I have a new blog that I will be posting in- instead of this one for now. I haven't decided if I will delete this one or not. I could eventually come back to blogger, but for now please visit randomRamblings blog.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Monday, September 10, 2007
Now, first of all, I love Daniel Dumile-aka Mf Doom and think he is crazy talented.
But this kind of bums me out. Why not just cancel the show?--
"The co-owner of San Francisco club the Independent got a call from underground rapper MF Doom's agent mid-afternoon on August 15, saying the masked MC was likely too sick to make his scheduled performance that evening. Later, though, the agent called back and reversed course: Doom was good to go. But when the rapper finally took the stage at 11:45 that night, many in the audience did a double take. That's Doom?"------
"I went up to the sound guy about two songs deep and said, 'No one can hear Doom's mic.' He looked at me and said straight-up, 'I know. His mic's not on, and that's not MF Doom.'"----
"Regardless, Doom's name is tainted. Lip-synching is bad enough—the possibility that he sent a replacement may sound deliciously Andy Kaufman–esque to some, but the majority of his devotees aren't laughing. "Doom just totally shit on his fan base," says Pete Babb, who also performed at the ill-fated show under his DJ moniker, Enki."
-Read more at Village Voice
Monday, August 20, 2007
Did you know that any EMI Music File you download off of I-Tunes has your email and name embedded with it? "And the "open" MP3s soon to be sold by Universal through Rhapsody and other outlets contain watermarked data that identify each song's title and artist." Soon enough, labels will be able to track down where that hot new single you just copped, originated from. Read more of this story at WIRED.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Been a fan of these guys for years. Their new album is the most anticipated release this year for me. AILD go big budget. Head over to the Headbangers Ball Blog to see their new video for the song "Nothing Left". New album "An Ocean Between Us" drops August 21st. Metal/Core has become really stale and boring but these guys keep it fresh. For me anyway. Hear a few new tracks at their myspace as well!
I was finally able to catch Wright's HOT FUZZ over the weekend and I highly recommend it! Even more funny and over-the-top than Shaun of the Dead. I just found out that Edgar Wright did one of the fake trailers in Grindhouse. His was the hilarious "DON'T".
Check it out:
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
A LONG blog post has been going around the net since yesterday. The author(Ramsey Dean) is an ex employee of Victory Records.
It was first sent to Jason Tate and the gang over at AbsolutePunk.Net, but was taken down soon after it was put up. The boys at Decoymusic.com currently have it posted. A pretty interesting read for sure. The post can be read HERE, but I will also put some quotes up below:
"We’d all seen Brummel threaten people, both physically and, his favored form of communication, e-mail. In person he wasn’t intimidating. He didn’t appear to break 5’7” and I doubt he weighed in over 150 lbs. To compensate for this, he inked up with a bunch of tattoos including the cobweb on the elbow and “Victory” tattooed on his forearm and across his back as if it were a gang sign. Something by his own admission, he did within the course of a year when the hardcore bug hit him. To further project the image, he was a skinhead, which he shaved almost daily to obscure his receding hairline. The remnants of a chubby childhood still lurked in his face and his belly, leading me to believe his bullying attitude was programmed many years ago at the hands of a schoolyard oppressor."
"Just about every interaction turned into a crisis, with him yelling, threatening and screaming in a frantic rage that the sky was falling."
"The phone rang all day. Tim Smith, who managed Atreyu, the company’s third biggest band said they’d hired Marty “Mad Dog” Singer, a Hollywood lawyer with an A-list of clients that included Arnold Schwarzenegger and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Atreyu’s accountant turned up over $700,000 in unpaid royalties and they wanted answers"
"“As for Ne-yo, the name of the game is to decrease the chances of a sale here. If you were to pick up handful of Ne-yo CDs, as if you were about to buy them, but then changed your mind and didn't bother to put them back in the same place, that would work. Even though this record will be heavily stocked and you might not be able to move all the stock, just relocating a handful creates issues: Even though the store will appear to be out of stock, the computer will see it as in stock and not re-order the title once it sells down and then Ne-Yo will lose a few sales later in the week”"
It's easy to jump on the hating boat, but with all this, it's hard not too. Wow, I wonder if this will hurt him at all? Sucks for all the new hopeful bands that get signed. Lots more at the link!
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
I recently began playing around with doing music mixes and mashups. I'm definately still learning in the little bit of time I have to do it. If you care to check it out: My myspace page has short versions-which is Hereand most of the originals can be heard right here:
I was able to catch an early screening for "SUNSHINE" last night. This is the new film from director Danny Boyle and writer Alex Garland. I'm a HUGE fan of "28 Days Later", which these two previously teamed up for as well. As I mentioned way back in January, I was eager to see how Boyle would do a sci fi movie. I will say that he did a pretty good job. Lots of great space visuals,sounds,good dialogue,and an almost perfect cast...I'll come back to this. When you first read the plot of this film, I think alot of us automatically thought about that movie Armageddon. Basically yes, for most of the movie, this could be considered a smarter "Armageddon","Deep Impact", or "The Core". While watching it though, you are of course reminded of "2001","Solaris",or even "Alien" at times. The special effects in this are top notch and really make you feel like you're right there in the ship or floating along side it. Now, as far as the cast goes, it was 99% complete for me. For some reason Chris Evans,who plays the character Mace here, and Johnny Storm in the Fantastic Four movies, doesn't fit in the mix for me. I can't really pinpoint why, but he didn't seem natural for the part. As for the last part of the film, I knew there had to be some kind of plot twist coming up, but I wasn't really expecting the one that is thrown at us. I'll say that the writer Alex Garland is pretty much to blame for this. For me, it pretty much ruins the spectacular movie that it was in the beginning. I am not saying that it is not worth seeing at all. But I just wish that they would of come up with something a little more original and less Hollywood.
Watch a great video below of Boyle and others talking about how they filmed in and out of the space suits.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
For anyone who cares: "Investigators said Tuesday they found steroids and other drugs in the body of pro wrestler Chris Benoit, who killed his wife and young son last month before hanging himself in the family's home."
Read the story at breitbart
Speaking about the cover of the new Smashing Pumpkins single, "Tarantula", Corgan replied: "Actually the original idea was we were gonna see if Lindsey, Britney and Paris would all shoot. But ultimately we decided that that was probably gonna be too prohibitive 'cause then you would get into, like, those girls fighting amongst each other. Paris I knew personally, and hung out with her a few times, and so I asked her. I said, 'Would you be willing to do this?' And God bless her, she came, she showed up at 10:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning, sat in the chair, got made up and shot her. So anybody who thinks that those aren't real photos, those are real. We took those photos." source: blabbermouth
Thursday, June 28, 2007
I am really looking forward to this. Unfortunately I will have to wait quite a while to see if there will even be an english subtitled version available over here. The French-Swiss horror-thriller Frontier(s) will be theatrically released in France on January 9th of next year. "While an extreme right-wing candidate advances to the second ballot of the presidential election, a group of young armed robbers holes up in a backwoods inn. The inn is located in an old mining wasteland, and its managers are a particularly sordid lot [to wit, (neo-)Nazi cannibals]." Visit Gomorrahy for trailers and movie stills! Watch a trailer and see why I am excited for this. BR-Films is behind this one and that can only be a good thing. I raved about them last year. Thanks to Twitchfilm for the heads up.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
So an anonymous person has sent Insecure.org an email containing details of how the new Harry Potter Book will end. If you would like to see these details, head over there now and read them or wait and pre-order the book for yourself below:
" Apple Inc.'s iTunes Music Store is now the third largest retailer of music in the United States, overtaking Amazon.com in the first quarter with nearly 10 percent market share, according to a survey by NPD Group.
Apple's iTunes is third behind market leader Wal-Mart Stores Inc., with 15.8 percent and Best Buy Co Inc. with 13.8 percent. Online store bestbuy.com has a 1.1 percent market share.
Amazon.com Inc. dropped to fourth with a 6.7 percent share."