Posted by jhochstat on September 9, 2008
Posted by jhochstat on September 9, 2008
In 1972, Robert Frank followed The Rolling Stones on their tour of North America and made a film called Cocksucker Blues. The title referenced a song written by the band as a fuck-you to their outgoing record label. The film was never released but bootleg copies exist…and a copy has inevitably found it’s way onto YouTube in nine parts (93 minutes total).
Posted by jhochstat on August 27, 2008
Nothing like that movie from your childhood involving a dead body, a fat Jerry O’Connel and the adventure of a lifetime! Should be a great movie to check on a cool August night in Tompkins Square. Be sure to check it out!
@Tompkins Square Park
Location: 330 E 10th St (map)
Starts: 9 PM
Posted by jhochstat on August 26, 2008
Here is a free viewing not to pass up! Tonight at the McCarren Pool Wes Anderson’s Rushmore will be getting shown with an introduction by Kent Jones of the Lincoln film archives. The King Left will be performing before the film which should be awesome! So come on out with your blankets and get ready for that quarky Wes Anderson style! This is possibly the last Summer Series screening ever, so be sure to come out!
@ McCarren Park Pool
Lorimer St btwn Bayard St & Driggs Ave, Greenpoint (map)
Time: 8- 8:30 PM
Posted by jhochstat on August 21, 2008
As a response to a fan video from Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 08, Tiger Woods and EA SPORTS demonstrate that the “glitch” Levinator25 thought he found in the game, is not a glitch at all.
was in response to this:
Posted by jhochstat on August 4, 2008
Over the weekend Kofi Outlaw of Screen Rant brought to our attention a posting that was on Comic Book Movie regarding a juicy piece of Dark Knight gossip. A rumour came out of the Uk over the weekend that Christopher Nolan and team are looking at Johnny Depp to play The Riddler in addition to other big names being mentioned for parts in the Dark Knight yet to be written sequel. Take this info for what it’s worth, it’s gossip after all.
Here is what Kofi Outlaw posted on Saturday:
(My dear readers, you have permission to treat this rumor as hostile.)
Not two days after wild rumors started circulating that Angelina Jolie was looking to play Catwoman in Christopher Nolan’s third chapter of the Batman Begins series, comes an even wilder rumor from out of the UK that Warner Bros. execs have begun eying top-notch actors Johny Depp and Oscar-winner Philip Seymour Hoffman for the roles of The Riddler and The Penguin in the next Bat-flick
DON’T DRINK THE KOOL-AID JUST YET. For every new rumor of which villains will be featured in the next Batman film, comes another statement from Dark Knight scribes Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer, saying that they are trying NOT to take the obvious route of throwing the second-most iconic villains from Batman’s rogue gallery into the next film. However, as Spider-Man 3 taught us all, when a franchise reaches a certain $tature, the studio’s wishes quickly begin to trump any creative desires. Don’t be surprised to see The Riddler, The Penguin, or both, show up in the final draft of the script.
However, we won’t really know anything until a script for BB3 is actually done. But that hasn’t stopped fan debates from raging 24/7. Personally, I don’t think Goyer and Nolan should be working too hard to try to pull out obscure villains and/or plotlines for the next installment. If Heath Ledger’s performance in The Dark Knight taught us anything, it’s that an actor at the top of his or her game is able to take what is iconic and totally redefine it. (And fanboys, really, is that not the essence of all the best comic books: re-definition of the status quo?)
Which villains do you think should make into BB3?
Source: Comic Book Movie
Batman (1966) Trailer
Posted by T Rex on June 19, 2008
As Apple announces that it has sold over 5 billion downloaded songs Kid Rock puts out a great PSA about all the songs that have gotten away for free.
Posted by jhochstat on April 17, 2008
If you are truly a fan of music and old school beats and you have never heard of Kon & Amir or DJ Muro then you need to go back to class and realize that these three master diggers find and mix some of the rarest beats out there. Kon & Amir’s On Track Series is just simply amazing, all mixed live and all vinyl, no tracklists no nothing.
I am fortunate enough to have the entire Kon & Amir catalogue which just never ceases to reveal new beats on every listen. I also own a good chunk of the DJ Muro catalogue as well which is equally mind numbing in its brilliance of lost beats.
DJ Muro mostly releases his mixes in Japan but he joined forces with Kon & Amir in 2006 to release The Kings of Diggin’. On the liner notes to the album is the following quote which pretty much says it all:
Beat diggers and vinyl addicts don’t just buy music; They rescue it from obscurity. Crate digging has always been an integral part of hip-hop culture; producers might spend days in basements and back alley record spots looking for “the perfect beat” with dirty fingers, dust masks, portable turntables- anything to aid their quest. With sample-based production making its way back into the mainstream (shouts to Kanye, Just Blaze and Rich Harrison), it seemed the perfect time for BBE/Rapster to bring out their latest Kings of… compilation.
Watch, Listen & Learn
If you do not own any of the cd’s listed below, seek them out. These guys are the real deal! JRoxx
DJ Muro – King of Diggin’ Vol. 1
DJ Muro – King of Diggin’ Vol. 2
DJ Muro – King of Diggin’ Vol. 3
DJ Muro – Summer Breeze
DJ Muro – Super Funk Breaks
DJ Muro – Super Disco Breaks
DJ Muro – Super Reggae Breaks
DJ Muro – Diggin’ Ice 96
DJ Muro – Diggin’ Ice 97
DJ Muro – Diggin’ Ice 98
DJ Muro – Diggin’ Ice 99
Kon & Amir
Kon & Amir – On Track Vol. 1
Kon & Amir – On Track Vol. 2
Kon & Amir – On Track Vol. 3
Kon & Amir – On Track Vol. 4
Kon & Amir – On Track Vol. 5
Kon & Amir – On Track Vol. 6
Kon & Amir – Uncle Junior’s Friday Fish Fry: The Cleaning
Kon & Amir – Best of On Track
BIG!!!! Ups to BoogieNoMore for tipping us off to this great video
Posted by jhochstat on April 16, 2008
Well, a few days after we put up this post about Al Green’s new album which was produced by ?uestlove of The Roots, a video from the recording sessions wih commentary by both ?uestlove and Al Green has surfaced. The fine folks over at Variety’s music blog The Setlist led us to this video which also includes highlights of contributors to the album Corinne Bailey Rae, John Legend and The Dap-Kings Horns.
A reminder to anyone that will be at Jazzfest this year that Al Green will be there on April 27th. Al’s show will start at 5:45 PM and will be on the Congo Square “My Louisiana” Stage.
This sure looks like an album of the year contender to me, very much looking forward to its release on May 27th.