Do you like being informed, entertained, depressed, and hopeful at the same time? Catch this 2 1/2 hour long conversation with Shane Smith, head-honcho of VICE, and comedian, MMA fighter, and host of Fear Factor, among other things, Joe Rogan.
While the tone of the interview is casual, Smith and Rogan dive into the important issues facing our world today. The conversation ranges from subjects including climate change, geopolitics, war, and radical Islam. Their conversation takes advantage of the global experiences that Shane Smith is able to draw from, as the key figure head of VICE.
Be prepared to laugh, cry, and want to change the world (or give up all hope on humanity all together).
I've been listening to this amazing guitarist all morning. The first time that I heard of Baden Powell, I was looking for records on Haight Street and they were playing his music in the store. It was really cool so I asked the guy working about it. I've been playing his albums on youtube almost everyday. Great way to ease into the morning, for non-early birds.
Here's some of the great albums you can stream for free!
Water definitely IS a basic human right. People need to have access to clean water. Corporate greed is sad.
I've always been bothered by the notion of a 50,000 person crowd screaming and shouting for a DJ that is, essentially, doing nothing on stage except playing pre-made tracks. There is something fundamentally wrong about the fact that, DJ's can just cue up someone else's music, flash some lights, and mime a performance. I always thought that this phenomenon robs audiences of not only their hard earned money, but also the opportunity to actually experience something cool.
No matter how good the music is... I feel there's just something missing when the "musician" is faking it.
Mi.Mu is a futuristic pair of gloves that allows electronic musicians to actually "do something" on stage. It's straight out of Minority Report. I sincerely hope that technology like this gets popular and gains cultural traction because it IS cool. It's something never seen before.
In order to actually get popular though, Mi.Mu. needs good operators. Here, you will find Imogen Heap being awesome and explaining a little bit about the new technology. Sexy...
Imogen Heap isn't bad looking either.
We remember George W. Bush as the president who "liberated" Iraq; catalyzing the "War on Terror" - pretty heavy stuff. Since leaving the presidency, Mr. Bush has shown a softer side. Not only is he capable of leading the free world, but he can paint. Believe it or not, this adorable painting of a cat in the mirror is an original W.
So this is kind of why I started making blog posts... Gotta use my beans.
I love discovering new music, especially when I find an artist like Perseus. Shadow of the Beast is the first track that I've heard from him and it is indeed, a beast. It's got a smooth RnB bass line that holds down the glitchy, pop vocals perfectly. I love the arrangement of the song and the production is perfect. As I am listening to more of his tracks, I can tell that Perseus is going to be one of those artists that I can trust to release quality music, again and again. If you haven't heard of him before, Shadow of the Beast is a great one to start with. Go forth and check out all of his stuff!
You can find this and other great songs at:
It's free! WHAT?!
Pure Pop heaven. Again, I've never heard of either Natalia Kills or Brass Knuckles before, but the Drum & Bass style paired with well-written melodies are impossible not to mention. I love it!
Natalia Kills does exactly what her name implies. She absolutely kills it. I will be back for more and more of her powerful vocal presence. You get the sense that she is a real singer as opposed to just a pretty face. Although, based on her album icon, she's clearly gorgeous. Always a plus;)
Be well and listen to new shit!