itty interwebs: more arts, musics, and awsmness

She’s back!
Here’s another week’s worth of interwebs from me to you. I find it to be mostly relevant and not pointless! :D

RAC remix of that awsm Edward Sharpe etc song?! has a free download (below)?! The last time I stumbled upon an RAC remix was of Tokyo Police Club in approx 2007 (Be Good RAC Remix) and man, if I had the energy to go through my from 2007, I could probably legitimately state that that mix would have been my highest play. I guess what I’m trying to say is: “Eeeee! Exciting!”  …However, upon a few listens, I’ve decided it’s really just a mediocre remix that largely sticks to the original song. Bummer. But I mean the original is still fabulous so it’s worth a listen or two or three.
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – Home (RAC Remix)

By some chance of fate I ended up accidentally meeting Portland-based artist Adam Baz twice this weekend. He plays in the kickass duo Brainstorm (which has a sick myspace AND a tuba… doesn’t get much better than that.) Anyway he’s a pretty rad dude with several awesome collections that you can view at his website below. I am particularly in love with The Eternal Myth, but I strongly recommend looking through everything. Go art!
Adam Baz

This is just some general silliness for your general enjoyment. Take it or leave it, ya know?
Japanese Binocular Soccer

I’m sure oodles of you have heard of emo+beer and its hilarious yet thoughtful commentary on all things musical via the use of charts. Well this past week Surfer Blood played a show at Pitzer College (approximately 1.1 miles from my dorm at Pomona College) The show was pretty great, and I got to take lots of groovy pictures of the whole event *self promotion* so I had a blast. However this chart that emo+beer artist Andrew Kuo put up gave me a laugh so I decided to share it with you guys. Maybe a few of you have seen Surfer Blood and find it hilarious, and if not, perhaps you might chuckle anyway.
Surfer Blood at the Mercury Lounge

So every now and again I’m told I’m a hipster, and it’s usually dripping with evil connotations. I don’t really know whether I should try to fend off such accusations, ‘cause I instinctively get a bit defensive. I think for the most part I’ve retired to the title though, because I mean, that means I’m… hip… right?  So here’s this website to this book that I’ll probably be given someday ironically. I’m 5 for 6 on the Clues You Are A Hipster page so, I guess, well… whatever bro! (My birthday is May 5, by the way.)
Hipster Handbook

I had to go back and throw this in last minute. I just came upon Spike Jonze’s recent short film I’m Here (based on The Giving Tree!) and it broke my little heart. First of all, it’s about robot love. I think I’ve said enough right there. But then you add in a killer soundtrack featuring Girls, Sleigh Bells, and the greatest song ever performed live… wait for it… The Past Is A Grotesque Animal by Of Montreal! That really is what won me over (and I was already really into the adorably dorky robot and Sleigh Bells bit.) Also, this song, which is just so… touching! Anyway you oughtta check it out, it’s up for your viewing pleasure for free online. It’s also sponsored by Absolut Vodka… I don’t totally understand that but I’m gonna go with it.
I’m Here
(I wonder if I should make a habit of ending every post with something robot-related. Probably not.)

aaaaanndd, that’s it for now!
don’t forget me!

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3 comments for “itty interwebs: more arts, musics, and awsmness

  1. March 29, 2010 at 5:19 AM

    The Japanese Binocular Soccer is brilliant! I already knew it but it give a perfect insight into how rediculously fantastic and weird Japanese culture can be.

    Otherwise excellent links too!

  2. March 29, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    You definitely gotta catch up on your RAC. The dude (Andre Anjos) makes the most consistently quality remixes out there and occasionally smashes it out of the park. The RAC remix of John Legend’s “Everybody Knows” is phenomenal and definitely one of the best remixes of last year.

    Here is some more RAC for ya! Enjoy!

    The thing I like most about RAC is that he doesn’t over-do it by adding endless beats and bass, etc. His “sound” changes to tailor itself to each song and “Home” is a good example of that. He didn’t turn it into a super catchy club banger but to me it really works. By highlighting the songs best parts he invites us to experience the song in a new setting as opposed to the default remix approach of simply making it “danceable.”

    Anyway, thats my two cents for the day. Thanks for that soccer link, I’m still laughing just thinking about it.

  3. Erfmonger.
    March 31, 2010 at 5:00 PM


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