Thursday, June 24, 2010

In honor of the birthday of one of the greatest humans ever, my brother Smith, I'm reposting some of his fine moments. Happy birthday, Smith.


By the way, speaking of fine humans, I ran into Dave Grohl last night at the frozen yogurt place I go to, and he is one very cool guy. I know him but it's not like we're besties, yet he's the coolest, most down-to-earth, nicest guy. With all the douchey unfriendly tools out there in rock land, it's nice that some people are real human beings.

Monday, June 21, 2010

I was reading one of my computer/electronic music nerd alert magazines today and I noticed that every one of these acclaimed electronic producers is male.
I realized that the electronic music scene is almost completely male-dominated. While there are some notable exceptions to the rule, there's definitely a shortage of female voices in the various sub-genres of electronic music.
In fact, when I Googled female electronic musician producer, DJ Myshell was the first person that came up:

I'm not denying the strength of the cowboy hat/Juno look, but we need a lady-led revolution in the scene, girls making ill breakbeat hardcore, wobbly dubstep basslines, 20 minute psybient epics.

For that matter, in general, if anyone is doing music they want to share, feel free to post links in this thread.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Just did an interview with AP about Art of Drowning. They're doing a piece about influential albums and they're covering some great stuff, At the Drive-In, Cursive, Deftones, Boys Sets Fire, Bright Eyes, etc.
Out of curiosity, what are your jams off that album, if any?

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Smithraham Lincoln

Abradavey Lincvok

Alexander Fritch Hamilton.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Summer. Finally.

Not that I'm necessarily a fan, I've always held an uneasy regard for the sun. I think I prefer the overcast of a Berkeley morning to the unrelentingly cheerful sunny skies of LA.

There's something about summertime that makes you want to just get in the car and ride to something. Maybe it's that residual feeling of freedom from the school year, or those sunny skies I was talking about.

Which brings me to my point: what are your summer jams for 2010?