Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Right there says it all..Why do some folks think it's good to suprise a MF? Dude drops before the lid does.

In the owrds of the imortal Smokey, "You got knocked the fuck out!"

In the past I have been Muhammad Ali, (his mamma calls him Cassius), Indiana Jones, Charlie Black, Drunk Robot, Prince, Lover, Fighter and father.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Friday, October 26, 2007

Back [masking] to the Seventies!

Those of us around at the time may remember all the hoopla over certain rock artists and bands being accused of being Satan worshipers. Why? Because small portions of their lyrics, when played backwards seem to idolize the Prince of Darkness.

You younger folks might imagine playing a song backwards by loading it into your favorite audio manipulation software and simply reversing the file. Well not when I was a kid. We had to put our finger on the ol' record album and force it to go backwards, in some cases straining hard against the all powerful motor.

Well Jeff Milner has been kind enough to assemble some of the more famous backwards masked clips in to one neat little flash application for your demonic listening pleasure.

Oh, by the way, not all backmasking has an evil message. Remember that backwards vocal at the end of Prince's Darling Nikki? Here is what it says...

"Hello, how are you? I'm fine, cause I know that the Lord is coming. Coming soon."

Don't believe me? Go find and old vinyl copy of the record, go to your DJ friends house, put it on the wheel of steel and spin it backwards. Or you could just do it on your computer. That's what I did.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

I Like This Video

I suppose that we are seeing more and more of this kind of thing these days, people with video cameras, editing software and nothing to do at work, creating music videos of other people's music. Anyway, I like this video. Enjoy.

Lip Dub - Flagpole Sitta by Harvey Danger from amandalynferri on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Pull Your Pants Up

My wife hear this story on NPR this morning and couldn't wait to tell me about it when I came home. I found it on the NPR website. The story is good but the song is great. You will have to check it out. The link is near the middle of the page.

I myself don't like the fad of "Saggin'" (look it up in the article, oh yeah as rapper Dooney Da' Priest points out, what does that spell backwards?), but I wouldn't like to see legislation on how to wear my pants come to fruition. It's still kind'a a free county, right. You can check out Dooney on his mysapce.

And this...

So check it out and post your comments about the low riddin' issue.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Body Movin'

Now this is a game of tag! I know, I know, totally scripted out but it's still very cool chase choreography.

Zou Zou

Last Wednesday night I went to Club Diablo and saw this really good band play. Really I went to see my friend Damien Simon play but the opening band really caught my ear and eye.

They are called Zou Zou. Their music is, in my opinion, a mix of light surf mixed with Quentin Tarantino film soundtrack mixed with the B52's. The B52's part is because of Kristin, the lead singer's, hairdo and demure mannerisms. She moves like the leading lady in every high school musical, but with calss and lot's of style.

Here's how they describe the act on their MySpace page:

"Blondie, Berlin, burlesque inspired project with a contemporary twist! Broadway belting tempered by an ethereal spirit! A pensive rainfall backed by rock and roll thunder!"

Check out their page and listen to Skoshi. That's the one that reminds me of a Tarantino soundtrack number.

The members are:
Kristin Gilmet:Vocals/Keyboards,
Sakura Paterniti:Guitar,
Dave McCreery:Guitar,
Eric Silverman:Bass,
Lou Mang:Drums

Amazing Pictures & Excellent Writing

I found a website with amazing pictures and very well written descriptions.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Obama Girl vs Giuliani Girl

I don't know if you have seen this one before but I thought it was a great way to educate the young, pop music lovers of our society on the issue of current politics. Oh yeah, and it's funny.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A Country Boy Can Survive

Here is a funny song from the comedy troupe Selected Hilarity. These guys have a bunch of other funny videos on YouTube for you to check out.