Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Sun

This is mega awesome.

Don't watch this or this:

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Apostle of Hustle Interview

The interview went okay with me messing up only 3 or 4 times...but I was nervous so I would appreciate it if no one chirped me about it.

Jon Interviews the Apostle of Hustle

Monday, February 26, 2007

Our New Radio Call

Fresh remix by TPOD himself.

Only available for a limited time.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Cadence Fucking Weapon

Well if you haven't heard yet Cadence got signed in the states: http://www.chartattack.com/damn/2007/02/2110.cfm

Stupid choice for a label aside her is his new video for "sharks"



I love it but maybe because I'm a loser who loves any and all homages to 80's video games.

Cadence Weapon - Sharks

HOLY FUCK, DO MAKE SAY THINK!

Pictures from the Holy Fuck/Do Make Say Think Show...Sadly all we had available to us was a camera phone :(



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Thursday, February 22, 2007

MANY REASONS WHY I STILL LOVE DETROIT

[2.23] DO MAKE SAY THINK
[2.26] SOUND THE ALARM
[3.9] FASHION FEST II
[3.12] RED SPAROWES
[3.14] OF MONTREAL - SOLD OUT - SECOND DATE ADDED
[3.16] JUNIOR REID
[3.18] OF MONTREAL - SECOND DATE ADDED!
[3.22] SEBADOH!
[3.31] J DILLA record release!
[4.2] ROCKY VOTOLATO
[4.6] HOT ROD CIRCUIT
[4.7] EARLY SHOW: PUNCHLINE
[4.7] LATE SHOW - anti-war FREE show with THE QUESTIONS
[4.12] LOW
[4.13] BLONDE REDHEAD
[4.15] YOUTH GROUP and AQUEDUCT
[4.18] RJD2
[4.19] XBXRX
[4.21] THE GO - record release!
[4.29] TRANS AM
[4.30] TED LEO and the PHARMACISTS!
[5.19] ELECTRELANE
[6.7] VOXTROT

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Glue

The Shins are on the cover of Paste magazine this month. I don't know what the article is about yet because I haven't "chilled" at Chapters in quite a long time. The busy schedule keeps me warm indoors.

Further exciting news: The Sasquatch Festival runs May 26/27, and should be as cool as last year. Just check out the AMAZING line up:

Bjork, The Hold Steady, Tokyo Police Club, Minus The Bear, Grizzly Bear, The Thermals, Aquaduct, Spoon, Interpol, The Arcade Fire and the Beastie Boys. My last mp3 mixtape featured 7 of those artists. Did anyone else catch the Russian reversal hidden in the sponsor's, www.tobaccosmokesyou.com, name?

Sunday, February 18, 2007

The Chosen One

The Concretes are a Swedish band, who of until her recent departure, featured Victoria Bergsman on vocals. Victoria, who is better known as the female half on the PBJ single "Young Folks", sports a parted bowl cut similar to one Karen O could be seen with.

They play simple pop music. Think ABBA, but '86' the disco and add Beatles-esque rhythms. I was first attracted to the below video because my dream job is assembling architectural models.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

What the Folk!

In typical fashion I am updating from the leddy library because I am suffering from a temporary case of writer's block.

Flight of the Conchords - Jenny




I love about 4:30 in...brilliant!

Jon

P.S. If anyone has any opinions on "Corporate and Public Media and it’s effect on Political Culture in Canada" please leave a message.

Bye Bye Bye

Love it!



Man this blog is becoming Perez Hilton.

Jon

Friday, February 16, 2007

Myspace Drama


This song is to cheer everyone up considering most of our listeners, and maybe readers are in the middle of midterms and paper season...

It made me laugh so I don't see why you won't unless of course your a robot in which case I can't really help you...well I yes I can.

Here is a joke for our robot friends...01010100000100100101001010010101000000011111000....LOL I know isn't that crazy?

Arrah & the Ferns - Emo Phillips


**And yeah this imaged is leached from myspace, what about it?

Why am I so defensive today?

Jon

Thursday, February 15, 2007

TIM HARDAWAY HATES BLACK PEOPLE, AND JOE ROGAN HATES MEXICANS

Such a hateful world we live in, yes?

Tim Hardaway hates Black Gay People

To mark this coming out of the Bigot Closet for Tim Hardaway here is the gayest band I know next to the scissor sisters,

The Hidden Camera's - Awoo


Joe Rogan Calls out Carlos Manstella, or for now on we will refer to him by his real name, "NED"

Joe's side of the story

And were not even going to post NED's because he sucks.

Watch for yourself.

Joe Rogan VS Carlos Mencia ON STAGE!

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

It's Been One Week

Shhh...It's another secret.

The new Trans Am album drops in a week, but Thrill Jockey Records put a preview on their website. Pretty cool, considering CD sales are "diminished" by these kind of ideas. Actually, one intriguing reality is the price of the LP--$10.00--3 dollars cheaper than the CD price. That's my kind of album!

You see, if I'm going to buy an album, it's because I don't want to forget about it. Since I don't really have job (McDonald's), I don't have money for CD after CD--so it becomes an investment. I think vinyl, as a medium, is amazing. Tiny grooves make sound come out. Isn't that crazy?! Plus, record players are like sculptures; a mixed media art piece, combining raw mechanics and music. When I get that studio apartment in NYC I'm making sure I expose some kind of record player. To me, it's an awful (full of awe) piece of "technology".

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Hey, The Jello

Muhammad Yunus is a great man. I don't know if he's musical though.

I want to direct your attention to _this_ great page. Featured are 50 "Incredible Rap Songs..", covering a bit of everything. Most I don't know, but that doesn't say very much.

In fact, I think a cool documentary would be one which follows the underground hip hop scene of NYC in the 80's/90's. That would be killer.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Avoiding The Typical

Who saw The Police perform last night? (People yell, "I did! I did!")

I enjoyed it, as I'm a major Sting fan. But hopefully Jon will be updating very soon, and regularly, because I've got a very busy schedule to sort with this week.

Terra!

(Check out a live concert by the Police in '86 here)

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Walking Men

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Think Say Make Do

Need I say more? These guys are in Detroit February 23rd.

Do Make Say Think - In Mind


Even Pam Goldstein approves!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Steve Jobs I think I love you

Well considering Steve Jobs invented music I think it's fair that this article is featured. In it Steve Jobs talks about a DRM-free world...I think someone should tell him about a beautiful little site named Emusic. Let's hope these are not empty words, and in the interest of not getting political, I will not mention anything about the EU and DRM.

The third alternative is to abolish DRMs entirely. Imagine a world where every online store sells DRM-free music encoded in open licensable formats. In such a world, any player can play music purchased from any store, and any store can sell music which is playable on all players. This is clearly the best alternative for consumers, and Apple would embrace it in a heartbeat. If the big four music companies would license Apple their music without the requirement that it be protected with a DRM, we would switch to selling only DRM-free music on our iTunes store. Every iPod ever made will play this DRM-free music.

Why would the big four music companies agree to let Apple and others distribute their music without using DRM systems to protect it? The simplest answer is because DRMs haven’t worked, and may never work, to halt music piracy. Though the big four music companies require that all their music sold online be protected with DRMs, these same music companies continue to sell billions of CDs a year which contain completely unprotected music. That’s right! No DRM system was ever developed for the CD, so all the music distributed on CDs can be easily uploaded to the Internet, then (illegally) downloaded and played on any computer or player.


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Kevin Devine Covers


It's no shock to anyone that we love Kevin Devine, so why not post some KD covers. One I just discovered today is his cover of Neutral Milk Hotel's "Holland 1945" (mad props goes to my little brother for this one...thanks Normand!). The Second one is a cover of Pedro the Lion's "Longer I lay here" I love this song dearly so I'm glad that Kevin covered it...not that I don't like Dave Bazaan, it's just nice to have a different spin on it.

Kevin Devine - Holland 1945 (Neutral Milk Hotel cover)

Kevin Devine - Longer I Lay Here (Pedro the Lion cover)

Is it bad that I tear up when I hear "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"?

Jon

Just Lovers Intertwined With No Place To Go

2 songs today. Tomorrow is a great new track by a band coming to Detroit February 23rd.

Amy Millan - Baby I
Tiga - Far From Home

What do you think of this? A Winnipeg teenager who is a Jehovah's Witness cannot refuse a blood transfusion, the Manitoba Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday. I agree 100% with the court, end of story.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Me, I'd Like It Automatic




So my curling team lost tonight, pretty badly. I was the coldest I've ever been on the ice, but I had many nice shots.

I don't like telemarketers. They're just making minimum wage behind a phone all day, but they're working for a shitty cause. Just like people that work at Wal-Mart--most don't realize the harm they're doing by supporting that place.

Anyways, I love New York City. I collect pictures of the place, whenever I can. In salute, here's some new LCD Soundsystem. The new record, Sound Of Silver, comes out March 20th. I love this guy. Here's a short autobiography that makes me smile every time i read it.

Finally, anyone with cool hosting insiders give us a buzz. We're looking to start our own domain.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

(Role) Model Photographer

Model Photographer, from Seattle, play Seattle music. I can tell by just listening that they've walked through rain showers and mountains. They even ventured north in '86 to see the expo in Van-City, presumably.

The guys are offering their first CD for free online, downloadable via their homepage. To quote them directly, "..the idea of doing the standard "PROMOTE! PROMOTE! SELL! SELL!" method of getting the word out about this album became increasingly repulsive and exhausting to think about."

That's pretty cool by my standards. Opening track "Gone" spells Minus The Bear like crazy. But it's cool, because they're Mac users. "Cassette Tape" would be my ideal single. Check it all out. iPod it, share it, add them on myspace.

Listen for them on The Breakthrough, as this upcoming Feb 8th episode will feature all previously unplayed songs!

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Bob061290

It's Saturday, and so naturally time for good beats and rhythms to keep my head in check for Sunday's expected briefness.

A pal does some pretty wicked things. He can jump in mid air, throw a camera (facing him) in front of him, and snap a picture--all before gravity does it's job. At the same time, he can transform the light waves around him (within the picture's frame) to matte colours. Incredible.

He also makes great sounds. He experiments due to boredom, so naturally he plays bass. He's also a part of not.ori.us trio LVLUP.

Visits to outer space free here.

Friday, February 2, 2007

Apparitions

No, not Matthew Good. More good. More charm, more synth, more fun. I'd say the only band who wins at their own game is Tears For Fears.

Our fellow comrade Jason is involved in an electronic music project, to compensate for the loss of his well worn acoustic guitar--or at least I like to dream so. Using the tools available (illegally) to content young adults, Filed Under: Music creates quintessential jolly music. Spoon janglin', knee smackin' southern jolly. It's none of that, and it's all of that.

I would again dream that the songs come together as Jay and Fruity looping-master Jordan add childhood favourite NES blips in harmony with words and guitar. Credit also must be given to the recently departed Alyssa, who provided vox to the single linked below, "Apparitions In The Atmosphere". Other tracks, such as "August Wasn't So Lo[nely]" are fully revealed guitar-only ghost quality songs. I would still encourage them to add further electro elements to the song, as I think it's a sure strong point.

The Breakthrough recently featured the track below, which can now be downloaded and iPod'd. I already did both.

Filed Under: Music - Apparitions In The Atmosphere

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Muscle'n Flow!

Menomena: A new band to the Barsuk line-up.

They're rocking a sweet sound, reshaping the 'Suk for the better. Orchestral for sure, collaborative by default. Their song "The Pelican" sounds like a hypothetical Jimmy Hendrix, if only he had heard The Unicorn's "Who Will Cut Our Hair While We're Gone?" back 50 years.

Stream their whole album online, here.