Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Little Things

++Who will take over Miss Norad Santa Tracker duties from Melissa Joan Hart?... is something I just wondered. (Also does the use of Norad for this raise a generation of conspiracy theorists?) (This is exactly what I get for researching Mike Tyson Mysteries and Hugh Davidson's IMDB.)

++I mentioned earlier how much I loved Father John Misty's lil song and dance on Letterman. But it was far from my favorite late-night performance in recent memory. That honor goes to Ciara doing Body Party on the old Jimmy Fallon show.

I don't know that she will ever do anything to surpass that performance. I get the feeling that Beyonce keeps tabs on C.

Ciara's definitely not the strongest singer but man was that song smooth, stylish and sexy. She's at times like an elegant James Brown. We all have that friend who is like Prince or Ciara who when they get on the dance floor do these tiny cool little controlled and fluid gestures that make all the rest of us feel gangly, uncoordinated and oafish like Chris Farley in comparison. Such a shame that this isn't on NBC or You Tube, it's one of the best.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Best of Boiler Room Classics

++BRRBRR! I heard Big Sean on the radio yesterday and it was so heavily censored that I thought "This is the song that *should* be called Blank Space."*(I also got mad at someone for leaving a cart in a parking space and wished upon them 20 years of "Bad Kart-ma." Felt like sharing. Sharing is caring.)

++Mike Adams At His Honest Weight: Hee hee! I don't know exactly what is happening here but I am INTO it! Shout out to all the creepy/genuine smiles.(via)

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014



++ Found a design for hearing aids for the cool kids as they age.

++Last week I saw a really horrible band in action. Scratch that, a mediocre band in action, done big, and man did it leave me feeling numb. I turned to the person next to me and yelled "If only they were at least bad, then we would have something to talk about. We'd have something to get our hate-hooks into..." Music should be like a magic carpet through time. Not something you have to endure.

Bad/strange noises are at least better than generic ones. Anyway, I don't know if this story is true (it can't be true?) about Bill Gates hating Young Thug so much that he'd give him 9 mil to stop performing but I listened to him and really you can't hate on someone making these noises because at least they're original.

Something that at least inspires hatred. 

Love YT's fried out delivery in Tyga's Hookah.. And while Stoner is a little too OTT and drony for me, the melancholy sample is eerie-sad and the visuals are on hazy point. It won't ever be mainstream and isn't that a perfect place to be?

You Shouldn't Have!

++I'm so not going to do a year end list but my favorite thing of 2014 was Father John Misty on David Letterman. Sneaky subversion. Who even does that anymore?

++I don't pay much attention to decor given a sneaking suspicion designers these days are just reusing old fixtures and furniture and spray painting them all gold. (Enough with the gold.) So imagine my surprise when I discovered there's an old bohemian lady who's apparently into orange and got really excited looking at Lindsey Buckingham's Brentwood house and wants to buy all its contents? She's a big spen-dah that old lady living in me.

++I want MTO to review every movie. To copy their use of caps: ALL OF THEM!!

++HIMYM's disgruntled fans are funny. Look, if we're going to explore every alternate reality why not one where Marshall and Barney hooked up? Don't stop at Robin and Barney.. Open your minds! Or ooh ooh, what if The Mother faked her death and married Michael Ginsberg from Mad Men, until he went crazy and cut off a body part? I mean if we're going to fantasize let's go whole hog and connect all the shows together.

++So I forgot to link to that Flume playlist yesterday. (I can barely drive this thing...) And want to spend this week checking that out a little more, hopin for gold. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

What So Not

++Shout out to all the bears.

++I think you're allowed to keep going until your skin starts to harden into a orange candy shell.

++I'm not saying these people are putting on British accents, but I'm not not saying it either.

++So the last real thing to float my boat, like viscerally, was that Porter Robinson Flicker song and it's been quite a drought since. I like the first few minutes of this Flume recommended track. The opening is incredible, (let's rate it, say, a half Brad or two).. lighting up some brain centers nicely. It's always interesting to me when you can find relaxation in chaotic noise, sort of like getting sleepy at a party, in a room filled with chatter. Rlgrime's everywhere at once right now!

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Woo the weekend is nigh!

++I don't even know why I choose to care about this, but I am rooting for these two crazy kids.

++Who will be the first to sample the comet sounds into their song? And will anyone even notice?

++If there is one thing you can count on living in LA it's that whenever you turn on the news, something will be happening in Santa Ana. Santa Ana is the one cousin always in rehab.

++Woah, go old school blogger go.

Plenty o' News direct from the inbox!:

++The Lonely Wild have released the single "Holidays" on iTunes. They have a Los Angeles release show coming up on December 13 at The Bootleg and a new album on the way produced by your friend John Vanderslice.

++Black Mask Studios has announced three animated features based on the comic book GODKILLER Black Mask will re-release the animated series GODKILLER: WALK AMONG US in 2015.

++Spandau Ballet has announced their Soul Boys of the Western World Tour. The tour marks the first time the band will tour North America in nearly 30 years.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Small Window


++Ooh pop-up show.

++Matthew Perry's Puppet joke is so much funnier than his peach joke.

++If you are in a calm, happy mood may I recommend this beaut by Luluc, pretty much a 4 minute Xanax for the eyes.[above]

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Thousand Percent

++Was just reading that Beanie Sigel took his name from a street in Baltimore. That'll take away any excitement if someone ever offers to honor him by naming a street after him. "Ohh yeaahhh, about that? Could you make that Beanie Sigel Drive or parkway?"

++Idea for a Battle of the Bands: Thompson vs. Tweedy. (The clock at the bottom of this video is distracting and Mcgruber-esque, like the band is going to explode if they don't finish on time. Hurry slowpokes!)

++You lost me at "caffeine free," Shingy.

+I was reading this interview with Helen Marnie from Ladytron, who talks about her love for a good (custom designed) catsuit, and she's right... the marvel of a catsuit is how it can be sexy while completely covering skin. Ok, there arrre some exceptions.

Part 4

Only now got around to watching this PSY/Snoop Hangover video and I found the whole thing intriguing on a few different levels. I mean the scene where they are skipping (skipping! Who skips?) alone is enough to inspire a thinkpiece or two. They're kinda opposites. One man is known for moving fast, almost in triple fast forward time and the other has a slow flow. Yet they both love ladies and hedonism, so you could see them hanging out in reality? I guess? Not really. I'm just gonna sit here and ponder this all for a few minutes and take it all in.

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