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(In which Job enjoys a field trip.)

Posted by Job O Brother, August 3, 2009 03:37pm | Post a Comment
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Yesterday, the boyfriend decided to surprise me with a spontaneous field trip to The Museum of Jurassic Technology, located in Culver City. It was my first time there, even though I’d been pining to attend for over four years, and it was not a disappointment.

It’s hard to explain how lovable the Museum is to people who’ve never been, because one doesn’t want to spoil its mystique and novelty, and explaining its merit to those who have experienced it is hardly necessary, assuming, as I do, that everyone is charmed by it. (I suppose there could be some whimsy-less, emotional cripples who wouldn’t appreciate it, but I’d like to think they have no interest in either my blog or my company. Humph!)

If your idea of a dream house is The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland...


...if your idea of a fashion magazine is The Delineator...

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...or if your shopping choice for bric-a-brac is Necromance on Melrose, then The Museum of Jurassic Technology is your idea of fun day out.

New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 08/07/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, August 3, 2009 02:11pm | Post a Comment
 

New Electro/Techno 12"s Coming This Weekend:

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Burns
TURBO-JOKERS OF THE SCENE RMX 12"
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Prepare your speakers for this monster. It's rave meets fidget meets gnarly electro grit, like tetris in a blender. JOKERS OF THE SCENE drop their own synth driven remix, and the frenchy guitar laden "HEARTBEATS" finishes off the record. Play it loud! Hot one off MYLO's label 2112.



Simian Mobile Disco

AUDACITY PT.1 12"
WEBB224T 

Indie electro kingpins SMD return with a new single featuring vocals from CHRIS KEATING of YEASAYER. This two tracker features the "SMD SPACE CAVE VERSION" and the "NAUM GABO REMIX." Smashing soundclashs and manic synths are the order of the day!

Junkie XL COSMIC RAVE EP 12" COSMICRAVE001 

N* Grandjean WAKE UP EP 12" ZZZUS120036 

Parker 
ARTIST SERIES 9 12" GG17 

Bangers R Mashed 
PLATE 7 12" BANG08  

Deadstock 33's 
DRIFTING ON A WAVE 12" ISIT007 

Dr. Strafe 
VICE CITY 12" FSR071 

Glass Candy 
GETO BOYS 12” IDIB007  

Invaders, The 
SPACING OUT 7" JM069  

Marvin Gaye 
EDDIE SCISSORS EDITS 12" ES1202 

Normal, The 
TVOD & WARM LEATHERETTE 7" MUTE1 

Simian Mobile Disco 
AUDACITY PT.2 12" WEBB224TR 

Various 
PRODUCER 2 PART 3 7" FC706

Dogs & Cats

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, August 3, 2009 10:20am | Post a Comment
gilbert becaud la voix de son maitre labelthe patriots feel the heat (khadafy) dog house productions record labelcharade soundtrack rca victor record label
pavement brighten the corners record labelvelveteen rabbit dancing cat record label
boots and his buddies tax record labelamos garret gone cat record labelnelson kole 'n kompany dox sound record label
leo the lion record labelvan morrison astral weeks live lion record labelthe boones first class lamb & lion record label
santana amigos record labelpaul quinn swampland record labellounge cat not my type
prince charlie and his royal cats elite record labelparis record labellive dylan with the band bulldog record label
snatches of pink send in the clown record labelsparks angst in my pants 12" underdog record labelsound barrier born to rock pit bull record label

2009 US DMC Finals: 1) DJ Shiftee 2) Mista B 3) DJ Shmeeze

Posted by Billyjam, August 2, 2009 01:23pm | Post a Comment
2009 DMC US FINALS: SANTOS HOUSE, NYC AUGUST 1st

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1st - DJ Shiftee

2nd - Mista-B

3rd - DJ Shmeeze

Yesterday's DMC 2009 US Finals at Santos House in New York CIty was a great experience for me. The winner was DJ Shiftee from New York; second place was San Francisco DJ Mista B; and third place was DJ Shmeeze from Fountain Valley in Southern California.

But I must say, beyond these three official winners, all of the DJ's that participated yesterday were winners as far as I am concerned. I really enjoyed everyone's routines. And despite the hiccups that happened such as humming coming out of the sound system, or simply a DJ's needle skipping, the event was a big success. I may have arrived at the battle a little late because of traffic congestion on the wack ass New Jersey Turnpike, but I still got there in time to witness the turntablist heaven that was this year's DMC finals.

And once again DJ Red Alert hosted the battle and Lord Finesse was providing the tunes. It was my first time hearing Lord Finesse on the turns, and he did a pretty damn good job keeping the crowd alive during one of the breaks during the competition.  Red Alert kept the crowd laughing and hyped up just a bit throughout the night. I wonder what's in the "Poo Poo" juice he kept on drinking all night? The crowd turnout was pretty good, as I saw a lot of people from the next generation of Hip Hop heads. There were a few youngsters in their early teens in attendance as well.

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Techno-Realism Killed the Videogame Star: TRON Legacy

Posted by Charles Reece, August 2, 2009 11:42am | Post a Comment
Disney premiered a concept trailer for TRON Legacy at the San Diego Comicon (click the link for high-def version). Further evidence of the destructive effect techno-realism has had on the design of fantasy:


I found the little bit of dialog telling: The fallen player yells out, "You won, okay? This is just a game!" To which Quinn (TRON's hero) replies, "Not anymore." Indeed, the game within the movie has started to look more like quotidian reality rather than the beautiful design of the original fantasy.

First, compare the new light cycle crash:


to the old one:


And look how boring a dangling guy is now:


compared to back then:

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