Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bloomberg exposes huge Fed bailout scandal

In the wake of the startling revelation that the US Federal Reserve actually handed out more than $7.7 TRILLION dollars in the 2008 bailouts, more than 10 times the previously disclosed $700 billion, Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich blasted the decision and is calling for monetary reform. What's even more startling is that this was reported by the same news source in 2008, and it was never followed up in the mainstream media. This is flat out criminal. As largely politically and economically apathetic Canadians we often think we are immune to problems in the American banking industry. I hate to say it but I think 2012 is going to be a very, very long year, and a very rude awakening for a lot of people.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Address Is Approximate

A neat little short film by Tom Jenkins.

Thelonius Monk - Epistrophy

The mad pianist himself! Frankie Dunlop on drums, Butch Warren on bass, and that's the one and only Charlie Rouse playing the saxamaphone. Magical.

Joe Kapp vs Angelo Mosca, round 2

Forty eight years after their famous battle in the 1963 Grey Cup, these two veterans were having none of the pleasantries that the audience hoped for. You can read the story here, and the full unedited clip can be seen here.

Mt. Ruapehu blows a smoke ring

I guess this is what it looks like when a volcano exhales.

Bradleyboy MacArthur - Calling Your Name

This guy was at the Capital last week, and he was pretty gritty. Gritty is where it's at. Whatever you do, you got to stay gritty.

Tomorrowland Festival 2011 Movie

This is a short film about this year's Tomorrowland Festival from Belgium. I'm not sure what's up with the weird fantasy stuff in the last two minutes, but everything else looks absolutely ridiculous. Props to Brad T. Racer for the heads up.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Junior Boys - Banana Ripple

What? A nine minute music video? Yup, it's the latest from these guys from Hamilton, Ontario.

Texas to Canada - The crime bill is a mistake!

A report for the CBC by Terry Milewski that shows just how flawed Harper's proposed crime bill really is.

Jeb Corliss - Grinding The Crack

This is professional crazy man Jeb Corliss making an absolutely ridiculous jump in a wing suit. The song is "Sail" by AWOLNATION, which has been in a few different videos as of late. As always I recommend watching in HD.

The Intelligence Revolution

A very decent BBC documentary looking at the rapid technological advancement and societal implications surrounding the increasingly ubiquitous world of artificial intelligence. Presented by the equally ubiquitous Michio Kaku.







Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fatboy Slim - The Rockafeller Skank

Back in 1998 this was the dopest track in the joint. I think I'm gonna drop it at some point tonight.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Monique van der Vorst cured from paralysis

You should read this article to get the whole story. Incroyable!


This is a film from 1995 by Brian Springer that shows us lots of behind the scenes footage of big media and political figures. It's a little slow moving but there's some great stuff in it.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Big Sugar - Red Rover

These guys are live at the market in Fredericton right now! Wish I was there!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow

Some more bluesy folk from Nashville, Tennessee.

Ice finger of death filmed in Antarctica

David Attenborough shows us a brinicle. Even nature is creepy sometimes.

Oscar the Grouch on Q

Who knew Oscar was a New Brunswicker? Inspirational.

The connection between US Feds and Monsanto

These are fun. I wonder who's next?

A note for President Obama

From a protestor attending a speech in New Hampshire.

Mr. President:
Over 4000 peaceful protesters
have been arrested.
While banksters continue
to destroy the economy with impunity.
You must stop the assault
on our 1st amendment rights.
Your silence sends a message
that police brutality is acceptable.
Banks got bailed out.
We got sold out.

Elliott Brood - If I Get Old

These guys are at the Capital on Wednesday night!

Kermit the Frog remembers Jim Henson

Aw jeez.

The connection between US Feds and Goldman Sachs

Any potential conflicts of interest here?

Ron Paul vs Bob Schieffer on CBS

Nice try Bob, but I think Ron wins this round.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Maestro Fresh Wes - Let Your Backbone Slide

Remember this classic? Here's the Maestro himself with K-Os and Shad rocking out earlier this year in front of the lamest crowd in history.

Rare footage of Annie Oakley shooting

This is some remarkable film footage from 1894 of Annie Oakley showing off her shooting talents.

Kenny Brooks is going to sell you on him

This is just nuts.

Rex Murphy slams Toronto school ball ban

Hard to argue about this utterly ridiculous decision.

Disgraced UC Davis chancellor does walk of shame

That's just about as shameful as it gets, ladies and gentlemen. I have no sympathy for you, Linda Katehi.

Kermit the Frog on Q

The new Muppets movie comes out this week and Kermit decided to stop in to the Q studio to have a few words with Jian Ghomeshi.

Dang I miss Jim Henson.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Free Energy documentary

500th blog post! Better make it a good one I guess. This is for anyone with an interest in free energy, which should pretty much be everyone.

The Black Keys - Lonely Boy

The Black Keys are coming out with a new album soon, and here's the first single!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

James Vincent McMorrow - This Old Dark Machine

Some more folk, this time from Ireland. Cool video.

Retired police Capt. Ray Lewis joins Occupy Wall St

Kind of a lame interview, but he makes some interesting points nonetheless. Apparently Capt. Lewis has since been arrested, and released.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fatima - Mind

Ok, last post for today. I couldn't decide between two tracks which to post, so be sure to take a look at "Innervision" too. They're both produced by the amazing Floating Points. Definitely check out his stuff as well.

Jon Gomm - Passionflower

Here's another for guitar nerds. Mr. Gomm is from England, and he likes to makes his guitar do things that most guitar players I know of don't even think about.

Little Dragon - Twice

...and now off to Sweden we go, where we find Little Dragon, who I didn't know about until just recently. Some very cool experimental stuff going on here.

Kimbra - Settle Down

This is Kimbra Johnson from Hamilton, New Zealand. I haven't heard a lot of her stuff but so far so good.

Death Grips - Takyon (Death Yon)

Now for something really angry. This is Death Grips from Sacramento. Kinda reminds me of Odd Future, but definitely different. Another group I'm not too sure about, but I'm definitely curious. There's a crazy interview with them here.


Now for something a little angrier. This is DELS from England, a real up-and-comer who has been signed by one of Ninja Tune's labels. Not sure what I feel about him yet, but he's different and he's got my attention.

Woodpigeon - Oberkampf

Here's another good folk band out of Calgary, not even sure if they're still together. Their stuff is a little hard to find, but well worth the effort.

Dorli Rainey, 84 year old pepper-sprayed occupier

The important message here? There isn't a problem with young people, there isn't a problem with old people. There's a problem, period, and something needs to change.

Dark Dark Dark - In Your Dreams

This group is from Minnesota. They're a little awkward, but they have an accordion and that makes them pretty cool. One question though, what's with buddy's bright pink hat?

Keith Olbermann blasts NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg

This is quite possibly my favorite Olbermann rant, and he is absolutely correct.

Goddamn Batman.

Ron Paul scolds rude CBS reporter

There's so much to post today, I don't know where to begin... meh, we'll start with this. Here's Ron Paul, after being once again intentionally shafted by CBS at their recent debate, scolding a rather pushy reporter.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


This is worth watching. Yes, there are some dubious individuals in it. I'm not a fan of Steven Greer, Nassim Haramein, or Clifford Stone, and David Icke has said some pretty bizarre stuff in the past, but their contributions are minimal. Keep an open mind, and watch the whole movie before passing judgement. Some of it will seem strange but the overall message is credible in my opinion.

NOTE: I've edited this post as the original link was taken down.

Motopony - King Of Diamonds

Cool tune, cool video, but was anyone else just waiting for Chuck Testa to pop up out of somewhere?

John Carpenter's The Thing - The Musical

I had to laugh at this one. Warning - somewhat gory video.

John Stamos' guide to snuggling

Just in case you missed it.

William Shatner on the dangers of turkey frying

Brilliant. Now that's how you promote safety!

Nope, it's just Chuck Testa!

I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Maybe a little of both.

Mad moves from Arthur Cadre

I can't imagine what that would do to my shoulder if I tried it...

There's 7 billion of us

That's a lot of you and me's!

Common - Blue Sky

New Common! Sweet track, looking forward to the new album, out December 20!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Björk - Crystalline

Björk is back with her latest video. It's pretty wacky, as you can imagine, and I'm not entirely sure what I think of it yet, but it's worth a look-see and a listen for curiosity's sake if nothing else.

Rendering synthetic objects into photographs

The next step in Photoshop evolution. This isn't perfect yet, but it's pretty amazing. The lines between what is real and what isn't are very, very blurry now.

Quantum levitation - must see

Just in case you missed this one a month back. Yup, there's no way any of those so-called unidentified flying discs are real. No way at all...

William Shatner - Rocket Man

Circa 1978, complete with on-stage cigarette. Can you imagine this airing on the tube today? Unreal.

1968 BBC interview with Rupert Murdoch

Know your enemy.

The eagle owl in full HD

Whoa... what a sight. Watch it in full HD mode.

Cliff jumping in Bermuda

Sign me up!

NATO now pointing their fingers at Iran

Very disconcerting. Will it ever end?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Gary Numan - M.E.

...and my final offering of the day is Gary Numan's post-apocalyptic robot serenade from his 1979 album "The Pleasure Principle". You may recognize the opening theme that was later sampled by Basement Jaxx in their huge hit "Where's Your Head At?". Creds to Chef BP for posting this recently.

Mary Claire Orenic is the happiest woman in America

A while back I posted a link about Alvin Wong, the happiest man in America, well here's Mary Claire Orenic, supposedly the happiest woman. She looks a little robotic to me, and sounds like they crammed some nonsense statistics in there, but I guess to each their own. Personally I'd rather hang with Alvin.

Alex Hutchings & Jess Lewis - Little Jazzy Jam

For guitar aficionados - the amazing Alex Hutchings and his protege Jess Lewis are here doing a nice little jam, it's just a shame we can't see more! Check out the rest of their stuff, they're both unbelievable players.

Garrett McNamara surfs the biggest wave ever

Here's Garrett McNamara in Portugal surfing what is claimed to be the largest wave ever successfully negotiated - about 90 feet in height. Whether it is or it isn't, it's still a ridiculous feat.

Liam Neeson comedic cameo

Well this might not be for everyone, but for those who like Ricky Gervais and his uniquely awkward, cringe-worthy style, this is worth a few laughs. This is from the new series "Life's Too Short". Liam Neeson doing comedy - brilliant.

Starlings create amazing patterns

Here's some pretty amazing sights of what I assume are starling birds flying en masse. There's a few more on the interweb like this but this one is new and nice and short.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I'm the Batman!

No! I'm the Batman!

Brandt Brauer Frick - Bop

Whoa. I've never heard of these guys from Germany before, but this was super cool minimalism. Apparently they're really something live too. Definitely one to check out in the future.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Heavy D's last interview

Much respect. Thanks for the memories.

Ben Howard - Keep Your Head Up

Thanks to Graham Crackers for this one.

Police officers beating protesters at UCal Berkeley

Even more senseless violence from police officers at UCal Berkeley. To all the GOOD cops out there: please tell the rest to stop being such assholes.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

John Lennon understands life

Nice little quote here from Mr. Lennon. I wish I'd been as quick-witted when I'd been asked this question oh... a thousand times...

USDA raids local chef in Nevada

Yet another despicable act from the USDA aka Monsanto via the Nevada Health District. These guys are as evil as it gets.

Tonella - The Station

New song from Tonella! A kind of acoustic ballad this time, sounds pretty great.

Moai from Easter Island fully exposed

Ever seen pictures of the Moai from Easter Island and thought "wow those things are huge"? Me too, but who would have guessed they would be THIS huge? Here's a crazy picture of a fully excavated one. Unbelievable.

The Hobbit production video 1

For Middle Earth fans - Peter Jackson has posted four video blogs of the ongoing production for The Hobbit, which is due in theaters next December. Well, part one anyway, since it's been split into two movies. This is particularly exciting for me as that was probably my favourite J.R.R. Tolkien book and I loved the Lord of the Rings movies. Let's just hope the world doesn't end before it comes out.

Looks like Mr. Jackson has gotten a bit slack on his yogurt diet...

Will Farrell meets Justin Bieber


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

American Juggalo

This is a short 23 minute documentary about the annual gathering of Insane Clown Posse fans, i.e. the Juggalos. It's... um... interesting? Warning: extreme profanity and insanity contained inside.

PC vs Mac vs Leonardo DiCaprio

Had to post this one.

Guy On A Buffalo - Episode 1

This is hilarious. The footage is taken from the 1978 movie "Buffalo Rider". I haven't seen it yet, but I can only assume that it is a masterpiece of American film. There are four episodes of Guy On A Buffalo, this is the first.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Science vs Religion - a debate

Here's an interesting debate on whether science is compatible with religion by two of the preeminent orators in their respective fields, John Haught and Jerry Coyne.

"On October 12, 2011 Theologian John Haught publicly debated prominent evolutionary scientist and atheist Jerry Coyne at the University of Kentucky. Although both agreed to a videotaping of the event, Haught later prohibited it's release because he felt he had been treated unfairly. Coyne released blog posts addressing the matter as an offense to free speech. Reviewing their new status in the blogosphere, Haught and his associates at the University of Kentucky have decided to release the video."

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bryan Raydio - Brittle / Palindrone

I'm back! Mooooahahahahaha! What's a couple months between blogs? Anyway things have been busy and I really wanted to focus on getting some tunes done, but now the blog will return, and it will be crazier than ever. I've decided to expand my posting repertoire and add all the nutty videos I usually reserve for Facebook or Twitter posts, as well as any cool images I come accross. There will be a bit of revision to the page over the next few days, but for now, here's a couple of original tracks that are fully complete, pending two more sound checks on big systems.

The first track is called "Brittle", and it's one that actually started in May of 2009. This was originally a remix offshoot of it, but eventually it became the central track and more than two years and 115 edits later, I've had enough and I'm calling it done. It has a bit of a middle eastern feel to it which you'll hear in the percussion and sitar, and it will be the title track off an upcoming 3-track EP that I should have finished some time this month. You can't download it yet, but here's a full-length preview.

This second track is called "Palindrone". It started in August of 2009 and it is a conceptual re-interpretation of the main theme of Radiohead's "Everything In Its Right Place", but no samples were taken from that track. The name is a result of it's palindromic construction and it's somewhat droning nature. Any similarities to Sarah Palin are purely coincidental and unintentional, though she does tend to drone on... and on... and on... Anyway this won't ever be on an official release so it's a free download for friends and followers. Have at 'er.

Back tomorrow with stuff stuff stuff.