Monday, July 31, 2006

Introducing the first (but certainly not the last) Insert Brand Name Here themed mixtape!

I wanted to post this days ago, however my busy professional schedule and the sheer insanity of my social life prevented me from doing just that. Anyway, this post contains the very first Insert Brand Name Here mixtape. Now I know that around Christmas I posted a two volume Christmas mixtape, however I'm not counting that one for two reasons. First reason: you couldn't download it, which I know is just completely lame. Second reason: it wasn't an official part of the new revamped IBNH collaboration between me and my good friend Koz. Enough with the legalities and on to the mixtape. After some debating as to what the theme to this mixtape was going be we finally decided on...silly songs. Silly songs, are generally songs that I find particularly amusing. I find that no matter what mood I'm in, I can play one of these tunes and instantly put a smile on my face.

1. Ben Folds - Bitches Ain't Shit - the geektastic Ben Folds covers Dr. Dre, complete with stirring piano melody. Give me one good reason as to why you wouldn't download this track.
2. Cansei de ser Sexy - Music is My Hot, Hot Sex - this song is pure pop bliss. It's undeniably catchy and the lyrics are so absurd they actually make some kind of sense.
3. LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk is Playing at my House - LCD Soundsystem is straight-up New York underground disco. And they're singing about Daft Punk. Playing at their house no less.
4. Feist - Mushaboom - Kozma and I both really like this song. It's hard to explain what makes it so charming and endearing. Just download and find out for yourself.
5. Blur - Crazy Beat - Blur consistently puts out great music while managing to change their sound with every album. This song generally puts a smile on my face because it is incredibly infectious and the chorus is complete with what sounds like Daffy Duck on ecstasy.
6. Ratatat - Wildcat - this track is off of the upcoming album from Ratatat entitled Classics. Like most Ratatat songs the song is good, and supplies the aforementioned good in perfectly delivered ass shaking beats. Oh yeah, it also contains samples of a cougar.
7. Lovage - Stroker Ace - this tune is off the album Nathaniel Merriweather presents...Lovage, music to make love to your old lady by. Just the name of the album makes me giggle.
8. Presidents of the USA - Peaches - if you don't know this song already...remember the video? With the ninjas!
9. Mates of State - Goods - pretty much anything that Mates of State has put out has successfully made me jump with glee. I mean seriously how could you not?
10. The Koreans - Keep Me In Your Mind - Entourage fans will surely recognize this catchy tune from the episode entitled Crash and Burn.
11. Teddybears Stockholme feat. Mad Cobra - Cobrastyle - I know I already posted this one but how could I not post a song by a group who calls themselves Teddybears Stockholme feat. Mad Cobra?
12. Chromeo - Needy Girl - I know I posted this one already too, but this song is not only catchy and amusin, but it features some downright genius lyrics.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Everybody else is doing it, so why can't we?

I would like to announce my new partner in this little blog venture of mine. He's a hip cat that goes by the name of Kozma or G with a Jeff or whatever. It doesn't really matter what his name is, all that you have to know is that he'll be posting good stuff and that's all that really matters. For today I figured I would start out with a list. A list that could possibly prevent domestic disputes with your significant other, or at least put it off until you do something stupid. How is this "list" going to do that you might be asking yourself. Well let me explain. We're all familiar with the following scenario, you and your girlfriend plan to watch a movie together. That's all well and good, but when she enthusiastically jumps for something like Sweet Home Alabama or some lame Julia Roberts vehicle like Runaway Bride or (God forbid) Mystic Pizza while you on the other hand are holding an incredibly misogynistic film like American Psycho or some generic blow 'em up action film where the body count is well over 50 like Rambo: First Blood Part II, one of you will end up watching the complete antithesis of what you orignally wanted to watch. But it doesn't have to be that way. Introducing the perfect date movies.

1. High Fidelity - This movie has it all. It's funny and witty and is full of pop culture references. Guys love it for the tunes, Jack Black, and because they can relate to John Cusack's average joe character. Girls will love it for Cusack's charm, and Jack Black.
2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - This film is just surreal. The imagery is awesome and the script is fantastically awesome. It's perfectly cast and it will have your girlfriend saying "awww" more times than you can count.
3. Rushmore - You might be saying to yourself, whoa wait a second, Wes Anderson? Yes, Wes Anderon's best film is on this list because it's Wes Anderson and his movies are as enjoyable as they are quirky, the cast is awesome, and it's centered around a solid story that will tug the heartstrings.
4. A Life Less Ordinary - Not the greatest flick in the world but it has its moments. Ewan McGregor is in full swing here, playing a character thats a little more upbeat than the junkie he plays so brilliantly in Danny Boyle's masterpiece Trainspotting. The film has a weird story that will keep you interested and the chemistry between McGregor and Cameron Diaz is there.
5. The Beach - It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and it's more bearable than Titanic.
6. The Princess Bride - The tagline to this movie is "Scaling the cliffs of Insanity, battling rodents of unusual size, facing torture in the Pit of Despair, true love has never been a snap." Who's not sold?
7. Pirates of the Caribbean - For the girls: Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp. For the guys: Keira Knightley in a corset and an army of homicidal undead pirates.
8. Natural Born Killers - It's a love story written by Quentin Tarantino. I mean there has to be a pretty strong bond between Mickey and Mallory Knox if they can savagely beat and drown Mallory's sexually abusive father and then tie her mother to her bed and burn her alive, right?

And finally some MP3's
Stellastarr - My Coco
The Libertines - Can't Stand Me Now
Editors - Lights
The Stone Roses - I Wanna be Adored
Sigur Ros - Saeglopur
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Teddybears Stockholme feat. Mad Cobra - Cobrastyle

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

I'm a psychedelic warrior who believes in UFOs and God

So the new Flaming Lips disc is pretty good. Pirates of the Carribbean 2: Dead Mans Chest was also pretty good for only half a movie (Can't wait to see The Descent though). Keeping it short today for reasons relatively unknown (although I will admit that it does have something to do with the fact that I am ridiculously lethargic today). With that being said, on to the fun stuff you can click on!

Every South Park episode ever. Seriously.

The first 24 minutes of A Scanner Darkly. You can thank me later.

What do you do when you have $50 million? You exact revenge on every person who has ever done you wrong. But how do I do that you might ask. Let Dave Chappelle teach you.


Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I'm Ready to be Heartbroken
The Killers - When You Were Young (demo of new track off of upcoming sophmore album, not very impressive but worth a listen if you're curious)
Radiohead - Where I End & You Begin (The Sky is Falling In)
Placebo - Meds
Placebo - Infra-Red
Camera Obscura - Teenager
And finally what promises to be the sleeper hit of the summer, that is, if anyone actually hears this song (I was sick of Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" about two months ago) Chromeo - Needy Girl

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Clever titles are so last summer...

Considering I just spent the last three hours scouring the internet for interesting articles, games, etc. I'm going to keep this short, but very, very sweet. Just make sure you click on everything below so that I know my hard work isn't squandered into obscurity.

The Ten People You Meet In Every College Dorm

Eleven Horror Movies that are so bad, they're good!

A Comprehensive List of Problems Solved by Macgyver

I'm not entirely sure that this insanely stupid product is genuinely marketable, but you can judge for yourself.

Sarah Silverman singing her uplifting and rather soothing song, "You're Going to Die Soon" to a bunch of elderly folks.

The Best of Ari Gold (do I need to explain?)

Wonder Showzen seeks to explain some of life's greatest mysteries. Today's episode, What is Heaven?

Finally some super sweet mp3s that are totally hot right now
Wolfmother - Dimension
Wolfmother - Woman
The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist
Oasis - Fucking in the Bushes
Ocean Colour Scene - Hundred Mile Highway
Elastica - 2:1
Underworld - Born Slippy
Blur - Sing