Archive for May, 2009

Caterpillars: When God Gets Bored.

Posted in animals, God Almighty, monsters, nature with tags , , , , on May 31, 2009 by kevin y.

Why would you want to hide in a cocoon when you look like this?
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Auto-Tune the News

Posted in 2009, news, tubes with tags on May 31, 2009 by kevin

I didn’t know what to think about these at first, but I have decided I like them. There are 4 so far (with varying levels of quality).

Greenpoint gets NY Timesed.

Posted in EAST COAST, internal, New York, NYT linking, white people on May 31, 2009 by kevin

In case you want to know a little bit about where I live. The article is mostly accurate, I suppose.

Full Article.

Face of Shakespeare revealed?

Posted in 2009, art, books, classics, language with tags , on May 28, 2009 by kevin

There is debate about this, although it appears the most authentic portrait of Shakespeare has been found. Hansome fellow. And now the critics can rage some more about his sexuality!

Africa Brazil 2009

Posted in 2009, bananas, black people, music on May 22, 2009 by John

I tend towards the the old school when it comes to my taste in both African and Brazilian music.  “Nqayi” a collaboration by Brazilian DJ Maga Bo and South African artist Teba is anything but.  It’s pretty rad though.  It’s a mix of baile funk and whatever they’re doing in Capetown (I’ll plead ignorance here). The video was shot in the Capetown slums and apparently they’re speaking English for part of it, which I’d still like someone to prove to me.

Ostensibly, if you’re into the M.I.A. sound, this should be up your alley.

And in case you wanted to know:

“The lyrics talk about the difficulties faced by youth in townships today and how society tries to force them to drink and take drugs. Nqayi means baldhead and refers to fake rastas posturing themselves, but then bending over to the pressures of society and shaving their locks.”


Sure, This Deserves It’s Own Post

Posted in animals, photos, the future on May 20, 2009 by John



Ladies and Gentlemen, The Avalanches

Posted in G&T's, music with tags , on May 19, 2009 by John

Two links today on the Avalanches.  First a deconstructed ‘Since I Left You’ with mp3s available at this place called Butter Team.  Pretty cool to listen to.

Next is the complete discography over at Mediafire Mayhem, a new site that’s all Mediafire downloads that’s run by some ateaseweb forum members. ‘ a bunch of good stuff over there like the Animal Crack Box, a DJ setish thing by James Murphy and the new Wilco.

UPDATE: There’s another post on ‘Flight Tonight’.