Monday, February 28, 2011

Ben Caplan - Stranger

It's snowmageddon, take nine, here in sunny Freddy Beach again, so it's a good day so sit in and do some reading about crazy science news. You should also listen to this great performance from Ben Caplan, who is from Halifax and happens to be playing at Folly Fest this year. It's another from that great Southern Souls website, but it's quite different from any other I've seen. Actually I think it's probably the best one I've seen on that post, not just for it's uniqueness in style and location, but as a single individual performance it's fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. Very fine. Better than that. Fine is ok... who invited Statler & Waldorf to that party?

Ben Caplan - Stranger


I personally think music education is possibly more significant.

Once again, it's all in your head.

Might I suggest a good night's sleep?

This seems kind of obvious.

Of course these are estimates...

To anyone following this topic, this is old news.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Paul Anka - Smells Like Teen Spirit

So the Academy Awards, aka the Oscars, are on the teletube tonight. Sadly (fortunately?) I have never had any interest in watching nonsensical and utterly pointless awards being given out to overhyped celeb types. It's bad enough watching it on the tube, can you imagine actually being in the audience? Cameras on you all the time, boring speeches ad nauseum, and no chance of an escape. Dreadful. I'm pretty tired but here are a bunch of alternative things you would be better off watching instead of suffering through that junk. Better yet, go watch a movie that wasn't nominated. Like this one.

Paul Anka - Smells Like Teen Spirit


TED Talk - How To Balance Life And Work

Ten minutes of common sense to save your sanity.

TED Talk - Using Biomimicry To Create Sustainable Architecture

More interesting and less complicated than it sounds.

TED Talk - Six Ways Mushrooms Can Save The World

Think I've posted it before, but it's worth the repost.

TED Talk - All Things Are Moleeds

This one is really funny too.

TED Talk - Schools Kill Creativity

Probably the best talk I've ever seen.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Rival Schools - Wring It Out

Dunno what happened to yesterday. I think there was lots of snow and I was buried underneath, and then was forced to eat some delicious lasagna. It was torturous, I swear. Something like that. Thanks Katie. Woke up today with the shakes but after sleeping most of the day I seem to have made a rapid recovery, enough to head back to the decks tonight at the Phoenix. You probably won't hear this one tonight but it's a cool track that Shamos posted and I hadn't heard it yet. Rival Schools? Need to seek out more from them I think. Enjoy.

Rival Schools - Wring It Out


Neil Gaiman On Internet Piracy

A very interesting point of view, and one I support.


Soldier Finds World Much Stupider Upon Return

Another humourous TSA anecdote Kaleb sent me.

Steve Martin & Burt Reynolds On The Tonight Show

Some classic 1978 laughs.


Brazilian Taxi Driver Sings Michael Jackson

Just nuts. While driving too.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Stanfields - The Dirtiest Drunk / Jimmy No More

And I was doing so well too... ah well. Somehow between reading all the news about the conflicts in Libya, the earthquake in Christchurch, Justin Bieber's haircut, and playing Angry Birds for far, far, too long I managed to avoid blogging for a couple days. For the sake of productivity, some of this will have to go. I think it's gonna have to be the birds. For those who haven't played it yet, don't. You'll never stop.

There's so much going on in the world right now it's kind of hard to focus on the little things that surround us every day that make a difference. They seem so small and trivial and yet when neglected for too long they begin to feel like as much of an anchor as any other, slowing progress with unrelenting purpose. Entering my fourth decade of this existence, I still haven't quite figured out how to balance it all. I'm getting there, though, slowly but surely.

Back to music. The Shawn Taylor Hype Machine suggested that I blog The Stanfields, and who am I to argue with the great man? These guys are from Halifax, kind of a folk-punk group, and they rock. I recommend checking them out, but only if you're interested in having a great time. Hey, not everyone's into fun, just throwing it out there. Since I've taken a couple days off I'll even post a couple of their good 'uns for you to judge. To find out more of what they're all about, here's a little interview with the legendary Alan Cross that will give you the what's what. Enjoy.

The Stanfields - The Dirtiest Drunk (In The History Of Liquor)

The Stanfields - Jimmy No More [Live Acoustic]


Christchurch Smashed By Earthquake

Over 100 dead now, and the city is in ruins.

The Insurance Aspect Of 9/11 You Might Not Know

Larry Silverstein is a greasy, greasy bugger.

Lt. Col. Guy Razer Weighs In On 9/11

More food for thought on that topic.

Blueberries Faked In Many Food Products

Stand up for blueberries! Stop eating this crap!

Undercover TSA Agent Carries Gun Through Scanners

Not once. FIVE times. Unreal.

Restaurant Refuses To Serve TSA Agents

Karma is at it once again. Power to the people!

Dogs vs TSA Scanners

You decide.


Gulf Of Mexico Still A Mess

You mean BP was lying AGAIN? What a surprise!

Genetically Modified Enviro-Pigs From Canada

This worries me on multiple levels, and not because it's weird.


Rapper M-1 Tells Us How It Is

Hmmm... maybe all rappers aren't dummies after all.

US Admits Fluoride Was An Experiment

A really sick experiment.

Obama Condemns Libya Violence

Well at least he got this one right.


Epic Outtakes

So funny. More bacon.


Cal-Tech Basketball Finally Wins

First victory in 26 years. Great story.

Samurai Fights Shadow

This is amazing.

Angelo Dundee Still Strong At 89

What a legend.

Alex Jones Gets It Right

83 seconds of awesome. This should be required viewing.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lenny Kravitz - Mr. Cab Driver

Lenny Kravitz was one of those awesome rockers who I grew up on, particularly with his huge song "Are You Gonna Go My Way". Up until his 1995 album "Circus" I was really diggin' the Lenny, but ever since he went all digital he kind of got soft and lost his edge. I'm all about the love, peeps, but life isn't always smiles and chocolates and I feel that art should reflect that. It just seems like a shame that so many artists lose that edge somehow and just put out a bunch of sappy filler.

Speaking of art the massive Salvador Dali original "Santiago El Grande" has returned to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, so I think I shall have to go check it out, especially since I haven't been there in about a decade. Gotta admire his wackiness as much as his undoubted talent.

Lenny Kravitz - Mr. Cab Driver [Live Unplugged]


Prompt - Evolve


Neuroscience vs Free Will

Warning: this might make your brain hurt a little.

60 Minutes - Endless Memory

Think you have a good memory? Think again.

Cosmic Census Finds Lots And Lots And Lots Of Planets

Still think we're alone in the galaxy?

UFC Fighter Jon Fitch's Diet

Sort of science? I'm gonna give it a shot.


Those Are My Shoes

Creds to Chafic for this find.

Gorilla Prank Scares NFL Hopefuls


Salvador Dali On "What's My Line"

A little 1950's humour for ya.

Obamicon Me!

Go ahead, I dare ya.


Siamese Dream Girl Now In Smashing Pumpkins

Super weird.

"Fantastic Planet" Movie Trailer

Arguably the worst trailer ever, of all time.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bent - Swollen

I'm pretty beat from a tough workout at the gymio, so here's some nice chillout beats to help relax. I'll be back in the morning with news and such.

Bent - Swollen


Acumen - Cotril [Doomwork Remix]

Nap time.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Common - A Dream

I was out all day so no time for blog or news but now I'm at the Capital and you should come listen to some sweet tunes from me and maybe the bands downstairs but probably mostly me cause I'm cool and I like songs like this one from Common.

Common - A Dream

Back with news tomorrow!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Radiohead - Lotus Flower

I've taken a week off to recover from... well... nothing in particular? Maybe just to recharge the blog's batteries. So here goes.

Today is a big day for new music. Radiohead has released their new album "The King Of Limbs" a day early, and I have it. I haven't listened to it yet, and in fact haven't even listened to the single I'm about to post, but since this is one of my favourite bands, I am confident that it will be awesome.

Hey Rosetta! played at the Market last night here in Freddy Beach, and by all accounts they put on a great show. I just got their new album today, and am listening to it right now. It's good. Get it. It's called "Seeds". I dare say there is a hint of old Radiohead in some of the tracks.

Scientists Of Sound rocket the Capital last night, and although they had some technical difficulties, I gather it was a good performance nonetheless. I got a copy of the new EP "Wealth And Hellness" and was honored to be able to play the album for the first time in public anywhere. It's really good. Get it.

Now enjoy this stellar new Radiohead track that I've never heard, the cool tech-house remix of a Groove Armada classic, and enjoy all the crazy links. See ya tomorrow.


Groove Armada - Superstylin' [Ant Brooks Re-Edit]


A little perspective for ya.

And a little more.


A very interesting one hour documentary.

According to CCNB.

Cyborgs are on the way folks.

Exciting technological advancement.

Fear and Loathing on the DNA Trail '53.


Faux News fails again.

Worth a watch. He's got some good ideas.


I have no idea what they're saying, but it's hilarious.

For the cat lovers out there. Check out the others.

Jorge you beauty.

Dangerously hilarious. Check out his other stuff too.

Maybe he should try curling.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Rage Against The Machine - Freedom

It's been a memorable day for Egypt, so in honour of their strength as a people I thought I should post a little Rage Against The Machine.

Rage Against The Machine - Freedom [Live In Mexico]


Hosni Mubarak Steps Down

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mark Ronson - Just

Well it's official, I'm going to UFC 129 in Toronto. Awesome. I've been before but this one, I feel, will be special. Particularly since I haven't been back to Toronto in ages. Well, not much to do now but bask in the glory of mountains of snow with a cool glass of my favourite fluoride-free Fredericton tap water while listening to Mark Ronson's brilliant cover of a Radiohead classic. Have a good one.

Mark Ronson - Just


Diet Soda And Salty Foods Are Real Bad

Just in case you were ignorant to the obvious.

Looking At Your Body Reduces Pain

Drop the pills, use the force.

Chocolate Rich In Antioxidants

So great. I'm eating some tonight!


Liberals Oppose Bill S-10

Another victory for common sense. Well done Liberals.


Star Wars Car Commercial

Car ads usually really suck, so here's a funny one.


Blanket Octopus Spotted Off Florida Keys

Whoa. That is one weird looking octopus.

The Head-Shaving Helmet

Um, I think I'll stick to my razor thanks.

Man Uses Stolen Identity For 50 Years

I bet Elvis is still out there somewhere.

An Internet Just For Robots

Counting down to Mr. Data, or the Terminator?

Meat-Eating Furniture

This is getting ridiculous.


Teeny Little Super Guy

Thanks Ashley for posting this blast from the past.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Nas & Damian Marley - Patience

"People think other people care about they have to say. Take it from a part-time blogger: They don't. No one cares what you have to say." - Unknown Author

That was posted on Julie's Facebook status today. I'm not sure what to think about it. I'll have to get back to you on that one.

February sunshine always seems to make me think that I've wasted a whole lot of time over the winter, and can't wait to get outside to get things done. I haven't really been that unproductive, but patience is a particularly difficult virtue to master.

Here's an awesome new video from Nas and Damian Marley.

Nas & Damian Marley - Patience


Poor Diet May Lower Child's IQ

Fast food: making us dumber each and every day.

X-Rays Show Leg In Ancient Snake

You mean... evolution is... real???

The Radio Stations Of The Brain

A good idea of why music affects us.

World's First Programmable Nanoprocessor

Remember that computer stuff from last week? Obsolete.

Calgary Removing Fluoride From Water

Way to follow in Fredericton's footsteps.


Dog Sled Case Raises Employment Law Questions

My high school amigo Martin gives us the what's what.

Dominic Cardy Of The NDP Talks Economy

What? A politician speaking in common sense? Blasphemy!

Janet Napolitano Warns Of Terrorists

Terrorist! Al Qaeda! Jihad! Terrorist!


Woman Dies After Butt Implant



World's Oldest Beer To Be Brewed Again

How much for a 6-pack?

Slow Down

Ok now speed up again.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Rebel Emergency - Take Me

No time for small talk. This is the new Rebel Emergency video hot off the press. After years of hard work and dedication these guys are finally starting to get their due. Mad props to guitar king Geoff and bass boss Mike for keepin' it real. Enjoy.

Rebel Emergency - Take Me


CRTC To Lift Ban On False News Regulations

Seriously. Can we PLEASE get rid of the CRTC now?

Bush To Face Criminal Charges Abroad

What goes around, comes around.


Epic Tequila Taco

More please.

Evolution vs Creationism, Family Guy Style



Man Dies After Being Stabbed By Rooster

One less idiot in the world.


Giant Snowman Built By Runner

That is a truly epic snowman.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Youssou N'Dour & Neneh Cherry - 7 Seconds

I had a bit of the sniffles yesterday and thankfully missed the Superbowl halftime abomination, but have recovered sufficiently to post a bunch of links today. Remember this great tune? Maybe not, considering it came out back in 1994. Youssou N'Dour is a world famous singer, composer, and social activist from Senegal. If you haven't heard of him, you're missing out, and hopefully this will change things for you. Neneh Cherry is Swedish-African, quite an interesting mix, and has been around for a while, mostly doing collaborations in recent years. Give this one a good listen or two. And heck, why not post another great track with Youssou featuring in it. Big it up.



Now this is something worth considering.


The autobahn of Rome?

Think they'll find a Transformer there?


I just had to laugh.

Former Ugandan president and Olympic swimmer.

How is he on TV? Can you explain that? Who put him there?


Wow. Now that is amazing.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Stuffa - Proof

Yesterday was dubstep, today's it's some deep house. I like deep house music. It's good. Better than dubstep. This is a new release from Stuffa, but it's an interesting video. They took all the tracks from the single, including the remixes, and mixed them all together to make the video. It's a cool preview idea, a cool video, and a pretty cool track in itself. I'm most looking forward to the Wolf & Lamb mix. Sounds wicked fresh. Oh look I found it. Bonus beats it is. Enjoy the beats and newsy links.


Stuffa - Proof [Wolf & Lamb Remix]


Take a day off from the gym and go outside.

Popeye was right after all.

Probably helps with other stuff too.



Sounds like the Fed could use a bailout. Any takers?


Watch the top right about 26 seconds in.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Benga & Coki - Night

It's dubstep day on the blog, which means anything of any serious consequence will be kept to a minimum. Sort of. As I've said before, I'm not a dubstep fan. I'm still waiting to be "converted", but I'm not hopeful. It's kind of funny that the ones that I do like are often more drum & bass than dubstep, but maybe that's because it's what I think dubstep should have been. Less wobble bass, more creativity please. And how... HOW, I plead, am I supposed to dance to this stuff?


Skrillex - Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites [Noisia Remix]


Hmm... that looks tough.

Cool, but I'm not actually a robot.

You've got to be joking.

Ok, almost got it.

I think I can handle that one.


I give up.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Miami Horror - Holidays

Miami Horror are actually from Australia. Fact. These guys are part of the disco funky movement that is gaining momentum these days. Mizz Maxine posted "I Look To You" a couple days ago and reminded me about this track I've been rocking at the Phoenix lately. Great tune, fun group, check them out.

Miami Horror - Holidays


Emmanuel - Nautilus


Extinct Japanese Salmon Returns

Now can we make the CRTC extinct?

Milky Way Eats Neighboring Galaxy

Nom nom nom.


Government Overrules CRTC Meter Decision

We've won. Sort of. For now.


No Shadow From Punxsutawney Phil, Winter Over?

Can't be any worse than the meteorologists.

The Sloppy Roethlisberger

So epic. Go Steelers.


Mona Lisa Was A Man

Always thought "she" looked kinda dodgy.

Dick Cheney Is Darth Vader

No wonder he's so evil.


Biological Cars On The Way

Super cool. Mushrooms are awesome.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Charles Bradley - The World (Is Going Up In Flames)

No time to comment on anything right now, too busy dealing with snowmageddon while watching the Egyptian situation closely. I echo the sentiments of Charles Bradley. Debut album at the age of 62 and he knows exactly what's going on. Thanks to Meghan for the sweet tune. Check out some links and I'll see ya tomorrow.

Charles Bradley - The World (Is Going Up In Flames)


More Egypt Footage

This is a world changing event, take notice.


Faster Computer Chips

That brand new computer you just got is now obsolete.

Exercise Improves Memory In Older Adults

Keep the body healthy and the brain will follow.

Dark Matter, Coming Soon From A LHC Near You

Scary, and exciting at the same time.

Boy Invents A Death Ray

Can we harness this potential for good things?

Brain Can Overcome Sleep Apnea

What else can we fix with our brains?


Chinese Boy Has 31 Digits

Built in snow shoes!


Free Online File Converter

Geeks rejoice! Thanks to Scout for this find!