Genius Genius Genius

August 21, 2010 at 4:08 pm (music) (, , )

Cee-Lo with “Fuck You”.  Mom, seriously listen to this.

ED NOTE: I am not dedicating this song to my Mom, I just think she will find it funny.

ED NOTE 2: After posting that note, I got this email from my Mom-

Never did I think you were sending moi a message…(you are not like that ) only that you wanted to share the humor in the upbeat music –  with the unforgettable lyrics….. When you left the ed. note… I realized some people may have thought that but NOT ME..  ‘cause “I’m a pot hole” and I love you tooo much, my lil bubala.

My Mom is way cooler than you or your Mom.

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Staggering and gorgeous

May 3, 2010 at 8:30 am (music, Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Chris sent me an article from Pitchfork yesterday, and though like him, I needed a Pitchfork-to-English translation for a lot of it, it’s about the band Godspeed! You Black Emperor, a band I have loved since college.  They played so often in Winston Salem that I assumed they were a local band, and only found out much later that they were Canadian.

Listen as this guy describes what it was like to be at a Godspeed show in Winston Salem, a show that I was definitely at, and a show that still remains one of the most amazing live shows I’ve ever seen.

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Wicked.

May 1, 2010 at 1:17 pm (music, Uncategorized) (, , )

From Rob Zombie’s current tour with Alice Cooper.  Who wants in?

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Phenakistiscope.

April 29, 2010 at 11:47 am (art, music, Uncategorized) (, , , )

This is a phenakistiscope.  It was created by Kelly Coates.

When it is in motion, it looks like this:

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The world, she is tiny.

March 30, 2010 at 12:08 pm (music, my life) (, , , )

The gym we go to in our Brooklyn neighborhood is stuffed with all sorts of interesting types.  One woman Kumail and I see all the time is this woman with incredibly long long long hair and very scant outfits, and she is noteworthy because she is there every single time we are there, no matter the hour.  We see her constantly.

So, as I mentioned in the post before, Kumail was one of Paper Magazine’s “Beautiful People Class of 2010″, which is awesome.  We were looking through the other people they picked, and holy shit, we saw this woman from our gym!  Turns out her name is Susanne, she’s a German musical genius that fronts a band called No Bra, and she recently moved from London to Brooklyn!  Also she goes to our gym.

Kumail and I freaked out for about an hour, but I’ll understand if you don’t.  I merely wanted to remind you how small the world was, and really, this was an excuse to show you one of No Bra’s videos.  It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen or heard.

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Hey, have you seen Kris Kross lately?

March 24, 2010 at 3:02 pm (music, pop culture) (, , , , , )

I have, and now you have to as well.  For a refresher, here’s before…

JUMP JUMP! for the after (sorry, couldn’t resist)

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Videos of My Life

January 4, 2010 at 9:35 am (music) (, , )

Today’s hipsters have got nothing on The Rentals circa 1995.  This song and this album were both enormous parts of my high school life, so enjoy Friends of P and ignore the weird Russian and unsynched audio/video.

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Rock royalty

November 25, 2009 at 10:01 am (music) (, , , , , )

Sonic Youth is playing tonight in NYC, which got me thinking about Coco.

Coco is the daughter of Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, the guitarist and basisst for Sonic Youth.  I remember hearing about her being born and getting all fuzzy and warm feeling for how awesome of an upbringing that would be.

So I thought, since she’s probably nearly an adult now, let’s look her up.

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My Straight Sugar Lovin

November 22, 2009 at 3:13 pm (music) (, , , , )

I’m a little bit obsessed with this new JLo video for “Fresh Out the Oven” (her straight sugar lovin), mainly because it seems like they filmed 45 seconds of footage of JLo’s shoes, 20 seconds of her mouth, 10 seconds of whoever Pitbull is, and then they just looped it endlessly.  Did she not have enough time to film an entire video?  Is the video sponsored by Christian Louboutin?  Did the other footage look that bad?  We’ll never know.

Also, JLo, Paula Abdul came up with shadow dancing in Straight Up, and we’re onto you.

Click and watch!

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New Obsession.

November 20, 2009 at 1:08 pm (music) (, , , , )

Neary turned me on to this Brooklyn band Sleigh Bells (which is embarrassing, because I live here and he’s in Chicago) and even though I missed their show last night at Le Poisson Rouge, I am fully obsessed.

I dare you to listen to this song and not find yourself humming it later.

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