Friday, June 27, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
MP3 Diana Ross And The Supremes - Heatwave
MP3 Phoenix - Heatwave
MP3 T.Rex - Summertime Blues
MP3 Husky Rescue - Summertime Cowboy
MP3 Tiga - Hot In Herre
MP3 Muscles - Sweaty
Thursday, June 19, 2008
-This is funny. (thanks anthony!)
-yeah, this is probably a commercial ploy to remind you to go buy a hands-free phone device, but it's still funny. damn, I really don't want to get one of those things. everyone is going to look like their nuts on the freeway waving their hands in the air and talking to themselves. you heard it, july 1!
It's approaching ten-o-clock in the am... and it's already almost 90 degrees out. Shhessh! hot summer coming your way! Naked house party anyone? I make a mean plate of nachos... Anyone?
Alright... enjoy this new track and inspiring video from BPA featuring David Bryne and Dizzee Rascal. Get it while it's hot... looks like the other blogs had to pull it. heh heh heh...
The BPA - Toe Jam Featuring David Byrne & Dizze Rascal(thanks andrew!)
MP3 The BPA (Featuring David Byrne & Dizze Rascal) - Toe Jam
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
(this is my friend jason ashley and his model friends having a blast at sunset junction. in case you see this jason, I took it off your myspace b/c I got kicked off of wgsn and I couldn't find any cute pictures of beautiful people at the fair. thanks. love you...)
Hey it's the 28th annual Sunset Junction Festival coming up August 23/24 in Silverlake, Los Angeles -wooooo yeahhh. The performance schedule is out and is looking good!
This year's headliners are Broken Social Scene, Cold War Kids, Isaac Hayes, Menomena, Bodies of Water, Black Keys, !!! and HEALTH. You can find the full schedule including set-times here. Now remember kids, there will be lots and lots of style blogs like WGSN trying to capture the latest hipster fashions, not to mention all the hot young bodies everywhere. So dress to impress. ;)Can you believe Isaac Hayes is going to be there? His music is sexy. I can't believe he was Chef on South Park.
Chocolate Salty Balls
Tickets are $15 each at Ticket Web (buy here) or day of show. (or just say you work at one of the shops or hit up the scene out front where the workers sell the inside tickets on the side for $5).
Saturday, August 23rd
Cold War Kids
Broken Social Scene
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
Bodies of Water
Kim Hill is Pharoah's Daughter
Radars To The Sky
DJs: Alfred Hawkins, Haycock, Al Jackson, Q-Bwoy
Sunday, August 24th
The Black Keys
Lesley Paula and the Latin Soul Band
Henry Clay People
DJs: Mexican Dubwiser, Cid Hernandez, Drez
MP3 Bodies of Water - Under The Pines
MP3 Entrance - Pretty Baby
MP3 !!! - Sweet Life
MP3 Menomena - Shirt
MP3 Health - Triceratops (CFCF Remix)
Le Loup, which means "The Wolf" in French, issued their first album with the super long, folk art-inspired title-- The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly, on the Hardly Art label which is a subsidiary of Sub Pop. Categorized under indie-slash-experimental, this progressive septet (that's 7) from the D.C. area teamed up less than a year ago and have been touring all over with The Ruby Suns and Bodies of Water.
Le Loup brings a variety of instruments and chorus with four guitarist, a drummer and plethora of toys such as a French horn, tambourine, banjos, keys and other surprises from the Mary Poppin's chest. These kids all sing and clap and play oh-so-cute melodies with lyrics like "Give your heart to us/Give your soul to us" in "We Are Gods! We Are Wolves!" it is clear they are celebrating one thing...our demise! Adorable.
I first heard this band when I saw their music video at the Flux Screening at the Hammer Museum in May. I didn't catch the bands name until I unknowingly downloaded the oh so familiar track. Watch the video, it gave me chills.
MP3 Le Loup - Planes Like Vultures
MP3 Le Loup - We Are Gods! We Are Wolves!
Le Loup - Official Site
Le Loup - Myspace
MP3 Astors - Daddy Didn't Tell Me
MP3 Violent Femmes - Gone Daddy Gone
MP3 The Bees - Papa Echo
MP3 Don Covay - Daddy Loves Baby
MP3 Chuck Berry - Dear Dad
MP3 Pops Staples - Father Father
MP3 Beach Boys - Child Is Father Of The Man
* (Pssst! Dad, to download, hold down the "Option" button while clicking the song titles with the mouse.) love you!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Double Date Dream
If you go to their website there is a link called Agents Up Close that gives a detailed run down of what it takes to be part of the squad.
THE UNIFORM BREAKDOWN:
(more skin... yessssssss)
THE BLACK BELT
-TO HOLD UP THE AGENT'S PANTS
(have to say this one makes me blush...)
-ALWAYS SHINED & WORN WITH WHITE SOCKS TO SHOW OFF
(short pant legs and white socks, hotttt!!)
-FOR COOLER CLIMATES AND BECAUSE IT LOOKS COOL.
(I think they always look cool)
SPECIAL AGENT BADGE
-DENOTES SPECIAL RANK AND STATUS AND ONLY ISSUED TO SPECIAL AGENTS
(special agents are super hot!!)
-CLIP-ON TIE TO PREVENT STRANGULATION BY PRINTERS.
(yesss... I want one!)
GEEK SQUAD RULES AND MOTTOS:
(awww... they are health conscious. offer a Balance Bar instead :)
ALL CAFFEINE IS GOOD CAFFEINE: DID YOU KNOW THEY'RE ON CALL 24/7??
(always available... hot!)
ACCURATAS ET CELERITAS: LATIN FOR ACCURATE AND SWIFT MOTTO READY AT A MOMENT'S NOTICE TO RESCUE THOSE IN NEED.
(smart and caring! sigh, swoon... my heros)
TO WEAR THE UNIFORM: YOU MUST HAVE NO EGO TO DRESS THIS WAY. TRAVELING IN GROUPS HIGHLY SUGGESTED.
(haha awe... group hug!)
-Oh but what would we say to each other???
"Roses are #FF0000 , Violets are #0000FF , All my base belongs to you" -ahahahah
we could trade HTML tips and quote scenes from Monty Python movies...
(sigh...), I love a man that knows his computer shortcuts.
MUSIC TO NERD OUT TO:
MP3 Revenge Of The Nerds - Lambda Lambda Lambda Rap
MP3 Kip (from napoleon dynamite)- I Love Technology (Remix)
MP3 Y.A.C.H.T. - I Love a Computer
MP3 Datarock - Computer Camp Love
MP3 Revenge Of The Nerds - (Takashi's Song)
1f u c4n r34d th1s u r34lly n33d t0 g37 l41d
email me if you get this... ;)
Pacific! is a band from Gothenburg, Sweden. I've been playing them on my show and if I could play their entire new album, Reveries, on the air, I would. I loved this band the moment I heard them last year on this guy's myspace that I had a crush on. I think my interest in them accidentally faded along with my short-lived romance... but one year later... and they have two great new albums and are getting bigger. I'm so happy they're back in my life!
Pacific! is electro with a sweet indie pop feel mixed with 80's synths and smooth surf rhythms. They have an entire remix album with fun beats to shoulder dance in the car to.
Watch the Hot Lips video by Stephene Manel, nominated for the best music video at the Swedish MTV Grammis Awards
I'll be spinning some daytime dub you'll love while you're lounging in the sun, maybe gettin' yo hair done. If you want to catch my set I'm in the earlier part, so get an early start and come eat, drink, shop say hi to My Shimoda and maybe the Dirty Mop. x.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
L.A. Records and KXLU put on the very first annual Manimal Festival at Pappy and Harriet's in Joshua Tree this weekend. I drove out with The Dirty Mop and Team Van Breene and we had a fantastic time dancing around in the dirt with the farm animals and hipster-hippies in ol' Pioneer Town. Manimal Vinyl Records represent a number of amazing local LA bands including: Hecuba, Aquaserge, Bat For Lashes, Ariel Pink, Rio En Medio, Rainbow Arabia, Winter Flowers and The Chapin Sisters, just to name a few. Click on their link above to explore this wonderful label more.
Stand out performances from this weekend came from Rainbow Arabia and Hecuba. Rainbow Arabia sounds exactly like their name. The married duo performed after the sun set with a lit up neon stage and life size paper tiger. I became a fan of Hecuba after lurking around their myspace but now that I saw them live I love them even more. Everyone that performed at the festival were all very unique and amazing, but these two bands got everyone dancing and were my favorite.
MP3 Rainbow Arabia - Tiny Tiny Man
MP3 Rainbow Arabia - I Know I See I Love I Go
MP3 Hecuba - Sir
MP3 Hecuba - Yes
HECUBA Sir 12" EP with Free Download Coupon is available now. $11.99 plus shipping.
-Purchase through Manimal Vinyl Records
* Hecuba - June, 12 2008 at ECHO CURIO w/ David Scott Stone, Fantastic Magic & Voice On Tape
1519 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90026
* Rainbow Arabia - June, 20 2008 at Live on the air KXLU 88.9 Demolisten, Fridays 6-8pm
**** Check out the pictures Mapi took on the KXLU Photo Blog. Some of them are pretty embarrassing for me... but we had a blast.