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This is Awesome: This Map is So METAL

18 Feb

THIS INTERACTIVE MAP OF METAL HAS BEEN SWEEPING THE INTERNET AS METAL FANS AND FANS OF GENERAL AWESOMENESS HAVE BEEN FLOCKING TO IT. CHECK IT OUT HERE.

MURDERFACE APPROVES.

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This is Awesome: Who is Arcade Fire?

14 Feb

On the heels of last nights Grammy win for Best Album, Canada’s current toast of the music world were celebrated for their win by none other than Captain Outburst Kanye West himself, along with many other congratulatory tweets and blog post. Unfortunately not all mentions of the band were filled with praise as jilted GAGA and M&M fans took to twitter to voice their disgust for a band they’ve never even heard of. Luckily for us some bright person decided to catalogue these responses on tumblr and now we have the wonder that is Who is Arcade Fire? Check out some selections below.

 

This gentleman would like you to know that if you’ve never heard of them, they must suck.

 

Dog the Bounty Hunter!

 

This is….this is just fantastic.

 

Somewhere in The Woodlands a group of high school kids are planning on renaming their band The Suburbs as a way to capitalize on all this.

 

Of course this doesn’t hold a candle to the Beiber Nation’s outrage of Esparanza Spalding, but that’s a whole nother post.

This is Awesome: We are very much on board with a Wicked animated film

11 Feb
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Illustration by Hedi Gilbert

 

It’s a little known fact that here in the virtual offices of DBB we catch ourselves breaking out into songs from a musical, or discussing how evil Glee really is and we swear that’s all true, and if you don’t believe us we fully understand, but if you do believe us we ask that you join us on the Wicked as an animated feature bandwagon.

It seems the internet has slowly come abuzz with a storyboard video done by Californian artist Heidi Gilbert which she posted on her blog along with an open letter to the musical’s creator Stephen Schwartz, check them both out below.

 

Dear Stephen Schwartz,

I know you can relate to the plight of loving a story, loving a medium, and trying to convince someone in power to see your vision! You did it with Marc Platt when you convinced him to make it a stage musical. I’m just approaching you with the same sincerity. Is it possible to talk you out of doing a live action movie adaptation? Would you consider doing a traditionally animated adaptation? In my heart I think the musical needs the medium, and I think the medium needs your musical. I just love them both so much and hopefully that shows through in the story reel.

Sincerely,
Heidi Jo Gilbert

Here’s the video.
In our humble opinion if that was to made it would be the best thing since 4 loko.
(Hat tip to The AV Club and check out Hedi’s site here.)

 

This is Awesome: Beethoven’s “How’d it get burned!”

8 Feb

 

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This is Awesome: Hipster Superheroes? Hipster Superheroes.

7 Feb

College Humor has a pretty great video/series covering Superhero Hipsters, so gather your Batman Comics and your Decemberist records and flaunt them together.

This is Awesome: Luther Campbell is Running for Mayor of Miami

4 Feb

 

Sometimes the things we choose for This is Awesome is so awesome that we really have no words, you can go check Pitchfork for the details, but for now watch this video and if your in Dade County please register to vote.

This is Awesome: Stream Side A of Fishboy’s Classic Creeps

3 Feb

Fishboy (aka Eric Michener & Co.) has long been one of my favorite local acts. Michener’s childlike, simplistic songs deceptively distract from his incredible talent and the talent of the other musicians in his band. That simplicity also masks the elaborate back stories, often explained in greater detail in the accompanying comic books that Michener creates.

It’s been almost two years since the release of Fishboy’s last album, NOM. But in April we will get a new Fishboy offering, Classic Creeps. You can stream Side A of the record right now from Fishboy’s blog and tomorrow you can find out how to pre-order it.

Classic Creeps is everything you’d expect from Fishboy, in a good way.