Friday, January 30, 2009

I Like Der Gummibären

Thursday, January 22, 2009

That's My President!

America! FUCK YEAH!

Now this is why we elected him as the 44th President of the United States.
Terrorists beware: Barack Obama will seriously kick your ass.

President Obama
is skilled with a 9mm and a shotgun...

can dual wield katanas...

and has even battled the blackest brother in the galaxy - Darth Vader!

That is one sweet-ass action
figure. Too bad the site it comes from (Gamu-Toys) is completely in Japanese (I think it's Japanese...pardon my ignorance) and therefore difficult to navigate. Plus, importing the Obama G.I. Joe probably costs an arm and a leg. Here's hoping we get this Stateside pronto.

Thanks to my buddy Big Stig for the heads up.

Yes We Can...FUCK

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Day of Hope

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Krist Novoselic Sucks at Rock Band 2

Novoselic is (of course) the bass player for one of Rock's most groundbreaking acts of all time: Nirvana. Ya heard of 'em?

Krist has a blog on Seattle Weekly's site in which he writes about music (of course) as well as politics and sociopolitical issues. It runs every Tuesday in case you're curious what one half of Nirvana's rhythm section (and one third of the band) has to say about...stuff. In addition to blogging for Seattle Weekly, Krist is an elected Democratic State Comitteeman and is the chair of FairVote, a voter awareness group seeking to be a catalyst for voter reform. His last musical endeavour was playing bass (of course) in a band called Flipper. Ya heard of 'em? of Krist's recent blogs is about his discovery of Rock Band 2 while browsing in a big box store. He attempts to play a Nirvana song (In Bloom), a song with a bass line that he originated, and fails miserably. Afterwards, he looks on, impressed, as a kid who wasn't even born yet procedes to play the same song and rock it right the fuck out. Novoselic did not make his identity known to the boy (or girl...he doesn't say), choosing to look on in wonder and silent appreciation. He concludes that Rock Band is a good thing for the world because it gets people excited about and involved in music...and will probably lead to more album sales and less file sharing (good luck with that one, buddy).

Thanks to Kotaku for the heads up.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


What do you get when you combine one of hip hop's most influential MCs and entrepreneurs of all time with one of rock's most innovative and influential bands of all time?


NYC's Minty Fresh Beats makes a big splash with this impressive mash-up which takes a page out of Danger Mouse's playbook. If you recall, Danger Mouse
made (controversial) waves of his own with 2004's pairing ofJay Z's Black Album and The Beatles' White Album, aptly titled The Grey Album. Now, he's making beautiful music together with Cee Lo as the indie funk duo Gnarls Barkley.

Jaydiohead is certainly worth a listen and Minty Fresh Beats deserve applause for the solid effort. Standout tracks include Wrong Prayer, 99 Anthems, No Karma, Dreaming Up, and my personal favorite Dirt Off Your Android.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

To Bougie, With Love

A dear friend of mine passed away yesterday morning. He left us far, far too soon. He was a teacher and a mentor to me and truly was larger than life.

My hometown paper, The State, published a nice article honoring his life and his work in today's edition. You can read it here. Kudos to Jeffrey Day on a job well done.

Thank you, Bougie.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Drum Hero: Super Mario Bros. 3

Something tells me the Def Leppard drummer may not be able to handle this one...

Truly an amazing display of skill and featuring those timeless themes that never fail to put a smile on my face. This could only be more impressive if he was wearing a Tanuki suit. Nerdgasm.

Thanks to Kotaku. For more on this rhythm phenom, visit his site