Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007

Saul Williams is NiggyTardust!

Saul Williams has a new album "The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!"....produced by none otha then Trent Reznor! It has a cover of U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and best yet, ITS FREE! (or all but free)

By visiting The Official Order Form, you can choose to either download tha album at 192 kps for FREE, or pay a modest $5 to get it at 320 kps or FLAC lossless media (I don't know what that means exactly, sorry). From my preliminary listen, it is pretty kickass, and I'm not surprised (while the last couple NIN albums haven't blown my socks off, Trent will always be a top notch producer), n you gawta dig tha lack of mainstream marketing. It also comes w. beautifully designed liner notes in a pdf format, 33 pages of them, whether or not you pay the 5 bux.

Also available on the website is this player, which I believe will give you access to this album, as well as possible random broadcasts by NiggyTardust himself.

So what are you waitin or cheap awesome digital musick awaits!

also, ah bought this bike (it's a 2007 Brodie Dynamo. Ahm callin it tha "Dynamo Hum" from tha Frank Zappa song of tha same name, altho spelled differently):

Monday, November 19, 2007

Free Video and a comment or two...

So scouting around I found QuickSilverScreen, which has a variety of tv shows (altho nawt as many as it claims), cartoons, and even full-length movies. Warning, if a movie is in one single file, the audio/video synch will probably be way off, which I can understand could bother many cinephiles. Personally I can stand it for short periods of time.

So, as I'm job hunting, livin in tha burbs w.o transportation (altho I did just buy a bike) I have a lot of free time on my hands. This meant I decided to watch a movie that ah figure MUST be a classic, (if fer nae otha reason then it spawned at least 2 sequels, n some video games) Robocop! Were you aware that Red Forman from "That 70s Show" (Kurtwood Smith) as well as BOTH Leland Palmer (Ray Wise) and Agent Albert Rosenfield (Miguel Ferrer) from Twin Peaks are supporting cast in this?

Also - speaking of movies w. sequels, did anyone else see that Sylvester Stallone, aftah his success w. tha new "Rocky" has written n will be starring in a new RAMBO? Action movies are totally tha ultimate in awesome, cheese, explosions, n random celebrity placement!

BTW, how am ah tha only one that wants a street named aftah them? SEVERE of these of these days.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Money Ghost Mix Tape

The new issue of RVA Magazine is out now which means a NEW MIX TAPE!
check it out at

My friend Emily found a $20 bill folded in fourths on the floor of her apartment one day. She had no idea where the money came from. She went to shower and when she came out she found another $20 bill folded in half on the floor by her dining room table. Where could this mysterious money come from? That night, we came up with the only logical conclusion; A MONEY GHOST!

I think we could all use a Money Ghost, to randomly leave us some scrilla. To tell you the truth, I’d also settle for a Sushi Ghost or a Sushi Money Ghost! Godzirra Rolls & $20 bills would just appear for you! Money Ghost, I dedicate this mix to you. Please come visit me. To hear this mix and more visit for mix tape comments and suggestions hit up - LV

Friday, November 16, 2007

I Think I'm In Love!

"L'eclipse" is WONDERFUL a remix of the Sean Lennon song "Parachute" by Sean Lennon and Mathieu Chedid (also known as M.). Incredible.

I have to tell you that on this crisp autumn morning, am totally head over heels in love with BOTH of these boys! And this is one of the greatest love songs ever written in my opinion!

I met Sean Lennon once when I worked at the Ben And Jerry's booth at the Mayo Island Music Festival and Cibo Matto played with the Roots! I was star struck.

A dear friend of mine recomended M. to me and I loved his music instantly. Chedid also composed the music for the film "Les Triplettes de Belleville"

This is also a great video I don't know who directed it but I'd like to shake their hand. The end of the video is the best part. Oh la la!


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

What Would Jesus Buy?

The Shopocalypse is upon us! I saw my first Christmas ad on tv just before Halloween, (a credit card ad, because debt is essential for the holidays) and I nearly threw up. You probably also know this is the time of year when I start ranting about my hatred of the consumerization of a religious holiday (which, incidentally, celebrates the birth of a man who turned away from material posessions). you know i love to shop but i hate the feeling that my man/mother/best friend won't love me as much if i don't buy them a diamond x-box.

Lucky for me, I can send everyone to see Rob VanAlkemade's What Would Jesus Buy? for a little temperance of their holiday spending. See! Rev. Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir! Be Amazed! at responsible shopping practices! Watch! and be entertained!

WWJB showed at SILVERDOCS this summer (i reviewed it) and is opening in limited theaters this month around the US - check it out! NY, Seattle, Baltimore and Oakland you're in luck, it's screening in your town - DC, Richmond, Hawaii, call your fav indie theaters and ask them to play the film!

don't get me anything.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Verbose Sustenance! lets you play word-games and for each answer you get right, they donate rice to the UN World Food Program. Improve your vocabulary & help people eat!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Sparkin it up with Mario

These two solid-state Tesla coils are able to generate enormous, spark-inducing RF energy at precise frequencies accurately enough to actually control the sound the spark makes while it's, er, sparking. What you're hearing is a carefully-controlled buzz, at massive power and current. No speakers. Just Mario!

Mario, and two giant gal-durn solid-state Tesla coils!

More fun about Tesla coils:

Haute Chocolate!

New York's $25,000 dessert sets Guinness record
By Vivianne Rodrigues

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A day after New York City came up with a $1,000 bagel, a local restaurateur unveiled a $25,000 chocolate sundae on Wednesday, setting a Guinness world record for the most expensive dessert.

Stephen Bruce, owner of Serendipity 3, partnered with luxury jeweler Euphoria New York to create the "Frrozen Haute Chocolate," a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive and exotic from around the globe.

The dessert, spelled with two Rs, is infused with 5 grams (0.2 ounces) of edible 23-karat gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. At the base of the goblet is an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of white diamonds.

The sundae is topped with whipped cream covered with more gold and a side of La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier, which sells for $2,600 a pound.

It is eaten with a gold spoon decorated with white and chocolate-colored diamonds, which can also be taken home.


My geeky musick friends!

This is the set that I missed b/c I got lost and forgot to read the map correctly last Sunday. It's my friends Brian (0mnis0und) and Nate (Lamaat) making crazy musick. Brian is operatin tha MIDI NES (through a nintendo entertainment system, hence the video game sounds) and Nate is playin his 6-string electric cello. Both are using the sequencing program Ableton Live.

The full-set can be found at This performance took place at the 5th anniversary of RobotSpeak, on Haight St. in San Francisco.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Eight-limbed girl!

Eight-Limbed Girl Has Successful Surgery

BANGALORE, India (Nov. 7) - Doctors in southern India completed a grueling 24-hour operation Wednesday on a girl born with four arms and four legs that surgeons said will give the 2-year-old a chance at a normal life.

The surgery went "wonderfully well," said Dr. Sharan Patil, who led a team of more than 30 surgeons in performing the marathon procedure to remove Lakshmi's extra limbs, salvage her organs and rebuild her pelvis area.


Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Win I win the lottery...

Here are some lyrics from an excellent song called "When I win the lottery" by Camper Van Beethoven (from Richmond, VA!) I don't know why but when I hear this song, a comic book plays in my head to the lyrics. This is an idea I've had for a while now. Make comic books out of some great songs I like.
See also, Murder By Death, The Rollingstones, Lucero, REM, VCR, The Clash, etc.

Anyways see if a comic book doesn't flip pages in your head when you hear this song and tell me what you see. If you can't find it on itunes or somewhere else, it will be on the next mix tape and until then you can just read it and imagine David Lowery singing it to you.

Well I lost an eye in Mexico
Lost two teeth where I don't know
People see me comin' and they move to the other side of the road.

I robbed a liquor store or two
Made myself at home a few times
Borrowed myself a car when I needed it.

I got me a shack at the bottom of the road
Fixin' cars and givin' tows
Spend all my money on the lottery.

When I win the lottery
I'm gonna buy all girls on my block
A color TV and a bottle of French perfume
When I win the lottery
gonna donate half my money to the city
So they have to name a street or a school or a park after me
When I win the lottery

Never run a flag up a pole
Like Mr. Red, White, and Blue down the road
But I never called myself a hero for killing a known communist.

Now I can walk into any old bar
Find a fight without looking too hard
But I never killed someone I don't know just 'cause someone told me to.

And when I win the lottery
Gonna buy the house next to Mr. Red, White and Blue
And when I win the lottery
Gonna buy Post 306 American Legion, paint it red with five gold stars.
When I win the lottery.

When the end comes to this old world
The rocks will cry and the rest will curl up
And God won't take the time to sort your ashes(asses?) from mine.

'Cause we zig and zag between good and bad
Stumble and fall on right and wrong
'Cause the tumbling dice and the luck of the draw just leads us on.

And when I win the lottery,
gonna buy all the girls on my block
Silver-plated six shooters and a quart of the finest highland scotch

'Cause when I win the lottery,
the rocks will shake their heads and say that
God is good but surely he works in mysterious ways.
When I win the lottery.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Bike Safety and Monkeys!

OMG, two posts in a row from me!

This tasty lil treat was found on The Internet Archive which has tons of free videos whos copyrights are up or fall under some other sort of weird legal rammajamma. And yes, they have Nosferatu!

Watch out, all you Demons!

For Demon Hunter!

At first glance, I thought, "another basic metal band", especially as their latest album is lacks a lawt of tha overly harmonized choruses that pepper tha "lame musick that is still sorta nawt lame sometimes" metal genre. Howevah as you ken prolly see, they all have priest collars on! Ah couldn't find out if any of them were actually clergy, b/c ah couldn't find any mention of Christianity on their website. Wearin collars in a sacreligious way could be kinda finny anyway. Never fear tho, these boyz have tha faith, n while ahd nevah hold that against them, when ah saw tha musick video that tries ta make church RAWK, ah hafta admonish them. It's totally cool to be Christian (n these guys look sorta Catholic even) n love metal, n even mix them now n then. But sunday service (n this looks like a mass) is nawt metal, especially when yer video capitalizes on all tha mind-numbing, n none of tha "love of god". er even tha HATE of god. Nae horns dudes, nae horns.

Americana conference

EmmyLou Harris gave me homework today: listen to the Legend of Jesse James.

I just got back from hanging with the G'earls - they did a shape note song about Napoleon.

I'm in the same hotel with the weird floral bomb air fresher in the lobby, the slowly rotting glass-preserved chocolate sculpture, and the diamonds patterns in the all the carpet and wallpaper. Why do the hallways make me feel endless? But I do always like the way the elevators go so fast you get that funny feeling in your stomach on the way down.

or it could be the moonshine...

Thursday, November 01, 2007

march of 1000 skeletons

Feliz dia de los muertos!

the flaming lips put on this march in oklahoma city. who says there's nothing cool happening in the midwest?