Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Fun With Photoshop At The Science Fair




See more Photoshop manipulations of science fair pictures here.


Monday, April 28, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

Saturday Morning Soul - TOWER OF POWER

Requested by Bill Ross

3 Out Of 5 Historians Agree

3 out of 5 historians agree that George W Bush's Presidency is the worst out of all of the 42 presidents. 109 professional historians were informally surveyed about the president's performance. 61% rate him as the worst president. 


Only 2 out of the 109 historians surveyed classified Bush's presidency as a success. The other 107, like me,  consider Bush a failure. 


Only 270 days left in the worst presidency in US history.


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Coachella

Coachella begins tomorrow. For those who don't know what Coachella is, it is a 3 day music festival just east of Palm Springs, CA in Indio that features over 100 performers. I will not be attending this year but I did go last year and here is a video I made of my experience.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Learn The Source

PORTISHEAD - Sour Times

uses a sample of:

LALO SCHIFRIN - Danube Incident  (download here)


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Record Store Day



Today is National Record Store Day. Go out and support your local independent record/cd/music store. This does not mean go to Wal-Mart or Best Buy. Go to a record store independently owned by a person, not a corporation. 

Some of my favorites:
AMOEBA MUSIC - Hollywood, San Francisco, Berkeley
AQUARIUS RECORDS - San Francisco
ROCKAWAY RECORDS - Los Angeles
SCHOOLKIDS RECORDS - Raleigh, Chapel Hill,  Athens, GA
RECORD EXCHANGE - Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Greensboro (not sure if this is still around)


My recent purchase at Amoeba Music this week.

Saturday Morning Soul - THE STAPLE SINGERS

This one is dedicated to BCBG.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Cross Country Road Trip

Ride along on a road trip from Los Angeles to New York in this music video by Michel and Oliver Gondry for French pop star Laquer.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Real Men of Genius #3


KOOL KEITH

Kool Keith is an underground hip hop pioneer. No one rhymes like him. No one. His rhymes are complex and bizarre stream-of-consciousness flow that often refer to science, space, and commercial hip hop. He uses many aliases including Dr. Octagon, Black Elvis, Dr. Dooom, and Mr. Nogatco.

Kool Keith started in the NY hip hop group ULTRAMAGNETIC MC'S (1987)


as DR. OCTAGON (1996)


as KOOL KEITH (1997)


as BLACK ELVIS (1999)


as DR. OCTAGON (2006)


as DR. OCTAGON (2006)


as MR. NOGATCO (2006)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Urban Art


This is a piece of graffiti in the parking deck of my gym that I have long admired.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Douchebags 101

Visit the website. Learn about douchebags. Help find a cure.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Pulp Fiction Rumors

Justin Canada told me about this one. There is a rumor that Quentin Tarantino wanted to use the song "My Sharona" during the Gimp torture sequence in the film Pulp Fiction but ended up using a surf song because of licensing issues. Here is the scene with "My Sharona". 

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Friday, April 11, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Inside The Pixies


Last night I watched this documentary which follows the Pixies on their 2004 reunion tour. The Pixies broke up in 1992 because of tension between members. This film is about where their lives are 12 years later and how they get along after going their separate ways. It was kind of sad to see a band who was moderately successful but hugely influential struggle to deal with each other and their own demons. The film is a candid look inside a band similar to Metallica's film Some Kind Of Monster but with less drama. 

You can see the film in its entirety until the end of this week online at pitchfork.tv. Click on "One Week Only" and then click on the Loud Quit Loud box.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

There Is Something Obscene In Hazleton, PA


Click HERE to go to a Google Map of Hazleton, PA. Zoom all the way in to the football field which is just left of Shaft Road.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Great Chemistry At Work #3

WERNER HERZOG  (director)
KLAUS KINSKI  (actor)




Friday, April 4, 2008

40 Years Ago Today


MARTIN LUTHER KING KILLED

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Library of Congress Photos Released

The Library of Congress is releasing historical photos into public domain through Flickr. So far they have uploaded over 3200 images to Flickr which are available for anyone to download. The total number of images released could reach 14 million. Most images so far are from the early to mid 1900's. It is a fascinating look back at life in America.


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I Played In A Band Named... #2

IRON & WINE
I played a mean version of "Stairway To Heaven". 
The ladies would go crazy when I sang "Your Body Is A Wonderland".
Sometimes I would call my friends in Calexico and say "Hey, you're going to be my backup band tonight," and send them to the wrong club. They would always fall for that. It was hilarious
I even got to sing on tv on Carson Daly's show on NBC.

Download my album "The Shepherds Dog" HERE.