Friday, April 29, 2011

Jefferson Airplane- White Rabbit


Jefferson Airplane's song White Rabbit is an amazing piece of psychedelic rock, straight from the Hippie era of the 1960s. The song has to do with Alice in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass, and mentions LSD and psilocybin mushrooms in the song. The song is amazing to listen to high, for those that imbibe in the green or any fun mind altering substances.

Jefferson Airplane- White Rabbit

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Meanwhile In Japan...

Is it sad that literally the first thing I thought of when I heard about the earthquakes and tsunami in Japan was of Godzilla? Anyways, here is a music video using Blue Oyster Cult's song Godzilla, used as a soundtrack to a video made from various Godzilla movies. I know a couple people that posted the video with the caption "Newly Released Quake Footage From Japan!" a week or so after all that happened. Some people we not amused, but I found it hilarious.

Blue Oyster Cult- Godzilla

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Aha- Take On Me


Take On Me is an awesome 80s song that is best known for its innovative video rather than for the song itself. The video uses a technique known as rotoscoping, where each frame is hand traced with pen or pencil to give it its comic book effect. The video has several parodies, including one on Family Guy as well as a literal version. I'll post all of them below

Monday, April 25, 2011

Don Felder- Takin' A Ride

This is the famous B-17 scene from the 1981 Canadian cult film Heavy Metal. Its a good science fiction animated film featuring voices from actors such as John Candy (Uncle Buck, Stripes, Blues Brothers) and Eugene Levy (of American Pie fame). The movie is also homaged in the Season 13 episode 2 of South Park, entitled Major Boobage.
Below is the B-17 scene, with Don Felder's Takin' A Ride as the soundtrack


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

Frankie Goes To Hollywood- Relax

Frankie Goes To Hollywood's Relax is an infamous song, causing much controversy during the 1980s, mainly for the homoerotic overtones of the original video as well as BBC banning it after Radio 1 DJ Mike Read had a rant on air about the record sleeve and the lyrics. The controversy helped drive the song to the top of the charts, where it stayed for 5 weeks straight. Also the song became on of the most commercially successful songs of the 1980s, and is the seventh most successful single in US chart history.
Below is the original video that got banned. after you watch it you'll understand why.


Friday, April 22, 2011

Exotics

In reference to one of my viewers commenting on the lack exotics on my blog, I decided to post some. This is just the first batch of hi resolution wallpapers of some very expensive supercars.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Moonlight Films


Ok, I'm going a slightly different route tonight, mainly because I was reading stuff on urban legends and scary stories today. Below is a story I heard about a year ago, and have always enjoyed. I thought I'd share it with you

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Muscle Car Wallpapers

I decided to feel a bit generous and am giving some of my high resolution muscle car wallpapers to you guys to enjoy. There is a decent amount of GM and Mopar representing, as well as a couple of Mustangs. I think I might also have some Australian muscle representing in here somewhere!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I'm On A Mexican Radio


Walls of Voodoo's Mexican Radio might seem like an unusual choice for a driving song at first, but when you look at the lyrics it makes sense. The song is about a person calling into a radio station from a car phone while driving through the desert on the Mexican border. I haven't been to the Southwest US, but still have it on my general driving playlist. When I head out there it will for sure get played though more often. The song can be heard below.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Ministry- Jesus Built My Hotrod


Jesus Built My Hot Rod is a song from Ministry's 1992 album Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs. The song features guest vocals by Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers. The song is played at a breakneck pace and is amazing to drive to. Be careful as you'll find yourself more often than not speeding to this song!

Nyan Cat


This annoying little pop tart cat is clogging up several websites I go to regularly, including Facebook and Twitter. The song is annoying, simple, and easily stuck in your head. Apparently there is also now a website dedicated to how long you can last listening to this song, and allows people to tweet how long they survived the NYAN NYAN NYAN NYAN NYAN NYAN NYAN NYAN NYAN that this song is. It will make your head want to explode after a certain amount of time. I made it to 600 seconds before having to turn it off, let see how long you last!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

My Town Is Insane

I live in an utterly insane town. Here is an example: My senior year in high school, during one of my English classes one of the other teachers came into the class room, acting strung out and being paranoid. When she left someone in my class said aloud "that bitch looked like she was on crack!" A few days later the teacher and her sister were arrested for the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine after their meth lab they were running in their house blew up and set fire to the building. That bitch wasn't on crack, but whatever. I guess thats what I get for living in the meth capital of the Midwest

Black Betty


Black Betty is a really old song, old than something I would usually post on here. The song has possible roots in a Civil War marching cadence from the 1860s about a rifle called Black Betty. The earliest recording of the song was in 1933 and has been covered many, many times since then. Its also a great driving song. The most famous cover of it would probably be Ram Jam's cover from 1977, though I'll put up some other ones as well such as Spiderbait and Ministry's covers of it.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mad Mel (Mad Max 2 spoof)

Everyone knows how crazy Mel Gibson has gotten, and how no one in Hollywood wants anything to do with him. However he did make some good movies back in the day.
The video below is a spoof of his insanity and such combined with one of the earlier movies he was in: Mad Max 2 (aka The Road Warrior). Its actually a rather funny video!

Mad Mel

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Alec Empire- The Ride


Alec Empire helped invent Digital Hardcore, one of my most favorite types of electronic music outside of House, back in 1994 when he formed the group Atari Teenage Riot in Germany. I'll probably post some of their stuff here at a later date, but for now here is The Ride, off of his 2002 album Intelligence And Sacrifice. It has a Matrix like style to the video also. The video can be viewed below.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cyanotic- t3rm1n8t0r (Terminator)


The Terminator series is one of my favorite science fiction series, and the original Terminator is regarded as culturally significant. It also helps that Arnold Schwarzenegger is in them, as back when these movies came out he was a total badass.
For those whom have seen the movies, the video below is pretty awesome, and has an amazing remix of the Terminator theme as the soundtrack by Chicago based industrial rock band Cyanotic. Cyanotic was originally founded in South Bend, Indiana, which is a short distance from my hometown. So thats another reason why I like them.

99 Luftballons

I love this song so much. Its by German singer Nena, and is apparently a protest song about nuclear annhilation, but is still an amazing song. That and Nena is pretty hot! Whenever I feel down this song usually makes me happy. Below I'll post the song and some pics of Nena.

Monday, April 11, 2011

New Blog


Ok, I'm going to do a tad bit of cross promotion here. Since I got such a positive response to when I posted the house music I decided to make an entirely different blog dedicated to that subject, as not to interfere with that blog. It can be found at the link below:

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Andrew WK+Super Mario= Crazy and Entertaining

One of my friends, who knows I'm a retro gamer, sent me this video. I got a kick out of it and thought I'd share it with you guys, my readers. The song is "Get Ready To Die" and is off his album I Get Wet. Enjoy the video!



Commodore 64



Well, apparently the Commodore 64 has been resurrected. I never owned one personally but remember seeing a couple floating around during my elementary school career. The original came with a whopping 64k of RAM and had a tape deck for storage. These things had everything that was necessary packed into the keyboard, and you used your TV as a monitor.

The new resurrected Commodore 64 looks very much like the original, but has some rather updated hardware, including an optional Blu Ray drive, 1.8 gigahertz dual core processor, built in HDMI and ethernet ports, and comes preloaded Ubuntu 10.04, as well as a Commodore emulator full of games and what looks like an emulation of BASIC for those that want nostalgia.
The price range for the computer ranges from $250-900 per model. Considering the original costed $595 back in they day, I'd say the price isn't that unreasonable.

The website for the new Commodore 64 can be viewed from this link.

Ambient House (Afterparty Comedown)





Ambient house, a music genre that first emerged in the late 1980s, is a sub-genre of house music, combining elements of acid house and ambient music. Tracks in the ambient house genre typically feature four-on-the-floor beats, synth pads, and vocal samples integrated in an atmospheric style. This sub-genre of house is considered post-rave "comedown" afterparty music, and originated from the United Kingdom. Some ambient house artists include famous old school artists such as The Orb as well as more modern groups such as Boards of Canada. Below are some tracks from these artists as well as others for people to chill out to.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

100 Followers


Just wanted to say thanks to all my followers.
 You guys are great, and always have good comments and feedback for my posts.

To celebrate I'll post a chiptunes version of Boston's More Than A Feeling


Meat Loaf: No Not The Food, The Rock Star!



Meat Loaf. Many people have heard of him, but many from the current generation probably don't know who he actually is. For a quick rundown he is a famous rocker and actor. His first album, Bat Out Of Hell, is the 5th best selling album of all time. He was a Broadway actor, with a notable appearance in the Rocky Horror Show as Eddie. In film he again plays Eddie in the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
He is probably best recognized by the current generation as Robert "Bob" Paulson in fight club, and Jack Black's (ironically) anti-rock father in Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny.
His music could best be described as mini rock operas, and are well put together and well performed. I'll post some of the songs to this blog as to help expose the current generation to this amazing music.

Need Some Reader Response Please


After the response I received to the post about the Chicago House from this post here, I decided I might start sharing some of the rare and long out of print house tracks from both the European and Chicago House scenes, as well as some of the early rave scenes, that I've come across over the years. However, I want to know which file hoster is preferred: Megaupload or Hotfile. I would like some feedback on this please!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Gotta Have House Music, All Night Long


This is somewhat a response to a huge influx of dubstep I've seen lately. Know your roots guys. House was the original, with DJs such as Ron Hardy, Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson, A Guy Called Gerald, and The Hot Mix 5 amongst many others. The title of this blog comes from Marshall Jefferson's Move Your Body, also known as the House National Anthem.

Below are some of the more famous tracks

She Blinded Me With Science


This song is on another playlist I have, and we also played it as part of a marching band show during my senior year of high school. When I came across the picture above it reminded me of the song, which I will post for those whom have not heard.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Radar Love


I had a massive playlist running today while playing a few racing games and Golden Earring's Radar Love came on. I forgot how amazing this song was and it actually helped me out in the race I was in. For anyone who doesn't know, Golden Earring is a Dutch band, and the song has been considered a quintessential driving song. Its been covered by many different bands. I'll post a couple different versions from different eras, just because this song is that good :D
Oh, and that crazy looking thing in the picture is a 1970s era radar detector, named Fuzzbuster 2000. I felt it fit the theme of the post!

The Mixtape


For those whom expressed interest about the mixtape mp3 I made I do have a link for it. It can be found at the link below

Mixtape


Alright everyone, I've posted a lot of of 80s music lately, and would like to share what started out as a project for an audio class and ended up turning into a rather lengthy mixtape of sorts. The mix is chock full of 80s music, and if you grew up on this music you'll likely enjoy many of the songs included. All of the songs segue into one another in one continuous mix, though some segues are rather rough in my opinion. I'll post a track list as well as the link of where you can get it from, as I'd like some feedback on how it sounds.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Meyers Briggs Type Indicator

I saw this on another blog and thought it would be interesting to see what my viewers were on the Meyers Briggs test. I originally took a Meyers Briggs test 4 years ago now, and am INTP, the architect.
Here is the link for the test

Dark Side of the Moon Wallpapers

After the last time I posted wallpapers, I decided I was going to do it again, but keep with a certain theme. So today I'm going to post all of my Dark Side of the Moon wallpapers.



Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Kinks- Lola

Oh man, this song has special meaning for me. Midway through sophmore year of highschool I got into an argument with my parents, turned around to flip them off, and slashed my middle finger down to the bone on the edge of a mirror that wasn't framed for some reason. In the process of bleeding everywhere and me flipping out we somehow got me into the car and to the ER. On the way there Lola came on the radio and I started to sing along with it. When we got into the ER there was almost a 90 minute wait, one of the slower nights for the ER apparently. So I sat in the ER waiting room, bleeding everywhere and starting to become delirious and belting this song out. When they are finally able to get me into to see an ER doctor the orderlies and the doctors told me my injury was the funniest one they had seen all night, and that I had barely missed severing the tendon in my finger. So I ended up with 12 stitches in my finger, and a cast thing for my finger so I wouldn't move it and break the stitches. I ended up flipping everybody off that night, and for the next month due to that cast thing.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Magnavox Odyssey²


While everyone else was kicking it with their NES and Ataris back in the day I had a Magnavox Odyssey². I had everything for it, including some protoype carts. As far as I remember everything is still in the original boxes as well. I'll include some cheesy 70s commercials for some of the games as well.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Caddyshack


One of my favorite sports related movies, and is what originally got me playing golf. I'll put up the trailer from the movie, just to show how good it is for those who have not seen it.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

I'm a Joker, I'm a Smoker, I'm a Midnight Toker (Steve Miller Band music)

Went through my records and stuff again and found Steve Miller Band's Greatest Hits. I forgot how good some of their songs were. I'll toss up a several of them on here, as I know that people are bound to recognize them and enjoy them.

Money For Nothing and Chicks For Free

Ah, Dire Straits's song Money For Nothing. I first heard this song my sophmore year, as this is a favorite song of one of my friends from high school. This song is all sorts of awesome: Dire Straits, Sting, one of the first music videos shot using CGI, and it mocks Justin Bieber years before he even became famous or even before he existed. During the video there is a fake music video called "Baby, Baby" on the TV when they talk about the "little faggot with the earring and the makeup"

Friday, April 1, 2011

Wallpapers!

I started looking through some of my wallpapers, and decided to share some of them with the world. Let me know what types of the ones I put out so I can post similar ones later on.




Candwich: MREs for Stoners

Ok, I was bored and went browsing randomly online the other day and lo and behold I found this:


From the looks of things its like a shelf stable Smuckers Uncrustable shoved into a Monster or Rockstar sized can. Supposedly this was developed off of military research on how to make tasty, shelf stable MREs (Meals Ready to Eat).

Flavors of the Candwich include:
Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly
Peanut Butter and Grape Jelly
BBQ Chicken

These might be good for any stoner too lazy to go make their own sandwiches, or for survival kits. If I can I'm more than willing to try one, just out of curiosity

She Sells Sanctuary

There's nothing more exhilarating than driving down the highway at 90 miles per hour with the top down and blasting The Cult's She Sells Sanctuary. Sex comes in a close second. For those who've never heard this song, or for those who have and love it, I'll post it below

The Cult- She Sells Sanctuary



Walk The Dinosaur

Ok, many people who view my blog will recognize this song, and hilariously enough it is from 1989. So I can post it and stay within the music standards I have for this blog. So open the door, get on the floor, everybody walk the dinosaur.

Walk The Dinosaur