Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Best of 1974

Working on the best of 2010, in the meantime:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ryan's 2010 Best Of!

Best of 2010

Albums:


1) Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

-It's difficult to describe how great this album is. Mike did, alot.How good is this? I haven't listened to a record on repeat since Through Being Cool came out, and that had LESS hooks.

2) Nightmares for a Week - Don't die

-Every part of every pop-punk band I've ever loved, but fully original. This shit is genius. Get it?

3) Iron Chic - Not Like This

-Grown up complaint-punk for your homies. It's really heavy handed, which works for me, cause I'm not intelligent.

4) Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

-An epic metaphor for modern life set across a backdrop of the civil war, but in New Jersey/Long Island. Kids in their early 20's have such Imagination! I was watching Titus tour videos, and was dead-ass pulling an Idiocracy, being all "Yo, why for you talking teacher talk, cut the shit". Again, dumb.


5) No Age - Everything in Between

This is my wildcard, because I really only listened to those four albums, and Waylon Jennings. If he put out a 7 inch from the grave, about how some hooker-ghost stole his soul and sent it to hades, that shit would have been 1,2,3,4,and 5.


T.V.

1) The League

-I feel like this show is pretty much hitting accross the board. Weird people from my high school are always posting on facebook about it. Soccer jocks I know love it. I don't really know any frat boys, but oh shiittttttttttt, they probably get fear boners over the thought of it getting cancelled. It's great, Nick Kroll is great. I really don't know how they let this show on T.V., I watched the season finale last night, and Pete said "They had to re- align my cock". Wow.

2) Friday Night Lights

-"Texas Forever"

3) Community

-This show is so good on such an adorable level. I think like a 17 year old, but am pretty war-torn by car insurance and dinner parties, so grown-up, cutesy shows usually do it for me. Community in reality, just takes old concepts from other shows/movies, and applies them to their formula, but it works. I also have a boner for the girl from Mad Men.


4) Eastbound and Down

- I have only seen three episodes from Season 2, but it's EB&D, it's awesome. Kenny Powers could racist the phone book. I like how slapstick this season is, the little Mexican (not racist) gangster is hilarious. I'm gonna go watch the rest now, to see if he gets his.


Movies

1) Scott Pilgrim Vs the World

-Everyone should know this shit is almost TOO up my alley. Nintendo, shitty jokes, Edgar Wright, George Michael, the super hot girl from Death Proof, Fights, swords for 48,000, weird Japanese video games, garlic bread. Wowie zowie, this movie killed it. How good was the soundtrack?? Brie Olsen sounded way better than that goof from Metric. I change my mind about #5 on my albums list. Sex-Bob-Omb "Threshold", killer song.

2) Toy Story 3

-I've never been so nervous.

3) Hot Tub Time Machine

-Rob Cordry is super dumb. I'm loving it. This movie was such a bootleg Apatow camp production. It felt like it was produced by Jeff Rogan. Whatever, there weren't very many good comedies this year, so this one took me by surprise. Also, I'm gunning for Clark Duke, he's too ugly to not suceed.

4) Get Him to the Greek

-Diddy Dirty Money killed the game. "It's Biggest Loser time!" Ha! He really got me. I also can't not love Russell Brand. Have you ever listened to his radio show? It's incredible! He's so silly. He's always trying to "Chat up" "Birds", whatever that means. He first met Katy Perry on a live radio broadcast, and then he MARRIED HER. That's charming.

5) The Social Network

-I love Facebook! All my friends are on it. We poke each other and such. I liked seeing a movie about something I can go home and use, which I did. I totally tagged all my photos, ignored some people I may (and do) know, and really looked at the personally targeted ads on the sidebar Anyway, pretty good movie.


Internet Stuff:

1) Diddy Ciroc Commercial

- "I'm not sorry". The crazier this motherfucker gets, the more I like him. Dave Chappelle was really on point 6 years ago, with the piggy packs and the breast milk. You WILL see Diddy making a cocktail with Ciroc & breast milk, named the "Love you, Ma$e".

2) Gathering of the Juggalos 2010

- What do you say? This is the future of the internet. It's going to be so batshit within 5 years. Like, for real nuts. I can't even imagine it. If 10 years ago, when I was scoring Bloodhound Gang songs from Napster version 1.3, somebody told my I would one day watch a 9 minute infomercial about a hip-hop clown festival where people get raped and spill soda pop on each other, I would have said "What's a yube-tube?". One of the selling points in that informercial is "Guys on stilts". SOLD.

3) Gimme Pizza Slow

-This shit is glorious. The crazy girl with big teeth yelling about whipped cream waterfalls, she kills it. This is how to make something funny, just slow that shit down. Litle girls chopped and screwed. Whoops, just got gross.

4) Runaway Video

-WOW. There's no going back from this. Kanye lives behind the curtain now. He just fucks a tiger while looking in the mirror, repeating "what's funny?".

5) Between Two Ferns

-Best talk show. I really want it to be unscripted. I could imagine serious-face Sean Penn really pulling out his tough street cred, and threatening Zach Galifianakis, who looks like the most unassuming hobo on Earth. Charleze Theron burned him, I was almost sad, I wanted him to hump her on my behalf. I would have said HUZZAH to all the smokin' hot ladies out there. "SEE, it's possible!".


On a Personal Note:

1) Antilogy 4 Year Anniversary Party

- I blacked out. Not that hard. I got in a tiff with my lady, that I'm sure I started, and got weird. I smoked weed. It was wild. I feel like this year was a lot of concreting what I've been doing for a while. People finally don't really ask me "Wait, you do what at Jim's store?". I credit that to Jim basically opening his speech with the explanation. I stay mysterious, bro. Return of Saturn.

2) "Could Have Been Nicer" Show

-We had an art soiree at out favorite bar in town. It was tight. I blacked out way hard. Again, pretty good validation. Although a lot of people asked us "What's even going on here tonight?", followed by an explanation, followed by a dead-stare, and "What?". It was all very high brow.

3) Fire at the Store

- The store caught on fire two weeks after the 4 year party. It was a huge bummer. We kind of went into shock, and just started bucketing water, and cleaning up wet insulation for hours on end. It was very surreal. It's not my store or anything, so I didn't have money invested, but it was still a very year-impacting event. It also took two whole months before everything was repaired. What a drag.

4) Good Times

- The last time we did a best-of-list, it was really depressing, because I think we were still worried about being cool and relevant. So we were pretty self deprecating. This time I don't really want to go out like that. I had by far one of the hardest years of my life. My dad had three major heart surgeries, my parents are broke and my mom will work every day until she dies, my sister is dealing with the fallout of a massive brain aneurysm that she thankfully survived, and everything is changing in leaps and bounds. Most of the time it's getting harder. BUT, I really had some good times this past year. Everyone I know is really grasping at our last bit of pure youth, before you really start feeling guilty every time you drink. It looks like we are starting to really genuinely enjoy the people around us, instead of snidely take them for granted. And for that, I will trade bullshiting some dork at thebar. 2010 can kind of suck it, but also can get a little pat on the back. Now I age but, don't get old.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Kim couldn't be more disappointed

with this stone



www.kimjongillookingatthings.tumblr.com

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Mike's Record Review: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West


Since I now have a job that consists of sitting in complete silence for 9 hours, I figured I should start listening to some tunes while I do. And then I thought, fuck it. Why don't I review records. So, here it is.


This album is totally great! This is some serious art. It’s really great to see someone in this time in history really, fucking trying hard to do something. That is something that’s not rewarded at all in our world. People love irony. They fucking love some effortless, tongue-in-cheek bullshit. So, it’s really awesome to see someone trying super, super hard to do what he does and being dead fucking serious about it. If all this album had going for it was its sincerity and pursuit of vision, I’d still be a fan. Luckily, this album was made by a complete lunatic.

This album is straight nuts. It is absolutely amazing. It doesn’t sound like music being taken to the next level. Where some of these songs are, there isn’t an idea of levels anymore. This is what happens when you let someone who is super creative and also very crazy have free reign. Total magic is what happens.

I have to give full disclosure though. I’m not a huge fan of hip-hop. Maybe this is what all hip-hop sounds like. I don't know. I have a passing knowledge of the art form. I know OF Gucci Mane. I couldn’t name a song by him, but I do know he exists. So, for this album to totally connect to me, it has to be good. But, I am a rabid consumer of pop culture, so I totally know a ton about Kanye West. I like everything I’ve heard by him. I’ve been a huge fan of his persona for a long time. I remember I saw the Katrina shit live and fucking loved it. Dude was being so real on every fucking channel! He clowned the president on simulcast! I was with a bunch of hipsters and metal crusties at the time, and we all totally agreed with Yeezy and thought it was fucking awesome. So honest. He’s a sincere man and I think this album is very sincere and I think it’s a very sad album for a very sad time (isn’t everyone sad). I think this album will be viewed as something of a classic. I think it is a sign of the times. Even an incredibly rich, genius that beds models all day, is just as sad as you about all this bullshit that makes up this thing called life. Just like you! Imagine the president called you a jackass? How fucking bummed would you be? Anyway. Enough of me being serious Sammy. Let me break this shit down on a track by track basis. It’s awesome!


Dark Fantasy
Whoa. That’s how you start an album. This shit is fucking dark. Weird pitch-shifted choir. Rappin about sports cars and, Oh man. That interlude. “I saw the devil in a Chrysler LeBaron.” “Took some pills and kissed an heiress.” He’s painting a picture everybody! And that picture is fucking crazy and I love it. All William Burroughs on it. Pretty tight.


Gorgeous
Talkin about Mt. Olympus and South Park. Like, what? Are these torche lyrics? Kanye West is the only rapper that I understand the things he’s saying. Somewhat. I get some of it. Also, Kid Cudi is pretty good. “These week has been a bad massage, I need a happy ending.” That’s fucking awesome Yeezy. I feel that way too. Did your girlfriend leave you too, Yeezy? I bet she did. And I bet you’re bummed about it.

Raekwon is the coolest member of Wu-Tang. One-hundred and One Ls is the best line ever. This album makes it seem like Kanye West could hang out with literally ANYONE. I can’t think of a bar that if he showed up, people would be like, “Pfffftttt. Yeah, Kanye West REAL cool. Nice, beautiful clothes you got on, dude.”


Power
Holy. Fucking. Shit.

This is like totally awesome. Prog-Rap?!? Seriously? This song seriously makes me nervous it’s so fucking good. Like, I don’t even get it. He’s on some Donald Fagan shit now. What do other rappers think when they hear this song? “Fuck, why didn’t I think to sample a King Crimson song and then have it end with weird, Super Nintendo keyboards while some dude sings about me killing myself?” You know why you didn’t think of it? Because fucking no one would think of that.


All Of The Lights
What the fuck? Who were the producers on this shit? Fucking Stan Bush and Andrew W.K.? Totally fucking epic and awesome. Fucking John Williams horns. Rhianna singing all awesome. “Fast cars, shooting stars.” Real good. Real, real good. But then Yeezy flips it on us? What? Yes. This beautiful song that sounds like you just killed a dragon is ACTUALLY a sad song. NOOOOO!!!!! Don’t worry dude. It’s still good. It’s just some made up story or something. Kanye West doesn’t have a baby.

He talks about meeting in Borders. That happens all the time, dude. Ever been to New York City? There’s so many Borders. Is that M.I.A rapping on this song? I have no idea. Fucking probably. Oh man. When those horns come in and that guy starts singing. Wrap. It. The. Fuck. Up.


Monster
Ugh. Could this song be any better?
I’ve decided that every rap verse should end with a fucking lion roar. It’s just a nice way to let you know that fire is being spit. You know? I like how everyone decided to rap all awesome on this song, too. Hova’s rapping all hard and tough, like he’s in Gravediggaz. Talking about killing vampires or some shit. Making a sniffy, sniff noise. Pretty Cool.

But holy shit. Nicki Minaj. Did that fucking happen? That was incredible. She did like 6 accents! In the same line! Screamin and shit. Doing a baby voice! Whoa. During her verse, I was like, “Alright. Chill out. You’re too good at being bananas and rapping. Also, will you be my girlfriend?” Seriously though, Nicki Minaj. I feel like it you would look really cool if you had a pale, dorky web designer from Brooklyn as your boyfriend. Also, I feel like fucking you would be terrifying in the best way possible. I’m on Twitter. DM me.


So Appalled
Solid. Solid. Solid beat. This is like the standard rap song on the album and it’s STILL all dark and moody. It sounds like a Depeche Mode song. Which is great. I like how Jay-Z gets a REAL solid burn in on MC Hammer. Really Jigga? Leave Hammer alone. He’s stupid and you’re awesome. You wear crazy Russian hats to the president’s inauguration. You don’t need to inform everyone that you’re better than MC Hammer. We know. I also like the line “five star dishes / many exotic fishes” Yes, yes, yes. That IS extravagant.


Devil In A New Dress
The first time I heard I heard this song, I wasn’t that into it. I was like, it just kind of sounds like an old Kanye West song, which I’m not that much of a fan of. Then I figured out why it’s great. This song is the perfect soundtrack to walk through a lonely, New York City night and just be super, super, bummed. Just really drinking in that real sad vibe. Really feeling it.

I’ve never understood the draw of Rick Ross. “I’m the boss! I’m from Miami. I got a cool beard.” But his verse in this song. ... This fucking verse. Perfect. He’s got a really cool voice and the ending of this song is fucking incredible. Rick Ross drops this line, “I’m making love to the angel of death / Catching feelings, never stumble, re-tracing my steps.” then BOOM! Fucking guitar solo and Rick Ross doing burly man grunts. Incredible. I’m making love to the angel of death? That’s so fucking awesome.


Runaway
Me and Kanye West have many things in common. Like Yeezy, one day I’ll write a beautiful, elegant, opus of a song that is so full of universal introspection, it could make anyone cry. And also like Yeezy, one of the first lines of that elegant, opus of song, will be, “I sent this girl a picture of my dick.”
The idea of sending a woman a picture of your wiener is something that I’ve always found so amazing. I could write volumes on the idea of sending a pix message of your own dick to a love interest. It’s incredible and I’m so glad Kanye included it in the signature song on this album.

Anways, this song is fucking incredible. As a man who enjoys a trashy lady and being a piece of shit and being bummed about those things, I relate to you, Kanye West. He’s like Jerry Seinfeld, but rapping and singing. Also, I have always been charmed by Kanye singing. I never really got why people give him guff about it. I guess people in the R&B community have high vocal standards. Not me. Shit, I listen to Osker and Kanye West is easily a better singer than that dude. You could eat this fucking song! So sparse. So sad. Totally awesome. But, I gotta be honest, the Pusha-T verse isn’t his best. It’s really good, but I’ve heard him be astounding. But GODDAMN is that string sample under it not incredible. This shit is 9 minutes long! I can put up with a couple bars of Pusha-T being JUST great.

And tell me about this outro! He drops the beat out and you think that’s it. Nope motherfucker! 3 minute distored vocoder solo! Holy shit. Awesome. It sounds like he took the blue pill and is coming out of the Matrix. I bet that’s what he was thinking as he was doing it. “This sounds just like I took the blue pill and now I’m coming out of the Matrix. ... I am coming out of the Matrix of my own emotions. ... I’m a genius.”


Hell Of A Life
Does this song not come in awesome? That cool farty soundin bass. Real nice. This song is pretty rad. Is that second verse about the girl being racist? If so, that’s awesome. Also, good job Yeezy for rhyming “maid” with “maid”. This song is like Rocket Queen by Guns N’ Roses. And by that, I mean, it’s about boning a devil woman and there’s a “sounds of people fucking each other” part. Kanye did it better. The choir part is fucking epic. So, so, rad.


Blame Game
HOLY FUCK. THIS SONG IS FUCKING AWESOME.

“You weren’t perfect but you made life worth it.”

FUUUUUUCCCCCCK! Kanye. Seriously? That’s super fucking sad. IT’S LIKE RAPPING EMOTIONALLY AND IT’S FUCKING CRAZY. HE WAS RAPPING WITH HIMSELF IN A DEEP DRACULA VOICE. Everyone else, call it quits. This guy is the Ft. Knox of being bummed. Why did he just say Chloe Mitchell?!?! Who the fuck is Chloe Mitchell?!? Is that who this song is about!?!?

He sang the hook! He sang the hook! So raw! Get the fuck out of the way John Legend. Yeezy’s got some sadness he needs the world to hear. Holy fuck! this song is so fucking good. So good. So super, super, sad. The Chris Rock outro is fucking incredible. How fucking smart is Kanye West? He took the motif of the hip-hop skit and turned it into a fucking tragedy! Ah! Fuck! That’s so fucking smart. It makes me so sad to hear it. I hate them both. All I can think of is Kanye West listening to it on his iPhone and being totally sad. This is the best break-up song ever.


Lost in the world
25 seconds in and I’m hooked. Just fucking forget it. Kanye West. You win at making songs, dude. This song is not like when you're done being sad and now you’re happy. It’s like, when you’re still sad, but you’re ready to try to be happy. Help yourself. You know what I’m saying? I don’t know. Killing it on the harmonies everybody. Good job. Including you, duck squawk. Good job duck squawk.

WHOOOOO. This album is sick. I could seriously write so much more about this album, but I won’t this is already too much. Good job, Kanye West. All serious though. This album is fucking awesome.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Skateboarding!

Focus groups give you 30% more at the box office, ya heard?!

Roger TX Toast Tour Focus Groups from Roger Skateboards on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I wants

kuksi.com

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Steinbeck


In every bit of honest writing in the world there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love. There are shorter means, many of them. There is writing promoting social change, writing punishing injustice, writing in celebration of heroism, but always that base theme. Try to understand each other.

– John Steinbeck in his 1938 journal entry

Up There....Where? Our Alley!

UP THERE from Jon on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Scott Pommier


Is blowing my mind, check out his asst. photos, they are great:
http://www.scottpommier.com

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Fuck yo' cute hat!


HAHAHAHAHA! I've already watched this 15 times.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Skirdoosh!

This is the kind of skating I like.

Skirdoosh from Steven Reeves on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Bros

Got some old friends coming to visit this weekend


via The Selvedge Yard

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Summer Jam

This album comes out today, this one is about as summery as it gets

Good Night Sweet Prince


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mike's Record Review: The Monitor by Titus Andronicus



Since I now have a job that consists of sitting in complete silence for 9 hours, I figured I should start listening to some tunes while I do. And then I thought, fuck it. Why don't I review records. So, here it is.

Holy fucking shit.

This fucking album is probably the most amazing thing that's happened in a long time. Like, so fucking awesome. How is this not the most important music right now? For example, at about 1:30 into the album the dude screams, "'Cause tramps like us, BABY WE BORN TO DIE!" ...Whoa. If the entire album was just that, literally 1 minute and 30 seconds, I'd still think it was fucking awesome. While The Boss is singing Gaslight Anthem's praises for essentially pretending to be him but shitty, these dudes are taking Jersey rock n roll and like exploding it into a million pieces.

Wanna know how rad this album is? SPOILER ALERT: I really didn't like "The Airing of Grievances". I thought "Titus Andronicus" was a rad song that made me want to shoot myself every time I heard it, but I thought the rest of the album was kind of lame. This album takes that one song, turns it into a bunch of songs, multiplies how good it is by 100, adds violins and bagpipes, and then USES THE CIVIL WAR AS A METAPHOR FOR MODERN DISILLUSIONMENT!!! Are you fucking kidding me?!? So, intense.

I'll say this though. This album might not be for the young, male in his 20s. It's pretty much designed 100% to make you want to hang yourself in your closet. There's just too many emotions on this album to connect to.

When the gang vocals come in at the end of "No Future Part III," chanting, "You'll always be a loser," turn it in, buddy. You better be doing something super rad with your life or else, because it feels like they are singing that line directly to you about every little thing in your life that you're unhappy about. The album is completely like that. Just too much young man emotions flying around. Since the basis of these reviews is that I do them while I'm working, I must say ... not the place to listen to this album. Sitting at my little desk, toiling away so someone else can get paid, this album is the perfect soundtrack to slamming your fist through your computer monitor in a fit of impotent rage. By the time that last chorus of "To Old Friends And New" comes around, I've gone through so many emotions, it's like a rain washing down on me. I'm like Andy Dufrense after he gets out of that sewer pipe in Shawshank Redemption. "Let the rain come down on me! Let it wash away the pain of this modern world!" I seriously didn't listen to the last song for a while because I was always so fucking emotionally exhausted by the time it came around. There was no way I could listen to a 14 minute song about how much dude-bros suck, which is EXACTLY THE SAME WAY I FEEL.

Seriously though, every song is fucking unbelievable and makes me so depressed in the best way possible. And I'm super embarrassed that a dude that's younger than me is also way more successful, smart and emotionally mature than me. It's fucking genius. I didn't like that Craig Finn is on it though. I'm so over that dude. I see you eating brunch every Sunday dude, you're not so cool.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Swords for 48,000

This gets increasingly more awesome.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Further Proof that Diddy is unbelievable.

Diddy is probably the best person in the world. While most people are concerned with nonsense like volcanoes and South Park doing something dumb again, Diddy is starting his own vodka war. Diddy owns half of Ciroc Vodka (the official sponsor of New Years ... how is that possible?!?) and said (to a huge party in a fancy nightclub), that if you are not drinking the delicious Ciroc vodka, you are in fact, "drinking pee pee."

whoooaaaa!

This caused all sorts of vodka tycoons to get upset. If you move in circles, where you even have the chance to upset vodka tycoons. You're amazing. The guy that owns Georgi (the official sponsor of date rape and jungle juice) sent Diddy a toilet full of Ciroc. Of course, Diddy didn't respond to this, because his toilet probably IS full of expensive vodka. He's rich.

Anyway, Diddy made a wonderful little video of himself, sitting in a bubble bath, drinking a martini to apologize for saying georgi tastes like pee pee (it does).

JK! He's not sorry!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

That's nice right there.

I lived in O-town about 5 years too early.

The world is circuliclicalar.

Parody of a joke of a video of a promo video of a sub-sub-culture. SNL is really alienating it's base of people that want to see Sarah Palin be a bafoon, and Barack Obama as the Hulk/Rock.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Who arted?

If you happen to live in the greater Hudson Valley area, and want to come check out some pieces of ours (yooooooo), we will be showing at Gadaletos in New Paltz. All portraits, all dudes, full emotional capacity of a 15 year old.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Friday, April 9, 2010

Mike's Record Review: Fang Island by Fang Island



Since I now have a job that consists of sitting in complete silence for 9 hours, I figured I should start listening to some tunes while I do. And then I thought, fuck it. Why don't I review records. So, here it is.

Fang Island by Fang Island

Do you remember when you first heard Torche's first album? And then you went and talked to your metal friend about about and were like, "Hey, so that song Rock It! How fucking about it?" And they kind of went, "Heh. Yeah, it's something. Pretty silly." And all embarassed you went, "HAHAHAHAHA! I know, right! That song is so stupid! Totally not amazing at all! Anyways..." But in your head, you thought, "That is the best song I've ever heard in my entire life. I wish every song sounded like that." Well, I don't know if Fang Island feels the same way, but they made an album that sounds fucking like that. UNSTOPPABLE!

You know how people are like, "The is the best album of the year..." or whatever. Nope. Fang Island is the best album ever. It sounds like you're fucking punching a hole in the moon. K-POW! And like, if someone HAS to no matter what, describe your music as "triumphant," pack it in. Everyone else is done with making music. This shit is the truth. Like, I can't say enough. The album is 80% guitar solos and drum fills and pretty much the only time there's singing, it's in the form of beautiful, soaring four part harmonies. It's just soundtrack music to doing fucking kick ass at life. Every song sounds like it was written to congratulate everyone for the previous song.

And the whole album's awesome! You don't skip anything! Like, I know it's corny to describe it as victory music, but that's what it is! All sorts of victories. Getting a new job victories. Kissing that hot girl victories. Beating up a total douche victories. Cathartic, coming of age victories. All of them are here.

If I had to say a song you should listen to first in order to get hooked, I'd say it's "Daisy." Song's a ripper, gives the goods pretty much immediately and doesn't really stop. Beautiful singing and hand claps. Pretty solid. But the thing is, all the songs are super awesome. Even my least favorite song, "Treeton" is a fucking ripper. When it starts, you're like, "Alright. Kind of sounds like Animal Collective. Pretty good. Kind of whatevs." and by the end of it, you're getting destroyed by shredding, southern rock bendy guitar solos and keyboard freak-outs. Just amazing.

So, yeah, in conclusion. Pretty fucking awesome. It might not be for everyone, but it's definitely for me.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

You ain't nothin' but a hound-blog


This is the world's best newspaper.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Met Life

Went to the Met today, pretty much specifically for the Modern Art Wing. Some shoice pieces i was digging.





For your health.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Amber Lamps

Killa Cam keeping on on the internetz.



Monday, March 8, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

CNN: Cooooool Catz Network!




"Serious reporter not for a ridiculous magazine about tits and leather jackets Suroosh Alvi reports..."

Full Flex

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Japandroids are awesome.







Once again, Jim told me Japandroids is great like, so long ago. And I told him to keep his old man opinions on music to himself. "My name's Jim! Listen to Japandroids and eat more prunes! Delicious!" whatever, dude. So, I heard a song by them on accident and thought it was so good, I told JIM about it. "I told you to listen to them like 6 months ago," he replied smugly. Anyway. They're rad. And this is them blowing the roof off of The Jimmy Fallon Show.