Saturday, April 30, 2011

Headstones - Come On

Headstones! The Headstones? I'm not really sure which one is correct so I'll just do both. Either way, Hugh Dillon's kick-ass group is one of the most awesome and under-appreciated Canadian rock groups ever. At least according to me. Sadly their last album came out in 2002, but they did have a little mini-reunion of sorts a couple months ago. So while some of you are reading about who whispered what to who at some boring rich person's ridiculous pomp and circumstance theater production, I'm rocking out to some Headstones. Right now.

Headstones - Come On


Hard Core Logo - Blue Tattoo

Can't forget Hard Core Logo!


Caves Discovered Under The Pyramids

You mean Zahi Hawass wasn't telling the truth? Shock! Horror!

The Bosnian Pyramids

Bigger than the Egyptian ones!


Jack Layton On The Hour

Not really a fan, but he can't possibly be as bad as Harper.

Canada Under Harper Suffering International Reputation Decline

There might be a recurring theme here somewhere...

Who Is The Real Canadian Majority?

An interesting piece by my friend Matt on some important numbers to consider.

Ron Paul - A Lesser Evil?

A cut-to-the-chase evaluation of Ron Paul vs Barack Obama.

US Gets C Credit Rating

Not too good for an already weak American economy.


Jury Acquits Man Of Stealing 99 Cent Hot Dog

A jury??? Good grief.

Strange Walking Stick Things Near Fresno

What the heck is that?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Beastie Boys - Make Some Noise

Holy cheese and rice there's a new Beastie Boys video out, and a new album coming out on May 2nd! Big it up! So pumped... this new single is awesome, the video is wicked awesome, and I can't wait to listen to the album. These guys are all mid-40s now and still rockin' it, so there's hope for me yet. No more talk. Enjoy.

Beastie Boys - Make Some Noise


The Brain Mechanisms Of Self-Consciousness

I think, therefore I am. Right?

Low-Cost Bacterial Infection Sensor

Dr. McCoy comin atcha full speed!

Can Traumatic Memories Be Erased?

Apparently in the future they might!

Animals Have Personalities Too

This seems obvious, now science backs it up.


Epic Fast Food Lasagna

This might be my favorite one so far.

Miles Kurosky - Dog In The Burning Building

Crap, I almost forgot about Wednesday. It's just one of those forgetful kind of days that kind of happens sometimes but usually just comes and goes without incident. It's rather silly if you ask me. I think it's therefore worthy of a silly video, and I can't think of one much sillier than this one from Miles Kurosky. See ya tomorrow.

Miles Kurosky - Dog In The Burning Building

Silly as it gets, I tell ya.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Q-Tip - Breathe And Stop

Tuesday is a good day for hip-hop. Mondays usually are two, and sometimes Wednesdays, but today is Tuesday so let's worry about them other days later. I've been working on a new track over the past couple of days. Nothing epic, but just a quick little ditty that I wanted to try and finish real quick like. Hopefully it'll be done tomorrow, or at least by Thursday. In the meantime I've been groovin' to Q-Tip's great album "Amplified". Hadn't listened to it all the way through in ages, so long that I'd forgotten what I was missing. Give it a go. Here's a boss track from it.

Q-Tip - Breathe And Stop


Japan Opens New Train Line

I can't believe how excited they are about it.


Ron Paul To Run For President?

Looks like, good thing I'd say.


Old Folger's Coffee Commercial

How did they get away with this stuff?


Hackers Keep PlayStation Network Offline

Not even mighty Sony is safe!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Man Man - Van Helsing Boombox

Today is Monday. Sunday, I've been assured, happened, yet I have but faint memories of it, even though it was apparently just yesterday. Strange that. Almost as strange as Man Man. Almost. I saw these guys at Evolve a couple years back and they were astonishingly bizarre in a most excellent kind of way. This is a live cut from their session with La Blogotheque in Paris. I suggest you check out that site. It's real cool. Shazam!

Man Man - Van Helsing Boombox [Live]


Solar Power Without Solar Cells

Turns out light does have significant magnetic potential. Who knew?


Wing Sings Back In Black

What a cover. Wing wocks!


Sharks Dying In San Francisco Bay

Hopefully this is just an anomaly of sorts.

Termites Eat A Million Rupees In Indian Bank

They must be working for Wall Street.

The Mongolian Death Worm

Fact or fiction?

The Kilogram Is Losing Weight

This is very strange indeed.

A Tiny Apartment With 24 Rooms

Like something from The Fifth Element.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

TV On The Radio - Wolf Like Me

Gerard Smith was the quiet bass player from the band TV On The Radio for the past six years. Sadly only a few short days ago he passed on after a relatively short battle with lung cancer. Best wishes to the band in the future. No much other news today except that the NSA has made public some documents which suggest radio communication with extraterrestrial intelligence. You can find the link below. See ya at the Phoenix tonight.


The Notorious B.I.G. - Party And Bullshit [Ratatat Remix]

Everyone's lovin' this one right now.


"We are not alone in the universe." Check it.

Friday, April 22, 2011

SebastiAn - Embody

Thanks to everyone who came out to party at the Phoenix last night. Judging by the fact that none of you would leave at the end, I'm guessing it was good times had by all. It was a good day to relax and get a little fresh air today, and tonight I think it'll be a nice quiet one. Here's a funky video from SebastiAn that Noematus posted a while back. I really dig the production, and I'm on the look out for an instrumental version if anyone's got one. Have a good one.

SebastiAn - Embody


Nadastorm - Theo

Super groovy deep house beat. Really diggin' it.


Making The Bionic Leg

Just imagine. Usain Bolt vs the Six Million Dollar Man.

New Material Can Be Fixed By Light

This is just crazy. Check out the video here.

Functioning Artifical Synapses

Prosthetic brains?!? On the way.


Canadian Women's Favorite Pick-Up Line

Pretty funny actually.


Frozen Alien Body Is Merely A Bunch Of Bread Crumbs...

...or is it? Check it out and decide for yourself.

Who Are These Recurring Comic Book Police Characters?

Can you solve the mystery?

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Carl Sagan - A Glorious Dawn

Well it's the long weekend, so no doubt most people will be out tonight to celebrate. Come on up to the Phoenix and have a drink with me tonight, I've got all kinds of crazy tunes to keep you entertained. Here's a little musical science for you, a neat little mix of Carl Sagan with a cameo from Stephen Hawking that is good for a smile or two. I miss that Carl fella. No big news today, just a few weird and wacky things for you to gander over. See ya tonight.

Carl Sagan - A Glorious Dawn


Did The Early Universe Have Only One Dimension?

Kind of like a living Pac-Man game. Cool.

Stimulating The Brain With A Battery

Hook a brother up!

Marketers Want To Read Your Brainwaves

Who would ever volunteer to wear that thing?

Brazilian Police To Wear New Cyber-Sunglasses

The future of law-enforcement. RoboCop here we come.

The World Could End Sooner Than Later

Good thing I've been enjoying myself while I'm still here.


The JFK-UFO Connection

Not nearly as crazy as it sounds.


Suicide By Crocodile

I hope he at least tried to wrestle one for a bit.

Learning To Be A Psychic

I thought that's what economists were trained to do?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Roots Manuva - The Falling

Good day for hip-hop I think. Roots Manuva is a wicked rapper and producer from the UK who's been reppin' it for more than a decade now. His beats gravitate between reggae and hip-hop and a bit of garage, but he's always fresh. Definitely recommend checking his stuff out. This is a fan-made video but it's such a great track I'm posting it anyway.

Roots Manuva - The Falling


Jaydiohead - 99 Anthems

Cool mashup from Max Tannone's Jaydiohead project.


The Top 14 Astronomy Pictures Of 2010

Some amazing shots there.

Pictures Of The Year 2010

This is the UK's favourite space pics.


Florida Elections Are Rigged

That's how they do it.

Why Is There No Looting In Japan?

A testament to the Japanese people.

How To Run A Bank The Right Way

Too bad we're stuck with the wrong ones.

New Treaty Would Ban Space Weapons For All

I believe this is called "wishful thinking".


Perry Como Is Still Alive

Oh SCTV, you're so great.

Epic Meal Abomination

This one's even a little gross.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ludovico Einaudi - Nuvole Bianche

I spent the best part of yesterday working on my music archive. When you have as much music as I do it all has to be meticulously labeled and organized or you just can't find anything when you need it. I suppose I haven't quite reported about Cuba yet... so I'll try to sum it up in these few words:

Hola mojito, una cerveza por favor, dos agua, fiesta siesta, cuba libre, tequila boom boom, purple rain train, muy caliente, turkey vulture, sugar cane, pineapple, ham & cheese, salty barrages, over-juiced mermaids, fondo blanco, quieren tocarme, cohiba, senorita, muchacho, muchos gracias, buenos noches, feliz cumpleanos, adios amigos, viva la revolucion!

This is a stunning video titled "The Mountain", put together from time-lapse photography by Terje Sorgjerd and music by Ludovico Einaudi. I was just going to link to it, but it's so amazing I thought I'd just feature it instead. There's another 6 minute version of it here to different music, but it's just the same video looped twice. I highly recommend putting this on HD and full-screening it.

Ludovico Einaudi - Nuvole Bianche


Brentford All Stars - Greedy G

A little funk c/o DJ STV to get you groovin'.


TED TALK - Caroline Casey: Looking Past Limits



Beavers Building A House

Super cool, the narrator's a bit silly though.

Michio Kaku Speaks On Japanese Nuclear Disaster

A somewhat sobering assessment.


Marijuana To Be Legalized In Ontario In 90 Days?

This would be a landmark decision, but there's a ways to go yet.

EU Successfully undermines Ireland's Anti-GMO Policy

A sign of things to come? Terrible news.

Are We Going To Reward Contempt Of Parliament?

Think about it.

Michael Ignatieff Says "Rise Up" Canadians

I like his message, but I'm still not a fan. Smells of "yes we can".

Bruce MacKinnon's Take On The Election

Love it.

Mr. Lahey On Student Voting

Vote Mr. Lahey.

Online Poker Big Three Indicted

A ridiculous waste of legal resources on something that should be legal.


Radiohead Fan Speaks Out

For the record, Kid A is my favourite.

President Of Czech Republic Steals A Nice Pen

Must be rough times in central Europe.

2001 Ford Focus Ghia For Sale

Cocktails are extra.

Epic Mac & Cheese

Starving students rejoice.


Jack The Ripper Was A German Sailor

What's weirder, the facts, or the guy digging them up over a century later?

Super Organism Is Eating The Titanic

Can we get a calorie count on that?


25 Mind Blowing Aerial Photographs

From the amazing Yann Arthus Bertrand.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

KO - Capable

Well the full Cuban reaction will have to wait until tomorrow, just not enough time in the day to get everything done, and I'm still not quite recovered from the adventure. Here's some more sweet tunage from Toronto's KO, who now include my fellow Scarborough musicos Mike and Geoff on bass and guitar respectively. You might also recognize them from the Rebel Emergency. Sweet tunage, I'd like to see them live in action, I guess this is as close as it gets for now.

KO - Capable [Live @ The Horseshoe Tavern]


Gang Colours - No Clear Reason

Back with a full update tomorrow afternoon.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Das Pop - The Game

Took two days to recover from my Cuban adventure. More on that tomorrow. Spent all day in "lovely" Saint John. In an hour I'll be back in the Phoenix. I'm completely spent right now so I'll leave you with this crazy track I came across yesterday. Make of it what you will. I suggest using the HD full screen option. Back with a regular post tomorrow late afternoon-ish.

Das Pop - The Game

Actually I'm really diggin' this tune right now. Good find.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Los Paraguayos - Guantanamera

Well, looks like it's a sunny day. What to do? Hmmm... I could go for nice daiquiri, and some happy latin music. Brilliant idea! Random road trip to Cuba! I'm off! No phones, no computers, no clocks for a week! Keep an eye on the world while I'm gone, you never know when it might need you.

Los Paraguayos - Guantanamera

Adios amigos!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Barenaked Ladies - Lovers In A Dangerous Time

This time tomorrow I'll be at the airport in Moncton getting ready to head off to Cuba. Exciting times. Given that I may or may not get one last post in depending on how late I sleep in, but hopefully I'll at least post a couple tunes.

Ashley posted the classic Barenaked Ladies cover of Bruce Cockburn's original yesterday, so I dug out this nice live clip. Ed and Steven were in the same school program as I was, albeit a few years earlier, so it was great to see them find success the way they did. Sadly the band lost a bit of its edge in recent years and Steven has since left the band, but hopefully they'll have a little reunion one day. Either way, they were great, and this is a great track. Enjoy.

Barenaked Ladies - Lovers In A Dangerous Time [Live]


Official United Nations Recognition Of HAARP's Capabilities

About half way down, look for ALEDIA CENTENO RODRIGUEZ's report.

Bradley Manning's Military Doctors Accused Of Torture

This is nothing short of a disgrace.

P.J. Crowley Resigns Over Manning Remarks

So much so that a man with over 30 years of service resigned over it.

Appeals Court Strengthens Warrant-less Border Search Procedures

Another example of the rapidly decaying United States.


Epic Sugar Shack

I'm sure I've been there before.


92 Year Old Marathoner

That's right. 92. She was only five minutes slower than this guy:

Sumo Marathoner Weighed 400 Pounds

Now get off your lazy butt.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Husky Rescue - City Lights

I was too hung over to post yesterday because Saturday night at the Phoenix was a riot. Thanks for all who came out, whoever you were. I hope I was entertaining. I hear I was, at least sorta. I had to prepare my body for Wednesday's trip to Cuba, which will no doubt involve the consumption of many many mojitos. Not much to say now as I am on vacation and preparing for the flight, which means laundry, packing, meditation, last minute tanning, and a couple more gym sessions. Good times.

Here's some Husky Rescue, from Finland, to chill out your afternoon.

Husky Rescue - City Lights


A Samoan Sunday Feast

No eggs and bacon here.


Massive Solar Flare Erupts From Sun

Reports are that it won't hit earth, thank goodness...

Dr. Vincent Courtillot Speaks On Climate Change

30 minutes of legitimate no-nonsense science. WATCH IT.

Crop Circles: Quest For Truth

A really good documentary on crop circles.

Marini McNeilly Makes Music With Her Mind

She's paralyzed and uses some crazy technology.


Never Say No To A Panda!

I thought that was common knowledge?

Julian Assange Dancing Up A Storm In Reykjavik

Maybe he should stick to hacking.

Canadian Classics - The Cat Came Back

Probably my all-time favorite cartoon short.


Anomaly In Sky Over Christchurch

No idea what that is. Check out the pictures.

UFOs In Sky Over Japanese Volcano

They're certainly curious, those silly alien fellas.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Scatman John - Scatman

John Larkin, aka Scatman John, will forever be remembered for this 1995 hit, and not for his rather more reserved performances like this one. John had a bad stutter and was a jazz and blues pianist more many years before getting into the dance music scene at the ripe old age of 52. This song was actually meant to inspire other people with speech impediments, but most people just remember the hook. John passed away in 1999 from lung cancer, but the Scatman lives forever!

Scatman John - Scatman


Former CIA Analyst Michael Scheuer Owns CNN Hosts

Bet those two didn't see that coming. Oops.

Scheuer Then Appears On Fox To Rub It In

Just in case they didn't get it the first time.

Ongoing Civil Strife In Ivory Coast

Africa is just a mess right now.

Classic Stephen Harper On Coalitions

Hmm... that's funny...

Jumpers Offered Big Money To Brave Nuclear Disaster

Need a job? Japan's hiring...

Friday, April 1, 2011

Dillon Anthony - Exit Music (For A Film)

So yesterday it was a wonderful sunny warm day, and today we are covered in snow. This is just plain ridiculous. Thankfully I am leaving for Cuba in five days, and with a little luck will return to grass and more reasonable weather.

This is mi amigo Dillon Anthony, a tremendously talented musician, covering a great Radiohead tune. It features the pedal steel, which sounds awesome in this track. Brilliant. Check it out. Oh and I finally did a little mini-mix, so I'm posting that too. You can find the tracklist on my Soundcloud page.

Dillon Anthony - Exit Music (For A Film)


DJ B-Ray - March 31 House Mix


DNA Molecules Can Teleport

This is just nuts...

New Behavior Of Exotic Antimatter Observed

...and this is even nuttier.

Jordan Battles To Regain Priceless Artifacts

The country, not Michael.

Virophage Discovered In Antarctic Lake

A virus that eats viruses. Cool.

Whale And Dolphin Death Toll In Gulf Much Higher Than Reported

Not surprised, at all.


Canada Watches Its Democracy Erode

A biting assessment by an Australian teaching in Canada.

Rick Mercer Tells The Youth To Vote

Might be worth seeing if this might actually work.

China To Overtake US In Science Within Two Years

Note to Americans: wake up already!

Americans Rise Up Against Wall Street

Ya! Like these guys!


Dubstep Experts Speak

A little too long maybe, but still worth a laugh.


Eight Million Dog Mummies Found In Egypt


Houston County Fire Station Burns Down

What are the odds?

Man Stuck In Chair For Two Years Dies

What a bizarre story...

New Company Gives You A Facebook Girlfriend

This is just sad.


Simpsons House In Real Life

Amazing. I wonder if there's a pancake on the ceiling.