Da Crazy Mutha Bugga was in the hizzy a few weeks ago and got jiggy...oh nevermind. Sean and Eric were over a few weeks ago and we laid down some tracks in the garage. I've had a chance to lay some beats and samples behind them and the results are fun so far. Crazy Mutha Bugga. Leave a comment and tell us whatcha think.
I love this idea. Inhabitat shows us a thermodynamic sensor connected to LED's that color the water coming out a synch according to it's temperature.
Written while groovin' to Weight from the album “Lyricist Lounge Volume One ” by Indelible MC's
Borat was premiered in San Francisco last night. Needless to say I'm totally bummed that I didn't add Borat as my friend on MySpace (the apparent mechanism for garnering an invite). Thankfully, fellow hipster (and former manager) Al Chang was in the house and recorded the following video of the man's appearance. Note he chose SF out of all the other places the movie was simultaneously premiering. Word.
Have you heard the story of Borat's premiere at the Toronto Film Festival? It seems he's about to blow up in a big way. So big, in fact, that the following headline was spotted yesterday: Bush to hold talks on Ali G creator after diplomatic row. To be honest I assumed it was a headline from The Onion but DCherner's (props) e-mail pointed out that it's real. The Presiden't daughter, and likely successor, apparently has a better sense of humor than the country overall.
OK Go's video for “Here It Goes Again” proves there's still room for innovation when it comes to music videos that doesn't rely on computer graphics animation. The video reminds me of the Pharcyde's Spike Jonze-directed “Drop” video that was also done in one long take...albeit backwards!
Wanna know why I don't live in the East Bay? Here's one reason. Full disclosure: I grew up there but now totally consider myself a Peninsula snob...just don't cal it Shallow Alto.
A friend of a friend (we had sushi together, can i now call you my friend Scott?) has a nice post today about the sham that is writer's block: Writing Hacks, Part 1: Starting:
Consider this: Have you ever been blocked while playing Frisbee? Eating doughnuts? Dancing naked in your living room? Those are joyful things and there's nothing at stake: if you fail, who cares? Nobody. If there are no rules, and no judgment, psychological blocks are impossible. And remember writers like making names and overthinking things: there is no term for architect-block, painter-block, juggler-block or composer-block. Every creative pursuit faces similar pressures, but they don’t obsess about it the way writers seem to do.
Written while groovin' to Gas Drawls (Operation Doomsday) from the album “Invasion ! (The Unofficial MF Doom Mixtape)” by Ugly Mac Beer
You may have heard the odd story from a few days ago about The phone, the thief, his wife and a Chihuahua? I met Ben for the time last week (friend of a friend) and I can say for a fact that he's not a guerilla marketer (though I'm sure he'd do a find job of it were he to apply himself) but rather a very soft-spoken, razor-sharp interactive designer with major chops. The story of his cell-phone being stolen from the Amtrak train and the thief's unawareness of auto-uploading phone-cam pictures generated tons of vitriolic response from the web community (thanks digg). It got kooky enough that Ben was actually contacted at work by people cussing him out and accusing him of being a sleazy marketeer. My response, what a brilliant advertisement for Shozu if it were planned. The fact that it was authentic makes it that much more a bluebird for the fledgling start-up.
Written while groovin' to Jay Dee Tribute Mix from the album “Rhymes and Beats”
DRIVER'S RAMPAGE / Amid chaos, many rushed to aid victims / Bizarre episode's bright side: those who put selves at risk:
Tish Rentillo is a local hero.