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  1. yer robots are crap 4eva

    October 18, 2010 by jjosh

    I mean, Flying Lotus! When I started out as an assistant editor, I spent about 6 weeks working with an editor who was making a 1-hour show. My job was basically to hand her the tapes she might need. Other than that I was free to watch and try and figure out how she was doing what she was doing. It was great.

    I would like to do the same thing watching Flying Lotus to see how he makes these tracks. How do you make computers sound like they're a little off-kilter, in that electronic but almost organically wrong way. I want to know!

    The video is great. Weird weird weird, but fits the music kind of perfectly. Also, you can download the 3-d models and use them to make your own video, if you know how to do that kind of thing…which I don't…

    Flying Lotus – Kill Your Co-Workers from Warp Records on Vimeo.

  2. gogo parties

    October 14, 2010 by jjosh

    JH sent me this DC gogo track that was so good, and he called it out as head-nodding, which made me think of that Busta Rhymes track, so I did a quick mashup, added a deep beat (from that L-E-N Mixtape) and then spent 2 evenings making a video for it…

    I think it feels good, nice for a Friday…

  3. slow him down!

    October 11, 2010 by jjosh

    Here is a Justin Bieber song slowed down by 800% and with lots of reverb added…it sounds like an ambient classic…

    J. BIEBZ – U SMILE 800% SLOWER by Shamantis

  4. pulse generator

    October 10, 2010 by jjosh

    I made this youtube vid of myself messing around with a pulse generator that I got at a yard sale for $5…might be my best yard sale purchase ever…

    the sounds are so electronic-y, so analog…good stuff…

  5. heaven’s door

    October 8, 2010 by jjosh

    I'm doing this gig for a month in midtown, and I have to take a subway tunnel on 14th st to get to the 1, and as well as a "New York Times published poet" there's always someone playing music in there…this morning there was a guy doing an amazing version of Knockin on Heaven's Door…it sounded perfect, underground, mournful, acoustic, the sadness mirroring the people on their way to somewhere, in between places…

    it made me think of watching Peckinpah's "Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid" which is a fitfully amazing film, and for which Dylan wrote the song…I remember watching it with Brooks M when we were in HIgh School and he was crazy…he was telling me how if you really want to make a film you should pick your favorite film and just watch it over and over, learning what shot cuts to what, and trying to figure out how it was made…this sounded horrible to me…I did not have any kind of discipline back then, and the idea of analyzing a movie shot by shot seemed awful…Brooks told me he had done it to PG & Billy the Kid…then we watched it…

    parts of it were crazy boring, parts of it were amazing…the part where Knockin on Heaven's Door shows up is amazing…

    unfortunately I can only find it in Spanish, but maybe you can still get the impact of it…even today when I heard it, I thought immediately of Brooks and how I've been meaning to break down a favorite film of mine for ages and have never sat down and done it…gotta do that some day…

  6. would that I were in Portland…

    October 6, 2010 by jjosh

    then I could go to this animation festival, which looks amazing.

    DMTV trailer – Floating World Animation Fest, Holocene, Oct. 13th 2010 from Floating World Comics on Vimeo.

  7. hand jive

    September 20, 2010 by jjosh


  8. man, relax

    September 17, 2010 by jjosh

    true story…(thanks KT G!)

  9. like kids

    September 16, 2010 by jjosh

    but without the, you know, kids…

  10. gentle and lovely

    September 15, 2010 by jjosh

    I'm looking forward to picking up this album by Solar Bears when it comes out on Sept 20…they've made a gentle and lovely video for the title track…the video is really well done, and suits the music perfectly…use this to take the edge off your ADD/case/Wednesday…

  11. flame on!

    September 14, 2010 by jjosh

    Weirdly, I could watch this all day…this was posted by WIRED to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros…they listed a bunch of things that Mario can do that you can do as well…in this case, throwing fireballs…

  12. internet overload

    September 13, 2010 by jjosh

    wow, try to stick it out, there are rewards to be had in this thing…one man's collection of animated gif's, set to the obsessive radio dial switch mash-up style of Girl Talk (which is normally a bit much for me, but seems perfect here)…

    Cache Rules Everything Around Me from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

  13. masks

    September 11, 2010 by jjosh

  14. 8 bit white boy hip hop

    September 9, 2010 by jjosh

    is my new favorite genre. Ok, you could say that this is a little too insider-y for NYC, but there's still something great about it.

  15. a face melter

    September 8, 2010 by jjosh

    Wow. I love Dash Shaw's low-fi sci-fi psychedelic aesthetic, and this animated film he's been working on looks amazing. Music is solid, building building building. It looks like a dream with a plot. Can't wait to see the final product, here's a trailer…

    "The Ruined Cast" / Dash Shaw – demo teaser from Howard Gertler on Vimeo.