Thursday, June 19, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
kevin porter's austin line is up on the orchid site. i love kevin's riding style and i love the city he rides in (empire warehouse!) but the best part about this video is the fact that i can't count how many people would pay money to film for kevin but he decides to shoot his shit himself.
Posted by Derek at 7:26 PM
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
I should be shopping for a costume right now.
Throw Me The Statue just released a video for the song "Lolita", aka the most infectious and charming indie song I've heard in days. The video reaffirms how much I like this one-man "group" despite the fact that I totally don't understand the ending of this story. But I do understand that cute dresses and exploding cakes are amazing.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Lykke Li is everything I could ask for right now. Delicious Swedish pop blessed by a girl's cute accent and really fun Feist-esque piano rhythms. "I'm Good, I'm Gone" is perfect for walking quickly and solidly down the street and making your heels pound out the beat along with the you. "Dance Dance Dance" is fucking sweet, catchy and charming. "My hips they lie because in reality I'm shy shy shy". Simply delectable pop.
>>I'm Good I'm Gone
>>Dance Dance Dance
>>Video for "I'm Good I'm Gone"
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
It's pretty apparent to most folks right now that there's a lot of experiments happening on the noise terrain. Most artists use layers that are so distortion-laden that they're deemed unlistenable by the majority. The popularized groups & their indie rock run-off also tends to lessen the credibility of the genre in the eyes of critics and mainstream audiences.
However, those who prefer their dissonance shaken, not watered down, need not worry about the approval of the upper crust. This means us. Me, you and anyone with a patient ear who can appreciate the unexpected headway being made by the "free-form" sounds of the outsider. Those who are often satisfied looking like this..
The static right now,
the dreamy :
the raw :
the legendary :
& the damn good :
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
A recent press conference for chess champion Gary Kasparov* was interrupted by a very special vehicle: A hellicockter. A remote controlled helicopter shaped like a penis suddenly flew in front of cameras, only to be swatted at and stomped on by some very specialized security personal. See the above video and scroll to the 20 second mark.
This is pretty much the best prank I've ever seen, and could only get better if it suddenly became a phenomenon and all sorts of genitalia vehicles started showing up at press conferences and public events. Perhaps the Obama campaign trail could be followed by the Hellicockter? Genius in my opinion.
*I did a google image search of this guy and it's kind of humorous how many variations of this pose he has.