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)