

Gary Busey in Surviving the Game- OK I have never seen this movie but just from this clip I can tell it is awesome.  First you have Gary Busey telling a story of how his dad trained him to be a ruthless, cold blooded killer and then you have Ice-T playing a homeless guy with dreads (what Law & Order wasn't calling yet?).  The movie is based on the short story "The Most Dangerous Game," which is a great story.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

More YouTube Gems

Marcus Miller- Burning Down the House- this is just dirty

WTF is a Disco Swimming Pool Party-  also that is the dirtiest water I have ever seen.  Nice sweater on that guy with the kid on his shoulders, wait no, yeah that's his back hair.

Richie Havens and Groove Armada- Hands of Time

NIN and David Bowie- Hurt- this is a live version that differs from the studio version on The Downward Spiral.  And don't tell me that Johnny Cash's version is better.

Where the Hell is Matt?

The Rolling Stones- You Cant Always Get What You Want (Soulwax Remix)

Youtube Assortment

Alice Cooper- Only Women Bleed

Jeremy Roenick   <--- this video was filmed at Stanleys in Lincoln Park.  It's a great hockey bar that features a       live karaoke band on Sundays.  People audition during the week to sing on Sunday, so you're getting some good  entertainment.

Phish and Neil Young @Farm Aid '98- Down By The River - The first Phish post, you didn't think it would take long did you?

Etienne de Crecy- Welcome- put this on full screen and plug in your headphones


If I were to ask someone my age to name the best bands to come from Great Britain they would probably spout off some of the greats such as The Beatles, Zeppelin, or The Stones then they would probably move on to bands from our generation, Oasis and Radiohead (dare i say Spice Girls?).  Not many would say Blur (the band that sings Song 2).  Blur was part of a resurgence of Brit-pop/rock that emerged during the 90's.  The Verve, Blur, Oasis, and Radiohead all emerged from Britain in the early to mid 90's with some amazing music.  It really is astounding the amount of great music that Britain produced in such a short span, not to mention artists such as The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, Paul Oakenfold, and John Digweed.  You could make an argument that if you ignored grunge, British bands owned 90's music.  Blur is overlooked when it comes to this great time in music as Oasis and Radiohead still get most of the airplay on the radio.  Parklife is their crowning achievement.

Boys and Girls from Parklife

Warren Zevon- Excitable Boy

Alright well i can't fall asleep so I might as well get this blog rolling.  You probably know Warren Zevon as the man who wrote and sung "Werewolves of London," but the man had a long career of writing many great songs.  Still, his strongest album is Excitable Boy, which includes some of his greats such as "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner", "Werewolves of London", "Excitable Boy", and "Lawyers, Guns, and Money."   Fans of Dylan, Bruce, and Paul Simon take note as Warren Zevon was one of the greatest songwriters of his era.  Warren Zevon was diagnosed with inoperable mesothelioma in 2003.  His last album was The Wind which featured appearances by Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen.  The album went on to win two Grammys one of which for the best rock performance for "Disorder in the House" on which Bruce Springsteen sung and played electric guitar.  Zevon passed away on 9/7/2003, he was 56.

Links to youtube videos because I still cant figure out embedding videos.

Disorder in the House

Warren and his band rocking out live on Excitable Boy

Intergalactic Planetary Remix (Gentlemen Thieves)

The Beastie Boys are three coked up Jewish guys from Brooklyn that started as a punk band.  Given their start in music it's interesting that they would go on to become one of the greatest rap artists/groups of all time.  I personally think they made the best rap album of all time in Paul's Boutique (with a little help from the Dust Brothers, well actually a lot of help from the Dust Brothers).  With Licensed to Ill they introduced themselves as the corny white kids that could pump out some hits you would expect to hear at a high school house party a la Tone Loc.  In a genius move they had The Dust Brothers (who actually produced an album for Tone Loc) produce their second album, Paul's Boutique.  The album was a flop commercially but has been critically acclaimed ever since its release.  Chuck D said that the "dirty secret" of the black rap community was that Paul's Boutique had the best beats around.  It was a landmark for both The Beastie Boys and The Dust Brothers as the former went on to pump out hits throughout the 90's and 00's, while the Dust Brothers went on to produce albums for the likes of Beck, Tenacious D, and the score for Fight Club.

Anyway, here is a great remix by Gentlemen's Thieves of the Beastie's classic Intergalactic Planetary. I couldn't get the video to embed so here's a link  Intergalactic Planetary (Gentlemen's Thieves)

Music and More

I started this page to share music and videos that I like with anybody who is interested.  I thin this will be the easiest/best medium to reach the most people.  If you like something you see let me know and if you don't enjoy something I put up let me know as well.  Also let me know if there is something I haven't seen or heard that you think I should throw up on the blog.  Thanks and enjoy.