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Oct 30, 2008

Weekend Warriors #3: Spooky Candidates

I'm not going to necessarily tell you how to vote because you are your own person (Barr, Barr, Barr). I have however picked what I believe to be the best pro-everybody videos. Enjoy my friends.

Best Barr video

Best Obama video

Best McCain video

Best Moore video

Best Nader video

Best McKinney video

Best Baldwin video

Halloween is spooky! Here are some sweet jack-o-lanterns to keep you amused and some sweet videos to keep you laughing through the terror of the night.

You can see more video game j-o-l's here.

Yo dogs, tight Halloween costumes!

People being scared pt. 1

People being scared pt. 2

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Oct 27, 2008

Where Are You Putting Your Tiger?

So this week is based on the genius behind: The Finer Things Blog. This is one of a few blogs which I avidly follow and I encourage all of you to actually take the time to read his thoughts. He's intelligent and forward, in your face and uncompromising, biased and white. He uses a pseudonym. His name is not Keel Swearingjones, it's America. 

So recently, Keel was a guest columnist for his school's paper. First let me say that Keel is extremely opinionated; that's a good thing. He seized this opportunity to attempt to set the paper, his school and the overall attitude of "college party life" straight. You can read the article here: Sexual Devolution. It's durn good and I wish that all could read it. I'm expecting more and more from him.

Keel is also a part-time-hobby photographer. Here are some of my personal favorites. 

Some musik for my man.

Pyramid Song - Radiohead - Amnesiac - Alternative
The first song I ever heard by Radiohead and a masterpiece - Radiohead is possibly one of three mutual bands Keel and I share. I chose this one because it's meaningful to me and because we both like the band.

My Body Is A Cage - Arcade Fire - Neon Bible - Rock
I have neither the tenacity nor the talent to dissect this song. BUT! I know someone who does: Keel greatly loves this song, so much so that he wrote a masterful filosofeecal post about it on TFTB: "Set My Spirit Free"

Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division - Substance - Pop/Electronic
One of the most influential songs of all time: I'm very glad Keel likes these guys. Without them, none of you indie kids would exist. 

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Oct 24, 2008

Weekend Warriors #2 - Towers And Sewers

So this is the second edition of "Weekend Warriors" - the best things to show off to your friends when you are all sitting around wanting a laugh or a shock.

Cool tower!

So I "stumbled" across these suh-wheat graffiti pictures the other day and thought that all should see this genius. You can view more here.

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Oct 20, 2008

Thank You Katharine - You Have Brightened Our Lives

So I was in tears from the Aphex cover and in tears (from laughter) from this video that Katharine showed me. Here is our conversation before, during, and after the amazingness.

Katharine: random question. have you ever seen the mobile alabama news report about the leprechaun sighting?
Josh: Are you drunk right now?
Katharine: hahahaha. noo. you've never seen it??
Josh: Never
Katharine: oh my goodness. keep in mind. this happened. not a joke
Josh: Alright. This is amazing....HAHAHA!
Katharine: hahahahha
Katharine: "This amateur sketch..."
Josh: Oh my gosh, the car lady is awesome. "Don't be afraid"
Katharine: COULD BE A CRACK HEAD. hahahahah
Katharine: josh i am shocked you've never seen this
Josh: FLUTE!
Katharine: hhahahahhaah
Katharine: hahahahaha
Josh: OH MY GOSH!. I'm watching that again right now
Katharine: hahahahah. it's amazing. errybody seen the leprachaun say YEAHHH
Josh: YEAH!
Katharine: hahahahahha
Josh: Are these people drunk all the time?
Katharine: that, or just on crack
Josh: Who got on to the wrong stuff
Katharine: hahahahahah i was so hoping you'd say that
Josh: In sync man. Wait... He says "It's been passed down for thousands of years from my great, great grandfather." Awesome
Katharine: hahahahhahah i know!! his irish grandfather. the dude is black. don't be afraid man!
Josh: Thank you Katharine.....

Now, watch this video immediately!

Leprechaun In Chiton, Alabama

4 - Aphex Twin - Electronica - Richard D. James Album
The original. In order to understand the complexity of this song you must first free yourself from any emotions whatsoever because I guarantee you will feel them all during the next 3:31 minutes of your life. This song fits any occasion and is one of the best songs ever recorded. Hands down.

4 - Alarm Will Sound - Acoustica: Alarm Will Sound Performs Aphex Twin - Classical
One of the most complex covers I've ever heard. It's all orchestral and it's AFX. Enough said?

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Oct 17, 2008

Weekend Warriors #1: Frogs And Bowls

So here are two videos for you and all your friends to go crazy over this weekend. This is a new segment of Project X5 - Weekend Warriors. I'll try to find something worthy of showing off to your friends this weekend. Here is the first edition.

The Frogfather is probably the funniest video I've seen in a while.

Wild half-time show. Apparently she had been flipping them one at a time onto her head before this guy got to taping. Without a doubt impressive.

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Oct 13, 2008

October 12-18 (Week Of The Term Paper)

So my first college term paper rough draft is due by Friday this week so needless to say I'm not going to have a life the next couple of days. Unless you consider driving 8 hours (4 there, 4 back) to Ashville, NC to see the one, the only, GIRL TALK! Yes, yes, be jealous. If you aren't jealous then you are either going to the show too or are illiterate and can't even read what I'm writing right now (Keel). So in honor of the king, we have three of my favorite mash-ups of all time. I'll try to get a video of the dancing going on tonight by the way.

Fish Tacos (ExtraTartarBlend) - Immuzikation - Probly Normal - Mash Up
Put some sauce on me! (Download it here)
So we've got Coldplay vs Weezer vs Cut Copy vs The Blow vs M.I.A. vs Reading Rainbow Theme here and it is enough to make you soul your pants. BUT, don't take my word for it, here is what Seth has to say about this song. "I have to admit I am nervous about being excited about an album (concerning Viva La Vida), as recently any of them I have gotten excited about has been pretty disappointing (Except for the new M83). This has forced me into the deep cavern of scouring the internet to find great old jams, cool new singles and creative recreations. While, I have found some good stuff on my pilgrimage, I want to feel that excitement of pulling the plastic off a new CD and being blown away. I don't know what it is, maybe its not the music...maybe its me. Whatever the problem, I hope Coldplay can help straighten it out. So, Good Music, if you are reading this right now...I miss you, come back to me. What I have posted here is a mash-up called Fish Tacos by IMMUZIKATION, which follows this formula, Coldplay - Viva La Vida + Weezer - The Greatest Man That Ever Lived + Cut Copy - Far Away + The Blow - Parentheses + M.I.A. - Boyz + Reading Rainbow Theme = Fish Tacos. Basically, if you don't like this mash-up then we are no longer friends and I have nothing else to say to you."
Well said hermano.

Give It To My Boy From School - The Hood Internet - The Mixtape Volume One - Mash Up
Don't forget your lunch! (Download it here)
So in this one we have Timbaland [ft. Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake] - Give It To Me vs Hot Chip - Boy From School. The Timbaland song by itself is marginal yet put over this PHAT Hot Chip beat (the original song is sweet btDUB) it's a masterful mash up. One that should be appreciated because anyone who can make Timbaland enjoyable has to be talented.

Summer Smoke - Girl Talk - Night Ripper - Mash Up
Kneel before the master (Download it here)
So the whole reason behind this post. Girl Talk is by far the most talented mash up artist date. His smooth transitions and broad variety of beats and lyrics are magical and worthy of our respect. Here we've got:
0:00-Amerie - "1 Thing"
0:00-M.I.A. - "Galang"
0:18-Naughty by Nature - "Hip Hop Hooray"
0:41-Black Rob - "Ready"
0:45-Hum - "Stars"
0:54-Kanye West ft. Adam Levine - "Heard 'Em Say"
1:04-Candyman - "Knockin' Boots"
1:04-Shaggy - "Luv Me Luv Me"
1:04-Real Mccoy - "Ooh Boy"
1:11-Jay-Z - "Girls, Girls, Girls"
1:12-Positive K - "I Got A Man"
1:15-Take 6 - "Spread Love"
1:21-Kanye West - "Gold Digger"
1:23-Pilot - "Magic"
1:41-Salt-N-Pepa - "Let's Talk About Sex"
1:42-George Michael - "I Want Your Sex"
1:59-Bell Biv DeVoe - "Do Me!"
1:59-Ludacris ft. Nate Dogg - "Area Codes"
Yep, that's 18 songs sampled in less than two minutes. Even if you don't like it.... wait.... wait a second.... that's impossible! Haha! I crack myself up. Seriously, like it or die.

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Oct 9, 2008

The Pink House Rolled Up Into A Ball

So this here photograph caught my interest. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, First Lady Laura Bush recently flipped a switch in order to project pink lights against the White House. The house was illuminated for all to see with sufficient press coverage. So all are aware, good job month. Now let's have a month to cure it. 

So here is an awesome video of the event. I like how about 45 seconds of it is people not knowing what to do.... 

So since we're all avid fans of Katamari Damacy, here is a picture found by Seth. It's a wedding topper in which the bride and groom are being rolled by the katamari. HILARIOUS!

Que Sera Sera [ft. Charlie Kosei] - Asuka Sakai - Katamari Damacy Soundtrack - Soundtrack

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Oct 5, 2008

Musik and Michael for Oct. 5-11.... which would be -6.

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So here are some new tunes to get you through the week. I'll be working on term paper stuff for English so I had to post this one a little early in order for you all to enjoy it.

Two Nations - The Streets - The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living - Hip Hop/Rap
Want to try some? (Download it here)
Okay, so if you don't know about The Streets, let me tell you before you run away freaked out. They're British so they cuss a lot yet their lyrics are real and intelligent. Not just about hoes and money. Accurately, this song is about how much better England is than the States. With every possible comparison (humor, publicity, corruption, economy, definitions, and musik), the proof is in the lyrics. England is better than USA. So listen and appreciate... then hate.

You Are The Only One I Love (LIVE) - Jaymay - Autumn Fallin' - Folk
So the lyrics of this song aren't too bad but really caught my  interest was the harmonization. Every time the chorus rounds, you hear a new voice accompany Jaymay's and boy, oh, boy, it's wonderful. Also towards the end, after the instrumental interlude (which allows you to sit and be content with the fluid melody occurring), when some are singing the chorus with a background singing "I love you." Great goodness that sounds good. Just stick it out - it's a longer song but it's really, really worth it.

Hometown Glory - Adele - 19 - Pop
Girl power! (Download it here)
Review by Seth.
I am not going to lie. I love "So You Think You Can Dance", mostly for the choreography of Mia Michaels. A little while ago a couple danced to this song on the show and it blew my mind. Not only was the dancing great, but the song was so powerful. The whole neo-soul thing that is happening is great and should not be ruined by Amy Winehouse's antics. It is nice to hear a real voice supported by smart instruments with actual arrangements played with real instruments. I have heard some of Adele's other songs, and I must say they are all quite good. If you like this song, check out her album entitled "19".

So there you have it folks, more musik to get you through the week. And since we all LOVE Michael Cera, here is a not-so-popular webcast series he did. It's really funny and really underrated. I recommend it to anyone who has a sense of humor which, if you're reading this, would be you.

If you're looking for more, just read some of the links to the left: The Finer Things Blog, Ten Ton Truck, WC, etc.

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