Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Yik Yak

Teenage crime axtone
++I just had an idea for a scene for a Scream/I Know What You Did Last Summer type movie. A character is posting to social media/tinder on her phone when the "Google would like to use your current location" prompt comes up and the girl notices that the murderer's location is inside her house. Dun dun dun! Or better yet a Tyler Durden moment when the character sees the location as coming from inside himself. Dun dun dun!!

++Actually paused to think about this for a quick second.

++Content Rating: "Medium Maturity" sounds justabout my speed.

++Not enough dance jams where someone is barking orders at you. Pos-icion!! Yeah but could you be more specific Mr. Drill Sgt sir?

++I don't like that new song she did just recently with Escort but I still love me some classic rochambeau with MNDR.

++Wowee, this Shemce remix of Teenage Crime is a completely different 80s fitness aerobics take on the original. It's all fresh and minty, with hints of indigenous music.. something that would be piped into a wet plastic cave where you're waiting in line to see an IMAX nature film. Hm, I would've included just one rain stick sound effect in the middle of the upbeat interlude.  Just one. (Contrast it with the original after the cut.)

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Monday, September 29, 2014

The Bezier Game

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++I've probably written before about how much I like Syracuse's color combo. The orange plays with the blue so vibrantly. Here, a school historian describes how students used to sport baggy pants, derby hats and canes with ribbons, and how Syracuse's iconic colors were almost pink and blue.


++Lol. I'm kinda terrible at this!

++Hey Tommy Keene..how is it you've been hiding from me all these years? He's like Marshall Crenshaw's bad boy brother... and I just wanna take up residence inside his moody guitar licks.(2:11, work that sh*t!)

++Theres been so much variety in genres when it comes to the number one spot this year. It went from Magic!, to Weird Al to Streisand to Alt J. It's anyone's game!!

++DnB king and Mount Kimbie fan Netsky hasn't let a little thing like geography prevent him from spreading his music like the computer virus he was named for...(I just wanted to write "DnB.")

Love the contrast between Jenna G.'s smooth and warm vocals against his hyper beats.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

85 Years


++While I don't watch The Americans.. I sure do love the forethought that went into this poster. Crispy.

++Ooh, Sky plays the Belasco in November.

++It'd be so fun to be caustic like a Brit. If only for a day.

++Seems like for continuity/yin yang's sake, Barbie on the t-shirt's purse should also have a picture of Barbie. Or a picture of a purse carrying a Barbie, right? Something's off balance.

++Dominic West looking judgmental. A study. A series. Good showing Dominic, but you're no Goldblum.

++Dios mios. I just got done reading the wild "personal life" and "controversy" sections of Oli Sykes' wiki entry...dats some pretty action packed stuff for a kid of 28. With all the celebs getting stalked I hope the old lady waking him in his sleep thing never comes to pass. Here are links to his clothing line and a video from Funeral For A Friend if anyone cares. (Spoiler alert: I'm the only one who cares.).

++Color commentary.:

++Homeboy Sandman can't make up his mind on independent movies and Kurt Cobes. Pray for him.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Helena Bonham Carter

++Yellow squirt 4-evah!

++Here's a nice succinct review of Margaret Atwood's collection of character studies called Stone Mattress. I wanna read it to see if the lady mistaken for a vampire is a blogger. (We don't get much sun.)

++Did you know that Liam Finn plays 67 instruments? One of those has to be nose flute, right? Nose flute doesn't get enough love. (Mah boy sure has a way with making the flat notes sound sublime. Shades of ELO.)

++Flea dons glasses in this trailer for Low Down. "Flea dons glasses" sounds like something from an old- timey circus poster like "monkey wears suit.." etc...

++It's all totally been done before but I can't bring myself to close the window on this song by The Swiss. It's an unassuming, easy listen, I guess? A true siren song.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

White House


++Ahh, all these years I too have been misinterpreting F. Scott Fitzgerald's quote. Love the way the Internet sometimes serves as factchecker.

++Listen, what I do with my wolfberries and fox nuts is my own business.

++The Snowman: The beauty of this video/song makes my heart soar and moves me to the core, NBD..


++For weeks now there have been signs in my neighborhood looking for a lost cat named "Raccoon." All I can think is that the cat was pro-cat and ran away from a life of degradation because the owners kept calling him a raccoon. Just thought I'd share that along with this tweet.

++Today's Pick: is from Sub Pop's smaller sister label Hardly Art. "S" is the long running solo project of Jenn Ghetto, formerly of Carissa's Wierd. (I didn't know the guys from Band of Horses sprung from the loins of Carissa's Wierd. Huh!)


Anyway, Jenn Ghetto has teamed with Chris Walla to produce the album Cool Choices, with the promise she'd sound like Van Halen.

While levels of bohziebohziebop-edness remain uncertain, it is quite a unique sound. I like the track below better myself.. Her sound is kind of Suzanne Vega meets Liz Phair.

Monday, September 22, 2014

She Broods

++This glitching stuff'll be useful for the selfie generation as they start to age.

++Steve Wright's humor lives on in the Hit A Blunt twitter account.

++I'll go watch a movie if McLovin is in it,  so I'd definitely eat pizza he (glumly?) endorses...

++Love the way that Troy Sivan sometimes hesitates when he says the word "pi-ll." Am a sucker for the lit-tle things. Wonder what Tyler Oakley's gonna do with all that power of his...(I would use it to sell socks. As I've said before I love cool socks.)


++Hayy it's Monday!! Who wants to dance ?!

++Broods: Kiwis and Friends of Haim Georgia and Caleb Scott (pictured above) are fashionable (choker alert!) and thoughtful and siblings. See the play on words there?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Tightest Song Ever"


++Was looking to see if Danny Elfman has been doing anything new.. and instead found this site talking about Mono, Justin Long wearing a walrus suit made of human skin, centaurs' human halves fighting their bull halves and cows eating mango seeds til they die. Sometimes you learn things you wish you didn't,

++Siren Xx is the closest thing to a completely computerized voice I predict will one day Milli Vanilli all of us. Gettin closer..We're almost there.

++Caked Up: "Ooh Ooh" Waiting for the What What remix.

++This Delicious: Terminal Sales, Volume 2:

I unearthed this delightful little album while doin my usual snooping around. Here are my fave trax, including the one at the bottom by the Elected, called the "tightest song ever" by one astute YT commenter.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Hum


++...Soo, I was planning on posting a picture of Sam Romans here but I'm not certain that out of all the choices the Net is giving me, which one he is. One things for sure, he's going to be featured in a romantic Xmas ensemble movie.(video below)

++Hookworms, On Leaving: Other people see those changes happening in the video too, right? Hope it's not just me.


++Kinda want this Criss Angel poster in my life. How I wish I was kidding.

++They used to have a way with ominous shadowy figures back in the day. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Step Up, All In

++Well, looks like it's time to pull out The Liza Defender.

++Proud of myself for not linking to the story of the cat that looks like he has a moustache. #livestrong.

++I never watch any of these dance movies, but gotta admit, these are some impressive posters. Complete sensory/eyeball overload. Not sure it's a good idea to put all those electric signs in water, guys? (That'll make you dance for sure.)


++Not to be confused with Rowan and Martin.

++Am pretty Sto-ked that football season is back. TBHers, I don't even follow football that closely, I just like how it signals a change in season, and the predictable, familiar roaring white noise of it in the background on cold nights. Anyway, the only question is whether the Schmoney has peaked too soon for it to be used in the end zone anymore. Who we kidding, the internet beats everything dead into the ground and coming up on the other side in China.

++So, I've been on a good run wrt to music over the past week or so! Ugh, this song by Tobias Jesso is a knockout .

..part of me hopes he never gets a budget to improve on production because that is just gorgeous all raw and such as it is....

++And then there's this one by Alex G. Sure no one's gonna do anything revolutionary with fuzz. (Everyone wants to be Brad-man) But we can have fun trying, right?

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