Monday, August 22, 2005

Things I'm Digging Right Now (Proof of My Immaturity and My Age Pt. 1)

Love it that we still live in a world where, in California of all places, a "lost" waterfall can be found.
National Geographic

The childish robot obsession continues. (Thanks, T)
What's Your Robot Name?

As well as my endless obsession with zombies. (Thanks to Y-vonne)

Movies, always movies.
The Aristocrats: I love doody. And skull fuckery.
Wedding Crashers: Vince Vaughn is my hero. I know Miss Tanya disagrees about this film, but she is just wrong. Especially about Elf.

Why forget music?
Josef wrote about his top 5 rock records list. Don't take this as a critique of his list because J-Ro has some great, if sometimes snooty, taste. Here are 5 rock records I love, with the boring, cowardly, de rigeur caveat that the list is subject to change at any moment:
The Pretenders - The Pretenders
Flaming Lips - Clouds Taste Metallic
My Bloody Valentine - "You Made Me Realise" EP -or- Jesus and Mary Chain - Darklands
Husker Du - Flip Your Wig
Replacements - Let It Be

But don't you like any new shit?
Spoon - Gimme Fiction
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Brendan Benson - The Alternative to Love
The Ponys - Celebration Castle
Caribou - The Milk of Human Kindness

Final thing that makes me happy right now:
I got hitched!

Monday, August 01, 2005

Danger Danger

I have to say that I wasn't really sure about DJ Dangermouse. The Grey Album didn't really get me worked up beyond an amazing yet obvious concept. But the last Gorillaz album actually won me over. The beats were nerdalicious and quirky, a reaction to the racket that comes from the hip hop money machine clanking away. I'm really not the one to offer an in-depth analysis on this, but y'know.

Even with his success on Demon Days I was really nervous to hear that Dangermouse was teaming up with my hero MF Doom. After listening to a few tracks from here and here, however, I am officially a fan. While I'm not too sure about Brak rapping at the end of "The Mask," I am salivating waiting for The Mouse & the Mask to come out in October. And Ghostface the Iron Man teamed up with the Metal Faced Villain all wrapped up in an Adult Swim and Epitaph shell? I couldn't be happier.