Archive | October, 2012

DEATH GRIPS “Takyon (Death Yon)”

31 Oct

The video matches the song for pure intensity… and it’s all so darkly beautiful it’s disturbing yet I bet you don’t look away.

Starting with an office break-in, a gas masked-man, a blue tarp and the sound of an abducted employee… it rockets off into the avant garde from there.

Love the animation.  The fluid movements are hypnotic.  If you like your rap stark, your metal heavy and your beats deep… this video and this band have got plenty for your ass.

Death Grips.

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The Battle of “Reason and Emotion”

22 Oct

Throughout the 1940s and 1950s Disney produced a series of “educational” films for young Americans.  There were the surprising titles like “The Story of Menstruation” and “VD Attack Plan” films about a girl getting her period and a story of young people catching venereal diseases.  There were the surreal titles such as “Donald in Mathemagic Land” that found the famous duck confronted with the odd world of math. And of course, since it was Disney, there were also the films that focused on breaking bad habits such as “No Smoking” that featured Goofy facing a tough nicotine jones.

But the one we remember and still find amusing was the eternal battle of “Reason and Emotion.”  Created during the height of World War II it uses the lessons of the day to show why listening to reason defeated Hitler who preyed upon emotion.

In this funny little short, Disney highlights our attempts to overcome our emotional nature so we listen to the higher aims of reason.  For some of us… an occasional reminder of this ongoing battle is necessary.

So if you’re like us and need a funny reminder of why you can’t do whatever the hell you want…  Enjoy!!

FIDLAR – “I JUST WANNA DIE” and “WEST COAST”

17 Oct

 

This is our new favorite L.A. band…  They don’t try to be cool.  The motherfuckers just are cool… because they’re so damn much stupid fun.  Their music is solid.  The lyrics are dark.  And their sound is throwback pop punk/garage punk.

Their music videos… are fucking awesome fun!  They’re cheeky, silly things.  And when you watch ’em, the band reminds you waking up drunk, high and on the floor is sometimes the best way to live your life.  Sometimes we all need to remember not to take life too seriously… or else you’ll ruin it.

Here are two of our favorite videos.  If ya like ’em, check out their FIDLAR youtube channel… they have tons of videos!

If you were wondering…  FIDLAR = Fuck It Dog, Life’s A Risk

 

 

 

Nirvana “YOU KNOW YOU’RE RIGHT”

16 Oct

Around here we’re big fans of Nirvana.  There’s no doubt they’re undeniable supergoodsh!t.

And right now… this song… these lyrics… they seem to say it all.

What better answer to sadness than to listen to the post-humously-released recordings of a suicide victim?

He knows better than you what sadness is.  It’s like no matter how sad you are… you’re still alive so it can’t be that bad, right?

“You know you’re right.”

Mykki Blanco “HAZE.BOOGIE.LIFE”

14 Oct

Merry Christmas, muthafuckas… it’s finally here.  Mykki Blanco’s latest video.

This one’s less stylish than “Wavvy” but it fits this song perfectly.  Herky, jerky, and totally lurky… And we love the harsh mix of feminine bitch attitude and scratchy husky masculine braggadocio.  Hip-hop just turned a corner.  Like Marlon Brando or Heath Ledger did for the world of acting, hip-hop now has it’s own… a blend of the feminine and the masculine into a creature that’s more than both.

Transcend them motherfuckers.  Move past them bitches.  Mykki, you out there by yourself!

Fogo de Deus & Manda Chuva: “GINGUBINHA”

10 Oct

Time to learn a new word…  It’s Portugese…  The word is… KUDURO.

Most of us don’t know nearly enough about what’s going down in the motherland.  Born of the young of Angola, Kuduro is a newly exploding music&dance&fashion revolution that’s popping in Africa… and is about to take over the world.

This video is an awesome sample of this new melange that is kuduro.  Aggressive, hyper-styled, frenetic and confident in a fuck you-sexy way… it needs to be heard and be seen!   We bet your ass you’re gonna bop around when you listen to this song… while your eyes feast on the furious fashion and dancing.  This shit is uncut swag!

We’d like to thank the French website LaGazetteduMauvaisGout.com for turning us on to it.  If you don’t know that site- do your eyes a favor and check it out!

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SELF-HELP ADVICE

8 Oct