Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Recontextualization vs. Reactionarians

Ok so seriously... watch these two videos. Obviously a joke. How did David Cross get so fucking good? This just takes him to the next level in my mind. If I saw this on Saturday Night Live it would make me shit happiness for days. Oh and damn.... is that Johnny Marr on the accompaniment?

Now watch this. Holy Bicycles! David Cross was just doing a cover! Now Bank of America is suing him and they might actually have a case! GOOD LORD NOW KILL ME>>>

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Sunday, November 05, 2006

Who's Your Indie Crush?

I don't know about you guys, but I've been trying real hard to get myself an indie crush for years now. I know, I know: there has to be a better adjective than indie, right? But you know what I'm talking about. Yeah, yeah: Beyoncé's smoking hot; we get it. And Britney Spears did this photo shoot for the New York Times a few years ago that blew me away (there's a good pun in there somewhere). But I'm talking about the kind of crush that has cred.

And it's not that I haven't been looking. I tried Meg White for a while, but she's all knockers, no personality. And I tried Karen O, but she's just not a hottie. (Pictures of her were still scarce for a while after Albert Hammond, Jr. wore that pin on SNL, so for a long time I had a pretty intense aural crush with just a few face-covering photos to aid me.) And what are my other choices... M.I.A.? Lady Sov? Joanna Newsom? Yeah, Newsom's a maybe. And alright, alright, there's always Chan Marshall, but she's a model now (don't believe me?), so I feel like she's up there with the professional hotties. And Regina Spektor is really cute, but I'm pretty sure she's way too old for me. The girls from Fannypack? Uh-uh.

So here comes Uffie. I can't take her seriously, and I can't say that her rapping is any good. But the lyrics are certainly adorable and hilarious, and the electro beats complement their uh, sensuality. She's on Ed Banger records, for all you kids who keep track of that. (Maybe you know labelmates Justice.) Oh, and did I mention that she's a genuine, certified smoking hot girl? Have doubts? That's her up there in that photo. And some Italian magazine that seems really cool, but most of the content of which I can't read has a bad ass photo shoot of her. So go knock yourselves out (that good pun is just too obvious).

She doesn't have an album out, and there are just a handful of singles she's released, but she's my official indie crush. Who's yours? I think girls have a few more options than us fellas, but I'd be happy to get comments from both sexes.

And in addition! I'm going to post what I believe is Uffie's total output to date. If not total, it's certainly the vast majority. Voici:

Uffie - "Pop the Glock (Original Mix)"

Uffie - "Pop the Glock (Sebastian Remix)"

Uffie - "Ready to Uff (Mr. Oizo Mix)"

Uffie - "Ready to Uff (TV Track)"

Uffie - "Hot Chick"

Uffie - "In Charge"

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Farnsworth Parabox of Damien Rice

I'm sure most of you are familiar with the theory of parrallel universes. The simple idea that if you were to rotate the earth 180 degrees on it's orbit (landing it directly behind the sun), you would find a planet equal to the earths dimensions but completely opposite in every way. It would serve to balance out the beauty, depravity, poverty, excess, and spirit of this world. It's an anti-earth. It's the idea that a very popular episode of Futurama is based on.

Well -- there was a slip-up here on our own earth and Damien Rice fell into a Farnsworth Parabox. He stumbled out and it was Universe # 10393 or something where the molasses-voiced Damien and his soundtrack ballads came out as Plan B. I call it Grind, but keep in mind that I'm an idiot. Other idiots will call it Eminem with an accoustic guitar and a british accent or Sage Francis covering Everlast. Still even more idiots will go drrrr.... drrr....... Regardless. I do like Plan B. Something tells me that he'll be on less soundtracks next year than the new Damien Rice material -- but maybe in an alternate universe somewhere, the opposite is true.

The first song is the controversial anti-censorship track, Sik 2 Def, and the second track is a live accoustic version of Who Needs Action, When You've Got Words that I've had stuck in my head for a couple of days.

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