Monday, December 04, 2006

2006 Top 10 Lists (The Finale)

Ok, so i changed a few things... what of it?!

MUSIC: Albums
"Return To Cookie Mountain" by TV On The Radio

"St. Elsewhere" by Gnarls Barkley

"Hell Hath No Fury" by Clipse

"Interstellar Fugitives II: Chaos vs. Order" - Various Artists (UR)

"Silent Shout" by The Knife

"The Warning" by Hot Chip

"Donuts" by J-Dilla (aka Jay-Dee)... R.I.P

"10,000 Years" by Tool

"Blue Potential" by Jeff Mills & The National Orchestra of Montpellier

"Nebulae" by Outputmessage

MUSIC: Singles
1. "Black Republican" by Nas (featuring Jay-Z)
2. "Wolf Like Me" by TV On The Radio
3. "What You Know" by T. I.
4. "We Share Our Mother's Health" by The Knife
5. "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley
6. "The White Unicorn" by Wolfmother
7. "White Dwarf" by Chicken Lips
8. "Water of Nazareth" by Justice
9. "Put 'Em In Their Place" by Mobb Deep
10."Sexy Back" by Justin Timberlake

Little Miss Sunshine

The Proposition

The Departed

The Descent

Casino Royale

Children Of Men

The Good Shepherd

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America
for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan


A Scanner Darkly

Monday, October 09, 2006

Another Mix for the Coming Cool

1. "Mandala/Toronto" by Detroit Escalator Co.
2. "Climbing Up The Walls (Zero 7 Mix)" by Radiohead
3. "Biological" by Air
4. "Home (Air 'Around The Golf' Mix)" by Depeche Mode
5. "Left Side Drive" by Boards Of Canada
6. "Heaven Sent" by Esthero
7. "Slave To Love (12 inch Mix)" by Bryan Ferry
8. "Didn't I" by Darondo
9. "Ain't Gonna Feel" by Supermaxx
10. "2 Wicky" by Hooverphonic
11. "The Answer Is Yes" by Justus Koehncke
12. "Playground Love" by Air
13. "I Have Seen" by Zero 7

Download MIX 100906 (Quiet Storm Mix) here.
Running time: 37 minutes, 14 seconds

Thursday, October 05, 2006

300 = Next Level Graphic Novel Adaptation

If the movie for "300" (centered around the Battle of Thermopylae) is as good as the trailer, it will mark the next level of Graphic Novel adaptation to Film... All comic-book heads, keep in mind. the director of this movie is slated to be "the man" behind the "Watchmen" adaptation.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

An Autumn Mix 4 Your Mind

1. "Strings of Strings of Life" by Derrick May
2. "We Are Back" by LFO
3. "Pacific 202" by 808 State
4. "Velocity Funk" by E-Dancer
5. "Plastic Dreams" by Jay Dee
6. "Technicolor" by Channel One
7. "Acid Bass" by DJ Pierre
8. "Droid" by A Guy Called Gerald
9. "Shari Vari" (Ectomorph Mix) by A Number of Names
10. "Jack The Bass" by Farley Jackmaster Funk
11. "You Used To Hold Me" by Ralphie Rosari
12. "Black Sweat" (ATOM's Got Some Ripe Pits Mix) by Prince
13. "Black Water" by Octave One
14. "Future" (instrumental) by Model 500
15. "The Beat Goes On" by Orbit
16. "Play At Your Own Risk" by Planet Patrol
17. "Time Space Transmat" by Model 500

Download MIX 092006 (Autumn 2006 Mix) here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Michael Moore Ain't Got Sh*t On This!

Synopsis: Determined to find the law that requires Americans to pay income tax, Aaron Russo (THE ROSE, TRADING PLACES) sets out on a journey. Neither left- nor right-wing, this startling examination exposes the systematic erosion of civil liberties in America. Through interviews with US Congressmen, a former IRS Commissioner, former IRS and FBI agents, tax attorneys and authors, Russo connects the dots between money creation, federal income tax, voter fraud, the national identity card (becoming law in May 2008) and the implementation of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to track citizens. A striking case about the evolving police state in America.

Visit the site here.

See the special 15 minute trailer here.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Black Merda = History Live in NYC

Pyschedelic soul-rock group, Black Merda (the original all black rock band) performed at Central Park Summer Stage last Saturday. Anyone who peeped it got a glimpse of the a Detroit sound that most people didn't know existed.

Monday, June 19, 2006

World Cup Balls

German design company Bora.Herke Stilbüro created designer balls for all 32 qualifying teams... Which is your favorite?

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Starship Dimensions

Science Fiction fans rejoice! Now you can get an idea of the true scale of your favorite science fiction spacecraft by comparing ships from various sci-fi universes, as well as comparing them with familiar contemporary objects.

Take a look.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Honda Humanoid History

Honda Worldwide posted a history of the two-legged walking humanoid from conception (E0) to now (ASIMO). See it here.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Milton Bradley = Nostradamus?

In 1986, Milton Bradley released a game called Fortress America as a part of the Gamemaster Series of strategy games from the '80s (ie: Axis & Allies, Shogun).

The premise is the United States has been invaded by China in the West, the Soviet Union in the East and Central America in the South, with each player playing one of the invaders (or a combination thereof if you have less than 4 players) and one player playing the U.S. It takes place in the "not too distant future" as you play with "hovertanks" and whatnot. It's a pretty straight-forward strategic war game scenario. The goal of the invaders is to take (and hold for one turn) 18 American cities. America simply needs to wipe out all the invaders.

NOTE: Since 9/11 Fortress America has enjoyed a notable resurgance in popularity, particularly the first edition with the Saddam look-alike on the cover (this was removed from later editions).

Friday, May 05, 2006

Han Solo Shot First

FINALLY, the original version of the Star Wars trilogy is being released on DVD... coming in September. That's right, i'm a geek.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Detroit Techno Goes Symphonic

I remember Jeff Mills when he was know as the "The Wizard" of 98FM in Detroit back in the '80s. At the time i was in college in Ann Arbor where he would sometimes guest at the local club (Nectarine aka Necto). He also DJed the black fraternity parties regularly. When you saw his name on a party invitation you knew the night would be off the chain!

Now one of the hottest techno DJ/Producers out there has expanded his resume in the form of collaboration with a symphonic orchestra. It's a new DVD titled "Jeff Mills & The National Orchestra of Montpellier - Blue Potential."

Monday, April 24, 2006

My First NYC Apartment, i moved to NYC in late summer of 1994. My roomates and I rented a "raw" loft space. It had it's ups and downs and the landlord was nowhere near the best... Well a few weeks ago one of the guys that lived with us was walking by and spotted the "Notice to Vacate" (photo above).

photo credit: MTP

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

A Rorschach Test: Are You Crazy?

Click here to begin test.

note: quicktime download is approximately 12mb.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Nippon Food Service (Pt. 2)

Dinner at a japanese style steakhouse in Okura Hotel, a tepanyaki (like Benihana but better) in Tokyo. that's a fire!

note: download is approximately 4mb.

Object Lessons Exhibit

"Object Lessons" is a multimedia art exhibit with works from Peter Cho, Brian Crabtree & Kelli Cain, Sean Dockray, Nate Harrison (of Töshöklabs), Tom Jennings, and Patrick Vaillancourt. It's curated by Tom Leeser, Director, Center For Integrated Media Art at Californnia Institute Of The Arts.

exhibit info is as follows:
March 29, 2006 thru May 19, 2006 at Gigantic ArtSpace (GAS) 59 Franklin St. (between Broadway and Lafayette). Tel: 212.226.6762. Open tuesday - Saturday 11am - 7pm (Monday by appointment only)

Image courtesy of Mark Allen, Machine Project

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Nippon Food Service (Pt. 1)

Dinner at Inakaya, a robotayaki (country-style restaurant as an artform) in Tokyo...

note: download is quite large (approx. 22mb)

Friday, March 31, 2006

Track Of The Month

Smiley Faces by Gnarls Barkley (Cee Lo of Goodie M.O.B & Danger Mouse) from the forthcoming release "St. Elsewhere." I think this album will be one of the best of the year.

Remember The Time

As my homie Beans says, "There will never be another spot like it..."

Special shout to Scarr for the link (the pics say it all).

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

iPod DJs Rejoice

The following was originally posted on

"Numark is making things even easier for digital DJs with the iDJ2 ($TBD). Featuring only one iPod dock instead of two, the iDJ2 can stream two songs at once from one iPod, and also features support for accessing MP3s, Ogg Vorbis and non-DRM AAC files from USB Mass Storage devices. Controlling it all has been made easier with an oversize LCD screen that offers waveform display and visual track-profiling, and you can record your performances back to the iPod or any connected USB device. Add to all of this full cueing, pitch control and two real-time scratch pads, and you have the new way to DJ."

... Interesting. I wonder if the latest version of the iPod will work with it (doesn't look like it judging from the picture) ..? Time will tell.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Shameless Self Promotion

After a long hiatus due to the sudden closing of Morrisey Park last year, Diamond Halo Grenade returns. Beans and I will be spinning weird shit for your ass every first Friday of the month, beginning in May at Cake Shop.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Get A (Down)Load Of This

It's a continuous mix. Total running time 50 minutes 39 seconds. While it's not my best mix by far, i think those who download will definitely find it enjoyable.'s springtime dammit!

PS: A song in the mix is not on the tracklist. Want to know what it is?
(Inviso-Text On)

No Way Back by Adonis
... falls between "This Is Acid" and "New Position."