Archive for the 2010 Category

NV

Posted in 2010, music on December 9, 2010 by John

I got this album yesterday, so I haven’t had a chance to give it a real good listen, but from what I’ve heard, it’s weird enough and good enough to post here.

Autre Ne Veut – S/T (2010)

Altered Zones has an interview and mp3s.

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LOTW – Halcyon Digest

Posted in 2010, LOTW, poetry, supernatural, white people, world in motion with tags , , , on September 21, 2010 by Shiv

I mean, you should buy this album. But here’s Halcyon Digest.

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In the Mines

Posted in 2010, design, flora with tags on September 18, 2010 by John

This weekend, the indie game Minecraft is free to play. It’s a great sandbox game where you collect materials to survive when night falls. Nothing is explained so for the most part you have to figure the world out.

It’s all a ton of fun. It’s meant to be intuitive, but can be confusing at first. Here’s a tutorial to show you how to survive the first night.

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Work Wear

Posted in 2010, A Put It Up Summer, film, High Fashion, men, tubes on September 1, 2010 by John

You guys seemed to like the last one, so I figured I’d link up episode three.

be wilder mix+ape

Posted in 2010, A Put It Up Summer, mixtape, music with tags , , , on August 26, 2010 by Shiv

The summer vacation I thought I’d never have is ending. Tragic. ‘Thought I’d whip something up really quick for the both of us. Welcome to the night.

be wilder mix+ape

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Warmer Days #2 Rhumba & Juju

Posted in 2010, A Put It Up Summer, africa, milkshakes, music on August 19, 2010 by John

A busy, lazy summer has left me with little time for music. I was at least happy to find these two albums.

A Retrospective, Vol.1 is Congolese soukous/rhumba, once again borrowing a lot from Cuban music. Franco is a phenomenal guitar player. He wanders around the song with slick, clever riffs he just seems to come up with. Perfect summer jams.

Adé is a little stranger. He and Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey were the two main Juju acts in Nigeria in the 70s and the rivalry between them led to push some boundries, and Juju Music is a great example of that.

Sadly not enough time to learn and dig. I need to get some Chief Commander. I feel like I’m only skimming the surface here with a couple “essential” albums. They are both very good though…  I’ll check back when I find something good.

Two albums for your late summer heatwave:

FRANCO & LE TPOK JAZZ ”FRANCOPHONIC – A RETROSPECTIVE, VOL.1 (1953-1980)

King Sunny Adé – JUJU MUSIC

Yes, LA

Posted in 2010, lists, los angeles, WEST COAST on August 17, 2010 by John

Come visit some time…

GQ – 10 Reasons Why L.A. Is the Coolest City on the Planet