Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Obama's United Nations Address

The President gave an excellent speech today in New York in front of the UN general assembly. It's hard to argue with anything he said but I do take issue with one point:

"True democracy demands that citizens cannot be thrown in jail because of what they believe, and businesses can be opened without paying a bribe. It depends on the freedom of citizens to speak their minds and assemble without fear; on the rule of law and due process that guarantees the rights of all people."

I hope he realises the hypocrisy of that statement given the treatment of those during the Occupy and G20 protests, and the abject failure to prosecute any of the criminals on Wall Street. Let's hope that over the next four years his words are more than mere rhetoric, because the last four have been decidedly underwhelming in that regard. The honeymoon is over Mr. President, the world wants results. Will the real Barack Obama please stand up?

Watch the full thirty minute speech below. A transcript is available here.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Avett Brothers - Live And Die

The bluegrass folksters were allegedly one of the highlights of the Harvest Jazz fest in Fredericton. Not hard to see why. This is some seriously happy stuff.

Buke & Gase - Misshaping Introduction

Really digging this duo's sound right now. Go get the new EP.

Ben Folds Five - Do It Anyway

Video produced by Nerdist Industries, featuring the Fraggles. Might as well give 'er.

The Tea Party - Messenger

Did not know these guys were back. Very exciting, a truly unique and awesome band. Here's a great acoustic version of one of their big tracks. Probably could have used a little de-essing filter somewhere though... 

Mujuice - Ghost Friend

Some downtempo jazzamatazz from talented Russian artist Roma Litvinov.

Kid Koala - 8 Bit Blues

The Kid from Ninja Tune is at it again with this crazy track and video from his new album.

The Souljazz Orchestra - Ya Basta

Yes, this is new, and yes, it's supposed to sound lo-fi. Now enjoy.

Bizarre Tribe - Runnin'

This is a pretty dope project you should check out. Amerigo Gazaway from Gummy Soul threw some Pharcyde lyrics over remixed Tribe Called Quest instrumentals and made some magic. Here's one of the beauties.

Brother Ali - Mourning In America

New music Monday. The Brother is getting all political in his new album. Here's the title track.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Bryan Raydio - Cuatro Veinte EP

At last! I recently improved my mastering skills a fair bit, and finally got around to polishing this one up sufficiently. I think it has the cleanest sound of anything I've released so far. Also my most upbeat stuff so far. Hopefully you agree. No Soundcloud links for this one yet, but if you click on the album cover you'll go to the preview and full EP download page on my website. On the road again, see you Sunday.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Kimbra - Come Into My Head

Not sure what the deal is with the video, but it's a pretty cool track.

Assassin's Creed Parkour

Whatta ya think, arthritis much? Check out behind the scenes.

The Madness Of Excellence

Since we're on to the sports, here's a little Joe Rogan philosophy.

Greatest Moments In Sports

Should probably be re-titled American televised sports... still... nice M83 track with it too.

Five Guys burger review

I want one.

Pinball Number 4

These were one of my favorite parts of Sesame Street. Gotta love the funk.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Hobbit Trailer 2

...and now you're ready to see this one. Released today.

The Hobbit Production Video 8

In case you missed this one...

The Count meets Cookie Monster

First appearance of The Count from 1972. Voiced by the late Jerry Nelson.

Muscle Music

Terry Crews and Old Spice are at it again. Hilarity ensues.

Murphy, It's You

RoboCop - the musical.

The Lion King Rises

The Dark Night Rises vs The Lion King trailer remix. Incredible job.

Does He Look Like A Bitch?

Since we're on the topic of Mr. Tarantino...

Tarantino's Scene Girl

No music today, just some random stuff I had bookmarked. This one is funny.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Monty Python - The Money Song

The best kind of retro.

Babylon Zoo - Spaceman

Another one I'd almost forgotten. Pretty much the definition of one hit wonder.

Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear

This is the remix of the badass track that I'd almost forgotten about. Dang I miss this kind of hip hop.

Toto - Africa

Ridiculous video. This one goes out to Tone-dawg.

Lucas - Lucas With The Lid Off

Good day for retro tunes I think. Here's a beauty from the mid 90's.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Gus Gus - Live On KEXP

Performing three tracks live from their great album "Arabian Horse".

1. Selfoss
2. Arabian Horse
3. Over

Mr. Scruff - Be The Music

One of my favorites with a wicked silly video.

Fax - Circles

Some minimal goodness with a sweet guitar to slide away on.

Onra - L.O.V.E.

Now here's a groovy track worthy of a Saturday afternoon.

Jack Beats - Careless

Cool video and a more mainstream sound from this guy's new EP.

Com Truise - Data Kiss

I have no idea how I missed the last two days. Not a clue. No excuses. It's an electronic music sort of day I think. Let's start with this always interesting fellow.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Jon Gomm - Ain't Nobody

Another awesome performance from Mr. Gomm, covering my favorite Chaka Khan track. I've been working on a remix of this one forever (two, actually) and I'll hopefully have it to share with you soon.

Dinosaur Jr. - Watch The Corners

New album coming soon from this underrated band as well. Looking forward to it.

The Heavy - What Makes A Good Man

Killer track from a killer band. I would love to see these guys live.

Grizzly Bear - Yet Again

New album coming from these bears, here's the first single with an unofficial but cool video.

Rusted Root - Ecstasy

The epic reverberations of that Coheed track shook me so much I haven't posted since. Better fix that. I'm back on the job, every day. I've got tons of stuff to post AND finally finished a new EP so look out for that on my website. Let's start with some classic Rusted Root, who are in Fredericton for the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival this week! Check them out if you can!