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This is Awesome: Andy Samberg and Arcade Fire address the U.N.

16 Nov

Go here and enjoy this random ass digital short.

This is Awesome: Check out this Walking Dead video and get ready for the premier on Halloween

7 Oct

We’re not gonna lie, we’re as excited for this as we have been for anything to come on Television in the last few years.

This is Awesome: Black Dynamite Cartoon!

6 Oct

Excuse us as we jump for muthafuckin joy!

(H/T and details)

Track of the Day: The Pillows–Ride on Shooting Star

2 Sep

At the risk of ruining my reputation as a cool music blogger … Oh, never mind. Nobody thinks I’m cool. So I’m ruining nothing here. Anyway, today’s track is the opening theme from FLCL, a popular Japanese animated show from 2000 that I recently started watching. And, no, it’s not the only anime that I watch, although I am relatively new to the genre. But that’s not the point …

The point is that Japanese artists make some of the finest pop music out there–Cornelius (who, along with Beck, recently contributed “Katayanagi Twins vs. Sex Bob-Omb” to the Scott Pilgrim soundtrack), Pizzicato 5, Takako Minekawa, Cibo Matto (RIP), Fantastic Plastic Machine … I’m just scratching the surface …

The Pillows are another example of a brilliant Japanese pop band. They have a career that spans 21 years, but FLCL really set their career off. Though not all of their songs are classics, when they’re at their best they take well-worn genres–pop-punk, Americana, nerd rock, etc.–and make them sound new and even a little futuristic.

And their videos are fun to watch and often have child-like or silly themes. This video, for example, features teddy bears, goofy glasses, hairstyle changes and rhyming T-shirts. Continue reading

Track-by-Track: Friday Night Lights Soundtrack, Volume 2

7 May

By Nina Chantanapumma

Do you know what tonight is, y’all? It’s only the beginning of the fourth season of Friday Night Lights as aired on NBC(DirecTV viewers, keep your spoilers to yourself)! This television show captured the hearts of faithful critics and viewers that have championed to keep this show alive, overcoming obstacles such as the Writers Guild strike, terrible time slots and lousy ratings. I’ve already set my DVR to record their penultimate season, and I’ve had the pleasure of listening to their newest soundtrack which is available online now and in stores May 18th. Does it capture the stories of heart, hope, redemption and accidental murders of Dillon, Texas? Let’s find out as I’ve returned from the ashes for a new track-by-track review. Continue reading

Man True Blood is terrible

9 Jul

Man this show is terrible, but I’m addicted to it, this is how our parents must have felt during the heights of Dallas, and Dynasty. Set in an alternate time line where vampires exist, are public, and drink a synthetic blood made by the Japanese. The world of  is also sex, and murder filled, while being balanced by some racism, someone freaking out about racism, and is paired with terrible acting, and worse accents.

Case in point

It should be noted that there are an astounding number of youtube videos set to “Delilah”, the guy that wrote that song could have his pick of any overweight 14 year old on the planet right now.

Anyway, the best part of the series is  repeated phrase from our main vampire, which goes “SOOKIE IS MINE!!!!!” as menacing as possible, and is said ad nausuem, imagine a world where you ask some on hows the weather, and you get “SOOKIE IS MINE!!!!!” you’re all like, “Ok. dude whatever. What do you want for breakfast?” and you get “SOOKIE IS MINE!!!!!” again. Yeah, 45% of the show is that, the other 55% is bad accents and one guys zany sexual misadventures that always end in murder.

Really, I have no idea why I willing watch this show, other then the drinking game we invented, “What drinking game?” you ask? Well, it goes like so…

1 six pack
1 bottle of bourbon
2 shot glasses
1 disc of True Blood season 1

Every time an accent is terrible take a drink form the beer, every time someone has sex take a shot, every time someone dies take a shot, every time that one girl freaks out about race take a drink, something really shocking happens take a shot, every time home boy yells “SOOKIE IS MINE!!!!” take a drink.

Try it, and you should see where I’m coming from.

Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien – An Important Message From Conan O’Brien

7 May
This is brilliant, thank you A.V. Club.

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Also, never let it be said that I’m not a man of my word. I received this in my mail box a couple weeks ago, and haven’t had time to get to it till now. Anyway the band’s called The Crazy Ivans the song is “Can’t go home”. It’s not my cup of tea, but I’m posting it so the court of public opinion can have a go at it.