A longer 1:30 version of the song from the commercial.

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03  Mar
SNL

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So after seeing the amazing set by the Arcade Fire this weekend at Coachella the main question on my mind was, “HOW THE HELL DID THOSE BALLS WORK?!”

A little bit of information came from someone who got one and ripped it apart for the sake of knowledge. Now today we have more information about them from the folks who did it along with learning that it is a part of a larger project. Very cool if you ask me.

Posted by Djarum, filed under Music, Tech, Videos. Date: April 18, 2011, 12:56 pm | 1 Comment »

The sudden and unexpected demise of the White Stripes came as a shock to many people. The rumor mill was that they were to make a new record and do some shows this summer. While we do not know what caused the split, we can start to see some of the fallout from it.

Today we saw the release of the Bonnaroo Lineup and with the leak of the Lollapalooza headliners last week. The reaction to the headliners have been mixed to say the least. What is very interesting about them both is that they both seem to lack a big name at the top of the bill, a anchor. Could have the White Stripes been signed on to be at one or both and then backed out at the last minute? After the sudden cancellation of last White Stripes tour and several year hiatus it would have been a huge booking. But sadly we may never know the truth as the White Stripes camp is notoriously tight lipped and I doubt C3 and WMA would want to talk about being burned.

Posted by Djarum, filed under Music. Date: February 15, 2011, 7:41 pm | No Comments »

At Night We Live

This maybe one of the most difficult records that I have ever had to give my professional opinion on. Far is much more than just a band to me, as it is for a lot of people. Those records got me through a lot of difficult times in my life as they did many others. In the years since Far ceased to be a unit I have formed relationships with the members of the band, listened to the records good and bad and been to the shows, good or bad. Never once did I ever think I would ever get to hear them play together again, let alone a new record.

Over a decade later I get the record I never thought I would get. You are wondering what it is like. It reminds me a lot of Tin Cans frankly. Jonah has plenty of sing along choruses which reminds me a bit of the New End Original material, “If You Cared Enough” is a major example of this. Thankfully there is some songs that sound absolutely like that came out of 199x, “Deafening”, “When I Could See” and perhaps my favorite song from the album “Better Surrender”. Plenty of sing/scream from Jonah which has been sorely lacking in any of his work in the last decade along with the unique guitar work from Shaun.

My only real complaint is that Shaun Lopez perhaps overproduced the album. There is overdubs galore that kind of overshadows Jonah’s voice, along with some things just sounding to “clean” where it should be “dirty”. “Dear Enemy” which is a fantastic song loses some of it’s glow from the heaps of digital tricks put over it.

Don’t let the production quips get you down, this is still a fantastic record that has a rightful place right next to the other Far records. Go buy it when it comes out on May 25th, preferably from a independent record store or from www.thebandfar.com.

Posted by Djarum, filed under Music, Review. Date: May 16, 2010, 10:02 pm | No Comments »

26  Jan
New Justice

Justice

Straight from the source or someone impersonating the source.

Justice – Beginning of the end

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Daft Punk DJ Hero

I have been sitting on this for a little bit. Activison announced that our favorite robots will be characters in their new music game “DJ Hero” and they are going to include 11 Daft Punk tracks; the 8 below, 2 “mega mixes” and something that is still “secret” and most likely won’t amount to anything worthwhile.

  • Daft Punk “Around the World” vs. Young MC “Bust A Move”
  • Daft Punk “Da Funk” vs. NASA “Strange Enough ft. Karen O, ODB and Fatlip”
  • Daft Punk “Da Funk” vs. Queen “Another One Bites the Dust”
  • Daft Punk “Robot Rock” vs. Hashim “Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)” – Produced and mixed by The Scratch Perverts
  • Daft Punk “Robot Rock” vs. Queen “We Will Rock You”
  • Daft Punk “Short Circuit” vs. Boogie Down Productions “Jack Of Spades”
  • Daft Punk “Technologic” vs. Gary Numan “Cars”
  • Daft Punk “Television Rules The Nation” vs. No Doubt “Hella Good”

I am not too crazy about the DJ Hero gameplay or the mashup/scratching centric music. You can watch the trailer below for a idea of the sights, sounds and gameplay.

Now onto perhaps more exciting news, the Dead Cruiser himself Kavinsky made a mix for the Aussie radio station Triple J. Guess what the first track is? DOWNLOAD

Posted by Djarum, filed under mp3, Music, News, Video Games, Videos. Date: September 15, 2009, 7:24 pm | No Comments »

26  Aug
What. The. Fuck.

If you would have shown that to me before, I would have bet good money that this was fake.

I will be honest, I don’t know much about the “Insane Clown Posse” other than it is a couple of fat rednecks in face paint that rap about having sex with farm animals and generic soft drinks. The fans of this group are know as “Juggalos” which I have seen at a distance like a lion on safari. The fans tend to have their mother also be their sister, have most likely had sex with a animal, dress up like a moron including ridiculous hairstyles and facepaint while going out in public making sure they have no chance at ever having a job and spend all their money they get from welfare and selling meth on making sure everyone knows that they are fans of said group.

Well I find myself surprised when I get a link to this video today. I shall give you the run down of my reactions as I saw them. Note that I am going to use lots of “big words” because “Juggalos” lack the ability to read.

0:00 – Tenth Annual? I am amazed even one of these have ever happened. Also ICP is still around and has fans?

0:04 – Biggest family reunion because everyone who will be there is related. Inbreeding makes things like this happen I guess, at least they are honest about it. Cave-In-Rock, IL seems like a place that either A: a setting for a bad horror flick or B: a bad gay porn.

0:14 – Four days? What kind of music festival goes on for four days? Oh yea, the kind where anyone that goes has no employment to get back home for.

0:18 – “True Juggalo Performances” by every member of the “Psychopathic Records Family”. I am not sure what a “True Juggalo Performance” is, I am willing to be it involves a sex act with a family member or farm animal. And from the shots shown, to be a member of the “Psychopathic Records Family” you need to be a inbred retard in face paint.

0:23 – WHAT THE FUCK? Either someone kidnapped Ice Cube or one of his family members or is really hurting for money so bad that going to Buttfuck, Illinois to play at Whitetrashapalooza? Dude was in N.W.A.! Please just make another shitty family film instead of this. I promise I’ll see it twice and pretend to like it!

0:25 – “Cottonmouth Kings” which seem to be a bunch of old douchebags with bleached hair and eyeliner… Like homosexual skateboarders from 1997.

0:29 – I am sure the on reason why GWAR is there is because they saw a list of who is playing and decided this is a trainwreck to see in person.

0:30 – Vanilla Ice? What is he there to work the concession stand?

0:31 – “Haystack” who looks like someone who has had sex with farm animals, should fit right in.

0:32 – Coolio, who I am positive is in the same hot dog stand with Rob Van Winkle.

0:36 – “Big B” looks to have been arrested for having sex with farm animals…

0:42 – WRESTLING FANS can watch the “JCW” which seems to be in “full effect”…

0:53 – …and consists of washed up former wrestling stars from twenty years ago and Butterbean who I was pretty sure died.

0:56 – Oh look I can get my “Late Night Laughs on” in their “Late Night Comedy Tent”…. Wait is that the same mic from the cover of Chris Rock – Bigger and Blacker?

0:59 – Wait a fucking minute, since when is JJ Walker “Legendary”? I mean I like Good Times and all, but saying “Dynamite” and having big lips doesn’t make you “Legendary.

1:01 – The fucking Weasel? Are you serious?

1:03 – Rowdy Roddy Piper is a stand up comedian now? Huh.

1:11 – Helicopter rides.  Just what you need in something like this. For people to escape once they figure out what they just got themselves into.

1:14 – I want to know what the “Violent J’s Beach Boys BBQ Blowout Bash Fest” is. Also, I am amazed Mike Love and Brian Wilson don’t sue them for using the name. Although I can’t imagine they have much money, I mean they drink generic soda after all.

1:26 – Everything in this sounds like something from Metalocalypse. I can’t believe it is real.

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24  Jul
New Daft Punk?!?

According to reports some of Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy soundtrack was played with the new trailer shown at the San Diego Comic Con. Once a video of that is available I shall add it to this post. This video however is from a Secret Booth in which a real life redesigned Light Cycle is shown at the end. The music is said to be some of Daft Punk’s work for the soundtrack. It is pretty awesome either way.

Also at Comic Con Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski, said that the boys may even tour behind the new soundtrack material.

As if I couldn’t be more excited about this flick they sure did do it.

UPDATE: And I am more excited. http://www.flynnlives.com/derez/

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17  Jul
What. The. Fuck.

via Shaun Lopez

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