Monday, December 22, 2008

[video] EYE CONDOMS.

I absolutely loved early 90s style and design. I hope it makes a come back in a few years.

Friday, December 19, 2008

[video] CONTINUE?

Mellow space hip hop and 16-bit gaming references? There really isn't much else you can ask for. Although, some Zombies Ate My Neighbors references would've been amazing.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

[mp3] YES, LET'S.

This is one of my favorite covers of all time. I was mentioned to a "friend" today that the best pop songs of all time are generally thinly veiled songs about sex. (I mean, c'mon. When Anita Ward asks for you to "ring her bell," I think we all know what she means!)

The original song from Olivia Newton John is a great pop classic, we can all agree there. Thankfully The Black Ghost have come to revive the old classic. The Black Ghosts (Myspace) are favorites of mine mainly because they are continuing a great tradition in their own brand of electronic dance music: Writing dance music about sex. So it's a perfect match for them to redo this gem. Have a listen a sing this with your favorite "buddy."

The Black Ghosts - Physical

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I found this great new site called PSDTUTS the other night. Most Photoshop tutorial sites are bloating with cheesy effects or dated visual tricks. This is the first time in a long time I've found a Photoshop tutorial site that actually has re-sparked my fire to get back to doing design work. They even have other affiliate sites for Illustrator, music (which looks great so far!) and they just started an After Effects tutorial site.

I am definitely going to be glued to these guys for the next few months!

Sunday, December 14, 2008


I'm surprised I haven't seen something like this all over the internet yet!


Yesterday I posted a video from Ladyhawke's (Myspace) label mate Frankmusik. I figure I spread the love and post this adorable video from the lady herself. Too cute.

I mean, c'mon. Can you beat that?

[video] BIG.

A few days ago I posted a link to a video clip from the Tom Hanks movie "Big" and that made me remember this great video from Frankmusik (Myspace). It strikes me as odd is that it took THIS long for a video to copy that legendary scene. Go figure!

Friday, December 12, 2008


Leave it to the French Canadian duo electro funk spectacular that is Chromeo (Myspace) to take the song that has been the bell of the ball of every electro spinning hipster this year and make it so much funkier and smooth. Once again, French men to the second power means amazing music for each of your ears. Lace up your roller skates and pop this on your iPod.

Treasure Fingers - Cross The Dance Floor (Chromeo remix)


So today was the first time I've ever had a real operation!

I've been suffering from a inguinal hernia for some time and finally had time to get it taken care of. Oddly enough, mine didn't result in any pain and little to no real discomfort. However, after having it checked, the doctor and I decided it would be best to treat it before it became a real issue. Basically the procedure involves cutting me open, placing a synthetic patch over my abdominal wall and then closing me up. Nothing major at all.

The entire hospital visit itself was brief. After I finally put on my hospital gown (complete with awesome socks) I couldn't help but replay the scene in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia where Frank has a hospital gown on and is spinning around saying, "It really let's your ass breathe." Right after the nurse locked up all my stuff and put a security tie on the locker, I realized I still had my underwear on. I felt bad that she had the cut the tie and use another but I said to her, "Sorry, I just noticed that I was a lot warmer than I should be." After I removed them I said, "Yup, now I can feel the difference in temperature!"

I was the first operation of the day so most of the nurses were either walking around waiting for the doctor to get there. Every so often one would come in and chat with me. Two of them were FIlipino so we talked about the Manny Pacquiao fight. I told one of them an incident that happened a few days ago where a drunken British guy came up to me at a bar and asked me if I was Filipino. I replied "yes" enthusiastically and started shouting about Manny Pacquiao. He said I looked like him and as far as I can remember, we shouted some more and shared a man hug. As I told the nurse the story she was in the process of leaving my room but then walked back in to see if I did look like Pacquiao. She exclaimed, "oh you don't look like him!" and left the room.

Once I was all prepped and ready to go they started wheeling me into the operating room. It reminded me of all those scenes in movies where someone is being rushed down a hall way in critical condition. Nurses surround the patient and they are asking all sorts of medical questions about the patients condition. People are throwing themselves against walls to make room and there's generally some exciting music playing. I also imagined the scene from the victim's perspective. He or she is looking around dazed at faces yelling at each other and asking the person questions.

"What's your name?"
"What happened to you?"
"Do you have insurance?!"

It was a lot calmer and ginger than that.

Once I was finally in the OR they placed me under those giant saucers with tons of lamps on them that reminded me of the Adobe Light Field Camera that I previously blogged about. They asked me if I was feeling drowsy and honestly I was wide awake. The anesthesiologist told me minutes earlier that she was putting something in my IV to prep me for the anesthesia. I remember being in the OR for about 20 seconds and then I woke up back in my room. I think she tricked me and had me on the anesthesia way before I even made it in the OR! That trickster. I was upset that they didn't put a thing over my mouth so I could say something clever like "Oh let's light this mother... Ooh. I'm getting sleeeeeeeeepy."

As I woke up I laid in bed, had some water and was on my way in about less than an hour. The operation of course required that they shave half of my crotch and the incision is being held together with medical staples. When I get to remove the dressing tomorrow, I can only imagine that my crotch will look something similar to Two Face from The Dark Knight. Thankfully due to medical advances I won't be out of commission for two long, although I have no idea when I can finally move around well. I'm currently doing "the old man shuffle" everywhere I walk. I feel like I may have misunderestimated how long I was going to be out. Makes me wish I brought my Xbox 360 to my mother's house so I can beat Fallout 3.

In a coincidental twist, I should be all healed by the time New Years hits so I can lump in my surgery and newly fixed body into whatever ill conceived New Year's Resolution I make. Speaking of which, resolutions are a subject I am going to touch on in a future post. For now, I am going to old man shuffle into the kitchen, get some soda and finally beat Phoenix Wright on my DS.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


It's rare that I let a video speak for itself but what else can I really say? I just can't wait for him to release this technology to a dance crew. Imagine being able to dance and realistically control the music with your moves?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

[mp3] [party] COME ALIVE.

My pal Ryan aka DJ Robbie Loggia (Mr. Loggia would be the gentleman in this clip that's NOT Tom Hanks.) is having his first big party tomorrow at Royal Oak in Williamsburg.

The party promises to be a big smash filled with music untypical of most of the 'Burg's parties (classic hip hop and funk spun together with electro and house bangers.). Royal Oak is a great venue located right next to McCarren Park. The place has a large lounge and bar area, a huge dance floor with plenty of lounge seating and a small room with a foosball table separating the two. What's not to love?!

Get a taste of Robbie Loggia with his remix of The Vrigins' "Rich Girls."

The Virgins - Rich Girls (Robbie Loggia Loungebass Remix)

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

[mp3] VERBANA NO. 1

The unstoppable force that is the Buffet Libre DJs have thrown together not only some amazing mixes, but outstanding community music projects. Verbana No. 1 is still one of my favorite mixes out there and I always find myself going back to it if I want to listen to a good mix on the fly.

For all you remixers out there, the fine fellows are dropping a ton of great acapellas and components from a large handful of artists for you to remix the fuck out of. Drop them an email and they'll shoot you one back promptly filled with all the goods. Show them some love.

Buffet Libre DJs - Verbana No. 1


I think it's honestly safe to say that any combination of two French men will undoubtable produce amazing music. Daft Punk. Justice. And in this case, Cassius (Myspace).

So what happens when you multiple the power of 2 French men with more musically talented French men (plus an extra hour to your day)? Well, you get this fine remix. 25 Hours A Day (Myspace) took the slow jam feel of this Cassius track, bumped up the tempo and added some fun dance rock guitar chords to it. A perfect track for a house party, a run in the park or dancing in the kitchen making dinner for a date.

Cassius - See Me Now (25 Hours A Day remix)

Friday, October 10, 2008


I can't get this song out of my head lately. What is it about Swedish people that make them so awesome?

Jenny Wilson and Robyn covering Saul Williams? Not sure if this is awesome but it sure as hell is interesting.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Stop Motion Fun at The MoMA!

I don't believe I've ever posted any of my stop motion videos on my blog before. It's a little project I've been doing for a few weeks. There's a few more of them over at my YouTube account.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Best cat ever.

(Thanks Rob!)

Friday, September 12, 2008


I'm extremely shocked I have not seen a Photoshop like this yet.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Seth MacFarlane for Burger King?

How ANY of this fits together is beyond me. Oddly enough, this entire bit has no bizarre non-sequitur flashbacks which is a surprise. And c'mon Seth, Bowser is a turtle, not a dragon.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

MGMT gets Nited.

Well, it's finally been released. After quite a while a lot of us bloggers and forum goers have suffered through bad rips or the unfortunate Rick Rolls but it's finally out.

So what do you think?

MGMT - Kids (Soulwax Nite Version)

Monday, September 08, 2008


An inflatable lounge chair that has two speakers for a portable music player? It's like the logical and futuristic evolution of the bean bag chair. Someone be a doll and buy it for me.


Totally rad and upsetting too. I dare someone to Photoshop a mohawk and other fun things on this guy. The rest of the tale over here.

Saturday, September 06, 2008


Here's a short clip I made demonstrating the principles of a talkbox using my iPhone

Friday, September 05, 2008

Things I'll be happy to leave in NJ: #1 NJ Drivers

Being half Asian, I may not be one to talk about how people drive. However, if I have to complain about how people drive on the daily, clearly there are worse drivers out there other than myself.

Whether it's the brood of morons packed into a mini van or even weirder, a larger family in a 2 door car that seem to drive more carelessly proportionate to the amount of family members that are in the car or maybe the white kids, not the Asian kids that drive in poorly "riced out" cars and park outside Burger Kings or other places with large parking lots or maybe the young girls on cellphones driving huge ass SUVs that men three times their size probably don't drive or maybe it's the skinny punk kids with his dad's 20 year old BMW that drive like they own the road simply because "it's a BMW" or the tons of morons who do simply illegal things while driving that really fucking irk me.

I don't know why but things like blocking intersections, not signaling when you're making a right turn in the suburbs, not signaling when you decide to cut me off on the highway, parking in handicap spaces when you're not handicapped, double parking in the middle of a one way street, parking outside the lines or taking up two spaces, driving slow in the left lane or just driving below speed limit anywhere is something I cannot wait to never have to deal with.

I feel like a massive weight and nuisance will be lifted off my shoulders living in a major city. Even though most of the world considers driving a privilege, most of us know that financially, emotionally and environmentally, it's a pain in the ass, especially for New Jersey drivers. Car insurance alone is such a kick in the wallet that I can't imagine how fun it will be to save that much extra money a month. My car insurance alone will equal 1/3 of my rent in Brooklyn. And without having to pay ridiculous gas prices, that's roughly 2/3 of my rent right there saved. Of course the health benefits of walking and biking everywhere will be great too. It'll definitely help hold back the eventual beer belly I'll further gain by using that extra money a month on stocking my fridge with tons and tons of booze.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

"It's like Cloverfield with zombies and Spanish people..."

[Rec] was just about everything I'd like from a zombie movie.

No famous people.
Cute as a button main character.
People freaking out.
An ending scene where I literally jumped up and screamed
and a friend of mine ran and hid behind her book case.

Check it out! It gets a 4 out of 5 Spooky VHS tapes.

Monday, September 01, 2008


Oh luck, you crazy jerk!

So today I decided to take out this bike I've found about a year ago. I mean look at this thing, why WASN'T I tearing up the suburbs with this guy?! Today I went out, got some great ankle socks, got a bike pump and popped on my best headband and shorts.

About less than a block away, the bike tire's tube popped OUT of the tire and wrapped around the spokes. It's really sad that the majority of sweating I did today was walking the bike back home in shame.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Comedy Central Presents?!

Today I went to a taping of Comedy Central Presents for Anthony Jeselnik and Doug Benson! So go check it out!

I am also testing out some mobile blogging from my iPhone!

Posted by ShoZu

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008


I know it's electro crunk week on the blog but I've had this song stuck in my head when I randomly played it while I was DJing last night. This is one of my favorite tracks from Digitalism (Myspace) and it makes me want to do the little dance that Jermaine from Flight Of The Conchords does in the opening of their show. (The one with the shoulders!!!) Get you some good German electro rock!

Digitalism - I Want I Want


This is hands down one of my favorite hip hop electro remixes ever.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Maybe one of the most unlikely pairs in electro ever, but... it works? See for yourself!

MSTRKRFT - Bounce (featuring N.O.R.E.)

Monday, July 21, 2008


I've been loving all these sassy ass electro crunk songs coming out as of late. Even better are all these great remixes of all of them. Montreal's Thunderheist (great name by the way!) get the funky electro remix action courtesy of fellow Canadian Wax Romeo.

Thunderheist - Bubblegum (Wax Romeo Mix)

Get crunk.
Party up.

Saturday, July 12, 2008



I was one of the few nerds lucky enough to get their iPhone 3G on day one. (And it only took me an hour to get it activated in store! So I was up and running playing stupid YouTube clips in the store and pissing off other customers at 9:30am EST!)

I'm still getting used to the keyboard (and wondering how the hell I am ever going to text with this thing when I am drunk!) and I'll be posting a review of the experience so far in about a week. I'm still in the process of testing out all the apps (mostly the free ones) and seeing how they affect my life. I've had big plans of how the iPhone can change my life so I'm curious to see how having an iPhone for a week and using it's functionality to the fullest will be come 7 days of usage.

Friday, July 11, 2008


Thursday, July 10, 2008



Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Here's a short little guide for all you jerks getting the new iPhone 3G!

Here's a clip that AT&T put together for new customers coming their way for the iPhone. Check it out so you know what to bring this Friday!

Too lazy to watch the video? Here's a quick text post on with the same info.

Here's Apple's Guided Tour for those who just want an update of what they are getting with the new iPhone.

And here's a website guide that you can instantly bookmark on your iPhone just in case you need a guide that you can access any time. (And the website is formatted like the iPhone UI!)

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


Have you ever been hit in the head with an object out of nowhere? Remember how much it sucked? Well now imagine if it was awesome and that the object was these two remixes by the UK's Billion Dollar DJs. I've never instantly fallen in love with a pair of remixes like this before. The MIA one especially reminds me of all the best bits of the Streets Of Rage soundtracks.

CSS - Alala (Billion Dollar Djs Bombosity Remix)
M.I.A. - Bucky Done Gun (Billion Dollar Djs Remix for Kicks)



Friday, July 04, 2008


I remember making this post a while back but now we can celebrate it!


Thursday, July 03, 2008


Thanks for ruining my life Mark Pilipski!

Wednesday, July 02, 2008


Maybe the best on TV breakdown ever.


Looking at their Myspace update, seeing them update their player with a song called "Cannonball," I didn't think CSS would've actually covered the 90s classic (remember how awesome it made this skit from MTV's "The State?!"), but it seems CSS did!

Check out this preview from the B-side of the UK only single for their track Donkey.

CSS - Cannonball (preview)
The Breeders - Cannonball

Monday, June 30, 2008


Japan's DJ Kentaro is so good that I'd even go as far to say that he's "one of the illest DJs I've seen" (on Youtube). I think I am going for a hip hop flavor this week and between some good rap battle videos I'll be posting later this week and Mr. Kentaro, it'll be a good week for your Pumas.

For now, check out Kentaro beat juggling some electrohouse. I mean, when it comes to hip hop, the dude has crazy skill, but I've never seen anyone take the hip hop DJ approach to electrohouse. Crazy!


Cerrone is the man.

Minus the luchadore masks, this is almost a perfect music video.


This is probably hands down one of my favorite remixes EVER.

The original:

Armand Van Helden - You Don't Know Me (1999)

and the remix:

Comes from the UK's Grum. He has nice shoes and does some killer remixes. Here's all the proof you need:

Again, it's really one of my favorite remixes ever.


This one is incredible.
(I promise to post a real one tomorrow. Since I do love great battles.)

Sunday, June 29, 2008


It's quite good!


Thursday, June 26, 2008


Today on Black Kids Week: a remix of one of their tracks by Beige. Let's have a listen!

Black Kids - Hurricane Jane (Beige remix)


sure this message is an advertisement to sell a show, but it's quite good.
and although I try not to inject any of my personal feelings into this blog,
it's something I needed to see.

it's something you should check out to.

Monday, June 23, 2008


May 12th, 1937 - June 22nd, 2008

I feel terrible. Just last night we were jokingly mocking your brilliant stand up comedy. I hope your right ear wasn't ring a few hours before you passed. You're one of the last legends people with a sense of humor had.

No one could ever fill your shoes.

Herald News article.

BLACK KIDS WEEK: Lykke Li remix

Every so often, I am going to feature a different musician and some work they've done. Last week was sort of Justice week. This week, I am going to be talking a lot about The Black Kids.

Just who are they? Well, you could always Google them, in the mean time, check out this great remix:

Lykke Li is one of those extremely cute and talented chicks you meet in school but feel intimidated by. Not so much because you think she's more attractive than you but because she has cool parents, lived in tons of cool countries and can sing her ass off. And she's younger than you.

Check out her great vocals on this Black Kids remix.

Lykke Li - I'm Good, I'm Gone (Black Kids remix)

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Listen: If I can't have dinner with my family at 3pm and call it the night time and talk to my boy about monsters and transvestites, then what kind of father am I?


Comedian Patton Oswalt has a great part in his stand up where he talks about wanting to die "in the mother fucking apocalypse." I sometimes cannot agree more. Recently Chile experienced some awesome natural disasters and I hope that when I die, it's when the world ends and it looks about 100 times more awesome than these photos.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


This two lovely humans are doing a free show tonight in the equally lovely Brooklyn this evening. Since most of you are missing out on it, come check out an older post I made about them, download some tracks, watch a video and dance in your underwear.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Slightly racist nevertheless amazing Jim Henson commercial from yesteryear.


I've never wanted to Space Jam someone's power more than his.

That Ol' G.

Green Hornet movie.
Seth Rogan as Brit Reid / Green Hornet.
Stephen Chow as Kato.
Yes, this is real.

Thanks for the incredible find Victoria!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


The Ting Tings - Shut Up And Let Me Go

They are at it again. Are they not the cutest band ever?


Now here's an interesting weekly webcomic from my best friend, Ryan VonFischer. I actually have no idea what the story is about so this is a great thing to check out every Wednesday.

Monday, June 16, 2008


Anthony Kiedis rocking a Justice shirt during the NBA finals a few days ago.


Lazrtag is one of my favorite new remixing/DJing teams. They have great taste in who to remix and I can't wait to hear more original jams from them. Get more downloads from them at their Myspace

Heartsrevolution - CYOA (Lazrtag remix)
Crystal Castles - Crimewave (Lazrtag remix)


I wonder why I have not picked up a Colorspash camera from the good folks at Lomography yet. (I do own some of their cameras already!)

Sunday, June 15, 2008


The Guyver was one of my favorite movies. I don't know if this changes my opinion for the better or for the worst.

MGMT - Electric Feel

What I like about MGMT is that they seem to be reviving a genre music I'd normally not give a shit about. But there's something extremely fun about it. I guess it helps that this Justice remix was one of the first things I've heard from them.

MGMT - Electric Feel (Justice remix)

JUSTICE - Sure You Will

This one came out of nowhere. A track for 2003 featured off of a French electro/pop compilation album. This is a great surprise from the past and yet, still a great track for summer drives!

Justice - Sure You Will

Monday, May 26, 2008

Kobe Vs. Snakes

Not content with jumping over Aston Martins, Kobe Bryant decides to get some help from the Jackass crew and jump a pool of snakes.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

DVNO at a roller disco.

If you don't know who DVNO from Scenario Rock is, check out the track he did with Justice:

Here's a great remix of one a Scenario Rock track that reminds me of a super fun roller disco. Not one from the past, but one that might be happening right now. In the year 2000.

Scenario Rock - Perfect Love Antidote (BoBmo First Remix)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

This is seriously why I need to get back into breaking...

Does life not get any better than this?

Saturday, May 17, 2008


Rinpa is a Japanese crew of graffiti artists that do these great time lapse animations. This is my favorite by far:

Friday, May 16, 2008


I heard of Blu, the wall painting animator a while ago. I saw this video and was completely floored by the effort and the creativity.

And then, there was this:

For me the leap into seeing only these two videos was like witnessing Michael Angelo Batio being born and then a few months later, seeing this:

Thursday, May 15, 2008


France and Denmark making some digital love.

Alphabeat - Digital Love (Daft Punk cover)

NEW TRACK by The Vodkadets

My band The Vodkadets uploaded a new song! Please check it out here!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

La Pequeña Campaign Trail

I'm trying so hard not to make a "thank the little people joke" right now.

THE TING TINGS: Streaming the new album!

MTV and VH1 are now streaming their new album! Check it out now before you push old women out the way at the record shop to get it when it drops next week!

LADIES AND GENTS: The Ghost Frequency

It's very rare that a band comes out of nowhere and kicks my ass. It's a very welcome sensation and The Ghost Frequency (Myspace) will do it with a smile and then invite you over to watch a zombie movie. Speaking of which, give the fellows an add on Myspace. They make the general band posts and every so often they even post a favorite monster movie clip. Oh, and they also make music fusing a great mix of dance rock elements, synths and flesh eating.

The Ghost Frequency - Nightmare
The Ghost Frequency - Money On The Fire (demo)


Enon (Myspace) has to be one of my favorite bands ever. They have that sort of fun indie rock attitude that would make you want to beg them to play all your house parties. Also, I've never been more infatuated with just a woman's voice before but then I heard Toko Yasuda. Can you marry someone's voice? I wonder. (Their male singer John Schmersal is also very awesome!)

Enon - Daughter In The House Of Fools
Enon - Utz
Enon - Knock That Door
Enon - Tilt You Up
Enon - Disposable Parts
Enon - Mirror On You

Johnny Lee does it again.

The man is a brainiac. The concept of automatic projector calibration may not immediately seem like that profound of an idea, but keep tuned to the video. It has some mindblowing applications.

GTA4 on SNL?

It happened!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

Ladies And Gents: teenagersintokyo

Call me a sucker for a good old Australian girl dance rock band. Swing by their Myspace, buy their ep, look at their cute pictures and just keep dancing.

teenagersintokyo - Ended It Tonight

NATHANIEL: Greatest kid ever.

I swear, this kid needs to be in The Jabbawockeez.

MORE TECH GENIUS: The Adobe Light Field Camera

Adobe (the guys you steal Photoshop from) are now venturing into something you can't download. Their multilense camera enables users to have "the sharphest shooting camera ever." The multiple lenses focus on EVERYTHING all at once allowing the user to adjust their focus in post production, rather than prior to their shot. More here.

Mind = blown.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Johnny Lee is a (Wii) genius!

Johnny Lee (website) is a young tech student with some brilliant ideas. When he's not making giant paint balloon slingshots or low cost brain-computer interaction software, he's playing with his Wii. Johnny reversed the intended purpose of the Wiimote to figure out how to make a low cost head tracking VR display for less money than that new t-shirt from Urban Outfitters.

And while Johnny's Tony Stark genius may impress young fellows like you and I, he was asked to show off some of his new hacks and ideas at TED 2008 Conference (what's TED you ask?) Watch as Johnny blows the minds of the attendees of this year's conference (most of whom are probably twice his age.)

God bless people who use their brains for good. Let's just hope Johnny never moves over to the side of evil!

I <3 Mac OS

Great video for The Bird and the Bee (Myspace) by Dennis Liu utilizing all of the fun stuff that makes up Mac OS Leopard.

I never lose.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

It's a comic. But it's a blog too!

VERY interesting concept. A page-per-post blog that is more blog than comic. It just started so bookmark and read on. More goodness from Lamar here.

This may be the best website ever.
This month's muxtape: Dance Rock!

Words can't describe.

No... nooo noooo.

Friday, May 09, 2008

My name is Nathaniel

I sometimes cannot wait to have a child.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Imagine Brad Pitt played Alexander The Great

Tadanobu Asano is Japan's answer to actors like Brad Pitt. Unlike the male half of Brangelina, Asano takes on all sorts of roles from being cast in odd movies to major productions like MONGOL. Asano and award winning Russian Director Sergei Bodrov take on the story of Genghis Khan to illustrate his life not that of a war crazy general, but an inspiring and influential leader. As one of the greatest leaders of all time, it's set to be a pretty epic tale focused more on his life and the events that shaped him into the great leader he became.

SAMPLES: Justice + Mr. Oizo + Daft Punk

After my post about the video for Stress by Justice, I did a little more browsing on Youtube for any other great videos for Justice. Me being the fiend for finding samples, I stumbled across some great ones.

Justice - Phantom
Goblin - Tenebre

This is one my friend Chris actually came across a few weeks before the Cross album came out. He was on Netflix looking for some old horror movies to rent and he came across the video preview for an old Dario Argento movie called "Tenebre." He immediately heard the reference and he had to add it to his queue!

Justice - New Jack
The Brothers Johnson - You Make Me Wanna Wiggle

This is one I came across on Youtube and it's great. I absolutely love funk songs that sound like this. This reminds me of another amazing funk sampled in an french electro track...

It's crazy to know that one of my favorite Mr. Oizo (Myspace) tracks is less of a remix or sample of an old school disco track, but more of a retooling of it. The sample comes from Gary's Gang, a band that was famous around the time of American Bandstand. How many people in their early 20s actually know what that is?

Mr. Oizo - Patrick122
Gary's Gang - Do It At The Disco

And of course, there's this classic Daft Punk sample video

Sunday, May 04, 2008

VIDEO: Justice - Stress

I'm quite glad that Justice made this video the way they did. While all the bubblegum teeny boppers got their kicks enjoying the fun time dance party that was "D.A.N.C.E." Justice decided to reinform the general public that their music is not for you. They are not your friends. They don't want to be on your top 10 video programs and they don't want to advertise your shitty TV network. Either get on the dance floor or get the fuck out of their faces.

I love them for making this video. Also, does anyone else think those crosses are done in CG?

Here are some more Stress related treats:

David Shire - Night On Disco Mountain (2007 Remastered Saturday Night Fever LP Version) (Stress sample Origin)
Fucked Up - Stress (Heavy Metal Cover)
Justice - Stress (Autoremix)

Thursday, May 01, 2008

I can't wait until the 4th Of July

I am going to get this tattooed on my chest.

But what is this from you ask? " Maritan Shuchu Drill Kaihei 3nenseiyou" is sort of a US Marine's speak primer for Japanese nerds.

“If You Say It to Americans, for Sure, You Will Be Beaten if Not Killed”

- Anastasia Moreno, USA Marine Corp

Even better is that the book passes itself off as a workbook filled with cute characters with supposed real world terms that our very own Marines use! Check it out more here!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hey, I remember: Millencolin

As far as rock music goes, most of my favorite stuff comes from Sweden. And when I think about it, among the giant list of bands from the land of Swedes, Millencolin (Myspace) was the first.

Millencolin was one of my first tastes of fun loving punk rock music. Back in the day when Minidisc players were as cool and chic as the first week when iPhones came out (before everyone got one!). Millencolin hits all bases for your general punk rock anthems: friends, family, love, having fun, growing up and buying awesome mopeds. Unlike Piebald, I'm glad one of my old favorite bands are still kicking it.

Millencolin - No Cigar
Millencolin - Penguins and Polarbears
Millencolin - Man or Mouse
Millencolin - Kemp