Monday, January 23, 2006


According to Gawker, a Philip Morris rep claims that the company, in fact, does not have an illegal grassroots campaign to attract underaged smokers. Don't know about you, but I'm shocked.

Have you seen VH1's new show, Web Junk 20 with Patrice O'Neal? First Google Video hits the internet like a fucking monsoon, and now VH1 has a show about their favorite web clips of the week - including the horrifying Neti-Pot demo, and a clip of Kelsey Grammar falling off a stage. Human interaction is officially a thing of the past.

I'm not sure whether I love the video for Death From Above 1979's "Black History (Sammy Danger Remix)", or if it just reminds me how fucking great the song is. But I guess that's what a music video is supposed to be for. It's just a 90's-style color distorted video of the guys playing instruments with a bunch of distortion effects, plus a crow (see left).

DFA1979 - "Black History (Sammy Danger Remix)" [mov]

Four-piece band Tapes 'N Tapes have gotten some buzz here in NYC recently, and for good reason; their songs are hooky and gently experiment with a variety of genre hybrids. "Insistor" has a catchy, excited indie honky-tonk feeling. I don't like the word "lovers" - but this song makes it work.

Tapes 'N Tapes - "Insistor" [mp3]
Tapes 'N Tapes - "Cowbell" [mp3]
Tapes 'N Tapes - "Omaha" [mp3]

And on, and on, and on...


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