Monday, January 31, 2005
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Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
She also sent out a press release: "World's Most Famous Tap Dancing Podcaster Shares Her Beauty Secrets," in which we learn, among other things, that she wraps red strings around her wrists "to ward off the evil eye."
Saturday, January 22, 2005
Robert Alberg's sad life is detailed here, chronicling his battle with mental illness and depression. So despondent was he that he began creating deadly poisons, pondering the possibility of killing all life on earth. He was recently sentenced to five years probation. Since he won't be behind bars, perhaps he'll still be able to record songs like "Martian Sands" from his self-released CD.
Friday, January 21, 2005
I don't know what's up with m-1.us - host is doing some maintenance. New mps3 aren't downloadable right now. Patience please...
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
One section, "Involuntary Songs," is created by layering tapes of people laughing, then writing happy guitar music as accompaniment. I found myself starting to chuckle along with it. Ooh, what weapons to torture your room/office mates with!
He's called a "composer" and has had his stuff played by fancy-shmancy folks like the Kronos Quartet and ballet companies, yet he plays rockin' distored electric guitar, and premiered "John Somebody" at The Mudd Club, the infamous New York punk hang-out of the late '70s. To Johnson, it's all good.
Although these are old out-of-print recordings, they're still new to most ears - two pieces on this album have never been released before. Essential.
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
It's ONLY available through CDBaby.com in very limited (like less than 150 copies left) quanities so get it now. The aliens thank you.
Monday, January 17, 2005
Friday, January 14, 2005
And in the other corner: MattCatt took "Dueling Banjos," ran it thru some computer gizmos and came up with "Dueling Pianos." Although some of those sounds are distinctly un-pianoesque.
They're both fu-NEE, darn tootin'.
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
Tuesday, January 11, 2005
Monday, January 10, 2005
Thursday, January 06, 2005
Wednesday, January 05, 2005
MC Hawking: his hard-core hip-hip alter ego.
So someone gets ahold of the type of voice synthesizer Dr. Hawking uses and records a buncha profanity-laden rap songs. About science. Sounds like it might be funny for maybe 30 seconds, right? Guess again Einstein, this is genius - whoever is behind this knows both his science AND his hip-hop. The debut album "A Brief History Of Rhyme" just dropped, dripping with tunes both hilarious and (I hate to say it) even sorta educational. From "F%@# Tha Creationists": "...they're a bunch of punk-ass bitches/every time I think of them my finger trigger itches/Noah and his ark, Adam and his Eve/straight-up fairy stories only children believe..." Funny, rightous, boomin' beats. "Entropy" is a parody of Naughty By Nature's "OPP" (with another dig at Creationism thown in), "What We Need More of is Science" peels New Age kooks' caps back, and "UFT For The MC" is The Sex Pistols' "Anarchy In The UK" with new lyrics reflecting the Hawkman's quest for a Unified Field Theory. The real Stephen Hawking is aware of this project and has given it his blessing.
However, as with The Lords of the Rhymes (see yesterday's post), nerd cultural references are sometimes lost on me - it took me a few listens to realize that "QuakeMaster" refers to a video game.